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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1035 on: January 26, 2021, 01:27:58 AM »
Paper towel rolls, dumpster diving, where would a school teacher come up wit some for a class project? Craft a sculpture out of good 'ol fashion wood? Paper marche?
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1036 on: January 31, 2021, 10:41:18 PM »
I've accumulated 18 since the beginning of the month including 2 kitchen paper rolls!  I think there were a few in the bathroom recycling before I started this crazy line!  Steady Jbee, if your enthusiasm continues to mount you will have a 1/2 size burj khalifa or a shard or a central park tower in cardboard by the midwinter solstice.  Why not get people to collect them for you!  I originally started collection because the local primary school (kindergarten US?) put out an appeal for a project for the children but I made Mr pagan god before I had a chance to deliver them (in the halcyon unplagued days now passed into lore and legend when you could make personal visits to places!). I'm going to look up pagan symbols and plan my next 'model'.  If we shit enough there might be a misdummer fire ceremony on the solstice!  Happy Imbolc by the way! :)
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1037 on: February 01, 2021, 09:06:10 AM »
Ack when our kids were little the preschool would only use kitchen towel centres....toilet roll ones might be carrying some dreaded lurgy

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1038 on: February 01, 2021, 03:25:55 PM »
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Ack when our kids were little the preschool would only use kitchen towel centres....toilet roll ones might be carrying some dreaded lurgy

I've read several times the claim that kitchens, and particularly washing up cloths, harbour far more in the way of germs than the average toilet seat. Given the way washing up cloths are left around damp and germ-productive for long periods while toilet seats are more rarely used and frequently cleaned (can't speak for everyone ...) I can quite believe it.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1039 on: February 03, 2021, 08:52:02 AM »
I now have a designated cardboard box with a kitchen paper towel tube, a stiffer aluminum foil roll tube and six TP rolls. I think DF is collecting as well. BUT coup upon coup, I recently acquired a room of new carpet. There is a 12 foot long hefty roll with a six or eight footx 3x3 box (for transitioning strips).

I'm emptying dozens of card board boxes and unfolding them as I settle into this house and purge. I was going to give them away on Craigs List, but maybe my ever expanding creative chaos or waste management maker will kick in before that. It all burns.

Could empty open upside down boxes stacked, create enough expansion to explode the fire, if stacked just so? Maybe, I'll find out. ;) ;D
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1040 on: February 07, 2021, 08:16:49 PM »
Holy Time Warp! Another month snuck by! Guess I was too busy collecting cardboard tubes...

January had some great days this year,The temps of La Nina have been hovering around 70F give or take a few degrees. We got some rain after being dry for nearly a year straight. The mustard in DF's backyard has sprouted to a green patine. We got in a couple of hikes in the Tucson Mountains. I'm getting comfortable with my walled in yard and porch with its many home reviving and unpacking projects, naked. Still there was many a day, or at least part of the day when I needed a shirt or sweat shirt to be comfortable. The evenings are cold. The concrete got me to put on the insulation of some flip flops. Generally pretty mild stuff and gratitude for it.

Lots of travel plans are in the works for the coming new year. DF has announced her coming retirement. Her new per diem schedule will allow us more spontaneous and extended naked in nature time.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1041 on: February 07, 2021, 11:15:41 PM »
That carpet roll could be the armature of something big.  I have been looking up ancient celtic symbols and wiccan signs and whatnot to inform my construction.  I think I might go for a celtic knot at the top or even a pentacle.  But a long way to go to accumulate enough raw material!


Send my congratulations to DF on her impending retirement.  I can, on the whole, recommend it!  You two have so much that you do together, I predict there may well be a period of frequent travelling and hiking to come!  Keep taking those pics!
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1042 on: February 08, 2021, 03:29:47 AM »
It has to be anchored and the thing might topple and get out of hand at 12 feet. I was also thinking today how sometimes fire will shoot out of tubes. This will be fun...playing with fire, though.
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« Reply #1043 on: March 13, 2021, 10:52:52 PM »
Jbee - I'm getting on with my toilet roll sculpture!  Surprising how many toilet and kitchen roll inners we have accumulated since I started collecting at the beginning of January.  I never realised we used about 15-20 rolls per month.  And I don't think we are particularly profligate with it (depending on the consistency of what it has to wipe!!! :D :D ) but I've never asked how much other people use!  That seems consistent with my supermarket shopping habits - I buy a pack of 24 per month to 6 weeks.
I haven't run out of rolls to work with yet and this section of the oeuvre has between 40 and 50 in it.  The photo shows the top section, a sort of Celtic knot.  The white bar is a 12 inch ruler to give you a scale.  The challenge now is to build a support and base which will allow it to stand up - about 5 feet tall I hope although it may be a bit wobbly being extended in just 2 dimensions mostly. It's about at the limit of size for the joints which are all craft glue and not ultra strong.  If a bit falls off there's always more glue :)  The 'legs' at the bottom are a weak point because they carry all the weight of the top section relying on just a few tube to tube glued joints which are individually not strong but collectively they brace the structure.  I attach a picture of a typical joint.  I might reinforce the vertical joints with cardboard.  It only has to stay up for a short while before I set fire to it (Laughs maniacally)
At the current rate of defaecation I should have enough tubes for completing the thing in time for a brief summer solstice fire festival!  The last sculpture only burnt for a minute or two! :)
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1044 on: March 14, 2021, 12:39:05 AM »
Looks like it could go from 2D to 3D and have four points to steady it. Looks like the beginning of an alien or an owl-ish sculpture. Your technique is admirable.

What do you eat! We don't use that much. I might have a dozen of those TP and three kitchen paper rolls. I've got a huge pile of boxes and some are long and thin from the floor planks, and then those monstrous carpet rolls. I am looking at ways to heat my porch area, probably close it in like a green house. This has me learning the nature of fire in chambers, like the burn of a rocket mas heater. I want a fireplace ambiance and I want best practical heating there and then an alternative heater for the sauna building.

I need another source of TP rolls....hmmm.

Looks liek another month went by. I don't have much to tell, exceot CAt Mountain and the hot springs. Built bookshleves, and now organizing the garage, nude mostly.

The weather is heating up sometimes, tan is getting there, getting outside to begin garden areas, transplanting heavenly bamboo. My neighbor couldn't get how I was not needing help digging holes.  just wanted to work the soil and prep and transplant barefoot all over, except boots to dig. He'll figure it out eventually.

Today, was snow clear down to the foothills this morning and RAIN!!! Third time since last February.

Been naked in front of the computer with maps, etc. We're planning an epic summer road trip/camping/hiking/carnuding. Winter is a good time for that.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1045 on: March 14, 2021, 12:23:13 PM »
If you need to add fine detail, the rolls of dog poo bags come on miniature cardboard tubes. Iím getting quite a collection so might challenge you with a miniature to compete with your giant, John.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1046 on: March 14, 2021, 10:45:27 PM »
The project blossoms! Feed that dog!
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1047 on: March 20, 2021, 12:51:21 AM »
All this roll modelling has made me wonder if we are excessive toilet roll users.....
The brand we use most often advertises an average of 190 sheets per roll.  A study I found showed that Americans use an average of 57 sheets per day.  Now, I bet I use about that since an average poo for me will take 18-20 sheets, 2 per day  and each wee uses a couple of sheets to blot off the last drip and/or deal with any drips elsewhere (come on now, don't tell me you've never splashed the seat or rim by accident!).  So say 60 per day and the same for the dear lady that's 120 sheets/day.  So a roll lasts 1.6 days rounded up.  That means 56 rolls in the last 3 months.  Counting those I have already used and the remainder in the bag there are around 60 toilet rolls (there are the longer kitchen paper rolls as well) which would suggest we are somewhat heavier users than the average American to the tune of only about 7-10%.  Of course there are many occasions when one would use a bit of toilet paper for wiping something, blowing the nose, picking up a dead spider etc etc. so I guess we are not excessive users although a bit more than average perhaps.     
Very sloppy statistic from you jbee!  You say "We don't use that much. I might have a dozen of those TP and three kitchen paper rolls" but you don't say how long your dozen lasts! 
OK guys - throw me some statistics.  How often do you buy toilet roll and how many at a time? (we buy 24 packs and we shop every 4-6 weeks so that figures).  Measure your toilet roll production rate and divide by the no of sheets on a roll (usually stated on the pack).  My curiosity is roused - I want to know how many we all use :D
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1048 on: March 21, 2021, 12:51:50 AM »
Holy sh..! What a point in question! Okay, I use as little as possible. They are mowing down the Sierra Mountain's old growth forests wholesale in Mexico to make TP. I'm still in a frame of mind of a guy with a septic tank, which gets expensive when overloaded.

I use about three sets of three sheets to wipe and maybe two or three sheets more, average. I then use water and a face towel to get things sparkling again. No skid marks here, even if I did wear pants.  Nine to twelve sheets from Trader Joe's. Hmm, that reminds me, I'm down to one roll. I get a 24 pack, at I don't know how many sheets. One grand poop on average each morning.

I now have 15 TP rolls and three kitchen rolls, in my storage box. DF gave me two.

Prostate has me using generally one sheet per pee, which is better than flicking. I ain't counting, but that's probably 8 to ?18? trips to the john each day, depending on how much activity, water consumption, the temperature outside and whims of that too big prostrate system. I would guess that I get ten days out of two rolls, maybe more. DF and me under the same roof was much quicker. When we camp and backpack, she uses up her roll much quicker, as she wipes her nose more and uses like three sheets just to pee. Still, so far, I'm just getting a pair of rolls each week from her. So, give or take three or four rolls a week between us. Mine lasts longer, too, because I'm over at her place so much. The roll box is filling up slow, but sure. A 24 pack probably lasts me a couple of months. I thought to enlist my granddaughter and her household.

I think Bob has the right idea, if you have a goof water source.

Sounds like your burningman sculpture is growing quicker than mine. I do have a huge amount of packing boxes, etc. right now. I've got a twelve foot tube to anchor into stability that will probably shoot fire at the top like a rocket, if I plan it correctly. I'm making a special shelf just to store cardboard materials in the garage...

I like the way you set your tubes together.

We used to take a mixture of acetylene and oxygen, fill a balloon, or exercise ball with it. Then, attache it to the end of a stick of electric conduit in the air. Then, we'd let it drop at the fire as we ran for cover. Sounded like a cannon, shook windows all over the neighborhood and created a mushroom cloud 12 feet high.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1049 on: March 22, 2021, 12:00:16 AM »
Holy sh..! What a point in question! Okay, I use as little as possible. They are mowing down the Sierra Mountain's old growth forests wholesale in Mexico to make TP. I'm still in a frame of mind of a guy with a septic tank, which gets expensive when overloaded. 

Yes, the use of toilet paper is a huge cost in natural resources and personal expense.   I installed a bidet 15 years ago and haven't used any since.  Its much nicer to be washed and clean, and it doesn't encourage mowing down forests.   
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