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I love a good camping trip…
There’s nothing like the great outdoors, escaping from the rat race for a while, and seeing the beauty of the world around me. However, there are times when my outdoor adventures involve me getting caked with dirt, dust, mud, or a combination thereof. And in those cases, a camp shower is an absolute must.
So, that got me thinking – what would the ultimate camp shower include? Well, let’s find out!
Table of Contents
- Start Building Your Camp Shower With the Rinse Off Explore
- Add a Comfortable Mat to Stand On in Your Camp Shower
- Give Yourself Some Privacy With a Camp Shower Enclosure
Start Building Your Camp Shower With the Rinse Off Explore
The first item on your camp shower list should be a high-quality, high-pressure shower, and for that, I recommend the Rinse Off Explore.
Rinse Off offers several shower models, but the Explore is tops in my book because it’s powered by a 12-volt 5AH sealed lead-acid battery. The battery offers enough juice for 20 fill-to-empty cycles (or enough to run 80 gallons of water!) on a single charge. That’s a lot of showers! When the battery runs out, simply plug in the 12-volt AC wall charger back home and charge it up for your next trip.
What’s more, the Rinse Off Explore provides water pressure at 1.2 gallons per minute at 45 psi. In other words, this isn’t a gentle stream of water – you can really get the dirt and grime off you and your gear, and do so in a flash.
The Rinse Off Explore has some other impressive features, too:
- 4-gallon BPA-free water container for hot or cold water
- 9-foot BPA-free Flexlite hose
- Machine aluminum swivel multi-pattern nozzle
- Ridge Lock bottom that won’t collapse
- Large carry handle for convenience
This made-in-the-USA product couldn’t be easier to use – just fill it up using the large-mouth opening, press the power button, and you’re ready to go. Best of all, the Rinse Off Explore is just 9.5 x 12.5 x 16 inches, so it’s compact, lightweight, and super simple to add to your camping gear without taking up a ton of space!
Add a Comfortable Mat to Stand On in Your Camp Shower
So, now that we have the shower component of our ultimate camp shower taken care of, we need to add something to stand on. And I’ve got just the thing…
I’ve got a couple Surf Grass mats, and not only are they incredibly durable with high-quality synthetic grass, but they are also extremely comfortable to stand on. You can use these mats on any surface, from concrete or asphalt to rocks or sand, and it won’t slip or slide around thanks to its non-slip construction.
Of course, these mats are easy to transport, too – simply roll it up and throw it in your car or truck when you take off on your adventure and unroll it when you’re ready to shower. Just hose it off to clean it, give it a quick shake, and hang it up to dry, and it’ll be ready to go the next time you need it!
As an added bonus, Surf Grass mats are ideal for using as a welcome mat for your tent or trailer, so you can get double duty out of them. I have the Maxima mat, which has longer grass, and I also have the Mulligan Maxima, which has much shorter grass. I prefer the Maxima as my tent welcome mat so I can wipe my feet before heading in, while the Mulligan Maxima works great as my shower mat.
In either case, you get a well-made, durable, and comfortable mat that enhances camp life all the way around, not just in your camp shower!
Give Yourself Some Privacy With a Camp Shower Enclosure
A final must-have component you need for your camp shower is an enclosure.
Now, I know plenty of folks that are fine with a makeshift enclosure made with something like a tarp, but I recommend investing in a full shower enclosure for a couple of reasons.
First, a complete enclosure gives you maximum privacy while also ensuring other people in camp don’t get an eyeful as you undress, bathe, or towel off. Second, a complete enclosure can be used for more than showering – use it as a restroom or changing room, too! When you’re camping, you’re often cramped for space for all your stuff, so having something that’s multi-functional is the way to go.
The Gigatent Pop Up Pod six-foot privacy tent is an ideal candidate for your camp shower. It offers instant installation – it pops up in seconds and folds back down in seconds, too. It also offers durable construction with a polyester taffeta material with a 190 T weather-resistant coating. The flexible steel frame gives the shelter rigidity while the included stakes allow you to secure the camp shower enclosure to the ground.
The Pop Up Pod can be used in the mountains, at the beach, and anywhere in between, as can the other items on this list of the ultimate camp shower accessories. So, no matter where you go, you can get cleaned up and ready for whatever your next adventure might be!