Camping season is in full swing! And with Father’s Day weekend approaching, it’s going to be a busy one!
If you’re unfamiliar with dry camping it basically means that you are camping without any hook-ups. That means no water, no electricity and no sewer. All of your resources are limited. Whatever you came in with is all that you have to use. If you’re interested in camping beachfront, this is usually the case.
Our number 1 challenge when dry camping is water. With two young kids it can be difficult trying to ration the amount of water we use each day especially when getting dirty is part of the daily activity. Trying to use as little water as possible usually means we don’t get to take full showers. We only clean what’s necessary- hands, feet, etc. We’ve also implemented what we call “ghetto showers.” More on that in another post.
Having a limited amount of water also means that we’ve had to resort to using disposables while camping. I know, I know, this is what most people use when they go camping. But, for me, it was a really big deal having to switch from using real plates to disposables. I just hate having to throw something away that was only used once. I was stubborn at first and refused to go the disposable route. This maybe lasted for 3 trips. After that, I was like, screw it! It was just too much work trying to wash a sink full of dishes using only four cups of water. I’m exaggerating it’s probably more like 6 cups of water. You get the point. It was so annoying trying to wash dishes this way so I succumbed and started using disposables.
Have you dry camped before? What things do you do differently when dry camping?