7 ways toilet paper can save your trip ! - Kevin Creusy on 05/05/2012
There are few things you absolutely need in your backpack halfway around the world, and toilet paper is definitely one of them! We've identified 7 different things you can do with toilet paper that might save your trip !
1) The obvious way
It might sound obvious to the most adventurous travelers but not every country use toilet paper. In Indonesia for example you’ll find a water filled bucket next to the toilets, and trust me this is not in case you feel thirsty.
It is not necessary to talk about what exotic food can do to your stomach to prove how toilet paper can become your travel best friend.
2) Fire igniter
During a trek or on the beach finding something to light the fire that will warm your water for your coffee can be very difficult.
In these situations you’ll be happy to recycle your toilet paper roll in a fire igniter.
3) Coffee Filter
Talking about coffee, did you know toilet paper can act as a marvelous coffee filter? This is true, if the hole through which the water flows is small enough you might even get a proper hot coffee in the end. Of course, it is still better to have a few real coffee filters but this can really be life saving for coffee addicts like me.
4) Towel & sponge
Yes, you are reading correctly. A “Towel and a Sponge”. You’ll be happy to use (carefully) your toilet paper once you have thrown tea or water on your passport, and you’ll be very glad to find after a shower when your towel is drying outside…
You’ll probably look like a mummy after using your pink color TP as a bandage but it is still better than leaving your wounds out in the open. My advice: Just use it to clean and apply alcohol on the wound, this will keep you from having toilet paper stuck in the wound.
6) Bug Catcher
You remember that huge bug you found in your hostel bedroom that kept you from sleeping all night long? Well, you just capture it with a few folds of toilet paper and flush it down the toilet. Works every time and you won’t fear the big bug bites.
7) Lamp wick
Oil lamps and alcohol lamps are so outdated that it might not be useful every day. But when your mosquito repulsive is a plant extract you bought to an old woman and you need to burn the oil to make it work, you’ll be happy to be able to roll your TP into a wick and put it into a soda can filled with plant extract, I know I was…