your aunt flo visit
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.
Wipes are a big blessing;
- Tissue or TP.
- Plastic ziplocks bags
- Small brown paper bags
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
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.