How to Make a Camping Solar Shower Bag Cover
For any experienced camper, the importance of a hot shower after a long day of trekking and exploring can’t be overstated. But if you don’t have a reliable hot water source at your campsite, the shower can quickly become a miserable experience. That’s where a camping solar shower bag comes in. Solar shower bags are affordable, lightweight, and easy to use, and they allow you to transform any sunny day into a hot shower. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to make a camping solar shower bag cover that will help you stay clean and comfortable when out camping.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
To make your own solar shower bag cover, you’ll need some basic supplies:
- A Nylon or Canvas Bag: choose a bag that is large enough to fit your solar shower bag plus some additional items.
- A Tape Measure and Scissors
- Fabric for the Cover: use durable nylon or canvas fabric large enough to fit your solar shower bag plus some additional items.
- Thread and Needle
- Velcro Strips and Grease Resistant Tape
Step 2: Measure the Shower Bag
To ensure your cover fits properly, take measurements from your camping solar shower bag and transfer them onto your fabric. You’ll want to measure the length, width, and depth of the shower bag, noting down on a piece of paper or in your phone to ensure you have enough fabric. It’s a good idea to leave a few inches extra on each side to ensure the cover fits properly and securely.
Step 3: Cut and Sew the Cover
Once you have the measurements, it’s time to cut out the cover. Place the fabric on a flat surface and pin the measurements of the bag to the fabric, making sure to leave a few inches extra on each side. Cut the fabric according to the measurements, and then sew the fabric pieces together using a sewing machine or by hand.
Step 4: Add the Velcro Strips and Grease Resistant Tape
To keep the cover secure, add a layer of Velcro strips around the top of the cover and the bottom of the bag, as well as some grease resistant tape to ensure any moisture from the shower won’t seep through. Once you are finished, attach the cover and the solar shower bag, and you’re all set!
Making your own camping solar shower bag cover is a great way to keep your equipment clean and in good condition, while also ensuring you have a hot shower wherever you go. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can easily make a shower bag cover that is tailored to your needs and that will last for years to come.