Post by cursedlono on Feb 28, 2013 10:48:32 GMT -5
Ah yes it is time to get into the nuts and bolts and pipwerk of things! For years now the eternal battle of swampbutt has raged and raged hard! Throughout my various trips to Bonnaroo there has been an evolution as I rose from the ranks of meer Wook Barbarian to a civilized member of the Empire! I have done Bonnaroo with no shower showered in the fountain (thanks Gilette for those little tubes of bodywash in Centeroo) used cut up bits of Garden hose hooked up to water troughs in the campground. And even at one point modded a misting tent in the campgrounds to spray more water. I have done the RV thing (not happening this year unless I hit Powerball in which case I will drop $2.5 million on brunch for an accoustic McCartney show and watch Juggs tear up like a newborn). I have constructed shower tents out of tarp and PVC and zip ties (fairly simple) and used them in conjunction with shower bags. And I have even set up elaborate pluming schemes involving gravity fed 55 gallon water barrels. This year things are going to stripped down (my friend who has the truck we used to bring in the 55 gallon barrels will be missing from the equation). And from what i have gathered the shower bag is a pain in the ass. It is heavy to hang and sometimes will break those thin ass fiberglass poles in the commercial shower tents. And those tents are pricey as can be they are on average two to three times the price of a cheap $30 Ozark Trail tent from Wal-Mart (save your money Kelty is not needed this is no Appalacian Trail/Mt. Everest Expedition my Ozark Trail I disposed of in 2011 was purchased in 2005 and there was nothing wrong with the tent itself the poles had disintegrated from in my best opinion being left in trunk of my hot ass car). Hell from what I have experienced one of those $20 Disney Princess tents will get you through the weekend just fine and are indeed small enough to be shoved under a canopy for a few extra hours befor eyour tent turns into a sauna. But back to the evolution of my showering! This year I am going to buy a brand new Pesticide/Garden type sprayer I plan on getting one of those with a hose and wand and painting it completely black and building a reflector out of a solar blanket to heat up the water. Should be good and warm by around noonish! This will eleminate the whole gravity fed thing of those bags. It will actually have pressure as well! Plus the one type I am looking for will have a wand with an on off type handle to even better utilize the water. I have not decided if I am buying a shower tent or not yet I still hav e awhile to figur eit out in the past I have made them for under $10. Probably closer to $5 PVC is cheap after all and I believe my tarp one of those blue ones was just like $2 at some cut rate discount junk store where I live. I am also getting one of those 5 gallon commercial food buckets and getting one of those snap on toilet lids and using a plastic bag for a liner. I am going to turn it into a composting toilet being generous with the sawwdust etc. to kill the odor and absorb the liquids. Anyway I end my rant and have plumbing and the wooks have patchouli and the world is a nicer place for my plumbing. Gotta stay fresh for all my ladies!
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