Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

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Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Post: #252696 merlin
Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:15 pm

Hi Demi, yes we did. when I say build it ourselfs, I mean we did not get a company to do it. The hardest bit is the holes, but I had unwittingly made a freind at the local water board, who spotted what we were up to and promptly turned up with his bagger (jcb) and made huge holes for us. It is honestly not rocket science, even then there was loads of info on the net. It is really amazing how it just never seems to build up. I concreted a four inch pipe in the final top of the thing fully expecting to have have to pump it one day, but no.
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Post: #252729 oldfella
Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:57 pm

When I was young, used my teacher homework reports, then when I started work used the Daily Mirror? after a few more years was reading the Financial Times , after that it all went pear shaped and I ended up using my cell mates copy of HANSARD which had a lot of shite in it even before you used it, but it must have been class stuff cos it had a crown on the front cover.
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Post: #252743 Green Aura
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:07 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #252757 Millymollymandy
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:34 pm

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Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Post: #252868 Keaniebean
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:09 am

No I don't mind Susie :hugish:

We use a mixture of the fluffy stuff and bum wipes which are basically just cut up towels that I bias taped lovingly :lol: to stop the towels fraying. Actually they last pretty well but have seen better days so I need to make some more now. One of my neighbours just uses cut up T-shirts which don't need to be sewn up as they don't fray. We have lidded buckets (remains of washable nappy days) and when they are full we put them on a hotwash. Simples - squeek :wink:
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Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Post: #252871 oldjerry
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:30 am

OK... now if this goes on much longer, I'm looking at a drip feed! (what is it with you women and all this toilet stuff?!)

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Post: #252877 Keaniebean
Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:58 am

:lol: :bootyshake: :bootyshake: :bootyshake:

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Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Post: #252884 gregorach
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:30 pm

I'm surprised nobody's suggested sphagnum moss yet...
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Post: #252885 greenorelse
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:42 pm

gregorach wrote:I'm surprised nobody's suggested sphagnum moss yet...


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Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:45 pm

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Post: #252900 merlin
Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:25 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Post: #253119 merlin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:08 pm

How about sphagnum moss
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Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Post: #255176 Cligereen
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:25 am

Mmmmmm...sphagnum moss...like cleaning your bum with an angel's wing comfort wise I would imagine...but here's the rub (if you'll pardon the expression) - You'd have to be mightily sure that there were no hidden insects in that moss, especially ones with a bite, sting or pincers. Sphagnum moss plain would be good but the addition of the insect may seriously reduce comfort levels.

There is another way of looking at this though (which could even go in the innovation section of this forum) if you were very fussy about cleanliness, you'd have to have great patience to pick out every scrap of moss afterwards; as for the rest us with green credentials, you could dispense with the 'picking' and simply start your own compost heap between the cheeks of your :pottytrain2: Come spring you'd be away on a hack.

Who started this thread anyway? This could keep me amused for months yet.
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Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Post: #258096 Cligereen
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:35 pm

I happened to be lurking around the toilet paper (or bathroom tissue if you want to be very PC) section of the supermarket the other day. Yes, I know I'm sad but hey!

Anyhoo, I noticed they are now doing buttered toilet paper. Yes, BUTTERED with shea butter (whatever a shea might be...don't have them grazing around these parts). Buttered toast is nice, buttered new spuds are good, buttered crumpets on a winter's evening are most acceptable but why on earth would anybody want to butter their butt? Wouldn't old margarine wrappers do the same job?

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Re: Self sufficientish Toilet Paper

Post: #258104 oldfella
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:09 am

:confused2: Here in France we have a margarine with 5 whole grains added Nice but ROUGH
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