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  • paper bag substitutes for poulticing?

    I don't know if anyone else is experiencing this sort of supply-demand issue, but I have a great demand for paper bags for poulticing. All of my regular groceries have switched over entirely to plastic bags either because of money or to encourage reusable bags. Anyway, that has left me with a huge void that I don't know how to fill.

    Does anyone have a source for paper bags that I do not know of? What do you use to substitute for paper bags when you poultice? I broke down and used printer paper yesterday... not ideal! I commonly poultice after hard works, so the groceries kept me well stocked.

  • #2
    I use the rolls of poultice paper from Smartpak- No more grocery bags around here either. Although if you have a restaurant supply or a paper goods store nearby, often they will carry rolls of brown packaging paper.
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    • #3
      Blue shop towel that are like paper


      • #4
        Those blue shop paper towels!
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        • #5
          Paper feed bags.
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          • #6
            Skip the poultice. Just cold-hose and turn 'em out. Same effect, much less hassle.
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            • #7
              I've seen people use shavings bags or newspaper.


              • #8
                Originally posted by SuZQuzie View Post
                Paper feed bags.
                No more paper feed bags here...they all went to poly bags. Sometimes I am lucky to find an off brand alfa pellet in a paper bag.
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                • #9
                  Poultice paper from smartpak, or 3m Postal Wrapping Paper (much cheaper). http://www.officesupplyinc.com/posta...Fak7OgodIxEAjg


                  • #10
                    Our local grocery store just did away with plastic bags! All paper now, so I guess we have to buy plastic garbage bags!

                    We have a bunch of the paper bags hanging around, give me your address and I'll send them to you! only sort of kidding
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                    • #11
                      phone book - store neatly on the shelf and precut into nice rectangles, unfortunately also getting hard to find with internet.


                      • #12
                        I use dampened paper towels.
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                        • Original Poster

                          Thanks for the great ideas! I have two phonebooks that I have no need for, and my workplace often has lots of leftover newspapers. Not sure why I didn't think of either of those before.

                          Originally posted by CDE Driver View Post
                          Our local grocery store just did away with plastic bags! All paper now, so I guess we have to buy plastic garbage bags!

                          We have a bunch of the paper bags hanging around, give me your address and I'll send them to you! only sort of kidding
                          How about a trade? I'll ship you all the plastic bags we've got! (also only sort of kidding.... )


                          • #14
                            Several counties in California have banned plastic bags.


                            • #15
                              ^ Only in California...sigh. That means people will have to spend money to get a liner for their little trash cans and such. Sigh.

                              I use brown paper sold for wrapping packages. Cheap and easily accessible at places like Staples.


                              • #16
                                I thought there was a reason that you wanted to use the brown paper? A chemical that was still in it?
                                Freeing worms from cans everywhere!


                                • #17
                                  I use paper lunch bags. They come in pkg's of 50, I think. Anyhow, I just cut out the bottoms to make that long rectangle shape...


                                  • #18
                                    It seems like most stores that sell natural foods or organic stuff like Trader Joe's and Sprouts use paper bags. If they have produce that you like, you could try buying some stuff at those stores for the paper bags.
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                                    • #19
                                      Newpaper. But use the black&white pages - the coloured ink can stain your wraps. Ask me how I know.


                                      • #20
                                        Like cyberbay said:
                                        Brown paper lunch bags - sold at the $1 Store in packs of 50-100 - just about the perfect size for wrapping a leg.

                                        And those using newsprint - be careful with your gray horses - you could end up with the ink bleeding through the poultice
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