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What to do with the cob after you have eaten the corn off?

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posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 12:20 AM
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Sorry for the slightly misleading title, but what are you going to use when all your toilet paper is gone?

Good article on wikipedia but I don't think it goes far enough, there has to be more ideas (though I hadn't thought of corn cobs before).

en.wikipedia.org...

This has a couple of more ideas.
www.toiletpaperhistory.net...




posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 12:25 AM
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a reply to: Cinrad

The right sorts of leaves do well. The wrong ones, not so much.

Oddly enough, what sorts of leaves make good butt wipe is covered in most survival courses.

eta: from living on a farm and at least occasionally having to use an outhouse at some of the older relatives', corncobs are very nice, old Sears catalogs are good too.

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posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 12:33 AM
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Thanks OP. I just had a corn on the cob dinner and ran out of toilet paper.

Edit: It's stuck. What do I do?



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 12:35 AM
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a reply to: RedDragon

The only way to get it out is to twerk. Twerk like a mad man.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: Cinrad
The title made me think it would be about composting lol. The links were interesting though.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 12:40 AM
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Dried corn cobs can also be burned as fuel.
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posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 12:44 AM
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Well... I never knew there was a Wiki page on..that
lol



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 01:26 AM
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You can also use cobs to grow an edible mushroom, pleurotus ostreatus, that stuff grows on anything really. you just need to conveniently have the mycelium stashed in some cryogenic tank somewhere when the Apocalypse hits


Anyways in my house there used to be something like this in the bathroom




posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 02:12 AM
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In England at one time 50+ yrs back it was considered Pigs food.

And in various parts, including NA Tomatoes were considered Poison only given to ones enemy.Tomatoes — Lycopersicon esculentum — are in the Solanaceae family, which includes deadly nightshades and other poisonous plants.

Honestly though, i've no idea what the husks could be used for, other than more pig food?

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posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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Probably better than the stuff we got a school.. Also doubled up as tracing paper..



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 02:20 AM
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originally posted by: awareness10
Honestly though, i've no idea what the husks could be used for, other than more pig food?


Tamales, of course.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 02:36 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam

originally posted by: awareness10
Honestly though, i've no idea what the husks could be used for, other than more pig food?


Tamales, of course.


ah i've never heard of that.

Like this?

cdn.patch.com...



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 02:50 AM
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All kinds of uses for corn cobs. A few:

Poke a long nail in each end of a dried cob and use as a paint roller to make a neat pattern.
stove fuel
Make a corncob pipe
Use as a pot scrubber after it has dried well.
Corn cob jelly
Livestock food
Attach a dried cob to long sturdy limb and use as a back and body scruber
Compost


ETA:



only $13.99 off of Ebay! New income anyone?
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posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam
old Sears catalogs are good too

Do they still make those? I figured out 'the technique' right after the first swipe. LOL



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 03:20 AM
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a reply to: Cinrad

Pretty sure they would clog up my sewage system.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 04:01 AM
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originally posted by: Indigent
You can also use cobs to grow an edible mushroom, pleurotus ostreatus, that stuff grows on anything really. you just need to conveniently have the mycelium stashed in some cryogenic tank somewhere when the Apocalypse hits


Anyways in my house there used to be something like this in the bathroom




I am going to have nightmares over this for sure.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 04:09 AM
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originally posted by: awareness10

Like this?

cdn.patch.com...


A picture of gastronomic heaven.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 04:10 AM
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originally posted by: Snarl

originally posted by: Bedlam
old Sears catalogs are good too

Do they still make those? I figured out 'the technique' right after the first swipe. LOL


Sad, but no. And shiny paper catalogs with clay coatings are no bueno for buttwipe.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 05:36 AM
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In the wild the best thing to wipe ur butt with is dirt. Until you come across water.

The poop will stick to dirt and form kerds that fall off. Then you simply knock the remaining dirt off.



posted on Jun, 30 2016 @ 05:56 AM
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Ive always used complaint letters my neighbors leave on my door. I collect them for just that purpose.

A few good handfulls of dry sandy dirt will absorb most of the liquid and scrape away the gunk. Its messy but works. Dont ask me how I know. Be sure to dust off the left over sand clinging to your keaster afterwards or youll be sugarcookied and sorry. Then just plow your hands into some clean dirt afterwards a few times to "clean" them. Hey desperate times call for desperate measures.



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