We have a caravan and over the holidays we are going camping. There is no shower, no electricity and no toilets. Unfortunately our van doesn't have a bathroom (dam hubby for not listening)
So after tips on what to take?
We are getting solar power set up this weekend to charge up the battery to run our fridge.
I have a portable toilets
But thinking of a shower? Suggestions?
Also what sort of lights to get for night??
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18-09-2015 11:35 #1Gday Australia
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Camping tips - no power
18-09-2015 11:48 #2Senior Member
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You can get gas lights that hook up to a gas bottle. And some good battery operated lanterns that have a little solar panel on them to charge up during the day.
With regards to a shower. Rays outdoors and anaconda sell little tent like structures you can stand in as a shower. And you can boil water and mix it in a tank that has a hose/tap like think sticking out of it that has a tap you can turn on and off.
There's certainly a lot of stuff around these days!
When I was younger we used to just have sponge baths in a plastic bucket 😂
18-09-2015 12:10 #3
Lights: You could get solar lights, charge during the day for lights at night, Torches/lanterns that use batteries, Or gas light that use a small gas bottle. Really depends on what you'd prefer, etc.
Shower: We have one of those hot water systems you can buy at Rays/BCF/Anaconda, etc. You'll need a container of water for the system to heat and then shower with (should come with showering connections otherwise you buy them seperate). Usually we have a second bucket (similar to those big coloured ones can buy at Bunnings) for standing in to reuse some of the water.
There are also old style black bags (with shower hose attached) that you fill with water and hang out during the day so the sun heats the water enough for a quick shower, as long as there's some sun these work well and are cheap to buy I believe.
We have a "ensuite" tent, it has two sections, we use one for the toilet & the other side for showers. Again, all your camping stores will sell a variety of this types of tents to hopefully suit your needs.
*My suggestion would be to head to your local camping stores and check out the range of options. There is a lot of variety these days.
18-09-2015 13:43 #4
We use LED lights of the battery, they hardly use any power and provide good light.
Does your gas cooker have an electric starter? If so make sure you have a lighter.
We also have a USB plug that runs off the battery to charge all the 'I' devices.
18-09-2015 16:12 #5
We use a Coleman hot water system with a pop up shower tent. We have a second pop up tent for the toilet. We have those clip together foam tiles for the floor of the shower, ones with holes so the water runs away and you stand out of the dirt.
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