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PostSat May 23, 2020 4:15 pm 
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I’ve been dialing back on unnecessary things in my kit and am curious what other favorite types of foliage people use to do their business with during early summer-fall?

I primarily spend all my time around the central/north cascades.I’ve been liking the effectiveness and large leaves of trillium around the forests through the spring. I like to gather as I move usually remove 1-2 large leaves Per plant as I hike and pack it in my bag.
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In the Sierra it is Mule Ears (the plant NOT the animal). hockeygrin.gif

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PostSat May 23, 2020 4:25 pm 
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Old man's beard moss...
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PostSat May 23, 2020 6:18 pm 
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My hiking partners 100% cotton t shirt.
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PostSat May 23, 2020 6:56 pm 
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Trilliums don’t have a lot of leaves and actually aren’t in leaf for very long.  I would recommend using a leaf that has less impact on a plant’s ability to survive.

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PostSat May 23, 2020 8:12 pm 
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Rounded rocks, then bidet.
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PostSat May 23, 2020 11:28 pm 
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"Dialing back"?

If you are so concerned about that amount of weight or volume, why bring anything with you at all?

Make your trips a real survival test.

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forest gnome wrote:
Old man's beard moss...

Hmm It always looked effective but I never did research on it since I lived in Florida and the Spanish moss there was notorious for housing chiggers (small red bugs that burrow under your skin and itch like hell) not sure if they are here in WA but that always made me hesitant with using any type of moss. Lol
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PostSun May 24, 2020 3:41 am 
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Salmonberry or so I've heard.   Grows as an invasive in my garden, come on by and dig some up.
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PostSun May 24, 2020 4:01 am 
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False helibore: Backpackers Toilet Paper
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PostSun May 24, 2020 6:23 am 
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Devil's club leaves,  be careful to fold to avoid the hazard of small spines.

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PostSun May 24, 2020 7:39 am 
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Thimbleberry leaves

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Wear a kilt and no underwear.  Just go and not think about it.
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PostSun May 24, 2020 8:50 am 
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Waterman wrote:
Devil's club leaves

I prefer nettle in a ‘back to front’ wiping motion.
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