Camping Showers


It’s inevitable to get sweaty and dirty during camping trips. A lot of people don’t want to go when invited because they don’t want to spend a few days in their own sweat and stink. Fortunately, there are lots of camp shower hacks you can set-up to ensure you’ll stay fresh.

Here are a few solutions that I have turned to once or twice.


When there is no other choice, make your own camping shower. You can use an empty 2L soda bottle to create a shower. Just fill it up with water, and then, puncture the base with several holes.

Alternatively, you can just heat up a metal fork on the fire and use it to punch holes in the lid of the bottle. This can guarantee you a longer shower experience. It can also make the soda shower hack re-useable for your other companions.


You can also think outside the box to find a solution for your shower needs outdoors. For example, you can put your prepared soda bottle shower inside a larger outer bottle. The latter will serve as an insulator that’ll trap the heat of the sun. If you leave it under the sunlight for a while, you’ll get warm water for your shower.


The ability to overcome setbacks in life is necessary to survive life’s many challenges. Being able to create a shower out of different materials such as used bottles and old pipes may not be easy compared to buying pre-made camping showers from camping stores, but it will teach you to become self-sufficient. Being able to practice self-sufficiency can teach you a lot in life aside from enduring a trip in the wilderness. This will make us more resourceful and resilient in other situations.

Nevertheless, overcoming might not mean you feel clean.

Enjoying a good shower in the wild can completely change the experience. If you can’t be bothered with the trouble of making something that might end up very make-shift, shower camping bags designed to get warm in the sun are very affordable.



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Jake Taylor
Jake Taylor

Jake is a global traveller who has recently called Australia his home again. If he's not travelling, he is writing about it and his experience.