I am told, but cannot verify, that crushed aspirin (like actual aspirin aspirin) will damp down the smell of used tampons considerably. I keep a packet of crushed aspirin in with my red tide kit that goes in my backpacking gear.
Lucky me, never had it hit while out backpacking, but holy cow
, would i not wanna be caught unprepared if it did! I will look into those Instead cups too, seems like they would also hold a lot less smell (i realise that the smell is not so much of an issue on the playa, other than for aesthetic reasons. It's more the backpacking in bear country thing..
My plan for red tide during BM is:
Way more tampons than i think i'll need
A full spritz bottle of water
Way more paper towels than i think i'll need
Way more babywipes than i think i'll need
Also, i usually use regular ob's, much easier and more comfy for me, and less packaging to them. But for backpacking, and for BM as well, i get the applicator ob's. Since it's harder to really wash you hands with plenty of soap and hot water, i'd rather stick something cleaner than my finger into this important mucous membrane...
I bet that tampons would be great gifting gear...
I'm just trying not to be liveMOOP...
Civil rights: use 'em or lose 'em!