Camping Water Station - Camping Hack #9

Managing water and maintaining clean hands can be challenging while camping. However, with a simple setup, you can make it easier to keep everyone's hands clean and ensure a well-organized campsite.

This project requires minimal materials, doesn't involve any construction, and is budget-friendly. Here's what you'll need:


  • Water Container With Spigot: A 5 to 7-gallon water container, available at outdoor supply stores or DIY home improvement stores.
  • Sturdy Paper Towel Holder: Invest in a durable paper towel holder to ensure longevity.
  • Bungee Cords: Use 18-inch bungee cords (number may vary depending on the container size) to secure the towel dispenser.
  • Water Bucket: Purchase an inexpensive 5-gallon bucket from a home improvement store. This bucket will collect grey water and prevent your campsite from becoming muddy.
  • Trash Can With Lid: Choose a trash container with a secure lid to prevent paper towels from blowing around the campground.
  • Soap: Any soap of your preference will work, though foam dispensers are commonly used.
  • Paper Towels: Opt for Select-A-Size paper towels to promote efficient use.

To set up the campsite water station, follow these steps:

  1. Securely attach the paper towel holder to the top of the water container using bungee cords.
  2. Position the grey water bucket directly beneath the water container.
  3. Place the soap dispenser and waste bin adjacent to the water source.

By implementing this camping hack, you'll have a convenient and organized camping water station that facilitates hand cleanliness while camping.

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