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Making a Portable Pop-up Privacy Curtain?

I am planning a road trip out in the desert with a group that will include men and women. There is very little tree or shrub cover and the trip will be several days long with very little "civilization" for many hours at a time. I am trying to figure out how to construct or where to find a portable pop-up curtain/shield so that all members of the group can stop for the inevitable potty breaks and still have a little privacy in these open spaces.

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It needs to be compact/lightweight, portable, and freestanding. I need ideas. Thanks in advance.

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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

If you have room to carry it, how about a porch table umbrella, opened and on its side? The one for my porch table is 6" in diameter, and it would hide me behind it. (I'm 5"6".)

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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

Try a portable shower enclosure made from a $ store plastic shower curtain and a hula hoop. Very portable and inexpensive.

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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

If everyone pitches in just 10.00 you can get one of these.

www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326837652... (Affiliate Link)
for just 49.95. If you have time, you can probably find them at the local dept. stores, too.

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But, the hoola hoop and shower curtain is an excellent idea. You just need to make the hoop "hangable" with an "S" hook for a tree branch, but if you are going to the desert, you probably won't find any of those. I would also suggest one of those little one person popup tents you can shake loose and they uncurl? You may have to squat but hey...

 
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January 17, 20120 found this helpful

You'll need 5 - 10 foot, 1/2 pvc pipes, (just a few dollars at the big box hardware stores and 6 - 1/2 tees. Make 2 rings (hula hoop style) of 1/2 inch PVC cut in 5 foot lengths connect together with 3 - 1/2 tees. It will give you a ring size of almost 5 feet in diameter. Now connect the 2 rings utilizing the remaining connection of each tee with 3 more 5 foot pipes.

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You'll end up with a cylindrical shape frame. The just attach 2 or 3 shower curtains to the top ring and you'll have a free standing portable room for privacy. You will be left with one 5 foot section of pvc pipe as a spare if needed.

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January 21, 20120 found this helpful

Walmart sells a variety of portable pop-up shelters to fit any budget.

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