Hand-washing stations – A simple how to

Materials needed:

  • Cooler (any clean vessel capable of maintaining hot water for 8-12 hours)
  • Bungee cords or straps (1-3)
  • Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Hand-sanitizer (if available)
  • Trash bin (a bucket works)
  • Water bin (a bucket works)

Fill the cooler with hot water. Use straps or bungee cords to secure it to your truck, or bring a table or cabinet for the cooler to sit on (see this video for alternative idea).


  • Water should be hot (above 100 degrees)
  • Use a cooler or something with insulation
  • Use paper towels to touch the cooler, rather than your bare hands
  • Sanitize the inside and outside of the cooler after each use