And here is a way to shower that the New York Times deemed fit to print:
A Household Shower From Hardware-Store Staples
Showering with soap and water is more than just comforting; it can reduce the chances that a child who plays in filthy gutters gets sick. But for many people in developing countries, showers are an unaffordable luxury.
Jessica Yeh and Narbeh Dereghishian, students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., have fashioned a cheap, simple shower from a pesticide sprayer and a lawn sprinkler — items that can be bought for about $17 in hardware and farm supply stores. A family using it fills the sprayer’s two-gallon tank with warm water, pumps up the pressure, and hangs the lawn sprinkler — a yellow halo-shaped ring — on a hook or branch. It is turned on or off by a valve on a hose connecting the sprinkler to the sprayer.
“We tested it with families in Chile who were displaced by the 2010 earthquake,” Mr. Dereghishian said. “They were bathing ‘by parts’ — they’d heat water on the stove and splash it on themselves with cups. It takes a little more time to take our shower, but the experience makes up for it.”
The two-gallon tank holds enough water for two adults or three children. The team is working on a stainless-steel version that can be directly heated on a stove or fire and has a foot pedal on the hose to control the flow.
Obviously, only a sprayer that has never been used for pesticides is safe to use. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/health/27shower.html?ref=science
Thanks M, This is excellent and has been presented in different forms here on the ning but I posted your link to the group "Surviving the Earth Changes"
Re flower pot cooler/fridge.Just had a look -what a good idea!Very handy to know.Thanks for the info.
Also the shower is a great idea.