Camping fun is not had by all!
Some women love camping while others hate it.
How do you enjoy a family adventure out in the woods if the entire family doesn’t agree?
First you need to understand the reasons she hates camping and then offer solutions to overcome them.
Here are the top 10 complaints from women along with easy remedies!
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- 1 Women Don’t Have To Hate Camping
- 2 #1. Bugs Everywhere
- 3 #2. Being Cold, Especially At Night
- 4 #3. Planning Meals, Grocery Shopping And Cooking
- 5 #4. Phone Dead Without Electricity
- 6 #5. It’s Dangerous
- 7 #6. Can’t Go To The Gym
- 8 #7. Sleeping On The Ground
- 9 #8. It’s Not Eco-Friendly
- 10 #9. It’s Boring
- 11 #10. Personal Hygiene
- 12 Give Her A Great Experience And She Won’t Hate Camping Anymore!
Women Don’t Have To Hate Camping
#1. Bugs Everywhere
Thermacell Trailblazer Mosquito Repellent LED Camping Lantern
The “I hate camping because of bugs” excuse.
Let’s be honest … you don’t have to be a woman who hates camping in order to despise being around bugs!
There are tons of options to avoid bugs like a Mosquito Repellent Lantern, using odors, physical and spray barriers and more.
Our post How To Keep Bugs Away While Camping has more solutions to keep those pesky critters away because there is no reason for women to hate camping because of insects.
That goes for men and kids too!
#2. Being Cold, Especially At Night
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The “I hate camping because it’s cold” excuse. Dealing with unpredictable weather and temperatures can be a challenge especially in off-peak camping months.
Keeping hands and feet warm with Hand Warmer Packets is awesome!
It is easier to avoid being cold if you are camping in an RV but depending on the situation … that can be a bit of a contest too.
Tent camping is a whole different subject … it is almost impossible to stay warm if your tent is wet from rain or condensation.
There is no reason for women to hate camping because of cold weather conditions!
Our posts have specific solutions for each situation:
#3. Planning Meals, Grocery Shopping And Cooking
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The “I hate camping because of prepping and cooking” excuse.
Some people are more organized than others and with a Meal/Grocery Planner and a little menu planning, eating well during camping trips does not have to be a chore.
We have a huge Camping Recipes List for all types of tastes and cooking methods.
To make it even easier, our post 3-Day Camping Menu Planner And Grocery List has a total solution because we have done the planning for you … and it is FREE!
#4. Phone Dead Without Electricity
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The “I hate camping because my phone always dies” excuse.
First, we should all work toward totally unplugging every now and then … But … with that being said (and this being a no-judgement zone), we do understand the need to have access to our digital devices.
Using a Solar Phone Charger is just one way to keep your phone charged and her happily connected.
Our post How To Charge Your Phone Without Electricity While Camping has even more CRAZY COOL solutions for keeping phones charged while out in the wilderness.
#5. It’s Dangerous
Garmin eTrex 10 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator
The “I hate camping because it’s dangerous” excuse.
You can get lost, trip, come in contact with wild animals and poisonous plants etc…etc…etc!
If you worried about every danger in life you would never leave your house!
By practicing simple safety techniques, everyone will be able to enjoy an outdoor camping adventure.
Hiking unfamiliar trails with a Hiking GPS will keep her oriented.
Our post Camping Safety Tips For Families has solutions for almost any type of danger she might encounter while camping.
And if she has kids with her, she’ll be happy she knows how to keep them safe too!
#6. Can’t Go To The Gym
Columbia Women’s Hiking Boot
The “I hate camping because I can’t go to the gym” excuse. Uhhhhh, and what is the problem here?
Camping trips can be as low-key or high-energy as she desires.
A strenuous hike can provide as much exercise as a gym workout and gives the added benefit of sunshine and fresh air!
Make sure she is wearing comfortable Women’s Hiking Boots to avoid blisters.
Our post 5 Reasons To Avoid The Gym – Go Hiking As Exercise Instead has solutions to keep her moving while out in the wild.
#7. Sleeping On The Ground
Coleman Cot Queen
The “I hate camping because I have to sleep on the ground” excuse.
Using an Airbed Cot will get her off the ground if you are sleeping in a tent.
#8. It’s Not Eco-Friendly
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The “I hate camping because it’s not good for the environment” excuse.
We are very conscious about being environmentally friendly on our camping and hiking trips.
We even recycle on camping trips! We also use Inflatable Solar Lights and other solar gear.
Our post How To Go Green on Camp Trips: 8 Easy Tips for Eco-Friendly Camping and Hiking has even more solutions to keep her and the planet happy and healthy!
#9. It’s Boring
Bocce Ball Set
The “I hate camping because it’s boring” excuse.
Most people we know actually APPRECIATE the slower pace of a camp weekend.
Personally, I am happy to leave the stress-filled, fast-paced city behind for a few days.
In the beginning, I actually had to reprogram my mind and body to slow down and enjoy it.
Without a doubt, it took a few trips to get the hang of it.
In addition to adults being bored, kids have a tendency to feel the same.
Planning for connection time with family is a huge benefit when camping.
Playing Bocce Ball is just one fun game to consider.
These camping games have solutions for everyone!
#10. Personal Hygiene
The “I hate camping because I can’t get clean” excuse.
It is a real bummer to be out in the wild and smelling like it!
Inadvertently leaving your toothpaste and deodorant in the medicine cabinet at home can really stink … ha ha … get it?
Having a Women’s Necessities Travel Kit dedicated for camping trips will help.
Another female-specific hygiene challenge for women is camping on your period.
Pack enough supplies and consider using a Reusable Period Cup which is inserted like a tampon and holds the blood inside the cup until it is removed and dumped into a toilet (or out in the wild if there is no toilet nearby like for backpackers camping in the backcountry.)
The cups are made from a medical-grade silicone, are reusable and come in different sizes to accommodate a woman’s age, menstrual flow and childbirth history.
Travel Kit For Woman On The GoReusable Period Cup, Tampon/Pad Alternative
Another option for the lack of facilities is to use a portable urinal.
We have tips to help you find the best female urination device for your camping style.
Don’t worry about forgetting to pack something … Just use our FREE Ultimate RV And Tent Camping Checklist and check off each item as you load it.
Give Her A Great Experience And She Won’t Hate Camping Anymore!
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