- December 6th, 2008
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Gearing up for the big Grand Canyon trip. Here is my home-made hand-washing station. The idea is that you wash your hands with a non-toxic, biodegradable soap, capture the soapy rinse water, and dilute it in the river when you dump it. This cuts down on the footprint that is left by each individual group at various campsites down in the Big Ditch. My primer-bulb-pump is connected to a 6′ and a 3′ section of 3/8″ tubing, and a 3/8″ copper pipe is acting as the faucet. One bucket is for river water, and the other bucket is to contain the soapy wash water. Two overlapping spring-loaded clamps hold the copper in place (1.5 & 2″ clamps).
Looking forward to using my new creation! This will be a great addition to the kitchen box.
 Here’s where the “super high flow primer bulb” came from: