Thoughts? TP Alternative

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  1. Megalos

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    A true bushcrafter wipes themselves with a ball of jute. My brother made the mistake of using poison oak once, never forgot toilet paper again.
     
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    A stack of baby wipes in a quart sized ziplock bag have been my "go" to for years. Light weight and compact.
     
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    I carry some of those little compact towels you can find in the dollar store.
    This looks like a better alternative.
     
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    My hand. I didn't bother with the video.
     
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    My choices on this day are displayed on my boonie hat. At the moment of discomfort, no grass was handy. IMG_0480.JPG
     
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    Coffee filters, multi use. In a pinch...tp.
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    For backpacking they're #1 for #2.
     
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    Here are Uncle Sam's field tips....sleeves off a t-shirt, the bottom half of said t-shirt, then the tops of your socks and finally your skivvies....eat enough MRE's and you will be stopped up for days and then you literally purge a brick.....good times.
     
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    Lmao how weird. I was just talking to my buddy Luke about how Im taking those instead of TP from now on. Honestly borderline must have item just to have
     
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    Use a dollar ..... 3 quarters, 2 dimes and a nickel ! :26:
     
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    Weird, but not so weird !!
    Changed a few diapers in my time ... if you don't mind the direct contact with prime matter :eek: !
    You'll need water for this method.

    1 - Small bottle of liquid soap concentrate or hotel-size bar of soap.
    2 - Water + soap, lather-up the hand with lots of soap.
    3 - Directly attack the area in question.
    4 - Finish up with a soaped-up BROWN wash cloth. (USGI current issue is brown)
    5 - Rinse everything and be happy !

    Think "washable" and "re-usable" = washcloth + soap + be brave.
    :2: :4:
     
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    When I was a teenager a pastor we had for our small rural church told us boys this: "Don't use a leaf for TP--it's dangerous."

    "Why not--you might get poison ivy?"

    "No, the leaf might break."

    He was a great man and spent a lot of time helping us guys. He was one of those "fathers" I had growing up, having lost my own Dad to cancer when I was 3.
     
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    Finally got used to my butt smelling like peppermint. I really like these. Haven't torn during use. . . yet.
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    Boonie hat being the last resort....? :3:
     
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    I still cannot understand how hikers/bush crafters do not see value in baby wipes. Did I miss a merit badge for pine cone cleansing?
     
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    I like the coreless rolls of camping tp or small travel packs of wet wipes
     
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    I use baby wipes and allow for three per day. I always pay attention to nice soft mullion on the way in, just in case though.
     
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    So I ordered a couple hundred of the wet wipe tablets, just add water, packaged individually. I highly recomend them as being superior to wet wipes for trail use, and for general clean up/wipe down.
    Ok, I sent out around 50 of these, lots of testers out now...
    Link to what I bought:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BWL8YA8/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_Bam7zb6DR2WYT
     
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    You will find few grey squirrels in my area.
     
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    Smooth stone......and care.

    Actually a big fan of real long socks.....for a lot of of reasons...but when all else fails...works pretty well.
     
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    I just pack TP and some baby wipes. The TP doubles as tinder and is something I don't want to substitute. People in my backpacking club almost always forget it as well, so its handy to have on hand.
     
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    These could definitely come in handy. I went on a day trip and the mountain blueberries had a good crop that at the time and became my trail snack since it was literally pick as I walked by. The second night, the abundance of fruit in my diet made itself evident.
     
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    You can always just scoot across the grass like a dog (I would not suggest this under a sweetgum tree)
     
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    This is cracking me up. I would think that one could swallow a tab or two and after pooping the wipes would be last out and you'd be all clean. Probably won't work as planned.
    If you have access to some C-Rations, the C stands for Constipation, no clean up required for days or maybe weeks.
     
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    So my buddies and I used these toilet paper pills on our last AT hike based on this thread. It was 5 days. All of us liked them, not a single complaint. My only suggestions are when you order them, order the ones that are individually packaged and keep them away from kids because they look like candy. The individual wrapped pills make it easier to keep them dry. If you swallow one it will probably kill you.
     
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    The ones I have are individually wrapped. A
    I like them, used a couple yesterday, 1 to clean my hands after digging a Dakota fire hole and one to wipe myself down after I got back to the car.
    Takes very little water to activate and get a nice wet wipe.
     
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    how about saliva?
     
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    I would say you would need a fair bit, maybe hold it in your mouth, will have to try that.
    To use I place the 'pill' on my hand and then pour maybe 1/2 ounce of water over it.
    It soaks up every bit and I get a nice clean moist towel.
     
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    @UAHiker send me your address, you can try them out for yourself.
     
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    I also use One Wipe Charlie's from Dollar Shave Club. Although it usually takes two One Wipes to do the job. The peppermint really comes in handy if you ate spicy food the night before.

    By the way, Dollar Shave Club is the real deal when buying razors and blades. Best blades I've ever used for $3 every month. Their Dr. Carver's Shave Butter is amazing to use, especially in a pack or when traveling. (Not affiliated with DSC in any way, other than being a customer for almost two years).

    Steve
     
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    Let nature be your teacher

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    This had me laughing for a while.

    My go to for backpacking or hiking is some napkins in a sandwich sized zip lock bag. They fit perfectly and are easier to determine how much you have left, or to ration out if the need arises. For ALL other times, I keep two rolls of TP in my truck in a gallon sized zip lock bag. As a last resort... my bandana, socks, I'm sure I could get creative with other things if needed.

    Recently, I did purchase some of these to douse with rubbing alchol and use as a giant wet wipe when no bathing facilities/ lakes are available on a weekend camping trip.

    ~~ SAK
     
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    I actually have been using the "pills"...works good as TP but really works well as a towel where TP would just fall apart.
    Small med bottle hold about 7 or 8.....the individually wrapped pills.

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    As this thread is still alive, I am just happy that nobody said "Pics or it didn't happen" :eek:
     
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    I swear by baby wipes. They are compact, healthy and burn up fine in the fire.
     
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    I like the baby wipes but am concerned over biodegradability.
    How are the pills?
    @Broke If there are any of the free samples left I would gladly send you a grilled cheese in exchange for a couple to try
    Also is there a link to a supplier?
     
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    Beats a pine cone...LOL
     
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    Man you were truly roughing it lol much tougher guy than me!
     
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    But plenty of brown ones, amirite? ;)
     
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