Hunting Camp Showers: The Key to Comfort in the Woods

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When it comes to immersing yourself in the great outdoors, few activities offer the exhilaration and tranquility that hunting does. The thrill of the chase, the serenity of nature – it's an experience unlike any other. 

Most hunting experiences in the US take place on private land like farms and undeveloped land. Typically, you have to be out in the woods very early, so the best way to be prepared for the hunt is to stay in a cabin out in the woods. If you’re on a multi day hunting trip and are staying out in a cabin in the woods, you may not have access to running water. This can make keeping clean and comfortable on your trip difficult - unless you have a portable shower.

Reasons To Have a Portable Shower on a Hunting Trip

Hunting gets dirty. There’s tons of reasons why you’d want to take a shower after a day of hunting, including:

  1. Hygiene and Comfort: A portable shower enables hunters to maintain personal hygiene and feel refreshed after long days of hunting, preventing discomfort and bad smells.
  2. Scent Control: Proper hygiene reduces human scent, which is crucial for minimizing detection by animals and increasing hunting success.
  3. Health: Washing off dirt, sweat, and grime helps prevent skin infections and irritation, promoting overall health and well-being.
  4. Temperature Regulation: After a day of strenuous activity, especially in the cold, a hot shower can help regulate body temperature.
  5. Mental Refreshment: A warm shower can have a revitalizing effect on the mind, helping hunters relax and recharge for the next hunting session.
  6. Clean Gear: A portable shower can be used to rinse off gear and equipment, preventing dirt and debris from accumulating and prolonging the lifespan of gear.
  7. Cleaning deer guts and blood: If you’re skinning a deer at the camp, having a portable shower can be very useful for cleaning the deer and skinning areas.
  8. Reduced Allergens: Showering reduces the amount of allergens and irritants brought into sleeping quarters, improving the quality of indoor air.
  9. Comfortable Sleep: Feeling clean and refreshed contributes to a better night's sleep, enhancing hunters' alertness and performance the next day.
  10. Environmental Respect: Portable showers allow hunters to use soap and shampoo in controlled areas, reducing the impact on the surrounding environment compared to bathing in natural water sources.

So now you can see that there are many reasons you may want to have a shower at your hunting camp. These reasons are arguably so important that it could be said that a shower at your hunting camp is probably a requirement. Unless you want a messy camp, to sleep in discomfort and not clean your kill or gear properly, you NEED a shower at your hunting camp.

So now that you see the need for a portable shower at a hunting camp, let’s look at what makes the ideal portable shower for a hunting camp. There’s many different types of portable showers with different capabilities and setups, so it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into when searching for one to buy.

Key Features of an Ideal Hunting Camp Shower

1. Portability and Durability

Probably the biggest feature of a hunting camp shower you’ll want to consider is its portability. You’ll want to look for a compact and lightweight option that is easy to transport - able to be moved from your vehicle to your showering spot or skinning area easily. Many portable shower setups have multiple parts or require some assembly for use, so you need to make sure everything comes in one setup that is easy to move around.

2. Effortless Setup

Time is of the essence during your hunting trip, and a user-friendly shower setup can save you valuable time. Opt for a shower system that can be assembled and operational in moments. Steer clear of ones that have multiple parts, that don’t have built in water tanks and more.

3. Hot Water On-Demand

After a day of strenuous activities, and often hunting in the cold, a warm shower can do wonders for your body and morale. Choose a camp shower that has heating capabilities, so you can unwind and recharge. Many options utilize propane for instant hot water, but some portable showers use electric heat as well so knowing how you heat the water in your portable shower is important.

4. Pressurization Method

The thing with many portable showers, is that various models from different brands utilize very different pressurization methods. Some methods require a lot more work than others, like manual or hand pumping, and some methods provide much more consistent pressure than others - like battery-pressurized models. It’s very important to know how your portable shower is pressurized, and what kind of pressure to expect when doing your research. The last thing you want to do after a long day of hunting is to manually pump a portable shower, only to receive weak or inadequate pressure.

So now you can see what the main factors are that make up a good portable shower. You want something that’s easily portable, is easy to use and setup, has hot water capabilities and good pressure. For these reasons, we think that RinseKit is the best portable shower for hunting camps.

Why RinseKit is the Best Portable Shower for Hunting Camps


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1. Superior Portability

RinseKit is the easiest portable shower to transport. Our main models, the PRO and the Cube, are both about the size of a small cooler, and boast convenient top handles that make them easy to tote and move back and forth from your vehicle to the hunting camp. The fact that the water tank is built-in also means that there are no spare parts to carry around either.

2. Super Easy to Use

Due to its battery powered pressurization, RinseKit is the easiest portable shower to use.  With other portable showers, you have to fill them from a pressurized source or hand pump them to create pressure in the tank. With the RinseKit, all you have to do is pour in water via the top cap, press the power button, and you have 50 PSI of consistent pressure. After a long day of hunting, you’ll be grateful for that ease of use.

3. Hot Water Fast

RinseKit has a few heating options available for our various models, but specifically with our propane powered HyperHeater, you can have piping hot water in less than a minute. When the HyperHeater is hooked up to any RinseKit model, the pump in the RinseKit cycles water through the HyperHeater, which uses a propane lit flame to heat the water up. The water then comes out of a separate hose, and can be heated up to 110F in around 30 seconds.

So you can see that the RinseKit, when paired with a HyperHeater, can deliver a hot, high pressure shower at your hunting camp. It’s the easiest to transport, and easiest to use portable shower on the market- with its battery pressurization making setup a breeze. So if you’re looking to take a hot, high pressure shower at your hunting camp, there is no better option than the RinseKit + Hyperheater combination.

A Camp Shower: More Than Just Hygiene

Beyond the practicality, a hunting camp shower is a symbol of the evolving outdoorsman lifestyle. It showcases your commitment to embracing the challenges of the wild while embracing the comforts of the modern world. By investing in a reliable hunting camp shower, you're elevating your entire hunting experience.

Hunting is more than a hobby; it's a passion that drives you to explore the untamed beauty of the wilderness. As you embark on your next hunting adventure, consider the transformative power of a well-equipped hunting camp shower. It's not just about staying clean – it's about nurturing your body and spirit, so you're ready to conquer the wild once again. If you do end up looking into a hunting camp shower, we highly encourage you to look into RinseKit.