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Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
You know you're having fun when... on 08/21/2013 03:59:41 MDT Print View

your kitchen table looks like this:


I was scheduled for coming in late at work today, so i thought:

"why don't i make some toothpaste dots and a spoon that fits in my 600ml pot"?

Kevin Beeden
(captain_paranoia) - F

Locale: UK
Other toothpaste on 08/21/2013 05:54:21 MDT Print View

I confess that I use travel samples for toothpaste; either a 15ml thing of Thera-Med, or sample tubes of normal toothpaste (free from your dentist, usually).

e.g. Thera-Med sample

But hey, that's not as much fun, is it...?

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
serious on 08/21/2013 10:53:39 MDT Print View

well, if the toothpaste dots doesn't work out (sticking together), i'll stick with toothpaste samples...and yes it's all about the fun...but the short spoon, that's serious business though...

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: serious on 08/22/2013 15:30:32 MDT Print View

That looks like my Sea to Summit anodized aluminum spoon.

I cut my handle off a little, but it was more to fit in my pot than to save weight : )

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: serious on 08/22/2013 16:31:37 MDT Print View

Jerry, that's the same spoon I've got. It was first of all for the fitting, the 4 gram saved was just a bonus ;-)

Derek M.
(dmusashe) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: serious on 08/23/2013 02:21:55 MDT Print View

You might already know this, but if you coat the outside of the toothpaste dots with baking soda and also add a little baking soda to whatever bag you'll be holding the dots in, this will really help with the clumping issue. It seems to work well for me.

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
Re: Re: serious on 08/23/2013 15:10:39 MDT Print View

Hi Derek, thanks - This was my first batch of "dots" I did ad baking soda (as described by Mike Clelland!), and i agree totally - it makes it much easier to store.

I think it will be much easier to make the next time now that i got the technique down, but about 100 dots goes a long way...haha :-)

Edited by prse on 08/23/2013 15:11:11 MDT.