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What toilet tissue is best in SHTF situation?

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:03 AM
Well, its going to have to be wiped up isn't it?

And besides, woun't eveyone be sh*tting themselves then any way?

So what toilet tissue wuld you reccomend for outdoor survival?

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:15 AM
reply to post by airvicemarshal

That is a good question and I wondered about the subject
My son mentioned something about using natural sponges,
dipped in peroxide.
I know that I don't want to use leaves.I know that I will pick
up poison ivy by mistake.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:21 AM
Charmin Ultra is the best

I buy the 24 roll pack

soft on the nipsy

use anything else i just get ringsting

[edit on 14/6/10 by Smiler74]

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:23 AM
reply to post by airvicemarshal

What toilet tissue is best in SHTF situation

Are you right or left handed?


posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:29 AM
Just do it like in the Demolition Man move and use three sea shells

I think toilet paper would be really the last of our concerns in such a situation.

In war times most people use newspapers or other papers, leafs or whatever they can find. Money could be pretty worthless then, so you could even use paper money.

I read somewhere, though i don't know if it was 100% true, that in the 16./17. century some people even tried to use small cats and chickens

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:29 AM
reply to post by airvicemarshal

I suppose the short answer is to ask another question..what do native peoples use for themselves?

I'm guessing some kind of leaf / dry grass arrangement.

Actual toilet tissue in a SHTF situation will not be practical for any length of time, unless you have a lot of storage space going spare to stock up with acres of the stuff.

If you're on the move, or have to bug out, taking valuable space in your pack with TT is not an option.

Perhaps a pack or two of moist baby wipes, will be a luxury for the short term, but again the storage problem rears up (pun intended) again.

In the end, we would be using grasses and leaf matter i would imagine.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:35 AM
Why carry paper that can get wet and become completely useless?

I'd suggest burdoch leaves. The leaf surface is not 'slippery' and does a good job at cleaning. Used it many times in the bush myself and the plant is everywhere.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:40 AM
reply to post by mamabeth

You would only do that once, I assure you.. =D

You might as well get used to the idea of using leaves, pine cones, ect. The good news is after a while without fast food and grease, your excrement will become rabbit like and not require much if any wiping at all. The only time you'll have problems is when you get a stomach bug, so remember to boil all your water. If you're so inclined to, I recommend making a water distillery to take it a step farther. Most water sources you're going to encounter naturally are going to be so full of heavy metal pollutants it won't be good for you, and boiling does nothing but concentrate non organic hazards.

Remember this as well... 3 rounded meals a day = consumerism propaganda. I only eat once every other day and it's a small meal at that. When TSHTF don't go blowing through your food that fast.. Your body will get used to eating less very fast.

This reminds me.. I need to start that conspiracy thread connecting fast food restaurants and TP manufacturers.....

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:49 AM
triple quilted.... course it matters how big the fan is.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:57 AM
Being British, I know only too well the importance of maintaining the stiff upper lip and a sense of decorum and civility.

As such, a good supply of triple ply Aloe-balm infused toilet paper is a must in any doomsday store scenario. Wiping ones arse with a handful of grass or leaves just will not do.
Should normality fail to return before the paper runs out, small furry domestic animals would suffice. These are both absorbant and can be used many times after washing.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:45 AM
reply to post by Cosmic4life

On the contrary my TP free friend.
With 2012 quickly approaching bug out bags or BOB’s are getting quite fashionable.
So this is a major topic as to what are the important things to pack.
I did like the wet sponge idea, but…hehe it is hardly useful in a on the move situation, best for a stationary setup.
After the SHTF it is most wise to unplug said fan before wiping, cuts and doo doo do not mix,… well they do but it may lead to an infection.
In Kalifornia we have more pine / fir type trees (needles not leaves) and pinecones hurt especially after they mature and open up.
Being a retired Plumber I have had some thought about this and what I have is the industrial supply TP it is dense and with 2 rolls you have the volume of about 4 or 6 rolls of the name brand stuff.
After which we hope as a previous poster said your poo will more resemble rabbit dooky and wiping will not be as necessary, plus your body will only put out to waste what it doesn’t use making most people not have to go as frequent.
Well it seems I have given all of my knowledge and I hope that I may have shed some light on this dark area
(Metaphorically anyway not literally ya sickos).

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:49 AM
MRIs will bung you up
so if you eat them
it will cut down on what ever you do chose to use

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 07:58 AM
reply to post by airvicemarshal

LOL these type of questions always make me laugh, I mean if the SHTF I can't see there not being any Toilet paper left. I mean there is like warehouses full of the stuff, there are about 300 shops within 10 miles of me what sell Toilet roll.

To be honest I would be more concerned abut Food, Water, Shelter.

But because this is a sarcastic post I will answer.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:01 AM
reply to post by masqua

Most of us live in the City, no frigging going to the woods when I have a perfectly good toilet at home hehe

Knowing my luck too their will be a killer caterpillar on the leaves or something.

[edit on 14-6-2010 by NotAgain]

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:09 AM
First of all, pine cones and corn cobs just SUCK!

The above poster that referenced using burdock is correct, the plant's juices also have soothing qualities.

Common mullein is nice and soft....and they have been used to treat hemmoroids in the past. The leaves can be crushed mixed in water to kill fish in a survival situation, as it appears that they contain rotenone.

[edit on 14-6-2010 by butcherguy]

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:10 AM
reply to post by butcherguy

mullien give some people butt rash!!!!!!!

[edit on 14-6-2010 by Danbones]

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 08:14 AM
Funny stuff. We could follow the suggestion of one brilliant performer.

Or perhaps we could do what is done in many third-world countires today: one hand for wiping and one hand for eating and never shall the two hands clasp.

I remember reading something in the late 90s from an economic pundit when he was asked what would be the best tradeable commodity when TSHF happens. His reply---toilet paper.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:08 AM
Oh, I should have mentioned, PHONE BOOKS!

They will not be useful for much else, after TSHTF.

Both of my parents grew up using an outhouse and the means of wipage was the Sears-Roebuck catalogue. They said the preferred pages to use were the index section, which was not glossy.

posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:12 AM
reply to post by airvicemarshal

I don't know why but I always pick up on your jokes. You are a funny guy but stop spoofing other threads and come up with a original one.

Regular tp from stay on topic

[edit on 14-6-2010 by packinupngoin]

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