Travel Tip - Floss It
(Source: Lonely Planet, Panama, pg 42)
by Jim Coppens
Submitted by volunteer Tia Rose
For the cost of a crummy cigar, you can buy a vacation-saving item. It´s called dental floss, and its uses are innumerable. Got a fishhook but no line? Four words: Green waxed dental floss. Need to secure a mosquito net? Reach for dental Floss. Forgot to pack a clothesline? You`re in luck if you`ve packed dental Floss. Tear in you jeans, rip in your pack? A little dental floss and a sewing needle and life goes on.
Dental floss comes in 50m and 100m lengths and is sold in nifty little cases complete with built in cutters. It`s cheap, it`s light, it`s strong and it`s outrageously useful. Some say dental floss can even remove decay causing material from between teeth and under gums. Now in cinnamon, mint and grape flavors. No kidding.