How to make a hiking bath
You will need
- - ready mobile bath;
- - poles for the frame;
- - stones;
- - an ax;
- - polyethylene (awning);
- - firewood;
- - water;
- - a mug, a ladle and a large water tank;
- - rope (wire);
- - Scotch tape;
- - straw (branches, spruce branches, grass);
- - birch or oak brooms.
Buy ready-made hikingbathhouseif you like often and long to rest in nature. Explore the market for such structures, for example, Mobiba products (Mobile Baths) or Altai. The complete sets include folding frame walls and a portable stove with a pipe. You can pick up a sauna in human growth, and even with a waiting room. Of course, you have to take care of the transportation of bulk purchases. A more compact and economical option is an awning tent like “Nova Tur”, which, if necessary, can be removed from the bag and hoisted onto a homemade frame.
Find a suitable place to install a bath. Nearby there should be a warm river or a lake so that after an improvised steam room you can have a dip.You will also need water to pour the stove and prevent a possible fire. Well, if there is a solid rock on the shore - it will be the perfect floor for a hiking sauna.
Collect the stones - even the most sophisticated bath set with a wood stove will not do without them. They must be of different shapes and sizes, dense and uniform. If there is a choice and you understand the rocks, choose volcanic; granite, basalt or andesite. To check the strength of the element of the future steam can be heated and dipped into the water, or hit on another stone. At the same time, collect firewood.
Set up a fireplace, so that the stones have time to warm up properly (within 3-4 hours). The easiest option is to make a stone hill, to overlay it with a large number of logs and set it on fire. You can also lay out the layers: firewood; stones; firewood, etc.
While the fire burns through, start building a frame for the bath. If you have a finished tent, fold it according to the manufacturer's instructions. For the “naked” tent without racks and for improvised walls, find long poles. Set the vertical sticks along the perimeter, and cross the top with ropes (wire).Pull on the wall frame; optimal material at hand - a large cut of thick polyethylene.
Check how hot the stove is - spray it with water. If the moisture hissed and evaporated, you need to move the mobile walls and install from above the stove. Stretch the roof so that it becomes more sloping over the hot stones - then the heat will not stagnate. Fix the tent with four pegs, and the film with stones.
It remains to lay out the floor of straw, grass, spruce. If possible, prepare birch or oak brooms on the spot; also use the remains of branches as a flooring. Put a container with water, a mug or a ladle in the bath - and you can steam.