Sorry guys but this is a post for the female explorers, so just skip past this post or continue reading if you’re interested. It is pretty much how I deal with them when I’m on an expedition.
I would say don’t, personally, mainly because its a massive faff, you need your makeup and then wipes and that is extra weight. Also its a little unsanitary as you’re not washing your face properly all weekend (or however long the expedition is) so you’re rubbing dirt onto your makeup and makeups expensive enough as it is without having to replace it often. But, if you feel uncomfortable then feel free, just make sure your face is clean beforehand.
I pretty much went over what to wear on my last post, so have a look if you’re still unsure, but my main tips are comfort not style, its a long weekend if not. Also, don’t be too ‘scandalous’ (if you know what I mean) to be honest explorers is mainly made up of lads and none of them will respect you if you dress too ‘scandalously’ and the leaders probably won’t be too happy either.
I have super long hair, so every time I’m on an expedition I am insanely jealous of anyone with short hair and constantly think about chopping it all off with my penknife. Luckily I don’t, I normally twist it into a bun or a long french plate so its up and out of my face.
Lets be honest, we all knew this was coming up at one point. It was probably my worst nightmare for an expedition, until I actually got mine the Saturday of an expedition. I figured out it wasn’t the worst thing (it’s not like I have an easy one either) I just doubled up on underwear and took paracetamol. You just have to get on with it really. There is a pill that you can get from you GP to delay your period but I’d be careful as I’m not really sure on it. Main tip is, don’t worry about it, every girl goes through it so you’re not alone.