For the first 45-60 days after the base was attacked, we didn't have enough water to take showers. Even if we had the water, no one in their right mind would be caught above ground without a flack jacket and helmet. After water became available for showers, the men from Recon dug a huge hole by hand and built a shower facility completely under ground. We had 3-4 layers of sand bags on the roof and one side was open. If you wanted a shower, you had to carry water back from the water point and dump it in the barrels above ground. It took 2 trips to the water point to get enough water for a shower.