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Title: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on July 12, 2019, 11:28:11 PM
We have discussed this here and there. I've been writing and article and have found some interesting stuff. The "Iceman" Wim Hof has been adding to our knowledge the last few years. I've begun some experimentation with his principles. It all follows some other monk stuff and our Scottish friend's ease with nude hiking where he lives. And then there are those rockin' photos that JMF produces.

A more broad presentation of the concept can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gYoFGQ9pVU

We can do these things. We're supposed to do these things. Much of it we are supposed to do easily and naturally. I was out working at 105F today and taking the clothing off made all of the difference. Although I have discovered that wrapping and carrying a hot garden hose at those temperatures in direct d sunlight can be hazardous without a covering. I wore gloves, too.
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on July 13, 2019, 12:58:03 PM
In theory, we can and usually do. The UPS man wears shorts all year long. We only rarely cover our faces no matter how cold, although where I live, it doesn't get below zero Fahrenheit very often at all and to our relatives in Minnesota, that isn't even cold.

I think it's an important topic, somewhat more so if one is interested in being nude. But conditions vary widely, even wildly, so generalizations will have a lot of exceptions. In heat and cold both, our own experiences seem to defy everything we've always heard. We don't die that easily, evidently.

Although I have frequently been outside and nude when temperatures were well below 50 degrees F., I haven't been out for very long like that. But I've hiked all day nude in temperatures of around 90 and didn't seem to suffer for it. In fact, I never seem to drink as much water as 'they' say you should. Even more surprising, I don't even remember sweating as much as I normally do. It may be that my memory is bad, though. But as I said, conditions vary. I was hiking in the hills (either up or down the whole way) and in the shade nearly the whole time, which may be the key factor. Also, the weather was very humid, which is typical. Part of the way was along a ridge with a light breeze that may have made a difference. I never got thirsty, either, but I did drink some water. This was all with wearing a small pack.

In contrast, here at home I usually take a walk about every day or two, wearing clothes and carrying the same pack. The walk takes me through the woods, with some gentle climbing, and a little time in the sun. Half of the distance is on a muddy trail and usually includes wading a creek once or twice, depending on which trail I take. When I get home, most of my clothes are soaked with sweat (and I'm a little muddy, too). For more than one reason I can't be nude and even shorts are a bad idea because of where I walk. Interesting difference, although I don't get particularly thirsty. But the sweat just drips from my face, which bothers me more than anything. 
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on July 20, 2019, 02:26:53 PM

I skim watched a couple of the videos and that ability to be resilient in extreme cold is quite admirable if a little foolhardy perhaps.  I guess if you practice it over a long time, like anything you learn and train yourself to endure.  Quite useful for us in the UK if, like me you care to pop out in frosty weather.  A bit more endurance on those occasions would be nice.  To test my endurance I occasionally turn the tap progressively to full cold in the shower.  Never can stick it for too long - maybe 15-30 secs at a time.  It generates the usual gasping reflex but not usually too much shivering.  The one odd thing is it gives me an erection!  I've no idea why and it goes away when the temperature is turned up to warm again! Strange but true :D !
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on July 22, 2019, 02:08:35 AM
I suspect that the erection is an adrenal thing. The body gets excited for many reasons, and excited is a state that nourishes erections. Yea, a cold shower isn't supposed to do that. Likewise, one might find excitement and the associated boing, when in strange situations naked, or having sex and ripe for arrest. This of course is potential , no rule of thumb.

It's so hot here! I'll have to wait to experiment. Even the water in the cold water tap is coming out hot! No, lie!
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on July 22, 2019, 04:26:32 PM
There is considerable excitement in nude hiking, at least for me, but it has never resulted in an erection. I don't know. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

Humans presumably evolved or perhaps were created in warm places. It might be possible that evolution made us hairy, not the other way round. It's just as likely we confuse migration with evolution. In any event, human body hair doesn't really provide us with that much thermal covering and besides, women are not so hairy as men, most of them, anyway.

Like much of the country, we're having a heat wave. It officially made it to 100F yesterday at one place. But I still got out for my almost daily walk in the woods, which is about two miles round trip, just about an hour, depending on what I do along the way (sit and look at things or stop and talk to people). It wasn't so bad but I left the house at 8:00 AM. It wasn't bad at all but about half-way back is when I really start perspiring. By then, however, I'm starting back up the hill and maybe that makes all the difference. Being a Sunday morning, there were lots of people out already. I'm not the only one who goes walking around here.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nudewalker on July 22, 2019, 06:00:12 PM
Yesterday didn't seem quite as bad so instead of my usual early morning walk I went to a local wildlife management area and enjoyed the hot but not oppressive weather. I was going to do a circle route from where I pared the car until I was startled by the sound of thunder. Due to part of the tree canopy the storm was not visual but I did have to transverse an open area to get back to the relative safety of the SUV. Combination of emotions at the end; the feeling of rain caressing your naked body and wondering what emotions rescue crews would have finding a naked man struck by lightning?
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: MartinM on July 24, 2019, 09:09:48 AM
Yesterday started damp but warm. By mid-morning it sunny and hot. I decided to go dor a dun from work, wearing just a pair of shorts, about five miles. When I got back, I had a five minute cool shower and put on trousers and shirt to get back to my desk. By the time I got upstairs, I was sweating profusely and wanted to rip off my clothes, which would have given my colleagues an interesting surprise! After half an hour or so, and aided by limited air-con, I settled down but was still pleased to leave early. Back at home, it was too hot to do anything in the garden, so I relaxed with a glass of Pimms....

The temperature reached the dizzy heights (at least for the English Lake District) of 29C.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on July 24, 2019, 02:16:14 PM
I have been in the Lake District in the U.K.; got lost. It reminded me of back home in West Virginia, except there were fewer trees and the buildings looked newer.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: eyesup on July 24, 2019, 10:22:58 PM
Quote from: nuduke
Never can stick it for too long - maybe 15-30 secs at a time.  It generates the usual gasping reflex but not usually too much shivering.
I have experienced this in cold water (<65°F). There was no shivering but I was unable to get enough oxygen. Like being extremely winded after a long run. I asked my doc about it and he called it Diver’s Response (https://www.breatheology.com/mammalian-dive-response/).

I was on Catalina Island and the water temp was about 60°F and I couldn’t catch my breath while swimming. I moved to shallow water and allowed my body to acclimate for about 10 min. and then I was fine. It also happened while swimming in a mountain lake at about 5000 ft. Depends on how long you can tolerate the cold.

Duane
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on July 24, 2019, 11:30:30 PM

We are having a heatwave in the UK, temperatures in the south may well hit a record 37degC tomorrow.  About 7.30 this evening after a hot, hot day with high humidity, I went out to empty some trash into the bins.  Gosh the air was wonderful.  That afterglow of a hot day making the air not warm, not cool and feeling like velvet.  I did the bins and then went out into the garden and walked the lawn in this so comfortable and welcoming soft evening air.  I will go out for a moment after full dark and taste the progress of the night.
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on July 24, 2019, 11:41:10 PM
Naked, I assume.

We're getting rain, spotty rain. I've pitched a tent under the porch of the sweat. It has noseem all around so the air can flow through, I can see the sky, the silhouettes and smell it all, as I drift into the moment and fall asleep.

When it is hot, sleeping outside is heaven, in a quiet natural place.

I suppose that you would need a mosquito net over there.

May I suggest that you all invest in a dab of camping equipment, dig out what you've got in the attic, get naked and enjoy. Any mattress from lawn furniture, a sheet and less than $25, or equivalent for a net.

People used to always sleep outside in the southwest, back before coolers for homes. Special screened in rooms were built, some on rooftops. Egyptians had it down, too. When you add naked to that, it is lovely...romantic.
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: ric on July 25, 2019, 10:07:45 AM
forecast is for the hottest day ever for southern uk,  local forecast is 29 deg,   were getting a lot of wittering on tv about how to keep cool.   reckon ill get the ride on mower out and do under the apple trees, soon have to let the grass grow under the trees cos of the fallen apples .
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on July 25, 2019, 11:48:15 AM
On the subject of extreme temperatures, a lot depends on what you're accustomed to, which is what I guess is called acclimatization. Cold for one place would be thought to be warm in another place. Both individual tolerances and preferences enter into the matter, too. An interesting thing, though, is how differently the local people have traditionally responded to the climate they live in over the centuries. Some, in very hot places, wear next to nothing, or used to. Then there are those in other very hot places who cover themselves head to toe, or at least head to ankle. On the other hand, some of those very hot places may not be as hot as we imagine all the time and because we don't have the living experience, our logic may be flawed. Deserts are not always hot and supposedly the temperatures in the desert drop a lot at night. But there are places where it's always hot, to be sure, and places where it is always cold.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on July 25, 2019, 06:44:05 PM
Win Hof says and is proving, that less that a week is required to acclimate to even extreme temperatures.

I'm used to acclimating to hot summer over the course of a month or months as I gather my all over tan to protect me from the sun overexposure.

My winter acclimatization hasn't happened as readily. That has to do with my attitude, but I'm working to change that. Often, the cold suddenly snaps here, or pops in for a few days and then it gets fairly nice again.

The temperature will change 30F and sometimes 40F degrees over the course of a day. Just up the mountain a tad, elevation will have a dramatic effect.
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on July 27, 2019, 12:10:57 AM

Well we had 3 glorious days with record temperatures on Thursday but today (Friday) cloud and rain have moved in again!  Good 'ol British weather.
During the hot days my dear wife got very frustrated trying to keep some clothes on me!  I mostly blatantly rejected her ministrations to put something on and only complied occasionally.  I sunbathed and have a bad case of sun/heat urticaria to show for it which I am prone to.  It's a curse - I feel like Job.  Whilst I want to be naked and naturist, a nagging wife, a sun allergy and a tendency to get bitten by midges is my lot.  Ye gods, you couldn't have just endowed me with a nice slim body, a compliant wife and a tendency to go attractively brown with very little exposure....like normal people do, could you?  Oh no indeed, I have to get saddled with an anti naturist, a pasty complexion, a beer belly (not from beer) and a variety of autoimmune responses to a hot day!  Bastards.
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on July 28, 2019, 09:25:55 AM
Lo siento, Nuduke.

DF says, "Ahh, that guy needs a hug."
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: eyesup on July 31, 2019, 01:38:01 AM
And someone to commiserate with while imbibing.
If I weren't so dang far away!

Duane
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on July 31, 2019, 06:11:05 PM

That would be great, wouldn't it, Duane, if we could just go for a beer and a chinwag whenever the fancy took us!


Weather has calmed down to the usual grey drizzle.  Yesterday wife was out and the lawn needed mowing and the neighbour with a slight view on the garden was out so I had a beautiful naked mowing session with no need to keep glancing about for prying eyes.  It was pretty ideal naturism weather as far as I was concerned.  In the morning it had been very sunny but by the time I got round to the mower, it was clouding over.  But this creates a beautifully warm air temp, a little humid so no sunburn just comfortable on the skin.  But then the thunderstorm broke although we only saw the edge of it and rain was light.  Some 30 mins later I was back at the mower in the deliciously damp warm air, mulching my feet into the cut grass and enjoying the sensual pleasure of that combo.


My sun urticaria and insect bites have cleared up - only takes a couple or 3 days and helped by antihistamines and steroid cream on the bad bits and there have since been no further really sunny days to torture my epidermis with.  However, I've done so much sunbathing this year that I am slightly tanned on more of my body than ever before!  We are heading for nothing but an assortment of cloud and various strengths of rain over the coming week or so.  Lets hope we get better weather later in August.  The precious weeks of summer are receding quickly this year.
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on August 01, 2019, 01:51:06 AM
I'm in training for some charity fund raising walks and me and the dog were out walking the hills for eight hours. At one point we had to walk alongside a field which overgrown and was a strip of nettles, broom and thistle. Only a couple on hundred yards but every part of my body, up to my neck, was scratched. The warmth was nice but sometimes the winter die back has its benefits.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: Charlie on August 01, 2019, 09:50:47 PM
Ouch! I've had my fair share of scratches, but mostly from trying to find my way through dense Sitka Spruce plantings. If I saw anything that looked like a path through the trees I was in there, usually only to find it led nowhere. Good luck with the charity walks, you should be ready for it with all the walking you do!
Charlie.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on August 01, 2019, 10:15:20 PM
If you have a backpack, You can use it to plow through obstructions and minimize the scratches. Most of the prickery plants here (nearly all of them) can be carefully pushed back, which is slow, or circumnavigated.

It sounds like you went through a briar patch. You probably would gather a good scratch and ruin a pair of pants, if dressed. Your attire is more easily repaired and less expensive.
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on August 01, 2019, 10:43:46 PM
The places I go every day or two call for long pants. Long sleeves are a little better than short, too. I think the term is bushwhacking, with the so-called trail (which is being generous) going through brush. Insects aren't that bad, though; much worse around the house, oddly enough.

Boots aren't really necessary but as I mentioned in my first post in this thread, I usually wade a creek once or twice on my walks. Well, yesterday I fell in! I was soaked and muddy on one side but not particularly bruised where I caught myself. Instead of wading, I was trying to make it across stepping on stones, which turned out to be slick. No great harm done, mainly because no one was watching and recording my feat. That was a first and it reinforces my assertion that falling is the biggest danger of being in the woods, even in the suburbs. The day before (Tuesday) I was kayaking not far away--didn't fall in! Got muddy anyway.

After a wet spell in the spring and early summer, the woods are starting to dry out, but the creek was as wet as ever.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: Peter S on August 01, 2019, 11:53:16 PM
I'm in training for some charity fund raising walks and me and the dog were out walking the hills for eight hours. At one point we had to walk alongside a field which overgrown and was a strip of nettles, broom and thistle. Only a couple on hundred yards but every part of my body, up to my neck, was scratched. The warmth was nice but sometimes the winter die back has its benefits.

You have my sympathies! I was out yesterday on a path that in March was clear and passable, but I don’t think anyone’s been down it since then. Shoulder high with everything, which included brambles and nettles. My legs, and a few other places, are testament to nature’s revenge on the human race. I fought it for nearly half a mile before being able to find a parallel, unencumbered, path. But at least we don’t have midges in the Cotswolds.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on August 02, 2019, 07:30:06 AM
No midges!?! I thought that they were all pervasive, inescapable.

Cotswolds sound better and better.
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on August 02, 2019, 01:11:14 PM
Well, I am absolutely certain there are more mosquitos in my backyard than there are in the woods where I go walking. But the spiders in the woods make up the difference, all of which (whom?) place their webs face-high across the trail.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: Peter S on August 02, 2019, 02:19:10 PM
No midges!?! I thought that they were all pervasive, inescapable.

Cotswolds sound better and better.
Jbee

Just as St Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland, so St George banished midges from England. They didn’t go far, just into Scotland. A few get blown south now and then but not enough to worry about. Horse flies, on the other hand ....
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on August 02, 2019, 03:21:10 PM
Do St. Andrew or St. David get credit for anything?
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: Peter S on August 02, 2019, 05:23:56 PM
St David leeked, St Andrew was beaten by the midges ...
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on August 06, 2019, 01:24:03 AM
I got back from the hills after walking naked in the rain. It was sensual. I was only cold once i got dressed and my clothes became wet. My first charity walk is next Sunday (25 miles), two weeks later (26 miles) and finally a 14 miler over summits. Training will get me there
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: eyesup on August 06, 2019, 07:00:59 AM
Yowitch, Hillwalker. I would prefer thorns to thistle or cactus. Thorns just scratch, the others hang around for a while reminding you of the encounter.

I don’t push through catclaw. I circumvent. Tangling with that tree is about as beneficial with tangling with a cat. Other plants are more forgiving.

The only bugs I deal with are flies, but they don’t swarm, just fly around for a bit. The desert isn’t an environment that supports mosquitos, midges or other types of insects. It’s an upside.

Duane
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on August 06, 2019, 08:00:18 PM
Yea, the poison scorpions eat a lot of the other insects. ;D

And the bats. The monsoons have arrived piecemeal and late, but the town mosquitoes are now out. I don't know if I will be tolerating these mosquitoes in town. Maybe, I can find a solution different from town.
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on August 10, 2019, 04:39:08 PM

I'm sure we do have midges in England, Peter S, don't we.  I got bit by a load a few weeks ago when gardening at dusk.
If they weren't midges, what were they?  You can always tell when there's horse flies as they are bigger and noisier.
I think they just have loads more midges in Scotland!
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: eyesup on August 14, 2019, 10:27:28 PM
With the recent grasshopper migration here we have some well fed birds, lizards, bats and if you believe what you read, coyotes. The lizards the keep the bug population in our back yard in check are not minding this at all.

As for dealing with the mosquitos, I’ve read that eating certain foods can help keep them away. You can also alter the Ph of your skin through diet. There is probably something you can do to make yourself less tasty.  i.e. Garlic! !

I vant to drink your blood !! NOT ! ;D

Duane
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: Peter S on August 16, 2019, 02:58:45 AM

I'm sure we do have midges in England, Peter S, don't we.  I got bit by a load a few weeks ago when gardening at dusk.
If they weren't midges, what were they?  You can always tell when there's horse flies as they are bigger and noisier.
I think they just have loads more midges in Scotland!
John

Yes, but our midges are pale sassenach imitations of the Scottish breed, which have been brought up watching old Braveheart movies and having fang upgrades in the Clydeside dockyards. English midges? Pan, wimps!
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on August 19, 2019, 10:49:22 AM
Our midges have been brought up on Irn Bru and deep fried Mars bars, they don't put up with any nonsense. Mind you I did 26.6 miles Dundee Kilt Walk yesterday and not one was brave enough to eat us hardy hikers :-)
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on August 19, 2019, 07:16:05 PM
Seriously, Do you think that a swishing kilt is a mosquito repellent? Are you outrunning them?

If you sat still and relaxed would they then become a bother?
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on August 22, 2019, 09:27:09 PM

Pondering the Adjustments of Life in a Body

I take a meandering mind to pondering perspectives of the world from a naked body.

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2019/08/22/pondering-the-adjustments-of-life-in-a-body/

Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on August 22, 2019, 10:55:00 PM
Wonderful article. But you think about these things more than I do. I make little effort to overcome the weather and the climate. What can I do anyway? It just is and I manage.

Bodies can be a little odd. Being nude in cool temperatures is invigorating. In warm temperatures it's pleasant. There is a threshold at either end beyond which it isn't so nice without artificial aids or something. The lower the temperature, the more you have to work to keep warm. At the other end, you have to slow down to keep from being exhausted. You may not be cool but you can avoid being exhausted.

Cold weather won't arrive here for at least two months. Ah, but we're officially surrounded by 95 degrees and 42% humidity (not bad). I still get out for a two-mile walk in the woods every day, if I'm not doing something like mowing the lawn. It isn't too bad at 8:30 in the morning. Even so, the sweat is dripping off me by the time I start back. The trick, I have decided, to keep from becoming exhausted is to not go so fast that you have to breath through your mouth. That means you have to walk slower, of course. But by keeping your mouth shut (always good advice), I'm sure you lose less water, you mouth doesn't get dry and you also avoid insects flying into your mouth. But that's just my opinion based solely on my own experience (not experiments).

It's supposed to be no higher than about 80 degrees for the next few days. I'll probably want a sweater.

All of the above, by the way, is based on actually wearing clothes. They're soaked when I get home. I can't say what the results might be were I naked, which I can't be here at home. Curiously, my feet and socks stay dry, even with wading a creek, provided I don't fall in.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on August 26, 2019, 06:09:56 PM
HillwalkerDundee, please weigh in. The article was pondering your posts. Just what is the secret and would it apply to the common naturist lifestyles?
Jbee
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: MartinM on December 02, 2019, 01:08:03 AM
Beautiful day here today. A hard frost on the ground. My local ice-skating spot looked potentially ok for skating but lots of new ‘No access’ signs, news works to intensify the fishing use and work underway - so not the time to try.

I went instead up to a tarn in the low hills nearby and, with ice in some of the bays, took a short swim to ‘liven me up’. I then took a 2.5 to 3 hour walk over the fell as nature intended. With the sun and almost no wind, it felt very pleasant, although icy underfoot much of the time. I saw a few people, one of whom was clearly transfixed by me for a while, whether primarily due to the nudity or because of the temperature, I don’t know. Altogether, a pleasant day, and always glad to get a bit of winter sun.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on December 06, 2019, 02:45:27 PM

Were you barefoot, Martin?
What was the temperature?
Where are you situated?  Your use of the word tarn would suggest UK, Yorkshire or Scotland.
Have you already enlightened us on that, if so apologies for forgetting!
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on December 06, 2019, 02:46:19 PM

I just looked at your profile - Cumbria.
How nice!
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: MartinM on December 07, 2019, 01:09:15 AM
The air temperature was definitely above freezing, but the ground where shaded still freezing and yes, I was barefoot, getting a little winter conditioning.

I live near Kendal, most tarns (tjǫrn in old norse) occurring in Cumbria, with a few in the Yorkshire dales.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on January 11, 2020, 12:50:33 PM
It begs the question: what is an extreme temperature? Going by the logic of the Fahrenheit scale, anything below zero or about 100 is extreme and it just so happens that it about the range of temperatures around here. It really doesn't get below 20° that often, either. That's about when it starts to feel really cold, too. The wind makes a difference, winter and summer.

Sometimes I think snow makes a difference, too. It always feels colder at any given temperature when there's snow on the ground but it might all be in my mind. We've had our third snow already, too, but the first two were only traces. But Tuesday's snow lasted until yesterday, at least in the shady places. Right now at 6:45 AM, it's officially 56° at the nearest official weather reporting station. This is supposed to be a warm day (for January).

Just about all of my hiking (or walking) when it's warm enough to be nude, circumstances permitting, is in the shade. So I get to avoid the effect of the direct sun, even though a sunny day will certainly be warmer. So basically, I've never been out when it was too hot for hiking, nude or otherwise.
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: Davie on January 11, 2020, 01:03:09 PM
Its not just extremes of temperature, in warm weather we have to consider humidity and in winter the wind and rain.

Yesterday I did a 7.5 mile walk, with a fair amount of it naked and it was lovely.  It was a bamy 5 deg C. A week or so ago it was a similar temperature but with a biting wind and some rain in the air, nudity, no thanks!

In summer high humidity just saps me. Asking what is extreme is like asking how long is a piece of string. An ex colleague was in the army and served in Aden for a time. Anything under 30 deg C for him is cold, for me its on the verge of being too much.

So for me anything over 30-32 deg without humidity is extreme and anything under -2-3 deg C on a clear still sunny winter day is starting to get extreme.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: BlueTrain on January 11, 2020, 03:28:20 PM
I live in Virginia and high humidity is normal, even more so further south. I think a fair amount of acclimatization takes place. In other words, you get used to it as the seasons pass. In the spring, a day with a given temperature might feel warmer than the same day in late fall. But my father used to say that if you were dressing for the warmer weather that we weren't actually having yet, you were "pushing the season." But the days are longer in the spring, too.

I guess it might be a matter of what you want it to be. Or as it said on the cover of a Fjäll Räven catalog several years ago, "Cold at last!"
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: jbeegoode on January 12, 2020, 06:04:47 PM
I'm moving out of my strawbale house. The heat pump is broken and it is up to the buyer to fix it. So, I'm living with no heat. The house efficiently stays at temperature ,but if it doesn't heat up it stays efficiently cold. The temperature outside has been 65 down to freezing every day for more than a month. There is no wind in here and the humidity isn't so bad. There is only some sun heat radiating through windows. It is thirties to sixties.

IT"S COLD all the time.

If I go outside, the sun on my back makes all of the difference, or stand in window light. Packing 25 years of life takes time, but the movement helps. Keeping in my body heat helps, but it is certainly stuffy in clothing for a nudist with my preferences, habits and conditioning.

Sunshine is wonderful.

ANY, ever so slight breeze in cold makes a big difference.

So, it is evident that temperature alone isn't what it is about, but coupled with humidity, temp, wind, sunshine, etc.

Dry heat is much more tolerable than humid heat and a light breeze, shade and/or full nudity makes incredible difference.

So goes my experience. I've been thinking of running a log experiment observation of me getting out and running, walking each day for 365, to see how a nude body reacts to the worlds variations.

Also, a cold smoothie is chilling in the cold and wonderful in the heat.

Today, we do a sauna at about 180, dry and extreme humidity for our health.

All complex.
Jbee

 
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: nuduke on January 12, 2020, 10:54:32 PM

As I said in 'How Was Your Month...'  Sounds like Britain, Jbee!
John
Title: Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
Post by: ric on January 13, 2020, 09:42:08 AM
We've downsized into a flat in the village, still got the paddock,orchard and old farm buildings with polytunnels, veg patch and mobile home.  We're flitting between the two roughly when the clocks change in October and March. So far we've had a mild wet January the flat hovers around 16/17 degrees c with no heating on , fine in joggers and a jumper for a naked wander to the bathroom at 3am.
Spent a few hours naked one sunny morning last week clearing a bit of a polytunnel and shovelling a compost heap in. Soil needs to dry out a lot before I can start on the outside get beds. But soon be time to plant broad beans in pots inside.