Scarce Toilet Paper

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, May 17, 2013.


  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Venezuelans scrambling to find scarce toilet paper - Yahoo! News

    Shortages and long lines for TP and such are things we to be ready for in our preparation's. This made me think about what toiletries items, medicine, and assorted related items I have in my prep's, what I need and how long they will last. I have more work to do in this area for sure and thought I would ask- how others are addressing this area?
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Get the consumable non perishable stuff in bulk. As in case lots. Check with @Catullus for TP and other useful and needed basics. Likewise, there is long storage life foods @JCRefuge. Both are worth some closet space.
     
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I stock up a decent supply, but only enough for about 2 months. I figure, there's no acceptable reason to store an expendable product. Besides, I have experience using the water bottle flush technique...it's not as pretty, but it works every time. In the field, I use common sense --nobody can carry unlimited TP with them. Wiping with leaves is not always a viable solution. That's why I keep a simple water bottle on hand. Easy.
     
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    We just need to send Sheryl Crow, down there to teach them how to use "Just One Sheet" per visit.... That will solve there supply issue, Post Hast.... Hey if it is Good enough for our Celebrities, It is good enough for the Venezuelans.... Right?
     
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  5. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    Reminds of the old joke about a bear pooping in the woods. And he looks down and a rabbit is there doing the same. Bear asks, "Hey, do you have trouble with your poop sticking to your fur too?" Rabbit replys, "Yeah, sticks all the time!" The bear grabs the rabbit and says, "Oh, good!" and proceeds to wipe with him.

    And you look for a rabbit!

    Just thinkin...
    AT
     
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  6. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Hey Cattlus can we ship a load down there?
     
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  7. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I had about a year's supply in the garage until the rent-a-kid arrived. Apparently the princess requires half a roll to wipe her bum. I have unstopped that toilet more times.... :mad:

    The minute she's gone (15 days 5 hours, 34 minutes) I'm buying another year's supply. TIL then I'm stuck buying a 12 pack about every five days.
     
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  8. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    I have heard you reference "rent a kid" a few times! Explain!
     
  9. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Foreign Exchange Student for the School Year..... Rent-a-Kid
     
  10. BLKFJDC

    BLKFJDC Monkey

    Ah ok. Thats very brave! I could never do that!
     
  11. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    eHow.com has instructions on how to make your own toilet paper, and I printed it and put it in my homesteading binder. One of the ingredients was cotton, and the cotton seeds I got this year, the ones I planted are starting to sprout. Waiting to see if this will be a successful experiment. Less work than raising sheep for wool. Also have linen flax seeds. But I was told that spinning flax is hardcore, and it's best to start with other materials(wool for example) until you get really good at it.
     
  12. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Bearpoo.
     
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