Any different preparation for male and female travelers?
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Jul 23, 2012 12:34 PM Last Post By: csdcsmith
Jun 27, 2012 8:43 AM
Any different preparation for male and female travelers?Just to clarify, I'm a man, so I prepare everything from a man's perspective.
But recently I talked to other ladies about their trip preparation, they told me tonnes of difference, which I found interesting.
One insists to bring "well supported bras" for car drive on bumpy road, another brought a paper toilet with her just in case she couldn't find a toilet on a long drive... (most men would just pee anywhere they want.)
So, are there any other special items that ladies would bring for travel?
Jun 28, 2012 6:10 AM
Jun 28, 2012 5:46 PM
Jun 29, 2012 4:55 AM
Jun 29, 2012 8:02 AM
4The paper toilet is a mobile toilet (foldable), made of hard and strong paper, a very strange thing to carry around, but it's supposed to be clean...
You wrap it with a plastic bag every time you use it, then dispose the plastic bag (but keep the paper toilet for next use)...
I believe it was made in Japan (or designed by Japanese), and I have only met one lady who actually carried one while traveling, quite a joke indeed!
Jun 29, 2012 8:09 AM
5I must be missing something here.
You take your paper toilet into the bushes, presumably, so you can't be seen. So why can't you just do the necessary in the bushes without the paper toilet? And what are you going to do with the full plastic bag? Run around looking for a litter bin? Take it back with you to the car/bus/wherever?
Funny, millions of women manage just fine without any need for paper toilets. I don't think I'll be packing one for my next trip.
Jun 29, 2012 8:27 AM
Jun 29, 2012 8:30 AM
Jun 30, 2012 2:14 PM
Jul 1, 2012 10:42 AM
9Oh for heaven's sake. Nobody is suggesting you'd "go" in the middle of the high street, or on the concourse of Victoria station, but so what if someone sees your "ass" in the bushes? Doesn't everyone have to go every day of their lives?
Just last week I was hiking (alone) in northern England. I don't think anyone saw me pull my shorts down and do what I had to do behind a tree, but they wouldn't have seen anything they had never seen before.
Jul 1, 2012 11:20 AM
Jul 1, 2012 12:59 PM
Jul 10, 2012 5:26 AM
Jul 22, 2012 7:31 PM
13As an older woman, it is risky to assume I'll make it in time to the toilet in the middle of the night, especially if it is down the hall, or "around back," as is sometimes the case. I carry the Sani-Fem funnel and an empty liter bottle, which I can then discreetly empty and discard the next morning. I also use the Sani-Fem in the tent when camping because there's no way I'd be able to "hold it" long enough to put my clothes on to go outside. Sometimes on trails, the terrain is not conducive to squatting, but with the Sani-Fem, I can pee anywhere standing up.
Jul 23, 2012 7:57 AM
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