While camping, “clean” is a relative term. While you are traveling, it is essential to maintain your hygiene. Having no access to traditional showers and baths makes this difficult. The following tips will help you stay clean while renting a camper van:


If you have access to a campground with shower facilities, take advantage of them! Bring along some biodegradable soap and a quick-dry towel so that you can clean up before bed. VegasCampers also provides a portable battery powered shower head which you can use wherever you find some privacy!

Dude Wipes

If you have trouble showering every day or two, you can use Dude Wipes. If no showers are available, you can still stay clean by using baby wipes or wet wipes to freshen up. Be sure to pack enough wipes for everyone in your group. Just make sure that they are flushable and biodegradable so you do not have to worry about them harming the environment. You can find them at most camping supply stores.

Go Swimming!

Swimming in a lake or river is both refreshing and a great way to get the gross off. You should avoid swimming near other hikers’ water supplies, camps, and fishing areas, and don’t use soap. Flowing rivers have a lower chance of harboring harmful bacteria.


You will probably want to wear the same clothes more than once while you are on your trip. To keep them from getting too dirty, wash them regularly.

There are a few ways to wash your clothes while traveling in a camper van. You can hand wash them in a sink or basin. Another option is to use a portable washing machine. You can find them at many camping supply stores.


However, there is another method to wash your clothes. You can use scrubba to wash your clothes.

Scrubba is an invention that makes it possible for you to wash your clothes wherever you are. As a matter of fact, it is basically a dry bag with a built-in washboard.

There’s no need to use very much washing detergent, but you can experiment with it. In addition to being portable and lightweight, it provides a handy way of drying your clothes after using.

  • Pour clean, hot water and cleaning liquid into the bag to a volume of 20 – 40%;
  • Add clothes!
  • In a similar manner to a compression sack, remove any excess air;
  • Close the bag by rolling down the top a few times and clicking the straps together;
  • For best results, rub vigorously for 30 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on your needs;
  • Wash the clothes with some clean water (it doesn’t have to be hot) and then rinse them;
  • Remove and dry.

Scrubba comes with a dry kit and a lightweight towel. Wrap each garment separately in the towel and twist to dry.

Brush Your Teeth

It is essential to brush your teeth regularly, even while you are on vacation. Pack a travel toothbrush and toothpaste so that you can keep your teeth clean.

If you are camping in a remote location, you may not have access to running water. In this case, you can use bottled water to brush your teeth. Just be sure to pack enough water for everyone in your group.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining good hygiene. It will also help you stay cool in the summer heat. Be sure to pack enough water for everyone in your group and drink it regularly throughout the day.

It is essential to stay hydrated while you are on the road. Be sure to pack enough water for everyone in your group. You may also want to carry a water filter so that you can drink from any water source.

Hand sanitizer

Sanitizer is an important part of any camping trip. Not only does it help keep you clean, but it can also protect you from getting sick. Here are a few tips on how to use sanitizer while camping. 

Camping trips can be a lot of fun but can also be a bit dirty. Between the dirt and the bugs, it’s easy to get messy quickly. That’s where sanitizer comes in handy. It helps you to quickly and easily clean your hands and surfaces without having to take a shower or use soap and water. 

Many different types of sanitizers are available, so choose the one that best suits your needs. Some sanitizers are designed for hands only, while others can be used on both hands and surfaces. 

Sanitizing gel is a good option for hand-held items like phones and cameras since it doesn’t require water or rinsing. Just rub it into your hands until it dries completely. You can also buy wipes or sprays that are specifically designed for camping trips – just make sure to read the instructions carefully so that you know how to use them effectively. 

No matter what type of sanitizer you choose, always follow the directions on the label carefully. And most importantly, have fun!

Pack a Microfiber Towel

A microfiber towel is a great way to dry off after a shower. Be sure to pack one for each person in your group. You can find microfiber towels at most online or camping supply stores.

Have a dedicated pair of sleep clothes

Put on your sleep clothes after giving yourself a baby wipe shower. To keep your sleepwear clean, you should never take it out of the tent (except to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night). Some people set up their tents and cook on fire while wearing the same clothing as they sleep in. Don’t do it!

The clothing fibers collect things like pollen and smoke from campfires, which you don’t like if they are on your skin while you sleep. Also, what will you wear if you accidentally get your sleep clothing wet outside your tent? Ensure you have an extra pair of pants/shorts and an extra t-shirt specifically for sleeping.