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I spent several minutes using the search button, but found no threads (at least in the past year) answering my particular question.

How do you pack toilet paper, or what's the best way to do it?

I'm still in the later stages of finishing my BOB/camping pack, and one of the things missing is good ol' TP. Is the best way to bring it along simply to tear out the cardboard center, flatten it, and stow it in your pack inside a Ziploc?

I'd love to find out what y'all do, and your best ideas for carrying the most toilet paper in the smallest and lightest way possible. I just can't stand the thought of being out somewhere and needing it, so I'm coming to you for help!

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You pull the cob out of the center and then you stomp on it, then you pack it away in whatever container you want.
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If you want the most in the least space, yes, take out the cardboard roll and then vacuum pack it in a foodsaver type bag.

If you want to get to it before you crap you paints, put it in a gallon ziplock an keep it on top of you BOB.

If you want to go first class, staying fresh and clean, take baby wipes.
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I use Charmin-to-go camper packs. Come without a center roll, in a dispenser. Expensive, but sure keeps it clean and neat and ready to use.

http://www.rei.com/product/722282/charmin-to-go
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I use Charmin-to-go camper packs. Come without a center roll, in a dispenser. Expensive, but sure keeps it clean and neat and ready to use.

http://www.rei.com/product/722282/charmin-to-go
That's what I use for backpacking. But for the long term storage in a BOB when you don't know when you'll be grabbing the bag, I think vacuum sealing works just fine.
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I spent several week a year in Alaska fishing with several old Army buddies in very
remote locations. The baby wipes work very very well. There are many kinds and adult
size. Helps keep many body parts nice and clean.
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Charmin-to-go and some baby wipes for me....
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I just wait till a TP roll is like 1/4 left or w/e, then I pack that with sanitizer in a ziploc bag, the sanitizer bottle fits inside the TP roll. Then you can still roll it off a nearby branch when out in the woods, ftw!

Baby wipes are better on the behind though, especially for multi-day trips. Same thing, just throw some in a ziploc bag, smush the air out and moisture stays in.
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"How do you pack toilet paper, or what's the best way to do it?"

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I have a cork packed in my Bob. If tshtf, it surely won't be my s.

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I put it in those plastic containers that I've gotten from the ice-cream store. Eight rolls fits in each one; when you take a roll out, it may be a bit squished, but it doesn't preclude the intended use. I can look at the plastic buckets and multiply each by 8 and know exactly how many rolls I have at a given moment.
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It only matters that you HAVE some. Take it from an expert who's forgotten his and ended up one time using leaves. Once you experience the leaf method you'll gladly pull out your knife and cut off your drawers for a wipe. Been there......sigh......done that
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I peel off a few lengths of about 20", fold 'em up and put 'em in a ziploc baggie. Good for several visits to the cathole, leaves you with a clean baggie, and you take however many you anticipate needing.
Works great since you can compress most of the air out and it keeps the product dry.
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Had a buddy once who got the urge in the woods once. He used leaves. From the fuzzy vine climbing up the tree he was leaning against.lol Poor guy was in bad shape.
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I peel off a few lengths of about 20", fold 'em up and put 'em in a ziploc baggie. Good for several visits to the cathole, leaves you with a clean baggie, and you take however many you anticipate needing.
Works great since you can compress most of the air out and it keeps the product dry.
Same. Have them scattered about my person. little ziploc bags in all sorts of pockets. You don't go through as much as you expect really. One pooh a day?
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You pull the cob out of the center and then you stomp on it, then you pack it away in whatever container you want.
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T.P. always seems to be the easiest thing to forget. That's why there are a few Biffy Bags tucked into every single one of my emergency kits, my BOBs, both vehicles, and the camp trailer. I think the airlines might even start using them, so they can put revenue seats in place of those pesky lavs!
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Save your money, use a pine cone.


Ziplock baggy for me. And I don't tear out the cardboard tube, I use it to protect 4 chemlights.
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I save all of the little toilet paper packets that come in MRE'S and put them in my pack . They are really compact and you can fit them in your pockets if need be.
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So nobody re-rolls theirs?

I was thinking you could do like I've done with duct tape, where you re-roll it from the center as you unroll it off the cardboard base.

But good responses, to all.
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