All tagged Women

5 Easy Ways to Deal With Your Period in the Backcountry

So you’re planning to hike a long trail and wondering what to do about your period. If you’re hoping to avoid packing in pads and tampons and packing out period trash, we’ve got options for you. And as it turns out, there are quite a few: We checked in with gynecologist Maura Lofaro, of Gros Ventre OBGYN in Jackson Hole, for her thoughts on caring for—and even avoiding—your period while on the trail. And we double-checked Leave No Trace guidelines to be sure you’re on the right track.

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Editor's Note: Why We Need to Tell Women's Stories

When I was asked to guest-edit a series of stories about women for BACKPACKER, I hesitated. At first glance, “women’s months” and “women’s issues” sound like the answer we’ve been looking for, chipping away at the backlog of stories that should have been told years ago. It’s best, I think, to commit to telling women’s stories all year, not on special occasions, and without qualifying an incredible athlete by gender—just calling her a backpacker or adventurer the same way we’d reference a man who achieved the same feat.

But the truth is, there is a backlog, and these talented adventurers deserve to tell their stories. So this week, we're putting them front and center.

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