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Base Camp Showers

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 15, 2023 •  [Post 1]

Yes, you stinky goats.. you should have a base camp shower system to wash that Hunting grunge off every handful of days. No, this doesn’t apply to those with 38 foot trailers. Tell us about your anti-grunge, anti potential baboon arse wash up setup.
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Tigger » 05 16, 2023 •  [Post 2]

wet wipes daily. My buddy has a shower setup we use once in a while.
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Swede » 05 16, 2023 •  [Post 3]

I use a pan of water, wash cloth and soap or wet wipes. I had a camp shower once, I hung it out in the sun from a tree limb until the squirrels chewed until it would not hold water. I wash daily so I do not build up excessive smell.
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby six » 05 16, 2023 •  [Post 4]

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This should take care of a couple days of swamp butt.
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Lefty » 05 19, 2023 •  [Post 5]

I use to go in clean as possible but generally only over a one night stay
We bought the 14 foot RV toy hauler and I live the clean life. 8-)

A real shower, 36x36, hot water. Not as much water pressure as at home,,
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Lefty » 05 19, 2023 •  [Post 6]

my perferred desert shower was a hydrant 8 mile to the nearest ranch ,, 90 PSI no need for soap I would just stand in the back of the pickup and power wash clean



This was my go to in the desert elk hunting
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Lefty » 05 19, 2023 •  [Post 7]

six

Nice...
I wish I had something more like that My wife doesnt RV camp like we use to. or spend much time in elk or bear camps.
II used one of those sun showers , I also could heat water of the dash vent in my pickup, wash my hair, face , and body, sometimes over a dish pan other time sthe floor mat of my truck,,,
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 19, 2023 •  [Post 8]

I’m glad I found this old thread, saves me from typing it again :D I still use this same setup, works very well.

https://wapititalk.com/Hunting/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=1322&p=15797&hilit=Shower#p15797
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby >>>---WW----> » 05 27, 2023 •  [Post 9]

A 2 gallon weed sprayer works great. Just add some warm water and a little extra length of hose and you are all set!
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby saddlesore » 05 27, 2023 •  [Post 10]

If anyone is interested, i have two room shower tent. Like new. Along with a 3 gal. sprayer with a sink sprayer on it with extra hose.

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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby wawhitey » 05 27, 2023 •  [Post 11]

I pretty much just pay attention to the wind :lol:

Go home and shower when i get too ripe. You may not want to stand too close to me after 4 or 5 days of bear hunting in the august heat. Those big oversized unscented baby wipe things are nice, but they only do so much. Not a real replacement for an actual shower.
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Jhg » 05 29, 2023 •  [Post 12]

I get by on wipes when my diet is without processed, high fat and/or high salt . B.O. is much less. Almost non-existant actually. When I eat brats, hot dogs, ham etc my B.O. potential goes way up.

Pure and simple. Thats my approach all the way.
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Lefty » 06 05, 2023 •  [Post 13]

Im kind of a weirdo,,, I don't mind getting dirty and stinky,,, but I want to go to bed clean.


wawhitey wrote:I pretty much just pay attention to the wind :lol:
Go home and shower when i get too ripe. You may not want to stand too close to me after 4 or 5 days of bear hunting in the august heat. Those big oversized unscented baby wipe things are nice, but they only do so much. Not a real replacement for an actual shower.

It doesn't need to be Augusst,,,
I don't like to smell myself

Found the pic. 90 PSI,, Need to be careful where I point the hose,,, and no need for soap

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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby ishy » 06 13, 2023 •  [Post 14]

never thought to take a pic, but in the 90s I worked for an outfitter that had a beer keg with a spring fed line to it. Then he tapped a shower head into the beer keg. Next he attached a weed burner to the bottom. It was finicky trying to get a temp that make the ice queen shiver or the devil sweat, but when it did it was about as good a feeling as you could get in October 7 miles from the road.
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Re: Base Camp Showers

Postby Swede » 06 13, 2023 •  [Post 15]

The best camp shower I ever experienced was in a travel trailer. All of the rest were better than nothing. Some you approached with fear and trembling. Considering that a bath is not a shower, I have to admit I looked forward to the Hart Mountain hot springs. They were special.
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