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September 20, 2010

Coleman Hot Water on Demand

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Forget taking a cold shower to wash off the camping grime – the Coleman Hot Water on Demand system will have you singing in the shower. A compact and portable unit, the Water on Demand gives you hot water whenever you need it. This Coleman hot water system uses standard 16.4-ounce propane cylinders and a rechargeable water pump, which means it can produce up to 40 gallons of hot water per cylinder and per charge. It’s easy to use too – just connect hose to water container, adjust the temperature and within 5 seconds hot water is ready for use. Equipped with a side storage panel, it has an included AC adapter and DC cigarette-lighter adapter for recharging the pump battery. The Water on Demand system comes with a replaceable lead-acid 6V battery, and boasts a 40-minute run-time on pump and it takes about 8 hours to recharge its battery. Wash up for $249.99. Coleman.

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March 22, 2010

Grand Trunk Dunny Shower/Changing Room

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Get clean fast with the Grand Trunk Dunny Shower/Changing Room. Offering 65” x 65” wide by 83" high, the Dunny is made with a polyurethane coated polyester fabric and pops up easily using a fiberglass pole Flash Touch Pole System. Weighing in at 11-lbs, this Grand Trunk shower is easy to bring along to any campsite as a shower, changing room or toilet shelter. Other features include 2 internal pockets for storage, 2 windows, an overhead solar shower hanging area and the floor that can be suspended to the side for use with a toilet or down for a shower floor. Buy it here for $99.99.

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February 22, 2010

Philips PUP Portable Utility Privacy Tent

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Use it as a portable outhouse, change room, or shower room – the Philips PUP Portable Utility Privacy Tent does it all. Easy to set up, the PUP goes up in seconds, thanks to its attached poles and connectors, as well as ground stakes for extra stability. Just lift the center, set the 4 poles, peg the corners, and you're done! Made from a flame-retardant grey Taffeta 10C fabric, this Philips privacy tent comes with mesh windows, interior open/close flaps and a new shower flap for plenty of ventilation. The PUP is floorless, so it’s perfect to use as a shower, and an extra-tall zip-close door makes entering and exiting simple. The PUP retails for $149.99. Philips Environmental Products.

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October 19, 2009

Stansport Cabana Privacy Shelter

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Great for the campsite, the backyard or the beach, the Stansport Cabana Privacy Shelter offers seclusion whenever and wherever you need it. Measuring in a 4 ft by 4 ft, the Cabana Privacy Shelter is perfect for showering or changing, is made from durable 190-denier nylon and is supported by G-3 fiberglass poles. Get in and out of this Stansport portable shower through its large, zippered "D" style door while its no-see-um screened windows and vents provide plenty of ventilation. Other features include stake-out rings, mesh storage pocket and stuff bag. Buy it here for $49.99.

September 17, 2009

Texsport Deluxe Camp Shower/Shelter Combo

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There’s nothing that says you can’t keep clean when you’re away on a week-long camping excursion. Keep the dirt off with help from the Texsport Deluxe Camp Shower/Shelter Combo. Measuring in at 4'6 x 4'6 x 87”, the Deluxe Camp Shower/Shelter gives you all the privacy you need, thanks to its heavy-duty taffeta walls, while its removable rip-stop polyethylene floor keeps your feet out of the mucky water. This Texsport camping shower comes equipped with rust-resistant 3/4 diameter chain-corded steel poles and two no-see-um mesh roof panels for superior ventilation. It also includes a 5 gallon Sun Shower, stakes, carry/storage bag and instructions. Set one up for around $96. Texsport.

June 22, 2009

Guide Gear Pop-up Room and Solar Shower

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If you’re feeling a little shy and want to change in privacy, or want to get clean after a dirty day of camping, then get the privacy you need with the Guide Gear Pop-up Room and Solar Shower. Easy to set up, the Guide Gear Pop-up Room and Solar Shower is made with 70 denier/190T polyester material and comes equipped with a fiberglass-pole frame for added stability. Also included is a 5-gallon PVC Solar Shower which uses the sun’s heat to offer you a hot, relaxing shower.

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June 11, 2009

Outback Porta-Privy Camping Shower/Toilet Enclosure

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Get clean or get down to business in the Outback Porta-Privy Camping Shower/Toilet Enclosure. Popping up in just under a minute thanks to memory loops, the Porta-Privy offers a large interior and is made with weather-proof nylon lining. Equipped with ventilation screens and top-opening moon-roof access, this Outback camping shower can also be used as a changing room. Feel free to hang your towel or wet bathing suit on the exterior clothesline that’s accessible from inside or outside, and its four adjustable tie-downs means it won’t blow away unexpectedly. Other features include a removable waterproof floor, two shower-wand holders and adjustable shower-hose port. Set one up $59.95. Evergreen Outdoors.

September 24, 2008

Winchester Hunting Shower/Shelter

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When you’re serious about hunting, you don’t want your prey to know where you are or what you’re doing. Go under cover with the Winchester Hunting Shower/Shelter. Blending in with Advantage Timber camouflage, the Winchester Hunting Shower/Shelter is the ultimate in convenience and effectiveness. It's easy to carry and it packs neatly into an 8 by 30 inch case. Plus, you can easily set it up by yourself. But don’t let its convenience fool you – when set up, the Winchester Hunting Shower/Shelter offers plenty of space, with a 6 by 6 foot floor and a peak height of 7.5 feet. And although the animals won’t see you, you'll have 270 degree visibility with three large windows with no-see-um mesh for ventilated protection from insects. Pick it up here for $145.95.

September 15, 2008

Cabela’s Shower Shelter

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After a dirty day in the outdoors, nothing feels as good as a hot shower. Get clean on your next camping adventure in Cabela’s Shower Shelter. Perfect of showering and other private business, the easy to set up Shower Shelter features a 1,500mm-coated rip-stop nylon canopy that snaps to the chain-corded, powder- coated steel frame, and has a mesh top for ventilation. Its large zippered door lets you get in and out easily, and its two windows have zip-out nylon and No-See-Um mesh panels, so you can shower or change with privacy. Cabela’s Shower Shelter also comes equipped with a special removable hanging bar on the outside of the canopy, and a five-gallon Solar Shower. Sells for $124.99. Cabela’s.

July 15, 2008

Paha Que Wilderness Tepee Shower and Outhouse

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An amazing fully equipped portable outhouse, the Paha Que Wilderness Tepee Shower and Outhouse provides a common sense evolution in campsite restroom and shower facilities. Outfitted with 67-inch vertical walls, the Tepee’s floor measures 54 by 54 inches, and a peak that reaches 94 inches. Lightweight, portable and easy to stow away, this portable shower and outhouse can be set up in about five minutes. No-see-um mesh roofing and bottom side panels enhance ventilation, and its rainfly features unique clear vinyl panels, that warm the shower bag when it’s facing the sun. Retails for $199. Paha Que Wilderness.

July 8, 2008

Wenzel Shower Tent

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Serious campers and even amateurs will love the Wenzel Shower Tent. The Multi-purpose Wenzel Shower Tent can be used as shower tent, latrine or changing room, and features a removable floor with drainage strip, sturdy, shock-corded steel frame, and a 5 gallon solar water reservoir. The steel frame is shock-corded for excellent stability and easy assembly and there is even a vented ceiling. You can buy this Wenzel Shower Tent for a price of $50.

June 10, 2008

Zodi Hut Camp Shower Privacy Enclosure

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Feel free to get down and dirty in the outdoors – all you have to do is bring along the Zodi Hut Camp Shower Privacy Enclosure, and you’ll be able to stay fresh and clean no matter where you are. Measuring almost four feet wide per side and six feet across, the Zodi Hut features an overlapped door that springs shut automatically – no more zippers to contend with. Great for showering, bathrooms and for changing clothes in private, this shower enclosure sets up in minutes and is self-supporting, an amazing advantage in treeless camping areas. Buy it for $99.95 at Lakeland Gear.

September 17, 2007

Sea To Summit Pocket Soap

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Rub-a-dub-dub, Sea To Summit Pocket Soap lets you scrub away the grime left behind by the great outdoors. Ideal for camping, each travel-sized, ½-oz. Pocket Soap pack contains 50 leaves of pure, dry soap. All you have to do is add water, and it’s ready to use as a body wash or shampoo. The nice thing about Pocket Soap is its versatility - it’s made for bathing, but you can use it as a dish-washing and laundry soap too. And say “goodbye” to that soggy mess in your soap dish - use a sheet of Pocket Soap, and the rest of the soap stays fresh and new until you need it. It is fragrance free and dissolves completely, so it’s great for the rugged mountain man, or the mountain man with sensitive skin. Pocket Soap retails for $4.95. Sea To Summit.

September 11, 2007

Sea To Summit Pocket Shower

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Gone are the days when you’d return from your camping trip looking (and smelling) like you’ve been dragged through the mud, thanks to the Sea To Summit Pocket Shower. The Pocket Shower goes where you go, because it zips into a three-by-six-inch pouch and weighs only 4.25 oz. The Pocket Shower is as easy to use as it is to pack, featuring a compact showerhead built into the base, and a 20-ft. cord. Fill the 10-liter bag and hang it up. Turn it on or off and adjust water flow by twisting the on/off mechanism. With the shower head fully open, you get an eight-and-a-half minute shower – not bad for a shower you roll up. Retails for $24.95. Sea To Summit.

August 2, 2007

Zodi Hot Tap On-Demand Portable Shower

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Enjoy the comfort of instant hot showers anytime and anywhere with the Zodi Hot Tap On-Demand Portable Shower. Portable and self-contained, the Hot Tap heats unlimited hot water instantly. Equipped with a stainless steel burner, this Zodi portable shower heats over 60 gallons of hot water between battery and propane refills, and its powerful water pump delivers great water pressure. Easy to use, the Hot Tap comes with a 16.4 oz disposable propane cylinder, an extra-long, eight-foot flexible shower hose with water-saving showerhead and waterproof battery case with on/off switch. Retails for about $149.95. Zodi Outback Gear.

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