Being able to shower regularly helps a person in several ways. First, it is important for personal hygiene reasons. Second, it lifts a person spirits, refreshes them, and gives them a better outlook on life. Third, if you smell nice people will want to be around you more. The problem is, if you don’t have a home, where do you take a shower?
A solar shower is a great solution to this problem. A solar shower is a vinyl bag that holds about 4 – 5 gallons of water. It has a hose and shower head built into it as well as a little cut off valve. They cost about $6 at Academy or Walmart. To use a solar shower you fill it up, let it sit in the sun to warm up, and then take a shower. These are commonly used by campers and also on sailboats. I use one myself when I go sailing and they work very well.
This is something that you would want to offer to homeless camps. I normally get them two. They often use one for showers and the other for washing dishes. A backpack is a great way to transport a full shower bag to camp from a water source.