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megspk
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  Quote megspk Replybullet Topic: Solar Showers and Water Pumps
    Posted: 03 May 2017 at 11:50am
Anyone have recommendations for a good solar shower? This does not need to be compact. Plan is for frequent use. Just wondering what brands you all have had luck with!
Also looking into ideas for a water pump that would attach to a 3-5 gallon jug. I'm looking for something that would be manual (foot or hand pump), not necessarily electric powered.
Thanks!
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  Quote JoesKayak Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2017 at 3:03pm
Bill at camstraps.com makes hand wash stations using the bulb style pumps for gas lines. You can pump them with your foot. One of his setups could be attached to a jug etc.



http://camstraps.com/product.php?pid=155
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  Quote outdoorjunkie88 Replybullet Posted: 04 May 2017 at 3:05pm
I've had good luck in the past making my own pump by putting a shrader valve (bike tire valve) in the tank. Then using a bike pump or electric pump to pressurize it. Cut the bike valve leaving about an 1" diameter of rubber. Then use a rubber cement or super glue to attach it to the jug

Solar showers are just bags that hold water. I got the cheapest one on amazon and haven't had any problems.
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