So I was going through one of the internet forums I regularly read looking for post ideas when I came across a thread about toilet paper tablets.
They are super compressed towellets made of a material that is somewhere between a shop towel and a thick gauze bandage. They are about the size of a large asprin and will expand into the size of a paper towel sheet when you get them wet.
They have their uses. I’ve known a few people who would take them camping or back packing because they are small and light. Other suggestions include keeping some in your car for emergency use.
Preppers love them.
Here is a video of a prepper explaining his love for these things.
So…. onto the forum.
One person was still unsure of exactly why these things were so great.
Namely, his problem was that you need water to unravel them. They don’t work dry and you can’t pull them apart without loosening them up first.
So in an emergency, you need a source of – presumably clean – water to get the process started. If you are pulling over into the woods or whatever, you may not have have the water necessary to activate your toilet paper.
Enter my comment:
See, you are using them wrong. You don’t get it wet and unravel it. Swallow it like an asprin. Give it a few minutes then pull it out so it cleans you like a boresnake. It’s a lot more effective and you only need to use one.
I can’t help myself with snark like that. I just hope nobody dies from it.