The jakes/ 18th century toilet paper

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  1. Medicine maker

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    Patrick O'Brian, who wrote the Master and Commander series of books (must read if you're a fan of historical fiction!) describes the use of "toe" in conjunction with the privy/jakes/head. Otherwise, I'd never heard of its use!
     
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    Thanks for the book info. Outside of Keith whose gathered so much of this information I have not heard of this either. But I dont doubt the sources.
     
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    TP is certainly one of the most valuable items of modern civilization. Just try using something else instead. I've used moss, leaves, sticks, last year's fishing license, old Ward's catalog pages, even a corn cob (once). All get poor reviews from me.
     
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    Seriously I dont know why more people dont take something like this more seriously. Ive been lucky enough to ,so far, always had lambs-ear within reaching distance each time.
     

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