Thursday, August 19, 2010

One Gallon Shower. Dominos.

3"In our boondocking (dry camping) seminars, we talk about how to conserve fresh-water usage plus decreasing the amount of water going into your grey tank. It fills 2-4 times faster than the black tank. We addressed several water-saving techniques in our last article entitled, "Stay Longer and Stay Free by Boondocking (Dry Camping)."


A "real" Navy shower on display in the Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport, Washington.


Another easy method is to take more efficient showers. Often called a "Navy" shower, this is a technique the Navy uses to decrease the amount of shower water an individual uses.

The First Day… Have someone note the total amount of time the shower water is running normally while you take your "normal" shower. Do not time the water dribbling through the diverter……….

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Here's how… Get a container marked off in gallons (a tub, pot, etc.). Put it in the shower, start timing, and run the shower for a total time equal to when you took your "normal" shower. How much water did you use?

Next, run, catch, and measure the total water you used for your "Navy" shower.""


But what if your water heater won't work:



See the winner at the end:

That's just for fun, today!


pidge said...

That video is adorable. Loved it. Good work.

Gypsy said...

I also loved the video! What in the world was the animal that won?

LakeConroePenny,TX said...

Thank you for your comment, Gypsy.
He is cute isn't he?
Usually they are just seen when they are road kill in TX!

Like the old TX saying:
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
"To show the armadillo that it could be done."

Mike said...

Navy shower isn't hard..., did it for real back on a submarine in the 70s. Karen, on the other hand, still hasn't got the knack.

Funny video. Reminds me of opening the front door to get the cat bowl -- only to find an armadillo eating at it.