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Old 03-09-2012, 08:45 AM   #29
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2-3 gallons per shower!.!.!



I use that much just getting my shower hot.

Ha! Yeah, it doesn't exactly blow your skin off with pressure with the little battery pump, but amazing how satisfying a 2 gallon shower can be. Instantaneous heat with the copper coil in the heater, so no warm up time.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #30
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IF you can take a shower outside try one of those sun showers. If you have a water source like a stream or a lake you can use that water. Our issues are not with the amount of clean water we have it's filling up the gray water tank. Taking showers outside with a sun shower extends our gray water tank. We've been out for 9 days at a time without being too careful on water use. I imagine we could push it to about 12 days with too much effort.
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I don't understand why that is legal... taking a shower outside in a sun shower thing or propane heated one... essentially you are still dumping graywater by doing that ... or am I really confused?
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:40 PM   #32
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No, you are not confused. While at the dunes, I asked a BLM officer if I would get a ticket for taking an outside shower. He said: "Probably". I doubt they actually would, but if they went by the law about not dumping grey water, they legally could. If you didn't use soap, wouldn't that be the same as standing outside during a downpour? How bout washing your hands using an outside water source?
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And you're not worried about bacteria or other things building up in your tanks?
Filtering it would be advised.
Among other things Giardia would be my concern. Even our pets can get seriously ill on this one.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #34
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always drink up stream from the herd. and do not empty you holding tanks while camping and boondocking, it is against the law in most forests, go to town and dump
Yet boondockers will do this in remote areas. I saw and smelled the mess one left on the ground at Percy Priest lake in Smyrna a few years ago. Now the landowner no longer allows people to camp there. There were a few beautiful shady spots right on the water. Boondockers can screw things up for themselves. Yet I bet not one of them would admit dumping their tanks in the boonies. Well let me tell you, deer and rabbits and other wildlife don't use toilet paper and Tampax. I'd venture to guess it was at least a weeks worth of black water.
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No, you are not confused. While at the dunes, I asked a BLM officer if I would get a ticket for taking an outside shower. He said: "Probably". I doubt they actually would, but if they went by the law about not dumping grey water, they legally could. If you didn't use soap, wouldn't that be the same as standing outside during a downpour? How bout washing your hands using an outside water source?
You're correct and I guess I never gave it too much thought. Most of the places I boondock (in Canada) are truly in the boonies and on crown land. I can't recall ever seeing a fish and feathers officer out where I go. I'll have to rethink how we do this as I know that even biodegradable soaps are not good for watercourses. Looks like hot showers with no soap, which is still pretty satisfying.
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I sanitize my tanks and use the water.Never understood why someone would not drink their water but would use it to bathe and wash their dishes.If it is not safe to drink how is it going to clean the dishes?
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