Sunday, November 9, 2008

Free hot water

A barrel or bucket painted black or other dark color, filled with water and set in the sun (even in the winter) will absorb enough solar rays to heat hot enough to wash dishes, do laundry, or even bathe. It may take a few hours, so keep an eye on it and move it if necessary to keep it in the sunshine. Alternatively, stretch a long hose across a sunny lawn (even on a warm winter day as long as you keep it up out of snow) will heat water in a few hours.


Anonymous said...

Such a simple yet very smart thing to do. We've done this when camping and when very, very short of money.

Margaret said...

I've used hot water from the garden hose in the summer. It never occured to me to do the same in the winter. Thank You
Regards, Peg