- Oct 26, 2008
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Be there, done that. Not for a long time. Don't want to do it again.Hey, Hey, Hey.
I have lived without indoor plumbing for years. Its not the end of the world. Using an outhouse can be an experience when it gets real cold. But it won't kill you.
Alot of these indoor showers are(I found the carboy ones on the net)nothing more than a gargage can filled with water, runs from there by means of a s,mall pump, to an on demand hot water heater and out the other end.
An in expensive shower stall is all you need. If you have to "haul" your own water this drained shower water can be used in your garden.
There are still many many people here who don't have plumbing and they live in some pretty fancy dwellings.
The first few years I lived here, I lived in the bush. Not only did we not have running water, but no electricity, no phones and damn sure no internet. I got my school books from a plane that would fly over and toss it out the door in a big orange bag. I would have to fire up the snowmachine to go get it.
If you are still curious on the outhouse thing, google the word "honey bucket".
STILL beats living in the city.
I will post some pictures of my outhouse. it is painted and decorated tastefully. Some say it resembles a museum of sorts. Just the way it is.
As far as winemaking goes, for me to make 5 gallons of wine I go through about 15 gallons of water for cleaning etc, and who knows how much propane. Those of you who have indoor plumbing may not pay much attention to it, but have you ever actually thought about how much water you use? Most toilets for instance use around 3 gallons per flush, a shower? Who knows. If you have a spouse and a couple kids, the numbers go up.
When you haul your own, you take notice of this usage. I am not saying hug a bunny, but we all should be aware of what our "footprint" is on the environment.
One last point. When you flush, or even your shower, where does it go? Do you know? Look into it, you may be shocked.
Living in the Last Frontier and respecting it,