How to Go Camping During Your Period: Tips from a Father of Three and Experienced Camper
For many of us, camping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, get away from your everyday life, and take in nature’s beauty. Unfortunately, it can be hard for those who are on their period to enjoy and partake in all the camping activities due to the challenging side effects that often accompany it. As a father of three and an experienced camper, I am here to give you some helpful tips and guides to make your period a non-issue, so you can easily enjoy your camping trip. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Stock Up on the Right Supplies
First and foremost, make sure you have the necessary supplies to handle your period while camping. This includes menstrual pads, a tampon or cup, and anything else you use as protection. Additionally, it’s important to bring along a bag or container for disposal, as well as wet wipes and/or toilet paper for easy cleaning. If you’re bringing a bag anyway for the camping trip, consider throwing in personal items such as painkillers for discomfort and lightening, and additional clothing in case of any mishaps.
2. Find the Right Place
Finding the right campsite with the amenities you need and want is key to having a great camping experience. Your priority should be finding a bathroom for easy access. If you’re camping at a private campground, then the bathrooms are usually nearby. If you’re camping somewhere a bit more rustic, then it may be more difficult to find one. In that case, it’s best to locate a body of water nearby so you can take care of your needs outside of a proper bathroom.
3. Choose the Right Camping Gear
The next step to having a successful camping trip while on your period is to choose the right camping gear. Make sure you pick a tent that’s large enough for you and your supplies, and try to use a sleeping bag that’s water-resistant so spills don’t become an issue. Additionally, look for a pad or ground sheet that will protect you and your bedding from any accidentals. Finally, unless you’re going on a multi-day trip, it’s best to avoid sleeping bags with insulation. They’re both bulky and can increase your body temperature, which could cause discomfort.
4. Consider Microdosing Supplements
Microdosing supplements are a great way to help manage your period while camping. For example, take two to three grams of ginger and/or turmeric a few times daily to minimize inflammation and cramping. You can also try magnesium supplements or chili pepper capsules to help reduce bloating and other symptoms. Research the best cotaining your specific needs and it’s always best to consult your doctor first.
5. Be Prepared for Anything
It’s always wise to go camping prepared for any type of situation. This includes taking along any extra supplies you may need in the event that your period affects you more than usual or if you have an accident. One of the best ways to be prepared for anything is to bring along extra clothing and supplies, such as a spare pad or tampon in case of any unexpected leaks.
Conclusion: How to Go Camping on Your Period
Camping on your period doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right approach and preparedness, you can have a wonderful, successful camping trip despite being on your period. Start by stocking up on the necessary period supplies, finding the right campsite with easy access to a bathroom, choosing the right camping gear, microdosing natural supplements, and preparing for anything. With these tips, you can enjoy your camping trip no matter your period.