You store 48 super-size packages of toilet paper, but you've been confined to your home due to [fill-in-the-blank] for a long time and you're down to your last package. What do you do?
Warning: This is not a post to read if you have a queasy stomach or while you're eating!
- You could make your own toilet paper by making your own paper (will post a how-to within a month or so)
- You could use other things like:
-Kitchen towel (ick)
-Old newspaper (crumple to get soft)
-Phone books (ditto)
-Mail-order catalog (ditto)
-Bank notes or other laying-around paper, leaves (ditto)
- Other Methods:
-a bidet + towel to dry off
-an upturned shower head + a towel to dry off
-a wet sponge (that's how the Romans did it)
-your hand - which is how people in the third world do it - that's why you see them eating with their opposite hand!
As for water use, a drought is always a concern and must be dealt with prudently. Discuss with your family members what to do should you run out of toilet paper. Start working on an alternate plan now.