How to Shower While Camping

Are you gearing up for a trip in the great outdoors but are curious how to stay clean? We have the answers you need to know!

Camping shower

Camp showers have come a long way from the old days of bathing in a stream. Now, there are solar camp showers, portable water heaters, and water pumps that make showering while camping much easier. In this blog post, we'll give you a rundown of how to shower while camping so that you can enjoy all the outdoors has to offer without sacrificing your cleanliness.

Solar Camp Showers

One option for showering while camping is to use a solar camp shower. Solar camp showers work by hanging the shower in the sun for 5 hours to warm the water. Then, gravity will cause the water to flow from the bag and into the shower head. You can use a portable tent dedicated for showers or hang a tarp for privacy.

Portable Water Heaters and Water Pumps

Another option for showering while camping is to use a portable water heater or water pump. Portable water heaters and water pumps work by putting the hose into a bucket or stream of water. The water heater will then heat the water and pump it through the hose to the shower head. This option is great if you're camping near a body of water but don't want to use up all your clean drinking water for showers.


When going camping, privacy can be hard to come by when you need to shower. However, this does not mean you have to go without bathing altogether. There are a few simple ways to get the adequate privacy and comfort level you crave while showering. One way is to hang a large tarp from tree branches or from the ceiling of your outcropping- making sure it is securely fastened and offers ample amounts of coverage. Another option is using one of those special popup tents for showering that come complete with internal hooks for hanging towels and mesh windows designed for ventilation and privacy.

Both options may require extra effort in setup, but they offer quick solutions when it comes to enjoying a hot shower while still upholding your own personal boundaries around privacy.  No matter which you choose, be assured that with one of these methods you can securely bathe while feeling safe and secure under any circumstances whatsoever.  This way, you won’t have to worry about compromising your sense of cleanliness no matter where your travels take you!

Final Thoughts

Showering while camping doesn't have to be difficult. There are now solar camp showers, portable water heaters, and water pumps that make it easy to stay clean while enjoying all that nature has to offer. So next time you go camping, don't forget to pack one of these helpful devices so that you can enjoy a hot shower under the stars.

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