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What toilet tissue is best in SHTF situation?

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:22 AM
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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by gordonwest
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I WAS eating something when I read that!
WAS!
Ewwwh.



Mod Edit - removed quoted material,

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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 09:59 AM
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Just do what our Congresspeople do.
Wipe it on the faces of your constituents.
Next question please.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by butcherguy
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.




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DUDE, some people have serious allergic reactions to Mullein.
2nd line - find something else!



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 10:54 AM
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No further comment.
Not on this subject anyway.

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[edit on 14-6-2010 by Cosmic4life]



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 11:42 AM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals

Originally posted by butcherguy
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]


DUDE, some people have serious allergic reactions to Mullein.
2nd line - find something else!
Agreed.

Some people have allergic reactions to peanuts.

I suppose it should be agreed that in a SHTF situation that no one should eat peanuts?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 02:58 PM
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Wow, two pages and what, 3 serious replies?

Why go with paper at all? Why resort to leaves? I carry a few washcloths and some extra bandanas. Assuming you have some sort of a water source, can be washed and reused indefinately.

Baby wipes are a good thing to have on hand in an office or in a vehicle emergency kit. Also in a BOB if you have the room as a short term solution or if you arent near water.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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Well, in India they carry a jug of water into the field with them when they go to 'do their business'. One could always do it their way, but some might find washing their backside with their hand and then washing the poo off their hand with the other hand to be objectionable. Same thing with using a rag and then washing it. It should be disinfected either chemically, or by boiling it in water. Either method consumes a lot of time and energy when there are easier and more sanitary means at one's disposal(nyuk, nyuk).



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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Um. Haven't you people ever heard of bidets ?

You surely use paper and water to clean up, don't you ? Like the Europeans do ... the Muslims ... the South Americans ... surely North Americans don't need to be told how to clean themselves ? With water ?

Ugh. You don't use water, do you, you don't use it at all. And that's why you don't know what to do in a doomsday scenario ... good grief, that's almost barbaric. I can't imagine the state of your underwear ... well, I can, but don't want to. There probably fewer skidmarks on the runway at JFK.

How uncivilized ATS is becoming.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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Tell ya what, folks. If you're in sit-X and gotta go, you use what's around you. If you're in a city, use the newspapers and flyers that are no doubt piling up along fences and in alleyways. In the bush use the leaves that are good to your behind. On the riverbank, splash away the nasty residue with cool clean water.

Or, if you so inclined, use paper money cuz it won't be useful for much else.

Let it be a personal choice.
It sure isn't worth worrying yourself overly much on.

oh, yeah... cover your scat in case cougars get a whiff.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by Ulala
Um. Haven't you people ever heard of bidets ?

You surely use paper and water to clean up, don't you ? Like the Europeans do ... the Muslims ... the South Americans ... surely North Americans don't need to be told how to clean themselves ? With water ?

Ugh. You don't use water, do you, you don't use it at all. And that's why you don't know what to do in a doomsday scenario ... good grief, that's almost barbaric. I can't imagine the state of your underwear ... well, I can, but don't want to. There probably fewer skidmarks on the runway at JFK.

How uncivilized ATS is becoming.
We Americans are not like stinky Europeans, we bathe! And we don't like washing poo with our fingers!


I shower twice daily whether I need it or not (using water, thank you). I actually don't need to use deodorant, because I wash. The bacteria that cause the stink in some Europeans eat the funk that they don't wash off of their bodies.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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What you need to do is learn how to wipe with just one square of loo roll like I did in the Army...disgusting, but functional.


Rev



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:21 PM
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Personally I have started to infuse my toilet paper with '___'. That way I can't tell the difference between what comes out of Obama mouth and my A**. For when times get especially difficult I like to use ground turtle shell mixed with Lion fish skin, really takes your mind off things.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:33 PM
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I like the phone book idea i have several here from the last 20 or so years, but that would mean you are not bugging out(im of the hunker down and try to be self sufficient school), i cant imagine lugging a phone book around,i can think of alot more useful items id rather fill my bag with..that is going off topic though.

if i was bugging out, id follow salchanra 's advice and bring a few bandanas and wash cloths,and probably a roll to use sparingly when i did not have a water source to wash my rags.

I probably would not have made this thread myself because i think it is pretty much just commen sense, but i did find it entertaining.
star for you! but no flag.

~meathead



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posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:37 PM
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By that time it will be the Constitution.

Question:
Why is toilet paper one of very few products that does not come with directions?



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:43 PM
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Awesome thread OP, just the title made me laugh and with all the doom and gloom threads round here made a nice change


Seriously though, if the # really hits the fan and survival toilet roll becomes an issue, I'm not sure it will be as easy as nipping to your local kwiki mart for a packet of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet tissue at 1.99 a pack



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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Just drag your rear through the grass like a dog does. Problem solved.

Seriously, in such drastic situations, I would assume butt-wipes would rank quite far down near the bottom of the survival list in my opinion. You would have use WHATEVER you can grab from pieces paper to leaves. Much greater things to worry about though I would think.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by revmoofoo
What you need to do is learn how to wipe with just one square of loo roll like I did in the Army...disgusting, but functional.



Ditto in mountain climbing



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:13 PM
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Obviously a lot depends on whether you are staying put or bugging out.
For the prepper who is staying put, then normal toilet paper is the way to go, there are plenty of store offers throughout the year so would be relatively cheap to purchase.

Add to your collection baby/wet wipes. These can be easily carried if you need to bug out. Plus they can also be used to just freshen up with.

In a long term SHTF scenario, I would say that within a few months, toilet paper would be a luxury commodity that could be traded. It is always the simple everyday things that are missed the most.



posted on Jun, 14 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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T.P. is going to run out fast and it's bulky to carry. Only good thing is that it can be burned after use, so maybe help to start a fire, as well? Lol.

Why not carry an extra handkerchief or two? They can be easily washed/boiled for cleaning and a lot less hassle than multiple rolls of T.P. Cotton or even silk (ahh, that would be nice...)
Just a thought.




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