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Why The A$$ Rag?
#61
Over the years we Hoodlums have revisited the topic several times. I always learn something.



At one point, back in the pre-dawn era of Internet wilderness skills discussion, we had an exchange that I placed in our library at the Hoods Woods site.



[url="http://www.survival.com/turds.htm"]http://www.survival.com/turds.htm[/url]



If you stop by that exchange be aware that my login name was "Diogenes". At some points a few of us had epiphanies of a sort and the result has been captured for all time....



I always enjoy new comments on the important topic.



Remember, if you ever find yourself in an emergency survival situation and fear starts to possess your soul, just think back to this exchange. I can guarantee that your attitude will improve and with it your chances for success.



Ron
Hind sight is an exact science until historians or politicians get involved.



Nothing is so simple that it can't be misunderstood.



I have regular bowel movements, I just wish they were voluntary...



My dad started walking five miles a day when he was 60. Now he's 91, and we don't know where he is.



Understand?
#62
"Ha! very funny. Just make sure the readers know your joking about washing your feces into streams."



I don't think mine's any worse than the other 10 billion or so life forms that are craping in them. I kinda think mine don't stink, so it's probably a little better.



Every river around here is a sewer. This area has a million septic tanks.
"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam" ~Hannibal~
#63
You guys are killing me.. .KILLING me! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
#64
Now, I am not going to reveal ALL of the items in MY White Elepahant package,HOWEVER ONE LUCKY ass will have a RED FOX FUR ASS RAG. Whaca tnk uns dat?

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#65
[quote name='Special K' post='172884' date='Oct 29 2007, 10:53 PM']Now, I am not going to reveal ALL of the items in MY White Elepahant package,HOWEVER ONE LUCKY ass will have a RED FOX FUR ASS RAG. Whaca tnk uns dat?

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hmm.. Ass Rag Wrapped White Elephant Packs.... has a certain ring to it....
#66
[quote name='Annie' post='172866' date='Oct 29 2007, 05:42 PM']You guys are killing me.. .KILLING me! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />[/quote]



I had to take my glasses off multiple times and wipe my eyes I was laughing so hard. I think the colleagues in the cubes next to me thought I was choking to death. Haven't had this good a laugh in a long time. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' />
Choose carefully the ditch you're willing to die in.
#67
I agree. I remember guys in Vietnam in the delta region carried an "ass rag" but I just couldn't deal. Too much possiblity of infection and spreading bacteria (E.coli) and other bad bugs like dysentery, enteritis, etc. Dig a cathole and bury the stuff along w/ the paper. When out of paper, then the rag makes sense, although I always stashed enough TP from the C-rats to handle anything but the worst cases of "Oklahoma Quickstep".
#68
[quote name='gatorman' post='173869' date='Nov 1 2007, 08:53 PM']I agree. I remember guys in Vietnam in the delta region carried an "ass rag" but I just couldn't deal. Too much possiblity of infection and spreading bacteria (E.coli) and other bad bugs like dysentery, enteritis, etc. Dig a cathole and bury the stuff along w/ the paper. When out of paper, then the rag makes sense, although I always stashed enough TP from the C-rats to handle anything but the worst cases of "Oklahoma Quickstep".[/quote]





I think gatorman hit some salient points... First, the inhibition to using a rag is purely mental. You can take care and not spread feces around your camp, just the same as with your TP.



The other issue is much bigger, but people don't think about it... And that's running out of TP. Not only on a camping trip or hike, but in the coming post nuclear war scenario I envision, if you don't have a 2-3 year supply squirreled away, you're gonna run out.



In the woods, there are replacements, as stated. However, do you have the proper leaves where you live? Rightdamnnow, do you have a box of corncobs available? I've seen places where the only rocks were decomposed granite and I ain't about to wipe with any of that!



So, in the larger sense, the ass rag is a SURVIVAL SKILL. You should really try to move past your prejudices and learn how to use one. It ain't that hard.



If you DON'T know how to use one, and you need to, THEN you're gonna spread around your e-coli to your family.



FWIW,



Bill

#69
Why the ass rag??? Simply put, it is a compromise as the original ass hat didn't go over too well.
"Did anyone actually see him eat the coffee grounds?



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#70
For those who don't know...



[Image: AssHat.gif]



It does keep your ears warm, tho... (Depending on whose ass it is, of course...)



B.

#71
[quote name='Bill Hay' post='174379' date='Nov 3 2007, 05:13 PM']It does keep your ears warm, tho... (Depending on whose ass it is, of course...)[/quote]

I read that Rosie O'Donnell's can be used as a parka. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
"Some people think I'm over-prepared, paranoid...maybe even a little crazy. But THEY never met any Precambrian lifeforms, did they?"

- Burt Gummer (Tremors 2)



"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

- Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate 1940, 1944 and 1948



"Am fear nach gleidh na h-airm san t-sith, cha bhi iad aige 'n am a' chogaidh."

- Scottish proverb (He that keeps not his arms in time of peace will have none in time of war)



"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."

- Charles Darwin
#72
Some Forum members display disbelief at the "hard core who trim their ass hair" for use with the rag. For them, I have only three words:



Electric nosehair trimmer.



--ML



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#73
Don't they hurt when they're growing back in ML? I don't think that would work long-term.



I got five miles into my run this morning and couldn't hold it. Had to wipe with clovers. Ron's cheek-spread-sigmoid-colon-kisses-ground technique saved me though.



Mako
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#74
[quote name='--ML' post='174411' date='Nov 3 2007, 09:11 PM']Some Forum members display disbelief at the "hard core who trim their ass hair" for use with the rag. For them, I have only three words:



Electric nosehair trimmer.[/quote]



Get a spare and for God's sake don't mix them up.
Steve
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#75
<img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':lol:' /> OMG!! how did I miss this thread?



This just goes to show that we are all FULL OF IT!! <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />



So it looks like I'll be stocking up on plenty of TP for the future. But as far as a rag goes, I knew a guy in the Army with me

who would just cut off peaces of his t shirt. He seemed to prefer it to the "John Wayne" TP that we were issued.



And to spread the word, if you are in a state or national park, and your about to have an <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/oops.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':oops:' /> near a marked trail, if you get caught doing your deed, you might just end up forking over a few $$$ to Uncal Sam.



Now for the "leave no trace" part... you carry the used TP out with you.... you dig a hole, at least 6 inches... download whats left of dinner, wipe, PUT USED (SOILED) TP IN A ZIP BAGGIE <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':blink:' /> .... and carry it back to the trail haed.. and the "head".



This thread gives new meening to SHTF.
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