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Why The A$$ Rag?
#16
yous guys is crazy, tryin ta shave it off ,what if da razor slipped? maybe ya'll should try a beauty spa and get a hot wax removal?





tryker
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#17
The ground is pretty hard here and digging a hole 7" deep requires a rock hammer. Sometimes the best you can do is kick up some dust and cover your pile with big rocks so I use rocks instead of paper or carry out the paper in a baggie.



However, I sometimes wonder if it might be better in some environments to leave the pile exposed for radiation and dessication to aid decomposition. I read about some researchers finding the toilet area of a thousands year old city in Israel (or someplace in the middle east). The toilet habits of the inhabitants of the city were fastidious... they walked to this distant area, buried their waste and washed hands (possibly feet) before entering the city again... but still suffered intestinal disorders at a rather high rate. In the toilet area the researchers found evidence of still viable intestinal parasites or bacterial agents in the soil which they hypothesized was carried back into the city on their shoes. Apparently, other cities with healthier inhabitants used toilet areas without burying wastes and those soils did not contain the disease causing agents, presumably because the sun's radiation and dessication killed them. I read the article about a year ago so hope I'm recounting this accurately. Of course, this was a dry climate so maybe burying works better where soils have a lot of soil organisms to break the waste down. Anyway, this might be something to consider in heavily used areas. Any thoughts?



karen
#18
Interesting, Hancock. I'd like to read that article.

Most animals don't bury their waste do they? .. except maybe housecats.?



When I walked the Camino, one of the worst sites I saw was piles of fly-covered toilet paper where women (I assume) had peed and left their paper. It was gross. If a person does use paper, they should carry the stuff out! I didn't have an "ass rag" but I did carry a hankerchief that I used when I peed... then I just washed it out each night when I did my laundry.



One thing needs to be mentioned is that when a human does their business they should keep it away from water sources.. no peeing in rivers, streams, etc.
#19
Hi



Please forgive me folks if I wax religiously for a bit.



We have been told by science that places like old England, France and other cities that didnt get rid of their excrement had many problems with dysentery and the like.



The ancient Israelites buried their excrement as a part of Mosaic law that had been passed down to them by God.



It says in Deuteronomy 23:13



13 And a peg should be at your service along with your implements, and it must occur that when you squat outside, you must also dig a hole with it and turn and cover your excrement.





So this was done as a cleanliness procedure.



Seems to me that cleaning our a$$ rags in a stream is just going to infect the drinking water with more .........well literally...crap.



I know whenever I set up a camp my rules are no urinating or defecation within so many feet of the water.



Just sharing

Kid
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#20
Please don't wash your a$$ rag in a stream until you have boiled it for several minutes in your cook pot.



Thank You



Rocky
#21
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Well.. I didn't wash it in a stream!

There were sinks and soap at the places I slept!
#22
I'd like to pinch off a bit here.



from Wikipedia.... [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_paper[/url]



Quote:The 16th century French satirical writer François Rabelais in his series of novels Gargantua and Pantagruel, discussing the various ways of cleansing oneself at the toilet, wrote that: "He who uses paper on his filthy bum, will always find his ballocks lined with scum", proposing that the soft feathers on the back of a live goose provide an optimum cleansing medium.



The first producer of 'perforated' toilet paper was the British Perforated Paper Company in 1880. Other forms of non-perforated toilet paper were available the same time and earlier, notably from the Scott brothers (Scott Paper Company) and Joseph Gayetty. Before this invention, wealthy people used wool, lace or hemp for their ablutions, while less wealthy people used their hand when defecating into rivers, or cleaned themselves with various materials such as rags, wood shavings, leaves, grass, hay, stone, sand, moss, water, snow, maize husks, fruit skins, or seashells, and cob of the corn depending upon the country and weather conditions or social customs. In Ancient Rome, a sponge on a stick was commonly used, and, after usage, placed back in a bucket of saltwater.



[edit]Alternatives



Main article: Anal cleansing



In many parts of the world, especially where toilet paper or the necessary plumbing for disposal may be unavailable or unaffordable, toilet paper is not used. Cleansing is then performed with other methods or materials, such as water, for example using a bidet, rags, sand, leaves (including seaweed), corn cobs, animal furs, or sticks. In some parts of the world, especially before toilet paper was available or affordable, the use of newspaper, telephone directory pages, or other paper products was common.



Ass rags were fairly common in the long hunter era. Early woodsmen could not always be sure to find appropriate leaves, stones or branches. On the other hand (the left), manual removal of brown paste was odious (except to Moslem's who enjoy the digital scooping). The ass rag was not just used and carried... it was used, washed, dried and tied to pack, horse, or companion. As ML pointed out, the ass rag is just another part of the journey to primitive living and it ties us more strongly to our ancestors.



As a University instructor I had another reason for using them. The University would saddle me with 30 students at a time... in each of 6 sections of the program. That means 180 students a semester would end up enjoying a three day experience in roughly the same area. I'm not sure that anyone can imagine what an area looks like after roughly 360 piles of exudate of colon collect in the rocks attended by their little white TP flags. Even the most assiduous turd munching rodent could not consume that much butt paste... and paper.



I finally made it a rule that when you salute the Ayatollah you must use either the Alatollah's technique or that of the another primitive group, the frontiersman. Most chose the frontiersman as a model for civilized poop polishing.



As an aside, over the years the ass rag has been the source of some legendary practical jokes. It is not only practical, it is fun.



Ron
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#23
Hahahha! I love this thread.. I'm so sick!



I swear to Allah, I remember corn cobs! No sh*t!

My great grandparents dried big old bunches of corn to feed their chickens (and sometime other stock).

My grandma would take the kernals off and toss the cobs into a big wooden box that sat next to the outhouse.

On the way in, you'd just grab one.



They're soft and fuzzy, by the way ::grinning:::

Almost like Charmin'! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />



On the other hand, when things were REALLY REALLY hitting the fan in the Azores during the revolution and there was no food, they kept the hogs in the bottom of the outhouse pit... hmmm... now THAT's gross! But I just thought, you could put your pet hog on a leash and take him with you to clean up the mess! ::Laughing hysterically:::
#24
[quote name='TRYKER' post='172207' date='Oct 27 2007, 10:23 AM']yous guys is crazy, tryin ta shave it off ,what if da razor slipped? maybe ya'll should try a beauty spa and get a hot wax removal?





tryker[/quote]



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#25
[quote name='Annie' post='172212' date='Oct 27 2007, 08:35 AM']Interesting, Hancock. I'd like to read that article.

Most animals don't bury their waste do they? .. except maybe housecats.?[/quote]



Annie,



Kid Couteau's post jogged my memory and I actually found the article! My memory was a little off on the details, but pretty close.



Biblical Latrine: Ancient Parasites Show That Cleanliness May Have Been Next To Sickliness



[url="http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/11/061113180523.htm"]http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/...61113180523.htm[/url]



Karen
#26
Hancock,

I tried your method ("so I use rocks instead of paper or carry out the paper in a baggie"), but the rocks hurt my asshole. Is there a secret to your success?



CB
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#27
Ron,

I just read your post and found it fascinating. A quick question however... "proposing that the soft feathers on the back of a live goose provide an optimum cleansing medium"... Is there a recommended way to hold the goose so I don't get badly injured? I'm just a novice at these primitive unloading methods and I want to ensure that I use proper decorum.



Cajunbear
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#28
[quote name='EVOC' post='172160' date='Oct 27 2007, 12:48 AM']You guys don't use..lemon scented moist towelettes? Yeah, right. And next you'll be telling me that you don't use an exfoliating scrub followed by an avacado mask before you turn in for the night.[/quote]





Yeah, I don't do that either...
#29
[quote name='Cajunbear' post='172264' date='Oct 27 2007, 02:42 PM']Hancock,

I tried your method ("so I use rocks instead of paper or carry out the paper in a baggie"), but the rocks hurt my asshole. Is there a secret to your success?



CB[/quote]



Yes, you have to toughen up your asshole with cactus pads for a while then the rocks feel pretty good.
#30
[quote name='Cajunbear' post='172264' date='Oct 27 2007, 02:42 PM']but the Rock hurt my asshole.[/quote]

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