What are the Best Toilet Paper Alternatives for a Long Emergency?

What is the Best Toilet Paper Alternative?

Every once in a while I see people asking what the best alternative to toilet paper is. This article does a good job of outlining several items that you can use instead of toilet paper.

Personal hygiene is a big deal in a survival situation. Letting yourself develop rashes and sores quickly leads to infections if left untreated.

For this post we are going to tackle a subject that some people do not want to think about and that is what do you use when the toilet paper runs out. There is a lot of situations where this might happen. I know some people pride themselves on stockpiling a lot of toilet paper but no one can stock pile enough to get through a long emergency without sacrificing space and money.

Personally toilet paper is a luxury I hope to never give up. I lived without indoor plumbing for years while we were building our house. It is times I will always remember and I am glad we did what we had to do to have our house but I cannot imagine how hard it would have been to give up the toilet paper.

So I guess my point is that there are no great and convenient alternatives but sometimes times get tough and you have to improvise. My vote goes for a bidet bottle for the most useful and convenient toileting device you can put back. It hardly weighs anything, is inexpensive, and it is small enough to be convenient for travel or bugging out.

Source: Best Toilet Paper Alternatives For a Long Emergency

Can you think of anything else that can be used instead of toilet paper? Let us know in the comments below.

You can find more long-term survival articles on our SHTF/Post-Collapse page.


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Joe “Ready” is an active duty Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician with more than 20 years of service and multiple ground combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has a bachelors degree in Emergency and Disaster Management and has been interested in prepping and preparedness for close to two decades.

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