Camping is lots of fun. However most of us enjoy a shower at least once in a while on prolonged trips and not every campground has a shower house. There are lots of instructables on how to make a shower, but what do you do about getting a little privacy while you use it? Here's how to make a quick and easy shower area out of PVC that can double as a changing area if need be.. Although not ideal for backpacking, i think it's going to be great for those of us who are car campers.
Step 1: Don't be a tool
It doesn't take much in the way of tools to put this shower area together. A drill and bit, some pliers, and something to cut the PVC pipe with.
Step 2: Bits and pieces
You will need
4 lengths of 1/2 inch PVC pipe
4 1/2 inch elbow slip joints
4 eye hooks
rope or paracord
The pipe can be whatever lengths you feel comfortable with for the size of your shower. I used ones that were slightly shorter than four feet, and it made for a pretty roomy shower area. Be sure the rope or paracord you select fits through the eye hooks.
Step 3: Screw it
Pre drill a hole in the corner of the elbow and then place an eye hook. You want it to be snug, so use a smaller drill bit and then use the pliers to screw the eye hook in. Nobody wants their shower falling down while it's in use!
Step 4: Connect four
Connect the pvc pipes to the elbows to make a square (or rectangle if you cut two pieces shorter and two pieces longer).
Step 5: I'm knot kidding
Take your para cord or rope and thread it through the eye hooks from corner to corner making a big 'X'. Leave a loop in the center so that you have a way to hang your framework from a nearby tree while camping. You want to make the line snug, but no so tight that it distorts the pvc frame.