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Offline razor sharp

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wilderness toothbrush
« on: September 20, 2010, 09:58:22 PM »
this is how i keep my teeth clean in the wilds. i grab a small bundle of pine needles (the round skinny ones) and cut off to a uniform length. with a little creative holding you can use the tips like a regular tooth brush. not to mention it leaves a fresh minty flavor in your mouth. (just in case you meet another survivalist in the woods of the opposite sex and want any chance at all of kissing them) :hugegrin:
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Re: wilderness toothbrush
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 10:49:32 PM »
Great idea. Thanks.  I put one of the many toothbrushes still in sealed containers that I get from the dentist in my bug out bag.
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Re: wilderness toothbrush
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 11:27:11 PM »
Good post Razor. I hadnt thought of that one.   :thumbup:
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Re: wilderness toothbrush
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2010, 10:58:24 AM »
I don't know how many times I've forgotten my grooming gear. Not that the squirrels care how my breath smells. lol

I could see this working really well if you shave the tips off and let a bit of the resin bleed out since it's antibacterial. Colgate eat your heart out.

Great idea.
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Offline razor sharp

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Re: wilderness toothbrush
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2010, 04:22:15 PM »
yep, i always cut them off nice and even, you can also make a nice vitamin c rich tea with the needles too.
Those that give up liberty for safety deserve neither.

i dont know which i like better, a sunrise or a sunset, but any day i get to see both is a good day.

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Re: wilderness toothbrush
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 09:19:32 PM »
great idea thanks
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.-henry David Thoreau

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Re: wilderness toothbrush
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2010, 02:35:05 PM »
Hey, thats your good thumb!
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Re: wilderness toothbrush
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 09:35:04 AM »
(just in case you meet another survivalist in the woods of the opposite sex and want any chance at all of kissing them) :hugegrin:

That's EXACTLY why my makeup bag goes camping with me!  :rofl:
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