Friday, May 8, 2015

A question to the panel


Now that I officially live in a van, what's the shit/shower/shave/maybe workout plan? I can get wifi, coffee, and oily, sad croissants at Starbucks, but the Starbucks bathroom shower of shame has limited appeal. Here are some ideas, chime in if you're a seasoned road warrior/Matt Foley/



YMCA membership:

Their image, not mine. 



LA Fitness:





Au natural:





20 comments:

Anonymous said...

The river on weekends and YMCA on weekdays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nhgfjrKi0o

Kill yourself.

Anonymous said...

Costco size box of moist towelettes. Wipe daily

Anonymous said...

1- Bumper Dumper: http://www.thehobosoul.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/turkey1.jpg

2- Go DIY:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Camping-Shower-1/

3- Yeah, high roller. With all the money you save, go to fancy man-spas and have someone else shave you.

SnM Ben said...

Preferred option for myself is river/stream/lake nearby. Do asap i.o.w. still hot and sweaty so any water will do- even the river in Lot 5 at Whistler which is amongst the coldest of waters.

Second option is bike wash hose. Trail heads or bike shops often have these to use. Works well and a good opportunity to put on a show for the ladies (or men if that's your thing). Con is you can't get naked.

Third is cheap motel. Every now and then spring for a little luxury. Remind yourself you're human.

Fourth. Her place. Only fourth cause I'm ugly and it never happens. But my mind goes there sometimes when the bike wash hose is down my chamois... one day dammit.

KenBot3000 said...

Use the bumper-dumper to fertilize a vegetable garden in a flat trailer you tow behind the van. Hawk the goods at local farmers markets or YMCA parking lots.
Take smoke baths over campfires. You'll avoid the skin diseases from the river AND still get to meet the local law enforcement!

Anonymous said...

Car wash sans van.

When you are a dirty bastard a good scrubbing is what you need.

Justin Qualey said...

Truck stop showers. You can also look into the going rates for being a Lot Lizard. Might be a new career if the cash/Meth is good.

Joseph Kreidler said...

My 8 year old days YMCA for the free towels.

Joseph Kreidler said...

*says

BawngRippa69420 said...

You can come share the shower with me.

<3

Anonymous said...

One parking space? Faggot

ripdogg1 said...

$5 gets you day use at the State Park. Also, there's no shame in scrubbing your bonch in what ever PUBLIC bathroom you see fit. #seeyouaroundbuddy

Derp said...

this is the best post you have ever made.

I vote for the river most often. That shit is buck. Street cred through the roof. Extra points for leeches.

YMCA when you're feeling like a classy son bitch.

LA Fitness when you have the runs and want to shit in the shower.

Derp said...

oh and the costco wipes idea is hella solid. keep those on hand for wiping up cum stains.

Justin Qualey said...

You should give the Y a few points because you can shower and eat there.

Anonymous said...

You forgot "kill yourself" as an option.

Anonymous said...

https://www.reddit.com/r/vandwellers/

Anonymous said...

Dissapointed reddit didn't go for Vandwellists

Anonymous said...

24 hour fitness has more chicks and is always open.

Consider a pet such as a mixed breed mutt or even a little kitten.

You don't want any facial hair if you are living in a vehicle, otherwise most people assume it's a permanent situation.

Max said...

After years actually living in a van, I finally found a way to shower easily in my van. Here's what I did. First I built a contraption with pvc pipes designed to hold a shower curtain attached to the roof inside the van. You'll need to figure this part out for yourself. I leave mine in place even though it's easily removable. Next I bought a plastic storage container at walmart like this one : http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/sterilite-38-l-ultra-latch-box-blue-eclipse/6000083361076
and a camping shower like this : http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battery-Powered-Handheld-Portable-Outdoor-Camping-Shower-/131245695597

So I hook up the curtain, put the plastic container on a towel on the floor, warm up some water in large pot ( 2 gallons is enough usually) and drop the shower pump in it when ready. Enjoy short but satisfying shower. Then empty container and let everything dry. Stuff everything back in the container and store away. You're welcome.