I brought a propane water heater with a battery powered pump, deep cycle battery etc... did not have time to test it before I left, and found on playa that the pump was not powerful enough to push the water through my hoses..... fortunately, I also brought a 2 gallon garden sprayer! That was pretty magnificent!
folded a large towel in half, placed it in the bottom of my little pool, and used the garden sprayer (without the long nozzle as it just worked better for me that way) to wet myself down as I knelt or sat on the towel. lather, rinse ahhhhh, clean and sweet! I also brought a little step stool that my husband used as a seat when he bathed... once done with your bath, hang the towel to dry, and you are left with no gray water! I bathed every day and washed my hair the first 6 of 10 days we were there! Another thing that worked was the lemongrass/ginger massage scrub that we used instead of soap. Delightful fragrance and left your skin just lightly oiled...
The other thing we tried this year that worked extremely well was the dish washing system I learned from you all here.... (and we had a chef in our camp and ate extremely well every single day! Real food which generated pots & pans to be washed...) When a person was finished using their personal plate, it was wiped into the compost can with a paper towel, then spritzed from the 'dish soap' spray bottle, wiped over with a wet paper towel, and then spray rinsed with the clean water spray bottle... I put just a tiny bit of bleach and dish soap into the spray bottle and filled it the rest of the way up with water. It was extremely effective... every one in camp having their own personal dishes and utensils was perfect.... I was happy to wash the few extra sets that were used for guests.
I was very happy with that.... lastly, this year's gray water solution was better too...... obviously, we generated less gray water, and we evaporated what we could, but, I was gifted early in the year with two large blue plastic containers that had held some kind of pool supply. The containers had a large opening and screw top. I kept one in camp until it was half full or so, then moved it into the back of the utility trailer while it was still light enough to move easily, then started the second. I would say that I may have brought home 35 to 40 gallons, but that was for a camp of 10 full time residents, and our kids camp that visited for showers and meals every day... there were 5 more of those, and we had guests at every meal. All in all, it worked quite well.
Work is Love Made Visible. KG