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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerri View Post
    Mullien leaves work great and feels better then most toilet paper. When your on the trail grab it when you see it and keep it in your pockets or pack cause it seems when you need it you cant find it
    Right on, I was about to recommend the same, but i'll add this , if you have very sensitive skin beware using any plant matter as TP. Caution also to individual that have hemorrhoids, don't get yourself an infection.

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    I've done the wormy dog in the dirt a few times. not a lot of soft vegetation here. mostly mosquito trees and cactus. Just gotta hope no one walked by.

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    Default we have nice soft moss

    Here In the great north wet. And it works great even in summer win it Fry's out.

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    When I was in my teens, I was in some woods where most of the branches with leaves were out of my reach, but the ground was covered with low, somewhat broad-leafed plants when nature called and I just had to answer. When I finished my business, I reached over to grab the nearest plant to finish things off, but realized my error just in time. The plant I almost used for TP was indeed poison ivy. So I reached for another nearby plant, but it too was poison ivy. At this point I looked around and realized that ALL the plants I had been squatting in were poison ivy. After some deliberation I decided to jump up with my pants around my ankles and grab some foliage off a nearby tree.

    Moral of the story: look really hard at a plant before using it for TP, or else.

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    Just use your hand and then pimp slap the least liked member of your party.

    Jk. I pack to and burn it. Although I have used a wide variet of other methods as well.

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    When I was a young lad in boy scouts, I read that the leaf of a tulip tree was the one safe leaf to use because it lacks most of the resins and saps you usually find in leaves. I've never used it, because I have a baggie full of baby wipes that I always hike and camp with because they are good for a variety of uses. All else fails, you could use a hankie.

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    I like using smooth, flat rocks most of the time
    ROCKS???? You scrap your butt with rocks?? NO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer View Post
    ROCKS???? You scrap your butt with rocks?? NO!
    That's how they do it in afghanistany!

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    That's how they do it in afghanistany!
    That confirms my NO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer View Post
    ROCKS???? You scrap your butt with rocks?? NO!
    And don't forget the sticks/twigs!!

    I don't think it's asking too much to bring some napkins/a small tp roll/ or wet naps with you.

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