Mar 8, 2018 at 3:43 pm #3523111KatttBPL Member
I am impressed at how deeply Adam went into this.Mar 8, 2018 at 5:58 pm #3523135Dan YBPL Member
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Can be cut to fit your butt :-)Mar 8, 2018 at 6:25 pm #3523144
That seems too expensive for wiping. For that kind of money, you’d better use it for maps.Mar 8, 2018 at 6:35 pm #3523147
“I recommend “Dissolving Paper”:”
Talk about shitty handwriting….Mar 9, 2018 at 8:28 pm #3523442Dean F.BPL Member
@acrosomeLocale: Back in the Front Range
Yeah, on two NZ backpacking trips that were infested with vegetarians, there was nothing but veggies, lentils, beans, rice, etc. I was pooping like a rabbit or moose in winter in nice clean little pellets, not like a omnivore or carnivore. Took like one sheet of TP instead of 12 folded bunches.
That’s… really not healthy, Dave. “Clean little pellets” sounds like the opposite of a high-fiber diet.
Pooping rabbit turds will give you piles, Brother. Did you mean that it was a nice type 4 or something?Mar 9, 2018 at 9:51 pm #3523459David ThomasBPL Member
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
More of a Type 3. I was definitely getting plenty of fiber and things were definitely moving through just fine. It all came out cleanly with little need to wipe afterwards.
More of a visual joke, but: Bear and Rabbit are chatting in the woods. Bear asks, “Don’t you hate how the poop sticks to your fur?” Rabbit responds, “The poop doesn’t stick to my fur.” Visual: Bear arches an eyebrow, grabs Rabbit, and repeatedly wipes his own backside.Mar 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm #3523460PedestrianBPL Member
That takes the prize!
:)Mar 17, 2018 at 1:11 pm #3525113
This article reminded me of the squatting pictures above in this thread. Briefly, it notes that people in China can squat down with their heels flat on the ground and hold the position so easily that it is relaxing. And, try as I might, I could not squat with my heels flat on the ground. Since I’m balanced on the balls of my feet, it’s never going to be a comfortable position. My son (11) could get his heels flat.Mar 17, 2018 at 6:44 pm #3525153
I wanted to give Gary another data point for his experiment, because I’m a helpful guy. I don’t use TP, so I buried my hand in my back yard and then checked on it five hours later. It hadn’t started to decompose at all, but I did get a pretty nasty sunburn.
Hope that helps Gary!Mar 17, 2018 at 9:45 pm #3525188Roger CaffinModerator
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
If your hand is buried, how does it get sunburnt?
CheersMar 17, 2018 at 10:43 pm #3525209
Sorry Roger, I can’t say any more about my experiment as I’m trying to get the results published in an academic journal. At least I think Fetishes & Fantasies is an academic journal.Mar 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm #3525216Roger CaffinModerator
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Not Warlock’s Swords and Sorcery? Shame!
CheersMar 18, 2018 at 1:07 am #3525234Brad WSpectator
“This article reminded me of the squatting pictures above in this thread. Briefly, it notes that people in China can squat down with their heels flat on the ground and hold the position so easily that it is relaxing. And, try as I might, I could not squat with my heels flat on the ground. Since I’m balanced on the balls of my feet, it’s never going to be a comfortable position. My son (11) could get his heels flat.”
My grandfather was definitely not Chinese but he squatted like that all the time. It was his resting position, smoking a cigarette or just visiting on the front porch when there wasn’t enough chairs. He was a poor farmer from the mountains of KY.
It’s certainly flexibility from long years of practice….but there’s something more I think. Something circulatory that adapts to allow that sort of thing…. when I try it i feel like the circulation in my legs is pinched off.Mar 18, 2018 at 1:33 am #3525242
I think if you do full squats that way, all the way down into that position before coming back up (no weights) you’ll get yourself, and your legs, used to it. Do 10 every morning to start, when that’s easy do 15, etc.Mar 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm #3525336
Maybe. I’ve been practicing lately and I seem to be getting better, but I’m not sure if my ankle is getting more flexible or if I’m just improving my balance so that I can lean back more (without needing to hold on to something). Also, if I get so that I’m not worried about falling over into my own feces, it might not feel like camping anymore.
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