How Do You Shower in a Tent Camping?

Tent camping is a great way to get back to nature and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, but how do you shower when you are out in the middle of nowhere?

The good news is that there are several ways to stay clean and fresh while tent camping. One option is to bring along a solar shower, which uses solar energy to heat up water that can be used for bathing.

Simply fill the bag with water, hang it from a tree or other elevated location, and let the sun do its job. Once the water has heated up enough, simply open the valve and enjoy a warm shower.

If you’re looking for something more luxurious, consider bringing along a portable camping shower. These showers have pressurized tanks that use either a battery or propane tank to provide hot water on demand. They usually come with their own showerheads and hoses so you can get comfortable while washing off.

If you prefer something simpler, many campgrounds have communal showers available for use. These showers may not be as private as those in your home, but they will get the job done if you need a quick rinse before bed. Just be sure to bring your own towel and toiletries.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, consider taking an old-fashioned plunge in a nearby lake or river. This method might take some getting used to at first, but it’s sure to leave you feeling refreshed afterwards! Just make sure that any body of water you decide to bathe in is free from dangerous wildlife or plant life.


No matter how experienced of a camper you are, it’s important to have a plan for staying clean while tent camping. With so many different options available – from solar showers and portable camping showers to communal showers and natural bodies of water – there are plenty of ways to keep yourself clean while living out under the stars.

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Samantha Mckinney