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    Ok so let's see how long do you shower.
    @Home it normally takes me around 9min.
    When camping using ablution also around 9min.
    In bush try to limit it to 5min.

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    7 min a good time

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    11-12 minutes at home. Have to wash all the Land Rover oil of my arms... and that takes a while

    Camping 5-7 minutes
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    3 - 5 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizette TheronButler View Post
    Ok so let's see how long do you shower.
    @Home it normally takes me around 9min.
    When camping using ablution also around 9min.
    In bush try to limit it to 5min.
    9min in Paarl during water shortages?? Not sure what needs so much cleaning during these dire water shortages?

    At home our showers take about 3 o 4 minutes as our underground water iis still suffering as well.

    In the bush, we preheat a showerbag, about 8 litres, to save water wastage while trying to get the right water temperature. This is more than ample for 2 people.
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    In the army at de brug you had 10s for wetting, then off to add soap and shampoo, come back for 1 minute for rinsing - standing in the line with plenty other comrades
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    I switch off water between washing hair, washing body and shaving so I might be in the shower for ten minutes but the water is not running all that time. Same in the bush. 8L out of the pressure sprayer is usually enough for me and Swambo with a bit left over
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    9min in Paarl during water shortages?? Not sure what needs so much cleaning during these dire water shortages?

    At home our showers take about 3 o 4 minutes as our underground water iis still suffering as well.

    In the bush, we preheat a showerbag, about 8 litres, to save water wastage while trying to get the right water temperature. This is more than ample for 2 people.
    I hear your concern I just asked a question.
    Just remember my water runs into my waste water tank for other usages so I do worry about water shortages
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    Default Re: Timing a camp shower

    I think it also depends on LPM flow rate. With a liter of water, that's enough to use a sponge and soapy water to lather up. Rinse time will depend on how much flow and pressure i can get.

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    Having to cope with a limited supply of water the time one spends under the shower is irrelevant. What really matters is the volume of water one uses. I found the 5 liter garden spray filled with water at the temperature of one's choice is a real water miser. The water only flows if the button is pressed, resulting in swambo being able to shower and wash her hair leaving enough of the 5 liters for me to shower.
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    Yip as Poens says. We shower with either a hanging plastic shower bag or lately a 5L pressure spray bottle. We all get 3 L. If it is finished it is finished.

    At formal campsites, I try to shower using as little water as possible. Should the campsite be empty or have solar/gas geysers, I will shower a bit longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poen View Post
    Having to cope with a limited supply of water the time one spends under the shower is irrelevant. What really matters is the volume of water one uses.
    No need to time it can take 30 minutes for all I care. We have a 4,5 liter Bucket (1 gallon) That's it. If you work it right you can even wash your hair and afterwards enjoy the last bit of hot water just for fun. If you cannot manage it, it's your problem. That is all the allocated water per person. The flow rate is very controllable. No shower head, as learnt in the army. The soap comes off quicker that way and the water feels warmer. And as a matter of interest, The bucket goes straight into the fire or the gas stove. A round plastic bucket is just a waste of space.

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    Default Re: Timing a camp shower

    4 minutes
    You learn very quickly to wash quickly if water is limited while camping.
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