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    Default Ziplock Toilet Paper Dispenser

    I haven't tried this yet but it looks quite clever.


    http://www.instructables.com/id/Zipl...m_medium=email

    Basically, put roll of toilet paper in ziplock bag, pull out cardboard tube, pull toilet paper from center.

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    Link broken. Picture helpful.

    Idea seems okay. Not sure how well it would work with a partial roll.

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    Try the link now

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    That's the way I do mine, works great.

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    I like the idea because you don't have to remove the roll from the bag to use it.

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    A roll of tp is way overkill to carry

    You only need a tiny bit between resupplies. An oz will do it if you are stingy with it. Or less.

    I typically carry about half oz. Have never run out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    A roll of tp is way overkill to carry

    You only need a tiny bit between resupplies. An oz will do it if you are stingy with it. Or less.

    I typically carry about half oz. Have never run out.
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    I'm pretty sure this was in The Complete Walker when I read it back in the 80's

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    A roll of tp is way overkill to carry

    You only need a tiny bit between resupplies. An oz will do it if you are stingy with it. Or less.

    I typically carry about half oz. Have never run out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    A roll of tp is way overkill to carry

    You only need a tiny bit between resupplies. An oz will do it if you are stingy with it. Or less.

    I typically carry about half oz. Have never run out.
    Probably depends on your diet, body shape, excess weight, etc. I also use tiny amounts of toilet paper... except for the times when I require larger amounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puddlefish View Post
    Probably depends on your diet, body shape, excess weight, etc. I also use tiny amounts of toilet paper... except for the times when I require larger amounts.

    An ounce is about one-third of a roll........ You should not need more than that every 4 days or so. That's a very conservative amt for 3-4 poops.

    Quite honestly a roll of TP would last me a month easily. Even being wasteful.
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    I re-roll my toilet paper using a pencil/pen as the center of the roll. I do this to reduce bulk. A roll with cardboard center removed, however full, smashed, would be fundamentally the same I would guess. Regardless, I'm going to take as much toilet paper as I feel necessary...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyWaters View Post
    An ounce is about one-third of a roll........ You should not need more than that every 4 days or so. That's a very conservative amt for 3-4 poops.

    Quite honestly a roll of TP would last me a month easily. Even being wasteful.
    The concept demonstrated above would work for partial rolls. It's not a requirement that its needs a full roll to work.

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    I use paper towels. I fold a few sheets up and keep them in ziplocks in my food bag. A single sheet can be torn into several small squares, and can last me for a few days. TP can be amazingly uncooperative if it even gets damp in the humidity, much less in the rain. Paper towel holds up a bit better. Also has other uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoSpirits View Post
    I use paper towels. I fold a few sheets up and keep them in ziplocks in my food bag. A single sheet can be torn into several small squares, and can last me for a few days. TP can be amazingly uncooperative if it even gets damp in the humidity, much less in the rain. Paper towel holds up a bit better. Also has other uses.
    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. I guess that's based on unhappy experience?

    I wonder how paper towels are at decomposing, though. I suppose the fact that they hold up better in humidity might suggest they don't decompose as quickly as TP, which may all too easily fall apart.

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    Well I'd be lying if I said I'd personally checked on the relative decomposition rates of the two.... But I believe that if I do a proper job of digging, and covering with the right "recipe" of duff & dirt, it should decompose as well as regular toilet paper.

    But yeah -- ever try to use the toilet paper that comes in MRE's in foul weather?? It would be hysterical if it weren't awful!
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    I use various paper products including TP,paper towels cut in quarters,wet wipes,and Wysi Wipes.The Wysi Wipe is a coin sized dehydrated little towelette that you drop in about 2 oz of hot water and you've got yourself the closest thing to a hot shower on the trail as its gonna get.Yes,I pack it all out in an odor barrier bag placed in a ziplock hung on the pack by day and suspended above ground at night.Wysi Wipes can also be reused and they are extremely light weight.

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    My wife thanked me for the idea. She immediately applied the new found hack...she's thankful for the idea. kudos to Perrymk

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddywaters View Post
    a roll of tp is way overkill to carry
    you only need a tiny bit between resupplies. An oz will do it if you are stingy with it. Or less.
    I typically carry about half oz. Have never run out.
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