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Anybody stockpiling toilet paper? If so, how much and why?

-- Diane J. Squire (, July 06, 1999



1. Well, if there are civil disturbances or interuption of the supply system I would like to be comfortable.

2. If the breakdown is severe enough, TP will be sought after (barter?).

3. Cheap, can be stored in any dry place (attic, shed, barn, garage, rented storage bin).

How much?

For family we're anticipating 1 roll per male, 1 1/2 rolls per female per week. Good thing it's cheap.

-- de (, July 06, 1999.

I have over 500 rolls of Scotts, (Scotts lasts longer than most brands). I almost always have 50 rolls in the house, its is just one of thoes things I NEVER want to run out of, (even in good times).

I guess I am planning for 'more than' a three day storm.

-- bulldog (, July 06, 1999.

I have about 950....about 1/2 are double rolls....plan on getting at least another 50.... for some reason I have it in my mind that I need 1000....we'll use it sooner or later...

-- kibby (, July 06, 1999.

Why? Spoiled and don't wanna use leaves and they don't print the Sears catalog free anymore, and a bidet uses too much water, and don't wanna have to wash rags, and because it's probably the cheapest now that we may ever see it and....

Seriouly, think about the amount of work and petroleum that goes into that little roll! Even tho it's only a by-product of the wood industry follow the chain from the gas to run the chainsaws and on down the line.

How much? Never enough. The grandkids will probably steal some to TP trees on Halloween and I'm thinking of using it for insulation among other more necessary things!

-- sue (, July 06, 1999.

That was supposed to be Seriously. And while I'm here don't forget the paper towels. You don't want to be doing any more laundry than you have to. Our dollar store has them 3/$1.00.

-- sue (, July 06, 1999.

Right, Scott TP is usually the best buy, although there's a Kroger 500-sheet roll that's a good value too. For paper towels, consider the size of the individual towel/number of towels per roll. I like the square-ish ones, they last so much longer than the rectangular ones. Our Harris-Teeter has President's Choice "Green" brand (80%, recycled paper), and it's very good value.

Many years ago I was sitting on the throne and was pleased to see the next sheet of torn newspaper on the nail had a photo of Kruschev on it. I thought it quite an appropriate use. (That was in the days when newsprint didn't come off quite so easily.)

-- Old Git (, July 06, 1999.

We stock about 100 rolls (family of two). We pick it up on sale... We stock for hurricanes, dock strikes, winter storms (can keep the barges from getting through), and of course, Y2K.

-- Mad Monk (, July 06, 1999.

Diane, maybe in all your winter camping/mountaineering trips you have faithfully checked off EVERY thing on the list, but if you are like one or two of us, you know what a drag it is to return to civilization with 16 tops and 16 bottoms of Long John's with no cuffs. (If you don't want to support the paper industry, at least buy some extra long johns just for emergencies!)

-- Roger (, July 06, 1999.

We keep 80 to 100 rolls most of time, buy on sale use up when not. I,m adding some, we are good to go for a year. Don't forget 3 days with out water, your dead. 3 days with out TP you may smell that way.

-- && (&&@&&.&), July 06, 1999.


Actually my "long johns" are Winter Silks...

(California, ya know.)

When camping I "always" carry a small trowel, and... big leaves DO work... in emergency situations. Do NOT use poison oakleaves! In a pinch, carry several big bandanas and find a creek... a.s.a.p.


-- Diane J. Squire (, July 07, 1999.

Currently at 600 rolls and counting. If you've ever had to use a corn cob even once in your life, the reason to stockpile TP is PAINFULLY apparent. I have and don't ever want to again. The wife never has and doesn't want to, ever! My personnal goal is 1000 rolls before the day arrives.


-- Wildweasel (, July 10, 1999.

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