Originally Posted by ben2go
a few years back, I read that a single person averages 30 gallons of water per day. I'd say that's very conservative. I use a bit more than that when I'm home. However, that average is including so many toilet trips, a shower, bushing teeth, and I assume washing dishes and clothes. I have done some long trips on my motorcycle with all camping. I have my water usage down to 3 liters per day. This includes all water I use for brushing teeth, showering, dishes, eating, and drink. Most of it is for drinking.
Gee, my gf and I would go camping for days and not even use the 7 gallons of fresh water we had in a jug. Of course, there were no showers involved. We took what she called a “wh***’s bath” using wet wipes. However, we had a portable outdoor shower and I was surprised it only took two gallons to take a shower that did not feel like I was being stingy. She had a 15 gallon water tank in her little rv that we used for flushing, but I am not counting that here because we are talking composting toilet here, and we never used all the water in that tank anyway.