How to Make an Outdoor Portable Camp Shower DIY Living in a Van

My name is Brian. I am living a nomadic life on the road in my self built camper van. Join me on my adventures. In this video I show how to make a outdoor portable camp shower from a common weed sprayer bottle.
-Parts List- Home Depot Part Numbers-
Sink sprayer nozzle -part no. 58432
Sink Sprayer Hose -part no. 58583
Brass Barbed Fitting 1/4″ ID-1/4″ MIP -part no. LFA-192

50 Comments

  1. IN HARMONY WITH NATURE on September 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Brian,

    I did anothet search for:

    Brass Fitting 1/4 in x 1/4 in

    this one came up:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4-in-x-1-4-in-MIP-Lead-Free-Brass-Hose-Barb-Adapter-800119/300096726

    will this one fit the hoze and nozzle I posted before?

  2. scott haney on September 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Great vodeo

  3. Tim Owens on September 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    Righteous! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  4. Morro on September 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Thank you so much I am gonna use this for my bus. With your permission I it ok if I plug your channel telling people I’ll subscribed to your channel to get idea?

  5. IN HARMONY WITH NATURE on September 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I cant find the brass fitting on ebay

  6. Edwin The One on September 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Ah ha
    Thanks!!

  7. 420FlowerPower on September 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    There is a huge gap in the market for OFF GRID LIFE. I’m so tired of water bottle showers or bucket showers. This is extremely helpful for me living in San Diego’s high desert. It’s a relief on many levels especially considering the Summer heat. If you have any ideas on cooling let me know! Our small Arctic Chill “swamp cooler” attracted an ant colony so it wasn’t practical. I do have a small solar setup but the batteries struggle in the heat to keep a charge. Thusly, my fans are of no use… it’s about to be 114° and I need help. Lol.

  8. drew wellstill on September 16, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Awesome thanks!!!

  9. C.S.Allen on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    The best one I use is the 5 gallon water bag with hose.

  10. 1deseret on September 16, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    So Awesome! Gonna try it!

  11. GUERILLA REPUBLIK on September 16, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    love it! great video!

  12. Ruairi M on September 16, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve been looking at expensive gas heater systems which have pumps and pipes everywhere. Then I stumble across this and it’s so damn simple and cheap. Thank you.

  13. Philando White on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Dope!!!

  14. glenstriper on September 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    This also works great filled with cold water to cool you down when it’s hot out! Good job Brian!

  15. IN HARMONY WITH NATURE on September 16, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    I think I found the hose:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/PartsmasterPro-Cone-Washer-and-Friction-Ring-Assortment-58583/300740015

    and nozzle you mentioned in the video no delivery for that one but found another nozzle:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/PartsmasterPro-Kitchen-Faucet-Side-Spray-with-Hose-Guide-in-Black-Chrome-Finish-53013/206589681

    The thing I’m missing is the brass fitting cant find it on the site. I used the the search box for brass fitting1/4" and the # but couldnt find it. Can you help? thanks

  16. Amy Lucas on September 16, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    So, how long before you have to re-pump it? Can you actually get some real showering/dishes done or are you constantly pumping it?

  17. Steven Parkin on September 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Hello AVM. I’ve now watched eight youtube videos on camp shower systems and I like yours best; it’s the best Bang for Buck. Thanks for sharing it.

  18. thizizliz on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Super simple – thank you – I can see lots of uses for it. Terrific video.

  19. Joseph Shattuck on September 16, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    It was informative and to the point great job on it

  20. Cody A. Gregg on September 16, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    Hi, Brian. Great video and looks very simple. What do you think of using a coiled polyurethane air hose (like this one: https://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-x-25-ft-coiled-polyurethane-air-hose-61974.html) instead of the faucet hose? I"m thinking of cutting the hose on the sprayer shorter and that the coiled hose might make storage easier. It would probably take a double 1/4 inch barb to attach the two hoses and a 1/4 inch barb to male threaded fitting to attach the sprayer. Thanks! — Cody

  21. Edgar Sandoval on September 16, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    LOL. There is a similar product on amazon selling for almost $100.

  22. RIK Scarpino on September 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Greeting brother, wonderful presentation on the camp shower thank you for taking time to go over the information and part number. My son and I use our camp shower for after surfing sessions, and when we are camping. Again great job and thank you for all your help. I have been following you for a couple of years. Keep up the great adventures. Peace Rikky🏄

  23. jeanne marlene on September 16, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Great job

  24. Daniel Jones on September 16, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Good vid, and work great. Made mine and it works great. Thanks ‼️

  25. Alice B on September 16, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Thank you so much.

  26. Dry Guy Waterproofing on September 16, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    This is an awesome idea!
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  27. pichdara pichdara on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Thanks 🙏 for sharing 👍👍👍👍👍

  28. labgirlreed on September 16, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Excellent video! Thanks so much for all the details and where to find the parts.

  29. Meg Little on September 16, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Preparing for hurricane Dorian. I’m sure we’ll lose power which means we will have no water. I believe this will work great for a shower!!

  30. Narinjan Kingsley on September 16, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Great tip!!

  31. Giaccomo Chiarella on September 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Anybody else living in their car here? Would love some tips thanks

  32. Ride Techy on September 16, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I just did this for mountain bike trips. Also painted it flat black to take advantage of solar heating while out riding.

  33. Slobberdog66 on September 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Well done I’m sold. 👍🏼

  34. Ruben Filimonczuk on September 16, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Nicely done….awesome idea.

  35. Don Tran on September 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Awesome

  36. R S on September 16, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    What a fantastic idea!! Thanks!!

  37. LongIslandADED on September 16, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    👍🏾🙂🌟

  38. Linda Krause on September 16, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Genius! Thanks so much!

  39. Carol-Ann Trudell on September 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    That is an awesome shower idea. Thank you and God bless you.

  40. IN HARMONY WITH NATURE on September 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Will a shower hose with a bidet sprayer also work? and do you know if I can buy the gold color connector on ebay?

  41. Caroline Rose on September 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I went to Home Depot today to try to buy the parts, but they didn’t have them. It looks like they’ve switched to Danco brand and neither the sprayer or the hose fittings are the same. They also didn’t have any of the brass 1/4" barbed – 1/4" MIP fittings either. Same story over at Lowe’s. However, I was able to find a hose with sprayer attached at Walmart for $10.97 and they had the same sprayer as the Home Depot model for about $2. less ($12.86). Hopefully some hardware store will have the brass fitting!

  42. MrCiammurro on September 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Also great easy build =YouTube :H2OT , pressurized van-top shower heater

  43. Allen Bourriague on September 16, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Can’t believe that you use LOWES as an ad but mention Home Depot, not Lowes in your video…

  44. Rich Johnson on September 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Well done, informative

  45. Maxamillian Steele on September 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    RATHER JUST BUY THE IVATION $25

  46. AT Ogena on September 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you, Brian.

  47. Liberated Lady on September 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thanks so very much for this video Brian! It took me a bit because of my hand strength, but I did it! So proud of myself. Hope your travels are going well and looking forward to seeing more videos.

  48. Topaz's Adventures on September 16, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Thank You for your how to video I bought all the parts and made one its Awesome 😊

  49. Just Another Millennial on September 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you so much for this!!!!!!!!!

  50. Tom Freer on September 16, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Great video! Thanks for sharing.

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