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Trudy

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Can be very useful to have if you're caught short between towns, and if the albergue toilets run out in the middle of the night!

Instead of taking toilet paper, I carry little packets of facial tissues which can be replaced easily at supermarkets or farmacias, and are not quite as obvious as toilet paper. I keep one packet in my bumbag, and a couple of spares in the backpack.
 
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I too took half a roll but never needed it. Having said that I would still take some-better to have and not need than need and not have.
 

KiwiNomad06

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Trudy said:
Instead of taking toilet paper, I carry little packets of facial tissues which can be replaced easily at supermarkets or farmacias, and are not quite as obvious as toilet paper.

I do the same thing Trudy, each time I travel.
 
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I did eventually develop an automatic reflex to make sure that there was toilet paper prior to u know what... Best, xm 8)
 

Ulysse

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Renata, toilet paper IS a must.

To minimize space used, remove the cardboard tube inside. It will compress and keep for a long time in a plastic bag.

Never walk into a toilet on the camino without it.
 
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Definitely but not a whole roll - I always carry tissues with me anyway (a hangover from being a parent). Like the idea of face tisuues packs.

Actually, I will be selling disposable toilet seat covers in my shop soon as some of those toilets can be a little worrying (not refuges but City ones for instance)
 
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Winds of change I'm afraid - I am on my way back to England now. Currently I'm up near Calais making notes and taking photos for an article I'm writing for a UK magazine (not pilgrim stuff).

The Camper Cafe on the Camino worked rather well for a while - and was lots of fun - but although the Guarda told me I could stay where I was and all was well, a chap came along and complained and the Guarda came again and told me I would have to move - which was ok as the Camino is long. But the chap got rather upset that they wouldn't arrest me or fine me and said that I would just move a few kms along and start again (first aid post and welcoming and so on but supported and financed by my doing a basic cafe) and insisted that all my details were put onto the national computer - which meant that I was rather stuffed. The police were very nice and rather embarrassed but said that I musn't be questioned for the same reason again - in all my plans I hadn't catered for this situation so have had to end that plan, which is why I am returning to England. Ivar thinks, and I think he has it right, that this chap was involved in a bar or something in the next village (though it was 2 hours away). I think yes to that but also I felt that there was a definite feeling that he was unhappy that I wasn't Spanish - immigrants and so on....

There you go - life! I was lucky enough to meet lots of pilgrims and we had such pleasant meetings - loved it.

Maybe I will return next year under a different umbrella. Perhaps if I can save enough in the UK I can 'do' a season for free in 08.

So, fellow pilgrims, that is what where I am at the moment. Would seem that, regardless of my idea of plans, God wants me to be doing something else - I just do wish that he'd give me a clue about the next section of my life (it's so difficult to know what to pack... ).

I have decided to enlarge my online shop and to stock items from more religions - a sort of small online department store of religious jewellery/items. To this end, when I get back I will be opening my new domain, SacredGifts.co.uk alongside my PilgrimsSupplies.org shop.

So, all is well, I just will have to remain 'virtual'

Bless

David
 
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Br.David: Commisserations on your unplanned departure, I was looking forward to seeing you in ausgust-assuming I make it that far from Le Puy.

Ooops! just noticed that this post is under the heading of 'toilet paper'!
no offence meant!
 
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hoho- can't do without it though!

Yes, sorry about that - do hope all gores well with you - Le Puy!! wonderful.

Enjoy - and keep us informed
 

rioja routard

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thanks Br David

Br David, sorry things did not work out.

It felt encouraging that you were around on the Camino answering my posts when I was walking in all that treacherous weather beginning of this month.

Good luck
 
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I, too, would like to know if one needs to bring toilet paper.
It does come in handy! You can lessen the weight of a roll by removing the inner cardboard core. A few small packs of tissues make a good substitute for a roll..
 

Providence

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It does come in handy! You can lessen the weight of a roll by removing the inner cardboard core. A few small packs of tissues make a good substitute for a roll..
Ok, thanks. I will bring 4 little rolls I bought at the sporting goods store. Will that be enough?
 
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whariwharangi

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Some packing lists, I notice, mention taking a roll of toilet paper. Is this REALLY necessary?
Renata

You could always use your hand.

I would suggest following the example of the Arabs and use your left hand. That way your food won't smell too funny when you use your right hand to eat it with as most of us do.

I would recommend that you always carry a roll when travelling. It saves you the decision making process of figuring out which hand is what when you find the washroom you are in has run out.
 
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Providence

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You could always use your hand.

I would suggest following the example of the Arabs and use your left hand. That way your food won't smell too funny when you use your right hand to eat it with as most of us do.

I would recommend that you always carry a roll when travelling. It saves you the decision making process of figuring out which hand is what when you find the washroom you are in has run out.
The first part of your answer is not proper nor kind.
 

Icacos

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@Providence, I was just wondering what on earth has got into @whariwharangi, and to plead with him to have a heart, given that you are a newcomer to the Forum. When it comes to certain members, one must take everything they say with more than just a grain of salt. Especially, when it comes to bathroom issues, some folks revert to 'potty' humour. Please don't take offence. o_Oo_O:rolleyes:.

By the way, welcome to the Forum :):)
 

Icacos

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On a more serious note, it is a good idea to always have a stash of TP in your pocket so you are not left in need if you find yourself in a toilet that doesn't have any.
 

Providence

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@Providence, I was just wondering what on earth has got into @whariwharangi, and to plead with him to have a heart, given that you are a newcomer to the Forum. When it comes to certain members, one must take everything they say with more than just a grain of salt. Especially, when it comes to bathroom issues, some folks revert to 'potty' humour. Please don't take offence. o_Oo_O:rolleyes:.

By the way, welcome to the Forum :):)
Thank you for the warning and for the kind welcoming.
 
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Ok, thanks. I will bring 4 little rolls I bought at the sporting goods store. Will that be enough?
Take a mostly-empty roll, and remove the cardboard core to save weight! Or, since you have the 4 rolls, leave three of them at home. You can buy more in Spain.
 
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whariwharangi

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Thanks for the advise.

Carry it in a ziploc to keep it dry and carry another ziploc for the purpose of bringing used toilet paper (and so marked so it doesn't get reused for another purpose) to a proper disposal (should that be necessary ... don't leave it in the shrubbery). Further, a full roll weighs hardly more than a half roll or one without a cardboard tube.
 

Providence

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Harmonizing intentions with doings gives one character, dear one. I had the feeling deep inside you were a kind person. Stay beautiful at all moments.
 

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