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How Do You Shower When Boondocking?

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Last Updated on August 14, 2022 by Jessica Lauren Vine

If you’re ready to go off the grid but you don’t want to smell, you might have some questions. Like “How do you shower when boondocking?” You know you have to be careful so you don’t fill up your gray tank but what do you do?

If you must have a “real” shower then you need to have a shower head that allows you to turn the water on and off. Many RVs have those and you only have the water running when you need it.

Many boondockers don’t take a “real” shower at all. You can use body wipes to get all the grossness off you. I know that might sound gross and the thought of not having a proper shower can be icky. However, if you’re out in nature and your gray tank can’t handle showers, this might be the best option for you.

There are some adult size “napkins” you can use to wipe off and you can keep from filling up your gray water tank.

Inspire Adult Wipes
$22.99 ($0.11 / Count)

A good option when you're on the go without a shower.

Pros:
  • Good size
  • Soft
Cons:
  • Not as thick as advertised
  • A little difficult to get out of the small hole
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Another type of wipe you might not have heard of are Venture Wipes. It’s basically branded for the adventurer, they’re biodegrablable and are supposed to be pretty easy on your skin.

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Venture Wipes
$27.95 ($1.12 / Count)

These large body wipes can help you out when you're boondocking and want to stay clean.

Pros:
  • Biodegradable
  • Contains aloe, vitamin E & tea tree oil
Cons:
  • No strong fragrance
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However, there are some people that have some pretty cool ways to shower. For instance, you can check out On the Trail with Bart’s video about how they shower when boondocking.

Before you head off to take your own shower, why not check out one of these other RV-related articles.

Can You Boondock at Walmart?

Do I Have to Stop at Weigh Stations with an RV?

Should You Poop in Your RV?

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