The coldest shower

Cold plunges are all the rage. What do you do if you're a broke founder like me? You go full Mcgyver. Read along if you want one of the cheapest ways to get sub-40-degree Fahrenheit showers. We're talking less than 100 dollars. The setup takes probably 5 minutes (if you include opening packages).

What do you need

Simple as that! 

How does it work?

  1. Fill the 20 liter jug with water.
  2. Put it in the fridge overnight. I moved the bottom shelf up to make space.
  3. When ready for the cold shower, drop the camp shower into the 20-liter jug.
  4. Turn it on.
  5. 🥶

Pros - cheap, portable, less water use, probably less energy use. You can do it in the comfort of your shower. It's perfect for rentals and apartments where you can't have a full plunge and get water everywhere.

Cons - Not as full body. Camp showers are fairly low-pressure, but it gets the job done.

Cold shower results

I started doing this a few weeks ago. First, I tried giant blocks of ice, buying ice, etc., all the normal ways. It was way too time-intensive for me and productized cold plunges are too expensive. . 

I set a timer for 3 minutes. 

The first minute is awful. 

The second minute the calmness starts to hit you.

The third minute is incredible. 

My mood is transformed, with or without caffeine, for hours afterward. It's also helped a lot with inflammation as I do a lot of weight lifting and Jiu-Jitsu.

Other tips & tricks

  • Since I don't have a bathtub faucet, to fill the jug up, I bought a long oil funnel (for cars) and attached it to the shower head. Then I aim it towards the 20-liter jug.

I'll take a video/photos soon to help!