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  1. #1
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    I may even do a twirl...

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    Gee, I'm going on a camping trip this weekend for 3 days. We kayack to the mountains. No running water or any sanitary facilities. Fun, right? I've been looking forward to it. Haven't camped in years. Got all my gear more or less ready. Figuring out what food to bring...and guess who decided to pay a visit this morning?

    Yep ladies, you guessed it. I have my PERIOD for this trip.

    Yea! I'm excited!

    Soft music plays in the background.

    I may even do a twirl.

    Or just hurl.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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    At least you got yours before you left. Mine showed up during my kayaking/camping trip a couple of weekends ago and I had no supplies with me! Luckily, another woman still had some in her pack from the previous weekend so I was saved. Pure panic there for a few minutes though!

    PS - Wet wipes are helpful.
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    I always have the lousiest timing!

    Glad to see I'm not the only one
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    Can you take a little garden trowel for digging and burying. Probably no big bears where you are going but that is something I always did when backpacking during my period.
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    There actually are bears where we are going. I was bringing a small entrenching tool anyway, and wondered about that. Good idea.

    My pack is going to weight a ton. The tampons alone will add 5 lbs. Grrr.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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    Ok, so I'm curious and just can't get my mind around what kind of geography you have - how can you kayak into the mountains? Around here kayaking into the mountains would involve some pretty strenuous uphill sections, think whitewater and leaping salmon...

    I'm wildly envious, btw!!
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    I live about 300 miles to the southeast of this place. With almost 0 elevation. The park has a clear fresh-water lake. And I'm wildly envious of you. Norway is freakin gorgeous!

    Iíll post a link to the park after I go, since several people have mentioned lately we need to be more cautious on the open forum.
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    Auntie Flo is always a pain in the neck when she visits, isn't she?
    Right now I am praying that I calculated wrong, and she will NOT be here during my first century in a few weeks. She really puts a damper on my energy level.

    Love to camp. Seconding the wet wipes recommendation.
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    I recommend packing them out. Sorry. If you bury used tampons, critters will dig them up, much to the delight of the next set of campers.

    I know some women that use the Diva cup instead. Not my cup of, um, tea, but it works for some.

    OB tampons don't have applicators, so it will lighten your load and pack more easily.

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    I was going to suggest a Diva cup too, but you still have the issue of what to do with your "waste"...I think packing out tampons would work better...
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    I would guess that you could bury the contents of the Diva cup. Be sure to do this far away from your campsite, of course!

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    This makes me so glad I got spayed.

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    Not your cup of tea? Eeeuww! Funny!

    I've never tried a Diva Cup, and wouldn't know where to get one in time.

    I do use OB anyway, so that is good.

    What does 'packing the out' mean?

    (see my little 'confused' face)?

    Spayed, huh?

    Ah, Packing them Out. Got it.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 08-17-2011 at 11:15 AM.
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    Yes, I would recommend packing them out as well. Throw a couple of aspirin in the baggie and that'll keep them from smelling. Gross to think about, but it works. Pack out any wet wipes as well, actually.

    Keeping a opaque stuff stack (with a heavy duty ziplock inside it) is your best bet in terms of discreteness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLC1968 View Post
    Yes, I would recommend packing them out as well. Throw a couple of aspirin in the baggie and that'll keep them from smelling. Gross to think about, but it works. Pack out any wet wipes as well, actually.

    Keeping a opaque stuff stack (with a heavy duty ziplock inside it) is your best bet in terms of discreteness.
    Okay! Stuff sack. Got it. I can do that.

    Asperin. Ha. That works to prevent oxidation on apples too.

    Glad I posted. Not sure what I'd have done.

    The park does have shower facilities and toilets on the entrance side of the lake. But we are going to the other side. Quite some distance.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 08-17-2011 at 11:40 AM.
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