I have a Big Kahuna. A plastic dog food storage container with a 12V pump inside and a on-demand shower handle on a hose outside. Pour in cold water, heat a pot of hot water on the stove, dump in the hot, take shower. Works, hasn't failed, 6 years later.
The best type of ground tent in the wind is a four season tent that doesn't have screen material anywhere near the ground. Solid sides up to 18" to 2' largely solves the dust blowing in along the ground problem. The super vented 3- or 2-season tents whose walls are composed mostly of screen...
Wouldn't one be able to connect the starting battery with heavy cable directly to a matching size and type house battery, thereby creating, effectively, one large battery that has double the capacity of either battery alone?
In case anyone is interested, the European-made 20L Jerrycans seem to have dropped in price at Deutsch Optik...competition, perhaps. Now cost less than when I got mine about 5 years ago. The least leaky gas cans I've ever used.
You could easily kill all your time in Death Valley and the Mojave Preserve, but with that amount of time, you could easily fit in a short trip to southern Utah or northern Arizona. From southern Death Valley/Mojave Preserve area, look at the possibilities of the 5-ish hour drive up I-15 to St...
Most of the entire country east of the Rockies is privately owned. I guess the crooked speculators and grifters that took most of the homestead act lands weren't that interested in burning deserts and steep mountainsides.