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Walmart Solar Shower Review: Does It Work?

Photo: Robert and Debra

Is this WalMart solar shower worth it?

One of the challenges for nomads who spend a lot of time boondocking is staying clean in between trips to a public shower. Sure, there are things that we do to stay clean, but nothing beats a nice shower.

There are a few types of portable camp showers that help to solve this problem. One option is a solar shower bag. I had not tried these before, but know people who do use them. While I was in WalMart recently I spotted an inexpensive (okay, it was cheap) solar shower bag and decided to give it a try.

Honestly, I was not expecting too much for $9 – and that is for the best. It reminds of a proverb parody I once heard: “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.”

We decided to record a video sharing my experience with the cheap, portable solar shower from Walmart. I hope you enjoy watching!

2 Comments

  1. Dean Pitman

    thanks guys. Found your site from Bob Wells video of your rig. Gonna hit the road soon as house is for sale and wife & I are thinking class b rv or a van build of our own. She is most handy and carpenter extraordinaire. I got a good grasp of electricity and will do solar set up. Hope to someday see you two on the road.

    • Congratulations on your new adventure! Deciding between a Class B or a DIY van build is really a matter of preference and budget, in my opinion. Some people love the Class B rigs, while others find them claustrophobic and over-built. A hightop is a wonderful option if you are able to find it. I didn’t fully appreciate that until being in a couple of vans that did not allow me to stand up… LOL

      A custom build is not difficult if you (and/or your spouse) has the skills. It just takes a fair bit of time. Having done a few builds now, I would plan on at least a few weeks for a basic build up to a few months for a complicated build. Of course, the more time you can commit to each day, having the right tools, etc. all helps to speed things along. Decent wiring is something that I find makes a big difference. It didn’t take me long to tire of tripping over extension cords 🙂

      I am hopefully upgrading to a van again this week. We have been traveling together in Debra’s van over the past year or so, but are visiting some different places this summer so I am currently alternating between the little car and my son’s house in Wyoming. A van will be a huge improvement over the little car!

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