Toilet Paper

Questions about equipment and supplies to bring on a trip (including reviews).

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Toilet Paper

Post by HoosierHiker1202 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:17 am

Sorry for what may seem like a ridiculous question, but I’ve read that each of the campgrounds have outhouses. Do they, um, come stocked with their own TP, or should I plan accordingly? Thanks for your help on this one.

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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by Ingo » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:51 am

The outhouses are stocked, but that doesn't mean they won't be out. I've always brought some and rarely needed it, until my last trip when we were seriously rationing because none had any--but it was Sept so they probably weren't restocking. So it really depends on how comfortable you are with the alternative backups.
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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by fonixmunkee » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:03 am

They are usually stocked, but with it being closer to the park closing, the likelihood of anything being available is shrinking.

So, always bring your own roll! You never know. Plus, if you still have it when you leave the island, be a "trail angel" and leave it in the last outhouse you were at...pay it forward!


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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by HoosierHiker1202 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 am

Thanks; my trip isn’t until end of June, so it sounds like I should be pretty safe, though I’ll certainly have some just in case. For the record, I’m really not a fan of the alternatives.

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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by hooky » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:52 pm

They're stocked with John Wayne Paper. Rough, tough and doesn't take crap off anybody.

I'm a fan of BYOTP.


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Post by Bobcat1 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:22 pm

Also some of the outhouses roofs leak and the nicely stocked supply gets wet. Always bring some of your own, and if needed stock up a bit when there is ample supply.
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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by frafenaf » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:01 am

There was no TP at North Lake Desor or Little Todd last week. I bumped into a ranger at LT and mentioned it and the look he gave me led me to think I was being ridiculous even expecting it there. But he nodded solemnly and went on about his work.


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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by Duffy Moon » Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:42 am

Just returned from IR on Saturday, and we found pretty nearly all latrines had TP; some were running low, and some looked like a hoarder's bathroom. Hit or miss, is what I'm saying. All had some, and some had all. (This was all along the Rock Harbor campgrounds - RH, 3M, DF, MB - and also LR.)

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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by thesneakymonkey » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:43 pm

Our last trip we started rationing because every privy's tp was empty except windigo. The previous year we had no issues and it was pretty well stocked. I would say it is a shot in the dark whether you'll have a bunch or none at all. Plan to bring enough for yourself.
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Re: Toilet Paper

Post by Midwest Ed » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:50 pm

I think that for those that bring and use their own TP, and in keeping with the spirit of LNT, that same used tissue should be carried out as well. :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P
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