Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

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Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Patiencepie » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:53 am

K, here maybe dumb question but here goes...To spit or swallow?....iv been back packing and am familiar with lack of bathing facilities an so forth, however, in the woods you can always spit your brushed teeth muck under a bush or in grass or something but obviously not out there. Just wondering what other people do, do you spat into your evap-pond? Do you swallow? Do you use baking soda and do a mostly dry-ish brush? I'm going for minimalist with my camp, no fancy kitchen/dish washing. one bowl, one cup, handiwipes...thanks for your tooth brushing stories. Silly I know but was wondering!
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:55 am

Is a paper towel too extravagant for you? Otherwise, a cloth to be laundered when you get home.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:56 am

Patiencepie wrote:K, here maybe dumb question but here goes...To spit or swallow?....iv been back packing and am familiar with lack of bathing facilities an so forth, however, in the woods you can always spit your brushed teeth muck under a bush or in grass or something but obviously not out there. Just wondering what other people do, do you spat into your evap-pond? Do you swallow? Do you use baking soda and do a mostly dry-ish brush? I'm going for minimalist with my camp, no fancy kitchen/dish washing. one bowl, one cup, handiwipes...thanks for your tooth brushing stories. Silly I know but was wondering!



dang..........cant do it on the first response.............*turning blue*.............



I spit into the sink in my camper, and it goes into the grey water. some do it in the shower.........


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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Jackass » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:00 pm

A trash bag?? You should better have one of those.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:00 pm

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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:10 pm

I have actually done the 1) minimal toothpaste and a swig from a water bottle 2) brush 3) swallow, when I was in a hurry and had nothing set up. I've also spit into my own evap pond on occasion, though not constantly.

It's usually about keeping water and toothpaste to a true minimum and spitting into a kleenex, which goes in my tent wastebasket. It's open, it'll dry out fast. After all, the baby wipes sure do, if you're not careful.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby dragonpilot » Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:22 pm

ygmir wrote:I spit into the sink in my camper, and it goes into the grey water. some do it in the shower.........


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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:12 pm

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ygmir wrote:I spit into the sink in my camper, and it goes into the grey water. some do it in the shower.........


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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby tahiti_treat » Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Empty gatorade bottle = spittoon. One bottle should last the week as long as you don't use giant amounts of rinse water. Pack it out with your garbage at the end.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby captain mcguiver » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:45 pm

Set up a schedule, when you are done brushing your teeth spit into your fellow campmate who continues brushing, continue until the last person spits into the evap pond. This is efficient use of toothpaste.

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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby AntiM » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:00 pm

tahiti_treat wrote:Empty gatorade bottle = spittoon. One bottle should last the week as long as you don't use giant amounts of rinse water. Pack it out with your garbage at the end.


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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby moonrise » Sat Jul 28, 2012 5:31 pm

Floss first, sheesh!

Then brush with the usual (toothpaste and water) and use the gatorade splooge bottle or your grey water jug (or spit into an absorbent tissue/paper towel and burn).
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:55 pm

tahiti_treat wrote:Empty gatorade bottle = spittoon. One bottle should last the week as long as you don't use giant amounts of rinse water. Pack it out with your garbage at the end.


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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby shroom » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:27 pm

just swallow
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:32 pm

Brush at and spit into a running burn barrel - the liquid evaporates, the solids burn off, and the question is?

If I have to swallow then I'll use something more friendly (and not as toxic) to my body - say baking soda and vodka? :twisted:

Toothpaste is pretty nasty stuff...
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby moonrise » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:11 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Brush at and spit into a running burn barrel - the liquid evaporates, the solids burn off, and the question is?

If I have to swallow then I'll use something more friendly (and not as toxic) to my body - say baking soda and vodka? :twisted:

Toothpaste is pretty nasty stuff...


That gave me a BIG BELLY laugh, hahahaaaa! You really DO use baking soda and vodka I know this, I has to be true! You can swallow it and get a nice warm buzz? no? yes?

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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby CrispyDave » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:47 pm

Peppermint oil mixed with water makes a great swill for brushing your teeth and you can swallow it. if you mix about 10 to 1 oil to water or to taste.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Savannah » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:33 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Brush at and spit into a running burn barrel - the liquid evaporates, the solids burn off, and the question is?

If I have to swallow then I'll use something more friendly (and not as toxic) to my body - say baking soda and vodka? :twisted:

Toothpaste is pretty nasty stuff...


Yeah, I'd actually be more comfortable swallowing a little mouthwash than toothpaste. That'd be a good one-off. Minty, and mildly drunkening. :lol:
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby robbidobbs » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:54 pm

I discovered brushing my teeth at the porta-johns last year. I will never do it any other way. I'm taking a toothbrush and paste in my car and just git er done. Every year I totally jack my teeth from only brushing a couple times during the event due to the inconvenience. This way I'm there, and spit into the deep blue.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby CrispyDave » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:02 pm

If everyone brushed their teeth in the porta-potties there would be no place to do any other business....
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby teardropper » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:43 pm

And I can't believe this thread got this far without, you know, uh...

Am I really the only one?


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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby nncoco » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:53 pm

Flouride toothpaste is actually toxic. Not meant to be swallowed. I use the trash bag method.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:04 pm

teardropper wrote:And I can't believe this thread got this far without, you know, uh...

Am I really the only one?


I am SOOO immature.

The thread title was so obvious that most of us were ignoring it to show that we were expect more sophistication from our dirty jokes.
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby teardropper » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:32 pm

Guess I've been told.

I said I was immature. Glad you all got together to be so sophisticated. I'm very impressed...
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Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Postby Karma » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:41 pm

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