Friday, April 1, 2016

GTD's Base Camp is Heating Up!

Introducing The GTD Hot Cleanse 4000XL Portable Shower System! (just made that name up!)

We're looking forward to trying out our newly improved heated camp shower system this weekend!

We usually have to assemble everything when we get to camp, but we were able to build a pre-assembled version on a hand cart for easy mobility and quick set-up. This should save us 1-2 hours on our base camp set-up (depending on how many showers we provide).

The heater unit is an Eccotemp L5 tankless water heater that runs off of propane & 2 D batteries (for the igniter). It can connect directly to a hose or to a Flowjet water pump when a hose is not an option (we can pump water directly from a 55 gallon barrel with the Flowjet). When using the water pump we need electricity to power it which usually comes from our portable generator.

We have an enclosed shelter that envelopes the shower unit for personal privacy.

Thank you YouTube & Google for some critical ideas that helped shape this rough draft design.

I will let you know how it works after this weekend's camping retreat =)