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DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - hand under a stream of water
There are many outdoor activities that might result in you wishing to rinse your hands, such as gardening, tending your hens, etc. If there is no spigot nearby, try this solution using a plastic bottle. The size and rigidity can vary. This DIY outdoor plastic bottle handwashing station project is quick and easy to make.
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DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - hand under a stream of waterThis is a genius idea for any outdoor situation where you might need to wash your hands, but are not near to a water supply.

It is so useful for camping, gardening, barbecues, and picnics.

Supplies:

  • 1 plastic bottle with a screw top
  • 1 pointed tool or drill bit
DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Choose a large sturdy plastic bottle if possible, but any size or quality will do.
  2. If you are using a pointed tool such as a pair of scissors, heating them up in the flame of a gas cooker or a lighter will help, but be careful the handle doesn't get hot too.
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  4. Make a small hole very near the base of the bottle.
  5. DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - making a hole in side of bottle near base
     
  6. Cover the hole with your finger while you fill the bottle and replace the cap.
  7. DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - filling bottle
     
  8. Stand the bottle near the edge of your work surface and loosen the lid.
  9. DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - putting lid on
     
  10. The water will stream out of the hole.
  11. DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station
     
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  12. You will now be able to wash your hands freely.
  13. DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - water flowing on to palm of hand
     
    DIY Outdoor Plastic Bottle Handwashing Station - rinsing back of hand
     
  14. To stop the stream of water simply screw the lid tight again.
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