When the toilet paper gets short on the roll I’ll sometimes remove it, squeeze the roll, place it in a baggie and then store it in my pack. The reason is to have both dry TP and firestarter. The cardboard makes excellent firestarter when shredded. A friend asked why I was squeezing a roll the other day. So I thought I’d pass the answer on.
Squeezing out a roll was what you did when you needed the TP…
Please don’t squeeze the Charmin!
Well, actually that’s a good use of what would otherwise get thrown away.
I like to use tea candles as firestarters when I don’t have a lot of tinder. It’s especially helpful when using one of those awful lighters that doesn’t like to keep a flame live for more than the barest fraction of a section. All I have to do is light the candle and then put away the lighter.
Just have to pack out the little tin cup after the fire is out cold.
It is a great idea to squeeze the charmin for that special emergency.
As for starting the fire. Try packing cotton balls and a jar of vasaline. Dip the cotton ball in the petroleum jelly and it lights quickly and will not blow out.