As a professional outdoor educator, mother of two girls and the author of the popular teen book, Poppy Pretzel – Passage Into Puberty, I’ve been managing my period (and those around me) since 1974. I’ve been blessed with parents who educated me early about menstruation and no subject was out of bounds for discussion which has given me a healthy approach to health and hygiene.
Warning: This post is about periods, pads and tampons as well as managing hygiene in the bush. If you find this uncomfortable you could stop right now. However, I encourage you to read on, for every woman this is a common monthly occurrence and it’s worth hanging in there to gain a better understanding of periods and camping.