Hiking or off-roading in a sun dress is not illegal. As long
as you are comfortable & could care less if someone sees
your panties. When the weather calls for 90 degrees, you know
that cotton or rayon sun dress should be included. These are
fairly inexpensive articles of clothing & you can have plenty.
Plus they pack up so well.
make up - yes
Come on. Everyone has some kinda daily routine. And for most
women, it includes the morning beautification process. Save the
foundation, as you are likely to sweat it all off. Try a compact
cream with an SPF instead. Lipstick
& eye liner are the 2 items that will pack easy. And
if you know you will get crap from others for this daily ritual,
be prepared to tell them where to go.
If you are a diva that needs a little color on your face,
these worry free lipsticks include:
Lipfinity by Max Factor
- literally last all day! No re-application needed until at least
nightfall. Not kidding, this is by far the best brand we've found.
Clear moisture stick must be applied throughout the day for best
Color Stay by Revlon
- small lip stick case, that is easy to carry
& looks very clean.
Lip Gloss by Cover
Girl - simple easy semi-transparent lip gloss in natural shades.
Just your freakin luck. The annual big camping trip planned will
be at "that time of the month". You dread it, cuz you
know the hassles of camping & not having a bathroom with running
water. Guys just don't understand & you cannot cancel this
trip based on this one single factor. But you are not looking forward to
it. Below is a list of tips for females who fear camping:
When the bushes are your bathroom break, you must make do with
what you brought along. Leave no litter at all....as it just 'grosses
people out' later who need to use that same spot.
Give yourself an extra 15 minutes in the tent alone for proper
maintenance. Don't forget the brown paper bags. Privacy is super
important, so keep others busy by assigning camp chores in advance.
During the day many activities will be planned. Be prepared to
be out away from camp all day. Bring along a day pack with all
your female essentials in it. Anytime there is down time or you
spot a bathroom, request a 10 minute bathroom break for all.
It is rumored that wildlife & bears are attracted more to
women who are on their period. We have not found that to be especially
true over the last 15 years of camping with hundreds of women.
Cleanliness is an important factor in keeping the scent to a minimum.
After the evening is over & the camp fire is vacant; the coals
are still hot enough to burn.. just toss in the daily brown paper
bag. It's just burnable garbage right?
See our Camp Potty
page for more hints. You women with the cushy RVs have
nourishing thyself Books, Yoga, Foods & More
Being outdoors enjoying nature can touch a person in a unique
way. We feel connected to mother earth & the more we experience
it, the more we crave it.
Sleeping in a tent doesn't hafta put a crick in your neck.
Try the inflatable air mattresses. Warm up your morning by stretching & yoga.
Lay in the hammock &
read a book while someone
else cooks breakfast. Or do light meals for your trip. Packing
items like bagels, fruits, cereal, oatmeal, sandwiches, salads
& soups. Spend the afternoon hiking a ridge, spend an hour
looking for the perfect place for sunset & curl up to a campfire
with a bottle of wine & friends.
New to camping?
If you are a female, who loves the outdoors but has no one to
go camping with... please meet Total Escape Adventures! Come
out on the back roads & we can show you what California camping
is all about. No crowded campgrounds, no busy parks, no bus transportation,
no hard core anything.... just cool people sharing a similar
interest. Upcoming trips are always listed here - http://totalescape.com/trips
Let your man take care of all the particulars. Read the Male
section for what to watch out for.
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