How to take a Navy Shower

By: Diy maven Jul 12, 2007

According to Wikipedia, a standard 10 minute shower uses 60 gallons (230 liters) of water, whereas a Navy shower uses 3 gallons (11 liters) of water.

Although never in the Navy, I have had to take my share of Navy showers. Anyone who has spent time in the woods, in an RV or on a boat are most likely familiar with the concept. For the rest of you who haven’t experienced this ultimate water-conserving method of personal hygiene, here’s a helpful video complements of Al.



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I had to laugh when I read this... My 75 year old Grandfather fought in the Korean War and even after all those years, this is still how he showers. He uses a low-flo shower head with a built in on/off button to make things easier. :)
Our house has a well.

Cute video production and quite thought-provoking. We are going through a severe drought here (Alabama), and I thought I was doing a good thing taking showers instead of tub baths... I will do better! :)

@malleron: If you have to do it with cold water, you certainly get down to business a lot faster. But I bet I get a lot cleaner with the hot water! I lived without hot water for a few months once, and that forever made me appreciate hot water!

This rocks!! Of course, this assumes that one is taking showers only to get clean or perhaps that one's water does not need to run for a while to attain one's preferred temp each time it's turned off. I know for myself, it's a lot easier to turn off the sink faucet when I'm brushing my teeth because neither my teeth nor my toothbrush cares what temp the water is. After taking 1 similar Navy style bath with cold (even at room temperature) bottled water during Hurricane Wilma, I actually avoided bathing for the 5 days my power was out. Omg, how spoiled am I?!?

you so funny....

That shower isn't Navy, it's more like honeydew green...
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