Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Free hot water shower
Well, the "hot" part is free, I still have to pay for the water. During the hot season of summer I like to save money on our gas hot water bill by doing an old camping trick.
I use a 20litre camping solar shower bag and 1/2 fill it with the warm up water from the shower then place it black side up in full sun. As I exercise in the afternoon that's when I take a shower and the water has had a chance to heat up to a really hot termperature. I then pour it out into a 9 litre bucket in the shower and then let the shower run to fill it up to the top with the warm up water. I use a large plastic cup to scoop and pour the water to have my shower.
I have a great shower with only 9 litres which includes washing my hair.
I like that I can take hot showers in the winter and then in the summer I can make up for it by doing this. It may not be your cup of tea but as a bushwalker and camper from way back I feel right at home. I love treading lightly!