The perfect period-kit for camping and backpacking

Two essential bags are need for happy hiking while on your period.

Two essential bags are need for happy hiking while on your period.

For those of us who aren’t as experienced with menstrual cups or don’t feel comfortable using them, this period-kit ensures you’re prepared and leave no trace behind when you’re backpacking or camping on your period!

You’ll need a clean bag for your unused pads and tampons a waste bag for your used items. (Remember, applicator-free tampons help reduce waste!)

Clean bag

For your main bag, start with an opaque, ultralight 4-liter to 8-liter roll-top stuff sack or dry bag. Then, add the following:

Waste bag

If the next trash can is nowhere in sight or it isn’t bear-protected, carrying your used products is your best option. Add the following for your waste bag:

  • 3-4 quart-size ziplock bags to hold your used pads/tampons (add ground coffee or a dry tea bag to control odor)

Now, you’re ready to hit the trails any time of the month!