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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:31 PM
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So, I thought id ask,, do you have enough TP???
I mean,, it is a concern.. what will you use?
will you have enough? if you run out, whats the option...
here is an alternative,.. Lambs ear



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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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The three sea shells



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:33 PM
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lol he doesnt know how to use the shells!



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Lambs ear is nice. Soft.
Comfrey leaves might be good also.

Know your plants
Leaves of three, let it be.....



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
So, I thought id ask,, do you have enough TP???
I mean,, it is a concern.. what will you use?
will you have enough? if you run out, whats the option...
here is an alternative,.. Lambs ear



I like to use a moss to do the dirty work, if you are concerned about the dirt simply rinse it with water and it is pretty clean.

After rinsing it with water it also helps to "clean" you better as well.


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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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hopefuly Federal Reserve Bank Notes...




posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by mileysubet

Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
So, I thought id ask,, do you have enough TP???
I mean,, it is a concern.. what will you use?
will you have enough? if you run out, whats the option...
here is an alternative,.. Lambs ear



I like to use a moss to do the dirty work, if you are concerned about the dirt simply rinse it with water and it is pretty clean.

After rinsing it with water it also helps to "clean" you better as well.

Im sure ther may be a few that will not be comfortable with revisiting the left behind.
edit on 2-5-2012 by Lil Drummerboy because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:40 PM
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They used to put old newspapers and magazines in outhouses. The user was supposed to rub the page together until it was all wrinkley to make it soft.

Also, old dried leaves and dried grasses.

Life must have been rough in more ways than one.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Originally posted by Lil Drummerboy
So, I thought id ask,, do you have enough TP???
I mean,, it is a concern.. what will you use?
will you have enough? if you run out, whats the option...
here is an alternative,.. Lambs ear



As in many cultures, wipe with the left, eat with the right.

Wash, rinse and repeat...


Peace



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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id go middle eastern style, left hand and a big dose of water and soap.

seriously thats your major concern....

You need to eat before you poop and that would be my first priority,



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:41 PM
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Depends on where you're at in survival? In a home with no running water but use an outhouse or the like vs a well with running vs being in a wooded area camp or bunker. Stocked up toilet paper, water and a facecloth for reuse to bathe with? In the winter? Snow. Other times safe leaves(be careful!), rags, newspaper(ink stains lol)?



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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I don't know why so many people would have lied to me about this through my life, but I've heard from multiple older folks both white and black that rural and farming folks would use old dried out cobs from corn. Never had the need to try it but thought about it and it would be better than leaves or something you gotta wash. Nothing beats toilet paper though, and I imagine would be a very tradeable commodity in a TSHTF scenario.


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posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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I'll use my cat.

He's soft and he always cleans himself when dirty.

Purrrfect!



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Why bother wiping if were already tossing it up into the fans.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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S/F for the OP.

I've always found this very question to be one of the predictable points of humor on a camping trip with people who have never been before. Camping in my thinking is pitched tent in "unimproved natural settings". You're right that people ought to think about it and the giggle factor may prevent that being stocked into the 3-6 months supply people make for everything else.

3-6 months is a lot of need for this solution.



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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well one thing Ive learned,. if it is something from nature you choose to use..
if your unsure,.. rub it on your arm first before you use it to see if you have a reaction to it..
Cuz,, an inflamed exit would not be fun..



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:50 PM
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As our country (U.S.) goes down the crapper these are all helpful tips...



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by iamhobo
I'll use my cat.

He's soft and he always cleans himself when dirty.

Purrrfect!
that is funny..



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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Out of all the WTSHTF threads,
no one has ever brought up,
what did the first guy do that threw the Sh@t into the fan do?
For some reason,
I feel, that he did not worry about cleaning himself up
before he started flinging the stuff.
It may be a defense, get down and dirty.

edit on 2-5-2012 by Gmoneycricket because: So who was the first?



posted on May, 2 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by jefwane
I don't know why so many people would have lied to me about this through my life, but I've heard from multiple older folks both white and black that rural and farming folks would use old dried out cobs from corn. Never had the need to try it but thought about it and it would be better than leaves or something you gotta wash. Nothing beats toilet paper though, and I imagine would be a very tradeable commodity in a TSHTF scenario.

I heard that too...ouch even thinking about. Looked it up and yes it was used...

August 15, 1986 Dear Cecil: This is entirely on the level. It is also the kind of question only you can answer. What did people use before toilet paper was invented?
— Name withheld, Baltimore
Cecil replies: Thank your lucky stars you live in the twentieth century, bucko. Let me tell you about … corncobs. You may not believe this, but it was once common practice in rural America to leave a corncob hanging from a string in the outhouse for purposes of personal hygiene.

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