Very few boaters don’t have to conserve water on board. Even with a watermaker and generator, it’s still not unlimited. And if you’re anchored out and jerry-canning it in the dinghy, you really don’t want to have to cart it more often than necessary. At the same time, we all want a decent lifestyle — we’re not foregoing cleanliness or risking dehydration!
Over the years, Dave and I learned a number of different ways to stretch our water supply without interfering with our lifestyle — and we were frequently in a very hot climate. Over time, conserving water becomes automatic — but until then, here’s a mini-series of tips I’ve posted here:
- Water Filtering Systems
- Four Easy Ways to Conserve Water
- Tips for Hand-Washing Dishes
- Don’t Let Bugs Into Your Water Tank
- Conserve Water with Your Gear Choices
- Easy Water Fill
- Provisioning & Water
- How Much Water?
- Turn It Off . . .
- Do You Love Making Cookies But Dread Washing Up?
- Pasta on the Boat
- Leave-In Conditioner
- Making Water Taste Good
- Cold Brewed Ice Tea
- How to Use Less Water on Your Soapy Dishes
- Doing Laundry By Hand
- Tips on Using a Solar Shower