The Sponge Bath. I have heard it called other things but we always called washing from a basin: a spit bath. If water services stop and those on wells need to start conserving water, you will need to be good at taking a sponge/spit bath. People are used to hopping in the shower everyday and getting clean. But cleaning yourself from a basin is a skill in my opinion. We have a metal basin and when our well was down, this was our shower. I would bring home water from work (didn't want to tap into my stored) and bathe this way. Soldiers may be experienced in bathing this way plus campers have to do this. We have no running water at camp so I have had experience. I wonder how many of you could go one week of no showers, using only one gallon of water a day to perform your hygiene ritual. Share your sponge bathe tips and experiences and if you have never done it, I challenge you. PS- I always set a cup of water aside first thing for teeth brushing and face washing.