Toilet Paper

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Items you can use as toilet paper: – smooth stones – mullein leaves – these can be too soft, however, and you may poke your finger through – oak leaves – very tough – soft bark – leaves from other plants – need to be soft, pliable, tough. – water is used in Asian countries… Read more »

Tooth Care

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– Dogwood stems can be used as a chew stick or toothbrush. – Birch twigs can also be used the same way. – Without the modern sugar-based diet, you won’t need to worry about this as much – Paste of wood ashes works as toothpaste. Rinse thoroughly to avoid irritating gums. – Gargle of pine… Read more »

Skunk Spray

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– One approach is to accept the smell — maybe it wouldn’t matter too much, and might be a good thing. Some people don’t mind the smell too much and in any case you would smell less human with skunk odor. – Charcoal/ ash. Is masks most odors, would probably help with the skunk. –… Read more »

Rain

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– Many peoples around the world made “rain capes” from reeds: try cattails, phragmites, etc. – Large pieces of bark sewn together into a hood: Birchbark, elm bark, cedar are possibilities.