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Some soap, water, sponge, and a towel and I'm good. Don't need a running shower. Don't really care if other campers don't shower. I'm not going to go around sniffing arses, and armpits.
 

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Some of these comments are funny, actually kinda painfull too. Yuppie city slickers who go out to the bush thinking they will stay squeaky clean. Oh my god I can't stand going without a shower for any longer than 8 hours! Do these people have real fires, or do they just go to Wal Mart and buy those fake propane fire pits. I suppose they bring their laptops and xboxes too. Do they roast hot dogs over a fire, or do they just throw them in the microwave. I suppose they don't even drink beer when they are out there. Camping is all about dirt, blackend food, talking bulls#*t stories over a smoky fire, and beer. Grab a wash pan, soap, water, and washcloth. Give your hands and face a quick cleanup and move on and enjoy the day. If you don't want to be dirty for a couple days, you should just rent a hotel room for a weekend.
 

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bombfire you are somewhat right,but i have found out the hard way that if i dont shower at least 2 or 3 times in a 9 day camping excursion,my wife will cut me off,per say untill i go clean up,or at least wash my hands and face and a few unmentionable places as well,but if i am by my self in the great outdoors who cares if i go with out a shower.:thumbup1:
 

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Oh yeah hide out a two dayer then I can make it shower before shower get home im happy. A week long then yeah bath house or my shower hopefully full hook ups I guess it all depends on what your doing and temperature to.
 

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Most campsites have free showers. if your out in the middle of nowhere find a stream and use campsoap. its biodegradable and eco friendly. they also sell portable showers. its a big bag you fill with water and hang in a tree. let the sun warm it up a bit and go to town
 

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Interesting Thread! Indeed -- who are these people? As a lifelong camper, I do not shower every day (when camping) -- unless it is particularly hot/humid. But, I do take a shower every couple of days -- three days max. Just depends on the particular environment. Of course, swimming in the lake or waterfall are sometimes a good substitute.

Several years ago the MN State parks system sold a t-shirt in their camp-offices that said very clearly on the front;

Same Shirt
Different Day

They were wonderful! I bought a whole bunch of them for myself and many of my friends. Everyone "gets" it.

Of course, it is one shirt that you can't actually wear for two days because EVERYONE will immediately notice.
 

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Why not! I used to have a shower bag that comes with a hose, that you can actually hang on a tree. But now there are these shower tents. I guess you could invest in one depending on the length of your stay.
 

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Unless I actually get DIRTY by getting like mud in my hair or something, this is generally my bathing plan
Overnights= Why bother, I can shower when I get home.
2-5 days = Disposable wipes or water in a bucket with a washcloth.
5+ days = Shower if available, mainly to wash dirt out of hair.
 

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Hi Cassiem. Everybody should bathe, especially when go far away, in mountains or going to visit fjords (like I am going to visit Norway and this link https://www.norwayfjordtravel.com will help me in it), I always take with me some water - to drink and to have a bath. If place, where I am going, would have a bathroom the worst thing that could happen - I will have a few bottles of water, but I prefer places where I can relax, without people and waste. So that is my opinion.
Hi Shadow, how can you do that? I can't sleep if I will not take a bath.
 

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Why does this forum attract so many people advertising a website - and just about always a site that has zero to do with the topic at hand?
 

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Personally, its easy and lazy to camp rough, but it takes style to camp and stay clean. If you don't keep clean, you can pick up any kind of potential hazards from bites, which you may not know until you wash and see under any dirt. Not worth a trip to the doctors/hospital in my opinion.
 

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Get a 1 or 2 gallon garden sprayer, paint it black, fill and set it in the sun for a few hours. If it's a cold day, heat some water on the fire or camp stove and add it to the sprayer. Pump it up and get clean.
 

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People don't take a shower during camping because of various complications. I'm a person like you, I cannot stand without taking a shower.

So, I bought a Coleman portable hot tub. I just love it.

https://rvingreviews.com/rv-living/portable-inflatable-hot-tub-for-rvers/

Setup is super easy, and I had it set up and inflated in about 45 minutes. Once inflated, it was time to put in water.

I've did camping in North Jersey, so it has been very cold on some nights (down to about 10F). As long as the pump and heater stay on, the temperature stays toasty.

I've had it now for almost a full month, and there's not really any noticeable amount of air pressure change that wouldn't have been related to lower temperatures.

I keep it clean with these bromine tabs in a little floater that comes with the tub.
 

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I prefer to shower on long trips, If it's 2-3 days I can do without it, but I can't wait for shower more than 3 days
 

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Cut off the top half from a gallon jug and you can create a small reusable and disposable basin. It is small enough to pack things inside of it to make use of the room. Then chuck it in the recylables when you are done.

I like to be as clean as possible at least for the journey back home. I can't even stand to smell myself if I'm alone. I can shave with just about any lather and a razor. That's all I need. I have used the bio soap as a shampoo, too and it works pretty good.

Heat some water or just enough to be lukewarm, a little bit of biodegradable soap and you'll be amazed at how refreshing this is. Cold water can be invigorating too.
Glad I'm not the only one. ALWAYS if possible I clean up at the end of a day.

On a near daily basis I either use baby wipes or a bowl of hot water & a washcloth with biodegradable stuff (like Dr Bronners or something like this, the last one I've tried was Campsuds, cleans not as good as Bronners but overall it was a nice replacement as I was in hurry). When I'm on longer trips and I'm near any water sources (plus it's warm), then I just go to the nearest river.

I do not shower. It wastes far too much water. As for showering in camping places - nah, I try to avoid them at all costs.

And when I'm going back to civilisation, I try to be as clean as possible so my relatives won't be shocked by my presence. I even took a regular shaver with me (I mean it, electrical one), keeping it charged to the last day of my travels. It's some kind of ritual for me.
Makes my wife happy that she has not devoted herself to a barbarian, hah :devil:
 

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It depends on the season. If it really humid which is mostly during summers, we look for a campground with a shower area, or if not we have our own mini tent where we transform it into a shower. But if it freezing cold, I could last up to 2 days without a bath.
 
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