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#258037 - 03/26/13 12:14 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: sybert777]
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Originally Posted By: sybert777
I hope you don't mind me asking, and this is a legitimate question, not satire. How do you ladies prepare for "feminine hygiene" in a small kit? I don't have to worry about it, so I've never given it much thought, but it seems like something that should be a priority.


I build my kits with my wife's needs in mind as well as my own. Our kits have disposable wipes, Purel, her favorite brand of pad, and gallon size plastic bags. Pads can be improvised but its better not to have to. If you expect water to be abundant I would most certainly include soap.

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#258038 - 03/26/13 12:21 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: bacpacjac]
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I am thinking about building a kit for my mom's car, and I would have to include tampons and the like. I must be the only guy that can buy them and not really care. But I will try to make this kit soon.
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#258044 - 03/26/13 01:57 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: sybert777]
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Originally Posted By: sybert777
I hope you don't mind me asking, and this is a legitimate question, not satire. How do you ladies prepare for "feminine hygiene" in a small kit? I don't have to worry about it, so I've never given it much thought, but it seems like something that should be a priority.


For me, I pay attention to my cycle and the calendar, so I have a good idea when to expect it, and then plan accordingly. When it's in an around my time of the month, I carry pads and or tampons, wipes, baggies for disposal and an extra pair of unders, just in case. (BOB gets the same treatment but the supplies stay in there all the time, for both myself and my step-daughter.) I take anywhere from 1 to 3 days worth when I think I might need them. I also have pads in my FAK and a tampon or two in my fire kits, which have come in handy when a female Scout or Scouter has an unexpected visitor.
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#258045 - 03/26/13 02:03 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: sybert777]
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Originally Posted By: sybert777
I am thinking about building a kit for my mom's car, and I would have to include tampons and the like. I must be the only guy that can buy them and not really care. But I will try to make this kit soon.


According to my husband just yesterday "There are 727 choices for pads and the tampon selection is just scarey." Ask your wife (or older daughter) what she normally uses and get those. It's easier that way.
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#258058 - 03/26/13 03:55 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: bacpacjac]
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I just turned 19 10 days ago, so no wife or older daugghter (or daughter for that fact). I never realized there were so many choiced regarding menstrual products.. I think I'm just gonna start asking. Buying the wrong thing for a woman on her period, for her period.. Yeah, I'll pass!
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#258061 - 03/26/13 04:33 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: ]
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Oh, my hubby will buy them for me, he just needs EXACT instructions on which one he's looking for. He called me from the drug store yesterday and made the mistake of asking "Do you need anything while I'm here?". LOL!


You just haven't found the right woman yet, Izzy. :-)


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#258062 - 03/26/13 04:35 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: sybert777]
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Originally Posted By: sybert777
I never realized there were so many choiced regarding menstrual products.. I think I'm just gonna start asking. Buying the wrong thing for a woman on her period, for her period.. Yeah, I'll pass!


LOL! Don't blame you one bit!
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#258102 - 03/26/13 08:26 PM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: sybert777]
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Originally Posted By: sybert777
How do you ladies prepare for "feminine hygiene" in a small kit?

What do you consider a “small kit?”

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#258106 - 03/26/13 10:54 PM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: bacpacjac]
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A BOB or smaller. A car kit can be loaded with tampons, but a BOB has limited room, and depending on the duration of the situation, you may need more than one box.
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#258109 - 03/27/13 12:18 AM Re: Rebuilding My Day Hike Kit - Help! [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: IzzyJG99
A difficult thing given my unconventional approach to life. The novelty of being...whatever it is I am wears off quickly and I am often told to "grow up already."


The measure of a person isn't his or her conformity to arbitrary social expectations. If you're pulling your own weight you're all right with me. If you're happy while you're doing it, even better. If you're achieving your goals or working on achieving them, better still.

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Which actually given the mental state of my friends and their marriages and jobs? I'm glad I didn't rush out the door to "grow up." Cause they're not happy.


That makes me sorry for your friends. But then, I have a marriage, a job, and all of that but I still didn't grow up. I've determined that I can be responsible without it.


Edited by chaosmagnet (03/27/13 12:19 AM)
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