Heating water using a kettle on the stove for washing up or dishes is not difficult, but after a few days, I do enjoy a hot shower. For less than $100 we purchased a nifty Trailwood propane hot water heater at Canadian Tire. When in use, it fits easily in the head on top of the vanity at the sink. We store it away under the diner table, when not in use in its carry bag. All you do is attach a propane canister, attach the water to the faucet, turn on the water, light the propane and away you go! Instant hot water coming from the tap on the heater. We haven’t been able to fit any type of shower head to it, but I sit comfortably on a small plastic fold away stool underneath the water flow and the funky set up works perfectly for taking a shower. The slower the water flow, the hotter is the water. Such a smart bit of engineering to save water. The picture shows an identical model set up permanently to a portable water source. As of 2014 it is available at Canadian Tire for $199. We bought ours at the end of the season for a lot less. Obviously on sale.
Product information from Canadian Tire is as follows:
“Lightweight (4 kg) hot water heater for the campsite, picnic, RV or backyard. Powered by 1lb propane tank. Heats water up to 70ºC (160ºF). Canadian Tire Warranty: 2 year repair only warranty redeemable at any Canadian Tire store.”