7. Wash with a dry shampoo
Dry shampoo products are great for keeping hair oil-free and feeling clean.
PRO BOONDOCKER TIP: If you don’t want to buy a product, rub a small amount of cornstarch into your scalp and brush it through for a clean feeling.
8. Catch rinse water
When you do wash your hair, rinse it off into a large bucket. Keep the bucket in the tub and use it for toilet flushing.
9. Utilize campground toilets
Another option: use a campground toilet if one is available – or go in Mother Nature
10. Don’t flush toilet paper
But with boondocking, even toilet paper is a flushing no-no.
If you’re confident your used toilet paper won’t be offensive to anyone, put it a bag and place it in the trash (preferably one with a lid on it) to avoid rinsing it down with water.
11. If it’s yellow let it mellow
Even the shortest toilet flush uses water. Consider leaving urine in the bowl after adding a toilet waste odor neutralizer.
12. Clean up with bathroom cleaning wipes
Pre-moistened, anti-bacterial clean-up towels for counters, toilets and sinks are ideal for cleaning bathrooms and hands without using water. A paper towel sprayed with your favorite cleaner serves the same purpose.
Extreme Boondocking Calls for Extreme Measures
As you can see, some of these tips are more drastic than others.
Depending on your personal hygiene comfort level -and what you’re willing to do to extend your dry camping experience – some of these tips might not be for you.
If you’ve found that some tips work better than others or if you have new water conservation ideas to share, please let us know in the comments!