Anyone use a Maqiq (yupik name for steam bath) or a sauna instead of a shower? I've started taking maquiqs with a sponge bath at the end now that I'm living in the bush. Anyone else use them as an alternative to a shower or bath? For 3-5 people we use about 10 gallons of non-purified river water for the steam/ bathing and about 1/2 a quart per person of clean water for drinking. The ones out here are pretty simple/ cheap to build being about 8x12 with a stove made out of a 55 gallon drum or cut down fuel oil tank.
To me it seems like they are a pretty good "bush" bath and a nice relaxer at the end of a long day.