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Old 03-27-2007, 04:04 PM   #1
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Old 03-27-2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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While I was visiting Asia I found many people that use water instead of toilet paper. It's actually more hygenic if done right... fully cleansed instead of just wiped down.
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Geez, even the Frontier House families hung cotton rags in the outhouses. Or so they claimed!
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Damn hippies

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Old 03-27-2007, 05:06 PM   #5
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neat article......really interesting.

I'm always amazed by what a big deal people make about toilet paper. The stuff was only invented about a hundred and fifty years ago.....how do we think people managed for hundreds of thousands of years?

Mullein leaves.....now THAT's good toilet paper. ;-)

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Blah stick your butt in a stream and use your hand
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Blah stick your butt in a stream and use your hand
Yet another good reason to use water purification when camping.

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Damn hippies

Nah, that was underwear not TP.
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Blah stick your butt in a stream and use your hand
The East River?
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We try to conserve a lot, but the family in the article takes it to quite another level.
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a year? i brought charmin along with me just on my roadtrip around florida for the 5 days i would be away from my own bathroom. i don't know how i'm going to survive my future in thailand. i wonder just how many rolls i can fit into a suitcase.
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Blah stick your butt in a stream and use your hand
There IS a rationale to the Hindu tradition of eating with your right hand and wiping your bum with your left. Don't know what happens if you lose one hand, though........
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Go without tp for a year! No way.

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I wouldnt go without many of the other things they are avoiding either
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These people are just yuppie nutcases

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I had a stomach virus last night. Hell, I couldn't go 10 minutes without it.
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a year? i brought charmin along with me just on my roadtrip around florida for the 5 days i would be away from my own bathroom. i don't know how i'm going to survive my future in thailand. i wonder just how many rolls i can fit into a suitcase.
You've stumbled onto a real business venture there. Bring extra, I bet you could sell some.

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These people are just yuppie nutcases
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... with a book contract...
Yeah, really, if they were seriously committed to no impact, why go for only a year? They're just doing it for book sales. Besides, no impact at all is impossible; low impact is more achievable.

Where I grew up (RP), lots of people do without toilet paper. Soap and water were what most people used at home with toilet paper not a regular part of purchases, but poorer families in our neighborhood had no proper bathroom, so I think they used newspapers or other paper that they didn't have to buy.

We had to bring our own toilet paper when we went out; public restrooms usually did not have them. Even now, when I visit, I remember to bring TP--not a whole roll in my purse, but enough folded in a tissue-paper holder or plain letter envelope.
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These people are just yuppie nutcases

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I totally agree, going green and trying to minimize your impact is okay... to a point.
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