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Leave No Trace... toothpaste?

Just wondering what some of your ideas are..  we all know that LNT principles are important and we follow them.  Often, however, when I camp in a well-used campsite I find dried white toothpaste stains on nearby plant leaves or on the ground.  Someone was brushing and used the bushes as a sink.

I find that having an extra zip-lock bag allows me to brush and carry out my toothpaste waste.  It's kind of messy, and limits how much you can rinse, but works.  What are some of your solutions for this?

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If you don't like baking soda, use salt. Just ordinary table salt. It's a mild abrasive, and in small quantities isn't going to hurt anything.

 

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