Use Wet Wipes Instead Of Toilet Paper When Camping

We go camping in our travel trailer almost every weekend during the summer at a place where it is parked in a remote area with no water hook-ups. Since the holding tanks hold a limited amount of clean water that we carry up each weekend, we are unable to shower without running out before the weekend is over. :( We either wash in the lake if it is warm enough or have sponge baths if it is too cold. We also don't have a shower at our cottage, so when it the water is too cold to wash in the lake, we have sponge baths.


For that extra clean feeling after wiping with TP, we started using the cheapest brand of baby's wet wipes. We use one or two of them after "going" and tie them up into a small bag for the burnable garbage for the campfire (or woodstove at the cottage). This practice made me realize that it was cutting way down on our toilet paper use, so we started doing the same at home.

A handy tip for disposal: I buy produce at the grocery store, where they provide those small bags for your produce. After getting home and emptying the bags, I put them in a drawer beside the toilet. Then we place the used wet wipes into one, tie it up tight to eliminate odors, and toss it into the regular garbage pail.

By ann from northern Ontario, Canada

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