Above: Backpacker Radio – Girl Stuff 2.0 (Hygene, Tips, General Info, Apparel, Etc)
A great listen at 2.5 hours that is pretty funny and will give you some good advice
Time stamps & Questions
00:04:10 – Treasure Hunt: Find Zach’s socks to win a green juice travel pack from Organifi and a new pair of socks. Check out instagram for sock location!
00:05:52 – QOTD: What’s your favorite part of being a lady backpacker?
00:09:53 – Introducing Lavender
00:12:30 – What tips do you have for hiking alone and staying safe?
00:15:59 – Can you address how you’ve felt safety-wise, while backpacking?
00:24:54 – Lavender, what was your solo travel experience prior to the AT?
00:25:22 – How do you answer the question ‘Are you hiking alone?’?
00:27:27 – Elise, how do you assess whether someone is a danger to you or not?
00:30:38 – Have you ever hiked with groups or individuals you’ve met online?
00:33:32 – How do you get a significant other more comfortable with sleeping outside?
00:35:18 – How do you overcome the fear of sleeping alone?
00:37:37 – Any recommendations for curly hair when you’re on trail?
00:39:48 – Are cleaning wipes necessary?
00:41:05 – Is there a specific brand of cleaning wipes you’d recommend?
00:42:41 – How do you approach your skincare routine on the trail?
00:43:26 – What was your hygiene routine the first few days on trail vs. the last days?
00:46:03 – Have any of you used the backcountry bidet?
00:47:33 – How is the pee rag?
00:50:57 – How do you deal with coochie stink?
00:55:13 – Would you shave your head before a thru-hike?
00:56:42 – What is an undercut?
00:57:50 – How do you pee in a bottle without a cone?
00:63:01 – Do levels of horniness ever compare to levels of hunger on the trail?
00:66:13 – Is the trail a good environment for someone who is especially horny?
01:08:33 – Lavender, when you are hiking SOBO, how many others are starting within a day of you, in either direction?
01:12:32 – Do you bring sex toys on trail?
01:13:46 – What do you do to alleviate the horniness?
01:14:46 – Did you know anyone who brought toys on the trail?
01:17:57 – What’s your favorite “girly” items you can’t live without?
01:18:26 – What luxury items can you not live without on trail?
01:19:58 – What can guys do to normalize girl stuff on trail?
01:21:22 – Do you feel like you need to hide feminine products?
01:22:56 – How did you handle PMS on the trail?
01:23:22 – Do your levels of PMS symptoms change when you’re on trail vs. off trail?
01:25:10 – What birth control do you use on trail? Check out our first Girls Stuff episode for more conversation on this.
01:26:06 – How do you encourage other girls to backpack?
01:28:19 – Do you have people trying to meet up with you on the trail when you are public with your location?
01:36:08 – How do you deal if you’re always cold?
01:40:14 – What are the best underwear and bra brands to avoid chafing and wedgies?
Backpacker Radio – Girl Stuff (Older and first episode)
Covers many things like pee rags, periods, birth control, creepy guys, sex and hygiene and other odds and ends. This episode is almost 3 hours and also a good listen when out on long training hikes.