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#205643 - 07/03/21 04:17 PM How we take a Warm Shower in the Wilderness?
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How we take a Warm Shower in the Wilderness while Hiking? - Sharing our Unique Shower System

Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/ub9gPkRq_GE

In this video we want to share with you how we manage to keep ourselves clean and take a shower while hiking in the wilderness. This may be a completely new thing in a camping and hiking world because the way we are doing it is quite unique. Hope it will be a useful video for some of the folks that are doing long distance hiking and still want to have the luxury of a warm shower at hand.
Disclaimer: we don't have any affiliation with the brands and all items mentioned in the video were purchased by our own money.

What are your hygiene and shower secrets on the hiking trail?

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#205644 - 07/03/21 05:32 PM Re: How we take a Warm Shower in the Wilderness? [Re: walkingnatur]
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My hygiene secret is not a secret. Unless it is raining, or windy and cold, every day when I'm done hiking I strip down to my undershorts, wade a short distance into the lake or creek I have camped near, and use a cotton washcloth (aka a 'flannel' to Brits) to wash myself - using no soap, water only. I wring out the cloth and use it as a towel to blot up excess water from my skin. When I'm done I lay out the washcloth in the sunniest spot to dry.

If the air temp is adequate, it doesn't matter how cold the water is. It always feels great afterward.

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#205645 - 07/04/21 08:37 PM Re: How we take a Warm Shower in the Wilderness? [Re: aimless]
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I do the same, occasionally accompanying the process with shrill screams, depending on the temperature of the water...
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#205647 - 07/05/21 01:25 PM Re: How we take a Warm Shower in the Wilderness? [Re: balzaccom]
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#205650 - 07/05/21 02:02 PM Re: How we take a Warm Shower in the Wilderness? [Re: OregonMouse]
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I'm determined not to be deterred by mosquitos from washing up. There's always a way forward if you want it badly enough. If I have to only disrobe one body part at a time, while swatting and waving my hands like a crazy man, I'll do it. It's not like I'm in any real danger from them.

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