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Travis Glynn
(cmich) - F
2 Gram Backcountry Shower! on 07/25/2012 15:47:28 MDT Print View

By design preference I carry a 1L smart water bottle, The long slender shape fits good in the Jam 50 pockets. I also carry a second cap (that weighs a mere 2 grams) in my hygiene bag that has holes in the cap. This works great as a shower head to rinse off after bathing. I use tiny amounts of biodegradable soap sparingly in a 48 gram milk jug wash basin far far away from any water source. So for about 50 grams I have a complete backcountry bathing and laundry washing system.

shower head

basin

How do you deal with "the funk" on week long trips?

Edited by cmich on 07/25/2012 15:50:17 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: 2 Gram Backcountry Shower! on 07/25/2012 16:36:40 MDT Print View

I use the smart water sport cap on my 1 liter narrow mouth aquafina bottles and like it alot, even for the shower. No second cap needed.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
funk on 07/26/2012 13:24:10 MDT Print View

"How do you deal with "the funk" on week long trips?"

I don't. i embrace it
;)

Brian Johns
(bcutlerj) - M

Locale: NorCal
Be one with the funk on 07/26/2012 16:41:02 MDT Print View

kidding aside, i have a (1 gram??) solution, but it doesn't include the light milk tub. I have a shower attachment for my gravity filter. Works great unless there's nothing to hang the filter on, then it's time for hiking pole creative engineering. It does not always work out well.

joseph peterson
(sparky) - F

Locale: Southern California
2 Gram Backcountry Shower! on 07/26/2012 19:06:18 MDT Print View

I smell just fine after a week!

I just use mud or sand to clean up, and do it daily. You might be surprised how well it works. I don't carry soap anymore.

Sean Nordeen
(Miner) - F - M

Locale: SoCAL
Shower on 07/26/2012 22:35:41 MDT Print View

I bought a platypus shower attachmentback in 2008. I cut the tubing short (~4")and added a platypus quick disconnect to it, my bite valve and my platy resevoir. Just hang it from a tree when I want to use it by some cord and swap the bite valve for the shower attachment. You can take a decent shower with a 2L bag. Not as light as 2 grams, but still fractional ounces.

. Callahan
(AeroNautiCal) - M

Locale: Stoke Newington, London, UK.
Dromedary + Shower Fitting. on 07/29/2012 13:16:57 MDT Print View

I have the MSR Dromedary 4 and 6 litre bags and bought the shower fitting, though I mainly use the suds up, rinse down strip wash with flannel method, after using wet wipes.

michael levi
(M.L) - F

Locale: W-Never Eat Soggy (W)affles
. on 07/31/2012 23:28:23 MDT Print View

You could easily sand down the shower cap lid and cut the weight in half. It amazes me how these people have a total disreguard for pack weight, go light its better.