Video of the Week: Toilet Paper Storage

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  1. Great storage concept. Glad you considered testing moisture, which has to be TP’s mortal enemy. I’d recommend taking out the top center roll, and replacing with a Dri-z-aire moisture-absorbing bucket. Once the initial moisture is taken out, which will probably fill one bucket, the subsequent buckets should act to keep things dry. The TP looks new, but seeing spiders in there, and with the natural poor seal of those trash cans, tells me there is moisture, and they and other bugs like the TP cellulose and all those nooks and crannies for nesting material. Once the Dri-Aire bucket has pulled out the moisture, empty the fluid, recharge the crystals, and then seal. You could also save a lot of expensive Gorilla tape by only having to tape the lip at that point, without the rolled pieces. Good luck.

  2. I normally buy POM by the Case from Sam’s Club.. For my crew 12 cases is a years worth. I leave them in the case and for the get out of Dodge variation on theme.. I keep a couple case encased in Garbage bags sealed with packing tape.. Keep in mind TP will absorb water and does deteriorate over time.. So you absolutely need to rotate stock.. I have found annually is sufficient for my area.. So get a year ahead and work that.

    Also note the spider in the video.. Watch Mom and the Kiddies freak when Spiders pop out of a roll of paper so in his case I would toss in a few naphtha balls and maybe cut a piece of wood for the bottom of the can to get a little lift to avoid moisture and for the Naphtha balls to lay under while they do their job.

    Recently I noticed the kind of giant rolls used by commercial facilities.. They are sold in more compact cases so in a trailer or bug out vehicle it may represent some benefit where space is a premium.. Not sure as to the cost benifit ratio.. LOL thou there would be one to calculate if I was that crazy.

    Baby Butt wipes.. in terms of compactness they are more costly but for short term Bug Out again you save space and they have multiple uses.

    Seriously the kind of thing folks really should discuss. (along with “Ladies” related stuff) Some designs of which may serve multiple duties.

    BTW there are those suggesting one use a wash cloth setup.. Idiots.. real danger of cross contamination and illness.. significantly greater need for the use of water for hygiene..

    BTW…. One could significantly reduce the use of water and decrease the risk of illness by purchasing the least expensive plastic gloves when they are on sale and using them as a part of clean up for one’s “business” so that is something to consider as well.

    What a great subject.. eh?

    For those that might laugh (no one here of course).. The Army less than 20 years ago required a specifically trained and assigned Officer at company level as an additional duty to oversee each units field sanitation and hygiene measure.. to include the proper placement of Latrines and to physically supervise burning the waste…
    (never me whoopie!!!)


  3. I run a similar method but I use galvanized cans because of the rodents chewing through plastic. Haul ’em into the attic, seal with painters tape and they are set to go.

  4. Really good cost effective idea. I agree with HarleyDog’s idea of the water absorber – soggy TP is not a good early morning sensation.

    I use straight side plastic 55-gallon drums with gasketed clamp tops. Definitely more costly than the garbage cans used in the video! I have a friend in the chemical business, so I got them at cost (not much savings, but probably saved a little beer money). They are completly waterproof, float, and make good water barrels once the paper work is complete. I have a number of them in one of my containers. I spread enough pesticide, rodenticide, and other toxic chemicals around that area to kill large dogs and small children – hopefully, the zombie cockroaches won’t make it through.

    When the shelves are empty I am really going to miss Dr. Pepper, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and TP.

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