Could you take a military shower?
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Day 13 of our carbon fast took us to the bathroom where we were asked to shower instead of use a bath. Not only that but it’s been suggested we take less than 5 minutes or even take a ‘military shower’ where the water is used only to rinse – brrrrr.
This is definitely something I want to work on in the summer as mentioned in yesterday’s write up on immersion tanks and heating water.
In the winter it’s not a problem, I have lashings of hot water en tap thanks to my trusty wood stove. In the summer however, when I tend to want to bathe more, I have to put on the immersion tank to have a bath. I really don’t like doing this, and I’m noticing, thanks to my new Onzo monitor, that on the days we use the immersion tank our reading shoots up.
So Mr Green has been given a project by me! It’s to fit a shower over the bath this year. It isn’t straight forward due to the design of our bathroom, but we’ve managed to get a Freecycled shower AND glass shower screen so hopefully he’ll be able to manage it.
I don’t mind taking a 5 minute shower, but I will not be participating in a military shower – I wasn’t cut out for army life and with my BMI I’d positively freeze if I had to stand in there with no warm water flowing over me! Mind you, perhaps showering with a friend would keep me warmer 😉
Tell me about your military showers – how do they work for you?
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