How to Hang Up a 20-Liter Camp Shower Bag

How to Hang Up a 20-Liter Camp Shower Bag
A camp shower bag, which harnesses solar power, can heat 20 liters, or 4.4 gallons, of water or more. The bag features a hose valve, or showerhead, designed to slowly release water when in use. It also features a side solar panel that uses heat to warm up water. Using a camp shower bag saves gas and eliminates water waste, making it an environmentally friendly camping product.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Water pump or hose
  • Clean water
  • Tarp
  • Rope
  • Shower tent
Step 1
Fill the camp shower bag with water. Lay the bag in direct sunlight with the black side facing the sun. Choose a flat surface on which to lay the bag so it has full exposure to the sun's heat.
Step 2
Wait at least three hours for the heat from the sun to warm the water inside the shower bag; however, you can also leave the bag out in the sun all day.
Step 3
Hang the shower via its top cord, handle or hanger from a sturdy tree outdoors or a standing post indoors or on a yacht or trailer. Face the hose valve downward when using it as a shower.
Step 4
Pitch a tarp around the shower bag to optionally ensure privacy. Drape the tarp over a rope and string both ends of the tarp onto two sturdy posts. Repeat on both sides, if necessary. You can also use a shower tent.
Step 5
Twist the hose valve open to release water, which will run via gravity out of the shower bag.

Tips & Warnings

Solar showers can heat water approximately 30 degrees in as little as three hours with direct sunlight.
Be careful when lifting a camp shower bag that is filled to capacity with water.

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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