How To Easily Create A DIY Shower For Your Next Camping Adventure

One of the great joys of camping is getting back to basics. What better moment to leave the laptop behind, knock Netflix on the head, and at least try to forget about your phone for a few days. That doesn't necessarily mean, however, that we want to forgo all our creature comforts — which is why this home-assembled portable shower, as featured by Autodesk Indestructibles, could be a handy addition for your next camping holiday.

What is more, this is not just any old shower, but a pressurized shower. At the end of a long day's hike or a busy time setting up camp for the night, what could be nicer than a real shower? Plus, the beauty of this nifty gadget is that it could also be used for rinsing off your wetsuit and surfboard, or even watering the plants. So, without further ado, let's dive into how to put it together.

First, you just need to gather four simple components, all of which should be available from any decent hardware store. All that is required is a pump-action garden or deck sprayer, a garden-hose nozzle, a garden-hose barbed adapter that fits the nozzle, and a small hose clamp. You will also need a set of pliers and a screwdriver. Then, follow the simple instructions below and, in no time at all, you will have your very own pressurized portable camping shower.

A step-by-step guide to making your own shower

To begin with, take off the spraying wand from the garden or deck sprayer. This can then be stowed safely away in case you want to use the sprayer for its original purpose. Next, screw the nozzle onto the barbed adapter, tightening it with pliers. Then, put the clamp over the hose. Finally, fit the barbed end of the adapter into the hose before tightening the clamp with a screwdriver.

When you're ready, simply pump up the garden sprayer to create the pressure. And that's it! If all has gone to plan, you're ready for your outdoor power shower. You could even heat up the water beforehand, over your campfire, so that you can make it into a hot shower. And while it might not be quite in the realms of "glamping," it's certainly going to bring a little bit of extra luxury to your camping trip.

On that note, there are a few other things you can do to help ensure some extra comfort, too. For example, there are plenty of ways to keep warm in your tent when camping. And, if you've ever worried about mosquitos, then there are some genius hacks for keeping bugs away. But when it comes to creating your own personal mini-spa, you can't beat this DIY portable pressure shower.