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    Default Cutting my toothbrush handle.

    With tongue firmly in cheek, I take a first baby step away from mere lightweight, and towards ultra-lightweight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChillyWilly View Post
    With tongue firmly in cheek, I take a first baby step away from mere lightweight, and towards ultra-lightweight!
    http://laughingdawg.blogspot.com/

    why are there not holes drilled through it or are there????
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    There is a very fine hole, about midway on the handle, that looks like a hairline fracture waiting to happen. Course, it'd end up even lighter then...
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    Been there; done that. Even looked at a canine toothbrush, but that didn't work.

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    I can understand that. Clearly, a canine brush would not be optimal on molars and incisors.
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    I just cut the handle in half.....
    And carry little travel toothpaste
    Floss is even lighter...and can be used to stitch your pants back together!!

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    Very nice I cut my backpacking toothbrushes in half, but just so that I could be lazy and store it in a sandwich size ziplock bag.

    Now the important question, is cutting the handle HMHDI compliant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasm the elf View Post
    Now the important question, is cutting the handle HMHDI compliant?
    I think its right up there with cutting excess strappage off one's pack
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    What you need is on of those jail tooth brushes. A brush and two inches of handle with a spade like end that is gripped between thumb and index finger that cannot be shaped into a shiv.
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    but you have to order a case of 720, or stop by your local jail booking area.
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    Could you not just the handle, heat it and squeeze it flat with pliers?

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    how about a toothbrush where the other end in a spoon? duel use?
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    I know - how about a dual use titanium toothbrush/potty trowel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odd Man Out View Post
    I know - how about a dual use titanium toothbrush/potty trowel?
    just use the spoon!
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    Other than knowing someone in Corrections (on the inside or the outside!), any ideas on how to obtain just one or two of these nifty little jail toothbrushes? I'd really like to have one or two, but can't/wont' buy hundreds for $70 and about $20 shipping. Heck, I'd go $5. I did a quick Google, but couldn't find individual sales. No luck at REI, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janeway View Post
    Oops! Pasting an image seemed like a good idea, but what a disaster. Sorry. Anyway, if you want to see this toothbrush just check it out on Amazon - Radius Scuba Right Hand Toothbrush, Soft Bristles, (Adult).

    I'd cut the bottom half of the handle off ...
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    It doesn't look very long. I'll let you all know how it turns out. If I like it I just might decide to go the kuxury route and leave it long. Thanks for posting the image. You've got mad skills!

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    Just buy a kid's toothbrush.
    As I live, declares the Lord God, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn back from his way and live. Ezekiel 33:11

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    i have to laugh. i cut my tooth brush, cut my fork and spoon, but just so they fit into my gear. people said OH your UL. LOL no it just didn't fit where i was putting it.LOL
    I'm so confused, I'm not sure if I lost my horse or found a rope.

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    I wonder why nobody ever asks me why I bent the handle on my ti MSR spoon (in case you were wondering, it wouldn't fit into my cookpot).
    As I live, declares the Lord God, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn back from his way and live. Ezekiel 33:11

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