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Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
My little baggie of important dinky stuff on 12/04/2008 19:22:28 MST Print View

DINKY STUFFtoiletries (and such) FOR A WEEK:
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1. Aqua Mira Kit [re-packaged] / 1.8 oz

2. Platypus repair patches / 0.1 oz

3. hand sanitizer [re-packaged] / 0.7 oz

4. toothpaste dots / 0.7 oz

5. tiny size BIC lighter / 0.4

6. hydropel [re-packaged] / 0.7 oz

7. paper book of matches / 0.1

8. Dr. Bronner's soap [re-packaged] / 0.7 oz

9. simple cardboard razor envelope (homemade) / 0.1 oz

10. single edge razor / 0.1 oz

11. lip stuff / 0.8 oz

12. sun-block SPF 45 [re-packaged] / 0.8

13. small compass / 1.2 oz

14. toothbrush (chopped handle) / 0.8 oz

15. head-lamp (petzl e+lite, no band) / 0.8 oz

16. BPL short handled UL titanium spoon / 0.5 oz

T O T A L : 10.3 ounces!

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1. The re-packaged AQUA-MIRA kit has both A and B in tiny dropper bottles. It also has a super tiny dropper bottle for mixing the drops. After creating the "yellow" mix, I can use it for about 48 hours. So, minimal stopping time on the trail. All stored in a "snack" sized ziploc.

3. Tooth paste is squirted out on a plate, in little dabs. I leave the plate in a corner out of the way, and in a few days I have tiny nuggets of hard toothpaste. Please note: I live at 6,100 feet in idaho, it is VERY dry. These gummy "dots" are packaged in a tiny ziploc baggie, and i chew 'em like gum before brushing. Easy!

7. These paper matches are redundant to the tiny bic lighter. I guess this qualifies as emergency gear. I watched Andrew Skurka light an alcohol stove with matches like these, and I realized that these are the BEST tool for the job, and the lightest. (Okay, I realize I should NIX the bic)

14. I have a finger toothbrush, but I only take it for VERY short trips. I find I brush better with a real toothbrush.

15. The petzl e+lite has the strap removed, there is a wire clasp on the back, so I can hook it onto my hat.

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ALSO: SOme repackaging uses BPL bottles, and sometimes I use the dinky little vessels I've collected.

AND: It all gets carried in a single ZIPLOC baggie!

Edited by mikeclelland on 12/04/2008 19:24:27 MST.

Linda Vassallo
(eastbayhiker) - M

Locale: Eastbay
Re: My little baggie of important dinky stuff on 12/04/2008 21:31:40 MST Print View

Mike,

Cool stuff! I forgot about removing the strap on the Petzl lite. I can lose another 0.8 oz off my wt. Thanks for the tip.

I like the idea of pre-mixing the Aqua Mira. I will be repackaging some of my solutions in the smaller micro bottles.

I think my husband will like your idea of toothpaste microdots. I have peppermint Dr Bronner's that I use for toothpaste as well. If I don't use too much it tastes OK.

Do you carry anything for first aid, blister care (besides Hydropel)?

It's an impressively light package. More inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing.

LV

I recently switched over to Platypus from Camelbak. I noticed the Platy repair kit. Is it common to need the kit-many failures?

Rob Lee
(roblee) - M

Locale: Southern High Plains
"My little baggie..." on 12/04/2008 22:28:38 MST Print View

Mike, Another cool idea; premixing the A/M in a tiny bottle for a couple days worth of treatment. I never thought about this because I assumed the mix wouldn't keep. Thanks for the time saving tip!

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
important dinky stuff on 12/04/2008 22:35:49 MST Print View

(A) I don't get blisters very often. But - I also carry a tiny first aid kit, not part of the "dinky" stuff kit above. It's Minimal. I never quite know what's in it. For short trips - A small roll of tape, a few band aids, ibuprofen and a gauze pad... maybe a little more, but not much. When I go out for long trips with a team, I carry a lot more.


(B) I have used a platypus since their introduction. It has been my only water bottle for 30-days at a time. They need to be treated nicely, but they are fine.

I will add that a few times (twice?) I have repaired them. I have also handed out the little patch to pals who got a hole in their Platy.


(C) The AQUA-MIRA mix should last 48 hours. The drops NEED to be yellow, if not, it's lost it's effectiveness. And, when the water source is trusty, I use fewer drops than recommended. But that's just me.

Edited by mikeclelland on 12/04/2008 22:42:07 MST.

Roman Ryder
(RomanLA) - F

Locale: Southwest Louisiana
Just a thought... on 12/04/2008 22:54:29 MST Print View

Anyone know if McNett's Tenacious Tape will patch a platypus?

Huzefa Siamwala
(huzefa)
Re: My little baggie of important dinky stuff on 12/05/2008 06:03:06 MST Print View

>toothpaste dots / 0.7 oz
>toothbrush (chopped handle) / 0.8 oz

Crest Unflavored Glide-to-Go Floss Packets
Overview
One of the ultralight backpacking adages is to cut the handle off your toothbrush. Want to save more weight? How about just leaving it at home?

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Mark, do you think flossing, brushing with your finger and Listerine strip can replace toothpaste/toothbrush in your kit?

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
dinky stuff on 12/05/2008 10:05:00 MST Print View

McNetts Tenatious Tape works well, so does duct tape. Both would be adequate. But the little patches seem to work the best.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: toothpaste dots on 12/05/2008 10:20:37 MST Print View

Are these just little dabs of toothpaste left out to dry? If so, I never knew about that one.

Roman Ryder
(RomanLA) - F

Locale: Southwest Louisiana
Toothbrush on 12/05/2008 10:57:59 MST Print View

I picked this travel toothbrush the other day at CVS Pharmacy (I think). It's 0.5 oz with the handle or 0.3 oz without...no cutting required. :)

toothbrushtoothbrush2

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
toothpaste dots on 12/05/2008 11:25:09 MST Print View

Yes - to the posting above.

I've found that the clear "JELLY" looking toothpaste dries poorly.

The white chalky paste works best.

Heres what seems to work best. Squirt out a long "cord" of toothpaste onto a plate, about a foot or so. Let it dry a day or so. Then cut the "cord" into little (approx) half-inch segments. A sharp knife helps. Let those dry a few days.

They'll glom together a little in a tiny ziploc. It helps to sprinkle a tiny bit of baking soda in the baggie.

All done.

Note: It's VERY dry where I live. THis won't work in a humid environment. If you live in Louisana, I guess you'll need to use a dehydrator.

victoria maki
(clt1953) - F

Locale: northern minnesota
re:toothpast and such on 12/05/2008 11:46:34 MST Print View

i found baby size toothbrushes work much better for me than the kind that roman uses. no handle to fall off while brushing. (and no i can't use my finger or go without) yuck... got 5 to a package at the dollar store. leave the case off. wt.1/4 oz. i have also tried the toothpaste dots, but didn't care for them. went back to using powdered tooth powder that i found at the health nut store. put it in a zip lock snack bag or a light wt. screw top container. just dip your wet brush in it.

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
There is even a lighter option for toothbrushes. on 12/05/2008 12:09:45 MST Print View

At Pet stores, they sell toothbrushes for your dog which fit over your finger. A small hollow plastic tube with a brush on the end.

View here: http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Pet-Finger-Toothbrush-Set/dp/B001KNWKWW/ref=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i/189-7091528-8816943

Roman Ryder
(RomanLA) - F

Locale: Southwest Louisiana
Taco Bell on 12/05/2008 12:54:25 MST Print View

I just ate lunch there and was thinking...I wonder how much these sporks weigh? 0.1 oz :)

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Dental Care on 12/05/2008 13:12:01 MST Print View

My husband has dropped about $10K on my teeth so far with another $10K or more in the near future....I'll just say that my dental kit I carry is not UL.
I carry toothpaste, a full toothbrush, my dental brushes for going around my braces, floss, mirror, repair kit, wax, flexible tooth picks, floss guiders, etc. I carry a repair kit for my crown as well (cause it would more than suck if it popped. I wouldn't be able to eat!). I also carry my special mouth rinse - I have very carefully controlled gingivitis, the rinse keeps it from getting a leg up.

You get one set of real teeth. Unless you like dropping the equivalent of a good car on them, take care of them.

Backpacking is NO excuse to not have good oral health! Go without bathing, go without deodorant but keep your teeth in tip top shape!

Though I can laugh - my braces are made of Ti :-P

Edited by sarbar on 12/05/2008 13:12:56 MST.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: Re: Dental Care on 12/05/2008 13:57:23 MST Print View

Right on Sarah! I don't carry all the gear you do - but a tooth brush and fluoride toothpaste always make it into my bag. Dirty and smelly can be washed away with a good shower - but you'll never get that enamel back.

Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
RE: Dental Care on 12/05/2008 15:19:00 MST Print View

During Artic missions we used baking soda because it would not freeze and it did a good job. Over the years I have seen baking soda toothpastes come out professing its teeth whitening properties.

The following is from myoralcare.com

http://www.myoralcare.com/questions/

"As a cleaning agent, baking soda is less abrasive than virtually any other cleaning agent used in toothpastes. Less abrasion means less tooth wear, which helps keep your teeth healthier, longer. And when it comes to cleaning, recent studies indicate that baking soda in high concentrations...breaks down into tiny particles that are able to penetrate enamel crevices and remove food particles and deep stain embedded there. Other cleaning agents, like silica, don't readily break down into such tiny particles, so they are too big to clean inside the enamel crevices.

Light weight and has many uses.

20 Uses Of Baking Soda

1. Baking soda will also put out fires in clothing, fuel, wood, upholstery and rugs.

2. Wash food and drink containers with soda and water.

3.Wash out thermos bottles and cooling containers with soda and water to get rid of stale smells.


4.To remove strong odors from your hands, wet your hands and rub them hard with soda, then rinse.

6. Sprinkle baking soda on your wet toothbrush and brush your teeth and dentures with it.

7. Sprinkle soda in tennis shoes, socks, boots and slippers to eliminate odor.

8. Take a soda bath to relieve general skin irritations such as measles and chicken pox.

9. Take 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water to relieve acid indigestion or heartburn.

10. Gargle with 1/2 tsp. baking soda in 1/2 glass of water. Freshens and cleans your mouth.

11. Used as a mouthwash, baking soda will also relieve canker sore pain.

12. To relieve sunburn: use a paste of baking soda and water.

13. Bug bites: use a poultice of baking soda and vinegar.

14. Bee sting: use a poultice of baking soda and water.

15. Windburns: moisten some baking soda and apply directly. Soak and wash diapers with baking soda.

16. Use soda as an underarm deodorant.

17. Add to water to soak dried beans to make them more digestible.

18. Use to sweeten sour dishcloths.

19. Use dry with a small brush to rub canvas handbags clean.

20. Apply soda directly to insect bites, rashes and poison ivy to relieve discomfort. Make a paste with water.

Edited by djjmikie on 12/05/2008 15:47:04 MST.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Baking Soda on 12/05/2008 15:54:59 MST Print View

Sure it is great. Except for it tastes like warm fuzzy yuck-o ;-) I know a lot of people use it (and it is great for many things!) I just cannot use it to brush my teeth. ;-) Too gritty for me as well.

Michael Crosby
(djjmikie) - MLife

Locale: Ky
"My little baggie of important dinky stuff" on 12/06/2008 07:50:32 MST Print View

Sarah,
I agree that it tastes yucky, but, for me, the weight savings and multi use make it worth it.
Mike

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife

Locale: Gateway to Columbia River Gorge
Dental care on the trail on 12/06/2008 14:28:15 MST Print View

Baking soda is:
--Lots lighter than toothpaste
--Highly recommended by dentists
--Doesn't leave white spots on the ground when you spit it out
--Can be used for many things as described in a prior post. The most useful for backpacking are for bites/stings and as a deodorant.

Another dental item, if you have fixed bridgework: Glide (Crest) makes individual packets of threader floss, with one end stiffened. I take each out of the individual paper packet, cut off part of the floss (since it's much longer than I need) and put them in a tiny ziplock (the kind you buy at the artsy-crafty store in the bead section). One per day. It's much easier for backpacking than using separate floss threaders, which tend to pop out of their package and disappear forever once they hit the ground.

Please do not neglect your teeth on the trail. Abcessed teeth are painful. Root canals and extractions are NOT fun. Restorative dental work is expensive! In the last 10 years, I've had to spend close to twice as much as Sarah has so far.

Edited by hikinggranny on 12/06/2008 14:29:03 MST.

Michael Landman
(malndman) - F

Locale: Central NC, USA
Re: Just a thought... on 02/13/2009 09:24:38 MST Print View

"Anyone know if McNett's Tenacious Tape will patch a platypus?"
Superglue applied to a small piece of paper or cardboard will work and holds for years.

victoria maki
(clt1953) - F

Locale: northern minnesota
re: little baggie of dinky stuff(baking soda on 02/13/2009 09:43:12 MST Print View

To all those people who hate the taste of baking soda: There is a powdered tooth powder which tastes a heck of a lot better than baking soda. You can get it at the health nut store. Brand escapes me. Mint or cinnamon flavor. Very light weight....

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
my first aid kit on 03/12/2009 20:20:47 MDT Print View

a few band-aids, a small roll of tape, a tiny ziplock of ibuprophin, a few small pieces of moleskin and a gauze pad.

All this goes in a ziploc sandwich baggie. No idea what it weighs. I add a little if I have a partner, and I pare it down if I'm solo.

Joseph Morrison
(sjdm4211) - F

Locale: Smokies
toothpaste pellets? on 03/13/2009 09:18:41 MDT Print View

As cool as they sound intead of making the little toothpaste pellets why don't you just brush your teeth with baking soda?????? It actually works better than tooth paste and its proabbly lighter to.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
My ditty, first aid bag on 03/13/2009 09:19:58 MDT Print View

Here's my ditty and first aid bag for an upcoming, 3 day, really light trip:



Contents: (starting top left)

1. Princeton LED light - .4 oz - not as light or bright as the Photon, but I already had it. I had to use a hot pin to make a hole in the bottom for kevlar cord (left over from a project)

2. Firelight mini - .4 oz - sans sparker, use small blade of knife

3. Tinder-Quik tabs (3) - ~.1 oz - when I can't find anything else to catch a spark

4. BodyGlide/duct tape/thread& needle - .4 oz - bodyglide repackaged in chapstip tube for chaffing/blisters. Duct tape is a bit archaic, but has worked for blisters. Needle and thread are under plastic wrap under duct tape. This prevents it from getting gummed-up with adhesive. I would have to unwrap the tape to reach them, but I rarely need to.

5. Toothbrush - .2 oz - this is the same brush that Roman posted above, but I've done some cutting. I cut off part of the handle, and then cut 3/4 of the way around the cover, right below the head. I left the 4th side long enough to tuck up against the handle, which locks the cover in place.

6. Dr. Bronner's in dropper - .5 oz - for washing up/brushing teeth. It doesn't taste very good and goes against what I wrote earlier in this thread about fluoride. Replacing 2/3 items with one was just too appealing. I'd probably take proper toothpaste or dots on longer trips.

7. Swiss Army knife - .9 oz - just two blades; I don't think they even make this anymore. Smaller blade is used with flint, larger is good for shaving tinder. There are lighter options, but I've had it forever and it's a sentimental favorite.

8. Whistle - .1 oz - cut from a Whistleloc buckle. I wouldn't otherwise need this kind of buckle, so I just went at it with a hot X-acto knife. Really light and only $.65!

9. REI thermometer/compass - .4 oz - thermometer is good for assessing gear at different temps. Compass is small, but most of my hiking is on a trail of some kind.

10. Ibuprofen (18, 6/day) - .1 oz - apparently I'm a drug addict, but this is the only medicine I ever find myself using and sure helps at the beginning and end of a long day.

11. 3 std band-aids, 3 butterfly closures - ~.1 oz- enough to replace if needed, but not overkill.

12. 5x4 Aloksak - ~.1 - keeps everything dry.

Total= 3.9 oz - so apparently there's an extra .1 oz somewhere in there, but my scale isn't very precise, this especially shows on light items.

*No bug or sun dope - I mostly hike in shade and have long sleeves and a hat for sun. Bugs aren't much of problem yet, and I treat my clothes with permethrin.

*No water treatment - I'm trying nonconventional water treatment like boiling or using a filter straw, which wouldn't be in the bag. Normally, I use chlorine dioxide tablets.

Edited by dsmontgomery on 03/13/2009 09:26:06 MDT.

Laurence Beck
(beckla) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
How much toothpaste to take? on 04/14/2009 17:19:11 MDT Print View

Mike, Your idea of the toothpaste dots is an interesting idea because you know exactly how many teeth brushings you are taking. I usually take a travel sample tube of toothpaste which I think weighs about 1oz. The empty tube weighs about 0.1oz I believe. Isn't this sort of neglible?

Here is my question to the forum: How many teeth brushings are there in a travel sample tube of toothpaste?

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: How much toothpaste to take? on 04/14/2009 17:33:31 MDT Print View

Laurence, how big are your teeth?
To answer your question- it depends, if you watched my 14 year old it would be gone in about 3 brushings, I get about 25 to 35 out of one. I use about 1/2 a pea size. YMMV
BTW- I use the travel size when I travel not when I hike, I think the travel size is way to heavy. I use baking soda in a small BPL mini dropper bottle. I can squeeze out a small amount onto my brush and also use the baking soda for other needs if they come up.
I can't use Bonners- I hate the taste of soap. My mom would think I liked the taste of soap given the number of time I had my mouth washed out as a kid. I now have a very "clean" vocabulary.

Edited by bestbuilder on 04/14/2009 17:38:19 MDT.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
dinky stuff on 04/15/2009 14:44:14 MDT Print View

Yes!

The toothpaste tube is totally a minor little bit of weight. Nothing to stress about.

But - The DOTS were fun to make. So, that's about as technical and nerdy an answer as I have.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
tiny toothpaste tubes on 04/15/2009 14:57:26 MDT Print View

i lived in china several years & my wife is from japan - we got these teeny tiny toothpaste tubes from hotels over there (haven't found them for sale anywhere here yet, but haven't done a real vigorous internet search yet either)

i haven't weighed one, but they are roughly 1/10 the size of the typical "trial size" tubes here. can't weigh much at all & i made one last on a 5day backpack (i think they are meant for single use)

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
tiny toothpaste tubes - found 'em! on 04/15/2009 15:07:43 MDT Print View

hahahaha

minimum order: 10,000 dozen (i'll keep looking, unless a few thousand BPL members wanna go in w/ me?)

http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?SearchText=Hotel+Toothpaste&Country=&CatId=0&IndexArea=product_en&ssk=y

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: How much toothpaste to take? on 04/15/2009 16:07:09 MDT Print View

I've gone the Dr. B's route, but I was researching toothpowder for a while before that. Never tried it but it sounded like the ticket if you need the toothpaste flavor and whatnot.

Lots of different brands, but here is one.

http://www.eco-dent.com/dailycare-specialcare-toothpowders.htm

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: How many brushings in a travel-sized tube? on 04/15/2009 22:58:47 MDT Print View

Hiking the PCT last year I brought a semi-used tube and it made it to Tehachapi or so (550 miles or so, a bit over a month) with a little still in it. I used it very sparingly.

I've been getting ready to hit the PCT again and this time I filled my travel-sized tube full. I think it'll last at least 3 months, maybe the whole way. It took a long time and a lot of patience to refill it so I don't mind carrying the whole thing.

Here's my bag of little stuff. Not as small and light as you all, but it's for a 4 month trip.

My small items

Items 1-5 are pocket items. Number 5 is my repackaged DEET which I won't always carry. I hope to find an even smaller bottle for it because even that one is too big. Number 1 is my repackaged sunscreen. It'll probably last the entire trip since I wear long sleeves.

#7 is Immodium. One dose. I hope that's enough. #8 is neosporin in a sample foil packet in a tiny ziploc. I hope to refill it if I use it up. #9 is Ibuprofen, #13 is vicodin.

Number 14 is my emergency waterproof matches kit, repackaged in a small vial that held candy coloring powder. I bring 3 matches and 3 trick birthday candles with sandpaper glued to the vial. I might not carry this until mid-September.

Number 10 are my reading glasses. Number 11 is a needle in a pencil lead refill container. I used the needle a lot last year. Popping blisters, sewing broken shoes, attempting make-my-own projects on the trail...

The box in number 12 is a small bar of soap inside a bicycle patch kit box. I found a number of places on the PCT where I could take a shower but not in a hotel, so I will carry a little soap. The original cardboard box has disintegrated so this plastic box seems good. The circle things are hair bands. I have long hair. I cannot survive without hair bands.

The orange dry-bag will also include my cellphone, which is quite heavy, and at times it will even include my camera battery charger. Not light but sometimes it is not practical to retrieve these items by mail.

I probably have too many bandaids. I probably should not carry the moleskin. It's leftover from last year and if I didn't use it then, why would I use it now?

Everything fits in the black bag.

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
My little baggie of important dinky stuff on 04/16/2009 12:18:11 MDT Print View

Nice!

I love these numbered photos!

JJ Mathes
(JMathes) - F

Locale: Southeast US
My little ditty bag on 04/20/2009 19:36:45 MDT Print View

Kit


This is my little ditty bag contents

Item 1 Aloksak

Items 2-11 first aid kit
2-triple antibiotic, 3-mole skin, 4-tylenol/advil in zip bag, 5-assorted gauze & band-aids, 6-wound cleanser repackaged, 7-alcohol pads, 8-scissors from a sewing kit, 9-safety pins, 10-tweezers, 11-mirror taped on sides and back made from tiles at hobby store.

Items in 12- repackaged sunscreen, deet, Dr Bonners, bleach

Items in 13- tent and equipment repairs, zip ties, needle large enough to thread dental floss, patch, 3' cord, seam sealer, matches in zip bag

All items 2-11 & 13 fit in Aloksak total weight - 2.3oz
Items 12-I use more often and are pocket or cook kit items.

I keep 20" of duct tape wrapped around my hiking poles.

Fire starter kit contents, 2-cotton balls, 1-esbit tab cut into 4 pieces all fits in a 35mm film canister.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Re: How much toothpaste to take? on 04/23/2009 15:24:55 MDT Print View

Thanks to tips from this thread I picked up some of the ecodent tooth powder in a local health food store. The 2-oz bottle is labeled as sufficient for 200 brushings. 100 brushings an ounce... and as it turns out, what seems to be plenty for 2 weeks plus, wrapped into a foil tube, weighs about 0.15 oz. Much better than 1.25 oz full travel size! Actually, my very roughly eye-measured amounts suggested .08 oz should be fine for a couple weeks if used sparingly. Cool!

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: How much toothpaste to take? NONE maybe on 04/23/2009 16:06:21 MDT Print View

The reality is that you don't actually NEED toothpaste to clean your teeth. Most of the work is done by the mechanical brushing action. That is not a message you will get from the toothpaste companies, but check with your dentist to confirm.

Cheers

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: My little ditty bag on 04/23/2009 18:34:41 MDT Print View

I like that you (JJ) have simply stabbed your needle in some foam. I may swap out my needle in the pencil lead container for foam, or else I'll get me some pencil leads and a mechanical pencil for journaling instead of a pen.

John Fry
(m6amba) - F
colgate wisp on 04/26/2009 04:41:32 MDT Print View

have you guys seen those new single use toothbrushes?
they have tooth paste on them already, and have a floss pick on the other end....
the colgate wisp
http://www.packagingdigest.com/article/CA6647938.html
granted its not my philips sonicare elite tothbrush, but im not at home...

i just picked up a pack to try...only downside...not biodegradable... :(

i have always used small toothbrush from dentist, and travel toothpaste....going to switch to baking soda this year, i dont mind the taste
but im VERY interested in giving the toothpaste dots a try, what a neat idea!

David Brunstein
(ariztazer) - F
Container Brands? on 04/29/2009 23:59:24 MDT Print View

Hey Mike:

Cool kit! Thanks for posting this.

Can you share with us the exact type of containers you use for aqua mira, sunscreen, Dr B;s, etc. Did you purchase them all on this site?

It's a little tough to make out the sizes from the photo.

THanks,

Lucky

Mike Clelland
(mikeclelland) - MLife

Locale: The Tetons (via Idaho)
little storage bottles on 04/30/2009 10:41:17 MDT Print View

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/sf/Packing%20Systems/Storage%20Containers/index.html?


the above is a link to the BPL page with a listing of storage containers. The tiny dropper bottles are awesome.