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How the Smallest Things can give the Biggest Peace of Mind

Submitted by on 08/03/2012 – 12:13 pmNo Comment
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The idea of setting off on your travels armed with nothing more than the contents of your backpack is a very romanticised concept and it’s this that forms the foundation of the HappyTime blog. However, no matter how far you travel off the beaten track, there are matters of daily life and even unexpected eventualities that need to be planned for and attended to. If you are female, some everyday elements of life can intrude on your travels whether you want them to or not. With this in mind, here are just three small things you can have in your back pack to help increase your peace of mind.


Getting lucky might not be the first priority on your travels but it pays to be prepared. Even if you are on the pill and think you have this area covered, the stress of travelling can sometimes have a knock on effect on periods and make your cycle unpredictable. Throw in a case of traveller’s tummy and you could also find that your usual pill is not effective. With this in mind, it’s worth packing the morning after pill in case of contraception emergencies. Of course, this won’t protect you against STDs and you should always carry condoms, and if they do happen to split you’ll need to get checked out as soon as you can as well as taking the morning after pill.

Feminine supplies

Feminine supplies aren’t that easy to pick up in the wilderness and even if you are stopping off in civilisation, you’re not necessarily going to know the local word for “tampon”. As mentioned, many women find that travelling can impact on their cycle, so make sure you always have at least a day or two’s supplies to hand and re-stock when you get the chance.

A plastic binliner to line your backpack

Even if your backpack is waterproof, it’s worth lining it with a plastic liner to keep your possessions dry and even to protect your bag from your possessions! Many travellers even use several different bags as compartments within the rucksack, which can be used to prevent cross-contamination from annoying spills and can be used for a wealth of purposes such as impromptu rain shields and ground mats.

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Blanche has written 758 articles. +Aaron Bradford is the leader, mentor and chief geek of HappyTimeblog. He put together the crack team of writers known by codename “The Firm“. He's a permanent traveller and a lifestyle hacker. Wanna know more? Check out my Bucket List or my About page... I'm here to show you how to live a Life Less Ordinary

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