Hygiene and Toilets 101: Why Experts Recommend the Use of Water Instead of Tissue Paper

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Wash or wipe? Some people in Malaysia and other parts of the globe ask that question after using the toilet. Which is the better option and what are the differences? Many experts often choose one: It’s to use water. Let’s explore the top 6 reasons they give so you know why washing with water is the better choice.1

  1. It’s more environmentally friendly Simply explained, use water to wash, save on paper, and eventually save the world. The number of trees that are cut down in order to make paper is crazy. Not to mention, there is already a huge problem with the world – global warming. IF reducing your carbon print is a priority, then this should motivate you.2
  2. Less expensive and less waste In order to make a roll of toilet paper, one uses about 2 KWH, over 30 gallons of water and 1.5 pounds of wood. This is the kind of budgeting that developing nations such as Malaysia couldn’t afford. Water, on the other hand, is easily available.3
  3. It’s more efficient This can be best explained using an example. If someone decides to put a pile of steaming poop on your desk, would you wipe it off then continue with your day’s work or would you get yourself some water and soap? Well, water ensures that you get all the poop from your bum. Sure, a few squares of tissue afterward ensures you’re not a soggy mess down there, which is important, especially if you are prone to yeast or rash or you have to wear layers of clothes, which prevent you from drying out naturally.4
  4. Better hygiene Truth be told, wiping alone is a nasty business that was only used as an alternative when there was no pure water, and often, our hands and nails get in the way. If you don’t wash them properly, and they are used to prepare a meal, this could lead to bacterial infections or worse.Bladder infection word cloud concept
  5. Reduce bladder and vaginal infections Most toilet papers are white and hence could contain bleaches. Chlorine could irritate hemorrhoids or irritate the skin and cause serious health issues.Young beautiful woman in rubber gloves holding her nose
  6. Avoid the possibility of any lingering unpleasant smells Tissue gets rid of the color but not the smell; only water can do that.

We use water and soap to wash our hands and our clothes. But just a piece of paper to wipe our bums? This doesn’t make sense. One might feel weird or awkward at first, but washing with water is the best and safest method. That’s why there is a growing number of people in Malaysia using bidet toilet seats. It’s an easy and hygienic way to use water in washing. In addition, it’s a way to help the environment because we’re using fewer resources.

5 Ways to Make Your Next Camping Trip the Best Ever

5 Ways to Make Your Next Camping Trip the Best Ever

 

Camping is a great way for you to get out and be one with nature. Unfortunately, being one with nature means living within its elements, such as wind, rain, hot sun, bugs, reptiles and wild animals.

Thankfully, you can prepare for the elements and any unexpected surprises and make your next camping excursion the best ever. Here are five ways to ensure your next camping trip rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are going on a two-person camping trip, don't take a two-person tent

  1. Bigger Tents Are Better

If you are going on a two-person camping trip, don’t take a two-person tent. It will be too small to move around and store your gear. Instead, always use at least one size larger than needed to provide more room for gear. You also will have room for your footwear, food and to move around while changing in the morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Malaysia and elsewhere, rain is a nearly daily occurrence

  1. Prepare for Rain

In Malaysia and elsewhere, rain is a nearly daily occurrence. You need to have a waterproof tent, rain gear and a plastic container to store your food and items you want to keep dry. A change of dry clothing always helps to keep you warm when it’s wet outside and you get caught in a storm. 3. Get Off the Ground

When camping, sleeping on the floor of the tent is a bad idea. The cool ground below can draw heat from your body, and rain might enter the tent. A good air mattress or cot can get you up off the ground and help to keep you warm and dry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

have the right amount of clothing for warmth and comfort at all times

  1. Wear Layered Clothing

When you are camping, you are outdoors most of the time. As the weather and temperature changes during the day and evening, you will need clothing to compensate. The more layers you can wear, the easier it will be to ensure you have the right amount of clothing for warmth and comfort at all times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good bug spray and clothing that mostly covers your body to protect against biting flies

  1. Prepare to Battle Bugs

Camping almost always means insects, including mosquitoes and others that love to bite and leave itchy marks and welts. A good bug spray and clothing that mostly covers your body to protect against biting flies, mosquitoes and other annoying pests will help to keep you from itching and scratching the entire time.

 

 

With some foresight and planning, you can take control of your next camping trip and make it your best one ever. You likely own most and possibly all of the gear needed, and some supplementary items can help to ensure Mother Nature and you coexist peacefully and happily the next time you go camping.