Stay clean, be comfortable and save water while enjoying your caravan holiday
Water conservation is on everyone’s minds these days as South Africa continues to make it through one of the worst droughts to hit us in decades, despite recent rains. While many South Africans have already changed their everyday habits to save more water where they can while at home, there are a few other practical ways you can save water when you are away from home, enjoying your caravan holiday.
Best of all, you do not have to compromise your hygiene or comfort to do it! Caravans are designed to be self-reliant and portable homes that keep you comfortable no matter where you decide to lay your head at night. But to make the most of any off-road camping adventure, you should make an honest effort to conserve resources, particularly your water supply. Bathroom activities account for a large percentage of water use while camping, so it makes sense to start here when brainstorming on ideas how to conserve your potable water supply.
Using less water when grooming
The first step to conserving your caravan’s fresh water supply is adopting and learning new habits of using less water when grooming, bathing, and using the bathroom. Unless you can bring more water with you, you have no choice but to cut back. But cutting back on water usage does not mean you should forego basic hygiene during your off-road adventure.
Let us look at how you can conserve water while staying clean on your off-road trip of a lifetime. Start by catching any unused water. Do this by placing a large jug or bowl underneath the tap when waiting for the water to warm up. Catching the cold water means you can save it for another use. Are you in the habit of turning off the water while shaving, brushing your teeth, or washing yourself? Many times, we think that water is only good on the “first pass”, when this is clearly not the case. We do not need the same cleanliness of water for rinsing and re-rinsing our razor, as we do for water to brush and clean our teeth. See where this is going?
The faster you can turn off the water, the more you save
Who needs to be standing underneath a constantly running shower anyway? Turn on the shower to get wet, turn it off to soap up, then turn it back on to rinse. For the ladies who want to enjoy stubble-free legs while enjoying the uncharted wilderness, place a drain plug in the shower stall to capture water as you shower, and use that water when shaving your legs to rinse your razor. Come to think of it, these tips are very handy water-saving advice for just about anywhere you might find yourself, whether it is caravan park ablution facilities, at home, in a hotel, or on the road. You can save water every day while still being able to look and feel good.
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