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Title: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on July 13, 2015, 09:59:06 AM
Have we revived "How Was Your Month for SN" yet?  If not,  Ian, start us up again with July's stats, please.  HWYMFSN ran to 50+ pages and was a pillar of the old place.

OK. The gauntlet has been thrown down, so here are my numbers for June. As was usual, after the monthly figures I have included the year to date numbers in parenthesis.

Walks: 20 (119)
Skinny dips: 0 (10)
Bike rides: 2 (5)
SOC walks:0 (0)
Encounters: 1 (5)
Naked geocache finds: 15 (40)

Total free range naked time: 50:09 (213:21)

Some meat on the bones:

The bike rides were both home from the pub leaving around 22:30. On each occasion, I cycled until I was just out of town and then chucked my clothes in a bag to cycle the rest of the way naked apart from the footwear required to use the clipless pedals on my bike. My route is cross-country with no roads apart from one point where I have to cross a road, for which I usually cover up unless I am very late. I dressed just before entering the town where I live.

The encounter was around 06:00 with a jogger on a rarely used path. The path is bounded with a thorn hedge and pig wire either side for about a quarter of a mile and is generally very quiet, I have only met people here a handfull of times at any time of day and never before in the early morning. On this occasion, I was about a third of the way along the path when the jogger crested a rise in front of me. There was no time to hide or cover up so I simply called Hazel to me and made her sit while he went past. I offered my usual cheerful greeting and received a slightly breathless response and a thank you, presumably for keeping the dog out of his way. There was no particular reaction to my attire.

The cache finds were in Cornwall while visiting one of Carole's sisters. Seven were on a walk on Bodmin, including climbing Brown Willy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Willy), the remaining eight were the next day on a circular walk around the outside of the Lost Gardens of Heligan (http://heligan.com/), a couple of miles from where we were staying. I was able to get away from Carole and sister because the plan had been for all three sisters to get together for some sister time. The other sister dropped out and I offered to drive Carole down rather than have her do a five-hour drive on her own (she has never done a drive over three hours). I really must make an effort to visit the Lost Gardens themselves one day; I wonder whether they could be persuaded to run an Abbey House Gardens style CO day?

When John suggested starting this old TSNS thread here he also wrote:

I've had a corking month with loads of skyclad time, some in the presence of the wifey, no less, with her moaning throughout but nevertheless being there!

I guess this would merit a little more information...

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on July 13, 2015, 11:31:39 AM
Impressive figures as usual Ian. I'm pleased you substituted "free range naturism" for "SN", a now defunct term in my opinion.

Since I stopped keeping records my reports can only be vague, perhaps I should start keeping them again. My June was slightly disappointing with not enough long periods of sun for my liking, except for the very end. July so far has been a different story and I now have a tan ready for anything. Now I need lots more sun!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 13, 2015, 06:57:52 PM
With thorn hedges and pig wire(?) there was not only no time but no place to hide.

What are the temps at 6:00 am and how long are the bike rides?

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on July 13, 2015, 08:26:09 PM
With thorn hedges and pig wire(?) there was not only no time but no place to hide.
Quite true. Once I start along that path I am committed as there is no way out though, as I said it is very rare to meet anyone there.

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What are the temps at 6:00 am and how long are the bike rides?
On the day in question, the temperature was 10C (50F) and dry. The bike rides are around 30 minutes if I take the direct route as I did both times last month (working the next day) but have been known to last up to 90 minutes on a night when I could afford to be late.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 16, 2015, 10:02:35 PM
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When John suggested starting this old TSNS thread here he also wrote:



Quote from: nuduke on July 13, 2015, 12:29:04 AM

I've had a corking month with loads of skyclad time, some in the presence of the wifey, no less, with her moaning throughout but nevertheless being there!



I guess this would merit a little more information...
 

And true to form here is the story...This is both report of July naked activity and also "Spouse progress update"

The weather has been very good in June/July and I have been very keen to spend as much time as possible in the correct dress.  However, now retired and both of us at home together a lot, one is a bit penned in by the dear wife, so I have been facing into my opportunities much more blatantly.  I was mowing the lower lawn and decided to be utterly uninhibited and not bother to dress to do the sections that are overlooked by an upper window next door because with shrubs etc in full leaf they can't really see the lower half of one.  After I'd finished I made me and the wife a nice cuppa and sitting in the sun remarked that I had mowed the lawn naked and she hadn't noticed despite sitting out in view of me turning round each swathe and doing it for about 20 minutes.  She tutted and moaned a bit but I had the opportunity to exemplify that my naturism is discreet and secret and part of that is about what other people expect to see.  Since she wasn't expecting it she didn't look and had she not been reading I would probably have not been so blatantly naked. 

I've also adopted saying to her when I'd be nude as in "When you next come out be aware I'll probably be naked so make your presence known and I'll cover up".  Generally she's accepted that if she's not there it's sort of invisible and if invisible it's ok.

So I've been pushing it as far as I can indoors and out.  We often have a bedtime cuppa and indeed a morning cuppa in bed.  When I go to make it I go naked and she often says "Put something on, for heaven's sake" or words to that effect, my reply has been 'No'.  This month whilst it's been an issue therefore I've taken the opportunity to explain how one is discreet and can easily avoid answering the door to someone whilst naked or being seen through a window.  I have pointed out my standby shorts and tshirt kept downstairs and on one occasion when the doorbell did ring early morning, how I could walk upstairs, get into a dressing gown and answer the door in adequate time with neither rush or panic or embarrassment.  Because we have been sitting out a lot together I have pointed out how it is not possible to be seen in the appropriate places.

She is still very uneasy if I disrobe next to her on the patio.  "Cover up, for heaven's sake".  On those occasions I cover my crotch with a small square of kikoy or drape shorts over it.  As one might expect a degree of toleration is emerging.  As I say, being naked around her makes her feel uncomfortable most of the time but acceptance of discretion when she's not there is improving.

There has been a tiny bit of discussion about my feelings about naturism and I have emphasised that I accept that she just doesn't get it but that she should understand that there is more to being naked than she realises and that none of it is perverted, sexual or even particularly unusual and being very emphatic that I'm not going to try and explain because it won't make any difference and it will lead to a debate that neither of us will win or even compromise on because we both have very strong views.  I think that did get her thinking though.  I have promised that I would never embarrass her knowingly.

There has also been something of a sea change which will feature in the next post as this one is long enough now!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 16, 2015, 10:42:17 PM
We have been looking for a new house and I have been emphasising that a private garden and not being overlooked is something I would like very much.  It took a bit of refusing to be interested in overlooked houses for the penny to drop and to give me the opportunity to say that I would like to think I could have some naked sunbathing in the garden sometimes and be able to go downstairs nude to make the tea and not worry about her being worried that I'd be on view.

To my delight she seems to have accepted this to quite a large extent and I really think I may have moved her a notch up.  This week we saw a vry nice house with a jacuzzi in the very small, very secluded garden.  In our conversation about the house, I said to her quite clearly that she could not expect me not to be naked in the jacuzzi and be able to walk naked to and from it unencumbered by the nuisance of clothing.  She replied that she would perhaps do the same sometimes.  I replied that I would be delighted if she did and that maybe that would be a positive experience for her and help her understand.

In another house there were high hedges and fences and I was enthusiastic about its seclusion and as we developed the argument about that one she was pointing out all the vulnerabilities to make sure I had recce'd it properly and would be happy to be naked and that she'd be happy that I was hidden.  In another house surrounded by hedges and with very good seclusion (which we have an offer on) she had moved to an acceptance that I would be naked in the garden and could walk into the garden at dawn or midnight freely and without needing to cover up.  In these conversations I have assured her that perforce nudity is sporadic (we are not living in Arizona!) and that I'm not going to start insisting on living a totally naked life and that I'd regulate it to reasonable and discreet proportions as I have told her.

The house we have offered on is a bit cheaper than we'd budgeted for and needed less redecoration etc., and she remarked that one use for the positive financial difference would be to have a jacuzzi in the garden like the other house, where I could be naked!  I felt really good about that as you might imagine.  We can't afford a jacuzzi (she knows that too) but her suggestion was reassuring.

I reckon some progress has been truly made in her willingness to accept that I'm a naturist and that it is unlikely that the world will discover this fact and that we'd become a laughing stock!  The house we're wanting is in a large village and she said that she would not tolerate me becoming the village naturist - a figure of fun with people laughing at her in the post office cue.  So I better keep it quiet or else.  (note, keep it quiet not don't do it!).  This reveals both that there is a bit of acceptance and also the depths of her social fears about nudity.

Finally, I forgot to mention another moment whilst she was moaning:
"Why do you feel you want to be naked all the time?  It's unnatural"
"I'm not going to engage with that, Darling, we've agreed you don't currently and don't want to understand it."
"Well why don't you go off to some naturist place sometimes and be naked there for a day and get it off your chest?"
"But you hate the idea that I should mix with other naturists, you think it's an evil addiction on my part and I will lose my sole amongst naturists because you tell me they are the spawn of satan."
"Yes, but at least you'd be doing it out of the way."
"My naturism is about being free, without clothes and not about seeking to be with other naturists but if you're happy for me to excercise my desire for nakedness in nature, I wouldn't say no to a few days at naturist clubs."
So I think we're perhaps in a frame for permitting social naturism one day (maybe soon!) without concomitant divorce.  The reported conversation was a bit more roundabout than that but no less clear in statements.

Hope the long posts are readable and that you're not bored by my account of the trivial, argumentative detail of my domestic existence!
I felt though that I'd like to share my busy month for being nude and what it's spin offs have been!

John

 

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 17, 2015, 02:35:35 AM
Hope you take this in the good natured spirit it is intended, but that conversation had me chuckling.  ;D

Quote from: John
Well why don't you go off to some naturist place sometimes and be naked there for a day and get it off your chest?

But you hate the idea that I should mix with other naturists, you think it's an evil addiction on my part and I will lose my sole(sic) amongst naturists because you tell me they are the spawn of satan.

Yes, but at least you'd be doing it out of the way.

I know what she means by the comment but:
"She's ok with you losing your immortal soul to the devil by associating with naturists, as long as it's out of sight".   :-\
Somewhat draconian, yes?  ???

Yes, you now have her engaged in a conversation, not about whether you will be naked, but where and when. That for you is definitely progress. I hope that things are as they appear and are looking up!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 17, 2015, 06:28:24 AM
That IS a great deal of progress. You shall have a private backyard and ability to sun and enjoy yourself without restriction or contempt.

 She is getting better acceptance or more used to your nudity than before.

You’ll be able to meet at say an Abbyhouse Gardens, or some other activity, without feeling the need to sneak away. Making an honest non-secret naturist of you.

She might join you in a Jacuzzi experience, if you had one! I’m sure that that would lead to a more relaxed attitude.

In the early 90’s, I had a boss, a middle aged nurse, who one day while shooting the breeze around the office chuckled, “When he’s home, I just can’t keep clothes on my husband.” She thought it cute eccentric, but no big deal anymore, an entertaining story. He had worn her down to accepting it as too harmless to fight it, but, “oh no, not me.”

In the seventies, I went down to Baja Spa, a Jacuzzi style fiberglass hot tub manufacturer. I bought a second at a fraction of the price. It had a small bump in the wall, not perfect. They were glad to get rid of it. When it was filled with water, it was undetectable. I forgot where the flaw was.

I bought a heavy-duty pool heater, one that was designed for a 20x40 ft. pool, so that it would heat up quickly. That and a good 2 ½ hp pump, with filter, were all acquired at contractor rates through a friend. The plumbing was pretty simple, I go some help from the friend doing the gas hookup. That, with a few six-packs  and a pickup truck and we carried the tub into the backyard. It just sat there exposed for a year, but was used nearly nightly, eventually, maybe a hundred naked friends. It was very easy to talk people into a hot tub, especially after the bars closed. That was a very social year.

After that, I bought a new house and we all moved it again. This time I buried it somewhat and sat volcanic rock around it, brick patio, etc. It went with the house 17 years later. I got more than my money’s worth the first year, especially since the cost was maybe 25 percent of just purchasing one.

 I have seen more portable $3000, or $4000 tubs sell on Craig’s List for a grand or so. Then hire a crane and crew.

Mine was circular, 7ft. diameter and I arranged the jets perfectly for massaging different areas of the body say neck or lower spine. I also put them to make a sort of vortex spinning the water around. In the hot day, I’d place a rubber pool raft in it. The raft would rotate in the sun so that I could roticerate while sun bathing and the water kept me cool. The 625 gallons of water would heat up in about 40 minutes for a hot tub with the flick of a thermostat switch.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 17, 2015, 07:11:44 AM
Oh yea, my June was usual nude, except the last weekend in clothing for a couple of days. I think that I posted about this right before the demise of TSNS. A campout in a set campsite with DF's women's group. It will turn up on the new site one of these days. There was a short nude hike.


July is going to be extremely nude. Putting on clothing will be extremely rare. I have dressed for three Wednesday nights for 3 1/2 hours. We went out to eat once. I stopped to buy groceries a few times and spent four hours dressed today at a funeral. DF decided that she needed a "ME" weekend and I decided to use the time at home. Next week, we will be in Calif. five days over a weekend. I may have been nude, around 30 out of approximately 744 hours in July. However, it won't be all out there moving around. That's lots of computer time learning how to make a couple of websites and puttering around the house. Yea, just naked on the couch working and playing with a keyboard. It's not that I'm looking to break a record. It is just a month where my social time has been mostly nude and I've been more recluse busy and it snuck up on me.


The heat has been pretty strong, so most nights have been spent sleeping without covers. Any clothing feels hot in this heat. I'd think that clothing would be even more abhorrent than usual, but the transition has been okay when dressed. I haven't liked the clothing, I've seen myself waiting until the last minute to dress and disrobing immediately feeling relief, but...well, this is pretty extreme, even if it does feel natural, practical and sane.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 17, 2015, 11:47:21 PM
Thanks for comments, guys.
Jbee, you are getting like the japanese islander - always skyclad!  As I have said many times I do envy your climate.

Interesting comment about sleeping in the heat.  When I've been in hot and sporadically humid climates e.g. in Spain, I don't seem to deop off to sleep unless I'm under something.  True, the preference would be no covers but it seems to inhibit the appearance of morpheus!  Just habit I guess.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 18, 2015, 05:51:50 PM
Interesting.

Does that apply when you are clothed or unclothed? Or doesn't in matter?
I used to fall asleep on the couch and no covers but couldn't say whether I had dreams.

May be I'll do an experiment.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 18, 2015, 06:29:35 PM
Morpheus! I didn’t catch that you were referring to dreams. Dreams typically come in certain sleep states. When sleeping patterns are disturbed, quantity and quality can be changed. One might sleep more sound and secure under something, or in a nest/cave and where there are fewer distractions, more disturbance.

Personally, whenever I wake up, for any reason I seem to be recalling dreams. The fact that I’m nude without covers hasn’t affected that. I can fall asleep naked while sunbathing, even in public and still have dream states.

How quickly I drop off is dependent on many factors, but naked and uncovered has never interfered.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: reubenT on July 24, 2015, 02:37:55 AM
So far good enough for july,  sufficient naked time on the job has left me without tan lines,   and the extra little walk back behind the job site a couple days ago was nice,   Probably a half mile back to the creek for a skinny dip.   I knew the creek was there somewhere but didn't know if it were accessible.    Found a trail to it.    It's actually piney creek that makes piney falls over in fall creek falls state park not far away. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 25, 2015, 01:33:32 AM
Quote from: eyesup
Does that apply when you are clothed or unclothed?
I'm never clothed in bed!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Nightwalker on July 30, 2015, 01:28:21 AM
This year's weather on the Canadian prairie has been ideal for naturism
... hot and dry! With a near absence of rain, I've barely even encountered mosquitos.

Although my secret naturist romps have traditionally been in the dead of night, I've now switched mainly to freehiking across the plains. This summer, I've found a safe place to park, at a Berry plantation 3 kms from a nudist beach. After the first half kilometre or so, I'm out of the public's line of sight, and out of my clothes. The rest of the way is through a dried-out river tributary, across a wheatfeld, and through a meadow enclosed by forest. I eventually emerge at the river, right at the nudist beach.

I'm able to stay nude all day, dressing again only near the end of my return hike, when nearing the public road that leads to the plantation.

The meadows I cross are wonderful. I'll have to post some pics soon.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on July 30, 2015, 03:44:21 PM
Now that the month is nearing an end I must say that despite the start of 3.16 inches of rain here (compared to an average of 1.95) and despite almost having our trip almost washed out with much more rain there than here the month is ending on a high note. Taking advantage of the 90 plus degree weather and no rainfall for the last five days I can say that my yardstick for a good month is the ratio of naked to clothed and I can say that there has been much more naked time than textile!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 30, 2015, 06:02:52 PM
That's great, Nightwalker.

I've never been to a designated nudist area but when I go to a favorite spot, it sort of holds that designation in my mind. If I can get to it wearing as little as possible, or nothing at all, all the better.

For me it adds to the impression that I am doing some ordinary things naked. Not simply visiting a spot and spending time there naked, but getting to be naked while in the process of going there. It adds to my experience.

Yes, pictures would be good!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on July 30, 2015, 09:54:51 PM
We have had a hot summer so far, some degrees above normal, and very little rain.  I've been outside naked on my land every day and going naked a few other places.  I haven't gone free ranging much this year, sticking close to home.  Some driving naked.  Carpe Diem!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 31, 2015, 04:47:35 AM
This year's weather on the Canadian prairie has been ideal for naturism
... hot and dry! With a near absence of rain, I've barely even encountered mosquitos.

Although my secret naturist romps have traditionally been in the dead of night, I've now switched mainly to freehiking across the plains. This summer, I've found a safe place to park, at a Berry plantation 3 kms from a nudist beach. After the first half kilometre or so, I'm out of the public's line of sight, and out of my clothes. The rest of the way is through a dried-out river tributary, across a wheatfeld, and through a meadow enclosed by forest. I eventually emerge at the river, right at the nudist beach.

I'm able to stay nude all day, dressing again only near the end of my return hike, when nearing the public road that leads to the plantation.

The meadows I cross are wonderful. I'll have to post some pics soon.
Things have improved. Bring on the Pics!
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 31, 2015, 05:15:28 AM

Yea, July turned out actually less clothed than I had predicted. Since I wrote that last post, I had to go shopping for food for the trip and get flyers printed. I didn’t wear anything during the 5 days of holiday, came home to lay around sick a couple of days. Then last night, I went through emissions testing, had thirty minutes of sushi and 2 ½ hours of the usual Wednesday night. I‘ll not dress until tomorrow evening most likely. It must be a personal record for a month without clothing. A couple of hours here and there don’t seem bother me much, if I’m in an enjoyable activity, like last night, but I was undressed as soon as I walked into DF’s door. Seems that I know what I like. Clothes are silly.

Nuduke commented, “ Jbee, you are getting like the japanese islander - always skyclad!” Nah, he’s a recluse. I have a social life, a spiritual connection with others, goals, a girlfriend and community interests. I even have stuff I like to do that requires being dressed here and there.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on July 31, 2015, 11:13:19 AM
July is not quite over yet, but Caroles plans suggest that there will be no naked time this evening so I may as well make my monthly update now. As usual, the numbers in brackets after this months figures represent year to date:

Walks: 24 (143)
Skinny dips: 1 (11)
Bike rides: 0 (5)
SOC walks:1 (1)
Encounters: 0 (5)
Naked geocache finds: 32 (72)

Total free range naked time: 75:05 (288:26)

These numbers were significantly boosted by my "weekend off" at the beginning od the month and represent the highest naked of the home range total I have ever logged in a single month.

Fleshing things out a little:

The skinny dip was short (Ennerdale Water is fairly cool, even in "summer"). I was seen drying off there, sat on rocks with my back to the path, by a few people (two couples and one single) with no reaction beyond returning my greeting. Few people ever seem to get upset by the presence of a courteous skinny dipper.

The SOC walk was at the Hoo peninsular (starting in Cooling, near Gravesend) last Saturday. This is a favourite SOC walk for me and, as usual, once we got started there was really no need to cover up until the very end. (The group ethos is to avoid confrontation so we did cover up for the one couple we met on the walk, had I been alone I would have moved a little away from the path and allowed them some clear space to pass).

The cache finds were mostly on my weekend trip, a few in Rutland, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, Borders, Central, Strathclyde, Dumfries & Galloway, Lothian, Cumbria, Merseyside, Cheshire, Shropshire, West Midlands and Warwickshire. That filled in a few gaps on my map of geocache finds by counties :D

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 02, 2015, 09:40:30 PM
Ian, have I ever asked about your skinny dips?  Are they mostly organised sessions in a public/commercial pool like e.g. Alton or do you have wild swimming places?  11 in 8 months suggests a regular venue.

I hate the term skinny dip - wild swimming is much nicer!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on August 02, 2015, 10:08:04 PM


I hate the term skinny dip - wild swimming is much nicer!

John

For some of "chunky dunking" is more accurate 😎

Peter
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 02, 2015, 10:27:51 PM
From what I know about ian they were all spontaneous swims on his naked walks.

I wonder if any were in the Thames as i have had many when boating.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on August 03, 2015, 01:57:07 PM
Ian, have I ever asked about your skinny dips?  Are they mostly organised sessions in a public/commercial pool like e.g. Alton or do you have wild swimming places?  11 in 8 months suggests a regular venue.

I hate the term skinny dip - wild swimming is much nicer!

John
Club swims would not be counted in a free range total and certainly not in as SN score...

No John, my naked swims are all free range. Last month was a single swim in Ennerdale water. A few in January (I don't recall how many off hand) were at Centre Parcs (just using the pool in the spa while no one else was there or staying far enough out of the way to be unseen) the majority were in Menorca.

I have swum in the Thames a number of times, mostly just a couple of hundred yards downstream from the spot where I met JOhn a few years ago.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 03, 2015, 02:49:27 PM
One of the few spots on the Thames where I haven't swum.  :(
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 04, 2015, 07:44:02 PM
Quote from: milfmog
I have swum in the Thames a number of times

Those swims sound the nicest of all.  No dodging around, no weeks of preparation and simply a part of a normal walk close-ish to home.

I have ben reading up on wild swimming lately (mainly as a result of that excellent video).  It's on the bucket list (near the top actually!)

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 04, 2015, 11:11:45 PM
I have been reading up on wild swimming lately (mainly as a result of that excellent video).  It's on the bucket list (near the top actually!)

John
Which video?  I've obviously been missing something.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 05, 2015, 07:21:13 PM
I'm thinking John is referring to the post by Jbee on the 2nd page of the topic, "What's The Difference" under the Free Range Naturism board. You might have already seen it here (http://freerangenaturism.com/forum/index.php?topic=626.15) on or about the date of July 10.

I remember this swimming conversation on 'Ye Olde Site' and said I preferred 'natural swim', as that state is really all you need to be clothed in. The aforementioned video is a fine example of that.

Duane

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 05, 2015, 09:40:39 PM
Thanks Duane, I saved the links for inspiration!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: tanman on August 05, 2015, 10:13:29 PM
Quote from: nuduke
We can't afford a jacuzzi (she knows that too) but her suggestion was reassuring.

Here's a spa that you CAN afford for your new garden, John.  I also recommend it to Jbee/DF, perfect in your desert setting.  You can get it almost anywhere, including Amazon, for less than $400US. We have two, one at the country property oasis, and one at the condo patio.  My brother just got one at his lake house in Michigan.  Plugs into a standard electrical outlet and maintains 104F!

http://www.intexcorp.com/store/spas/purespa-bubble-massage

Have fun soaking in the spa, naked!
Larry (tanman in Texas)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 06, 2015, 02:11:29 AM
Have you tried the "jet spa" or just the bubble producer? Are the jets powerful and placed well? How can 210 gallons and four people fit into these things at 58 inches X 28 inches?
I'd have to understand the chlorine dispenser coupled with the salt water system, salt water is great stuff.

Intex makes good reputable stuff. DF has had a series of air mattresses by them and they are not built to last. Unless you give up sex and just lie still, They seem to rupture and bloat out in less than a year.

Any feed back on ultraviolet deterioration? Do they stay in the shade, or do they double as sunbathing stations?

Gotta look into this more, it sounds right.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 06, 2015, 03:05:09 AM
Looks like a giant cake!
Good option if we nearly run out of money, Larry.  I've saved the link, thanks.

No use speculating on getting jacuzzis until we get contracts exchanged.  Which at current rate may never happen!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on August 06, 2015, 10:35:33 AM
John,

I know a number of people who have the Lay-z-spa equivalent (see here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=bestway+lay-z-spa&tag=googhydr-21&index=aps&hvadid=43439440731&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=2469613661548347953&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_6uony0ld0f_b)) and swear by them. Most have built pergolas or use a simple canvas canopy over them for shade.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 07, 2015, 08:49:44 PM
Again, thanks for the link, Ian - saves me looking up the UK sources.  Duly saved.

All this jacuzzi talk arises from the fact that if ever we get free from the criminal inefficiency, ridiculous error rate, lack of basic knowledge, inaction, sloppiness and zero customer care of the lawyers doing conveyancing (and I am being very generous and reserved here), the downsize may yield a few quid to do a few renovations on the nouveau residence. So far we have a wish list which adds up roughly to a second house added to the existing property!!  Where the jacuzzi will end up on the priorities list remains to be seen!  It may have to be a tin bath in the garage and a bicycle pump for the bubbles!  :o

Prior to sitting in the sun discussing these castles in the air, I appeared in swimming trunks.  "I'm wearing these for you y'know"  I remarked.
"Yes I gather that, thank you." she responded.  "Won't be needed if and when we get to the new house," I quipped.  "Hmmm" she riposted.

I got plenty of naked sunbathing time too between frenzied calls to the lawyers and realtors!
The state of the legal profession in the UK, in my not inconsiderable experience with it, beggars belief.  A friend of ours also trying to move house at the moment got to exchange of contracts and in attempting to do so discovered that one of the lawyers had been conveying the wrong house!!

John   
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 10, 2015, 05:43:33 PM
It's been a bit of an unfocused summer, so far.

I haven't done much other than at home nudity. When the temps cooperate, other activities interfere.
Even my home brewing has suffered. I haven't brewed anything in 3 months. Good thing I had a good stock laid up.

John, I am bewildered at  the level of lawyer interfere . . . (oops) participation. I assume that when a contract is involved a lawyer is too. The last time we moved, 22 yrs. ago, we only spoke to the realtor and the mortgage company. Sorry to hear of your recent exposure to them.

Direct contact with lawyers is not advised. Realtors are motivated to get the paperwork done correctly.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 10, 2015, 06:48:14 PM
Unfortunately estate agents (the UK equivalent of realtors) only do the matching of buyer and seller and do not do any of the transfer paperwork.
You can do it yourself in theory but in practice hardly anybody does it.

In my case the solicitor acting for me on my last purchase spotted something in the deeds which differed from the version supplied by the estate agent and saved me from potentially expensive problems later.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on August 12, 2015, 10:01:55 PM
Better, actually got out today. Walked around the Three Shires Head where Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire meet. Quite a few people about but it was deserted up on Cheeky Hill. All in all a walk of about eight miles with about 50% as nature intended. Another great day out with warm sunshine.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 13, 2015, 06:31:34 PM
Quote from: Davie
. . . it was deserted up on Cheeky Hill.

A naked walk on Cheeky Hill! How appropriate and serendipitous!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on August 13, 2015, 07:24:52 PM
July started well for me, but as the month went on it got worse until at times it felt more like autumn than summer. My wish for lots more sun didn't really materialise unfortunately. Just a typical English summer month...
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 21, 2015, 02:51:33 AM
JBee,
Hope you are ok weather-wise .  Just read reports of severe flooding in Tucson area, Pima County.
Are you dry and comfortable?

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 21, 2015, 06:14:10 PM
Highs have been above 110F the past few days. It's difficult to get motivated to drive 40+ miles for a short spell of a walk, before having to call it quits when the temp gets too high by 9:30 am.

The alternative is to leave for the hike before sun-up. I've not hiked naked in the dark before.

Duane


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 24, 2015, 07:36:37 AM
JBee,
Hope you are ok weather-wise .  Just read reports of severe flooding in Tucson area, Pima County.
Are you dry and comfortable?

John
I haven't heard of any such reports. I'll ask around. It is definitely green and Arizona monsoon time. We've been in the tooleys of Arizona since the 18th with no weather report other than the forecast that we left with. We just got back this evening. It had rained since we left, by evidence of the dirt driveway. We decided to change plans during a part of our trip due to flash flooding on the 20th. That will be posted as a trip report in a couple of weeks. Wet, or dry, both, we have been comfortable, naked the last six days of free range exploration and holiday.

Thanks for looking out for us,
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 24, 2015, 05:56:26 PM
Six days of FRN. No clothing at all? I am envious.

Reports and pictures after your recovery, please.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: tanman on August 25, 2015, 01:11:22 AM
July?  Had a great deal of FRN in July ... the annual 2500 mile round trip driving naked to Michigan and back ... with 5 days naked kayaking and pontoon boat rental on Lake Quachita in Arkansas ... after that trip we had 3 weeks at the beach condo-timeshare (although I commuted naked to work 1-1/2 hours each way, 4 days a week) ... always naked indoors, naked early morning walks on the beach, naked late evening walks on the beach ... full moon rising and sparkling in the surf ... naked weekends on the beach, and naked evenings for about 2-1/2 hours on the beach after work ... sun on skin, water on skin, breeze on skin ... weather was most pleasant in the range 78F-92F ... it was an excellent naked month outdoors and for once, my butt is as tan as my arms ... no hint of paleness there!

We are scheduled for 2 more weeks at the beach in September!!!

Have fun, naked!
Larry (tanman in Texas)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on August 25, 2015, 02:24:57 PM
Unlike Jbee and DF our 14 day road trip was not completely naked but did have almost enough with nine hikes, five kayak adventures, two encounters, hours of sunbathing plus plenty of naked drive time. Since most of it was done in Ohio once again it seems that I will add on to the "Heart of it all" in the trip reports once things are caught up again. Oh, and the misses outed me to friends only to find out they're home nudists.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 25, 2015, 04:48:33 PM
JOhn, Jbee now nudewalker all going out on extended naked trips.

It's inspirational. We keep talking about a road trip after it cools off a bit. I'll make sure we pass through some remote areas.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 25, 2015, 06:39:28 PM
Oh, and the misses outed me to friends only to find out they're home nudists.
Was that  surprise to her? Why do you think that she chose them to drop dime? A demographic of open mindedness, or perhaps just a notion within her mood one day?

Eyesup wrote, "It's inspirational. We keep talking about a road trip after it cools off a bit. I'll make sure we pass through some remote areas."
Its cool in the mountains, can you tell us more about Nevada's mountains?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: tanman on August 25, 2015, 07:46:50 PM
Quote from: nudewalker
... the misses outed me to friends only to find out they're home nudists.

I think this 'thing' we have is more prevalent in the population than people admit or as is generally recognized ...

Have fun, naked!
Larry (tanman in Texas)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 25, 2015, 09:51:21 PM
Quote from: nudewalker
... the misses outed me to friends only to find out they're home nudists.

I think this 'thing' we have is more prevalent in the population than people admit or as is generally recognized ...

Have fun, naked!
Larry (tanman in Texas)
Absolutely! Especially in the privacy of the home, but not everyone would admit to walking around  :-[ ??? :-X :o...gulp, naked....
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 25, 2015, 10:54:49 PM
Quote from: nudewalker
... the misses outed me to friends only to find out they're home nudists.

I think this 'thing' we have is more prevalent in the population than people admit or as is generally recognized ...

Have fun, naked!
Larry (tanman in Texas)
Absolutely! Especially in the privacy of the home, but not everyone would admit to walking around  :-[ ??? :-X :o...gulp, naked....
Jbee

Nearly 4 million naturists in the UK (link) (http://www.bn.org.uk/articles.php/_/news/nearly-4-million-naturists-in-the-uk-r97)
I strongly suspect that the proportion may be similar on the other side of the puddle.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on August 25, 2015, 11:38:30 PM
I tend to agree with the conclusion that there are more of us than the powers to be would admit. In fact the couple didn't describe themselves as nudists but just stated their going around the house with no clothes. I'll expand on the conversation when I post the trip report later this week.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on August 26, 2015, 04:06:09 PM
I think the "going without clothes" rather than "we're nudists" is where lots of people are at. Despite everything we can find and read online, a recent newspaper report I saw (forget where) talked about nudism declining in the UK. My bet is that "organised" nudism is declining, people less likely to join clubs and belong to structures, more likely to be a lot more relaxed about not wearing clothes all the time, especially around the home - or maybe they always have been and now they're more prepared to admit it?

A TV programme here a couple of years ago (avaialble on YouTube) "My Daughter the Teenage Nudist" laid it out quite clearly that "young people" (whatever they are) will happily get theri kit off but they won't join a club, particularly if it's full of old fogies (over-30s).

peter
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on August 26, 2015, 05:34:52 PM
I think the "going without clothes" rather than "we're nudists" is where lots of people are at. Despite everything we can find and read online, a recent newspaper report I saw (forget where) talked about nudism declining in the UK. My bet is that "organised" nudism is declining, people less likely to join clubs and belong to structures, more likely to be a lot more relaxed about not wearing clothes all the time, especially around the home - or maybe they always have been and now they're more prepared to admit it?


peter

I totally agree with you as I am beginning to see the "why pay for it when you can have it for free" mentality among younger people. Also there was a report on TV the other day where more and more young adults are still living with their parents, are burdened with student loans and are under employed for their education and skills. Not being familiar with the UK but knowing how our adult children with families struggle it's no wonder any "organized" group stays in existence. Just the idea of paying for life leaves little for extras even vacations; let along dues and fees for a nudist resort.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 26, 2015, 05:42:10 PM
When I was "young people" the kits came off of of most, as she concludes, but that had much to do with the times (late 60's through 70's). Many of those people became parents and missed the bridge in the perception as natural when applying that to their child raising. My sampling is small, and inconclusive, but I have noticed previous socially nude guys becoming fathers protective of daughters, total hypocrites. Roots, their standing in community there are many factors leading to neo-consevative thinking and actions with age. Many, trying to do what is right with no road map, revert to their parents modeling, some completely embrace it. It is difficult to know without considerable polling. But polling is better and it is in. Soon TNS will show results in the U.S. and California more specifically. There are no nude around the house polls that I know. There is only other credible information showing and supporting the fact that it is healthy.

There are many kinds of home nudists. The "when alone","With wife","not with kids","with kids", "seasonal","casual", "occasional",or lifestyled, or us.

We speculate and educate out guesses, but we know that every body has a naturist inside. They just don't know it yet.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 26, 2015, 07:15:20 PM
I have wondered this myself. I suppose it’s a result of choosing to being naked at home but not wanting to anywhere else. If this is the case, one can only hope that as these younger folks get older, restrictions will begin to lessen.

Kids don’t want to be around old people, naked or clothed. I don’t see that as significant. Interests differ. When they get old, it’ll be the same with them.   O-bla-di, O-bla-da!

I wouldn't call 'em hypocrites, Jbee. It's more like the difference in attitude from when you were a teenager and wanting to be with your favorite girl or boy friend, and letting your daughter go out with a teenage boy with as many raging hormones as you had at the same age.

You know exactly what is going on in that kids mind. It's the parental protection kicking in. Perfectly normal. The trick is, I have learned, is teaching them correctly and then letting them show you that you don't have to worry. Verrry hard.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 26, 2015, 11:33:31 PM
Raging hormones? You mean the ones that have been socially directed to get 'em naked, get more, voyeuristic thrills, Playboy bodies, big tits rule, let's get naughty and that means nekkid, I presume. Although daughters are subjected to the same kinds of socially directed hormones, they need to understand that they are responsible for what happens, not over protective dads trying to teach them an unhealthy unrealistic vision of their bodies and humanity. I suppose that there were those of us who were normally curious and got the "socially nude and natural" lesson, and then, there were those that had it wrong and didn't, who would in turn misguide their children.

 I'm sure that I'm wrong to generalize about many of these dads as hypocrites. I am correct about some of the hypocrites that I know. Lots of types out there.

I recommend reading "Growing Up without Shame." Using more communication, less control and manipulation, starting at an early age. Otherwise, kids get taught by what's out there, to be what's out there.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 27, 2015, 09:01:36 AM
I'm convinced it's the raging hormones that tend to make them so body shy and my comfort about my daughter was that I'm sure they were just as incompetent in seduction as we were at that age.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 28, 2015, 01:05:45 AM
I'm convinced it's the raging hormones that tend to make them so body shy and my comfort about my daughter was that I'm sure they were just as incompetent in seduction as we were at that age.
I remember the girls being the more aggressive ones AT FIRST. When I got into my heyday in my twenties, I always just made myself available and let them make the first move. Young females needing protection from aggressive seductive male hormones has been a myth in my experience. I admit that I was inept until around 19 and then made up for any notion of lost time. Just sayin' that was my experience, a lot of experience and I tend to base my assessment of the situation on that. Daddys are sooo easy to snow!!!

It sometimes depends on the culture that they adopt.  A good girl getting naked destroys the disguise. They do it with the boyfriend that they choose to be discrete, a dark secret to keep. That's high school stuff. I've hung around frat and those hot sororities chicks in little black cocktail dresses and those good girls get very wild in mixed groups. Hippie chicks get to run around nude and free, but that doesn't reflect their sex life. One associates flashing and nekkid as sexy period. The one with honesty, body acceptance nude doesn't make that association, necessarily. They all can't help but notice that they get a reaction from the guys.

How many women, young and old, that I have know to be socially nude and then use clothing to reel in the same guys that they spent the day naked is beyond count. Both sexes use their whiles and mannerisms when the stuff kicks in.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on September 01, 2015, 10:09:13 AM
August has reached its end and it seems that summer nay have done the same (if it ever really started). Despite the rather disappointing weather, August has proved to be my best month ever for logged free range time (as always the year to date figure is in parentheses):

Walks: 21 (164)
Skinny dips: 0 (11)
Bike rides: 0 (5)
SOC walks:0 (1)
Encounters: 0 (5)
Naked geocache finds: 12 (84)

Total free range naked time: 76:26 (364:52)

There was no "big event" this month, however I had lots of little runs out to find geocaches that I wanted to complete various challenges (Jasmer (find at least one cache that was hidden in each month since geocaching began), English counties (find at least one cache in each English county - this will then extend into Wales, Scotland, Ireland...), find at least one cache for each difficulty / terrain combination) and so on.)

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on September 02, 2015, 01:09:32 PM
Quote from: milfmog
August has reached its end and it seems that summer nay have done the same (if it ever really started).


I'm pleased somebody else wrote that and it's not just me being miserable. August was another disappointing month, although I wouldn't be surprised if the stats show it wasn't far from average. Unfortunately average is not good in England, especially for a sun worshipper such as myself.

There was only one short period this summer where I was allowed to be the naturist I want to be. The very end of June and the beginning of July, for about a week, where I rarely wore clothes inside or out. The rest of it was just the odd sunny day here and there.

The only hope for the rest of my free range season is unseasonable weather in September, but it hasn't started well... 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HairlessNude on September 02, 2015, 05:10:31 PM
Well, for me the month of August was great!
The weather was actually pretty nice here.
Being kind of retired & not having to go anywhere very often, I spent the majority of the month clothes free. I didn't even have to get dressed more than a very few short hour a week. I spent the month doing yard work, making repairs on the house here & there, working in my shop rebuilding a mower deck for a tractor & going on a few naked hikes. I also spent quite a lot of time turning the dirt over in my field , picking rocks (back breaking work), fertilizing & seeding it. Then I put up fence & set up a sprinkler system. All of this work was done naked.
I did have to spend two entire days dressed though. I was asked to cover for a guy at a company that I used to work for while he moved two of his kids to college for the start of the new school year.

My best guess would be that I had to wear clothes for about 30-35 hours of the month.... maybe a little bit more.
Wow.... when you spend that much time clothes free & then have to put clothes on, they just don't feel right! You really notice every place that they pull & bind on you & you can't wait to get them back off!!!  ;D
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 03, 2015, 01:02:40 AM
Well, for me the month of August was great!
The weather was actually pretty nice here.
Being kind of retired & not having to go anywhere very often, I spent the majority of the month clothes free. I didn't even have to get dressed more than a very few short hour a week. I spent the month doing yard work, making repairs on the house here & there, working in my shop rebuilding a mower deck for a tractor & going on a few naked hikes. I also spent quite a lot of time turning the dirt over in my field , picking rocks (back breaking work), fertilizing & seeding it. Then I put up fence & set up a sprinkler system. All of this work was done naked.
I did have to spend two entire days dressed though. I was asked to cover for a guy at a company that I used to work for while he moved two of his kids to college for the start of the new school year.

My best guess would be that I had to wear clothes for about 30-35 hours of the month.... maybe a little bit more.
Wow.... when you spend that much time clothes free & then have to put clothes on, they just don't feel right! You really notice every place that they pull & bind on you & you can't wait to get them back off!!!  ;D

My kinda month, too, but not as productive. I curious how the shoe usage was during that time, considering the chores?

On average, a few times a month, on weekends and Wednesday nights, I do an activity that requires clothing. Generally, two or three hours for errands, or 4 to 6 hours to socialize, dance, eat out, some function. Then, occasional overnights with DF's granddaughter babysitting, which requires clothing as per the father. While I'm out and about focused on something, I'm generally not bothered by the clothing, but it is put on at the last minute and doffed off at the first opportunity. I'm particularly uncomfortable in clothing, when it is hot, like half of the year. Evenings are usually nice, when the insanity of clothing can be much more tolerable, and it feels more as just a shame to waste a great evening bundled up.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on September 03, 2015, 12:07:20 PM
I'm so jealous.

Wow.... when you spend that much time clothes free & then have to put clothes on, they just don't feel right! You really notice every place that they pull & bind on you & you can't wait to get them back off!!!  ;D

Yes, I know what it feels like, but don't experience it enough because of the climate in this flipping country!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HairlessNude on September 03, 2015, 02:59:29 PM

My kinda month, too, but not as productive. I curious how the shoe usage was during that time, considering the chores?
Jbee

I had to wear a pair of boots twice while mowing a steep bank & while working those two days. There were a few times that I put on a pair of sandals when I had to go to town. Other than that I didn't wear anything on my feet. I do have to admit that there were a few times that my feet got sore from some of the activities. I already reported about having sore feet after a hike. I also had sore feet a few times from walking on areas of ground that had stubble from being mowed, but not often to prevent the growth from getting old & stiff. That stubble tends to want to puncture your feet if you step on it wrong. Lol It is surprising how much you can walk on it without too much trouble. It's when you're busy & hurrying that you end up stepping wrong & injuring your feet.
Just yesterday, I started noticing a little sharp pain on the outside bottom of my right foot. At first, I thought that I might have stepped on something that stuck in, but that was not the case. When I took a good look at it I noticed that the skin was kind of like a chapped callous that was starting to crack. I've been putting some skin lotion on it & it's improving quickly.

Here's a few more pic's I got off my game cameras:
(http://i57.tinypic.com/99dhjm.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/dvonm8.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2efuyo7.jpg)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 06, 2015, 09:15:44 PM
Flipping Ada, guys & girls I am ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooo exhausted!!!!
The month of August for me has been about packing up my house to move (In the hinterland of the East Midlands near Grantham for the UK members and the map fanatics). 

Actually I have had a lot of nude time - being as how I had nobody to offend for the future I mowed the lawn naked without bothering if anyone was looking, sorted the garage naked and have done a lot of packing work naked usually whilst the wife was out but sometimes not and if she objects just a pair of light cotton pyjama shorts which seems not to bother her.  Easy to slip off & on.  And of course there was the lovely AHG day.

Throughout the 2nd half of the month stress was my constant companion with only me and my solicitor having done everything in an efficient, timely and correct manner.  Everyone else was lacking attention to detail at best through to rank incompetence at worst.  And it was muggins and my solicitor that had to bear the burden of everyone else's lackadaisical attitude and careless, error prone service lacking in any shred of regard for customer service right up to and including the completion and moving day where we lost more than half the day through the incompetent carelessness and errors of one of the lawyers that has been a millstone round the neck of the whole transaction since April.  The desire to strip and walk naked in cool woodland was fierce but I never got the opportunity to stray further than the garden.

But after the abovementioned titanic struggle, we finally got moved on Thursday & Friday last.  Our new house is great for SN.  Hardly overlooked inside and a huge swathe of garden where I can be confidently naked out of anyone's sight.  This morning I was picking up apples from the garden and sitting drinking a coffee outside, in the buff, in the little bower of ivy covered fencing that is completely private, having got out of bed and walked down naked.  Perfect!  And there will be much more to come. 

We have moved to a flat part of the country just into Lincolnshire into a large village/small town where only a mile or two or a few minutes drive or so gives one the possibility of naked country walks albeit that the very planar landscape, mostly given over to intensive arable farming, does mean that an ambulant white shape of a secret naturist walker can be seen from a very long way off.  However, I shall be foraging for trails soon and hopefully come springtime, I will be able to be a proper FRN!

It remains to be seen if our new lifestyle and premises allows me to work in my office/study naked as much as I used to but it's a really nice room, light wood floor, angled ceiling, velux windows half way up making lower half of body shielded from the one or two windows of other houses overlooking that part of the house at a distance so it'll be great to be buff there when I can.

Wifely tolerance level has been as before with inconsistently hot and cold moments when I'm naked but better than historically.  She had a little panic over me going downstairs at night when the lights were on, past a side window in the stairwell that looks over the street outside and across to houses on the other side and gruffly closed the venetian blind (didn't make me dress, note, just shut the blind).  However, the next day, as she opened the blinds she noted, as I had done, that the chances of anyone seeing in were small and has not mentioned it since.  But as I descended to make tea this morning she tutted and grumbled at me doing it naked.  I usually grab a garment and just carry it - this seems to create less concern.

So, I'm doing this post amongst boxes and packing materials EVERYWHERE confident that over the next few months I shall have hopefully new and exiting news for you all of my naturist exploits.

But as for now, I'm running on empty, stamina-wise, very tired (we both are) and too much to do - so excuse my lax and scant attention to our FRN/SN discussions at the moment. I hope to be at least popping the odd comment in just now & then for the next few days.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 06, 2015, 09:44:52 PM
Flipping Ada, guys & girls I am ssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooo exhausted!!!!
The month of August for me has been about packing up my house to move (In the hinterland of the East Midlands near Grantham for the UK members and the map fanatics). 

Actually I have had a lot of nude time - being as how I had nobody to offend for the future I mowed the lawn naked without bothering if anyone was looking, sorted the garage naked and have done a lot of packing work naked usually whilst the wife was out but sometimes not and if she objects just a pair of light cotton pyjama shorts which seems not to bother her.  Easy to slip off & on.  And of course there was the lovely AHG day.

Throughout the 2nd half of the month stress was my constant companion with only me and my solicitor having done everything in an efficient, timely and correct manner.  Everyone else was lacking attention to detail at best through to rank incompetence at worst.  And it was muggins and my solicitor that had to bear the burden of everyone else's lackadaisical attitude and careless, error prone service lacking in any shred of regard for customer service right up to and including the completion and moving day where we lost more than half the day through the incompetent carelessness and errors of one of the lawyers that has been a millstone round the neck of the whole transaction since April.  The desire to strip and walk naked in cool woodland was fierce but I never got the opportunity to stray further than the garden.

But after the abovementioned titanic struggle, we finally got moved on Thursday & Friday last.  Our new house is great for SN.  Hardly overlooked inside and a huge swathe of garden where I can be confidently naked out of anyone's sight.  This morning I was picking up apples from the garden and sitting drinking a coffee outside, in the buff, in the little bower of ivy covered fencing that is completely private, having got out of bed and walked down naked.  Perfect!  And there will be much more to come. 

We have moved to a flat part of the country just into Lincolnshire into a large village/small town where only a mile or two or a few minutes drive or so gives one the possibility of naked country walks albeit that the very planar landscape, mostly given over to intensive arable farming, does mean that an ambulant white shape of a secret naturist walker can be seen from a very long way off.  However, I shall be foraging for trails soon and hopefully come springtime, I will be able to be a proper FRN!

It remains to be seen if our new lifestyle and premises allows me to work in my office/study naked as much as I used to but it's a really nice room, light wood floor, angled ceiling, velux windows half way up making lower half of body shielded from the one or two windows of other houses overlooking that part of the house at a distance so it'll be great to be buff there when I can.

Wifely tolerance level has been as before with inconsistently hot and cold moments when I'm naked but better than historically.  She had a little panic over me going downstairs at night when the lights were on, past a side window in the stairwell that looks over the street outside and across to houses on the other side and gruffly closed the venetian blind (didn't make me dress, note, just shut the blind).  However, the next day, as she opened the blinds she noted, as I had done, that the chances of anyone seeing in were small and has not mentioned it since.  But as I descended to make tea this morning she tutted and grumbled at me doing it naked.  I usually grab a garment and just carry it - this seems to create less concern.

So, I'm doing this post amongst boxes and packing materials EVERYWHERE confident that over the next few months I shall have hopefully new and exiting news for you all of my naturist exploits.

But as for now, I'm running on empty, stamina-wise, very tired (we both are) and too much to do - so excuse my lax and scant attention to our FRN/SN discussions at the moment. I hope to be at least popping the odd comment in just now & then for the next few days.

John
:) and congrats,
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on September 06, 2015, 11:28:49 PM
And from me.  :)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on September 07, 2015, 04:37:46 PM
Me too!  By the way, perhaps the wife will find that things will get done faster, better and with you in a better mood when chores are done naked. In fact there is a fall project of wall paper removal and repainting that I'm looking fore ward to because 1) it can be done naked and 2) it will bring about more harmony in the house.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 08, 2015, 12:14:47 AM
That's a good thought, Nudewalker.  Our vendors have painted 3 walls in each room a nice calm neutral off-white but have decorated one 'feature wall' in each with a variety of revolting, heavy patterned wallpapers.  A fall (autumn) project for me is to get these papers removed and painted a plain. neutral colour or preferably the same as the other walls.  I think I might convince the Mrs that stripping wallpaper nude is cool and convenient and saves ruining good overalls!!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on September 08, 2015, 04:15:19 PM
That's a good thought, Nudewalker.  Our vendors have painted 3 walls in each room a nice calm neutral off-white but have decorated one 'feature wall' in each with a variety of revolting, heavy patterned wallpapers.  A fall (autumn) project for me is to get these papers removed and painted a plain. neutral colour or preferably the same as the other walls.  I think I might convince the Mrs that stripping wallpaper nude is cool and convenient and saves ruining good overalls!!

John

Bring back memories! Our place was much the same with one wall in each room wallpapered for accent. I do remember commenting that the sitting room and master bedroom had paper described as "New Orleans Whorehouse" flocked velvet. I never mentioned before as free as we were in the house with casual nudity my more full time naturism was after we became empty nesters. Once the misses got over the "what if someone sees you, comes to the door, or you forget your naked" and warmed to the idea that I mentioned before about working happily she may become convinced.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on September 10, 2015, 04:54:45 PM
My month is getting better. As the weather forecast was looking good I headed up into Derbyshire and the little and lovely village of Parwich. I headed up north along footpaths well out of site of farms and villages. Eventually I turned east then south back towards the village. As I'd seen a group in the distance I covered up and then saw another single male. He turned out to be an 81 year old semi retired farmer. We had an interesting chat and we both moved on, he in one direction and me in another so I stripped off again. It was a lovely day out and the village has a lovely pub. I must have done well over half the walk naked but at one time I almost covered up due to a chilly breeze, which fortunately abated as the day went on. A good day out

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 13, 2015, 11:48:49 PM
Sound of me coming up for breath from the melee of moving.
Gosh, guys, moving is a slog, is it not?!
Sorry I haven't had much time for the forum.

However, the pile of empty cardboard boxes has risen sharply and the available rooms are appearing gradually.
My office where I usually pen these missives  is a tip! 

However, great news - our back garden is indeed the mini naturist paradise I'd been hoping and I've been having coffee breaks in the garden and and walking around in the sun quite freely...it's great! I've been out stargazing in the evenings too. What's more I've been more naked around the house and dearest wifey has been generally a bit more tolerant as she too realises the risk of being seen is small and I think she realises that when nude, in the bedroom, say, the silly inconvenience of covering up for going 10 yards up the corridor to fetch or carry something is a bit ludicrous.

Today we had a well-deserved lie-in and around 12 noon, thanks to clement September weather, we were both taking coffee in the 'bower' - an ivy clad fenced off area with a table and chairs that catches the sun most of the day - in our dressing gowns.  I slipped the top of mine off and luxuriated in the sun, remarking to my wife that I'd left my lower half covered out of respect for her.  But I was soon naked as the garment slipped off my legs.  She didn't seem to mind (I think view was impeded by table).  As we conversed we talked about our pipe dream extension with swimspa (it's grown from a jacuzzi!) and I asked permission to get up and clarify on the ground a point that we were talking about, which she acquiesced to.  For a couple of minutes I was naked, pacing out areas of the existing patio.  Then I walked to another part of the garden and returned. 
"I'm going in now" she said. 
"Why?"  I enquired. 
"Because I'm not staying out here if you're going to prance around naked". 
"Please don't leave on my account," I said, putting on my robe, "I was just enjoying a bit of unfettered nudity". 
"I know," she said "that's what I don't like - it was all very well when you briefly got up but then you started prancing around". 

As we walked into the kitchen she said "I will make one concession - I'm not going to expect you to wear a bathing suit if we do manage to get a jacuzzi....as long as that doesn't apply if we have guests". 
"Of course not, dear!  We naturists are very discreet and have no desire to offend or embarass others."
"And we'll have to get a solid back gate so we won't be seen from the street", she remarked, with a co-operative sort of air! She seemed satisfied!

More progress, I think.

Today I took the first of what I hope are many walks to get more exercise.  This was of course also a recce for potential SN trails.  Unfortunately the main trail close to the village along the local river had no opportunity as the adjoining houses were close to the riverbank on one side and the country very flat with superb visibility of anyone walking the fields. I could see people in the houses and gardens very clearly and so they me also.  Being a Sunday, there were lots of walkers out.  Nice walk but disappointing SN prospects.  However, that was just about a 3 mile round trip and very close to our road and my expectations were not high to start with.  I now need to try a couple of other routes and start taking short trips out to neighbouring countryside to find some trails.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: tanman on September 16, 2015, 03:46:58 PM
Congratulations, John, on the house move ... sounds like a great place for outdoor naturalness! And your patience and persistence with your wife (incremental gradualism) is also paying off with her increased acceptance of YOUR nakedness! I clearly remember your challenge and frustrations since 2007, but, you have WON !!!

Have fun, naked in your own paradise!
Larry (tanman in Texas)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 16, 2015, 11:22:10 PM
She seems to recognize some activities as practical when done nude. She has her own concept of everything in its place. She has yet to recognize the expansion of those boundaries seeing nudity as the primary norm over clothing, as she doesn’t understand the value, health and liberty of exposing the body’s skin to its world. That feels out of place, but she is attempting to accommodate you. I’m curious. Do you think that whether you define your behavior, or identity as “naturist,” or as “a naturist,” or “nudist” would affect her judgement and how she complies to the new norms that you are both heading toward?

There is more education to do. Associating nude with pleasing sensuality, relaxation and good heath in her mind will increase her adaptation. The spa will help immensely. I’m glad that that is something that you both have interest in. For most, clothing in a spa, especially with one’s own husband, becomes silly and impractical very quickly. It creates these associations and change begins. We are all naturists, but most still don’t realize it yet. Small comments like, how good new sheets, or clean ones feel nude, the newly discovered “euphoria” of sunshine, air, sprinkles, stretching exercises, etc., slowly break down resistance, if they are presented with a smile and increments. Like, “Wow, I never realized how good that could feel,” “wow, I just can’t get over how….” If you begin to do things that you never did for yourself out in the backyard, or more regularly, because it is better nude, she might see value enough to accept more nudity in both of your lives. There is that difference between tolerance and acceptance, which will matter as change in her.

Just saying, highlighting, suggesting, just  in case.

In the meantime, you have license in your own realm to wallow in rights of divine dignity, dude! Woohoo! A naturist playground, a retreat into reality, piece of what is right in your life.

You have a healthy running walking 3 mile course to establish patterns of healthy alone activities away from home. You have maps, satellite photos, personal drive, transportation, craft and countryside, which must “bare” fruit for you. You’ve got it all! All you need to do is make use of the opportunities that are being presented to you and enjoy it.

Shall I assume that your gully by the golf course is history? 
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 17, 2015, 10:38:36 AM
Well done Ian.
This is the reward of record keeping...the achievement of an unintended goal, the realisation of one achievement amongst many, the satisfaction of a life examined (see Socrates).

It reminds me that with all the activity of our upping stumps and changing pitches, (gosh that makes it sound so easy) I haven't walked the Surrey woodlands since June and not yet found a range around our new location.  It's a nice, modestly autumnal day today.  I have already been outside in the garden naked and got my feet tinglingly wet in the dew laden grass, I have 639,432 things to do in/for/around the house and a single desire to walk naked and free in the chilly air in open country.  I know already which force will prevail but I might allocate a time to recce the maps for suitable target areas for a test walk.

Quote from: eyesup
O-bla-di, O-bla-da!
, blimey! That dates your heyday, Duane!!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 17, 2015, 11:03:49 AM
Quote from: tanman
I clearly remember your challenge and frustrations since 2007, but, you have WON !!!
I think it is a little early for putting it so triumphantly and in the past tense (present perfect tense actually).  Yes, there has been tangible progress in the immediate past and improvement in the present, though perfect is still very much in the future! 

She seems to recognize some activities as practical when done nude. She has her own concept of everything in its place. She has yet to recognize the expansion of those boundaries seeing nudity as the primary norm over clothing, as she doesn’t understand the value, health and liberty of exposing the body’s skin to its world. That feels out of place, but she is attempting to accommodate you. I’m curious. Do you think that whether you define your behavior, or identity as “naturist,” or as “a naturist,” or “nudist” would affect her judgement and how she complies to the new norms that you are both heading toward?
 
Yes, I think that a long time ago I used the 'n' word for the first time unwitting that it pressed buttons of past prejudice that perhaps should have remained unpressed.  Maybe a different way of referring to it would have alleviated some of her rather phobic responses and also, I realise that the effort to recognise naked recreation as a normal thing was all about me wanting it and therefore not carrying the positive energy of mutual desire.

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There is more education to do. Associating nude with pleasing sensuality, relaxation and good heath in her mind will increase her adaptation. The spa will help immensely. I’m glad that that is something that you both have interest in. For most, clothing in a spa, especially with one’s own husband, becomes silly and impractical very quickly. It creates these associations and change begins. We are all naturists, but most still don’t realize it yet. Small comments like, how good new sheets, or clean ones feel nude, the newly discovered “euphoria” of sunshine, air, sprinkles, stretching exercises, etc., slowly break down resistance, if they are presented with a smile and increments. Like, “Wow, I never realized how good that could feel,” “wow, I just can’t get over how….” If you begin to do things that you never did for yourself out in the backyard, or more regularly, because it is better nude, she might see value enough to accept more nudity in both of your lives. There is that difference between tolerance and acceptance, which will matter as change in her.....

.....In the meantime, you have license in your own realm to wallow in rights of divine dignity, dude! Woohoo! A naturist playground, a retreat into reality, piece of what is right in your life.

You have a healthy running walking 3 mile course to establish patterns of healthy alone activities away from home. You have maps, satellite photos, personal drive, transportation, craft and countryside, which must “bare” fruit for you. You’ve got it all! All you need to do is make use of the opportunities that are being presented to you and enjoy it.

Yes, broadly agree with all that.

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Just saying, highlighting, suggesting, just  in case.
Indeed!  Gratefully assimilated!


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Shall I assume that your gully by the golf course is history? 
Jbee
Yes, it's now 150 miles away!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Nightwalker on October 01, 2015, 02:57:02 AM
I've started using a habits app on my phone to document days when I'm able to be naturally nude outdoors (here in the frequently chilly Canadian west). As of this, the last day of September, I've been nude in the yard on 43 days this year, have freehiked to a nude beach three times, and, regrettably, not been to a naturist resort this year at all.

My wife and I now have a VERY private yard, in the heart of the city. Thanks to my love of building things, the patio (200 square feet) has been joined by 700 square feet of sideyard and vegetable garden in the "clothing optional zone". Might be why the wife has been content to spend this month at home!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on October 01, 2015, 04:19:11 PM
September was warm and lovely for going out naked on my land, I managed some outside time almost every day when home.   I spent a couple of weeks traveling with my wife so that limited my naked time.  She objects to me being naked while she is with me, "What would people think."  And our trip to Oregon was mostly to Eugene which has a city ordinance prohibiting all human bodies.  It is starting to get colder here as the seasons turn.  My lilac bushes have lost their leaves.  The cold time is coming. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on October 01, 2015, 05:05:53 PM
September started slow, with family commitments but picked up in the middle of the month. All told I managed 17 hikes of 2.5 miles or more in the wildlife areas near here. Add in a few nude kayak adventures along the way but some new places for skinny dipping need to be found. The end of the month slowed again with three days of rain plus regular life interference.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 01, 2015, 06:07:48 PM
Ya know Nudewalker 17 2.5 mile hikes may be too much. Oh, not for you, but for me to hear. I live nude, stroll maybe every third day, but my body needs more...like 17 2.5 or more hikes a month. I've been making more special occasions instead of expanding my more daily excursions. I'm feeling more disappointment than inspiration at the moment, when bounty lays before me...well, it has been hot out there, other than early mornings and pre-sundown and things will be cooling off and comfortable before I know it. At that time, surely your post will be inspiration to me.

In the meantime, way ta go. You are in the realm of Milfmog's admirable daily excursions.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 02, 2015, 01:24:34 AM
Quote from: Bob Knows
My lilac bushes have lost their leaves.  The cold time is coming.

Yes, Bob, we are sadly now officially in autumn and just today I noted that a few leaves were beginning to drop from one tree in my garden.  However, we've had great weather this week and I've taken advantage of it between bouts of work.  I've had a lot of naked working too and so September has been something of a mense mirabile for me!  And long may it continue.  I will be able to walk in the crisp winter air, day and night at home and hopefully my reconnaissance missions will have revealed a decent naturist trail in the countryside by then.

John 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on October 02, 2015, 04:00:18 PM
Ya know Nudewalker 17 2.5 mile hikes may be too much. Oh, not for you, but for me to hear. I live nude, stroll maybe every third day, but my body needs more...like 17 2.5 or more hikes a month. I've been making more special occasions instead of expanding my more daily excursions. I'm feeling more disappointment than inspiration at the moment, when bounty lays before me...well, it has been hot out there, other than early mornings and pre-sundown and things will be cooling off and comfortable before I know it. At that time, surely your post will be inspiration to me.

In the meantime, way ta go. You are in the realm of Milfmog's admirable daily excursions.
Jbee

Since we did minimal travel last month as compared to August I was actually behind on things that needed to be done at home. That's why the areas I found were treasures. There are three of them that I can reach within a twenty minute drive and they are all over 2,000 acres! So everyone is happy; I get out to enjoy outdoor naked time and the misses is happy things are being done at home.

As for the heat, we had been near 90 a number of days and unlike your desert Jbee, there is always a grove of trees or a wooded area nearby to provide shade and a break if it's needed. I would like more "special occasion" excursions myself. Some of the adventures you post only make me envious of the open spaces out west.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on October 02, 2015, 06:23:54 PM
Septembers numbers are below. I have again had a record month for free range naturism logging a total of 88:41, well beyond my previous best month (August!) when I logged 76:26.

Most of the extra time is just from longer walks as the puppy tries to burn off her surplus energy; I'm thinking of buying a large hamster wheel and connecting it to a generator, I am convinced she could run all the household systems for us. The SOC walk and a walking / caching day trip to Wales also added considerably to the total.

(As always the year to date figure is in parentheses):

Walks: 21 (182)
Skinny dips: 0 (11)
Bike rides: 0 (5)
SOC walks:01 (2)
Encounters: 1 (6)
Naked geocache finds: 10 (94)

Total free range naked time: 88:41 (453:39)

The encounter was a woman and her dog who came into the field just as I was about to leave it. I stood to one side and covered up while she waited a few yards away then as she walked past the dogs decided to play and we had a short chat. My clothing choices were not mentioned and she did not seem the least bit unsettled to be talking to a man who had been naked a few seconds earlier and was now wearing only a wrap skirt.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 02, 2015, 07:18:53 PM
Perhaps she didn't want to embarrass you about your compromised earlier condition?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 02, 2015, 08:28:17 PM
Daily temps have dropped below 100.
Time to head back out to the desert. At home nudity is fine but you can't beat being outside naked.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 02, 2015, 10:10:38 PM
Monsoon petered out and the temps went triple digit. There has been a breeze, the air is hotter than average, but October is notable for multiple outdoor activity, all over the city. Projected evening temps are to be lows in the 60F's! Fall HAS arrived. I think that we will go boating...naked.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on October 03, 2015, 05:59:29 PM
I think the monsoon came here! So far I am zero for October with no break in the weather in the near future. Thankfully the hurricane is going away from us so the rain will be less but it has pulled the cold air in from Canada. Our high here will be half a hundred today with rain showers diminishing this evening. Maybe mid-week as the first chance for any free range and some of the last chances before hunting season.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: johnb on October 05, 2015, 08:37:56 AM
As usual I'm running behind so I'll give my figures from June onwards. That is the number of occasions for an activity, and the approximate total time spent on it.

June
Walks x 3 - total time 6.75hrs

SOC walk x 1 - 5.25hrs

Driving x 1 - 20mins

July
SOC walk x 1 -  6hrs

Driving x 1 - 30mins

August

Beach visit x 1 - 4.5hrs

SOC walk x 1 - 6.2hrs

Driving x 1 - 1.5hrs

September
SOC walk x 1 - 6hrs

Walk x 1 - 2.5hrs

Beach visit x 2 - total 3.25hrs

Driving x 3 - total 3hrs
 
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on October 05, 2015, 12:24:29 PM
Perhaps she didn't want to embarrass you about your compromised earlier condition?
Jbee
Quite possibly, though I was pleased that she did not seem to be embarrassed or concerned. I have met her before (clothed) and stopped for a chat. She may not recognise me, but Hazel is easy to recognise and folks tend to remember her.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 05, 2015, 09:33:01 PM
John B, by the way you all talk, it looks like you took advantage of every beam of sunlight that poked through the clouds, making a quite special occasion of the worship each time. I think that during those 2 1/2 years that I had in Paris, there was sun 65 days each year, maybe 150 in total. When the sun did peek through, the result was glorious, and still I can feel it in my memory. Every so often, I could look out across the fields and suburbs to Versailles from my apartment window. The grass was florescent against turquoise and a few white tuffs, shadows danced under trees. Anyway, a 50 year old memory, or impression of climate and weather patterns may be out of kilter.

My October has not started out well. This is my third day laid up on the couch, with a swollen foot, waiting for steroids to do magic. Seems that, while barefoot, a jumping cholla pricker mainlined into my Morten's Neuroma nerves and has created a very painful local inflammation problem. Other than the crippled march to the urgent care and pharmacy, I have been naked. Ever drive a clutch with your heel, while banging the rest of the foot and shin into the bowels of the lower dashboard? I had never had it happen, then within one hour I was attacked by not one, but three cholla prickers! A friend said that it must be Mercury Retrograde again. Well, maybe I'll hobble out onto the patio today and enjoy the cool breeze and fall into a naked bliss.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 05, 2015, 10:22:47 PM
Nuduke, you have done it again! Mense mirabile! Where in the HE.L do you come up with this stuff! I looked up mirabile dictu, there ain’t no just mirabile to be found and the def varied from site to site, kinda vague. Then I noticed some comments where people were attempting to figure it out and where ANYBODY had seen it EVER used. One guy said William F..ggin Buckley used it a few time in the sixties. Then, there were references to obscure literature from way back, from a couple of people who obviously just read, with some peculiarly ignorant concept of the real world as they see it through construct from an education fifty years ago in a contemptuous  ivory tower.
So, I dug a little deeper (I’m not ambulatory to a degree the last couple of days, time on my hands). It is on the friggin’ New York Times recently published a list of 50 fancy words that most frequently stump their readership! I looked up this word and it lead me to this list! I thought to take a stab and throw out one of these sui generis profligacies…Sorry if I just offended you, but I’m actually not quite sure if I did, or was complimentary!...I’ve got this dang epistemic thang going on…so rather than exhibiting ersatz competition to the wordmeister that I pay homage to…
…Anyway there was one useful word in there that we might use here, so no one can understand us, ATAVISTIC…relating to the behavior of one’s ancestors in the distant past; Eg. The chieftain urged his tribe to curb their atavistic urges and refrain from unnecessary violence…
…I’m off to the porch to sit and listen to the wind pass by…with an occasional sensual blessing as it cruises across my body…ah yes, some more atavistic pursuits….
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HairlessNude on October 06, 2015, 03:21:25 PM
I spent the majority of the month nude. I did have to wear clothes for nine days though, when I worked as a fill in for a friend that went on tour with his band. There were a few other times that I had to dress to go to town also.

This month started out ok, but the temps have been dropping too quickly! It's looking like outdoor free range nudism is going to be almost over for this year pretty quickly. I'm already really looking forward to February, when my wife & I will be heading south for our nude cruise in the Carribbean.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 08, 2015, 02:08:48 PM
Nuduke, you have done it again! Mense mirabile! Where in the HE.L do you come up with this stuff! I looked up mirabile dictu, there ain’t no just mirabile to be found and the def varied from site to site, kinda vague. Then I noticed some comments where people were attempting to figure it out and where ANYBODY had seen it EVER used. One guy said William F..ggin Buckley used it a few time in the sixties. Then, there were references to obscure literature from way back, from a couple of people who obviously just read, with some peculiarly ignorant concept of the real world as they see it through construct from an education fifty years ago in a contemptuous  ivory tower.
So, I dug a little deeper (I’m not ambulatory to a degree the last couple of days, time on my hands). It is on the friggin’ New York Times recently published a list of 50 fancy words that most frequently stump their readership! I looked up this word and it lead me to this list! I thought to take a stab and throw out one of these sui generis profligacies…Sorry if I just offended you, but I’m actually not quite sure if I did, or was complimentary!...I’ve got this dang epistemic thang going on…so rather than exhibiting ersatz competition to the wordmeister that I pay homage to…
…Anyway there was one useful word in there that we might use here, so no one can understand us, ATAVISTIC…relating to the behavior of one’s ancestors in the distant past; Eg. The chieftain urged his tribe to curb their atavistic urges and refrain from unnecessary violence…
…I’m off to the porch to sit and listen to the wind pass by…with an occasional sensual blessing as it cruises across my body…ah yes, some more atavistic pursuits….
Jbee

Hey Jbee!  I am ashamed to admit that mensa mirabile (marvellous month) was obtained by far less intellectual processes that you have assumed - the following thought process occurred:
I've had a marvellous month for naturism." Thought I.  The next thought (for what reason defeats me) was that of the Queen's christmas speech a few years ago when a lot of crap had happened to the royal family and she described her year (to the entire British & Commonwealth public) as an annus horribilis - horrible year.  "I wonder, John" said my brain to me, for it has known me a long time and is very familiar and calls me by my forename "if there is a similar latin epithet that would make a suitably erudite description of the fun I've had.  What would 'marvellous month' be in latin?"
So I got google translate up and bingo!  By the way, when I use translation websites I also take the translation and try alternatives and translate it back to check that it coughs up the original or close.

Thus it was that in 30 seconds I had created a neat latin epithet for my situation.  No classical training (I did Latin to o level!), no erudite quotation sources, I'm afraid.

However, the pleasant consequence is that we have generated a bit of philological discussion on the subject.  Your semantic redaction was far more academic than my tactical addition!

Really sorry to hear about your foot.  Must be really bad to keep you in bed.  I have been suffering something of the same - I trod on a prickly hedge cutting about 4 or 5 days ago.  Seemed ok but by the third day still painful and sore but not swollen but I eventually could feel a very thin thorn in my heel.  This led to having to dig it out with a scalpel and tweezers and it got really uncomfortable the next day (monday) as I had to do a lot of walking in C London and standing in a conference centre.  However much better now and no pain.  Hope yours continues to return to normal, Jbee.  Where would we all be if your adventures were curtailed!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 11, 2015, 01:52:13 PM
Dear fellow naturists,

What fantastic weather we are having in the UK at the moment.  Mid october and I've been sitting naked in the garden and am now basking in the hot sun coming through the patio doors of the kitchen as I type this (It was too sunny outside to see the screen!).

My wife and the decorator left the house on Friday mid day (er...not together, by the way, he having finished the job and she off to a weekend event) and I have been naked ever since at work, rest and play except for bits where I had to go round the front of the house and once yesterday when I felt a bit chilly. 

It's like a spring day today with bright sun and cool but very light breezes, the grass is soft underfoot, the flagstones on the path are warm and the clear skies on Friday gave opportunity for some naked astronomy albeit crisp in temperature.  I have been doing jobs in the house and garden, admin on the PC and yesterday I reached that delicious, self-hugging moment when I realised I was naked having ceased to notice during the preceding hours i.e. that it felt normal and natural enough not to be noticeable.  I should have done a walk but I have been busy at home and frankly feeling a bit lazy to get togged up to do the walk and lose a bit of guaranteed naked time at home.

A Top quality Sept/Oct for me!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 12, 2015, 06:09:20 AM
 Hello Nuduke,
Glad to hear all is going well with your new home and your able to spend quality naked time in and out of the house. Its a great feeling. Having a free weekend and perfect weather sure was a bonus glad you were able to take advantage of it.
DF
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on October 15, 2015, 04:26:21 PM
Although September was a reasonably sunny month, I had the feeling that I hadn't taken full advantage of it. Still got out quite a few times though. I do regret not having a small secluded garden to take full advantage of any sun instead of having to cycle for 30 minutes to get somewhere that I can, when it might disappear as soon as I get there.

Surprisingly to me, the sun encouraged me to get out four times in early October. I was reminded once again that the temperature doesn't need to be that high to sunbathe comfortably in a place sheltered from any wind. High 50Fs is enough as long as the sunshine is constant. In fact I've found that high 50Fs/low 60fs can be ideal for me in those circumstances. Many times over the years of my free range activity I've needed a pullover in the wind for the journey to and from my chosen spot where I have spent hours naked.

That's it for me this year unless there's any freak weather, which is unlikely. I am no longer a naturist, inside or outside, because I can't be, living in the wrong country for a sun and warmth lover. This is a sad time for me. I'm really going to miss being naked and free in the countryside, but have no choice but to wait for next year. I HATE WINTER.   

 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 15, 2015, 10:31:41 PM
As Bill Clinton used to say, "I feel your pain."

I would surely find myself as a refugee in reverse, heading south, to escape the oppression of winter. I'd hitchhike, join a circus, even crawl to escape the maddening blight. I could see myself on my rubber blowup swimming pool raft, naked on the gulfstream heading to the Canary Islands and washing up on shore, parched and mouth of sand, yet a new found relief. A naked stowaway on a freighter bound for...

Was the colonization of the Americas started for economic reasons, or the gold of sunshine? Surely, there have been wars fought for sunshine, perhaps the Alamo, where northerners went to southern Texas in droves. Have you ever noticed how the Spanish colonization of the American west ended where the winters became harsh? Was it coincidence? Rome spread around the Mediterranean and left England first, as it contracted. Greece went east. The wars of the Pacific were always fought in the South Pacific! Hawaii was taken. And why have natives of the Americas and ancient Celtic and pagan realms always been characterized as SUN worshipers?

I make jokes, but I do feel your pain and grief. You are looking at things realistically and looking to take advantage of each opportunity and every crack in winter's wall.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on October 16, 2015, 04:41:13 PM
The last few days has brought about a change here also. When the last cold front went through it seemed that the leaves began to change overnight, it began to get dark sooner and there is a chill in the air. Just north of us they may see their first snowflakes and we are expecting our first frost of the season. In other words winter is approaching and I am ready to migrate south. The misses thinks that I have already experienced a few days of SAD already. I think it is symptoms from an abrupt end to any FRN with the onset of the weather and hunting season. Or a combination of both?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 16, 2015, 07:19:33 PM
I used to experience SAD. That and florescent lights seemed to combine. That was before it was accepted. When I moved to Arizona, I realized the difference. When I moved to the bay area and began to take extended business trips back north, I rediscovered the malady.

The snowbirds complain about the shoveling the stuff. I used to love the snow. It was the SAD. After a heavy snow, the front moves and there are blue skies.

For all time, animals and people have done annual migrations. Rather than a malady that someone is designing a pill for right now, maybe it should be looked at as one conforming to ones own nature. Could it be an inner clock? As long as the weather suits your lack of clothing, you're probably okay.

I'm looking forward to stories, when you get south and get naked with the ducks, butterflies, hummingbirds and other migratory wildlife.
Jbee
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on October 17, 2015, 02:35:10 PM
Thanks for your sympathy Jbee. I imagine most naturists in this country feel the same, except most of them will be looking forward to at least one sunshine holiday to get through the winter. As an impecunious old age pensioner, there will be no cracks in winter's wall for me.

Of course there is at least one exception to this - Ian (milfmog) who will carry on regardless of temperature.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 18, 2015, 01:35:40 AM
Dave,

Over our years of correspondence, I have come to recognise your seasonal pattern.  You have a hard time with winter, wishing that the enforced wearing of clothes that the winter demands could be otherwise.  I think you feel it more acutely than most of us, but we all understand and share your hibernal depression.
So I and your other friends here can but offer you our sympathies and hope you overwinter as comfortably and peaceably as you can.

One thing that also happens that has been more obvious in the last 2 or 3 years is that you tend to 'hibernate' too!  This winter, don't go off the forum.  Stay with us, offer your wit and wisdom and perhaps the light of comradeship in the cold winter's dark will at least metaphorically light and warm your winter existence a bit.. In other words, keep in touch, mate.  Let's hear from you and try to cheer you up a bit during this winter!

SADly yours

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on October 18, 2015, 11:54:09 AM
Dave,

I have a colleague who, like you, suffers winter blues or SAD as we apparently meant to call it these days. Last year his GP recommended that he tried a local sunbed place for no more than 10 minutes once a week. The idea being that it would help to maintain some naturally produced vitamin D and might just make a difference.

Nick had no issues with SAD last winter. He still did not like getting up in the dark, going to work in the dark, going home in the dark etc but he did not suffer the depressed moods of the previous 40+ winters. He has just restarted his weekly sunbed sessions and intends to keep them up until he can get out in natural sunlight again. I asked about cost and he tells me that by paying in advance his sessions work out at around £4 a week, less than he used to spend on vitamin supplements.

Might be worth a try if you have somewhere local. At the very least you would maintain a bit of a base colour ready to make the most of the returning sun next spring.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on October 18, 2015, 07:29:14 PM
Thanks for the kind words John. I don't know whether it affects me more than most naturists in this part of the world, but at this time of year I always resent not having any possibility of living my preferred lifestyle until well into the next year.

Thanks for the suggestion Ian, but I don't think I suffer clinically from SAD and a sunbed cannot replace being outside in the sun and air so I don't think it would benefit me. Good point about keeping up the tan, but I can usually make the most of the sun in the spring as long as I start early enough.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 19, 2015, 12:38:40 AM
Yes, Dave
Resentment is the word.  Nothing we can do about it of course but the feeling of being cheated out of summer is an annual underlying impression at this time of year.  I think we all suffer from SAD to a degree.  I know I have been suffering each year not during  the winter so much but when the better weather returns in spring, I realise how much better I feel and how energised.  Not in a zing pow superman sort of way, just realise about late April/Early May I have much more motivation to do stuff.

It occurs to me, Dave, that you may get your GP to prescribe you UV treatment if you are sufficiently clear about your SAD (i.e. do the research and intone the symptoms.  I had a mad great uncle, now long deceased, whose hobby apparently was being a hypochondriac, or rather pretending to be one, in order to debunk members of the medical profession.  My grandmother, his sister, once told me, when I was a young boy, that he would spend ages in the public library swatting up on some really rare disease and then pay good money to visit an eminent specialist and intone the symptoms he had learned.  Usually the practitioner was stumped, not least from seeing a patient in apparently rude good health.  My great uncle would return home and triumphantly exclaim in respect of the hapless medic: "See, the man's a fool!"  I have no idea how often this happened but apparently there were at least a few occasions!  See what you can do with your GP, Dave :D ). 

Albeit that the nights are drawing in, the temperature has been ok-ish over the last few days. I have been naked indoors a lot and so sadly for my bank a/c, the central heating has been deployed here and there.  However, today I was organising my garage - it is chaos and a dumping ground after our house move and I needed to get some order into it so I could do DIY etc as we fit up our house to our liking (spending half an hour rummaging every time I want a 1 1/2" 8 or a 7mm masonry drill has got to improve!!).  With the wife out all afternoon and evening I did the whole thing naked and heeded not the slightly chilly temperature because a) I was nude and how else should one be? :) and b) the effort and motion kept me warm.  I enjoyed myself and felt a real SN doing the chores naked for a long spell (couple of hours) and unconcerned about the slight chance of being seen by a passer by through the window of the garage where there is a very oblique view to the road but only from about 30% of the floor area.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on October 20, 2015, 03:35:40 PM
I prefer to keep well away from doctors, especially as I don't think I need UV treatment, John.

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I have been naked indoors a lot and so sadly for my bank a/c, the central heating has been deployed here and there.

I'm pleased for you, but also a little envious, that's precisely why I can't be naked at home for any length of time.

I remember a long time ago on the old TSNS site, being persuaded to turn up the heating one winter. I spent that and the following  winter, both fairly mild, rarely clothed at home. It was less expensive then and now I need to save every penny.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 20, 2015, 08:05:15 PM
Previous to the industrial revolution and Queen Victoria, I have a vision of smaller cottages, well insulated with woad, rock and thatch. The hearth was the focus in a warm dry healthy cozy shelter. 205 Arguments, #156 suggests nudity as common place in the home. http://www.naturist.com/tns/resources/images/205ARGUE.pdf

Feeling bundled up, less movement, body tightened from chills in the home during winter, apparently is a relatively new condition. Regularly going from wet and cold to less cold seems horribly unhealthy, compared to wet and cold going to warm and dry. 

I dunno, I only lived across the trench in Paris for three years and visited London on the train. Would it follow that industrial modern European lifestyle and architecture, bigger homes, less insulation, has created a problem, become impractical in this age of soaring energy costs? 

When My son and I first moved into our strawbale house, it was mostly under construction. That winter and first year, we both slept in his future bedroom, a 12x14ft. room with a 12x7ft. loft. I got the loft. I would seal it up and heat it with a space heater. The rest of the house had no heat, too vast for the little electric appliance. Would it be possible to toast up and cheaply insulate one room?

A sweat, or sauna once or twice a week can make a big difference, too, which was an ancient solution for health and very social. All that is needed is a fire, hot river rock, a dome structure from twiggs and branches and a pitch fork. Do you know anyone with outdoor space? Could you attract people to share in the participation with the Native American, or Norwegian spiritual bent? It's a lot for one person, but great as community.

Just throwing ideas. It's healthier to work toward solution, or to conquer, than endure oppression and pain. What better search for meaning than to explore humanity.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on October 21, 2015, 03:41:45 PM
What it comes down to, at least for me, is to be patient and wait for spring. I've done it many times before, well over 50 times when I really cared. The trouble is at my age the odds of even seeing the next spring get worse every year...
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 25, 2015, 09:45:51 PM
Ah, Dave,
Would that we could actually hibernate!  Gets all the chilly weather out of the way and conserves your energy for the next spring!  Jolly good idea, hibernation.  Shame we humans missed out on that one!!  :D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on October 26, 2015, 09:27:04 AM
Hibernation is an option but as mentioned the older you get the less chance of waking up. I'll try to stay awake so as not to miss the event! Its still possible to enjoy our nudity with naturist swims and places like Clover Spa (if you are fortunate to be within reach) Otherwise there's still the odd few moments on the patio or on a walk on a good clear windless day, and of course around the house.

It struck me that I spend more time in the lounge naked than clothed and always have breakfast naked. I usually do jobs and decorating naked too.

Life without clothes is still possible, even in the "close d season"


Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on October 26, 2015, 11:07:50 AM
I agree John, I've always envied animals that hibernate.

Yes Davie, it's still possible with the examples you've given, but I don't have a garden or a car and for financial reasons I haven't even used the heating yet this autumn - and when I do it will be at a minimum. I have to, and reluctantly do, accept that I am now textile.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 01, 2015, 01:57:17 PM
Sorry to compound your chilly circumstances, Dave but I can report that our new house is much better insulated than previous. So I am finding it warmer and therefore giving far more opportunities to be naked around the house, much to my wife's annoyance! 

I agree- The weather has been really warm for the season I feel too.  It was foggy this morning, then sunny then foggy again.  About 11am I nipped out naked in the fog expecting to feel the damp chill or the frosty bite of cold air. But no, it was rather balmy! Not warm but certainly not uncomfortable. I could have happily mowed lawn or swept leaves had the grass not been too wet (well, that's my excuse anyway!).

We do have the heat on but just for a single hour in the morning and one late evening.  Yesterday I was doing diy and it was pretty uncomfortably warm inside!

John

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 01, 2015, 06:00:46 PM
For a month that had such a dismal start it ended with a flourish of FRN. A late fall trip began with a campground full of autumn leaf followers on the weekend to desertion by Sunday night followed by the remains of hurricane Patricia. So suffice it to say that the SAD moments have temporarily been put to rest and a trip report will follow. Until then however it seems that we are going to start this month with a few sunny 70ish F days!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on November 02, 2015, 09:53:47 AM
Here are my numbers for October. Once again I have had an excellent month due to the relatively warm weather we have been experiencing although I have not quite broken my monthly record, I did have my second best month ever, within 5 hours of the record set in October.

(As always the year to date figure is in parentheses):

Walks: 19 (201)
Skinny dips: 0 (11)
Bike rides: 0 (5)
SOC walks: 0 (2)
Encounters: 0 (6)
Naked geocache finds: 16 (110)

Total free range naked time: 84:03 (537:36)

Although I have not logged an encounter, as I was not seen, I was passed in the dark by a couple of cyclists at a distance of less than 6 feet. I saw their lights coming while I was replacing a geocache that had gone missing. There was insufficient time to dress, so I simply stayed very still just off the path and, as expected, they completely failed to notice me. I was tempted to wish them a good evening as they passed but thought they'd probably fall off in shock. This tunnel vision is pretty typical of mountain bikers on narrow paths, especially in the dark; they have to concentrate on picking their route and do not have time to look beyond their planned path.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 02, 2015, 05:33:50 PM
Bikers at night? I'd think that they would be leaving themselves open to getting slapped wit a low hanging branch. We've been standing quite out in the open in daylight, perhaps 15 feet off of the trail and have them pass by without notice. We had one creep up on us unheard from behind at one hundred feet. We stepped off of the trail behind a bush, but he passed with a grin on his face. He'd seen the two nude buns.

This month I have been almost continuously nude, but that hides a dismal range of roaming. I have been dealing with this injury in my foot. I haven't been out much, being laid up. I made it out to havarock once and out the jeep trail to inspect the progress/destruction that is happening at the new neighbors construction. The weather has been wonderful, the rains have everything exceptionally green and I'm sure the creeks have been flowing, but I could only shed off stir-crazy with stoicism, meditative state, reading and writing, generally indoors. The swollen pain is precisely where my foot meets the stiff clutch of my forever runner and it is, depending on red lights, 108 shifts from my place into town...quite the meditation. The mantra a groan or, or ouch, as one is taught ones place in the universe.

We had to pass up a planned vacation to Apache lake boating, but we did manage a shorty to Eden Hotsprings via Phoenix (I couldn't miss my long awaited opportunity to have a hands on with an Elio, which was being displayed there). The foot flared up, but naked fun was had, a trip report will show in a week or two at TheFreeRangeNaturist.org. Things are looking slowly better. With a pain pill, we had an evening dancing Halloween and we spent the afternoon at the sweat Sunday.
Jbee   
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 02, 2015, 06:26:37 PM
A sweat, or sauna once or twice a week can make a big difference, too, which was an ancient solution for health and very social. All that is needed is a fire, hot river rock, a dome structure from twiggs and branches and a pitch fork. Do you know anyone with outdoor space? Could you attract people to share in the participation with the Native American, or Norwegian spiritual bent? It's a lot for one person, but great as community.
Jbee


I wonder if a sauna is hot enough to kill most body lice and such critters?   It may have many health benefits we don't even understand.

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on November 02, 2015, 06:34:24 PM
I couldn't miss my long awaited opportunity to have a hands on with an Elio, which was being displayed there.

JB when you say "an Elio" were you talking about one of these:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5707/22703600052_3b1aa162e0.jpg) (https://www.eliomotors.com/)

Those look kind of cute, but there seems to be a gaping hole in the web information; what are they going to put in the engine bay? No powerplant means the project is just vapourware at present.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 02, 2015, 11:13:35 PM
Yup, that's the the Elio. I sense that we are gonna have to go waay off topic...oh well. I have been watching these for a couple of years. It may be a good solution for my retirement needs. 84mpg is pretty handy for living in the country. At $4 per gallon it would have been like a car that didn't use gas over ten years, but now with the fracking and drill baby drill, we're currently driving at $2 per gallon. The alternative, the cheapest common econ car runs $15K at 30-40mpg. Driving 15k per year average over ten years, do the math. It pays for itself.  None the less...

Travel would be so fun cheap, even if aftermarket saddle bags dropped mileage to 70mpg. The aerodynamic of the body is the best fuel saver in the design. The trunk space is about the size of a two ultra light backpacks very crammed. There is little room for conventional clothing, unless you stay in rooms and restaurants, then it is enough. There is room for an overhead flight bag and then some extra in a triangulated space above it. As a free range naturist I have no problem with minimal clothing. I do have concerns about carnuding in one. They sit low, although with the tall sides close on each side, one would be more covered than in DF's Civic looking across the two seats, that helps. It is the attention that one would have. People constantly wanting to get a look and ask questions for the first year or two. I'd have to constantly have a kilt or something to wrap around every-time I stopped. In some instances, I suppose that people would be distracted looking at the car than the driver. There, I've put it into a free range naturists perspective, which was part of the reason for our trip. I wanted to check it out.

Yea, over 100mph, and it feels fun sitting in the middle of the wheels. It is a tad claustrophobic in the back seat. It would be better without a head rest to look at, although the side windows are pretty good. Kind of like a small airplane back there. Nobody gets out until they are let out. The back seat will be lowered two inches and two gallons of the 8 gallon gas tank will be removed to accommodate that. My head was up too close to the roofs headliner in back sitting in this prototype. There is a lot of leg room, especially up front and plenty of storage space along the door, maybe even under the legs for a few items. I get the around town functionality, but I'd still like to use it on road trips across the country, free range wise.

They have been working on a new motor. They have modified an existing motor (in something like 15 design functions), it is now in testing mode. The dates have been pushed back as I expected, now fourth quarter 2016. There is much more info at their blog: http://www.eliomotors.com/tech-talk-v51-elio-engine-is-released/
At $6800 the motor replacement costs couldn't be that bad, even if it was unreliable. It shouldn't be anymore doggy than my 4everrunner and sitting as it does between the wheels, that should work out in fun. They know what they have to do for their American market as far as power. They are a basic gasoline motor vehicle and not a particularly new technology. One just trades some convenience for cheap and green.

It sits just a 1/4 inches lower than DF's Civic (6 inches), so it can handle most dirt roads, so wheeling on forest service roads all over the the west and hiking on in should work out fine. I'll be keeping the old Toy for sport and that has at least a couple of hundred thousand more miles on'er.

So, I've been considering one after the original 30,000 or so, to work out the kinks and we wanted to get a feel for it, so we went up and stood in line to sit in it. People are getting a real kick out of the concept. They have had 47,000 people put money down to hold one so far and counting.
Jbee


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on November 03, 2015, 11:35:56 AM
Yup; waaaaay off topic, but it's my topic and I took it there :D.

I could be tempted by something like the Elio for my commute to work. 100mpg (UK gallons are bigger than the US equivalent) is very tempting and I suspect that it will be fun to drive. It is still a long way from the market as yet and even further for those of us outside the USA and the launch date is steadily slipping back.

In all honesty I doubt we will ever see Elio over here in its current form. However, a petrol-electric hybrid would be able to manage even better fuel consumption and would also sidestep the emissions control zones in London and some other European city centres. There is real potential here, so long as the current big players in the car world don't decide to step on the new entrant.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on November 03, 2015, 03:30:36 PM
October was a terrible month, with zero outdoor naturism to report even though the weather was often very nice. September had its moments though, and I might write about it.

All right, back in your cars.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 03, 2015, 05:16:59 PM
Oops!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: johnb on November 04, 2015, 08:29:49 AM
My figures for October are,

One SOC walk - 5.5hrs

One other walk - 1.25hrs

Working in woods once - 2hrs

One short beach visit - 25min

Driving twice total  - 1.75hrs

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on November 04, 2015, 01:05:34 PM
Having thought my FRN season was over in October, I was surprised to be free range sunbathing for 2 hours on the 1st of November. That really must be the end now...
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on November 04, 2015, 01:34:31 PM
Having thought my FRN season was over in October, I was surprised to be free range sunbathing for 2 hours on the 1st of November. That really must be the end now...

It may be the end for this year (although you might get lucky) but next spring is not that far away and this is the best time of year to explore and look for potential locations to try out when the warmth returns.

Glad to learn that you managed to make the most of the kind weather on Sunday.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 04, 2015, 03:26:27 PM
As bad as October started for me November has been a pleasant surprise so far. The only fly in the ointment has been the start of hunting season which limits my areas to enjoy free ranging.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on November 04, 2015, 05:58:34 PM
It may be the end for this year (although you might get lucky) but next spring is not that far away and this is the best time of year to explore and look for potential locations to try out when the warmth returns.

That's true Ian, but my local area has been fully explored and I'm happy with the two places I know, both about a mile from home. When the sun's out I just want somewhere I can get to as quickly as possible to take full advantage of it.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 04, 2015, 09:07:25 PM
Quote from: eyesup
Daily temps have dropped below 100.

On Oct. 2, I noted the temps had finally dropped below 100.
Right now it’s rainy and 52. Big change. Cold I don’t mine so much. Wet and cold is annoying.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 04, 2015, 09:08:54 PM
I wonder if a sauna is hot enough to kill most body lice and such critters?   It may have many health benefits we don't even understand.

Most saunas are regulated to not exceed 104D F, or thereabouts. If you tinker with them you could change that, but it's probably not a good idea. I don't know what a critical temp would be for insects et.al.

If 104 is ok for us, it's most likely not dangerous for bugs. The chlorine level would probaly have more impact.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 04, 2015, 11:16:26 PM
Quote from: eyesup
Daily temps have dropped below 100.

On Oct. 2, I noted the temps had finally dropped below 100.
Right now it’s rainy and 52. Big change. Cold I don’t mine so much. Wet and cold is annoying.

Duane
SSSHHHH!!! Never ever complain about rain, desert rat. You might get what you pray for!! Rain good. It breaks up the monotony of all of those clear sunny days and makes for fun sunsets. Things grow. If you keep that up, you might find yourself in a desert! I always remember the grey dead desert during the drought when it rains, with gratitude. The wet cold will pass quickly in the desert.

It's been raining here every week consistently, and more. Very confusing, but the temps are down under 100, now, too. I'm looking forward to your posts...hint. ;)

I think that you are confusing a spa with a sweat/sauna in that last post. We keep the sweat at 140F to 180F, we are soaked with perspiration, the towels that we sit on are soaked. Mary likes it hotter still, passing the redline on the thermometer. I can only take five to fifteen minutes of that. It burns my lungs, and I get spaced out and extremely calm. The skin breathes, the pores open, it is good health. At my friends in Safford, she takes a black-light to check for scorpions first. I've never seen a bug in one after it begins to cook. I doubt that lice would like it. They like body temperatures. Jewelry gets hot and brands skin, so one is best completely naked. I wonder if that would be indicative of a body with an exoskeleton heating up?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 04, 2015, 11:57:03 PM
I think that you are confusing a spa with a sweat/sauna in that last post. We keep the sweat at 140F to 180F, we are soaked with perspiration, the towels that we sit on are soaked. Mary likes it hotter still,
Jbee


I'm wondering if that is hot enough to clean our bodies of lice and other critters that try to feed on us. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 05, 2015, 12:24:07 AM
BAck in the day, when people slept with their domestic critters, bundled all winter, and didn't bathe, it may have worked. There were no chemicals other than lye. They live through a hot bath, but that isn't as hot. They boiled clothing and that worked.
Jus' speculatin',

I just looked this up online:
 "Will laundering kill head lice?
Washing, soaking, or drying items at a temperature greater than 130°F can kill both head lice and nits. Dry cleaning also kills head lice and nits. Only items that have been in contact with the head of the infested person in the 48 hours before treatment should be considered for cleaning."

I can stay in 140F for quite a while most days. The redline begins at 150F or 160F. We keep the temp in the red area, which goes past 180F. This quote includes eggs, I assume. Each time water is splayed over the rocks and pipes the temperature increases quickly. I can feel the wave of heat.

Sweating is wonderful, we do it regularly. Skin feels better, toxins diminish. A body can drop two pounds of toxins through the skin in a day and it cleanses the system to work optimally. A good brushing or more will wisk the skin, opens it, and massages the lymphatic areas in stimulation. It cleanses the body and if you share with naked friends in prayer, it cleanses the soul. There is a calming relaxed high from it, but sometimes it just spaces people out for an hour or two. Disease, can disappear. It is a gathering in trust and community. Getting dressed seems ridiculous afterward, where we are, so it promotes naturism. A cold day becomes comfortable nude and a hot day feels cool.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on November 05, 2015, 11:08:36 AM
We will be putting a sauna in the back garden when we get it sorted. With any luck, it will be operational by the end of February. I have no idea whether a sauna is really good for me or not, but I always feel better for having used one.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 05, 2015, 05:46:55 PM
Dang! Too bad you don't live around the corner. Our sweat may go up for sell Feb. 1st. We have $14K in the bank and $18K pledged, but need $60K to buy it. I'm accumulating materials and labor to create one in my backyard, just in case.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 06, 2015, 08:43:39 PM
Yes, master, you are right.

Rain good. Water good. (repeat 10 times)

You will take note I said "wet AND cold".
I love hiking in the rain. I love hiking in the cold. Not together.
I've been here long enough I always appreciate rain.
BTW, how long before I qualify as a "desert rat"?

Yes, spas and saunas are different. I was thinking of the spa (water immersion) for the 104D F temp., not a sauna (heat room, dry or steam). I have noticed, on rare occasions, you can tell what someone has been eating or drinking from their breath or sweat. We have lost the developed sense of smell for these types of things.

Getting rid of toxins always makes you feel better. The body gets rid of what it doesn't want or need.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 06, 2015, 09:16:57 PM

Rain good. Water good. (repeat 10 times)

BTW, how long before I qualify as a "desert rat"?
Duane

Becoming a desert rat. I suppose, isn't so much time, but becoming more than acquaintance. It is like any love, you know you have it when it brings a smile to your face. Then you move in, or make a point to bring it into your life. You then have become a rat and learn adaptations. Any one of your post has been evidence of your desert ratitude.

Sorry if my alarm came on too strong. The last drought lasted Nov. through June and brought rain prayers and trauma. Everyone I know has never been disappointed by rain, or let on, since. For two years running, our prayers have been working, evident by lots of regular rains. It must be working! Any hint of blasphemy, or falling from the ranks makes for sirens, bells and flashing lights, knee jerk fright and must be squelched in all do haste! Would you want to be blamed for a drought? Would you have us have to move on to sacrifices at the alter? Just look at California. They stopped greeting the rain with gratitude and look at what has happened. We are in this together fellow rat. ;) "Rain good. Water good. (repeat 10 times)" with feeeling, love and gratitude!

Yes, I know that this may appear extreme to anyone awash in rains like those Isles, maybe incomprehensible. ;D
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 06, 2015, 09:35:39 PM
Becoming a desert rat. I suppose, isn't so much time, but becoming more than acquaintance. It is like any love, you know you have it when it brings a smile to your face. Then you move in, or make a point to bring it into your life. You then have become a rat and learn adaptations. Any one of your post has been evidence of your desert ratitude.

Then I guess I qualify. Sometimes I am out in the desert and looking at the horizon, it appears to just go on forever. That makes me relaxed and content. Am I smiling? Inside, definitely!

When people ask me how I like it here, my std. response is, "I like the desert, I don't much like the city." I realize that if I had to live here on my own with no towns or conveniences, it would be a hard life. You can mix civilization and the desert and find a medium (place not person).

Drought is a measure of change in long term environmental norms. When I tell people we have a drought, the question is, "How can you tell"? If you know what the norm is, you can see the effects. There have been so many people moving here that it has impacted the landscape to the point that it appears absurd. Many who are here attempt to make it "not a desert" because a desert is "so inconvenient". It is puzzling.

Duane

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 06, 2015, 10:30:20 PM
The horizon DOES go on forever, but you end up where you started every so often.

I may have a comment to top that "so inconvenient" anecdote. The nightmare guy who first denuded the wonderland next door, told me the desert was "untidy." People come out here and make their properties dirt lots and everything washes away. It takes ten to hundreds of years, depending on what you do for it to grow back. Why would he live out here. Just move to town. Then I found out why. They didn't get along with others, no one here, no one before, no one after.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 07, 2015, 03:49:20 PM
I have often wondered why, as in our case here, someone would buy a wooded lot only to remove all the trees? It's just my own personal pet peeve, or maybe I'm a tree hugging hippie from way back? Same thing with people who build in known floodplains, if you build there then be prepared to be flooded. It may only happen once in your lifetime but it will happen. That's why I have always admired Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater as it's design was made to fit into the nature it was built.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 07, 2015, 09:39:32 PM
I built a strawbale cottage. The pad was only wider than four of five feet out from the foundation. I built up to conserve the space that I used. The lot is all natural. The pleasure that I have found through the years observing, interacting, appreciating with the plant and animal life has been simply amazing. It is a rich experience, diversity, seasons and changing weather patterns through years. It is a healthy place to sit. It is a place of naturism, that being defined as naked and in nature.

I mow no lawn, I trim trees and shrubs only as much as I need to function safely, it is easy to care for. Nature takes care of itself. I have taken what I need and left the rest. This works in my pristine desert environment. It is beautiful here. My neighbor has a dirt lot. It is much hotter, dusty and dirty. He has spent a great deal of money and time to put gravel where it erodes, and muds up, to plant incongruent  non-native plants that he must now water so that they don't die. It is no longer fully alive, only partially. There is no ecology nor sustainability. At times most of the year I have a garden with flowers,and they have none. I have fruit.

Yea, I don't get it. Is it to conquer and claim nature. Is it to see what one owns is more and feel impressed with oneself? Why destroy what we are given.

I can't hug my trees. They don't grow that way. The guy next door has his trimmed up like big umbrellas. He could hug them,, he doesn't. He could sit under them, but doesn't. All of the life that sits under trees in my yard can no longer make use of the trees over there. The life gives solid and nourishment to the trees in my yard. His suffer. There is life all around me in abundance. I don't get it about these people.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on November 30, 2015, 09:53:22 AM
Here are my numbers for November (a little early but it is unlikely that I will get out this evening). Once again I have had an excellent month due to the remarkably warm weather we have been experiencing this autumn.

(As always the year to date figure is in parentheses):

Walks: 23 (224)
Skinny dips: 0 (11)
Bike rides: 0 (5)
SOC walks: 0 (2)
Encounters: 0 (6)
Naked geocache finds: 2 (112)

Total free range naked time: 73:33 (611:09)

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 30, 2015, 05:52:12 PM
I have to agree with Ian that the mild November has led to much more free range time than normal for this time of year. Compared to last year where only five outdoor excursions were recorded there were fifteen walks and two hikes including a first which was a Black Friday hike. There was also the encounter with the woman on horseback which despite being in my vehicle was still naked from the waist down and was clearly in view. December does not look too promising but the beginning of the year in the south holds more promise!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 30, 2015, 08:13:51 PM
Boy, did November ever suk! I was naked nearly the entire month, but laid up indoors. I hobbled out to get some sun on the rock out of my door. I managed a walk of a couple of hundred feet after weeks of fantastic weather just out my door. BUT, in like a lamb out like a lion, I am out and about the last week or ten days of the month. I'll publish about my first hike and recovery next week. Been dancing, been digging the veggie garden, been to the sweat. I'm stir crazy still, I'm putting more value into exercising working out NUDE and getting in better physical shape than ever, I'm brown and kickin'.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on December 01, 2015, 10:16:23 PM
Quote from: nudewalker
I have often wondered why, as in our case here, someone would buy a wooded lot only to remove all the trees?

Where I grew up in East Texas, the most expensive land was land that was cleared and was good for either grazing livestock, or farming. Both required the trees and undergrowth to be removed.

If you were able to find cheap land, it was most likely heavily wooded. To make more money on the sale, you clear cut the land. This type of real estate market facilitates the removal of trees. From an economic view, it made sense. From any other, it doesn't.

I like trees, dark shade, cool glens, lighted clearings, all of it. Remove the trees and you change the ecosystem. In my book, puzzling behavior.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 02, 2015, 01:25:33 AM
Quote from: milfmog
We will be putting a sauna in the back garden when we get it sorted
I'm not a lover of saunas so 'sauna' you than me for that one!

Jbee, I take it from your current remarks that your foot injury is well on the mend.  Medical report, please!

I did quite a bit of nude things inside and out in the early part of the month and especially a couple of long sessions organising the garage in the nude and taking advantage of the warmer weather for nocturnal nude starbathing.  However in the last 2 weeks its been coldish, dankish and uninviting to step outside.

I'm embarrassed to say that all the other activity in getting our new nest together and much assorted journeyings near and far have meant that my exploratory walks have been nil in November and only 3 in 2 months.  However, the autumn/winter if one can find the weather gaps is the time for exploration and I met some people who are ramblers whom I'm meeting on Thursday to get the low down on the area.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 02, 2015, 06:32:35 AM
Local ramblers! Please, let us know how that evolves, how you slyly scope and what info that you gain without letting the cat out of th ebag. Something tells me that you will end up getting out and about with the textiles for some hikes. Will you ask them about places to commune with nature quietly and privately, without including the nude aspect of the inquiry?

There are a group of locals from a destructive development next to the Tortolitas that have group hikes. I now get their newsletter. Before I hike the Torts, I always check to be sure that I won't encounter them. Meyer Lansky said, "Stay closest to your enemies,"....well, maybe not enemies, but it would be good to know what they might think, if an encounter. Would you mention the "Naked Rambler" if the conversation gave an opportunity? Nuduke and his secret double life, dum dadad dum, dada dumdy dum dum, dadda DEE Dum, dad da da....(James Bond).
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on December 02, 2015, 11:23:14 AM
<snip>
From an economic view, it made sense. From any other, it doesn't.
<snip>
Duane
I'd like to rephrase those two sentences:

From a financial view it makes sense. From an economic view it doesn't.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 02, 2015, 04:23:13 PM
Local ramblers! I do get notifications of hikes from the REI store but most are too far to participate. The few that I have managed to get to have given me the chance to scout out new places to explore; naked of course. Most of what would be considered local ramblers here use the rail trail which has become a very popular site. In it's infancy a naked summer solstice hike was done on it along with a number of nude bike rides. There are a number of ATV trails that crisscross the trail in the more less populated places that have provided hours of naked entertainment.

December has ushered in cold, gray damp weather. As I sit here drinking coffee and typing the misses is in flannel PJ's asking how can you walk around naked? She's currently talking to her sister by phone as the doorbell rang. The UPS driver will drop off packages, ring the bell and leave. She had to make the comment to her sister that I was walking around naked and had to get shorts to retrieve the package. Outed again!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on December 02, 2015, 07:43:27 PM
Yes, John, that would be more to the point.

Thanks.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on December 03, 2015, 11:50:20 AM
Quote from: milfmog
We will be putting a sauna in the back garden when we get it sorted
I'm not a lover of saunas so 'sauna' you than me for that one!

That's OK John, you are welcome not to share the sauna :D

...however, should you find yourself in the general locale of Chateau Milfmog, you have my phone number so give me a call and wander over for a beer. (If driving precludes beer, tea and coffee are always available).

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on December 03, 2015, 12:04:55 PM
I have a sauna and it has been well worth the investment. I put mine in the garage and with the lights out in the garage but the dim one on in the sauna I could be almost anywhere.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 04, 2015, 08:31:32 AM
I have a sauna and it has been well worth the investment. I put mine in the garage and with the lights out in the garage but the dim one on in the sauna I could be almost anywhere.

Davie  8)
The sweat has a fundraiser in another week. There has been a valiant effort attempting to buy the property. We have acquired $14K in a non-profit corporate bank account and $16K in promises, but need twice that to secure it by the Feb. 1st deadline. I started clearing crap off of the foundation and sorting materials yesterday to build one out back at my place, for the community and my health. Sadly, most will probably not make the drive from downtown. Perhaps internet created ride share will come about.

Gonna miss that ol' skinnydippin' pool, too.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 08, 2015, 09:13:35 PM
Quote from: jbee
Local ramblers! Please, let us know how that evolves, how you slyly scope and what info that you gain without letting the cat out of th ebag. Something tells me that you will end up getting out and about with the textiles for some hikes. Will you ask them about places to commune with nature quietly and privately, without including the nude aspect of the inquiry?

Yeah, ...the meeting with the ramblers was less productive that I'd hoped in that they were really nice folks and we chatted for ages and eventually got on to rambling.  They showed me a few of the hikes they had taken, gave me a few tips on what to take/wear, recommended two rambling clubs but fell short of inviting me out with them!  ...Can't have made that deep an impression but what does one expect of a first meeting almost strangers.  However, we are likely to meet again so hope springs eternal.  I shall be contacting the local ramblers society - they have a wider range and those questions can easily be asked I suspect.

I'm both ashamed and not about how little I'm getting out in my new environs.  I determined to go hiking yesterday as time was available - it chucked it down in the morning so I changed plan, got in the car and went about other duties e.g. to the dump and not least getting a prescription filled for (which I had to visit 2 pharmacies).  By the time I got back the sun had come out but there was only about an hour of daylight left.  Today was a good day to go for a hike but wifey was getting her hair done and topping off her christmas shopping - I had to stay in for 2 deliveries and a collection.  By the time she got back I was engaged in fitting some light fittings and the darkness was deepening outside by the time I'd finished.  Tomorrow we have to go to a neighbouring large town (Lincoln) for some medical tests (routine) and looking at spas (that one's still live!).  These 3 days are typical of our life at the moment and is why I'm not hiking obsessively - too bloody busy doing nothing!  Still, it's early days - we've done a massive amount of moving in and decorating etc.  One step at a time - renovation before recreation!  Ha ha!

Quote from: milfmog
should you find yourself in the general locale of Chateau Milfmog, you have my phone number so give me a call and wander over for a beer
I certainly will, my friend, if I am in your neck of ye woods.  Similarly if you're up the Great North A1, north of Grantham, the invitation to Chateau Nuduke is entirely reciprocal! We have a couple of nice pubs too!
A few weeks ago we were with our friends that we go on the canals with and we were speculating on whether we would like to go this year too.  My friend enthusiastically suggested a cruiser on the Thames and many of those trips go practically past your front door through the Cookham/Marlow stretch.  If we do that I'll be sure to keep you posted to try and rendezvous and engineer a meeting with Mrs N too!  That would be nice.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 09, 2015, 05:47:08 AM
  These 3 days are typical of our life at the moment and is why I'm not hiking obsessively - too bloody busy doing nothing!  Still, it's early days - we've done a massive amount of moving in and decorating etc.  One step at a time - renovation before recreation!  Ha ha!

I attach my thinking of the recreation of hiking to the necessity of health maintenance and spiritual health, as well. It elevates the activity up on "the list" to get ourselves out and about. Then, when we get out there and into this "serious" order, we just have fun anyway. ;)
 The trick is to get out at it, then we don't want to come back.
"Oh, we NEED to get out there and hike." "Yes, we do." "We NEED the exercise." "Yes we do." We then go out to dutifully meander, screw the exercise. "This ain't no march, what's your hurry."
Yea, we get ourselves convinced that if we don't get out there, we will just get old and die quickly. Quick we NEED a hike like we're battling life and death.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 10, 2015, 04:46:46 PM
There was a discussion of this sort on another forum as to what the body needs in relationship to sunshine or exercise for that matter. One thing I do not miss from my employment days; this time of year one goes to work in the dark and comes home in the dark. Besides the lack of natural light being a depressant a lack of exercise also adds to the problem. I did the treadmill for awhile but it does not have the same effect for well being.

Man is an outdoor creature. Sure it I nice to have a shelter that provides heat in the winter or cooling in the summer. Our treasures and food stores are safe from scavengers and we can rest in peace free from attack. However, there is the disconnect with nature. We need to be outdoors and moving even if it's textile! Battling life and death Jbee? We sure are and there are enough studies to prove the point. Without getting into details when the misses and I had to face a major health crises the first piece of advise given to me was "take time for yourself". Even if it is just for a walk around the block, get away and move!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on December 10, 2015, 05:31:35 PM
I agree. Fresh air is more vital than ever now with our sealed up homes and central heating. Good to be warm and cosy but germs are just retained within the environment. I also see too much cleanliness - we need to have our share of bugs to be resistant to them. I worry that kids aren't getting out and about as much as they should, getting mucky and having fun. The surprise is when they are given the opportunity they lap it up. Parents need to let go a bit more and let their kids discover themselves and learn about risk.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on December 10, 2015, 10:04:44 PM
<snip>
Parents need to let go a bit more and let their kids discover themselves and learn about risk.

Davie  8)
That is why I tried to make sure that our garden had plenty of opportunities for grandchildren to hurt themselves but with minimum chance of serious injury.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 11, 2015, 05:48:35 PM
<snip>
Parents need to let go a bit more and let their kids discover themselves and learn about risk.

Davie  8)
That is why I tried to make sure that our garden had plenty of opportunities for grandchildren to hurt themselves but with minimum chance of serious injury.
Ya got me curious. It sounds like a bed of traps designed to hurt children the way you put it here. Any off topic specifics that you might list? My garden designs have generally been set to protect the garden from the children.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on December 11, 2015, 06:04:16 PM
The basic premise was a grassed area with a couple of climbable trees and not clearing nettles meticulously.
I made sure the area under the trees was free of rocks but other than that it was a free play area with corners hidden from the house windows.
Plenty of opportunity to run free and trip over if careless as the grassy areas wer not meticulously flat.
To the best of my knowledge only one child has fallen out of a tree so far and that was my neighbour's granddaughter. We only found out by accident after he overheard one of the children's telephone conversation.

In other words - space to run a little wild without supervision at their own risk.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 11, 2015, 07:15:57 PM
I used to play in the woods, the creeks, and the desert as a kid. It was always our place and wondrous. Forts, trips, war games, nature, even some naked time. The world needs to be known as user friendly. The kids can most often watch themselves, anyway.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 12, 2015, 04:21:17 PM
Thanks for the memories! Growing up was much the same as Jbee described. With all the safety emphasis it is a wonder none of us got killed or seriously injured. But our greatest plaything was imagination and before much of our play land was destroyed by construction nakedness too. When my daughter talks about playhouses, forts, swing sets and such from big box stores for our grandson I cringe. Just give him some basics and let his brain take over.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 12, 2015, 05:00:33 PM
"Don't you even begin to think that you are coming in here with those muddy clothes! I just waxed the kitchen."
Thanks to my Mom, I may have enjoyed my first streak through a place that I'm not supposed to be naked, across the house and to the bath, from the back porch.

Since this has become a somewhat health thread for the time being, I saw my doctor the other day and we discussed a physical at the end of the month. His records revealed the low vitamin D from the last one. He asked if I had taken the recommended supplements. I mentioned to him about my all over brown skin in the dead of winter and told him that I was taking eggs with good cholesterol to make more D, curiously looking forward to these next test results.

His answer to to my query, "What's up with that?" was this, in his down home demeanor. "Well, ya see that we used to run around naked 10 or 12 hours a day in the sunshine, and we just don't do that anymore." My mainstream pill pushing, general practitioner just told me indirectly that we need to get naked. Clothes are unhealthy. The AMA is catching up and more people need to hear about it. 

I'd love to hear someone like Dr. Oz state that on some kind of Opra Show.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 12, 2015, 05:35:18 PM
Maybe we need a separate thread for health issues? As for vitamin D and my doctors: studies have been done in my area concerning the lack of D and autoimmune diseases. So, despite the amount of sunshine I get my levels are borderline low so supplements are encouraged. On one visit I was surprised by the fact that we have more cloudy days here than Seattle WA. Not as much rain but you can see the connection.

As for Dr. Oz; I would not expect any nudity endorsement but one show on the Doctors did a show on nudity. Despite Dr. Ruth's comments on children seeing parents naked the rest of the show was positive. In fact Tom and Mary Claire from Terra Cotta Inn were guests however very shortly. I tried to look for a link before posting this and could only find a Facebook link.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on December 13, 2015, 03:26:09 PM
"Don't you even begin to think that you are coming in here with those muddy clothes! I just waxed the kitchen."
Thanks to my Mom, I may have enjoyed my first streak through a place that I'm not supposed to be naked, across the house and to the bath, from the back porch.
Jbee


This reminds me of when I worked the wheat harvests beginning at age 14.  The old farm house had a shower installed on the back porch next to the laundry.  We men coming in from a dawn to dark day working the harvest would remove our filthy clothes, put them in the laundry, and take a shower before coming into the house.  We had to cross through the house to stairs up to the sleeping attic where our bunks and stuff were.   The farm women were still at work until we had eaten a very large dinner and dishes were washed. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on December 13, 2015, 03:31:08 PM
My friend enthusiastically suggested a cruiser on the Thames and many of those trips go practically past your front door through the Cookham/Marlow stretch.  If we do that I'll be sure to keep you posted to try and rendezvous and engineer a meeting with Mrs N too!  That would be nice.
If you cruise from Cookham to Marlow you will pass within 500 yards of Milfmog Towers; should I ever learn that you'd done that without contacting me I'd be tempted to take serious offence. In fact The Bounty pub, opposite Bourne End marina, is my summer local, the most odd-ball (and dog-friendly) pub I know anywhere.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 13, 2015, 10:46:34 PM
A few responses here:
1) Nudewalker's observation about going to work in dark not needing to happen in retirement: Whilst it's fairly early winter's days yet, on reading this it struck me that I wasn't feeling as winter depressed as usual. Maybe the warmer weather has an effect and maybe retirement and the stimulation of a new environment.  I wouldn't say the usual 'winter blues' were not there - just not so noticeable at the moment.

2) Re childhood safety:  Whilst I was brought up in a large town, we lived in a suburb and I have crisp memories of childhood, in a small posse of neighbourhood kids, going out on our own, climbing apple trees in a neighbours garden, digging to Australia in our back garden, baking potatoes on the embers of bonfires (my mum used to love making one), hunting frogs in a nearby waste lot and playing on an outcrop of sandstone in a lane nearby rubbing stones together creating a sand factory!  Happy days.  My kids were mollycoddled by comparison.  I used to walk to friends houses and to school at 7 or 8 years old crossing dual carriageways with no pedestrian crossing and self & parents in no fear at all of some murdering paedophile preying on me or getting run over.  My kids usually got taxied to their friends by a hapless parent and I don't have much memory of them having that sort of freedom to play, imagine and get grubby in nature that we did.  Society has changed in half a century to being much more protective of children from many dangers more perceived than real, and maybe more risk averse to relatively small risks.
That said, my kids seem to have turned out with reasonably normal levels of decency, work ethic, intelligence, balance, principles, morals etc. etc. so I don't think they suffered by having more controlled safety in their childhood and play, but maybe they have less appreciation of nature and the aesthetic of natural things than their parents?

3) Be assured, Ian, that I will do everything in my power to engineer a rendezvous with you, should we be passing by on the river in the spring or summer!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 14, 2015, 04:35:26 PM
There is a difference between the urban and suburban, or country kids. I taught both, I lived with both growing up. We are a product of our environments and we can only know what we know. However, whether it be around a resort pool, or out on a hike in a pond, once the kit is shucked off, especially in the sun, we are all akin. We are all naturist in our being.

I have taken stuck, urban, wrapped and trapped by work and a busy life people out to say Redington Pass for three hours. Three hours naked in nature and they are completely changed, questioning their lifestyles, and acting like they have had a week or two of vacation in Hawaii. it is magic.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 19, 2015, 07:06:26 PM
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Three hours naked in nature and they are completely changed, questioning their lifestyles, and acting like they have had a week or two of vacation in Hawaii. it is magic.
I can relate to that! (Never been to Hawaii though!).

Gosh it's warm in the uk at present.  Went out to the bin in a dressing gown last night and, whilst windy, the air was positively balmy.  My dressing gown came straight off and I revelled in the particularly unseasonal warm conditions.  Mind you, one wonders what the downside will be!  The following day we had some ordinary flies in the kitchen.  Where they came from is a mystery - flies don't happen at this time of year! (I hope we haven't ignored a bit of food that's gone down a crack somewhere :( ) but there have been several flies (or it's just one that is resistant to fly spray!).  Does that mean that the summer will be utterly infested with insects leading to excessive bat and bird populations?  Also I was up in the loft today and I saw a wasp on the wall.  I presume it has found it's way in somehow and was overwintering (Not any more btw!).  Maybe that means there's lots of that and in the spring there'll be loads of huge wasps, bees and hornets.

Maybe there will be a 180º reversal of the current south-westerly airflow and we'll get arctic conditions in Jan-March.  Maybe the yin & yang will mean winter ends up May-August?  Hope not.  I want to get a tan this year!

The news on TV is reporting that there might have been places in the UK yesterday that had the warmest december day on record.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 20, 2015, 06:35:15 PM
May you all have a nice warm winter, all winter and one good cold snap in the middle/latter of spring to take care of the pests.

 Dang, it's been pretty cold here. Several freezing mornings in a row, and breaking lows out of the old norms near records. Opportunities do knock, Carp diem.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 24, 2015, 04:21:09 PM
As the Christmas rush comes to a close and with the rest of the month devoted to celebrations and packing for our winter hiatus in Florida it seems as good a time as any to recap the month. Despite it being both winter and hunting season I still managed six walks in the relatively warm (six days over 60F so far) weather. And for the first time in memory there was a Winter Solstice hike; if you consider a mile and a half a hike, to the top of one of our hills. Not far mind you but strenuous none the less. And with that I will leave you with a post from my Facebook this morning. Do you sit in the dark with nothing on but the lights of the Christmas Tree? Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all who read this!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 29, 2015, 05:49:53 PM
Impending Happy New Year to all.

I've been 'offline' for the Christmas holidays as have a) been away from home with tenuous wifi b) fully occupied plus a bit looking after elderly nonagenarian relatives, trying to add a bit of unaccustomed pleasure over Christmas.  One has to be a saint.

Back home now with post Xmas visitations from family and friends now over and a welcome day off today (why does everything have to be crammed into a few days!).
Hope you are all well and had a pleasant festive season.... I'm about to read the posts to find out what's been going on!

As we are near end December I might as well report on my month...
Very little time naked.  I reported on a few short forays into the garden in the unusually warm weather, which continues, but being away over the festive season with a lot of wind/ rain /fog and no  walk on the golf course on boxing day for a sneaky nude moment (as per last year), it's been a low month for FRN or Sn or whatever, although I'm naked as I write this but am about to don a dressing gown as it is getting chilly before the central heating comes on!

By the way, I hear news of severe weather down to Texas due to a conjunction of H & L Pressure along that latitude with floods and tornadoes.  How's things in AZ, Jbee?

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on December 29, 2015, 11:23:30 PM
December has been F'ing cold here.  High today about 20F, (-5C).  Snow up to your knee.  The cold kind of snow that forms crystals and sparkles.  Way too cold for me to be out frolicking naked in the woods.  No warming expected for the next two weeks.  Our average January temps are usually low 30s, on the + side of C. None of that forecast in the near future. 

But the day is already a few minutes longer.  Can spring be far away. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 30, 2015, 08:56:23 AM
Must have been the coldest December on record. The old all time low has been hit and close to hit, numerous times and that will not change into January. Highs in the 50's in Tucson?!? I've worn my overcoat more this month than several of the past years combined. I'm spoiled, Bob's report puts things into perspective, yet, I'm plain sick and tired of this cold stuff, already. We were to go Eden hot springs for New Years, but may blow that off for sitting in front of the fire. It may hit mid-60F a few hours in two afternoons this weekend and we ARE stir crazy. DF even suggested hiking someplace where we have to wear clothes, because it's too cold for nude hikes. If there are no winds and sunshine, there will be no stopping us getting some sun. My son and I saw Star Wars at the 3D IMAX today. It was even cold in the theater, especially during the scenes on the frosted planet and in space. I threatened to move to the tropics today.

I am still managing to stay brown, thanks to a few opportunities, diligence and the sweat with its windbreak, rays, warming the core enough to stand out naked in between rounds. I got the results of my blood tests and physical today. I had had low vitamin D last time. Thanks to determined sunshine all over the body and 4 to 6 organic good cholesterol eggs in my smoothies each week, my body is now manufacturing enough to score in the healthy range. I suspect the sauna extremes and hard brushing are helping those layers of skin to perform more efficiently, too. The experiment payed off and everything else is good and excellent. It makes no sense that Vitamin D supplements work. The natural way, eating correctly and lots of naked sunshine time is illegal, or hindered by the law and social attitudes. The Norwegians have it correct. Antiquated unconstitutional law is literally killing people.
Jbee   
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 31, 2015, 07:59:33 PM
We seem to have had freaky weather all round the globular item.
If ...
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DF even suggested hiking someplace where we have to wear clothes
Then there must indeed be a shift in the fabric of the universe!

Jbee, I might remind you that we in the UK live like this half the year!
However, from our temperate climate standpoint, you have my sympathies.  Living in the pretty perpetually warm AZ climate, and appreciating and using it as you do then the loss of it, however temporary, must be as bad relatively speaking as freak wet conditions in the NW UK, although a bit of chilly AZ weather doesn't evict you from your home and destroy your possessions as the UK flooding has done for many thousands of homes.

I was listening to the radio and absorbing an article on the weather, putting our current climatic conditions down to a particularly active El Nino in the Pacific.

Atmos = Chaos so there's bound to be a change and probably a swing in the opposite direction before long.  Hang on to your hats and gather the jumpers and spades in the UK and strip off, stockpile the ice and return to hot, naked, lovely life in AZ!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: johnb on January 01, 2016, 09:00:39 AM
Time to finish off last years (2015) figures, and bring things up to date.

November
Walks x 2 - total time = 50min

Driving x 4 - total time = 6.5hrs

December
Working in woods x 3 - total time = 4hrs.

Can I finish by wishing everyone here on this board a Happy and Naked New Year,

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on January 01, 2016, 06:56:46 PM
We seem to have had freaky weather all round the globular item.
John


The only constant about the weather is that it forever changes. 

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on January 10, 2016, 10:56:01 PM
Good heavens, we are in Winter mode indeed!
I haven't posted for 10 days!  A record gap, I think.  And only a few posts to look at.

It's not surprising as last month and thus far in January was a fair old low for naturism for me.  So much happening and also my intended investigation of the local and distant walks has been much impeded by all sorts of domestic and family vicissitudes - not to mention less than clement weather and short days.  I'm trying to take things slow and steady - there's been so much to do moving home in September and still busy with it and getting acclimatised to the new and more rural environs and exploring all the new and pleasant opportunities that are rolling in on life's swelling & ebbing tide.  Still, we have the spring ahead!  However, domestic nudity will be at a premium as we are having a bit of building work done, so the garden won't be my own for a while.

Incidentally, spouse negative progress news.  We were having a little heart to heart yesterday about a few things (not traumatic, don't worry!!) and the wifey took the opportunity to have a dig at my increasing nudity about house and garden and tell me how much she disliked, nay, hated it.  Damn!  Thought I was doing much better on that front in the new environs.  I need to keep 'cave' for a bit, I think!  This marks a return to her usual intransigence on the subject after a period of seemingly modest emancipation.  Hopefully she will thaw a bit in the warmer weather.  She said she has no objection to whatever I want to do on my own nude but she doesn't like it happening around her.  Since, in retirement, we are together much more, that gives me concern.

Sigh

It's a long winding and bumpy road I tread.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 11, 2016, 08:22:14 PM
The more society sees of casual, natural, innocent nudity the more accepted it becomes. The society in your Mrs. mind may well do the same. "Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead", I say. What's she to do? Complain, get used to it, accept it, fight to the death over something quite minor for her and major for you and your health and your welfare? She has no problem with it, except when around her, so you are doing nothing wrong, but it is it wrong in her presence?...nah, you've got her, within time. Stiff upper....

I still think the hot tub is key, if only for that reason. Is there a hottub or hotspring getaway that you both could share?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on January 12, 2016, 09:58:51 AM
I just realised that I have not shared my December figures, nor the year-end totals, I can only apologise for my tardiness and put it down to the continuing advance of years and the toll that that is taking on my memory...

Here are my numbers for December, (as always the year to date figure is in parentheses):

Walks: 19 (241)
Skinny dips: 0 (11)
Bike rides: 0 (5)
SOC walks: 0 (3)
Encounters: 0 (6)
Naked geocache finds: 1 (113)

Total free range naked time: 84:07 (695:38)

The mild weather certainly had an impact on my time out and about and a puppy that will take all the walking she can get was a bonus, giving me more excuses than ever to go out. My full year total is more than 50% up on my best recorded year previously.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on January 17, 2016, 10:49:44 PM
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My full year total is more than 50% up on my best recorded year previously
Wow, Ian.
That pup is driving you onwards in a big way.  How's Taz?  Does he demur on some of the walks these days?  How are you?  Fit as a Butcher's Dog I'll wager after 50% extra walking.

Jbee, you are right. She's going to have to come to some sort of terms with me!!  A couple of days ago I spent from early morning about 8am to late evening about 11pm fully clothed and with socks, underwear, jumper - the lot.  I was in 'normal society' for various things, meetings etc.  When I took them off it was such a relief.  Yesterday (or was it Thursday) the sun was out in the early morning and streaming through the glass doors and large window of the kitchen. I was making the tea, naked and really comfortable with sun on my skin.  It occurred to me that she will have the greatest difficulty in keeping any garments on me in the summer!  This I will broach before we get there!

After the Xmas gap of busy-buzzy-busyness, I recommenced walking activity this week and have now recce'd a good deal of the walking close to our village.  No real SN opportunity as land flat and village backs on to river walks so always in view.  Next week I'll start further afield (probably in a field!).

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on February 01, 2016, 01:45:54 PM
How's Taz?  Does he demur on some of the walks these days?

Taz is fine, getting old (he turned 14 last month) and more inclined to plod along checking out the smells than to chase things, but healthy and happy in himself. He has now earned the right to decide for himself whether to go for a walk or not, I will not force him out. He frequently decides not to come out first thing in the morning and then demands a walk in the evening, so I am getting more opportunities to go out and about with the dogs than before (although the evenings are generally busier).

Here are my numbers for January 2016, the colder wet weather kept the opportunity for naked walking down, however, I still logged more hours last month than any previous January (by about an hour):

Walks: 16
Skinny dips: 1
Bike rides: 0
SOC walks: 0
Encounters: 1
Naked geocache finds: 14

Total free range naked time: 26:05

A few details to keep Dave happy...

The skinny dip was a sneaked few minutes in the spa pool at Center Parcs Woburn Forest (Carole and I were there for a short break last week) and as it got dark fewer people went out into the outside pool so I was able to dump my cozzie on the side and spend about 10 minutes as nature intended before others came out and discretion became the order of the day. I also managed to spend most of my time in the saunas naked with a towel for cover if anyone should look like they were going to object; I only resorted to the cover up a couple of times when a woman (I assume!) in a burka came into the room I was using. Why anyone would want to attend a spa and wear a burka is completely beyond me.

The encounter was early one morning. I was walking Hazel and out route includes a couple of hundred yards of minor lane running parallel to the fast dual carriageway that replaced it some years ago. It is very unusual to see cars on the lane at any time, as it now almost impassible without four wheel drive and mud tyres. I was about half way up the section I walk, with Hazel on a lead to ensure she did not try to go through the hedge and run across the fast road, when a car came around the bend and up the lane. I felt rather like a deer in the headlights but simply called Hazel in close and made her sit on the verge while the car passed. I waved my thanks to the driver for slowing down and saw no visible reaction to my state of dress. However, once the car had passed, I made a point of adjusting my route to get off the lane in case the car came back.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 02, 2016, 07:37:35 PM
Good grief, it must be insufferable in a sauna in a burka!
You've got to hand it to her (presumably) for resilience!  I wonder if she was nude under the burka or had a costume on...or even was fully dressed!!  Did she saty in the sauna for long?
Why go into a sauna if you are dressed!

We have started going to a local hotel pool for exercise and whilst the number of people in the pool is variable, we have had it to ourselves occasionally.  I'm going to start going more regularly myself and have already clocked that there may be some opportunity for clandestine nude bathing.  However, there is cctv!  I need to find where it goes and if the customers of the adjacent beauty therapy rooms are going to be treated to a programme of my arse bobbing up and down in the water!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on February 03, 2016, 02:08:41 AM
Why do I see a Benny Hill skit where the gent covers up and the womsn drops the burka then bends over to pick up a eowel! Do I ever miss those shows. Much the same here, women covered head to toe with long robes and a head scaarf (correct term escapes me) while the men frolic in the surf with their board shorts. Hope to meet up with our European friends from last year soon and hope for better weather.

The year has started slow due to a combination of weather and location. There has only been three hikes if you that have been of any consequence. A few walks and have had the kayak out a few times. Need to spend tome with Google maps and do more exploring if numbers are going to improve.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 07, 2016, 01:31:47 AM
Well friends,

I have broken my duck for nude walks since we got to our new home.  I have described my extended amount of domestic and garden nudity since we arrived in September and that I'd determined to become a determined rambler (many of you who have read my contributions over the years might say I already am!! :D) and find some new SN ranges.

On Wednesday afternoons, I go to an art class and last week, when we'd finished, as the sun was out and the weather pretty clement, I drove to a nearby stately home to take a walk in their grounds which harbour a swathe of woodland.  My sub agenda was a recce for future SN walking.  Unfortunately it was 3.20 and the ancient pile closed at 4pm leaving little time to get to the woods which were about 15' walk away at least.  So, having stated my intention at the visitors centre I demurred to pay the entrance fee and averred to return another day earlier on the day.  "Oh!" said the nice man behind the counter, "If you want a good walk and don't mind a steep hill..." and he directed me to a nearby walking location.  "And...if you like woods just along from the hill is a stretch of woodland."  I thanked him and drove to the local beauty spot which was flanked at the base by a modest car park.  So this was a popular location.  Indeed 2 women and concomitant dogs had arrived just in front of me.  However, no problem, this was after all a recce in unfamiliar territory and no more.  Anyway I was fully attired for a decent hike in boots, thick socks, 3 layers, scarf, hat, hiking stick and the wrong trousers (Not a reference to Wallace & Gromit but my favourite walking trousers are a pair of old green combats. They have zip pockets and are ...ahem...a tiny bit snug meaning I don't need a belt. Their zips mean I can lay them on the ground or hang them on a branch without worrying about my car keys or phone dropping silently into the leafmould and getting lost!).

Thus snugly attired I hacked off the trail as soon as I could and in about 20' wheezing up a tussocked hill (quite steep and quite hard going in walking terms) I reached the woods, ignoring completely the little decorative brick-built arch that stood atop the hill and was the main visitor attraction point, and heading straight for the adjacent woods.  A couple and dog also approached and entered the woods at 90° to me. 

The woods were quite small - only 15-20' walk across and as I reached the other side which gave onto flat fields (deserted) I saw the two women that started same time as me that had circumnavigated the perimeter path of the woods and observed their dog chase a runner that appeared and snap at his legs until called off.  A minute or two later the couple at the entrance I met again and we bad each other, politely, a good afternoon.

This was a weekday, late afternoon (school collection time) in February, yet there were 3 other sets of walkers/runners in the vicinity.  I was not hopeful that this might be a good location for SN in better weather.  I plunged into the woods again and again was less than edified by the low density of trees and bushes, even allowing for its leafless condition at the moment, you could see a long way from any point even in summer, meaning that quite distant walkers could clearly see a nude man frolicking in the undergrowth.  Still, progress through the centre of the wood was good.  As the sun began to sink towards the horizon sending lovely apricot-coloured rays through the trees I observed to myself what a nice walk I was having none the less.

And then I moved into an area of rhododendron bushes.  Rhododendrons have been my enveloping friends on several occasions and I was quite excited to find a big bush with a hollow bower inside.  "What an opportunity!" thought Nuduke, my SN self. "But you're not kitted to get naked and it's a new location where you've seen much evidence of logging and forestry." said John, my all-too-textile conscience.  So my subconscious arbiter did what it always does and waited a while to see if there was any evidence of people nearby.  None.  Despite the sinking of the winter sun, now orange and at eyeline on this wooded hill, Nuduke the SN prevailed and I calmly shed coat, hat, fleece, scarf, shirt , trousers, underpants shoes and socks until the adjacent ground level branches looked like an elf's laundry business.

But...I was naked in nature.  Cold, crisp air circulated my skin, sensual and delicious.  The dry leafy carpet crackled under my bare feet.  I was free in a woodland glade as many occasions before but this one being special as it perhaps represented the start of a new phase of SN freedom in my naturist life. A couple of minutes passed and I began to feel good.

And then a real bummer - literally.  As per our conversation in another thread, I farted...and there was, unusually, a bit of 'follow through'.  Happily I had a pocket pack of tissues and a bottle of water and proceeded to clean up the very small inconvenience, which only took a minute or two.  However, the nasty surprise, the wrestling with my pockets to find the tissues, the near loss of my keys when my trousers fell off their perch, the necessity to drop my guard whilst messing about with all this, the concomitant rush of stress and the anguish to hygienically and secretly dispose of several tissues by burying them with no real means of digging (stick, hands, boot, cover hole with soil & leaves!), very much took the gloss off my first naked romp in the countryside of the midlands (to say the least).  Being unable to don anything if someone did arrive, if only for a few minutes, was stressful. 

John the conventional bloke said "Well that was bloody stupid.  No preparation, no planning, no proper recce.  5 minutes nude and a load of stress and inconvenience.  I'm glad you didn't enjoy that. :(" 
Nuduke the SN said "Well woo hoo!  I got naked in Notts (actually Lincs but it's less alliterative, I couldn't find a synonym for bare or naked beginning with L!  ....Except leafless!) and I was spontaneous for a change.  The shit was shit but it didn't faze me and I didn't panic.   :P "
John: "Hrmph!"

So there we are, folks.  It's quite some months since I did my last naked woodland and, albeit briefly, sampled this location.  It may prove productive in the spring/summer and is but one candidate amongst a whole new world of candidates that may open up in my new milieu.

As I descended the hill to the car park, empty apart from my car, the sun was amber and flowing it's honeyed effulgence over the distant horizon of trees. I think it might be good to be there again next Weds if the weather's good!

John


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on February 08, 2016, 06:08:29 PM
That first time out in the air after a lay off just feels amazing. Now you've found a first spot, you'll need to find others. And you've also learned the meaning of "be prepared". I always carry walking stuff in the car and any of my walking clothing can be removed quickly if desired, you never know when a good naked opportunity will come along.

Have fun (Oh! You already did),


Ian.

PS My walking bag always includes a few doggy cleanup bags and some wet wipes. You never know...
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 08, 2016, 09:04:09 PM
Spontaneous has its aliveness. It is good that the problem of the shart came while you were not in your pants. The shart problem would make a good excuse, if miscalculation and being occupied with cleanup presented a surprise. You have stepped into a new beginning to be celebrated, not a pile of shit. I'm looking forward to next Wednesday's installment and you will be prepared.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 11, 2016, 04:17:42 PM
January was filled with chilling winds, many nights three in a row freezing, uncommon streaks of cold for Baja Arizona. A spoiled man, I felt frustrated with the encumbrance. December had been much the same. There were a few days of respite, times of pleasure some nice days in the 70's, even unusually high temps. We spent every Sunday at the sweat. It is is in town which is maybe 5 degrees F warmer and buildings and fencing make a windbreak. Getting in and out of a hot box in pleasant, even with chill.

 February hit, which is springtime back when there was a usual, but it hasn't been the case. It is 80F all week! Ten and fifteen degrees F more than average! That first day as I walked comfortably, no, supremely comfortably out to Havarock, I felt the warm sun on my back. I mean warm sun, like an embrace. The air perfect and then this hug griping me. OMG! This stuff doesn't usually slide in until April or late March. It is like heading south for a tropical vacation. I've been outside creating a new sauna building everyday, and slipping off into the desert. Blessings everywhere and no rattlesnakes.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 13, 2016, 11:24:32 PM
Well, Wednesday dawned fair and the afternoon saw me off to the same woods in much more manageable gear and a small backpack to hold stuff if I managed to walk the walk with nature.  As I drove along I passed over the car park which this time had several cars parked.  I wanted to see if there was a less well trodden path further up.  What I noted was that at 180° to the direction I set out in last week was a larger swathe of wood with some conifers as well as deciduous.  Whilst a second car park about 1/2 mile away was available, that was right at the edge of the woodland and less likely to yield productive directions so I settled for the same park as last week but I turned in the opposite direction with optimism that a better swathe of woodland would exist here with a conifer grove which was thicker, darker and less populated.

The punch line of this one is that I was disappointed and I never got a chance to be naked.  The area was just too thin of foliage/trees and whilst there were two small rhododendron bowers, there was no decent cover and the ground was very muddy.  The patch of conifers was just a few trees which simply were roughly in line so they looked better cover than they turned out to appear to be from 200m away whilst bowling along the road.  I found one better bower but I looked through the trees and could see that I had circled to within 100 yards of the folly that centres and fronts the woods and which is a focus for walkers.  Well inside the range of those that tended to stick to the prepared paths.  There were more well marked muddy, mushy paths here but you were never far from a main, prepared path.  It will be a different story in the spring/summer when the foliage hides the intrepid naturist and the ground is sweet and dry.  But on Wednesday there were too many walkers/runners and a biker for comfort.  I say comfort: This means more familiar territory and better isolation.  Having said that, there was a period of 20' to a half hour, as I wandered the relatively untended (i.e. natural) woodland stretches, that I met nobody.  Worryingly there were two instances of seeing and disturbing a couple of unattended dogs in the near distance.  I have to assume they were with owners but I didn't encounter the humans.  Happily the dogs when they heard or sensed me went in the opposite direction.

There is potential here - I need to go a couple more times.  Also perhaps towards dusk on a summers evening might present opportunity. But it's a matter of finding the right time of day and, I suspect a couple of favourite spots.  During the quiet period, as in the walk by the river last week, one could have walked naked for maybe 10-20minutes without encountering a soul.  Problem is - which 20 minutes in the immediate future will be that 20' of solitude?

The great recce continues.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 15, 2016, 08:02:10 PM
Disappointing, BUT a good outing and a step in the right direction toward the goal. A plan for summer discovered. Keep us informed please.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 19, 2016, 11:07:53 PM
I will indeed keep you all up to date, JBee!

I have been sighting other areas as I've been driving around.  I keep finding promising areas and want to have a quick look but finding just nowhere to park - narrow lanes with soggy verges where a parked car reduces the traffic to a single lane is no place to hazard half an hours reconnoitring ramble.  The other factor has been the surprising amount of things we have had to do / elected to do since moving house nearly 6 months ago.  I thought I'd be up to my ears in spare time and spending happy days scouting the countryside.  But no - without giving you a blow by blow account, life just continues to be busy and occupied with the timebound, the necessary and the essential and leaves a much smaller tranche of time for being "busy doin' nuffin'".  This isn't a complaint, however, our lives have taken quite a positive path since we relocated and my desire to find new territories and nude adventures, whilst proceeding more slowly than I'd hoped, has nevertheless made some progress.  My slight disappointment on progress is due in no small part to my impatience to conquer new territories.  However, most of the time since moving has been winter, so naturally less inclination and opportunity for SN.

John 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 20, 2016, 07:09:10 PM
Narrow lanes with soggy verges must often indicate a lack of use there. Are you investigating google satellite followups of those areas? My most free and favorite local territory requires a preliminary hike to get to it, then, the free hiking begins. I think that you will make time and have a best summer yet. Sounds as though you have begun that already, if your boot is filling up. You are getting out in nature more often than you indicate here?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on February 20, 2016, 07:34:47 PM
As I remember the outer home counties there is no such thing as lack of use on local lanes - the least of them see hundreds of vehicles a day.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 20, 2016, 09:31:08 PM
I didn't make my self clear. Sorry. What I was getting at was the immediate area around the lane. If people are just passing through and there is no place to get off of the road and park on the shoulder, then there is potential that the surrounding forest or field to be less frequently traveled and possibly only by foot in areas. A piece of overgrown forest next to field where maybe only a farmer might pass by infrequently. Something like that. People in cars are less likely to see a nude in the bushes near the road as they pass by, but then beyond, there is something to explore and be in.

I often try to project, "where would a deer live around here?"

There have been pictures of these skinny one lane looking roads posted through the years. What do people do when two vehicles meet? I haven't seen a road without room for two in decades, other than jeep trails and some old bridges. Maybe someones driveway.
..hum, Nuduke gets a Hilux Toy with mud tires and a six inch lift!
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on February 21, 2016, 12:54:43 PM
Our English back lanes are frequently only single vehicle width with notches carved into the headgerows every few hundred yards as "passing places"  -  still needs care to edge past each other even then. Parking in such a space is definitely a no-no, the nadir of countryside etiquette. I'm always on the lookout for remote parking spots as a base for some nude field/woodland exploring, and as John Nuduke says they're not that easy to find.

Peter
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on February 21, 2016, 03:48:46 PM
I will indeed keep you all up to date, JBee!

I have been sighting other areas as I've been driving around.

I'm sure you will cite all the sites that you sight.

Americans should understand that in England most land is privately owned, but there is a dense network of "public footpaths", which are rights of way from one place to another (or sometimes, to nowhere in particular). You can't just stroll across some farmer's land because you like the look of it, but on the other hand, in southern England it would be difficult to walk a mile in a straight line and not cross a public path. So what the naturist walker needs is a map to show the available footpaths, and an instinct that will tell which ones don't get much use.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on February 21, 2016, 05:40:02 PM
All true but many areas will be shown on high scale 25,000 Ordnance Survey maps as "access land" where you can roam freely. Also note public footpaths are not shown on OS maps in Scotland as there is a general right to roam. No doubt a Scotish member can elaborate a bit further.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on February 22, 2016, 01:43:12 PM
Our English back lanes are frequently only single vehicle width with notches carved into the headgerows every few hundred yards as "passing places"  -  still needs care to edge past each other even then. Parking in such a space is definitely a no-no, the nadir of countryside etiquette. I'm always on the lookout for remote parking spots as a base for some nude field/woodland exploring, and as John Nuduke says they're not that easy to find.

Peter
About half the roads where I live are this width - this one is also a bus route.

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Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on February 22, 2016, 04:55:45 PM
Before I head out to unknown areas I have a look on google's street view. I can usually find my parking space before I leave home'

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 26, 2016, 04:26:15 PM
Referring to the posts since my last one here of 19/2,
Yes, JBee you are quite right, lack of use does indicate greater potential for good SN sites but as JOhn & Peter illustrate, the roads that give on to interesting and accessible potential locations are often just 2 car widths.  To leave one's vehicle on such verges risks either obstructing the carriageway or getting dented by a passing lorry, tractor or whatnot.  As JohnP says you have to devote some time to getting to a secluded spot, which means risking the vehicle sinking into the sludge over the time you are away.  You may have parked in a place that looks reasonable but in fact the mud spreads/sinks under the weight of a car.  I'm not saying this happens everywhere but it's happened to me twice - once a few years ago leading to me having to be towed out of the predicament by a handy caravanner with a winch and rope.  Another, occasion I managed to escape from as I had my kids with me to push and only one side of the car was on soft ground.  As I say it's a risk not a certainty but you don't want to have to call the AA out when you are naked!  (AA in this case being the UK's Automobile Association vehicle rescue insurance service rather than the worldwide organisation that helps alcoholics!).  Similarly to Pete's comment, I have found it not as easy to find likely spots as I thought! BUT there is a huge amount of countryside and I have invested in 25,000:1 OS map of our immediate area so I'll be heading for walks and woodlands when the weather is better.  Problem with walks marked on the map is that other people use them, dammitt!

My month for SN has been INFURIATING!
We just had 3 or 4 days GLORIOUS weather - crisp, dry and sunny all day.  I have been raring to get out and I had 2 of those days with no appointments and no distractions to getting out a little further afield for at least more reconnoitre work and at best a lovely frostbathe in some secluded spot.  Judge of my UTTER frustration that I am almost unable to walk, using a stick and reduced to bed and armchair since last Sunday with a strained back.  Heaven knows how I did it - I think it was 3 days in London the previous week carrying backpack and luggage fairly constantly.  Anyway I haven't had it so bad for years- even the bout I had after moving house last autumn wasn't as bad.  You will be glad to know I'm on the mend but won't be striding out over the sward for another week or two - whence spring will be almost upon us!

John

PS Anybody fancy cutting my lawn!

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on February 27, 2016, 05:28:59 PM
We had a nice day above 50F here yesterday so I got out and walked my land.  Our "normal" temps are still in the 40s so that's cold to be out long for me.  Its either too cold or too rainy and cold.  Summer is coming. 

I'm planning a road trip to Tucson, AZ in early April.  Maybe I can stop at JB's place, or one of his many hiking places.   
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 29, 2016, 04:21:23 PM


My month for SN has been INFURIATING!
We just had 3 or 4 days GLORIOUS weather - crisp, dry and sunny all day.  I have been raring to get out and I had 2 of those days with no appointments and no distractions to getting out a little further afield for at least more reconnoitre work and at best a lovely frostbathe in some secluded spot.  Judge of my UTTER frustration that I am almost unable to walk, using a stick and reduced to bed and armchair since last Sunday with a strained back.  Heaven knows how I did it - I think it was 3 days in London the previous week carrying backpack and luggage fairly constantly.  Anyway I haven't had it so bad for years- even the bout I had after moving house last autumn wasn't as bad.  You will be glad to know I'm on the mend but won't be striding out over the sward for another week or two - whence spring will be almost upon us!

John

PS Anybody fancy cutting my lawn!
There ya go! It is too painful to maintain pants...Uh, free at last? Silver lining sympathy from the Mrs.?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 29, 2016, 04:22:01 PM
We had a nice day above 50F here yesterday so I got out and walked my land.  Our "normal" temps are still in the 40s so that's cold to be out long for me.  Its either too cold or too rainy and cold.  Summer is coming. 

I'm planning a road trip to Tucson, AZ in early April.  Maybe I can stop at JB's place, or one of his many hiking places.
Did you get my PM?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on March 01, 2016, 10:05:40 AM
Here are my numbers for February 2016 (full year figures in parentheses), the colder wet weather kept the opportunity for naked walking down, so a slightly disappointing set of numbers this month:

Walks: 14 (28)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (0)
SOC walks: 0 (0)
Encounters: 1 (2)
Naked geocache finds: 1 (15)

Total free range naked time: 36:00 (62:05)

A few details about the encounter, to keep Dave happy...

I'd been out for just over two hours and stopped to put on shirt shortly before the point at which I leave the woods to cross one field and return to the car. If it is getting late I do this so all I need for a quick cover up is my wrap. Once I had put the shirt on, two dogs and then their owner appeared on the path behind me. I used bag to cover my backside and walked on until a thick holly bush provided more cover, then put on my wrap so that when I walked back into his view I was relatively normally dressed. The light was still poor and he was 100 yards or so behind me so I'm not sure if he saw how I was dressed initially. He caught up with me as I was putting the dogs in the car and we exchanged friendly greetings. No issues, so I suspect that like most folks at that time of day he was still half asleep and did not really see what was in front of him.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 01, 2016, 06:05:17 PM
Dave AND Jbee are happy. I once had to choose between defending my dog, or getting dressed. The critters seem to all get along during your excursions. Is that so? Do you have a backup line, or some plan if someone elses dog jumped yours and you didn't have time to get dressed?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on March 02, 2016, 05:23:43 PM
A month that started with such promise ended with much disappointment. The "Condo Croup" ravaged much of the population here including the misses and myself. Quite a few here had hospital stays for pneumonia and although I escaped that wrath it put a damper on any free range time.

On another note; there has been some progress in the fact there is a small island that is accessible by kayak to provide some nude sun time. Just waiting for the right combination of time, weather and calm seas to set out. The only warning I was given was to watch for sheriff patrols by boat and helicopter.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on March 03, 2016, 02:00:16 PM
Dave AND Jbee are happy. I once had to choose between defending my dog, or getting dressed. The critters seem to all get along during your excursions. Is that so? Do you have a backup line, or some plan if someone elses dog jumped yours and you didn't have time to get dressed?
Jbee

Both Taz and Hazel are very sociable dogs and, since they are non-threatening to other dogs, we get very little hassle. However, in extremis, it is likely that I'd be more concerned about injury or harm to the dogs than I would be about someone else seeing something they did not expect. This is reinforced by the fact that I like most dogs better than I like most people and definitely like my dogs better than almost anyone :D

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: yeldew on March 03, 2016, 11:17:41 PM
My wife always said "Animals are better than people any day"  :)
Norman.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on March 04, 2016, 10:49:47 AM
Good to hear from you, Norman.

Any thoughts about which SOC walks you will be joining this year? I intend to make the two Saturday walks and hope to do at least a few others; though it will be a bit workload dependent and I won't know which I can make until fairly close to the date. However, if anyone is definitely going to attend a particular walk please shout out as soon as possible to give me the best possible chance of getting the time off. (Or keep schtum if you'd rather I did not inflict myself on you :D).

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: yeldew on March 04, 2016, 11:20:19 PM
Ian (and anyone else).

Every date is in my diary, and I am intending to do as many SOC walks as possible this year. :)
I will be avoiding arranging any squash or racketball games on those dates. ;D

There are some issues at present with the specialist care centre where Jeanette is.
But as long as she is ok then I should be able to make a lot of the dates.

Norman.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on March 05, 2016, 02:52:41 PM
In keeping with the topic thread, numbers this month:

Walks: 8 (around acreage property with some front pasture exposed areas to road turns)
Skinny dips in natural water: 0
Naked sail/kayak: 0
Encounters: 1
Hot/cold Pool hours: 50


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 05, 2016, 06:17:14 PM
In keeping with the topic thread, numbers this month:

Walks: 8 (around acreage property with some front pasture exposed areas to road turns)
Skinny dips in natural water: 0
Naked sail/kayak: 0
Encounters: 1
Hot/cold Pool hours: 50

Encounters: 1 ???

Inquiring minds want to....
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on March 05, 2016, 08:12:27 PM
I salute those who have something to report even if the month in question is February. But maybe you're in a different climate zone from me.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 07, 2016, 06:21:02 PM
From my perspective, looking at your avatar photo, lake, deciduous forest, clouds...maybe another planet!
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 08, 2016, 01:20:19 PM
My frustratingly textile-ridden month continued into early March and last weekend I felt so confined by my clothes - sort of textile stir crazy!  Any doubt that I am not a naturist at heart has been entirely dispelled by the strength of longing at times to get naked.

This textile activity has been engendered by mainly chilly weather, loads of appointments of various stripes, having been in London a lot for various events including my Son's birthday, a concert, my Brother's birthday, a training course and some other business plus several days' visit of a great friend of my wife's (also a lady) and a short visit by my son at home (which meant dressing gown at minimum).  However, after the coming weekend we are getting to a slightly less busy period where I can a) be naked at home in the usual way and b) get out for some new walks.  Looking forward to tomorrow when wife is going on a prolonged visit to a nearby town and I am home most of day.

My back is a lot better but I was pretty bad this time and it was lasting a long time so I went to an Osteopath for the first time ever last week.  Despite a certain lack of bedside manner, he massaged and cracked his way to a distinct improvement and I'm going again today.  Evidently I have a 'functional scoliosis' which means a bit of a bad back due to wear and tear.  Evidently my left leg is a tad shorter than my right and years & years of unconscious compensating for this to keep my eyeline straight has caused ongoing stresses and strains in the lumbar region.  I trust this is not hokum and that the course of treatment is not prolonged (therefore expensive!).

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 08, 2016, 06:59:59 PM
I've had the same problem for years, off and on. The solution is all good for me. I get to my chiropractic friend periodically, just to tune-up. It all started with a couple of car wreck whiplashes. I have discovered that I can dissipate expense by stretches and various pertinent yoga movements. Squatting stretches lower back, helping with the elasticity, teaching the rest to support the problem. Building the associated muscles helps to regain support. My body often tells me what to do, if I let go. It is in the moment, mindful stuff, that feels good. The condition can be improved, using ones time instead of ones expense of addiction to a professional.

 Free form dance is very good for it. The body will move by itself. Start with very slow music which gets faster every seven minutes, or so, to frenzy, then a cool down. Imagine that something has possessed the body. This is Jappa yoga. I find that it is best done naked, for a more free movement and greater awareness of balance and feet. There ya go, tell her that it is therapeutic for your back!

I could see that in you when we met in PHX. Doc Jbee prescribes more bump and grind. ;D....Just be careful, maybe after some professional good results. Here my chiropractor always is cautious about telling me to not over do it. He has liability and what people do is unpredictable and varied. Please, if you try this, be incremental about it as if you were conditioning your wife in concern for nudity.

Yoga, stretches, naked in nature is wonderful.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on March 09, 2016, 04:56:07 AM
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Encounters: 1 ???

Inquiring minds want to....
Jbee

Well it was the neighbor next to us who popped out of his wooded area just as we were getting down to the spa pools for an afternoon of relaxing hydrotherapy.  I think he waits for us to come on weekends  and then makes an excuse to do tractor work or fence repair, and walk the land ever so conveniently close... He's very nice actually, and enjoys a long conversation at the fence line as often as he can discern we are on site.  He engages Tanman for at least a half an hour or more at a time.

We had just hung up towels and about to step in to the hot water when he hails from across the ravine, to our surprise, and makes a bee line to the fence.  Now this particular area is not convenient for him due to terrain and distance, but clearly he wanted a neighborly chat.

So my amiable partner takes the towel from my hands and without breaking a stride adjusts it like a waiter serving wine for frontal conveniences.  I just got into the water to soak up to my neck.

Soaking in 104 degree water for a half hour up to ones neck causes a nearly out of body experience. After the half hour had come and gone I couldn't take it any longer.  I was getting to the dizzy phase which isn't a good place to be.  The cold pool wasn't opened yet as we had just arrived, and that would have required a distracting few steps into the clear open for a quick plunge.  I was mildly irritated that our pristine Eden had been hijacked by conversation, even if friendly.  I mean, there's a reason I have country property to escape to.

After counting another five minutes I just said to heck with it and got out quite casually, put on my flannel shirt wind break wrap and walked back to the house. 

This time he says to Larry... " so you all are naturalists, huh?"

Not sure how it went from there but he's quite obviously aware.

Yep.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 09, 2016, 06:09:12 PM
Tanman and Kayaker,
I’m a naturist. I’m not self-conscious about others seeing my naked bod. I haven’t been troubled by being the only one, or one of the few in a more clothed crowd. I don’t generally like to get the feeling that I’m on display. I can take a compliment and find them assuring. I resent voyeurs who stare. I do like my privacy at times and like to be left alone. At other times, I like to interact or converse. I’d like the liberation free range nudity, of walking down the side of a public street nude, but I’d probably find the notoriety tiresome, but then ya don’t always know until ya get there. I suppose that may depend on the street and who’s there. Some places people are careful to not look anyone in the eye. I got the impression that you have boundary issues to work out with the neighbor, solutions in the making.

The plan was to have a soak with hubbie and neighbor makes extra effort to come to the fence, taking the plan away. You are seen and decide to cover with water. Hubbie gets stuck at the fence, hijacked, a towel hanging in front of his nude body. You wait, hoping that any moment hubbie returns and neighbor goes away. That doesn’t happen. So, there you are, stuck alone in the tub eventually getting overcooked.

DF’s attitude would be, to not care about being seen, no reason to be concerned. She would have called me to the tub and back to the plan, or joined us at the fence, probably covering up some way…maybe not. Don’t know with her. We both would have brought up the casual nudity and gotten some answers from the guy, and set boundaries, bidding a friendly addu and making it plain that we expect a private Eden, or invite him to join us, but definitely settle his “naturalist” question. We would most likely take a less incremental approach. Probably, if he doesn’t mind seeing us normally nude on occasion then we don’t mind seeing him dressed. Would you expect such a settlement with him in the future?

So, I gotta ask, when you are away during the week, do you leave water in the tub, or cover it up someway?  Animals and children can get dead in them. Dust, leaves, bacteria and bugs will pollute the water in a week’s time. Slime accumulates on plastic. I’m experimenting with ferro cement. I’m making a sauna partly out of it. In time I might use it to make a privacy wall. I might make a water feature out here and can’t be refilling it all of the time. It would need a cover and care. Just exploring options.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Naked_Archer on March 11, 2016, 03:41:41 PM
Sadly, no naturist free range naturism opportunities for me last month, or the previous months before that, since I'm recovering from knee surgery for damaged cartilage.  Had the op in november 2015, and I'm almost back to full fitness. 

I have a week booked on the Isle of Skye in mid May, so hopefully I'll get some Free Range Naturism in then! Can't wait!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 11, 2016, 07:34:08 PM
A part of my ancestry came from the Ilse of Skye. I'd like to see some pics and hear about ma roots.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 11, 2016, 07:58:45 PM
A part of my ancestry came from the Ilse of Skye. I'd like to see some pics and hear about ma roots.
Jbee


My daughter in law, the Albuquerque bagpiper, has parents on the Isle of Skye.  They run a B&B. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Naked_Archer on March 11, 2016, 09:08:21 PM
A part of my ancestry came from the Ilse of Skye. I'd like to see some pics and hear about ma roots.
Jbee

Hopefully I'll get some decent weather for some photography! And some free range naturism as well.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on March 12, 2016, 05:53:03 PM
On the question of covering the spa pools yes we do cover them and do keep water in them.  Also each has a circulating pump and we use the salt system.  There's a little maintenance but they're worth it.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 12, 2016, 06:06:01 PM
You seem to be here at the same time, happy Sat. Morn. Gotta brand name?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 14, 2016, 12:28:39 AM
Quote from: jbee
I could see that in you when we met in PHX

Did you really spot the scoliosis?  Is this post-rationalisation or was it that obvious at the time?  Am I a distorted looking cripple?  I thought it was very slight given that I hadn't noticed it at all until the recent spasms exaggerated the curvature.  True it was that the osteopath spotted it (it's his trade after all!) but he had to show me with a photo and professed it to be just a small distortion.

I'm worried now about a) how I look to others and b) how to get it addressed.

After my second visit he 'prescribed' a further month of weekly sessions, then 2 weekly, then monthly, then 2 monthly, then quarterly.  Phew! That's a lot of money...which I guess, even if he is reasonably ethical, is the reason he thus prescribes.  I'll take a view after another couple of sessions!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 14, 2016, 05:36:44 AM
Quote from: jbee
I could see that in you when we met in PHX

Did you really spot the scoliosis?  Is this post-rationalisation or was it that obvious at the time?  Am I a distorted looking cripple? 

I'm worried now about a) how I look to others and b) how to get it addressed.

After my second visit he 'prescribed' a further month of weekly sessions, then 2 weekly, then monthly, then 2 monthly, then quarterly.  Phew! That's a lot of money...which I guess, even if he is reasonably ethical, is the reason he thus prescribes.  I'll take a view after another couple of sessions!

John
I noticed your movement, There was lack of fluid motion. A bit stiff. Not a candidate for chronic hoola hoop addiction. That is generally what people do with back problems, or are getting back problems. The lack of movement can cause fusion, or is caused by fusion. It is a common ailment and outcome. I've observed many people, friends and myself and all have done that, either gradually, or after an injury. Just takes one to know one.

I would be surprised, if my observation would be common, or others would notice. Back problems are extremely common, so it is assumed normal to move like that. It is not seen as an indicator.

When I had my injuries originally pointed out in the x-rays, I thought, "What, that's nothing! Is he conning me?"

If you are beginning to fuse, you have moved into a more advanced phase, I was told and the literature attests.

A body has to move it or lose it. Free form dance, yoga, non-repetitive motion, exercise, stretch are important preventatives. Many chiropractors will imply that an upright non-motion is optimum healthy and advise taking it easy and carefully, leaving out the need for frequent movement to redevelop the entire system. That's just a part of it.

I got stuck with three times a week for weeks, then gradually less. I like to go in about once a month for adjustment and maintenance. So much else in the body, every organ, is tied to a healthy back and alignment. Sometimes, you will get adjustments and ten feet out the door it springs back.

Massage, stretches, free form dance, sitting positions, getting out moving naked and barefoot, squatting and more are a regular maintenance that have helped me. Somewhere down the line in your recovery, you might incorporate some of these. It is all fun and feel good. The doctor can probably tell you when it is safe. Your back will tell you when you can do these things, but that can be communicated because of further injury. Comparing this Doc's schedule with my experiences, it appears that you're no very bad off, but if you don't change maintenance habits, it is likely to get worse. I encourage you to research more. Basic Sun and cobra yoga coupled with superman stretch, work very well and are indicators for me. The doc can probably show you some neck exercises.

Back injuries have been a stimulus to explore my nature, natural body use and compare it to this modern living, that we all do. it has all been fascinating.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on March 14, 2016, 09:20:07 AM
My disabled son had a very severe scoliosis - almost 90 degrees at one point. surgeons recommended a spinal fusion operation but the consultant's advice on it included the sentence "The operation was a success but the patient died."
If physio won't cure it, leave it alone.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 15, 2016, 12:55:29 AM
Quote from: jbee
There was lack of fluid motion. A bit stiff. Not a candidate for chronic hoola hoop addiction.
Amazing.  That's almost what the Osteopath said(...leaving out the hoola hoop bit!).  The good news is that he doesn't reckon it's fusion, it's probably just an old injury which has never healed properly or that tears a bit fairly often (1-3 times per year) such that my musculature is compensating and taking the pressure off that muscle causing the ligaments and such to strain and become stiff.  Evidently my ligaments are generally of decent length and if we can stretch the affected regions he should be able to make things significantly better.  I can't touch my toes but I can already get a lot lower towards them than 2 weeks ago!  You are also right in that a) I'll need to watch for the situation returning after treatment and b) to adopt new habits and more exercise of the right sort.  I'll keep you posted!

It puts me in mind of the man who was overwrought and went to the doc.  "You need to get more exercise" said the doc "buy a hoop and stick and get out in the country".  So the man complied and bowled along his hoop and stick into the country and eventually stopped at a nice pub, parked his hoop & stick outside and went in for a pint.  When he came out the hoop and stick were gone.  He complained to the publican about the theft who said "Well you can buy another hoop and stick, can't you?" "That's all very well" said the man.  "But how the hell am I going to get home?"

PS Bob, apologies, you are quite right this is neither a political discussion site or a joke forum!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on March 22, 2016, 12:59:15 AM
You seem to be here at the same time, happy Sat. Morn. Gotta brand name?
Jbee

Sorry JBee I didn't see your question.  I've been swamped and will be offline for a bit for surgery.

Brand is Intex, and we've been pleased except the pump heads are susceptible to heavy rain and mice seem to like to build nests in the base.  We cover the pump heads with plastic but we've had some tropical storm winds and rain lately.

They come to your door from Amazon!  Amazing.  I love Internet shopping.  Can't stand "analog" shopping.  :) 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 24, 2016, 09:45:49 PM
Lisa,
Quote from: Kayaker
will be offline for a bit for surgery

Whatever the operation is, could I wish you most sincerely (and I am pretty damn certain that also comes from all of us) a swift and successful outcome and a speedy recovery.  Do you want to share what it is?  Hope it's something simple and very fixable.

Very much hope to hear from you when you are recovered.  Perhaps a bit of chatty posting here will be therapeutic to the recovery!

John

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on March 24, 2016, 11:57:56 PM
Consider those sentiments totally seconded.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on March 27, 2016, 06:07:39 AM
Thank you gentlemen, I really appreciate your kind concern.  I am undergoing two outpatient surgeries, cataract removal and new lens implants for each eye.  Many years of bright sun on water with light iris eyes makes for early cataract development.  Plus past history working in cath lab probably.  I'm doing really well having just had one eye done.  Next one in a week.  It's a bit barbaric as far as the actual surgery goes but I like the results.  A very interesting side effect is a new ability to see in the UV spectrum in the new bionic eye.  It's fascinating.  The morning sky is a light purplish color.  Everything is a bit like viewing under blacklight conditions and takes a little getting used to.  Color saturation in reds blues and greens are intensified.  The shades of purples and blues are the most intriguing.  I did a little research and saw one reference to about 3% of the population having this surgery have this color shift sense.

It's hard to focus up close with one bionic and one native eye but I do like the results.  Hope the second one does as well. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 27, 2016, 09:30:11 PM
Oh cataracts!  Gosh they are pretty routine nowadays.  I've known several people who have had them done and all have had sight 100% restored and no complications. I'm so glad it wasn't something more horrible. 

My father-in-law wore 2 pairs of thick glasses - one for seeing and one for reading all his life up to late 70's when he had cataracts done and no glasses then needed!

Whilst you are recovering, kick Larry for us, please.  He owes Duane a reply from last August!

Speedy recovery

John

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 30, 2016, 08:34:15 PM
Quote from: Lisa
. . .  the new bionic eye.

Explain, please.

Is this a prosthetic lens or a lens transplant? That is amazing! It opens up all sorts of new possibilities.

Multiple frequency, selectable frequencies e.g. thermal, UV, IR even normal, all with the touch of a button.

X-ray vision? Nahhh!

Duane

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on March 31, 2016, 04:31:31 AM
Quote from: Lisa
. . .  the new bionic eye.

Explain, please.

Is this a prosthetic lens or a lens transplant? That is amazing! It opens up all sorts of new possibilities.

Multiple frequency, selectable frequencies e.g. thermal, UV, IR even normal, all with the touch of a button.

X-ray vision? Nahhh!

Duane

Duane this is quite the experience.  The tech now has really taken strides.  One has to be a candidate for the different types of lens options and you choose your option based on eye anatomy and lifestyle choices.  It involves lens fracturing and liquification with removal (phacoemulsifucation) followed by artificial lens implants.  The new technology in optics gives a more natural flexible response using the iris muscles, so the new lens can accommodate more like the native lens.  Which in this particular lens has only been around less than five years.  The surgeon I have does not use moderate sedation, so you are awake and very aware of everything including watching your eye bleed from the inside out and a lot of grinding and whirring drill action while he has you moving your focal point almost constantly.  The procedure is a little tough to endure but as long as you have the stomach for it and can Spock-out it's definitely worth it.   

One irony for me is I am pretty nonconventional with respect to healthcare and lean more to alternative everything as long as the science is sound.  I work in healthcare and have the advantage of knowing both sides of the fence and studied naturopathy.   So, I delayed this procedure until the bitter end waiting for this type of lens to have enough proven success.

Researching just prior to assessment I noticed a theme from some patients who experienced a significant color shift in the visible spectrum.  Most all report a blue shifting.  I was quite surprised to find I fall into the small percentage camp of expanded visible light on both ends.  I see into the UV light particularly in morning and evening light, and it looks like infrared as well on the color bar test.  On the far right it goes from oranges into vivid peachy neon pinks.  On the far left its a pleasant variety of shades of light purples, and in evenng light a beautiful sequence of lavenders to deep purples in sky that looks gray or blue to native eyes.  I really like it.  I'm going to test visibility in real blacklight conditions later tonight with my flourescent mineral specimens.

X-ray vision...well Shazaam Batman, I'm not able to see through flesh to the bones, and not through walls, and no cool Doppler shading for airflow dynamics.  But I am really enjoying the purple and lavender skies and can actually see skin tone variations on others' faces as one would  under a UV lamp.  One interesting criteria I'm noticing is the difference between natural light and incandescent or flourescent.  I can tell a difference between flourescent and natural light on a wall with the UV spectrum in the natural (sun) light. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on March 31, 2016, 04:37:03 AM
And oh yes... We are saving up for a big screen dark room viewing of Avatar when I have TWO bionic eyes! 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 31, 2016, 05:16:28 PM
Quote from: Kayaker
Most all report a blue shifting.

Does that mean getting this procedure increases your relative velocity?
No excuse now for dawdling.

Science is amazing!
Let us know if the 2nd lens gives you the same results. If it has a different effect, you could be a walking, talking spectrometer. Infrared could be interesting as you could see how people are reacting to their surroundings.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on April 01, 2016, 10:41:46 AM
Here are my numbers for March 2016 (full year figures in parentheses), despite the challenging conditions the numbers tell me that this was my best March on record for free range naturism:

Walks: 19 (47)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 1 (1)
SOC walks: 0 (0)
Encounters: 0 (2)
Naked geocache finds: 13 (28)

Total free range naked time: 47:19 (109:24)

Sadly, the month was marked by the loss of Taz on the Monday before easter. He was walking up to 2 hours with me (at a slow pace) until a few days before that, but his legs eventually could not keep up with his spirit and then his breathing became painful, did not respond to treatment and we had to let him go. The house seems a little empty without my companion of 14 years, but Carole and I both remember the happy times and joy that he brought to us.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 01, 2016, 05:45:45 PM
A stab in my heart, I remember my own, a tear, Lo siento. In the spirit of the pack.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 01, 2016, 06:50:30 PM
March had wonderful weather. I didn't get out on the trail much, because I've been occupied creating a ferro cement sauna and construction. Gotta great tan though. Most of the work has been done in the nude. I've got a great tan going. Didn't wear anything other than here and there, like groceries, a social this or that and when volunteer helpers not so inclined were about during construction.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: midnightrider on April 01, 2016, 09:23:18 PM
Sorry to hear about your los Ian, I know how it feels I had to say goodbye to my pet as well the 9th of January, I still miss him.

Cheers,
Paul
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on April 03, 2016, 03:21:34 PM
Let me begin by saying Ian I am sorry to hear of the loss of Taz. He was a part of our imagination as we envisioned him along with the walks you described.

Next, Friday I was going to write this wonderful glowing account of the month. Frolicking naked in white sand among the palm trees of this tropical paradise, without a care in the world and glowing in the glory of an all over tan. After I had everyone sufficiently jealous of my life it would have ended with April Fools.

The truth of the matter being in this tourist and snowbird area any type of free range is quite the challenge. There have been days in some local parks I reverted back to the old days of the SN craft and a few days of kayaking out to small islands to soak up some sun. I'm almost ready to head north again but saw where home had a coating of snow this morning. The blood is too thinned out to enjoy any naturism in those conditions. The positive in it all is that the sunshine has kept my SAD away so at least my spirits are up. Also, since we will be here later this year perhaps there will be more opportunity once more snowbirds leave.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on April 04, 2016, 07:33:27 PM
I'm really sorry to read the sad news about Taz, Ian. I know how you must be feeling.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on April 04, 2016, 09:51:47 PM
I'm really sorry to read the sad news about Taz, Ian. I know how you must be feeling.
Me too, especially as I met Taz almost a minute before Ian came into view.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 05, 2016, 10:07:18 PM
Ian,
I am also so sorry to hear that Taz has passed on.  He was one of us SNs for sure, by association and hopefully his memory will live on in your oft used avatar.
It sounds, from your description as though he had a relatively 'comfortable' end and that you spotted it coming in good time to avoid suffering. (Would that we humans were so fortunate as to have the opportunity to leave gently rather than suffer on - but that is a whole other debate)

Has Hazel taken it ok, presumably as they were well used to each other by now?
Your routine walks will, no doubt, feel different for a while but, surely, each will be a fitting memorial of your late and faithful hound.
May you enjoy many more with hazel following obediently on!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 05, 2016, 10:33:18 PM
Different interwoven response thread....

Lisa!  V. Happy to hear you have benefitted from the cataract operation and it's obviously proved straightforward to recover and with beneficial outcome.
But the description of increased spectrum vision!  Wow - I'm frankly totally amazed!  Do I take it that you have identified the additional wavelengths in vision by looking at a 'live' spectrum? 

I'm utterly fascinated - whilst not exactly a 6th sense, I would have thought that any additional spectral colours outside the usual visible spectrum would not be perceptible by the selection of retinal cells that nature gave us! I must suppose that our natural lens filters the UV and near IR out rather than there not being the ability to perceive them by the retina - and that the artificial lenses pass a wider spectrum which in fact therefore is perceptible (at least by some).  Do flowers and clouds look any different?

If so I envy you - an increased capacity in any faculty must be fascinating and hopefully advantageous. 

Is there a brand name for the technique or a reference that I could pick up and google to find out more?

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on April 06, 2016, 12:36:10 AM
Sorry, Ian for the loss of Taz, your longtime companion.

We lost our Grendel 4 yrs. ago and we still miss her. Know what your going through.
We have since adopted two new members to our family, Benjamin & Franklin to keep us company.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on April 07, 2016, 05:18:45 PM
Thank you all for the thoughts. Losing Taz was not a surprise; he was starting to get frail and when his breathing became an untreatable problem there was really no decision to be made.

Hazel seems to be adapting to life on her own remarkably well, considering that she had never been alone before. Much as I enjoy walking Hazel, she's not Taz, but she is shaping up into a well behaved, fun dog and will undoubtedly earn her own place in our lives as time goes on. We are considering getting another dog to keep her company, possibly a rescue dog, but not straight away.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on April 09, 2016, 11:49:34 PM
Ian, my condolences about your faithful companion Taz.  This has been a hard year for a few here with the cycle of pet lifespans.  I lost my dog Dakota of 15 years about a month ago, and it was a very hard hit. She was a great dog.

I don't know Hazel but can relate to wanting to get her a companion after some time to adjust.  Give her a scratch on the ears for me.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on April 10, 2016, 12:21:21 AM
Quote from: Kayaker
Most all report a blue shifting.

Does that mean getting this procedure increases your relative velocity?
No excuse now for dawdling.

Science is amazing!
Let us know if the 2nd lens gives you the same results. If it has a different effect, you could be a walking, talking spectrometer. Infrared could be interesting as you could see how people are reacting to their surroundings.

Duane

Oh that's good... Two points rim shot!  Yes Duane I might become a singularity at this rate..

Nuduke - I had eye #2 done this week.  Interestingly, he did a different technique. Watching the lens fracture from the inside was totally different visually than the other one and not nearly as many colors, and didn't take as long.  But the recovering is a little tougher after surgery two.  Each one has required a second procedure called "burping" which is basically squishing on your eyeball like a Grape (there is a puncturing process) until postop fluid is released.  They seem to anticipate the need for it.  I don't know how many other lucky souls get the second procedure the next day.  I feel the hit of four procedures in three weeks this time around.  Too soon yet to tell on the success.  Recovery period is said to be about three months until vision settles out to get reading glasses. 

Color spectrum shift of natural light is still to the blue end causing morning  light to be beautiful lavenders.  Colors of ambient sky is more purple than blue for sunrise and sunset,  a very soft lavender glow that is more perceptible to me than others watching the same sky.   We've been staying at the beach and there have been very nice sunrise/set sky experiences.  Reds are more saturated, blues, purples are deeper.   I'm comparing in natural light.  Flourescent doesn't have the same purple glow.

The lens brand is Crystalens version "x" whatever the latest release was about 2 years ago.  I like the results.

I'll stop blathering about it  now.

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 14, 2016, 12:16:08 AM
Blathering it is not, Lisa.
Very interesting to hear your experiences.  I'm not squeamish but if it were me I'd much prefer not to feel / sense what was happening during the replacement.
Wishing you a speedy and successful recovery - take it easy!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker on April 20, 2016, 06:49:15 PM
Wishing you a speedy and successful recovery - take it easy!
John

Well John, Murphy decided to throw me another curve ball.  I ended up with emergency surgery last week with a really serious medical emergency not related to eyes.  Sigh.  I am very weary of medical challenges of late.  I am out of hospital now and recuperating at home.  We have had citywide severe flooding to boot which has added s little complexity but is a Godsend on timing just prior.

So to quote the famous words of a cult movie, "I'm not dead yet... " but sure have had my fill of being tested.

Larry is a good nurse... As well as a wonderful husband. :)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 20, 2016, 08:01:37 PM
Git well soon. Blessings sent, play your music, naked, barefoot, in water, and you all should be recovered speedily.
Thanks Tanman.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 29, 2016, 11:23:11 PM
Good heavens, Lisa. 

Murphy's indeed.  One never can tell when medical misfortune may strike.
Glad you are recovering and hope it's a 1-off never to be repeated.
Look after yourself and keep the 'nurse' busy getting you recuperative broths and what not.
Wishing you a speedy recovery which, given the gap since you wrote this post, is hopefully complete or nearly!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 30, 2016, 12:57:34 AM
Hello again, friends.
I have been off air for just short of a fortnight as I have been on holiday in sunny warm lovely Florida Keys (Islamorada to be precise)!  I'm sure you haven't even noticed!!
Not much naturism possible, we were staying in a busy commercial resort and travelling around.  However our room had a mosquito netted balcony overlooking a sparsely used golf course so I was able to loll around nude sometimes in the warm humid air of the subtropical southernmost part of the US of A.  Of course Mrs N kept up a general clucking about the danger of me being seen but I managed to keep her in reasonably good form about it.  Because of the very warm climes, she was more prone to being naked around the hotel room herself.  Nice to see she isn't so screwed as to reject the balmy caresses of the Florida night air, or more exactly, the air conditioned Florida night air!

Enjoyed reading all the back posts.  Kept my comments brief as so many to read and now the weather is improving, there are more trip reports hoorah.

So my month for FRN was comme-ci comme-ca but what there was, was nice!  I do like the US in the parts I have been to!  That's been the far SW and far SE. Would I like Spokane as much, I wonder?  Our only gripe was the difficulty in Florida of getting anyone to understand the concept of black tea (not such an issue in California).  It was rare, lukewarm and watery when found! One way or another we asked quite a few waiters for tea (not sure why, probably it's refreshing properties in hot weather).  We discovered that the American education system falls short of teaching its alumni that you DON'T have half-and-half in English breakfast tea!!!  2% is fine, whole is better!

We retuned to exceptionally cold weather for April!  Dang!

John

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 30, 2016, 05:33:26 PM
What no foray onto the golf course under the light of the full moon? Condos line it?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on May 01, 2016, 05:11:32 PM
Well John, it seems like your Florida visit was much like mine. Stolen moments of SN and reminders that you may be seen. But another month the has passed and the numbers are not all that great. However yesterday I returned to the wildlife management area frequented last fall and managed a two mile hike so things are looking up.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 01, 2016, 06:20:10 PM
Wow, another month! Except for a couple of strolls to Havarock and our trip to the Bloody Basin area, I've been home a lot. I'm building a sweat, sauna out back, out of ferro cement (report in a few weeks) and it has been taking my time. Other than a couple of days with a carpenter, it has been a nude project. I did wear a sweat shirt a couple of colder windy days. I did find that placing hot metal roofing on an asphalt papered roof is better with a pair of pants attached to my butt. I knew that there had to be something that wasn't better nude. I have been closer to home, DF was off on a Carribean cruise with her sisters, so I just kept mostly home, focused on this project, nude. I put on clothing 15 minutes yesterday to make a flyer at my neighbors printer. Friday, I spent 3hours hauling sand, and three on Thursday. I took DF to the Airport 10 days ago and stopped by the grocery... The usual Wednesday night meeting...Hmm, not very much laundry, now that I think about it....
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on May 02, 2016, 04:08:49 PM
April 21st was the first time for me to be naked outside this year and the only day of the month. My worst start to a free range season I can remember.

The good news is that I was less than 300 metres away from home in a public field! Not in the open but at the  edge of a small circular patch of bushes and small trees. A few days earlier I'd wondered if there was a way in and discovered that there was. The way to a small patch of relatively clearer open ground was blocked by brambles. This was when I remembered that I'd been here before many years ago. It wasn't blocked then and I'd discounted it as a place to sunbathe for not being private enough.

Over the next three days I cut through and mostly cleared the brambles to make a path, a little at a time - not easy with arthritic hands. Once the stinging nettles were cleared there was enough space to sunbathe. Now it seems perfectly suitable to me as nobody had obviously been there for years.

I now have a place to sunbathe suitably unclad, which I can get to at a moment's notice instead of having to cycle a mile or so to do so as I have in the past. This may not seem a big deal to many, but without a garden of any description and having developed rheumatoid arthritis, which is likely to restrict my mobility more and more, it's a big deal for me. Looking forward to getting plenty of sun there this year.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 02, 2016, 05:50:24 PM
Woohoo! A stealth mini trail, a special place for naturism AND handy. Sounds like the SN goddess is looking out for your blessings. Get'er working on the weather, and you are gonna brown.

Does the heat from the sun help the medical condition? Lying on the ground naked should.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 02, 2016, 08:08:46 PM
What a lucky find, Dave!

Glad to hear that you found a comfortable spot  so close to home. I'm sure that makes it an easier decision to get out.

I too was wondering if the sun would benefit your condition.

Hope all continues well.
Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: tanman on May 02, 2016, 08:58:28 PM
Congratulations, Dave, for your new sun spot.  I hope you will have the weather to enjoy it frequently!

Have fun, naked!
Larry (tanman in Texas)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on May 02, 2016, 09:11:16 PM
Larry!

I don't know whether the heat from the sun will help as there hasn't been enough to find out yet. Ironically getting on the ground and getting up again is one of the difficulties my arthritis has caused.

Thanks for your good wishes.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on May 03, 2016, 03:42:04 PM
I know that a friend of ours raves about the therapeutic heat from her hot tub however she does complain that entry and exit is difficult with the arthritis. Perhaps a lounge chair would raise you off the ground enough to make life easier? Anyway I'm sure the heat from the sun will do good, as much as it does for my mental status. Congratulations for finding a little piece of heaven on earth Balead!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 03, 2016, 08:50:15 PM
The Gathering in Scotland over the weekend made the Scottish Daily Record. See  here (http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/nudists-enjoy-first-ever-mass-7873350#pEuv06EK518jflBI.97)

The event made naturism more acceptable to the public in several ways:

The local Police were informed of the intention to walk naked and were supportive.
The event hired the local pool despite being told a couple or so years ago that naturists couldn't use the pool for health and safety reasons.
The event attracted some sponsorship so some companies realise the buff pound has potential.

The organisers worked hard and deserve credit.... and I enjoyed the two walks and the swim

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 03, 2016, 09:02:37 PM
Quote from: Davie
. . . despite being told a couple or so years ago that naturists couldn't use the pool for health and safety reasons.

Now there is a puzzling quip.

Re:health, Do they believe that wearing a swimsuit somehow prevents the entire human skin surface from coming into contact with the water?

Re:safety, Do they believe that a naked human body coming in contact with "pool water" causes a critical mass reaction?

An explanation would be interesting.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 03, 2016, 09:45:02 PM
At one time the 'elf and safety issue was sent to the HSE myth busting team (it exits) by local naturists who said there was no health or safety issue. It was local contact with a local supportive councillor that won the day as I understand it.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 04, 2016, 07:35:32 AM
Quote from: Davie
. . . despite being told a couple or so years ago that naturists couldn't use the pool for health and safety reasons.

Now there is a puzzling quip.

Re:health, Do they believe that wearing a swimsuit somehow prevents the entire human skin surface from coming into contact with the water?

Re:safety, Do they believe that a naked human body coming in contact with "pool water" causes a critical mass reaction?

An explanation would be interesting.

Duane
Yea, I've just sat here quietly waiting for some kind of logical reasoning, to justify that claim and nothin', absolutely nothin' has come to mind. Must be something like putting a diaper on a kid so that he can't pee in the pool. OR, massive numbers of unclad pubic hairs will totally clog the filtration system. Naked people are less clean after a shower than speedo people? Something completely thoughtless or stupid...what strange thoughts could they have been thinking?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 04, 2016, 10:16:43 AM
It's a wall to hide behind. I would always ask them to quantify telling them I'd like to overcome the danger. The other one is The Data Protection Act. "Can't tell you that, Guv, against the law." I've had that with joint accounts. When I get that sort of nonsense I ask them which section of the Act they are actually using.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on May 04, 2016, 10:54:20 AM
I know that a friend of ours raves about the therapeutic heat from her hot tub however she does complain that entry and exit is difficult with the arthritis. Perhaps a lounge chair would raise you off the ground enough to make life easier?
Yes it's more difficult than it should be, but hopefully it won't stop me doing it. Once the folding chair I have ordered has arrived, it will be taken and left there.

Anyway I'm sure the heat from the sun will do good, as much as it does for my mental status.
Yes, it will help mentally if nothing else.

Congratulations for finding a little piece of heaven on earth Balead!
Thank you. Hopefully it will remain undiscovered by others.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on May 04, 2016, 11:38:59 AM
<snip>
Naked people are less clean after a shower than speedo people? Something completely thoughtless or stupid...what strange thoughts could they have been thinking?
Jbee
Since my ileumectomy operation (some 10 years back and completely successful) I have become meticulous about showering my nether regions before a swim. Obviously this can only be done naked.
It is amazing how many new pools only have open plan communal unisex showers and the amount of difficulty I sometimes have in arranging to shower before a textile swim.
one of these days I will dress again without having my swim and demand my money back.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on May 04, 2016, 12:32:58 PM
Dave,

Great to learn that you are starting to come out of your naturist hibernation and that you have found a new spot that is so convenient. Not so good to hear about the arthritis though.

Hopefully, even if the sun and air cannot help with your condition physically the mental lift that sun on skin provides will improve your sense of well being.

My numbers for April 2016 are as follows (full year figures in parentheses). Despite the unseasonably poor weather throughout the month, I have managed to record a personal FR record April. It seems that Hazel’s limitless energy is getting me out and about for longer than has been the norm in years past:

Walks: 17 (64)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (1)
SOC walks: 0 (0)
Encounters: 1 (3)
Naked geocache finds: 11 (39)

Total free range naked time: 49:28 (158:52)

The encounter was with a group of four mountain bikers out early on Saturday morning in an area where they are likely to get shot at if the game keepers see them (hence, I guess, their early start). They caught up with me just as I reached a stile, forcing them to stop and lift their bikes over. We chatted briefly about the state of the tracks (lots of gloopy mud but I was able to point them towards the routes in better condition) before they headed off. Nothing was said about my chosen attire, though they did all have huge grins…

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 04, 2016, 04:34:43 PM
Dave, this new site reminds me of the site you described on TSNS, where you had secreted an inflatable float for your frequent visits. As I recall that spot became less secret as traffic in the area increased and you never went back.

Here's hoping that new spot remains a secret and after the chair arrives just as pleasant as the old one.

Ahhh! Relaxing in the warm embrace of the sun.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on May 04, 2016, 08:05:57 PM
Dave,

Great to learn that you are starting to come out of your naturist hibernation and that you have found a new spot that is so convenient. Not so good to hear about the arthritis though.

Hopefully, even if the sun and air cannot help with your condition physically the mental lift that sun on skin provides will improve your sense of well being.
Thanks Ian. I'm already feeling good about spending over 3 hours there in total on a completely sunny day today. It would have been more, but I have to be careful about burning after the poor early spring and not becoming gradually used to the sun. Lots more sun forecast for tomorrow. :)

Nothing was said about my chosen attire, though they did all have huge grins…
:)

Here's hoping that new spot remains a secret and after the chair arrives just as pleasant as the old one.
Thanks Duane, I'm already leaving an inflatable mat there (and tools for further clearing) and using a container found there as a makeshift chair. I have to be careful about being seen entering and leaving as the area is well used by the public. If I stand up in my chosen location I can actually see people walking about. Using lines of sight, even if they noticed me they would only see my head and the top of my shoulders, but I'll be doing my best not to attract attention.

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 06, 2016, 11:29:18 PM
Third weekend in a row with rainy weather and cooler temperatures. Had hoped to do a hike today but cloudy and rainy AGAIN.

Tomorrow we'll be busy. I have to try again, maybe during the week.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 10, 2016, 07:18:25 PM
Quote from: nuduke
I have been off air for just short of a fortnight as I have been on holiday in sunny warm lovely Florida Keys (Islamorada to be precise)!  I'm sure you haven't even noticed!!

Not True!  Was wondering where you were. Still wondering as your last post was 10 days ago. Are you on the 2nd leg of your vacation?

When I was in my mid twenties (late '70's), I had this idea I would go to the Keys for a vacation and do the Jimmy Buffet. Find a small cottage down on the Keys somewhere isolated and kick back and make no firm plans. Stock it with what I would need for a week and see what happened. Then I got busy and forgot and then life happened.

My wife is incapable of remaining in a state of rest for longer than a few hours so this is likely to remain a fantasy. It was less developed then but there's not a lot of real estate there so it might still have some of the old feel of a less frantic lifestyle than my current digs.

Hope it was nice. Should have been this time of year.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 13, 2016, 12:32:40 AM
I've popped in quite late to this thread since my last contribution but I'd like to throw out a few comments, please:

1) Hi Dave, brilliant to hear from you and I do hope that your new site will bring you the much needed input of solar energy and open air that I think you have been lacking for a couple of years or more.  Hopefully your little habitation in the brambles will become a refuge of pleasure and nakedness as in days of yore i.e. 2010ish and we'll get the weather for your enjoyment!
2) Also, Dave, commiserations about the Rheumatoids.  It's a bugger of a problem - a friend of mine has it and it's tough but over time it seems to be possible to adapt life to keep it broadly at bay although there are many and various ways to arrive at that - diet, drugs, yoga, steroids, alternative remedies, exercise, non-exercise, sun, hot water bottles etc etc etc etc.  My advice but merely as bar room lawyer, you understand, is to read up on it and get going on finding if there's anything that helps materially.  Like my friend found, you may also find some things make it materially worse! Still, there's an additional hobby for you!  Seriously, I wish you every good luck in keeping it controlled and hopefully as much at bay as is possible.  Does it prevent you riding your bike?  My friend doesn't seem to be prevented from doing much although lots of things are painful and joints stiff so there are now more limits on how much she can do.
3) Duane, I did have a good holiday, thank you.  The Keys are a very relaxing place although I was a bit gobsmacked by Miami - never realised it was so big.  What I hitherto though of as Miami is Miami & South Beach! - we stayed there 2 nights and saw the Everglades.  God, I so wanted to swim in all that clear water!  However the Airboat driver may have taken a dim view of me diving in (and one wonders what the tarpon would have made of my testicles!)!
4) JBee - don't think my thoughts did not go to nocturnal golf course walking almost as soon as I saw the view from our balcony!  Unfortunately this was a busy commercial resort and the golf course was only 9 hole par 3 (i.e. small) and interwoven with overlooking hotel blocks, roads, car park, walkways and all manner of irritating nocturnal lighting.  It wasn't like the mighty Westin Kierland in Scottsdale i.e. miles of carpet like grass - it was flat and relatively confined; as I say there was no escape from people and not more than 100-200 yards in any direction before encountering something with people around.  So it was hard to get any place for SN.  They had an outdoor Jacuzzi in a secluded walled grove which offered possibilities so one day I visited it hourly on a bike with a view to 'nipping in' nude when nobody was there...but there wasn't a time when there wasn't anybody there! Not on that day.  My wife and I walked past it late one evening and nobody there.  As we had had a bottle of wine over dinner I had enough dutch courage to grab her and suggest we go for a late night dip in it.  Needless to say, dammitt the gates were locked! 

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 13, 2016, 01:00:14 AM
Quote from: John
. . . and one wonders what the tarpon would have made of my testicles!

An appetizer?  :D

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. . . dammitt the gates were locked!

What kind of resort in the Keys locks the gate to a sauna? Strange.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on May 18, 2016, 09:28:26 PM
Hi Dave, brilliant to hear from you and I do hope that your new site will bring you the much needed input of solar energy and open air that I think you have been lacking for a couple of years or more.  Hopefully your little habitation in the brambles will become a refuge of pleasure and nakedness as in days of yore i.e. 2010ish and we'll get the weather for your enjoyment!
Thanks John. I arrived there the other day to find the things that I had left there had been disturbed, but nothing was taken, so obviously somebody had found my secret place, most likely a kid or kids. It won't stop me still using it. On another day as I left, I suspected that a man walking a dog had seen me leave. I hung around out of his sight to see if he if he followed it up. He looked in, but didn't go any further. You have to bend double to get in and then have to negotiate nettles and only partially cleared brambles. I'm hoping it will prevent most adults investigating further. 

Quote
Does it prevent you riding your bike? 
My legs get tired more quickly and I have to get off and walk up hills more than I used to, but it doesn't prevent me.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 19, 2016, 12:55:17 AM
Finally, a day I set aside to hike, and it didn't rain!
6.5 miles and 4.75 hrs. A little ambitious since it's been 5 weeks since I last hiked.
I'm going to feel this one, about half of it was either in sand or gravel.

Don't get me wrong, we NEED rain.
I just wish it would consider my schedule when cuttin' loose.  :D
Just need to sit and do a write up.
When I get my photos organized I'll post a couple.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 19, 2016, 01:25:10 AM
Balead, when does summer break begin there?

If it is kids you might have more instances of this whenever they let out for the summer.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 19, 2016, 06:38:09 PM
Hi Dave, brilliant to hear from you and I do hope that your new site will bring you the much needed input of solar energy and open air that I think you have been lacking for a couple of years or more.  Hopefully your little habitation in the brambles will become a refuge of pleasure and nakedness as in days of yore i.e. 2010ish and we'll get the weather for your enjoyment!
Thanks John. I arrived there the other day to find the things that I had left there had been disturbed, but nothing was taken, so obviously somebody had found my secret place, most likely a kid or kids. It won't stop me still using it. On another day as I left, I suspected that a man walking a dog had seen me leave. I hung around out of his sight to see if he if he followed it up. He looked in, but didn't go any further. You have to bend double to get in and then have to negotiate nettles and only partially cleared brambles. I'm hoping it will prevent most adults investigating further. 

Quote
Does it prevent you riding your bike? 
My legs get tired more quickly and I have to get off and walk up hills more than I used to, but it doesn't prevent me.
Could it have been someone checking to see if it was a homeless encampment? People don't like that around.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: fuerta on May 23, 2016, 07:22:01 PM
Good hiking in Sonbou up past Santo Thomas and inland from Sonbou , As I set off from the beach most days I only took my shoes so I couldnt cover up if I wanted to. I met dozens of folk most days and not one negative comment, sometimes I would just get a Ola or Morning  from some others would chat and others would walk with me. Back home on Strensal common today with shorts in hand, a male jogger approached but I decided not to cover up and I just got a"good day for it " later a middle aged female dog walker came from nowhere ,I held my rolled up shorts in front of me and said excuse me , She replied oh dont worry ime a nurse and went on to talk about her dog liking to be fussed over . So a good couple of weeks I would say.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on May 23, 2016, 09:31:31 PM
Sorry for the delay in replying.

Balead, when does summer break begin there?

If it is kids you might have more instances of this whenever they let out for the summer.

19-07 til 31-08. I'll worry about that at the time, but hopefully there will be no need to.

Could it have been someone checking to see if it was a homeless encampment? People don't like that around.

Well, if he expected it he didn't go far to check. Even if he had it doesn't look like one from what's there.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 24, 2016, 01:50:13 AM
fuerta, it sounds like a great two weeks of not worrying at all about consequences.

Is Strensal is the name of your town? Walking in the common area, is that like the town square?

If so that's wonderful to have such a non-reaction in town.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 24, 2016, 03:52:50 AM
Yes, Fuerta,like Eyesup request, please elaborate. What are these places?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on May 24, 2016, 10:38:11 PM
son bou and st thomas are on the south coast of menorca, theres a long sandy beach popular with naturists.
wife and i were there in the autumn.
menorca has recently opened up a coastal foot path all round the island, i spent several mornings hiking rural sections of it, sometimes met nobody, other days met several walkers or horse riders nobody seemed bothered about my state of undress.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 25, 2016, 06:20:04 PM
Ahh, Menorca! Looked it up again, I thought it sounded familiar. There have been reports here from that island before.

I think it was Ian.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: fuerta on May 26, 2016, 10:12:50 AM
Strensall is a village just outside York , the common is more like moor land with some woodland ,certain areas are used for army training.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on June 01, 2016, 10:09:26 AM
start of another month, its overcast and looks like it will rain at any moment.
i dont seem to be getting much free range opertunities at the moment , life is just too busy to take the time to go for a wander in the countryside.  all my naturism is either in my own space or in he gardens i work in , im lucky to have the flexibility to juggle when and where i work to try to get the secluded gardens with enlightened owners to coinside with sunny spells. on the whole it works out quite well.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudeed on June 01, 2016, 03:03:14 PM
The month was a little on the cool side. I  was able to get in four hikes totaling 28 miles. Yesterday was the longest 10 miles in total.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on June 01, 2016, 03:29:42 PM
Our May was one of the wettest on record. Any free range time on my part consisted of stolen moments between the raindrops. The end of May turned quickly to warm and sunshine but left me far behind in keeping up the appearance of the outside of the house. So I'm frantically trying to catch up so some enjoyment can be found out in the woods. Also we have had the return of the 17 year cicadas; nothing harmful to humans just an annoyance as the males sing to attract females.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Nightwalker on June 04, 2016, 05:37:20 AM
June in Saskatchewan, Canada. I know climate change is a bad thing, but when you deal with -35 windchill for months of the year, it's nice that summer seems to last longer and longer! Usually my wife and I (or at least I) get au naturale by about the middle of May, with the third week of April an exception now and then. This year, like the past ten, spring sprung ever sooner, and we hit the deck on 2 April. Last year's last date was 30 September.

I'm thinking of freehiking this weekend, with temps into the upper 20s. I've promised pics of my rural hiking terrain, and *will* get around to it soon.

Cheers,
Nightwalker
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on June 06, 2016, 09:57:41 AM
May was a very busy month for me, but a good one none the less. The month started with an SOC walk (or, more correctly, a Naked Ramblers walk now that the walking section has parted from the Singles Outdoor Club). The walk was on a Saturday and was well attended and it was good to catch up with Norman again as well as a number of other people I have met on previous walks. That walk provided 8 naked cache finds and a couple of close encounters with textile walkers (I tend not to count those as the safety in numbers effect comes into play).

Carole spent a weekend in Cornwall with her sister so I used the weekend off to get some gardening done (including mowing the lawns properly attired, something she’d crucify me for if she knew :D) and on the Sunday I drove down to the Isle of Wight (in case John is feeling pedantic I should point out that I used a ferry to cross the water). I had two good caching walks planned with a pub lunch between them and managed to log well over eight hours naked that day including the drive down and back. The morning walk was relatively busy in places so minimum clothing was the order of the day for about half of that one but the afternoon was spent naked once I got away from the road until I dressed 100 yards short of the car on return. In total I collected 17 caches naked that day and convincingly ticked off the last but one English county in which I had not found a cache (Just East Yorkshire remains; I have a plan ;))

I also had a week in Germany for work, just west of Hamburg. I was working closely with a group of around 30 people from all over Europe and the USA, including team meals etc going on late into the night, so naked opportunities were bound to be limited. However, by flying a few hours early, I was able to drive north into Denmark for a great three hour naked caching walk in the woods on the Sunday (another country ticked off the list)  and also managed a few short naked walking opportunities along the Elbe west of Wedel (a second country ticked off the cache finds list).

Anyway, enough rambling, my numbers for May 2016 are as follows (full year figures in parentheses):

Walks: 18 (82)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (1)
SOC walks: 1 (1)
Encounters: 0 (3)
Naked geocache finds: 44 (83)

Total free range naked time: 49:24 (208:24)

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on June 06, 2016, 10:35:52 AM
Magnificent, Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on June 06, 2016, 05:58:49 PM
May in these parts was cold, wet, and windy.   Not good for getting out naked very often.  I still usually got my mail naked and mowed the lawn naked, etc.  But didn't have any unusual adventures. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on June 06, 2016, 10:25:06 PM
Not only did I not get out and about for some FRN but we had the builders in so i didn't get to enjoy any domeatic naturism either :(
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on June 07, 2016, 05:10:57 AM
Quote from: Ian
. . . I should point out that I used a ferry to cross the water.

If you remain in your car and dutifully steer the ferry, would that count as driving?

Quote from: JOhn
. . . i didn't get to enjoy any domeatic naturism either/

No perambulating nude in your own attic?

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on June 07, 2016, 05:11:22 PM
Quote from: milfmog
(in case John is feeling pedantic I should point out that I used a ferry to cross the water).
Thank you for your consideration, Ian.  That's ferry nuff I would say!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 07, 2016, 07:12:32 PM
Another month has passed. June was very good. During one of our weekends, when we are apt to wear clothing, at events and social gatherings, we were instead up in the Penalenos hiking Ash Creek full time nude. Then, there was a six day foray to Colorado. I only wore clothing at four restaurants and to quickly gas up during that time. It was probably some kind of record of a month. The wrap around kilt has been very handy, like when that cop pulled up right next to me in the parking lot in Alamosa. I was covered and looking as normal as I can, in seconds.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on August 01, 2016, 10:01:10 AM
Hmmm... I knew I had been a bit remiss about posting lately but did not realise that I never got around to posting my June figures. Time to put that right and share my July numbers while I'm at it.

June was a quieter month for me, largely because I spent a week holidaying on the Isle of Man with Carole and Hazel, opportunities for SN were somewhat limited there as, although I could have done quite a bit of naked walking if alon, Carole is not going to buy into walking with me naked in an apparently fairly populous area anytime soon.

My numbers for June were:

Walks: 14
Skinny dips: 0
Bike rides: 0
SOC walks: 1
Encounters: 1
Naked geocache finds: 4

Total free range naked time: 37:01

The encounter was on one of my regular local walks where I "never" meet anyone. On this occasion, a Great Dane came bounding around a corner, startling Hazel, and within a couple of seconds, his owner appeared. They were less than 10 yards away so there was absolutely no point in dressing and I simply greeted the owner and gave the dog a good ear rub before continuing. I received a slightly gritted teeth "Morning" from the owner, but no other reaction and he obviously did not want to stop and chat.

July was a better month. I had planned on joining the Naturist Ramblers for their annual walk at Hoo, hHowever, Carole decided to go to on a yoga retreat weekend (the emphasis being on the "treat" part of that), which meant that I had a weekend off. I decided to stretch it by adding two days to the beginning of the weekend and two afterwards and used five days touring Scotland and geocaching, the final day was Carole's birthday so I took her to Centre Parcs for a spa day (got to keep a few brownie points in stock ;)). I am in the process of writing a report of the caching trip, but suffice to say here that I was naked for 55 hours and 34 minutes of the five days (discounting sleep time). My numbers for the month were (year to date figures in parentheses):

Walks: 16 (112)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (1)
SOC walks: 1 (1)
Encounters: 2 (6)
Naked geocache finds: 41 (128)

Total free range naked time: 87:49 (333:06)

I have already reported one of the naked encounters in another thread, the second one (actually the first if I were being strictly chronological) was on the Border Ridge between England and Scotland when I spotted two chaps walking towards me at a distance and put my wrap on, however, the clear visibility means that they almost certainly saw me naked. There was no reaction from them when they passed me, we simply exchanged greetings and chatted for a moment about the forecast for the next day and then went our separate ways.


Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 01, 2016, 10:33:20 AM
Things were good as usual, until the last week. We spent a week in the White Mountains at around 9000 ft. during the monsoon weather patterns. We hiked/explored plenty in a wonderful environment, but cold rain came each afternoon except one and with only a thin tent for shelter, We got dressed at those times. This left us hunkering next to a fire some evenings. I hadn't been dressed so much in a while. Funny that that occurred on a naturist retreat holiday mostly by ourselves.  ::) We will be investigating car camping in a tent with a wood burning stove/heater, in the mountainous car-camping future. It is so wonderful as to be addicting up there, but for the need of a warm dry space.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on August 01, 2016, 04:16:53 PM
As usual, I look to fellow members for epic trips. Despite our warm weather pattern which has been near 90F (32C) there have been days spent naked and outside, just not those trips that were done last year. Due to a number of problems that have arisen (health and RV woes mostly) I have been reduced to day trips for hiking and kayaking. There is a trip planned soon as the travel trailer issues have been resolves so perhaps August may be a better month.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on August 01, 2016, 04:24:32 PM
Early in July I returned from my travels across western US.  Did about 1,500 miles of driving naked.  At home I was able to get outside on my land a little each day.  I did some firewood cutting and got my legs scratched a lot. 

The past couple of weeks we have had my wife's relatives visiting.  That puts a damper on my naked time but its still been warm enough to be naked at home when we have the house to ourselves.   
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on August 02, 2016, 08:29:09 PM
things have been hectic so i havnt had much / any time to go wandering, weathers been crap so havnt had much naked work time either,  august will be better, flying off to fuerteventura early tomorrow for a week in the sun.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 02, 2016, 08:43:09 PM
Woohoo! Trip report?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Dario Western on August 02, 2016, 09:32:53 PM
I didn't really get up to any naturist activities last month, as it's the middle of winter in Australia at present.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 03, 2016, 04:08:57 AM
I have never conceived of Australia getting cold. It has never portrayed that way, but just warm, beaches, desert, jungles with crocks, in what I've seen. What is a winter like in what I assume is a southern realm? Snow, freeze. I didn't think that eucalyptus could take much of that. There are not places of extreme elevation are there? Pardon my ignorance.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on August 04, 2016, 04:55:00 PM
I'm no expert but Australia is a big place, up north its almost tropical all year, down south they get seasons,ain't there some snowy mountains?,   I've got relations near Melbourne, they sometimes moan about the cold winters , but maybe comparing to hot summers. Years ago we had a young really come over from Queensland, he'd never seen a frost till he went sprout picking in east Anglia in January to earn some money,  weather was a bit of a shock.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 08, 2016, 01:08:56 AM
Early July was good for me.  I did a nude walk in woods as reported and had loads of naked time at home and in the garden on a few days.  We are having a bit added to the house and the extra cover it affords is really good.  I have been doing naked yoga on the lawn and naked gardening.  Later in the month and currently things are a bit more restricted as builders are around in the daytime but the start early and finish late afternoon so there's still plenty of time to shed the textiles for a short while.  I am so much freer to be naked in our new location much to my wife's annoyance.  On hot days we have a bit of a modus operandi these days where I will cover up my manly parts when she is around but cavort naked as she puts it when she is in the house.  Reconnoitring new locations remains a slow process.  I did one today by a large river, but it was far too exposed (no pun intended) to view and adjacent to a church and fishing spots, with sundry comings & goings.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 09, 2016, 07:52:58 PM
From 12 or 13D south to below 40D south.

That's like from Costa Rica to Philadelphia in the north! Much room for large variety.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Nightwalker on September 01, 2016, 05:45:16 AM
We now have a 12 x 16 foot terrace adjoining a 20 x 25 vegetable garden, in the heart of the city, out of view of neighbour's eyes. I say "we" becase after two decades of marriage,  my wonderful wife is embracing the lifestyle. (All it took was a weekend at a landed naturist community, where she learned naturists are neither perverts nor beautiful naked gods/goddesses).

As a result, nudity is now the norm in and around the Nightwalker household, at least on hot, muggy days. Tomorrow it will be 30°C, though the nights are cooling down. I hope to be "skyclad" fairly regularly for at least another month.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on September 01, 2016, 09:43:32 AM
We now have a 12 x 16 foot terrace adjoining a 20 x 25 vegetable garden, in the heart of the city, out of view of neighbour's eyes. I say "we" becase after two decades of marriage,  my wonderful wife is embracing the lifestyle. (All it took was a weekend at a landed naturist community, where she learned naturists are neither perverts nor beautiful naked gods/goddesses).

As a result, nudity is now the norm in and around the Nightwalker household, at least on hot, muggy days. Tomorrow it will be 30°C, though the nights are cooling down. I hope to be "skyclad" fairly regularly for at least another month.

Magic !
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on September 01, 2016, 11:50:02 AM
August was another good month for me. The figures are not as high as they were in July but then I did not have the benefit of five days of naked driving and walking to boost them.
My numbers for the month were (year to date figures in parentheses):

Walks: 16 (132)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (1)
NR walks: 1 (2)
Encounters: 1 (8)
Naked geocache finds: 7 (135)

Total free range naked time: 56:48 (389:54)

The encounter was on a morning walk when I was running later than usual and found myself on a narrow path with a female dog walker coming towards me from in front and a male behind me. The woman only asked me to keep Hazel close as she had trouble holding onto her dogs lead if he got excited about another dog. The chap was more interesting. The conversation went something like this:
Dog walker: What are you doing?
Me: Walking my dog
DW: There are children around
Me: Really? At 6:30 in the morning?
DW: My children are over there… [waves arm vaguely] Camping in the back garden
Me: I’m not in your back garden
DW: Well… That’s true. [pause] But they could be out here playing
Me: I suspect that if they were out here playing unsupervised at this time of day the authorities would be more interested in your parenting decisions than anything else.
DW: Uhhh… Well… I think you’re out of your mind. [Walked away]

The interesting thing was that he appeared to stop and think rather than just responding. It felt curiously as though the idea that walking naked is not a big problem was sinking in. I wonder whether I will meet him again one day, dressed for summer.

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on September 01, 2016, 02:34:17 PM

The interesting thing was that he appeared to stop and think rather than just responding. It felt curiously as though the idea that walking naked is not a big problem was sinking in. I wonder whether I will meet him again one day, dressed for summer.
Have fun, Ian.


Two excellent encounters Ian.  Both the woman and the man have gained experience meeting and interacting with a naked human being without any mysterious harm befalling them.  Perhaps one day you will meet them naked, but at least they won't be as surprised next time they see a naked rambler.   

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on September 01, 2016, 04:39:57 PM
August turned out to be the month with the perfect timing as we went on an extended trip while our home area went through extended periods of rain. Of the 15 hikes/walks the highlights had to be the ability to be barefoot on some of them due to the excellent care the Ohio State Parks has done and of course the father/daughter hike. That will rank with seeing her get her diplomas, walking her down the aisle and the birth of our grandchildren. Besides the hikes/walks there were 5 nude kayak adventures along with some naked swimming. The only complaint from here is that my whale tail tan line is still there, although faint. Not one to be vain however I can use it as a monitor of how much exposure I'm getting. And I do use sun protection at the insistence of Mrs. Walker.

I must say Ian that your encounter was unique, as most people are not quite as thoughtful when children are involved. He may have said that you are out of your mind, as if clothing would kept your mind in tact? It would be quite the encounter to meet either or both in the same state of undress someday.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on September 01, 2016, 05:08:43 PM
It doesn't sound like it was the woman's 1st encounter with a naked hiker. Repeated encounters may induce her at some point to give it a try.

The man sounded a rather unenthusiastic about his complaint. Like he was doing it because he felt like he ought to. As to his comment about being out of your mind, he probably meant that if it were him he would have been more worried about getting caught.

Constrained by the trail and approached front and rear you handled both well as though it was perfectly normal. A good ambassador for the right to walk naked.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 01, 2016, 11:14:19 PM
I can only marvel again at Ian's coolness in these situations.

I must also remark again on the continued improvement of the naked part of my life by reporting this month's activity, mainly domestic.  As I have mentioned before, we are having a bit of an extension to the house.  Although this is only single storey, it has provided seclusion for another big chunk of the garden. So I can move about much more freely and do naked gardening in a decent chunk of the garden.  We have also had a very good run of weather.  During construction, the builders arrive early (8am) and are around in the best part of the day but they work hard and knock off about 3.30 giving me a good chunk of the afternoon when I can do things naked, often in the sun. 

As a result I have the most tan I have ever had (which is not much by JOhnGW or Jbee's standards) but my back is quite visibly darker than my front. the tops of my arms are actually brown and you can see the line on my feet of the retaining straps of my thong sandals. My legs remain stubbornly white although my knees have a slight patina! (not to be confused with patella!)

Of course, as usual, it is the dear wifey that attempts to restrict my proclivity (Ouch! or Ahhh!, depending on your point of view!! :) ).  She won't have me naked in her presence outside or in living rooms, which is totally loopy as I am naked in bed and the bedroom with her every night!  If I undress outside and she is there she will go in.  At first I demurred to her so as not to deprive her of sitting in the sun, but lately I have been letting her go in saying, I'll call you when I've finished. 

These moments have mainly been for yoga.  I have started to do naked yoga on the lawn almost daily which I am finding very pleasant. I say to her assertively that she should be more generous.  I am hurting no one and if she can't stand a few minutes of me doing asanas on the grass then I'm really not going to be deprived of that pleasure and therefore not bothered where she chooses to place herself. At other times, I announce that I'll be doing such and such naked so she can avoid me and please shout if she's approaching so I can put some shorts on.  This seems to be working quite well in that it seems to be upsetting her less that I am seeking to be naked more.   

Today was good - I painted some garden furniture for a couple of hours naked and uninterrupted by the dear spouse. She was doing stuff inside and I told her what 'overalls' I would be wearing and to warn me when she wanted to be in the garden.  She made no actual objection (apart from rolled eyes), which is a first.

Much of the rest of the time post builders I've been dressed in just a wrap sarong.  Provided I am covered between waist and thigh she seems happier. 

I wonder what the autumn will bring?  I hope we have a freak autumn with 30deg temps every day! Some hopes!

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 02, 2016, 12:21:06 AM
We now have a 12 x 16 foot terrace adjoining a 20 x 25 vegetable garden, in the heart of the city, out of view of neighbour's eyes. I say "we" becase after two decades of marriage,  my wonderful wife is embracing the lifestyle. (All it took was a weekend at a landed naturist community, where she learned naturists are neither perverts nor beautiful naked gods/goddesses).

As a result, nudity is now the norm in and around the Nightwalker household, at least on hot, muggy days. Tomorrow it will be 30°C, though the nights are cooling down. I hope to be "skyclad" fairly regularly for at least another month.
Made my day, smile on face, warm feelings for you and the Mrs. That's all that it took? How did you get her to the resort? Pledge of anonymity, naturist mags? What did you use? Does this affect your midnight rambles?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 02, 2016, 01:31:28 AM
Another of the very rare negative reactions to an encounter with a nude. Again,with, “What about the kids?” being the reasoning. Obviously he himself didn’t feel threatened or alarmed. We can’t know what exactly was going through his system as he gave up with his insulting behavior and attempts to demean  you, but he had to think, rationalize and question himself.
I like the way you came back in response to the kids proximity. I’d be confused, maybe tongue tied trying to express the healthy unwrong it is to be nude with kids and the science, in a brief manner, or defend myself aggressively when he got in my face, so to speak. Do I have that correct? How harsh was he? How far away was he and how loud? Was his brow scrunched?

My August, well, after the last week of July in the White Mountains, which will be published at our website starting next week, continuing in several installments. We took a break from travel, as people were asking us, “Where the heck have you been?” We found ourselves ready to be settled in Tucson for a bit. We managed a trip to Redington Pass, a few trips on my stealth trail and we have been getting to the sweat a lot, just to enjoy it while it is there. The property sold and the last sweat party will take place September 4th. There will be four bands, lots of ol’ friends naked, sweating, swimming, dancing, potluck, reminisce and tears saying good bye to the clubhouse of 30 years…a moment of sad here. The weather has been hot (95F and above, with monsoon), but there will now be a push to get the sweat at my place functioning as an alternative for the community.

Other than that, I have probably been dressed seldom. Last weekend I facilitated DF in a spiritual meditation for four days, fasting meditating and ritual in the dark sacred space (a very old Hindu practice that I learned in India). Of course, we weren’t dressed. Come work Wednesday, it felt very weird to have clothes on. It felt wrong. I’m supposing that going to altered spiritual highs communing with the divine, in the moment’s awareness, naked in all ways, could be construed to be free range naturism.

So, September will probably be busy. DF will be visiting family back east two weekends, and her brother will be coming to stay through the next one, the last sweat is the first one, so there is unlikely to be much in the way of FRN adventure. I may do an overnight while she is gone, but my focus will be working on the business and getting the sweat done, which of course will be done nude with some nude help.

So, Kensunwalker, we will be extremely ready for the first weekend in October in the Bradshaw Mountains. How’s that coming guys? 
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Nightwalker on September 02, 2016, 04:51:09 AM

 How did you get her to the resort? Pledge of anonymity, naturist mags? What did you use? Does this affect your midnight rambles?
Jbee

I have to admit, she sent me to a naturist club for a couple of days camping on my own, to report back on what I found. Thus assured, she went with me the next time, and actually enjoyed herself. I don't think she was worried about anything sexual so much as her own body image. Now she knows nudists come in all sizes and shapes and ages, and she no longer worries.

As to my midnight ramblings, I honestly haven't had a romp through the prairie darkness since discovering daytime hiking. We're blessed with a beach nearby where I can park and hike, with practically no fear of (human) encounters, until I arrive at the sand...about three kilometres in all.

I have been missing the thrill of night hiking though. Who knows? Maybe I'll yet do an encore of a trek I did a few years back, a one-mile grid (6.4 kms in all), with only my flip-flops, a can of pepper spray and a small flashlight along for the ride. Ah, to be young and crazy again...

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: kensunwalker on September 02, 2016, 02:03:36 PM
You're welcome the first weekend of October - camping, freehiking, etc.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 02, 2016, 05:34:14 PM
Sounds good. DF and me. EYESUP can you make that one?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 02, 2016, 06:38:35 PM
I left a PM for you and Eyesup.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on September 02, 2016, 06:56:43 PM
Sorry I haven't given a specific answer yet.
We are in the middle of a family event that needs to pass before I bring this up to her.

Patience. October looks good I just don't know yet.

Duane


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 28, 2016, 07:04:57 AM
I wonder what's happening across the pond. It has been very quiet over there for more than a couple of weeks. I know that the weather has been pretty good. Too busy free ranging?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 30, 2016, 05:56:40 AM
I haven't heard from much across the pond. Hopefully, when we return from the First FRN Western Division Meetup near Prescott, there will be a load of post on this thread...or, you all jump out naked from behind a bush out there in those Arizona mountain forests.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on September 30, 2016, 08:54:09 AM
There is a motor racing hill climb track near here called Prescott - I'll be behind the third bush on the right, JBee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: MartinM on October 01, 2016, 11:03:09 AM
Not done much the last couple of weeks, other than a couple of early morning runs, part clothes free.

Earlier in the month, fitted in several outings. First was a 60 mile cycle tour, which I broke in Barbondale for a 1.5 hour walk up one of the remoter hills. I put my bike behind a wall and took off up the steep slope, stashing my gear a little way up in an obvious spot. Getting to the top of this first steep section proved trickier than expected as thick bracken in places with nettly areas in between.  However, once carefuuly negotiated I got onto the moorland proper and headed up towards a ridge that leads north to Crag Hill, overlooking Dent. As I appoached the ridge I saw one person heading south. Once on the ridge I followed it through some pet haggs to Crag Hill, taking a paddle across a shallow tarn just before the top. I returned fairly directly before continuing my ride, broken only for a quick dip in a delighful pool under a waterfall on the way northwest out of Dent.

The second was a regular spot just to the west, Middleton Fell. From my parking spot next to an old (disused) railway bridge, there is an initial walk through several sheep pastures on the northern flanks of the fell. I set off with small rucksack along this level section until it comes out near a quiet road. At this point I put shorts and head up the fell, taking them off once over the first ridge. I carried on up the steepl slope coming out just east of a trig point, looking out for fellow walkers most likely to be encontered around there.

From there I pick my route over grass, heather and mire, sometimes taking a section of a path/farmer's track as the land undulates gently upwards. For the last major section over Noughtberry Moor to  Calf Top, I stashed my sack after a snack lunch and continue with just a light wrap on my arm to be deployed if I meet anyone, always a possibility near the top. I saw a couple at the top from a distance so, rather then cover up, I skirted the top and head north down a ridge. Towards the bottom of the ridge I dropped off to the east, picked up a stream which I mostly followed up hill, close to where I stashed my bag. I noticed a couple walking down on the other side of the stream from a distance but then stayed out of their view.

After finding my bag and another snack, I headed back down, roughly retracing my steps to the car, and not needing to cover up until I got there.

My third walk, about two weeks ago, was in the limestone country around Lawkland, east of Ingleton. After visiting a garage looking for a new car, I dropped in at this spot where I have visited a couple of times before. The first section is a narrow path/bridleway between stone walls past a couple of old stone houses and farms, which I walked in shorts. Further on, I slipped on my wrap which I kept on until the path left the bridleway, and heads up the long valley.

After a further half mile or so, I found a spot to stash my bag and continued from there just carrying a small pak towel as a cover up. The path is a 'lonning' or field lane, grassy, between two drystone walls with good views. Eventually it turns up the fell,  at which point it is crossed by a small stream. As it was a warm day, I had a good splash in this to cool down and clean off any sweat. From there I broke into a gentle run, continuing even as the slope got steeper for the final section onto the limstone plateau.

The top is a fairly level plateau with large areas of limestone pavement. I put my towel under a rock and enjoyed walking around in the pavement, light of foot as I don't wear shoes. After about half an hour exploring the pavement with all its clints (blocks of limestone), grikes ( deep clefts between) and plants groing in them, I picked up my towel and head down, walking because in the sunlight it was just too beautiful to leave quickly.

I hadn't gone far before I saw a couple, fell runners, heading up towards me, so I wrapped the towel round me and then exchanged greetings as they ran past me. A little further on I had to put the wrap on again as a third runner appeared and went past. I kept the wrap on a little longer in case the whole local running club was on its way (!) but removed it when clear there were no more.

I had another splash in the stream, then ran back to pick up my bag, putting my shorts back on before I got near the houses.

Since then it has been mostly wet and the weather is beginning to cool off, so the opportunities will get fewer.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 03, 2016, 01:39:20 AM
Hi guys

Sorry again I've been a bit of an absentee versus my usual level of contributions.  Same reason as last month - extreeemmlllyy busy with all manner of stuff going on especially our building work at home which has just taken an enforced 4-6week break but, of course that means I can proceed with post-project decorating and re-filling all the cupboards.  Been at it for some days.

I do seem to be making headway in the war of attrition with the spouse!  On Friday we had good weather and I mowed the lawn.  I purposely mowed in a certain pattern that would leave the hidden parts of the lawn ready to mow en bloc whilst nude.  I told my wife (note told) that I would be catching some sun and cooling off nude whilst mowing so she could either choose to draw the curtains of the room she was in or just not look but she wasn't going to do me out of my nude time.  I was surprised that she hardly made a peep of protest and didn't draw the curtains either. 

Today I was fitting some window blinds and the sun was streaming in and it was indeed very hot.  I announced similarly that I would be continuing without clothes and suggested she stay in another room.  This she did!  There were a couple of moments when she passed the room and saw me nude up a ladder with concomitant tuts and sighs but I simply asked why she was tutting - I had told her clearly what I was doing and she didn't need to look.  Also that if she wanted to be in that room I would gladly comply with her vacuous modesty and wear some shorts.  This assertiveness got the desired result, no request to robe and an explanation for the tutting that I looked ludicrous naked up a ladder with a drill in hand.  I averred that this was probably true but that that was not a reason for dressing and getting heat stroke!  Again, reluctant but continued acquiescence. 

I do seem by gradual degrees to be getting more toleration when there is a clear reason to be naked.

And, once again apologies - don't get your hopes up and expect too much from me in the coming week...again very busy with many things.  Exhausting this retirement lark is!!!!!!!!!!  I'll try and catch up y'all midweek.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on October 03, 2016, 12:47:56 PM
september for me was just business as usual, ive got one client that i mow once a fortnight , naked if warm enough then the paths round the burial ground next door , again naked if theres nodody about when i start , maybe two hours in total on the ride on mower.

another clienti also mow once a fortnight with general hedge trimming and shrub pruning on the alternate week.  on a good trimming week it can be 5 hours or so naked in the sunshine.  on the mowing week theres a couple of hours in overalls with the petrol strimmer to start off with.

both the above run from early spring to late autumn depending on the weather ... has in the past included odd days in feb and november.

then theres whatever time i get working at home when conditions are suitable.



Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on October 03, 2016, 04:22:50 PM
September was quiet for the most part however temperatures were above normal and rainfall below the norm. Two local areas were available for daily walks between 11AM and 2PM as everyone avoided the heat of the day. So although only a few hikes to report there was a daily walk to at least air things out.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 03, 2016, 08:51:01 PM
In all the days of October so far, I have been on naked hikes 66% of the them.

Got back from the rendezvous with Jbee, DF and Ken in central Arizona yesterday afternoon. A little rain, a lot of clouds and some great hiking!

Will post report soon after sorting thought and pictures!  :)

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on October 03, 2016, 08:52:20 PM
September was a quieter month for me in terms of FRN. We adopted another dog to help fill the space that Taz left behind. Beauty is a rescue dog, around 6 years old she has been used as a puppy generator and was heavily pregnant when she was taken into the rescue centre. She gave birth to 14 puppies the following week although they did not know she was pregnant as she was so underweight. She is a Neopolitan Mastiff crossed with an American Bulldog and is now up to 41Kg with a few more to gain. Having been so underweight, she was also very unfit with limited stamina but we are working on that and she is now able to take an hour or more of racing around like a lunatic with Hazel. Ger shorter walking ability has cramped my style a little but as she gets fitter I should get back to normal again.

My numbers for the month were (year to date figures in parentheses):

Walks: 14 (146)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (1)
NR walks: 1 (3)
Encounters: 1 (9)
Naked geocache finds: 28 (163)

Total free range naked time: 42:08 (432:02)

The encounter was on a morning walk when I met a female jogger who was more worried about Hazel than me (I was holding my bag for cover when she passed).

I managed quite a bit of naked geocaching in a couple of evenings while attending a training course in Nottingham, including one find 30 feet or so up a tree (climbed in the dark - twice as I dropped the cache).

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 03, 2016, 08:59:13 PM
Quote from: MartinM
. . . taking a paddle across a shallow tarn just before the top.
Had to look it up. Sounds like cold dip!

Quote from: and also
. . broken only for a quick dip in a delighful pool under a waterfall . .

If you took pictures it would be nice to see them as it also sounds like a very scenic hike.

Sounds like progress John. Incrementalism in action, as Tanman would say and hopefully you are having fun also even though it's work!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 03, 2016, 09:02:45 PM
ric, maybe if you could occasionally use a push mower you could work up enough steam to stay warm, if it isn't too much of a burden.

I have been out hiking when the temps were in the 40's and 50's F and staying moving always makes the day nicer.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 03, 2016, 09:14:59 PM
Our two dogs, Benjamin & Franklin, are rescue dogs. We've had them a little over 4 yrs.

Benjamin was left at the center by someone who was moving. (? ???) We didn't get that, but we got the gift of a new companion.

Franklin, on the other hand, was and is a handful. Not abused but mistreated. He was taken by the Humane Society after the owners were reported.  With absolutely no social skills at all he is sometimes hilarious to be around.

We have made great progress with both in spite of their abandonment.

The dog we had before was also a rescue dog. Rescue dogs are the best! :D

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 04, 2016, 09:31:43 PM
My September FRN was hampered by textile sitters, DF out of town, but then that hasn't yet held me back. The sweat has closed. We had a huge party Sept.4th, deemed, "The Last Sweat." So, those Sunday afternoon nude health/prayer sessions w/ friends have been gone since. The party was wonderful. Lots of friends in a nude accepting atmosphere. I played with a couple of the bands, and closed the place down, the last few remaining. Then walked out to the cars in the street to leave proper-like.

I have been spending hiking travel time focused on "to do's" and getting the sweat at my place going, which should happen in function, but not polished finished, this week.

A week with DF's brother in town curtailed our usual nude hiking and for the first time in many years, I cruised up a mountain with clothing on. It was kind of sweaty and uncomfortable at first, and DF concurred as we went up Miller Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains, but as elevation changed the temperatures and the vegetation got thicker and scratchy, we adapted and felt some wisdom.

My solution is to hike where the weather suits my lack of clothing, but her bro and a textile friend would enjoy Mt. Lemon on a windy day. We first were shown a quiet secluded spot on the top of Mt. Kellogg that might be good on another day, but that one was hurling cold powerful wind at us. Another branch of the trail up Mt. Bigalow wasn't much warmer, and the afternoon colder air made the last foray up a canyon and a shaded late lunch feel frigid. I was donning extra layers. So much for the textile solution, I'll choose my hikes for weather and as nature intended.

While DF was out of town, I had plans to nude hike up Sabino Canyon for the full moonlight w/ a friend and possibly then on to Hutchinson's pool, but the clouds came in on the one night that I wasn't engaged. I later discovered that a group of textile friends were up there that night, whom don't know of our naturism. That would have been a curious encounter.

So weak Sept. went out with a carnude to the Bradshaw Mtns. and meeting Eyesup beside a campfire, and October came in with a resounding string of fun nude adventures in new territories, one with Ken, Amie and Eyesup at Ken's land and then into a botanical preserve. Eyesup was on hand during exploration for the Hassayampa river. Then DF and I stopped in to discover a huge new canyon filled with swimmin' holes on the way home, the third day... Reports will follow in time. There are many pics to sort and thoughts to pen.
Jbee

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 05, 2016, 10:18:36 PM
Quote
Got back from the rendezvous with Jbee, DF and Ken in central Arizona yesterday afternoon
Duane, Ken, JBee and DF!
I am SERIOUSLY looking forward to a report of your meetup and pics if poss - not quite an international convention but the largest US FRN/SN meetup so far!! :D
I feel privileged to have met 3/4 of you - Ken, maybe one day?

Duane,
Quote
Benjamin & Franklin
Nice names!  We see flashes of your wry SOH all too rarely! :)  Our loss.

One of my neighbours who is in his eighties adopted a rescue dog last year just before we moved there.  I have seen him take that dog from an obviously very nervous, skinny wreck with an evident dislike of leads and other people, to a much more normal, well fed but muscular mutt if still highly strung.  In the main at the beginning she (the dog) took him for a walk - or a forced march.  Nowadays progress is on a much more equal footing.  I admire his fortitude in bringing the dog round from what was obviously a terrible life before rescue.  So I must conclude, Ian and Duane that you too must also have a fount of such fortitude, which is admirable, ...if my neighbour is anything to go by.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 05, 2016, 10:49:38 PM
We lov'em!

Benjamin is about 65 lbs. and looks like a cross between a golden retriever and a chow. He has a spotted tongue which everyone tells us indicates a chow. Walking him is a test of patience. It's like trying to follow a pinball!

Franklin is 100 lbs of puppy. He looks like there are bits of shepherd, lab and maybe hound. Can't tell. His bark will vibrate  the house! When walking if we see people, sometimes they laugh and ask, "Who's walking who?"

Like I said, they're the best!
Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 01, 2016, 06:03:22 PM
The beginning of a new month. Not much wandering, mostly working on the sweat and starting that up as nude activity. We did get out to Safford to the Essence of Tranquility Hotsprings with friends. Sure was a significantly hotter month than any previous norm. Most days were in the 90F's at the high. My windows have been open all month without using artificial temperature control. Stepping out mornings into the world naked has felt just so right.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 01, 2016, 10:01:39 PM
My October was mostly COLD and RAINY.   We had a record amount of rain here.  I did get out naked in the world on a few days, but few and far between.  Now it probably won't be up above 50 until spring.  I gotta move south. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 02, 2016, 05:41:05 PM
Our October surprise consisted of little rain and above normal temperatures. Although there were no epic road trips as in other years due to life in general there were those stolen moments. The few hikes were limited as small game hunting season started mid-month. Also the leaves have not fallen as much as in other years providing cover for my daily nude walks in a nearby park. November has started sunny and warm as the temperature for yesterday and today are near 80F (28C?).
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 03, 2016, 03:41:53 PM
I have been busy since the Great Western FRN Gathering in Dewey, AZ. I haven't been out on a hike but just bumping around at home naked when I can.

The temps are dropping into the 70's for highs and 50's at night. Perfect for dayhikes.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on November 03, 2016, 04:11:38 PM
I had two good walks in the Peak District, one around Three Shires Head and another around Gratton Moor.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on November 04, 2016, 09:33:39 AM
highlight of the month was a week in fuerteventura, we stayed in the monte del mar apartments in esquinzo down the south of the island.  just accross a side street from the a naturist apartment complex.  it was a five minute walk to the clifftop path down to the sandy beach, turn left and you could walk along the beach for a couple of hours passing one other cliff top hotel with a cluster of people on the beach at the bottom of its stairway. turn right and there were more hotels and hence crowds about half a mile along.
there were pleanty of stone circles along the top of the beach , always possiblle to find an empty one whatever time of day. beach was gently shelving a long way out. 
i guess that at anyone time about 25 percent of the people on the beach were naked , the rest in anything right upto full jogging clothes, but nobody seemed at all put out by what anyone else was or wasnt wearing. the nudists off for their walks along the tideline just strolled through the groups of clothed bathers with nobody batting an eyelid. it really felt like a true clothes optional beach, wear what you like and dont worry about anyone else.
after a day or so you realised that most of the people at breakfast or dinner youd seen on the beach, most of them naked so we didnt worry about wandering naked round the groundfloor apartment with the windows and doors open either,  mostly the complex was deserted during the day cos everybody was down the beach anyway. we usually ate lunch on our apartment terrace wearing  just a loose beach wrap in case the cleaners came by .
though the complex was german orientated the loungers round the pools were usually empty and towel free, i dont recall hearing anyone else conversing in english in the apartments the whole week we were there.

it was our third visit to the island in 13 months , third different resort, this one is probably the one well return to for a relaxing beach holiday. there isnt much else to do down that end. though we did find some 2nd gear tracks up into the hills... mrs gets a bit put out when the only inhabitants for miles appear to be goats or sheep.

now  were back to misty drizzely england ,   february might be possible for a return visit
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 04, 2016, 04:18:53 PM
Quote from: ric
. . . there were pleanty of stone circles along the top of the beach , always possible to find an empty one whatever time of day . .
Are these firepits? If not please expand. Prehistoric stone circles maybe? ;D Coool!

Does "nudiste off" refer to an officer that patrols the beach?

Quote
. . . we did find some 2nd gear tracks up into the hills . . .
Is this a reference to mountain bikes?

Sorry for all the questions, but between the fact that I've never been to a CO beach and what I think is cross-pond communication breakdown, "I'm tryin' to stay caught up!"  :D

Such a casual and everyday behavior of so many people sounds like a wonderful and relaxed place to spend a vacation.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on November 04, 2016, 06:23:11 PM
canary isles can be a tad breezy  so over time beach users have gathered stones from the base of the cliffs and made low  circular stone walls , just large enough for a couple to lie down with some protection from cooling breeze or blown sand. some beaches have a few scattered circles others have a row all along the cliff foot. downside is you cant people watch unless you sit up to look over the wall.
one we used on a couple of days had a resident lizzard living in the stone wall

a 2nd gear road is one where you keep the hire car in 2nd gear cos its rough, steep , windy, narrow with cliff edges or a combination of all .

nudiste off .... ive corrected the typo.....    theres a constant stream of people both nudist and wearing clothes strolling along the beach usually on the firm wet sand at or arround the water line.
some of us just cant lie in one place all day.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 04, 2016, 08:32:56 PM
Piles of rock give wind/sand break, privacy and mark/claim territory. I thought that this is one of those places.

If these 2nd gear places host sheep, does that mean that it isn't desert, but green? Got pics? Rough unpaved roads up into the mountains, suitable for bikes, or nude hiking? Or, just a pull for a passenger car?
Jbee


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on November 04, 2016, 11:04:12 PM
a lot of the interior of the island is semi desert... brown to northern european eyes but with scattered greenery... you see the odd sheep or goat and very occasionally a small herd wandering about though it doesnt look like theres enough growing to feed them.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on November 04, 2016, 11:20:29 PM
our apartment was in the right hand set of white buildings back and up  a bit from the beach

looks like im getting the hang of pics
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on November 05, 2016, 11:30:27 AM
ive resized some pics of the fuerteventurian wildlife

a sheep somewhere west of morro jable and the lizzard in our stone circle
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 05, 2016, 06:49:27 PM
I wonder how much sheep have degraded that habitat over centuries. Looks like a really crappy place for a sheep. Is it lost?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on November 05, 2016, 11:13:53 PM
I think they keep a few sheep to mix their milk in with the goats' milk for the Canarian cheese.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on November 06, 2016, 12:45:36 PM
Oups! I nearly forgot to provide an October report, possibly because it was a very quiet month for me for a number of reasons. Beauty is still not up to longer walks so I am keeping them short while we try to get her back up to full fitness. I also lost a number of opportunities as a result of family duties following the passing of Carole's mother and my consequent loss of time due to arranging the funeral and just looking after Carole (including a long weekend in the Peak District immediately after the funeral).

Anyway, my numbers for the month are as follows (year to date figures in parentheses):

Walks: 10 (156)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (1)
NR walks: 0 (3)
Encounters: 0 (9)
Naked geocache finds: 0 (163)

Total free range naked time: 16:14 (448:16)

Nothing of any real interest to report; I'll have to try harder this month...

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 06, 2016, 05:15:05 PM
It appears that you could have had great use for those 10 walks. The holidays will be difficult this year. I'm sure that those two new family members are at your side. We send prayers.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 08, 2016, 08:25:20 PM
ric, that picture of the wandering sheep looks like the landscape here out around Lake Mead. That area does support bighorn sheep, coyotes and wild burros, but they are hard to spot as there aren't that many.

I've heard that one reason that ranchers hate domesticated sheep is that when they graze that they tend to pull the grass up instead of biting it off, destroying the roots and the grass. While this is an old "wives tale", not rotating the animals, any kind, to different pasture will destroy it.

Considering the location of the action, would that make that old tale a "rural legend"?

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 08, 2016, 11:28:13 PM
November already.   

We are having unusually warm weather for November.  Usually its too cold to go naked outside much but this week its warm.  Today I needed to go into town to get a chair from our storage unit.  I tossed my rolled up jeans on the other seat and slid into my seat naked.  What a beautiful sunny day I though as I covered the 12 miles through the woods into town.  I turned left on main street and soon came to the storage place.  I parked next to our unit and got out naked, ignoring the couple dozen video cameras that cover every square inch of the facility.  I opened the storage, wrestled the electric powered recliner chair into my van, and closed the door. 

It was such a nice day I drove back by a longer route.  Along the way I stopped off at a trailhead and fishing parking location run by the State Park people.  I got out naked, ignoring the 4 other cars in the parking lot, and walked the fifty yards or so to their restrooms.  Having done my business I again walked naked through the park to my van.  I arrived home feeling comfortable that I had gone to town, accomplished my mission, and had a good time without having to put on any clothes during the trip.

It was still such a nice day that after lunch I headed out for a walkabout on my land.  On the other side, about 1/3 mile away, my path runs parallel with a road, maybe 100 feet back.  While I was out there exposed a couple of bicycle riders came by, and 4 or 5 cars, I didn't count.  I don't know if they noticed me since I'm not right out at the road even though I'm in plain sight.  Its really a grand fall day to be a natural human being in the world. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 09, 2016, 03:59:09 AM
Kudos on the brass, Bob.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 09, 2016, 09:45:15 PM
Quote from: milfmog
my consequent loss of time due to arranging the funeral and just looking after Carole
Ian, I think I can picture your slightly wry smile in typing those words.  Hardly a bad use of the time!  "Loss" sounds just a tad stern!
But yes, my experience over many years of end of life and post life care and help that perforce you give your older generation is very absorbing and prevents one doing other things that are more desirable.

Commiserations to you both and I do hope that equilibrium soon returns comfortably and naturally.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 10, 2016, 03:16:44 PM
I also lost a number of opportunities as a result of family duties following the passing of Carole's mother and my consequent loss of time due to arranging the funeral and just looking after Carole (including a long weekend in the Peak District immediately after the funeral).
Ian.


I've been hoping to have a similar opportunity helping to arrange funeral for my MIL, but the old nutter keep on living. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on November 10, 2016, 04:57:09 PM
Sorry, Ian. I don't know how I missed that! Failure to pay attention on my part.

Condolences to Carlole and the family. We recently went through a similar ordeal. Still are actually.

Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 10, 2016, 07:28:55 PM
I also lost a number of opportunities as a result of family duties following the passing of Carole's mother and my consequent loss of time due to arranging the funeral and just looking after Carole (including a long weekend in the Peak District immediately after the funeral).
Ian.


I've been hoping to have a similar opportunity helping to arrange funeral for my MIL, but the old nutter keep on living. 

Bob
A little while back, you mentioned that you would have a relative staying with you while another's health issues continued. You had laid down the law about nudity in your home, just before she left to gather her things for a more extended stay with you. How has that worked out? Has she adapted okay? Never got any follow-up.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 13, 2016, 04:38:21 PM
I also lost a number of opportunities as a result of family duties following the passing of Carole's mother and my consequent loss of time due to arranging the funeral and just looking after Carole (including a long weekend in the Peak District immediately after the funeral).
Ian.

I've been hoping to have a similar opportunity helping to arrange funeral for my MIL, but the old nutter keep on living. 

Bob
A little while back, you mentioned that you would have a relative staying with you while another's health issues continued. You had laid down the law about nudity in your home, just before she left to gather her things for a more extended stay with you. How has that worked out? Has she adapted okay? Never got any follow-up.
Jbee



My sister in law was going to stay her for some weeks while MIL died, but the old bag just keeps on, so that has been postponed. 

Bob


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 18, 2016, 11:40:47 PM
I also lost a number of opportunities as a result of family duties following the passing of Carole's mother and my consequent loss of time due to arranging the funeral and just looking after Carole (including a long weekend in the Peak District immediately after the funeral).
Ian.

I've been hoping to have a similar opportunity helping to arrange funeral for my MIL, but the old nutter keep on living. 

Bob
A little while back, you mentioned that you would have a relative staying with you while another's health issues continued. You had laid down the law about nudity in your home, just before she left to gather her things for a more extended stay with you. How has that worked out? Has she adapted okay? Never got any follow-up.
Jbee

My sister in law was going to stay her for some weeks while MIL died, but the old bag just keeps on, so that has been postponed. 

Bob


So my MIL was hospitalized again with various infections, but instead of "radical" treatment they sent her home to the care of Hospice.  Don't know how long she may last.  Could be a week or months.   My sister in law is coming to visit again next week and planning to stay two weeks.  Don't know how this will all work out 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on November 19, 2016, 12:11:34 AM
Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. This has been a challenging week in this family as well. MIL passed early in the week, aunt is in hospice care as of last night and little bro has weeks of daily radiation and weekly chemo to start Monday. Every now and again we must face mortality in its many forms. Not sure if it helps Bob, but you are in good company. Blessed Be.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 19, 2016, 04:38:52 AM
For some reason it seems that these things strike near holidays and although I am exempt so far this year my heart goes out to all of you. Prayers and blessings your way!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on November 19, 2016, 03:00:39 PM
My fervent wish is that you and all around you have a comfortable and easy passage though these troubles and that the end, when it comes, should be an easy release.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 28, 2016, 08:09:23 PM
Another month, November, ends Wednesday. Wonderfully warm temps graced us until last week, when the winds shifted, ending our drought. Constantly unusually high temps in the 80F's dropped off to winter, overnight.

We did our trip to Mexico in perfect weather, but still up here in Tucson, the leaves on the mesquite were starting to yellow and drop off and the gold of fall was becoming a parched  winter’s grey.

We are promoting the sweat in the backyard, so we have had to be there to meet, greet and run things from noon on each Sunday. I also continue to suffer from my back injury, which has generally become sciatica symptoms, jumping from place to place, with higher and lower intensity of pain at a seeming whim. So we have not done any intensive hikes. The injury has kept my garden from being planted, once again. DF was off with girlfriends, backpacking and her women’s group had a cabin on the Arizona Trail, which took a couple of weekends and I didn’t solo. She skinnydipped with them at Hutchen’s Pool, but wore a tan-thru swimsuit while hiking, when it got warm. I should be able to get some hikes up into the Tortolita’s the next month or so.

It is down to fifty. I was out chopping some wood yesterday and hauling it with DF, when the pain was low and we were using the sweat.  It was chilly when the wind blew and wonderful in the calm spots. The clouds covered and opened us to the sun intermittently, as well and the body adjusted.

I took a couple of strolls on the stealth trail.  It was interesting noticing how quickly change happens there. I actually got lost on my stealth trail, with the way that the desert has reclaimed it. I found several cholla buds right in the middle of the trail already attached deeply with root. The desert is always changing.

Winter is here. It is the time to jump on any opportunities when they present themselves. We probably won’t be doing any overnight backpacking for a couple of months, just day hikes and out the door. The sweat will be nice and warm. We’ll be staying in the desert and lower elevations.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 29, 2016, 04:27:25 PM
Today will be textile day as I have promised the wife that the outdoor Christmas decorations will be put up. Also this week is the beginning of deer season here in the mountains so the woods will be full of hunters attempting to fill their freezers. Not that I complain as I was one of those guys for many years. Without any natural predators here the population has exploded to the point where there is a one in forty chance of a vehicle collision with a deer. Also, until a few years ago there was a disease that affected the under nourished. So free range time will be curtailed due to hunting season, winter cold and the holidays.

So for a quick recap; my daily strolls continued until the twentieth when preparations began for  the Thanksgiving feast we celebrate here in the colonies. Winter also arrived at the same time with some flurries and cold rain. Now that the leaves are gone I will have to plan a bit more carefully for anything outside. Last year I broke my tradition by not having a nude new year hike or walk and that is not going to be missed this year!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on November 29, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
Early in November we had a few days warm enough to go out naked in mid-afternoon, but we now have snow covering our land, and it will be cold and snow until late February.  Some younger bucks may venture out into the snow naked, but except for very briefly I don't enjoy being that cold.  One of these years maybe I will come to my senses and move south. 

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on December 01, 2016, 10:10:27 AM
November has now come to an end and I have to report another poor set of numbers for naturism out and about. A couple of weekends away with Carole and the dogs, and a lot of emphasis with Beauty being on training rather than walking has made outdoor nudity difficult and the numbers reflect that. Hopefully, by spring we will have Beauty sufficiently well trained that I can walk her like Taz (ie off lead and with complete confidence that she will not try to eat any other dogs or wildlife she sees).

The change of season has really bitten now and I have to admit that although I did manage about an hour this morning with an air temperature of -6C (21F) I was not full of enthusiasm to stretch the walk any further. Scraping the ice off the windscreen before leaving for a walk is never going to be high on my list of fun things. Even naked, it is more of a chore than a joy.

Anyway, my numbers for the month are as follows (year to date figures in parentheses):

Walks: 14 (170)
Skinny dips: 0 (1)
Bike rides: 0 (1)
NR walks: 0 (3)
Encounters: 1 (10)
Naked geocache finds: 0 (163)

Total free range naked time: 16:23 (464:39)

The encounter was at about 07:00 when I had returned to the car and put the dogs in, a chap walked past (wrapped up for a Siberian winter) just as I was about to dress. He was around 5 yards away and had a hood up. Although I did not see him look in my direction it is hard to imagine he did not see me but, whether he noticed me or not, there was no bad reaction so I really don’t care…

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on December 01, 2016, 01:34:07 PM
At those temperatures, Ian, he probably thought he was hallucinating!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: milfmog on December 01, 2016, 03:39:46 PM
At those temperatures, Ian, he probably thought he was hallucinating!

It was not so cold the day I saw him. my log indicates 8C (46F) for that walk, positively balmy :).

Have fun,


Ian.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 05, 2016, 12:19:27 AM
Quote from: JOhnGW
My fervent wish is that you and all around you have a comfortable and easy passage though these troubles and that the end, when it comes, should be an easy release.
I think that is an essential mantra for the over 60's of today and anybody really, JOhn, it should be sewn into a sampler and hung on the wall!
So many of us and particularly the older, surviving, parental, generation of the typical over 60's male on this site, as evidenced by Bob's, Safebare's and Milfmog's* posts, are living their last years in torment of disability and imprisonment by geriatric degenerative diseases, rare in former generations because people died younger.  We should have a cut off switch at the proverbial threescore years and ten! Or maybe fourscore in todays world.  Over that and it's a lottery as to whether you retain or lose your mind or body or both to aging that today medical science can prolong but yesterday nature never intended. I'd rather mitigate the risk and flick the switch!

John
*Consistency point of information, Mr Chairman: I know you aren't over 60 yet, Ian!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: reubenT on December 05, 2016, 02:18:49 AM
The diseases and difficulties of aging can be fixed to a great extent more or less,  but it takes drastic moves and major lifestyle and dietary changes.    We all suffer from mineral malnutrition,   and it seems that live plant food imparts life and health and significant anti aging effects.   So a combination of nutrient dense fertility management in growing food (makes it really amazingly flavorful)  and then eating it all without cooking.      I am working steady toward the goal of doing it myself,  I'm just hitting 51 and in fairly good health,  so I hope to be able to reverse the few issues I've started to see and gain terrific health and aim to live way past 100.  Which raw nutrient dense food is quite capable of doing for me.   Even 150 or more may be possible, since it has been done in the last couple hundred years by just a few. 

   Well,  November was a month of exceedingly dry and somewhat warmer conditions than usual,  so I got in a few days of nude work on the mountainside.   But it's turned cold and rainy now so that's about over for the year.    Still might find an occasional day warm enough since it can hit 50's-60's F any time all winter.  When it does and is calm and clear it's nice for nude work. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on December 05, 2016, 07:48:14 AM
During my dad's last few years - he made it almost to 94, living alone up the last few months - he was checked over by a gerontologist. This chap made the point that the medical world knows relatively little about the over 90s - up until recently few people have lived long enough and been taken notice of for the data to be built up. It has been assumed that someone in their 90s was like someone in their 80s, just older, but now they're realising that it ain't like that. They're now trying to get a handle on what is 'normal' in these additional years, e.g. Low-level cancers that aren't particularly threatening, other bodily changes etc.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on December 05, 2016, 10:08:17 AM
I believe one of the fundamental causes of the problems of old age is that natural selection will not have tended to eliminate anything which manifests itself after prime reproductive age (unless, of course, you are a creationist in which case it is probably the work of the devil).
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 05, 2016, 05:01:25 PM
in general physical deterioration can be worked round , loosing mental function is the big one.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on December 05, 2016, 05:55:42 PM
There is the so-called "grandmother hypothesis" which suggests that women who live to old age but don't have any more children are actually doing the best thing to pass along their genes. The idea is that with not much longer to live, a woman shouldn't be bearing children--who wouldn't be likely to survive--but can make a contribution to helping her grandchildren to reach adulthood. And I suppose we males also can have longer lifespans, but nobody expects us to do anything useful in our later years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandmother_hypothesis
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 05, 2016, 10:34:56 PM
thats an old fashioned sexist way of looking at things

when ours were diddy my widowed retired father lived next door , he did his share of baby sitting

now our grandkids are nextdoor, wife and i do wednesdays , though as we have the labrador aswell i do get to slope off for a bit
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 06, 2016, 08:06:21 AM
thats an old fashioned sexist way of looking at things

when ours were diddy my widowed retired father lived next door , he did his share of baby sitting

now our grandkids are nextdoor, wife and i do wednesdays , though as we have the labrador aswell i do get to slope off for a bit
As a guy who had to deal with the sexist society of the 1990's and early 2000's, as a single dad, given no child support, and very little support by a mother, I can testify by the hour about how prejudiced people have been about the value and ability of a male to be a mom and a dad. I was insulted over and over again. Things like, facing judicial prejudice in court, the dead beat dad thing not applying to women, assuming and asking for the mother to be in my role, when she was not there. Yep, there is a chip on my shoulder, I raised a fine son and well, in spite of the negatives, better than many women. Today, I can grandfather as well as any grandmom, and my reproductive organs are still ready to roll up their sleeves. I don't think that I have the desire and wherewithal to put myself through parenting again, but I'm certain that I'm as capable as most any woman. 

On the other hand, many more women used to die during labor for millennia than today according to many historians. I don't know the certainty of that fact. Could be that those rigors would be too much for an older woman and those that went through with it selectively died off at a greater rate, without birth control. There is no certainty why women have menopause, just good guesses, but either sex has the ability to continue nurturing equally.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 06, 2016, 08:24:34 AM
Quote from: JOhnGW
My fervent wish is that you and all around you have a comfortable and easy passage though these troubles and that the end, when it comes, should be an easy release.
I think that is an essential mantra for the over 60's of today and anybody really, JOhn, it should be sewn into a sampler and hung on the wall!
So many of us and particularly the older, surviving, parental, generation of the typical over 60's male on this site, as evidenced by Bob's, Safebare's and Milfmog's* posts, are living their last years in torment of disability and imprisonment by geriatric degenerative diseases, rare in former generations because people died younger.  We should have a cut off switch at the proverbial threescore years and ten! Or maybe fourscore in todays world.  Over that and it's a lottery as to whether you retain or lose your mind or body or both to aging that today medical science can prolong but yesterday nature never intended. I'd rather mitigate the risk and flick the switch!

John
*Consistency point of information, Mr Chairman: I know you aren't over 60 yet, Ian!
I definitely have to jump onto Ruben's band wagon. Most of the diseases of old age are preventable with diet and exercise, including cancers. To resolve that they are a real part of life, natural, or inevitable is foolish belief that will get a person very unhappy, if not dead. Quality of life is definitely sustainable much longer than we have been seeing. There is a gene factor, but very highly overrated.

Yep, things do change with age, but only wear down to an extent, which requires a more fervent effort to compensate. Life style is key and lifestyle focuses must be changed. People don't change, because ignorance, assumption, or being stuck with habit. Habits can be changed, diet, exercise, the way one copes with stress. Otherwise, I keep seeing people doing the same crap over and over, and I watch the effects continue. Belief is incredibly powerful, and associated are attitues. Economic necessity and associated lifestyle habits can become a trap. When the race is run, in 30 years, maybe we can compare, IF everyone is still around.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 07, 2016, 03:07:59 PM
Quote from: jbee
Most of the diseases of old age are preventable with diet and exercise, including cancers.
That's a bit of an out-on-a-limb statement there, Jbee!  It appears that certain aspects of dietary practice and appropriate exercise levels contribute to good health in old age - no argument with that.  All preventable, though?  I think not.  Cancer particularly knows no boundaries.  Sure cancer incidence is raised by bad dietary and other habits but plenty of healthy people get cancer for no apparent reason. The other question I would ask is what diet and  what/how much exercise?   Whilst it cannot be refuted that a healthy diet and lifestyle tends to protect against the ravages of age, we must not try and generalise what are the panaceas.  Is there a clear answer to the question: how much of what foods taken at what time constitute the health diet that creates prevention?  No there isn't - it's all guesswork these days despite a few clear principles being available such as the amount you eat, balancing of fats, carbohydrate, vegetable matter and protein (all to be found in abundance in a Big Mac, but in the wrong proportions for long term promotion of health), the taking of some exercise as opposed to none.  It isn't as simple as that, though, is it?  We have to work hard and over generations to try and really understand what things to do to live your life to the optimum and prevent degenerative disease.  I admire you, Jbee for the long term devotion you have to healthy eating and healthy practices, seeking spiritual balance and so on. But will it prevent you getting dementia, heart disease, skeletal degeneration, prostate problems, bowel cancer?  You don't know.  But you hold to the principle (as many of us do) that avoiding those things that are known to be more harmful must be a good thing.  Again, no problem with that.  But the reverse is not yet known i.e. what things that if adopted/consumed will prevent geriatric malaise? Your lifestyle is mostly full of enviably healthy practices and foods, but what areas do you not even know about?  For instance: What of the regular inhalation of wood smoke in confined circumstances during episodes of rapid loss of body moisture and electrolytes (i.e. repeated use of the sweat)?   Is that a physical risk or a spiritual benefit? 

I think several generations will have gone by before we understand the sort of diet and the forms of exercise that will reliably, repeatably make things like dementia, arthritis and perhaps even cancer a thing of the past but I am reasonably confident that in 100-200 years time our successors will look back and see where we have come in preventative 'medicine' for longevity in the same way as we look back and see the progress in understanding the treatment and avoidance of infection, ensuring good public health and the ability to fix disease through operations and drugs.

I trust those future people will look back and say "What!! They actually wore clothes!!  That was soooo unhealthy!" :)

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 07, 2016, 03:58:57 PM
I don't think there is no magic solution to longevity. Sure a diet and exercise helps but lets face it where we live has a great deal to do with it, along with our genetic makeup. One of the things I have discovered since the change of retirement qualifications in my industry. At one time thirty years of service would earn one a package that was good enough to live on. However since the demise of the defined benefit packages many are now working those jobs forty plus years. Now it seems that many in my age group are having to have hip and knee replacements because the joints are worn out from overuse. Some have commented what good is it to work so long if you can't enjoy it when your done.

I have the same issues that most on my mothers side of the family have dealt with, that being high fat content in the blood stream. Yes I do watch my diet, get exercise and take medication for it and all but one of the maternal side lived well into their eighties. My fathers side is plagued with cancers; six of seven brothers and most of the sisters. And not all the same type of cancer either but two brothers who worked in the same place got the same cancer.

Maybe if I beat the odds so to speak and they ask my daughter the secret to my longevity she'll say "He was a naturist!".
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on December 07, 2016, 04:09:47 PM
I am told that one doctor, when asked what one should do to have a long and healthy life replied: "Be rich."
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on December 07, 2016, 05:47:11 PM
Supposedly Jonathan Swift  said, "The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman." It sounds like a reasonable policy.

There are a million diet plans around, each guaranteed to make us healthier than any of the others, so I don't put much stock in any of them (like religion in that way). The so-called Mediterranean diet makes a lot of sense, and I like the food, not that I really follow it very closely. As people who've already reached middle age (harrumph) we're statistically likely to live into our 80s, and that's longer than most people in the world have ever lived. Frankly, I think it's a waste of time for any individual to plan on extending his lifetime much past that point; some of us get to live past 90, but it's a matter of luck. My dad lived to be 84 and the last day of his life, he went shopping and did part of the London Times crossword (he'd finished the one from the previous day!) and then he died in his sleep: looking back, I think he did the right thing pretty much all his life. Of course, both my parents had siblings who died as children, so you could say they were the survivors.

By the way, the senior members of our naturist hiking group are in their mid-80s and they're great-grandparents.

Being of mature years (but not so mature as to have forgotten everything) one remembers this cartoon (by Charles Addams, no less):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28291527/thwy.jpg
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 07, 2016, 06:11:30 PM
my father believed diet and supplements would keep him healthy and let him live longer... he died at 89 after a year in a home with dementia, 10 years of heart problems, 2 replacement hips. prostrate surgery.... to be honest the last ten years were crap but he was still taking enough pills to rattle and eating all sorts of wierd alledgedly healthy foods.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 07, 2016, 11:51:30 PM
Oh Nuduke...Everything that I have discovered, and dug deeper into and experienced over the last, umm, 15 years has made sense. Each, I took with a grain of salt, until something began to change my opinion. There certainly are trends and most "diets" fall to the wayside, but some things have proven true for, say cancers and diabetes, then when the same medicine, or intake begins to help other maladies. That's a trend.

People who get most of the old age stuff have spent years getting to it. I can see them around. I can also experience how different my chosen changes have made me feel and my reactions. Many options are difficult to maintain, much of the options are being repressed by the pill and surgery industries. These industries are headed by ruthless people, corrupt and in control. It is all about making a buck for the investors by a CEO. Ethics are simply not relevant to the bottomline, which makes the pirate ethic CEO rich and transfering every few years to the next fiduciary responsibility. The old story of the tobacco industry is just the tip of the iceberg, a now, bigger than ever, more entrenched iceberg. Reading what you wrote just reminds me of the propaganda lines and common perspectives that are fed to the medical establishment, like our local well meaning doctors. Ask yourself, where does your doctor get his/her information, who do they trust, and how deeply do they dig and refute it, when they say, "here, take this pill." A doctor gets just a couple of hours on nutrition.

I look at what is common among pockets of people who live longer and healthier. I look, for example, at the results of curing diabetes, with a diet that happens to be showing to be a cure for other maladies like Parkinson's and dementia, with research now not just pointing to, but showing dramatic results. But then, I don't strictly follow the diet guru. All evidence and common sense helps my opinion. I feel that I am getting younger. My health is dramatically different from when I lived a more common diet and lifestyle. There are attitudes, or personalities common among groups of people with various diseases. When I know that 85 year old people commonly run 25 miles to town, and wonder how, it can only be that no one ever told them that they couldn't and that has been the lifestyle. I've studied the psychology of belief from all over the world and now I'm seeing my findings becoming more mainstream, heck even National Geographic had an article about this month. Belief actually changes genetic material. Then there is the issue of cooking nutrients out and fresh quality.

I don't know what you are getting where you live, but here we are given pretty veggies, from tired nearly dead soil, propped up by an very simplified nutrient system. It is completely different food from Joe Supermarket to organic proper soil. Most people are eating processed garbage. When I go to the airport and wait for DF, it is astonishing to see the majority as unhealthy people and know exactly why they are that way. These things are being caused, obviously, by diet and exercise, lifestyle, stress. The American diet is a testament to the body's adaptive ability to get by malnourished and survive.

I see poor logic in that many "diets" have had X results and therefore any diet is not only suspect, but likely BS.

As for cancer, there is much more to it than the medical establishment lets us know. There is particular statistical evidence. There are numerous alternatives, and preventions. You took a certain path to deal with it and it could disrupt that for me to punch a hole in the dam. I won't comment on it. Healthy people get cancer you say. I have to ask you to define healthy.

"I think several generations will have gone by before we understand the sort of diet and the forms of exercise that will reliably, repeatably make things like dementia, arthritis and perhaps even cancer a thing of the past but I am reasonably confident that in 100-200 years time our successors will look back and see where we have come in preventative 'medicine' for longevity in the same way as we look back and see the progress in understanding the treatment and avoidance of infection, ensuring good public health and the ability to fix disease through operations and drugs." I feel like I am that person who you refer, but I'm alive right now. I don't expect anyone here to believe me from this writing, but I'll bet I get to say, "told ya so." I have a vision of these future people looking at us and seeing how we use operations and drugs like we see medieval leeches.

AS FOR THE SMOKEY SWEAT!!!!! ::) The smoke goes up the shoot. There is no smoke, but if there was, then I would be more concerned about being more immediately having my longevity cut short from the carbon-monoxide. We could just go to sleep and die. The sauna has been a health aide and spiritual and social event in an area where there is great health generally. The pores open, the body reacts to hot and cold, like a good aerobic stint will help it. No pain, no gain, without so much pain. There is much science about the effects on health and the body. There is a great deal also from the industry. We tend to drink water during the sweat process. It is just part of the deal. Loss of moisture (did I spell that correctly? ??? ;)) is akin to running, or climbing hills on a warm day, you just drink water. We are supposed to be able to do things like that to hunt game, to scramble from enemies.

People figured it out eons ago. The traditional Native American sweat is a particularly ritualized occasion. The rocks are heated outside in fire, then forked into the enclosure where water is poured on them for heat and steam. No poisons. It is very good for illness. It helps fever and performs like fever.

Bacteria die in the heat. You start to feel light headed, or nauseous, you get out, you've had too much for the moment. Usually 15 minutes three or four times, sometimes longer. It depends on the heat and how you feel. The body regenerates after a cleanse. When it get too uncomfortable, people tend to take a break, naturally. It reinforces the notion of naked body health. Doing sauna with clothing on makes no common sense.

If the corporations and theologist get out of the way, I too, have no doubt that they will look back and see us as nutjobs in clothing. I'm banking on sooner. I'm looking for and working toward that, to see that by the time I reach my ripe old age...correction, BEFORE my ripe old age. My reasoning is that nude obviously is more healthy, it just makes sense. We will have a time when it is no big deal to see, or be seen, naked for any purpose. Then, it needs to become fashionable...swimming gear goes first....
Jbee


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on December 08, 2016, 12:15:20 AM
If all those "health" plans really worked and really did prevent cancer, etc., then a lot fewer people would be dying.

I recall a few years ago there was a popular health magazine called "Prevention."   Its articles were always touting "healthy" diets, vitamins, supplements, exercise, etc.  It promised that its readers could live much longer by doing all those things.

One day the founding editor of Prevention was on the Dick Cavett Show, a late nite TV feature in those days.  The editor explained to Dick how his diet and exercise program would allow him to live a very long time, probably decades longer than Mr. Cavett.  He was just finished making that explanation when he had heart failure and fell over dead on the stage.   It was live TV with a studio audience and everyone was stunned.  Nobody moved.  Finally Dick gathered his thoughts and said, "Is there a doctor in the house." 

I've heard that kind of malarkey all my life.  I don't want to belittle everyone's beliefs about "healthy" diets but I've seen and heard it all. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 08, 2016, 07:32:45 AM
Somebody comes up with a new twist every day. It is impossible to have seen it all! It's a s--t storm!

I'd love to see that episode. Maybe it is on youtube. It is weird for Cavett to make light, but I suppose that he was very stunned at the time. I can see him now, legs crossed immobile, looking around, and saying that off the top of his head.

This brings us to Mr. Cavett's relationship to this website. About twenty years ago while building my house,  I had a part time job driving people to and from the airport to the many Tucson resorts. Mr. Cavett was one of the numerous celebrities I drove for Canyon Ranch. He was with some woman and sat in the back seat of the transport van, no other passengers. I watched in the rearview mirror and realized that he was taking off his clothing in stealth. He did a secret naturist prank looking to impress or entertain the girl, all the time keeping that subdued deadpan smirk expression of his, like nothing was unusual.

Canyon Ranch is an expensive health and also fat farm resort, priding itself on being on the cutting edge of the latest health/diet insights for a price that would give a regular person a heart attack.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 08, 2016, 05:33:26 PM
So now after the canyon ranch discussion Jbee we're back to JohnGw's post of the doctor saying "Be rich" to have longevity? The only thing I ever took away from "Prevention magazine" was the exercise regimens. As for the topic however, so far this month there has been no free range activity. Cold, rain and dreary and even with the sun yesterday it struggled to get above freezing when factoring the wind. Had to clear out a section of the garage to open the treadmill for use!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 09, 2016, 07:24:22 AM
Sciatica has had me pinned down, but yesterday I felt much better and took a stroll, flip flops only, out to Havarock to lay in the sun and meditate. The critters had been hanging out under and around the boulder, but not on this day. If improvement continues The weather will be unseasonable in the 70F's!!!! AND I'm more than ready to roam after 5 or 6 weeks of this debilitation BS.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on December 09, 2016, 04:01:52 PM
Sciatica has had me pinned down, but yesterday I felt much better and took a stroll, flip flops only, out to Havarock to lay in the sun and meditate. The critters had been hanging out under and around the boulder, but not on this day. If improvement continues The weather will be unseasonable in the 70F's!!!! AND I'm more than ready to roam after 5 or 6 weeks of this debilitation BS.
Jbee


Lucky you.   We're having about 10F (-10C) and its way too cold for me to be out naked even briefly   It warms up to maybe 20F (-5C) in mid afternoon, still too cold.

Gotta move to Arizona or somewhere warmer. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 16, 2016, 12:03:06 AM
Yes, JBee, I hear you, really I do.  As is my little wont, I was pedantically picking up on your rather blanket statements in the original post. 

I don't claim that diets and practices that you or I or anyone adopts in the furtherance of better health and longevity don't work - some do.  You are right, it is a matter of sensibly adopting those things that we can observe make us feel better or at least do no harm.  My point is - wouldn't it be nice if we could be sure and have discovered repeatably exactly what lifestyle features make us better.  You have identified some but one longs for objectivity and certainty that choosing X + Y + Z definitely makes us more healthy wealthy and wise.

In the meantime before such revelations are clear, we must look to the pioneers and empiricists like yourself and the great Professor Burkitt that shine a little light into the great darkness whilst we all grope about for truth and certainty in a black thicket of doubt and diversion.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 31, 2016, 04:52:41 PM
December had to be at an all time low for Free Range activity on my part. Only four days where the temperature was above 40F (5C) and those days it rained. The one day it was 70F (23C) also was a travel day to our daughters! The closest I came to free range was using the hotel hot tub nude as the place was deserted and what little staff was present had to deal with multitasking! So as we bring an end to this month let me at least wish all of you here a healthy, happy and for the most part nude year!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on December 31, 2016, 07:35:16 PM
December was way colder than our normal average this time of year, and normal average is too cold for me to be out and about naked.  January is promised to begin with serious bitter cold below zero F,  (-20C).   Way too cold for me.  Maybe in February. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 01, 2017, 02:30:23 AM
Sciatica is still a menace. The temps have been cold and I am still occupied with this part time gig. I went on no hikes and merely wandered around my home and neighborhood for the month, BUT that was naked and daily.

I'm taking up a cleansing stretching, exercise, and sweat priority for the New Year. The goal will be top health, enough is enough! This will get me down otherwise. I've got the solution. All i have to do is utilize the plan. I stood looking up into the mountains dreaming of hiking to the pools and through the forest up there, just yesterday. It will be wonderful up there. Several trips are planned. In the meantime, My Tortolitas will be a mainstay. Depending on weather extremes, we'll be in the hotsprings in a couple of weeks. It is rolling into grrreat! We are talking more Mexico when it warms up. And there are some brand new spots set into the lists.

Nude-wise, this will be a wonderful year and no matter what, no matter who is making the rules. Only health can stand in its way.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on January 03, 2017, 10:18:28 AM

Quote from: jbee
Only health can stand in its way
Gosh, let's hope it doesn't!  Don't forget that in some way your outings are our outings!  As I type I am clothed against the chill inside the house let alone outside! And outside the frost rime melts slowly from the pavement lawns and verge grass leaving a bone-chilling dampness for the rest of the day as the clouds gather for another grey, sunless few, precious hours of wan daylight. 


At least in my far-away, post-hike, jbee/df- trip-photo-viewing way, I am with you lovely people, in spirit, under the effulgent sunshine and clear blue skies of the Tortolitas, or Reddington perhaps, and with every trip report, feel a faint, ever poignant yearning for the opportunity to stroll naked in the warm sunshine of the cactus-strewn desert, every step of the way! 


So stay fit, keep healthy and know that you walk not just for your own pleasure but, in a sense, that, too, of your less emancipated friends with less frequent and certainly less spectacular naked walking opportunity.


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 30, 2017, 03:17:47 AM
January has been the worst month for free range naturism in years. Between sciatic pain debilitating my roaming, lots of crappy weather and me getting back into a job, all be it part time, I have been dressed a lot more.

We did have a nice afternoon excursion to Redington Pass, and a pleasant sweat out on the way to Ajo and a walk about on a great day around their acres of property. Today, we got out to Havarock and then decided to get up into the Tortolita Mountains. The water was flowing and wind was light to nil, the sun was wonderful. The next few days will be nice in 70F's and I hope to destroy this textile streak...but they are calling for me to do some work...

These sweats during the month with friends are very cozy and congenial.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on January 30, 2017, 04:44:07 PM
January has been nothing but COLD, SNOW, and more cold and snow.  Never got warm enough to melt any snow even though our average daily high temps for January are above freezing.  Its been significantly colder than average in these parts since November.   Way too cold for me to be out free ranging naked.  Our 10 day weather forecast still says to expect much of the same, below freezing with more snow.   This sucks.  I'm suffering from sunshine deprivation.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on February 01, 2017, 12:12:45 PM
For January not bad
A brief walk in the woods in Devon on I think the eight, anyway I posted about it at the time
A couple of brief forays I to the garden
29th and 30th about 5 hours on the beach , esquinzo fuerteventura, really just dressed for breakfast, the walk to and from the beach and for dinner.
Showers yesterday so a tour in the car
Today started showery so sat in reception with the tablet on WiFi for the no, looks like sunny after lunch.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: reubenT on February 06, 2017, 04:03:45 AM
Not much good weather for nude outside work in Jan.  But Feb is starting off pretty good.   every few days it's warming up just enough to get in a little time out there free working,  or working free (of clothes)  I do get paid though, when pulling out a few logs to sell.   Today was pretty cool,  but it hit 50 by afternoon and with a clear blue sky I found some sunshine to soak up. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on February 06, 2017, 05:35:32 PM
Simply put for January; Mother Nature 31 - nudewlker nil!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 07, 2017, 09:56:42 PM

Certain amount of garage work nude this month.  Very nippy!  Best day was a very cold but low humidity one so cold tolerance improved.  I wouldn't say I broke any endurance records - far from it but 3 or 4 sustained working periods of 10-15'.  Numerous quick dips into the night or early morning garden just to test the frost!
If we get a sunny day on day I go to art class I shall try and go to the nearby woods afterwards.  Did so in Feb last year but didn't disrobe.  This year I will be prepared!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 07, 2017, 10:18:12 PM
Nuduke: Are you clothed hiking, biking and exploring? Any potentials nearby, or just those woods? Can't you go there any nice day? Is it a spousal thread issue that you only go on art class days, or bust with something? 65 with no wind is pretty good stuff.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 07, 2017, 11:58:13 PM

Let me respond sequentially
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Nuduke: Are you clothed hiking, biking and exploring?
Not really in the winter.  Come the spring I have less impediment to getting out this year than last year.  Remember, we were new in our location and house last year and there was lots to do notably all last summer we had builders in the house and garden and limited opportunity to get out hiking.  But this year, hopefully, I can expand my walking and biking activity. 
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Any potentials nearby, or just those woods?
I found a nice spot near a river reasonably deserted last summer which I can get to by bike and leave the bike in bushes and explore the countryside by walking, hopefully nude.  My ambition is to swim or at least wade naked in the local river somewhere.  I haven't done half or even a quarter of the reconnoitring that I intended last winter and spring but as I get about this winter I have been eyeing up spots for further recces.  There is a river walk in the next village which may be promising. The woods near the art class I already have in the bag and I continue to search for woods of which there are surprisingly few within 30' drivetime.  Lincolnshire, where we live, is very flat with high density agriculture so it's flat fields where you can bee seen for miles.  The trick will be to find a collection of fields and hike around them away from the roads (but NB private land) until there's no one to see how you are dressed. 
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Can't you go there any nice day?
Theoretically yes, but it's a bit too far to just drop everything and go at a moments notice - that's why I do it after art class because it's close by (5 min drive).  One thing that this spring summer will be a feature of my naturism is to be naked in the garden.  It's pretty private and I can do some gardening in the buff.  This will inevitably cause me to be indolent - why hike for a sunbathing spot when you can just flop in the garden.  I am inherently lazy this way but I do like a nice hike so hopefully I'll get out to some interesting locations clothed probably mainly. 
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Is it a spousal thread issue that you only go on art class days?

No, it's proximity as above.  I tell her madj that I'll be walking after art and that's fine.  She knoweth not my attire!


One thing that in retirement I have been 'suffering' from as I think I have remarked before is 'activity'.  I'm not someone who sits in an armchair and reads the paper all day - I do stuff.  But mainly this stuff involves other people and specific days and dates so assaults the diary in a way that actually restricts severely the free-range optional time when one can do just anything one likes e.g. take off for a spontaneous hike. Understand, though, that I'm not complaining - the stuff I do is because I want to and because it's good to do e.g. the art class, the gentlemen's lunch club, the regular date for coffee with my best friend, yoga class, voluntary work etc etc.  I have to say that these things 'prioritised themselves' when we moved to get bedded into our new locale and have filled in a substantial chunk of time that in prior years I spent working.  This is not unique to me by any means!  The things that have taken a back seat are hiking, fishing and the two of us visiting places of interest and other locales in the area.  Add to that things like going to the supermarket, visiting the local towns for all manner of needs, gardening, housework, visitors, visiting, family demands, staying in for goods deliveries (it's amazing how much we shop for online these days) and all the normal infills of daily life and you've got quite a full diary.


Oh dear this is becoming a bit of self-indulgent, self-analysis, but what I did want to say was I'm feeling not entirely in control of my own options at the moment and a strategy for the next few months is to tamp down the 'busy bee-ness'.  I need to get to a place where every couple of weeks I get a bit bored ...then the missing activities will start to plug in and light up, I hope!  Or maybe I'll learn to sit and read the paper all day.....or more likely do yoga much more frequently on a daily basis and do some proper meditation too (I just play at it occasionally, I need to get serious!!).


Little did you know your few simple questions would get such a dump of stuff, Jbee!!!!!!!!!!!!


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 08, 2017, 01:03:00 AM
I see, thank-you. Just a thought, a proper meditation, is best practiced in nature, nude.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 12, 2017, 12:10:40 AM

Quite so!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on February 12, 2017, 07:36:14 PM
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One thing that this spring summer will be a feature of my naturism is to be naked in the garden.  It's pretty private and I can do some gardening in the buff.  This will inevitably cause me to be indolent - why hike for a sunbathing spot when you can just flop in the garden.  I am inherently lazy this way but I do like a nice hike so hopefully I'll get out to some interesting locations clothed probably mainly. 
<snip>
John

That's the reason I haven't reported much FRN lately - too comfortable being domestically naked.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on March 10, 2017, 06:37:47 PM
It seems that everyone took the ground hogs advise back on the 2nd and hibernated or at least stayed in their burrows (houses) for the month of February. At least our clocks spring ahead on Sunday so that means more daylight for us and days becoming longer also. Time to start making summer plans!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 10, 2017, 07:17:58 PM
Quote from: nudewalker
. . our clocks spring ahead on Sunday so that means more daylight for us . . .
Point of clarity and pontification. The amount of daylight doesn't change.
I reckon it's how we reckon it that does. ;D At least the days are getting longer.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudeed on March 10, 2017, 10:07:46 PM
Actually the days aren't getting longer. A day is 24 hours. However the amount of daylight increases as the time of sunset becomes later, along with earlier sun rises. At least until July.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 10, 2017, 11:13:03 PM
March, around the house, out back working on the sweat and also sweating several times during a cleansing fast. Several trips to Havarock at various temperatures.

Had a nice day out at the other sweat. DF and I took a nice nude walk about around the community and surrounding desert.

Later, at a B-day party, I met a guy who had been working on an outside washing machine that day, as we passed by Adam and Eve barefoot (such a pleasure) during that walk. After conversing a few minutes, I recognized him and he remembered us. He said, "Yea, I thought to myself, God I love this place," and smiled. It is an intentional community out there, lots of people involved living there and plenty of surrounding desert State Trust land, miles of it. Not such a pretty desert, but quiet, calm and a grand sense of wide open spaces and big sky, where we are welcome and accepted naked. We also walked the labyrinth.

February was quickly gone! No groundhog was seen. A chipmonk. The javalina referred to wrongly as pigs weren't home that day. They look like little warthogs to me, but don't tell them that I said that. I visited them today for an hour or so. The were alarmed, I sent the energy, they calmed and came back and relaxed in the shade, as I relaxed and meditated in the sun on Havarock. I was up wind, they could smell me, I'm sure.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on March 11, 2017, 06:00:21 AM
Quote from: nudewalker
. . our clocks spring ahead on Sunday so that means more daylight for us . . .
Point of clarity and pontification. The amount of daylight doesn't change.
I reckon it's how we reckon it that does. ;D At least the days are getting longer.

Duane

In mediaeval times there were 12 night hours and 12 day hours. Without mechanical clocks to regulate such matters, the length of any particular hour varied with time of year.

Peter
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on March 11, 2017, 03:44:29 PM
It seems that everyone took the ground hogs advise back on the 2nd and hibernated or at least stayed in their burrows (houses) for the month of February. At least our clocks spring ahead on Sunday so that means more daylight for us and days becoming longer also. Time to start making summer plans!

What I meant to say is now our daylight will start later and since retirement my waking time is closer to 8/8:30 it will make the daylight seem even longer.  There was a TV news poll just last night asking if we should go on Daylight Savings Time permanently. Didn't watch the 11PM news to see the results.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 11, 2017, 04:14:37 PM

What I meant to say is now our daylight will start later and since retirement my waking time is closer to 8/8:30 it will make the daylight seem even longer.  There was a TV news poll just last night asking if we should go on Daylight Savings Time permanently. Didn't watch the 11PM news to see the results.


Hey, that's a great idea.  What if we kept the SAME time all year?   We might even just called it "standard" time.   

People could get up and go to bed whenever they wanted without some GOVERNMENT telling us how to live our lives.  What a radical concept. 

Now that I'm retired I tend to nap in the afternoon and get up about 3-4 AM.  Actually, when I worked I napped in the afternoon, but stayed up to after midnight, so i slept later in the morning.

Its none of the government's business.  Get the government off our backs and out of our pockets. 

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on March 11, 2017, 06:38:27 PM
People could get up and go to bed whenever they wanted without some GOVERNMENT telling us how to live our lives.  What a radical concept. 

Now that I'm retired I tend to nap in the afternoon and get up about 3-4 AM.  Actually, when I worked I napped in the afternoon, but stayed up to after midnight, so i slept later in the morning.

Its none of the government's business.  Get the government off our backs and out of our pockets.

I don't see your point. You don't seem to have kept anyone else's schedule any time, so who's getting pushed around?

They don't do daylight saving at all in Arizona, right JBG? Except on the Navajo reservation, where they like to show they're not bound by what the white people do. But then, the Hopi reservation is within the Navajo reservation, and they like to show they're not bound by what the Navajo people do. So the Hopi don't do daylight saving. Everyone's opposed to someone else, it seems.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on March 11, 2017, 09:57:54 PM
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Get the government off our backs and out of our pockets.
Actually I wouldn't be bothered about the government raiding my back pocket if they would also raid multi-millionaires' back pockets in the same proportion.
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Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on March 12, 2017, 10:00:10 AM
i also wouldnt be bothered about the gov raiding my back pocket... theyre welcome to the accumulated crap that resides there... might make it more comfortable when sitting down. :)
ive always kept my wallet in a side pocket cos i feel its less easy for dippers.... especially if my hands in there as well.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 12, 2017, 09:47:59 PM
a further point of clarity and pontification with some nitpicking thrown in for grins!

Actually the days aren't getting longer. A day is 24 hours. However the amount of daylight increases as the time of sunset becomes later, along with earlier sun rises. At least until July.

Scientists think that About 4.5 billion years ago, a large object perhaps the size of Mars, impacted our young planet, knocking out a chunk of material that eventually became our Moon. This collision set Earth spinning at a faster rate. Scientists estimate that a day in the life of early Earth was only about 6 hours long.

We can use extremely accurate atomic clocks to measure exactly how much the rotation is slowing down. One hundred years from now, a day will be about 2 milliseconds longer than today. Two milliseconds is 1/500th of a second, or how long it takes a car going 55 mph to travel only 2 inches--in other words, much less than the blink of an eye. So, if you live to be 100, you can't complain that the days are getting shorter! At this rate, though, you don't have to worry about the days getting enough longer to change things very much.

So, in fact the days are getting longer by 0.00002 second per year.  ;D

. . . more nitpicking!
Quote from: Jbee
No groundhog was seen. A chipmonk.
Doing what? Paternosters?  ;)

Yeah, Bob! I agree.
DST was enacted to keep people busier on personal business each day so they would spend more money instead of heading home to relax. If a business wanted to keep it's own arbitrary time and started losing business they would have quit doing it. So they got the government to do it.

Duane


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 12, 2017, 09:54:58 PM
My wife and I went on a short hike yesterday. Temps hit mid 80's.
I'll not speak it out loud but maybe spring has . . . oops!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 13, 2017, 08:37:01 AM
Yes, John P., it makes no sense for Arizona to go on daylight savings time. The changes elsewhere do make things like making phone calls more confusing, because we don't realize that the rest have changed.

There was a curious problem this weekend. We were out closer to New Mexico, at only Safford at the hotsprings. We thought that we had over slept for our morning hike. We had, but one cell phone read 10am and one read 9am. We had to dig out my backpack watch to break the tie for correct time. Go figure. They are both in sinc now that we are back in Tucson.

JOhnGw, I do my best to not provide a backpocket for the government to pick, literally and figuratively. I rarely have a back pocket and when I do it is empty, but for a small comb. I keep little vulnerable cash with me in that position. I too, certainly would feel better if the rich were picked at the same rate, and we the people were the ones that got to make the laws governing such instead of those richer than kings.

Somethings just need some regulation and that is what government is for. To hash out what is contested within our ranks, and provide for the common good. Traffic control is a good example, although they do regularly muck it up. International organization of time is pretty handy sometimes. I've lived places where the light was very odd. Either daylight savings or an inconsistent mess. Some standards are good. Some bureaucracy gets out of hand. Monopolies need regulation or we all get exploited. Common money is handy, until greedy folks get an undue influence on the government. Like the Fed, which is the fusion of state and corporate interest, something very corrupt happens. It isn't regulation that is the problem, it is the over regulation, much of which comes from undue interest of private corporations in government making regulations which suit them.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 13, 2017, 02:02:10 PM
Yes, John P., it makes no sense for Arizona to go on daylight savings time. The changes elsewhere do make things like making phone calls more confusing, because we don't realize that the rest have changed.

It makes no sense for anyone else either, but who ever said that elected law makers have any sense.

My wife and I were talking about that last night.  Another good reason to move to AZ.


Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 13, 2017, 06:45:19 PM
The State of Arizona has been ranked #50 for lack of democratic process. It has been compared and found to have an equal footing with many fascist regimes. The legislature is filled with dangerous bimbos as a result. There are some really incredible people with short circuits in their nogans in the legislature. They ban books, attempt to blatantly squelch other  free speech, and repress as their religion tells them. There are many wonderful reasons  to live here, but you are talking about jumping from the frying pan into the fire, be you left or right.

The one good thing is that there is enough space to be able to ignore most of it...but then that is how it all began.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 13, 2017, 11:07:25 PM
The State of Arizona has been ranked #50 for lack of democratic process. It has been compared and found to have an equal footing with many fascist regimes. The legislature is filled with dangerous bimbos as a result. There are some really incredible people with short circuits in their nogans in the legislature. They ban books, attempt to blatantly squelch other  free speech, and repress as their religion tells them. There are many wonderful reasons  to live here, but you are talking about jumping from the frying pan into the fire, be you left or right.
Jbee


New Mexico has been a political zoo forever. I lived there for a couple of decades.  The historic big ranch owners still run the whole state. 

Arizona appears wither to be good or bad depending on someone's political perspective.  Of course there is John McCain who is a disaster.  But Washington State has our own problems with Senator Patty Murray and Governor Inslee.  And then California is a nightmare with a mass exodus. 

I don't see why Arizona got rated #50 of 50. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on March 14, 2017, 03:59:29 AM
In the U.S. News & World Report feature "The 10 Best States in America" who came in at #1? MASSACHUSETTS did, that's who! But Bob, I don't think it would suit you very well.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2017-02-21/bay-states-public-schools-health-care-economy-stand-out?int=news-rec
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on March 14, 2017, 03:49:36 PM
In the U.S. News & World Report feature "The 10 Best States in America" who came in at #1? MASSACHUSETTS did, that's who! But Bob, I don't think it would suit you very well.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2017-02-21/bay-states-public-schools-health-care-economy-stand-out?int=news-rec

And in the meantime I can't see how Arizona made number 50. It's usually a race to the bottom between Mississippi and West Virginia!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 14, 2017, 04:05:08 PM
In the U.S. News & World Report feature "The 10 Best States in America" who came in at #1? MASSACHUSETTS did, that's who! But Bob, I don't think it would suit you very well.


US News is a left wing propaganda rag.   Their criteria undoubtedly means "Most Socialist."   Massachusetts is arguably the most Socialist US State.  #1 on their list.

You are right.  That would not be my first choice.    I might rather enjoy their #50 where freedom from government is more common.


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 14, 2017, 11:19:50 PM
I am wary of ALL opinion polls. There are no other kind.

Before making any decisions about data presented in one of those, it is a good idea to know:
1. Who paid to have it done?
2. Where was it conducted?
3. Who did they hire to do it?   and
4. What is the agenda of the client?

Without these initial few pieces of information the OPINIONS have little to no value. These of course can vary on differing answers to the above questions.

As Bob points out, if you asked the exact same questions in Montana you would get a completely different viewpoint than those of Massachusetts.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 15, 2017, 05:24:52 AM
Bob, considering that we are on opposite ends of the spectrum except for a few key issues in common, I'd say that you would be more comfortable with the Arizona legislature, a positive for you, a negative for me. You would agree, be pleased, with many results of the legislature, but you may agree with me that the means to those ends is corrupted.

The report was done by a school back east, which didn't measure the social programs, or education, drop out rate or certain types of crime, or teen pregnancy rate, which Arizona is surpassing Mississippi and West Virginia on. I wish I still had the article. It was comparing factors like, free speech, voter suppression, gerrymandering, and civil rights, with that of other states and countries around the world. Ol' # 50 took the cake, but also compared with faked democracies which are totalitarian in reality. It was way way down there in those criteria. We have a good ol' boy state, run by an established wealthy few that don't like democratic process as much as power and control. It is simply fascist by most definitions. As I read it, I had to concur with each point. It wasn't just some highfalutin liberal ivory tower intellectual exercise. It was cut and dry. I wasn't surprised by the obvious findings.

The wide open spaces that still exist, my lifestyle and outlook make me free in the ways that it counts. The fascism in the state disgust me, but there is nothing for me to do about it, for now. I just have to accept that and wait for the opportunity to throw the traitors to the constitution out, if that should arise. I figure that given the rope, they will hang themselves, which they probably have just done.

Come on down. You'll love it here...naked.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 15, 2017, 06:39:23 PM

The report was done by a school back east,  ..... It was comparing factors like, free speech, voter suppression, gerrymandering, and civil rights, with that of other states
Jbee

Schools in MA and most of America have redefined "free speech" as freedom ONLY to agree with their socialist agenda.  Disagreeing now results in riots, burning, beatings, sending professors and other listeners to hospital, etc. etc. etc.  I recall the President of Harvard was run off for daring to suggest that "studies" might be needed on a feminist sacred cow.  No free speech there at all.

MA rates just about #1 in speech suppression, vote suppression, and prevention of civil rights.   But they aren't allowed to say that at Eastern US Universities.   Their only allowed speech supports the socialist agenda.  Its not surprising that they falsely claim #1.

I would probably enjoy Arizona. 

Bob








Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 15, 2017, 11:10:38 PM

Jbee

...I would probably enjoy Arizona. 

Bob
Yup, you would probably enjoy Arizona.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 17, 2017, 07:28:47 PM
It hasn't rained in a while and the temps are warming up.

Time to get back out.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on March 18, 2017, 09:38:19 AM
its drizzling here again this morning

did some lawn mowing for a neighbour yesterday and was glad to get in out of the cold wind, earlier in the week we had a couple of sunny almost warm enough days.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 27, 2017, 04:47:20 AM
March was cold, windy, and rain.  We are close to the all time monthly record amount of rain for this area, and its still supposed to rain all week.  Its also several degrees lower than normal temperatures for this time of  year.  Except for a few brief excursions out into the rain and cold, I'm stuck inside looking out.  March sucked as a month for outdoor Naturism, in my area.  Sheeesh!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 30, 2017, 02:08:35 AM
Two day left in March...already!
I may have to hike in clothing in the next couple of days. A friend wants to do Picacho Peak while the weather is good. Me, too. In like a lion and out like a lamb.
I have been mostly naked and comfortable. The weather has been up and down, but the ups have been pretty inconstantly in the mid-week and not the weekend when DF is available to roam. We did have a good couple of days at the Hot Springs, a hike up into the Tortolitas and a couple of good sweats with friends. I have been out to Havarock a few times. The growth as been amazing to watch as my stealth trail as been slowly getting covered with it. I took a few visiting friends out there, naked and they were delighted. One of those trips will be reported on at thefreerangenaturist.org very soon. Rattlers are out and migrating, snow is still in the mountains. Spring has sprung, the sun feels wonderful...naked.

April, who knows?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on March 30, 2017, 05:18:44 AM
Sorry to keep the daylight savings diversion going, but I just saw this:
http://imgur.com/gallery/heSvI
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 30, 2017, 03:02:03 PM
Sorry to keep the daylight savings diversion going, but I just saw this:
http://imgur.com/gallery/heSvI

LOL.   Resetting the stones twice a year would be a chore. 

Our legislature is talking about cancelling the time control thing.  Many people just don't like the government F'ing up our lives twice a year.

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 31, 2017, 01:51:18 AM

March hasn't been that good for me.  See post in Spontaneous Nudity Thread for description of failed recce to new territory.
Other than that the sap is rising now and the weather is getting better.  I have been nude in the garden and taking out the trash a few times and the leaves will soon be burgeoning on the trees that hide me from the one neighbour.  We bought a garden table and chairs that sits outside the kitchen on a patio that will allow me to breakfast outside as nature intended (did nature intend us to breakfast?...well you know what I mean).


Life has been very busy as usual and I am smarting from the fact that recreation, obligation, cooperation and domestication have all been taking their nibble at my time.  So when I look at April there are only 2 days where something else isn't happening so that I can get out on a hike - let alone a naked hike and you can bet your bippy one of those will be awful weather.  So I don't even need to report next month - I can tell you now.... hardly any nude time!


We decided we would catch the opportunity to have a not too premeditated weeks getaway and booked a holiday to Madeira rather rapidly for the end of the month.  I didn't have time to do my naturism research and subsequently discover - unless anyone knows different, that Madeira seems to be one of the most non naturist holiday resorts in Europe - apparently no naturist beaches or resorts that I can find. One hotel with a naturist area.


I often say that naturism doesn't rule my life any more than, say, cake does but I like cake and you sometimes get offered a bit when you least expect it!  It would be nice to have a bit of luck like that with naturism  - finding a spot of freedom without having to torsion the testes engineering the opportunity!  Well, wifey, don't expect me to have a stitch on ever in the hotel room!  ::)


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 31, 2017, 04:03:51 AM
You gotsa believe yon Nuduke! Ya Gotsa manifest that dream and dream that dream to manifestah!

How did you ever end up picking this place? People go there to spend money and wear clothing on the beaches. It probably has exceptional food, lots of interesting local fruit and veggies, and wines. BUT, looking for a sandy beach, not to mention a nude one, with parasols, isn't on their program.

So, what are you going there for? Whose idea was this that suggested it and wrapped it up, BEFORE you researched it...ah never mind. You have to find a way to make the best of this, not YOUR vacation spot. Here's how:

I went to google maps, found the island and turned on the satellite image. I don't know where you are staying, there are more remote spots up in the hills where it is less populated. There are probably some cheap accommodations up there, probably a “couch surfing” situation. Let's look at beaches. If you want a secluded naturists beach, you will have to hike to it, and expect rocks and pebbles. There are miles of that around the island. You CAN have your nude seaside paradise. You can figure it out by the map and images and a tide directory and take a hike. You can pal up with the local dreadlock hippie folks and ask them where is best for naturism. They know that and where to score. You can also, meet the local boatman and ask to be taken to a secluded spot, dropped and picked up. You can tell him what you would like and why, its secluded and your business, they don't care. BUT this place is not notable for its beaches.

All the time that you are scrounging that island from the air, you will be imagining places to be peacefully naked and naturist. It will come to you. The coast has amazing rises up into the sky everywhere, but that means that there are many private places because of that very thing.

The place is notable for its hiking. Guided and not. The interior of the island isn’t so built up, it has magnificent views, and forests and grasslands and miles and miles of trails. Get a trail map and apply it to the google images. There are lots of places off of the beaten path. Hike in a kilt and then stop off here and there. Some trails are busier than others. I doubt that any are THAT busy, or they wouldn’t be guided. What are the laws in concern of nudity in the tooleys of Portugal? You can see where you need to go. There is a lot of undergrowth, machete time if you don’t research well.

I’m saying that with the effort, that you can have a couple, or more, memorable for life experiences to carry around for the rest of your way too few years.

Get off the ground dude. It sounds like you were disappointed by your last reported excursion. Stand up and dust yourself off. You can choose to have an incredible experience on that island, but it won’t materialize sitting in a deck chair. Adventure into uncharted territory requires research, many potential options and determination. It ain’t gonna happen if all you do is roll over with a Madeira whine. To quote I-Ching, “Perseverance furthers.” GO fer it! Go get us a remarkable trip report that will make us all green with envy! I mean CLASSIC! Spend your next days taking long walks and climbing stairs, you’re gonna need it. Leave the Mrs. in the dust, so she will have to let you run off on your own a couple of times. It’s your new hobby. Let her use the safe travel agent’s advice, you’re out to make magic.

No excuses brother, you’re on a MISSION, NOW!!!!
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 31, 2017, 04:30:41 AM
Around the bend from "Miradouro Da Portela Restaurante", on ER102, there is a fork in the road to the left. A dirt road meanders across those hills to a mountaintop, There are trees and forest all the way, lots of shade. Just carry a coverup.
These are remote roads. There are obviously cool rock formations. You could probably drive up there. It goes to the otherside. Take water. GPS if you've got it.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 31, 2017, 07:56:12 AM
Since the winter Solstice we've had 50% more rain than the yearly average. It's been more cloudy and cooler than normal too. Since Feb. 1, though nothing and the temps are back to normal.

That rain is why there is a desert bloom underway in areas we didn't visit.  >:(

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 31, 2017, 08:11:21 AM
:) Rock then Roll!

Actually, John, circular thinking.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on March 31, 2017, 09:51:59 AM
friday 31 march.... cloudy and a bit of light rain
monday i got in about 3 hours naked gardening in the sunshine .
thursday afternoon a couple of hours for another neighbour.

 luckily both gardens are that bit isolated so that see through hedges arnt really a bother, will be a while yet before our road side hedge is leafy enough for me to garden naked without getting earache.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 31, 2017, 06:16:28 PM
Since the winter Solstice we've had 50% more rain than the yearly average. It's been more cloudy and cooler than normal too. Since Feb. 1, though nothing and the temps are back to normal.
That rain is why there is a desert bloom underway in areas we didn't visit.  >:(
Duane


We have also had a very wet March.  We usually get about 1 1/2 inches rain in March, but this year we are up to about 9 inches.    My seasonal duck pond is higher than usual.  March 30 the rain quit for a few hours and the sun came out so I rushed out to catch a few rays.  This pond goes completely dry in mid summer but in spring the ducks enjoy it.   Actually this pond is on the neighbor's land just south of the fence.  its vacant land though so nobody lives here.  Ducks are the best neighbors.

(http://photos.bradkemp.com/8duckpond3.jpg)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on April 01, 2017, 05:21:58 PM
I had thought that there would be this long, involved' highly detailed description of a month of exceptional nude living that would have the whole gang here green with envy and end it with "April Fools!". In fact the imagination has run wild with the stories that could be told. Last night I came to the realization that if those adventures were true they would have to be published soon after they happened as there is an enjoyment in sharing as much as there is reading everyone"s reports!

So the month has been quite the bore. Besides the weather not cooperating (damp and chilly) there have been some major health issues in the family which has confined me to home nudity. On the weather side, we've dodged a number of major snowstorms but instead ended up with rain. Most of the days have been above freezing so no issues with the roads at least. On the medical side some blood tests have come back showing abnormalities, nothing serious at this point but they do require some attention and slight changes in diet. Also my Vitamin D levels are low (go figure) so it was suggested to take pills until the sun decides to shine again. Lets just say the exchange between myself, Mrs. Walker and the female doctor concerning sun exposure became interesting. Next the wife has testing about mid month; we have a family member involved in two accidents within two weeks that has involved hospital stays, treatment, physical therapy and counseling. plus another that had to enter a treatment facility. Being we are the only two that have medical training w have become their patient advocates.

On a brighter note, baseball season starts soon, the teams have already moved north so if baseball is played that means naked hiking season is about to start here!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on April 01, 2017, 07:15:10 PM
On a brighter note, baseball season starts soon, the teams have already moved north so if baseball is played that means naked hiking season is about to start here!

Last night I watched the last preseason practice game in Peoria, AZ, between the Mariners and Rockies.  The regular baseball season begins on April 3rd for most teams, although there may be a weekend game this Sunday.   The game ended 5-5.  Because it was a practice game they didn't play extra innings.

When baseball opens for the year you know its well into spring.   Hooray!

Bob





Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on April 01, 2017, 07:41:45 PM
Right now I'm watching snow drift pass the window, from top left to bottom right. Spring is taking a detour.

But a couple of days ago (still in March!) I went out for a clothed walk in the woods, and encountered a wild man. I posted a message to our hiking group:

This afternoon I went for a walk in Middlesex Fells just north of here, one of my favorite places. I'd hardly left the parking area when I met a wild man running toward me; with loose hair and beard, covered with tattoos and wearing a short skirt that I expect he didn't wear underwear with. I managed to get a picture as he approached:

http://i.imgur.com/lUGBWpo.jpg

It was my friend Dan, who is a member here but who seldom finds time to post anything.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on April 03, 2017, 09:40:58 PM
Kinda makes you think of how one of those fighters in 1st century Britain might have looked, charging the Roman positions.  :o

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 07, 2017, 07:00:13 PM

Wow JBee, that's what I call encouragement!
Rest assured that I will have all radar aerials tuned for naturist opportunity on hols. 
We rather spontaneously (unusually) booked a cheapo package for a quick getaway.  That's why the location is not ideal and naturist research not done beforehand. 
The resort is at the edge of the main town. However, there may be opportunity to drive/stroll into any hinterland that presents itself! - lets see what transpires.
I hope I can deliver a JOhnGW style report of my extensive nude wanderings but don't hold your breath!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 07, 2017, 07:28:42 PM

Wow JBee, that's what I call encouragement!
Rest assured that I will have all radar aerials tuned for naturist opportunity on hols. 
We rather spontaneously (unusually) booked a cheapo package for a quick getaway.  That's why the location is not ideal and naturist research not done beforehand. 
The resort is at the edge of the main town. However, there may be opportunity to drive/stroll into any hinterland that presents itself! - lets see what transpires.
I hope I can deliver a JOhnGW style report of my extensive nude wanderings but don't hold your breath!
John

Have you checked out: "Around the bend from "Miradouro Da Portela Restaurante", on ER102, there is a fork in the road to the left. A dirt road meanders across those hills to a mountaintop, There are trees and forest all the way, lots of shade. Just carry a coverup" on the google satellite? (see above) The panorama would be incredible with fine examples of various patches of local flora. Take a camera! Do it! Do it! Take us with you!

The great philosopher Yoda once said, "There is no try, only do." A brand name once preached, "Just do it!."

Sorry for sounding like some kind of naked naturist Tony Robbins.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 05, 2017, 05:05:53 AM
April was filled with some good weather and some heat. It averaged as the 4th hottest April in history. We got up into the Tortolitas. We wandered out to Havarock a few times. It is now overgrown. We made it out to ol' Ragged Top for a day. We didn't make it out there until 11:00 am and did our hike in the 90F plus heat of the mid-day sun for 3 1/2 hours. Good thing that we were naked. Each bit of breeze made a dramatic difference. There just isn't effective shade out there. We know that it is sparse when we sit in the skinny shadow of a saguaro to eat lunch. I'll do a couple of trip reports out of that and other times out there, consolidating the experiences. It doesn't stand by itself very well as a story, but we did have fun. The tan is coming along very well.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on May 08, 2017, 05:12:39 PM
April? Very few days that were even close to being thought of conducive to any free range naturism. Between the rain and the cold, must do's like doctors appointments, family doings and  Easter the best I could manage is a few walks. I do hope to resolve issues with the camper soon which in turn will lead to more opportunities! And a new mini waterproof camera for those kayak adventures.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 08, 2017, 05:15:46 PM

Well my Naturist month has been less naturist than the promise of opportunity in Madeira might have suggested.  For an island on a parallel latitude with Morocco and the Sahara Desert and indeed with Arizona..., it pelted down with rain every day!  Whilst about 18-20 deg C during the day, every day had continuous intermittent rain and 80-100% cloud cover.  So we spent a lot of time in our hotel (which was a nice one, thank goodness), reading, watching TV etc.  Consequently I was naked quite a lot indoors and the dear one, conscious of my ever present desire to 'get me shorts off ' was fairly generous in allowing me some leeway.  We had ordered a room with a balcony and sea view on my assumption that this would not be overlooked and give plenty of opportunity for being naked in the sun on the balcony.  No such luck.  Although we were up the coast from the main town a few km, we were in a well developed resort area and the hotel balcony was at the centre of a recessed complex such that we looked over the main sunbathing area of the resort, the pool and looked into hotel balconies on either side of the same hotel.  Despite being several floors up, the view to each balcony from all angles and below precluded nude sunbathing and since the balcony was also awash with rain every day for some hours, that was not a thing I did!  Similarly, our various trips out were mostly to indoor places and no naturist opportunity.


Arriving back, I had world naked gardening day May 6th to look forward to and told the wife to look the other way if it was sunny.  It wasn't!  Cold, wet in the morning and windy all day.  However Sunday 7th was quite nice and I did my naked gardening then.


Somehow, before we went away I found I had given myself RSI through the profusion of stuff I needed to get done and whilst I suffered only a bit on holiday and didn't realise up to this week what it was, as soon as I got down to typing on my return, the pain in the wrist and ulna side of the arm returned (and subsided on resting) and only a brief research online easily revealed that I had RSI.  So I've strapped up the wrist and taking nsai's and hoping it subsides.  It is hurting now as I properly type this longer contribution (although interestingly no problem during an hours yoga this morning!) and my surfing catch up of FRN this  afternoon has been done with left hand and keyboard because using the mouse hurts most!  So you will all have to excuse me (or breathe a sigh of relief!) if my posts in the near future are short or absent as I am determined to calm it down and allow it to recover.


Unusually, I am not naked as I write as it is also cold and rainy in Lincolnshire.


One hope is that the weather improves and I will get lots of sunbathing in the garden and a few opportunities to go out on foraging trips for suitable hiking places later in May.  Tomorrow if the weather improves I am going to hike to the one woodland spot I have found that is unvisited enough to  accommodate me naked for a while!


Don't talk to me about PMA ...Ouch! Those 'P's hurt to type!


John


PS reading my ramblings again, the RSI isn't quite as bad as I've described it ...but nevertheless troublesome!


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 08, 2017, 06:13:13 PM
So far its going well. I've just returned from The Gathering in Dunoon. During the event I did a couple of walks in the nearby glen, a forest walk, a long walk behind the hotel and a visit to a community forest. There were a number of encounters, none of which caused any problems.

We had a great week of nudity and fun.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 08, 2017, 07:38:52 PM
That's unfortunate John to have traveled so far and come up short on the SN activities.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on May 09, 2017, 01:08:04 PM
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There were a number of encounters, none of which caused any problems.

Any more details, Davie? It's always interesting to hear how these come about and what reactions from what sort of people.

peter
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 09, 2017, 02:19:17 PM
On one walk with a large group and knowing the Gathering was taking place they were unconcerned at meeting us. On a walk with about six of us including a woman we met a dog walker. We exchanged a few words and he was fine and he told us he'd seen in the media naturists were about. We saw a few others in the distance and they too were OK and didn't seem bothered. Being in a group, especially a mixed gender one really helps.

I asked several fellow naturists if whilst out walking any of them had actually seen another naked walker. One said he might have done in the distance. As naturists most will tend to err on the side of caution. Perhaps that's a problem, at the end of the day most people aren't upset by simple nudity. The problem we face is the one you actually meet might be the one to cause trouble, like a reverse win on the lottery! I think thats why many, especally when out alone, tend to act with caution.

Davie  8)



Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 10, 2017, 07:27:02 PM
The rules in the National Parks here do not forbid naked hiking, but do expect you to cover up if your appearance seems to cause a problem.

It is I suppose a combination of courtesy and caution.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 12, 2017, 02:51:11 AM
On one walk with a large group and knowing the Gathering was taking place they were unconcerned at meeting us. On a walk with about six of us including a woman we met a dog walker. We exchanged a few words and he was fine and he told us he'd seen in the media naturists were about. We saw a few others in the distance and they too were OK and didn't seem bothered. Being in a group, especially a mixed gender one really helps.

I asked several fellow naturists if whilst out walking any of them had actually seen another naked walker. One said he might have done in the distance. As naturists most will tend to err on the side of caution. Perhaps that's a problem, at the end of the day most people aren't upset by simple nudity. The problem we face is the one you actually meet might be the one to cause trouble, like a reverse win on the lottery! I think thats why many, especally when out alone, tend to act with caution.

Davie  8)

A reverse lottery! I like that, but then I wish the odds were as good as a lottery. We are about one to three in one hundred in the tooleys, I gather. Then there is Murphies law of attraction that was uncanny the last three days in Aravaipa Canyon.

The sad thing is that it all contributes to the myth. If you cover up, people think that they have intruded, when you could give a .... They are being taught. Then, if you don't cover there is that risk of some degree of hassle, all because of a minority, afraction of the population.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 12, 2017, 03:10:22 AM
Nuduke, I use the mouse with either hand. The other hand learns very quickly. I click lightly and just use a small movement. I'll get stress from holding on with some tension. A massage at the neck can help that often, as everything, every little movement is connected to the whole of the rest.

When my brother got his first Macintosh he was told that if he continued with the mouse as he was that he could lose the use of the hand. He was playing games and imagine the tension and full body movement.

The condition is associated with inflammation. You might try a bit of anti-inflammatory.

Doctor Jbee suggests getting out each day, or night and walking, long walks, hours and looking for opportunities and potentials to be naked in nature. Also, soaking in a sauna or hot tub and then applying ice pack, and then soaking in a sauna or hot tub and then applying icepack, etc....naked. It cures everything. ::)

Then, there are those new appt that take voice to print.

I had tennis elbow from sword fighting percussion. Rather than quit, I took up lefty. It confused the opponent, but I did get trashed a lot at first. But after months, when I became ambidextrous I took up two swords at once and opened a whole new world, taking on two and three fighters at a time.

Wishing fro your get well in spite of my advice,
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 17, 2017, 06:22:43 PM
Quote from: jbee
Doctor Jbee suggests getting out each day, or night and walking, long walks, hours and looking for opportunities and potentials to be naked in nature. Also, soaking in a sauna or hot tub and then applying ice pack, and then soaking in a sauna or hot tub and then applying icepack, etc....naked.
That advice sounds like a good solution/reaction/cure/excuse . . . .  for anything!

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It cures everything.
Jbee's miracle cure. Call now, 1-800-000-0000.  ;D

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. . . I took up two swords at once and opened a whole new world, taking on two and three fighters at a time.
I don't know if true, but I have always heard that historically, real sword fights were done with the sword and a dagger or other short blade. It's like using both hands in a fist fight. Who fist fights with only one hand?

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 21, 2017, 10:58:16 PM

RSI a bit better this week although I've been keeping off the keyboard and my FRN catchup is taking its toll.
Thank you for the medical assessments JBee, I am taking NSAI's (ibuprofen) and rubbing voltarol gel into the affected parts.  Also got my hand strapped up at night in an RSI wrist strap.  This means I can't be nude, with just a wrist strap on! :D  On your tip, I'm using LH mouse - it is surprising how quickly you adapt, JBee.


Did yet another abortive SN/FRN Recce today.  Went to a nearby village and walked away to the river and followed it's course for a stretch.  Gosh it's irritating how many people like to live by the river!!!  A lot of my journey was a well known footpath so there were encounters with other hikers and all the little paths and deviations from the route I tried were dead ends in SN terms.  On the way back I took the 'pretty route' i.e. through country lanes rather than the more direct trunk roads and I spotted a couple of places where there was a footpath to the river and reasonable chance to park the car.  That's my next walk!


John
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 22, 2017, 05:18:12 PM
I hope you find a jewel by the river, Nuduke. I like that LH mouse description, like a left handed monkey wrench! ;D But, will the browser spies and cookie people start sending you to the opposite political spectrum for your news?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 24, 2017, 01:24:29 AM

Dear fellas,
I just managed to delete by accident about 4 or 5 paragraphs telling you how I found a marvellous new woodland that was suitable for naked walking.  I'm so happy!  I did naked in nature walking this afternoon and have found a woodland that seems very ill used albeit a Woodland Trust managed forest with a welcome sign on the kissing gate!
My hand hurts from all that typing so I'm not going to try and resurrect the report but suffice it to say that at long last 18 months from moving here i've found a good SN range.
YES!


More of this anon
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 24, 2017, 08:41:21 PM
Yeehaw!

I'm looking forward to some detail, like distance, terrain, trails vs. layabout, square acreage, distance to, jaw bone aches from smiling way wide for too long.

Ya know, this is not the first time that you have deleted accidentally a report post...perhaps another procedure?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 25, 2017, 04:14:34 PM

It's my tablet!  When working in the reply box, if I press back button with text selected it sometimes does back a page, rather than delete last few letters.  I haven't worked out quite what combo of conditions does that but it does occasionally happen.  Thus I lose the post I am working on.  You are right jbee, for longer posts I should word process them offline to avoid that risk.


Ho hum, I suppose I'm just going to have to go back and take some pics and do another tedious naked walk and a report for your benefits !!! :o ;D ;D


Watch this space (or perhaps a new topic)


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 25, 2017, 05:29:49 PM
John, from the little you said it sounds like it is somewhat isolated and wooded. Two requirements you seem to seek.

Does your term "ill used" mean little used or badly used. Clarity!  ;D

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 25, 2017, 06:05:38 PM
Quote from: John
. . . with a welcome sign on the kissing gate!
I had to look that one up. I haven't seen one here but we have something similar. A passthru gate.

I've seen these two types:

            x------x------x------x                                                          x
                                        |                                                                x
                                        |                                                                     x
------x------x------x            x------x------x----      or     ---x------x------x            x------x------x--
                                        |                                                                     x
                                        |                                                                x
            x------x------x------x                                                           x

just large enough for people, pets and small animals but not livestock.
Easily used without having to worry about locking a gate. I just walk though and keep on moving.

Wild animals though can tear up a wire fence. We helped restore over 600' of barb'wire on a historical ranch outside of town a few years back. It had been flattened by wild donkeys or burros, whichever is your preference.
Though, if they are tearing up fence that would make them an ass. ;)

Duane
Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on May 25, 2017, 08:46:54 PM

I've seen these two types:

            x------x------x------x                                                          x
                                        |                                                                x
                                        |                                                                     x
------x------x------x            x------x------x----      or     ---x------x------x            x------x------x--
                                        |                                                                     x
                                        |                                                                x
            x------x------x------x                                                           x


Duane

i had to look up the term "kissing gate."     Interesting.   The photos on Google all had an actual gate that swung back and forth between opposing fences, and "kissed" one or the other.   In all my travels through western USA I have never seen one like that. 

What i have seen in the US is the kind of passage that Duane diagrams, built either with wire or wood rails.  A person, sheep, or dog would go right through, but cows and horses can't make the 90 degree corner in the middle.  They are used all over the western US where cows and horses, but not sheep, are the animals being fenced.  Sheep and goat herders around here seem to use regular gates.

Wikipedia listed a UK regulation for kissing gates, and also said that the handicap access people don't like kissing gates or styles because wheelchair people have a more difficult than a fully open gate. 





Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 27, 2017, 12:51:59 AM

I've read Ian talk about kissing gates before. You haven't been paying attention, guys - this has been a known unknown for years! :D
In fact, until Ian used the term some years ago, I had had no idea what the enclosed swing gates that I had been going through were called!  Your very painstaking diagrams, Duane are broadly correct.  There is also a version that has a quarter circle that the gate passes round.  You open the gate, there is enough room then to pass round the edge of the gate and then it naturally shuts either way.

The new woods I found were great.  I have yet to establish whether they are in fact little used, which was my meaning, Duane. Sorry about the lack of clarity there. As I have mentioned before, I go to watercolour art class once a week and have found this is a short drive from a patch of woodland which is up a steep hill at a popular local beauty spot.  Get off the paths and into the woods on a damp afternoon and you can be alone with your thoughts and without your clothes.  This week we have been experiencing some great and hot sunny weather and on Tuesday I went to the above wood to find a record number of cars in the little car park and many people in view along the trail.  I decided to give it a miss and drove on to see where the narrow road to the woods went.  The woods extended a long way beyond where you can get to. 

About a mere half a mile on I found another car park and clear, well maintained signs to a Woodland Trust wood.  This looked a well developed walkers woodland and was mostly on the flat.  As I parked there was one other car and a couple strolling off along the well made paths.  Someone else drew up as I prepared to hike.  Not really much prospect of nudity.

About 100yards into the wood I took out my phone for a time check and also looked at the gps maps.  I was surprised to find that the wood looked very low and very thin for trees in most of its area and the vista in front of me matched that.  Woodland Trust you see - they grow trees and manage forests.  The whole area was a plantation.  The map satellite pictures however indicated about 4 patches of much thicker more mature woodland across the road.  I retraced my steps and crossed the road where a gate (kissing) desported a welcome sign.  Prospect not much better.  As I walked in I noted immediately that the sward of grass had been mowed into tracks and as is my wont, I started along one of these to establish where I was and what the prospects were for plunging into the woodland.  I also noted that these mowed paths were very lush, green and grassy with much clover.  They were not very well walked on by any means.  This was good. 

I walked the paths until I had got several hundred yards from the road and entrance and whilst there were still cut paths, there were several large (maybe 2-3 acre) sections of woodland, divided by small meadows.  I thought I spotted a deer heading off in the distance.  Might have been a big dog but later on I spotted some deer spoor so it probably was a deer. 

The perimeter of each wooded area was bounded by beech and other hedging and low bushes forming a fence about 6-10 feet high.  Finding a little gap in one section of hedge I worked my way into the wood.  So far (15-20mins) I had seen and heard no one.  The trees were laid out in rows in plantation fashion and the ground was damp but not muddy and there were many dry twigs on the ground which meant that when you walk, you make quite a noise.  This was great.  If there were anyone off the mowed paths, I would hear them. 

The terrain was rather too open for me.  You could see a long way and that meant seclusion was maybe less possible.  But the air was warm and balmy and the sun dappling the scene was begging me to get naked.  I walked on a short way more and got out of sight of the perimeter hedges.  I then realised that I WAS secluded by virtue of the sight screen of the hedges – only visible to someone actually in the midst of the wood.  So now was the time.  I was fully equipped with pack and zip pocket trousers so I had but to undress which I did and stood a while listening for possible encounters.  Nothing. 

The terrain was flat and the undergrowth very sparse, so it did not really matter where I was, the cover or lack of it was the same.  So I did an unusual thing for me – I took my fast cover shorts out of my bag, packed my clothes carefully – Trousers at bottom, then shirt available to pull out quickly – and putting my walking boots back on bare feet, I began to walk freely amongst the trees.  I also noted that I passed through the occasional strand of spider gossamer – another good sign that no one has passed this way very recently.

You all know how good that feels.  The gentle movement of air, the feeling of being one with nature, the joy of naked freedom for a while.  And so I wandered around for a while then set a course back to the perimeter of this wooded section using GPS to navigate.  More fearless these days (perhaps unwisely) and more confident now that there were no other walkers nearby, I walked right to the edge of the wood and only donned my shorts and shirt a few feet from a convenient hole in the hedge, in full view of the meadow and mown path.  No one in sight.  I had been walking for another 15-20’.

Sorry guys, I didn’t take any pictures because the business of posing and arranging the camera REALLY takes your mind off being vigilant.  However, as I walked along the path this beautiful peacock butterfly landed on my skin coloured shorts.  I waved it away, it flew off, circled and came right back!  This happened twice more so I took this picture.


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As I strolled along a different mown path than I had come in on, again I noticed again the lush ill-trodden quality of the sward.  I took off my shoes and walked the last quarter mile barefoot on cool, soft, yielding grass and clover.  When I got to the gate and inspected my feet to put my shoes back on they were still clean.  As I have observed before, nature, left to itself is rarely grubby. ??
I felt great when I got back to the car.  A woman, unloading her dog bid me good afternoon and asked if I’d had a good walk. “Oh YES”, I said emphatically “and excellent hike”.

So I have concluded that one side of this forest plantation is less well used.  However, one afternoon’s experience may not be the norm – but given that it was a beautiful day for a hike and judging by the 6 or 7 cars that had parked since I arrived, people do seem to go into the wood/heath on that side of the road.  Suffice it to say that I shall be back there before long.  It did deem to me that it would be perfect for a dawn walk.  At dawn one probably didn’t need to be dressed on the paths. 

So YES!  I finally found what will hopefully turn out to be a great SN walking range.


On another tack - If you recall, I reported another recce walk last Sunday that was completely abortive being too heavily populated with houses and walkers.  The photo below shows a stretch of the lovely river that would have been marvellous to walk along – it looks deserted doesn’t it? 
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It isn’t!  In fact, the left-hand bank is fenced off further upstream with warning private land signs so you can’t enter.  It is someone’s paddock at the other side of the trees.  On the right hand, you can see a fence preventing you from getting to the river, once again signposted.  In the middle distance is a patch of flat grass on the right.  This gives on to the public footpath (well used on that day) and in seeing distance beyond is a manor house and other homes and buildings.  This is the sort of congestion we live with in the UK – and this is the outskirts of a rural village – no metropolis.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 30, 2017, 06:00:29 PM
Quote from: John
So YES!  I finally found what will hopefully turn out to be a great SN walking range.
Great! Maybe better times of the week and weather that is more consistent will help the crowd problem.

Early morning walks sound good. How far away from home is the wood? Can you go by cycle? That would make spontaneous hikes much easier.

Are butterflies attracted by odor or color? I’ve never thought of that. Your color scheme that day looked pretty neutral.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 30, 2017, 08:44:23 PM
 To take each of your points in turn, Duane
Yes, times in the week when most people are at work or at school will be optimum times to go to the forest.  Dawn is such a wonderful time to be in the woods.  However, you must arrange it so that you have a bit of buffer time afterwards to get back, changed etc.  So, it must be coincidental with a free morning ideally and, similarly, unless my wife is away, I have to flag the intention and have good reasons for a healthy early start which is opposite to my usual laziness in the morning - I am never up at the crack of dawn normally...more like the crack of lunchtime!! :D (Joke Btw).  Also, it must be a reasonable temperature and a reasonable start time of day e.g. 4-5am.  So, although I’ve done it, and Ian seems to take it in his regular stride, Autumn and Winter dawn walking is too cold and too late in the day.  On the way back 5.30-6am you have to be careful as the pre-work early dog walkers (Hi Ian) are starting out.
The wood is about 15 to 20 minutes’ drive from my home and about 60% along a very major trunk road where cycling is not good idea.  Indeed, spontaneity is very difficult because one has to hit the right weather, take one’s hiking kit, get the right shoes on etc. etc.
I’ve no idea what made the butterfly so attracted to my leg, especially since I had sprayed deet containing insect repellent on my legs, arms & torso Before starting.  It was extraordinary how often the butterfly was attracted to reverse its flights to alight again on my trousers or leg!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on June 07, 2017, 05:01:45 PM
May became a much better month in the on the free range front, not so much at home. Once the camping trip was finished I took advantage of our furry alarm clock (household cat) and used the early mornings to go walk just as the sun was rising. I was often done early enough to do a breakfast before heading home and found the walkers didn't arrive until after eight  o'clock. As for home, a steady stream of company for graduations, weddings and funerals had hampered our normal living but things have returned to normal. June so far has been very promising however we have been again avoiding the raindrops!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on June 07, 2017, 05:27:43 PM
We had our week at the hot springs, and an interrupted half dressed, but amazing place in Aravaipa. There was a couple of good jaunts into Romero Canyon. There has been a lot of heat, which is now turned up a notch in June. The desert is dried up. It is now Mountain time. Naked around the houses, mostly. More yard work than usual, when preparing for the B-day party.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on June 30, 2017, 11:11:36 PM
June has been hot and hotter still. Early I did get up to Romero Pools once or twice, before th ehotter still. The trip to the Wilderness of Rocks was wonderful.

I have been indoors much of the time. It is just so damn hot! I'm so grateful for nudity, on those days when I get outside to garden, or do whats need to be done before later morning temperatures climb. Over 105F is just too hot.

We have even lessened our use of the sweat. It was 130F the other day, and I didn't even have a fire in the box! It is cool getting out, but still....

Friends have swimming pools. We drive over naked or close to, and visit. We drive back naked. Otherwise, I have been dropping clothing at the door and waiting until the very last minute to slip something on. I saw a picture of a heavy plastic dumpster bin in Phoenix the other day. It melted while sitting on the street!

I've been exercising indoors. The Doctor showed me that I'm more healthy than in years, all nearly optimum and all right on the mark, so, There will be more FRN to get at....up high in the mountains, and in the water, where ever I find some.
Jbee

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on July 08, 2017, 05:10:18 PM
i took advantage of a warmer than normal June to try and increase walking distance and stamina. The hills here are still a problem as I often find myself winded at the summit but I continue to press on! By the end of the month I felt good enough to tackle one of the more steeper trails near me as a prelude to our next camping trip. Since we just returned there is much to catch up on before I can try to condense it into trip reports. Just for comparison; warmer here is high 80's with a rise in humidity so it feels like 90ish. But we have had enough rain to keep things nice and lush so yes Jbee, barefoot all over on grass trails again!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 08, 2017, 10:02:31 PM
I saw in the news a week or so ago that you had big thunderstorms and tornadoes in the vicinity.

Any come near you?

Duane

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on July 09, 2017, 05:06:23 AM
We had some big storms and wind damage but no tornadoes near us. A few funnel clouds were spotted but never touched down just north of me. There has been some flooding south also but so far we dodged the bullet.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker2 on July 13, 2017, 05:34:07 AM
We've had a very good month...just returning from cross country regional travels (3000 miles two and a half weeks) and several different lakes to float in, au naturale.  Dodging severe weather here and there but all said and done a very good month.  I've been in water more than out since mid April, happy as a frog.  Big straw hat and sunglasses at water level... probably look like a crocodile at a distance.  Counting four weeks of beach it's been an awesome start to summer.  Plus I  got  to do a sea turtle release, that's been a bucket list item.  I like free floating neck deep in a clean lake for 8 hours or more and be perfectly content.  Even when the fish start nibbling at you, although they can get a little pesky.  We've been fortunate to be free for most of the spring and summer.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on July 13, 2017, 09:25:30 AM
Much better for me. Time has been limited so no whole day trips into the hill recently but I have been exploring more local public footpaths. Yesterday I planned a circular route along a canal towpath, across some fields and back to my starting point via some woods. I got to the halfway mark only to find the red flags flying on a military range. I thought the needs of the British Army were greater than mine so I retraced my steps. I wasn't too bothered it was a lovely day and a lovely walk a fair proportion done naked.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 14, 2017, 01:29:47 AM
I was able to go out on a hike this week, see post in Trip Reports, and have been able to be outside at night when it is not so hot. That’s a relative comparison. June has been hotter than it’s SUPPOSED to be. So far July has been cooler than June. Weird!

My wife was traveling a couple weeks ago and I was able to spend a little time in the side yard enjoying the sun. Couldn’t stay long at 2:00 pm as the heat was impressive. Still being in the yard in daylight was very enjoyable. About 6-8 more weeks of heat and then cooler weather should come.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 14, 2017, 04:11:54 AM
We've had a very good month...just returning from cross country regional travels (3000 miles two and a half weeks) and several different lakes to float in, au naturale.  Dodging severe weather here and there but all said and done a very good month.  I've been in water more than out since mid April, happy as a frog.  Big straw hat and sunglasses at water level... probably look like a crocodile at a distance.  Counting four weeks of beach it's been an awesome start to summer.  Plus I  got  to do a sea turtle release, that's been a bucket list item.  I like free floating neck deep in a clean lake for 8 hours or more and be perfectly content.  Even when the fish start nibbling at you, although they can get a little pesky.  We've been fortunate to be free for most of the spring and summer.
Enviable! Tis the season!
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 17, 2017, 10:38:54 PM

Quote from: Kayaker2
I like free floating neck deep in a clean lake for 8 hours or more and be perfectly content
Amazing, Lisa.  Is this an exaggeration or do you really float for that long.  Isn't it very exhausting after a while.  To float takes effort too.  Don't you end up all white and wrinkly from over hydration of the skin?  Do you get thirsty? It's really amazing and wonderful if it's true but I suspect there is more to it than meets the eye.
Can you give us a bit more detail about life naked and afloat? That would be cool. 


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 19, 2017, 05:28:11 PM
It’s pouring down rain right now!! Yayyy!  1st rain since late February.

I won’t be able to get out again till next week, which about the right amount of time to see any effects that this might have in the desert.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 27, 2017, 03:09:17 AM
I wanted to go out on Monday morning to go hiking, but the rainy season has started and it was cloudy with thunder in the distance. A flash flood watch was out for the mountains but I was headed north of there.

As expected forecasts are best guesses at best. It was raining when I got to my trail. Most trails here follow large washes and I am not comfortable walking in a wash when it’s raining. It wasn’t raining that hard but the nature of a flash flood is that the downpour occurs far away from your sight and hearing. Until a 6’ wall of water is barreling down on you.

So, I just carnuded around the desert for a while looking at how different the place looked in a rain storm. I am seldom out here in the rain. The temperature was in the high 60’s, low 70’s. Very nice!

When the rain slacked off, I rolled the windows down to smell the desert. Completely different when it’s wet.

No hiking but a good naked ride on the highway.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on July 27, 2017, 08:57:25 AM
Our French trip hasn't been good for free-range.
La Jenny was too surrounded by public rights of way to get any free range in apart from one naked drive to the nearest cash machine and back, but then it was too busy to use the machine naked.
I did have a cycle ride clad only in my lightweight wrap though, tucking it in carefully at the front whenever people were around, which was most of the time.
My final frustration was yesterday during our week at Charante Soleil naturist gites.
Having found a suitably secluded river marked on the local maps and confirmed by Google earth, it was dry when I cycled there for a feee range skinny-dip!
Again the area was too populous to cycle there naked.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4310/36027157542_74746753b0_t.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4310/36027157542_74746753b0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 27, 2017, 05:37:14 PM
JOhn, I’ve had similar frustrating outings. I think we all have.
As Lone Wati says, “Endeavor to persevere!”

Nice photo! Wide angle or fisheye lens?

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 27, 2017, 11:28:16 PM
John GW, my charge of home-healthcare has had Le Tour De France on constantly, the last three weeks. The photographic coverage has been phenomenal. The cameras mounted on motor cycles going through the villages and countryside, and the over head helicopter views of the country have renewed my interest in the country that I used to live in, but haven't been back to for 50 years. You are in a wonderful place, in spite of the frustrations. The last post on my website in the Gila Box was also a frustrating time, but then we did our best. Free range may be stifled, but you are naked in a great place.

This working everyday, in shifts to keep a guy watched 24/7 has made my July a very clothed time. I was probably wearing clothes more than I was nude during my waking hours.

We did finally get three days in the White Mountains, but the summer rains kept us in a tent much of the time, bundled up by the cold, and feeling clammy.  I did experiment with the various changes in the weather with a nude body. Conclusion: body is very adaptable when nude.

The final days of this month will be spent mostly clothed while baby sitting!
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 28, 2017, 02:21:22 AM

Completely uneventful month July, no outings, usual naked domesticity, bit of gardening.
One observation though is of my wife.  Whilst sometimes she huffs and puffs if I go about naked, other times she seems not to notice.
Yesterday she was a bit late to bed and I went downstairs where she was watching TV and resting her aching back by kneeling.  I approached stealthily from behind and cocked a leg gently over her shoulder and waggled my foot.  We chuckled and then I sat and watched TV opposite her for a short while.  I was naked and she didn't mention it.  A few days ago I got up naked in the morning as I do and went downstairs to make us a cup of tea.  This never gets a reaction these days.  That day I worked on well into the day until afternoon without donning a stitch.  We made 2 guest beds together and I only got dressed because I had to go out.  So uneventful but not textile.


If I think back even, say, 5 years...or even 2 or 3, my 'How was your month' report would be that I got my clothes off at all.  When I compare with today, I am naked so much more of the time nowadays!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on July 29, 2017, 04:49:59 AM
John, we see how Larry’s incremental process is working to your advantage.
Good to hear!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 31, 2017, 11:07:37 PM

Yes, I think it is. 
However, the rate of change is still geologically slow as I used to complain to Larry on TSNS and he used to metaphorically pat me on the head and encourage slow and steady incrementalism! (and PMA!).
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on August 07, 2017, 04:42:08 PM
July ended  up to be a good month by most standards I have set lately. Two extended camping trips added to the total time spent outdoors and naked. There were a number of nude hikes plus the daily walks in a little known area close to home that I have been frequenting. Wednesday is the tale of the tape so to speak as I return to the doctor for a follow up visit. I have not been on a scale since my last visit but  when I do wear clothes they seem to fit looser on the body.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 14, 2017, 05:37:48 PM

Hope you get your medical problem sorted soon, Nudewalker.  Best wishes.


Never mind How was it for FRN!  I have had a hellish half a month with my wife being ill- very unpeasantly but not too serious - and having to cancel an upcoming holiday, then me being a bit ill and feeling sh** whilst trying to look after my wife.  Our drains were blocked prior to that and I am struggling to repair my computer and laptop after the last Windows Update F****D them up royally.  I pulled my back shopping at the supermarket (long story, heavy bags) and broadly speaking had a duas hebdomades horribili to paraphrase the Queen.  So I have been naked less than usual although dressed in only 1 garment (dressing gown or shorts) more than usual.  Equilibrium having partly returned, I had breakfast in the garden naked this morning.


Life? Don't talk to me about life....
in the words of Marvin the Paranoid Android (and permanent depressive) in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.


John



Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 14, 2017, 06:25:31 PM
Nuduke, "You deserve a break today!" (Ronald McDonald)
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 14, 2017, 06:30:52 PM

No peace for the wicked, Jbee
Today's agenda:  Yoga class, trash recycling, call the travel agent and insurers for claim info, cook dinner early, voluntary work meeting evening, catchup fave TV prog (University Challenge) late evening*!
Equally busy all week!
John
*Obviously the latter item is not hard or challenging!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 14, 2017, 06:53:13 PM
Save the trash take out until the dark of evening. Then, just sit down somewhere, maybe in some "grass" and enjoy the evening meditation. A buzz and a break...
Ever the inspirational coach,
Jbee


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 14, 2017, 08:52:57 PM
We’ve been doing some remodeling and as long as it’s just us doing the work, I am naked. My wife has accepted that if we are at home, I am usually naked. For her now that’s the norm.

If we have workers about I can’t do that. Most of the work is indoors so not much happening with outdoor nudity, but the lack of constraint of clothes when stripping wallpaper or painting a wall makes the work more enjoyable. And cooler.

Plus no paint stained clothes to clean up.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 18, 2017, 07:56:44 AM
More scraping and wallpaper removal today, all done nude. That helped make up for the tedium.
Patching, sanding and painting is ok, but I truly do not like stripping wallpaper off.

Stripping off to do the stripping off was ok, though.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 18, 2017, 09:10:03 AM
I find that the additional freedom of movement when not constrained by clothing often makes the work easier.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on August 18, 2017, 12:17:42 PM
whats the common method of stripping (wallpaper) accross the pond.... mrs watches a yank property renovation programme on tv , they seem to just hack and scrape .   overhere we use a steamer to dampen the paper and melt the paste and the paper nearly falls off .... though does get a bit like being in a sauna
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 22, 2017, 08:33:10 PM
whats the common method of stripping (wallpaper) accross the pond.... mrs watches a yank property renovation programme on tv , they seem to just hack and scrape .   overhere we use a steamer to dampen the paper and melt the paste and the paper nearly falls off .... though does get a bit like being in a sauna
I hadn’t seen the steamer option.

Looked it up and wished I had. We were using a solvent. A bit smelly but we opened the windows and if you allow it to soak in it worked fairly well. Most of the paper came off easily but some of the border paper we used was the self-adhesive type and that stuff was a beast. Definitely a lot of scraping on that. Either way afterwards you have to scrub the walls, patch as needed, primer then paint.

My guess is that most use the chemistry route. It seems to be the one most advertised. It doesn't matter as we passed a law for this house, "NO MORE WALLPAPER". We have also relegated the word 'wallpaper' to the status of a vulgarity.

That’s right, Mom & Dad, plenty fun for the whole family!
Rack up a six pack of cd’s, crank it up, lubricate with BEER and before you know it, you’re done.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 22, 2017, 08:36:37 PM
As for the my monthly nudity activities, after the wallpaper unpleasantness, we cleaned the walls, patched the plaster as needed (a lot) and then painted.

All done in my birthday suit. It made up for all the wallpaper (used under new meaning) activity. It's great how being naked makes things more pleasant.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 22, 2017, 08:38:25 PM
I find that the additional freedom of movement when not constrained by clothing often makes the work easier.
And cooler. And the clean-up is easy. Just rinse off.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 23, 2017, 01:36:55 AM

Dear dear,
No month roundups since August!  I will have to compose something  logbookish for October in a week or so.
Also, it seems we are sliding into winter pattern early this year.  I posted some stuff yesterday (Saturday) and not a single post today.  Remarkable. Has there been a day without any posts in living memory?
Just hope Jbee & DF are off hiking somewhere and leading us to suppose there may be a nice trip report soon! :)
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 25, 2017, 05:41:44 AM
Trip report of this weekend is in the works. Got four recent trips in the works. We are trying to rack up what we can together before this extra hot weather goes away and her daughter arrives to live with her until she gets on her feet.
Yes, there are days when there are no posts. When it gets like that, I start looking for old topics and I have a trip report each week. Ebb and Flow, feast or famine.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on October 26, 2017, 04:25:38 PM
It seems that here, and a few other places I frequent, things have been slow.  I can't speak for everyone but September was an exceptionally warm and dry month here. Even the beginning of October held much promise with the latest cold and rain spell arriving this past Monday. However, as welcoming and tempting the weather was for this naturist my last six weeks have been spent being nurse, cook, house cleaner and shopper as the wife has been plagued by some intestinal problem which has yet to be resolved. Long story short, our doctors are reluctant to be too aggressive due to to other medical issues. So my free range time has been limited to a few walks, at the wife's urging,  just to clear my had and relax. So I have not that much to report except what tan I had is fading quickly which is of some concern to my renal specialist.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 26, 2017, 11:27:19 PM

Sorry to hear about your problems, Nudewalker.
Could I wish you both a speedy and successful resolution to whatever is ailing your wife.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on October 28, 2017, 12:35:08 AM
I also wish your wife a speedy recovery, Nudewalker.  Weather around here has been news worthy as well.  I am recovering admirably from the Memorial Day mishap, and can speak first hand to how life marches on, regardless of your own intentions or druthers.  Early in October I received a notice from the electrical contractor that they needed to trim some of my trees.  They could only trim the trees on the distribution lines, I would have to take responsibility for the service lines leading to the house.  The pecan tree had branched out to the point that it was interfering with those lines.  Being a bonafide forester, I was up to the task. 
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/20958032@N05/37945011442/in/photostream/)
October also presented itself with several warm sunny days to take the sailboat out on the bay.  The wind was rather strong on most days, limiting my photography opportunities, but I did get one day of calm seas and gentile breezes.
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/20958032@N05/24124251438/in/dateposted/)
I did get one day free to visit the beach.  The day was glorious, but the high tide made driving very challenging.  This meant that only the serious beach enthusiasts were there.
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/20958032@N05/37945009752/in/photostream/)

Be Safe & Be Bare,
Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on October 28, 2017, 12:47:53 AM
I am still trying to master the photo inserting thing.  Here is the photo from the beach trip.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 29, 2017, 09:24:34 PM
My goodness me you are brave!  One slip of the chain saw and ....catastrophe!!
We only get pecans in packets in the supermarket in the UK! 
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 29, 2017, 09:40:22 PM
Been an average month for me until Friday.  It was a rare glorious autumn day - ideal for naturism - sun warms the body but the cool air means no sweating and the gentle breeze makes you feel good.  I couldn't go to the woods because I was waiting for a package delivery so, leaving the dear lady reading indoors I did a nice long yoga session in the garden on the patio.  Lots of saluting to the sun, moon, tree pose and some seated meditation with pranayama (yogic breathing) and some calming reflexological stimulation of the manipura chakra (solar plexus) via pressure on the hand which I was taught by a friend of my wife's only last week.  Quite memorably pleasurable.


Tomorrow I am going for a walk in a secluded area (albeit farmland) with a best friend.  Weather report pretty good.  Whilst I have little expectation of doing any of it naked, I have the intention of suggesting I have a go and see how he reacts.  There is a very tiny slight possibility that he may join in.  I hope so. 


Winter draws on.  The clocks went back on Saturday bringing sunset forward to about 16.30 and arctic air is being drawn down by low pressure to the south.  I noticed that over only 2 days the foliage on the fruit and silver birch trees has thinned out considerably soon to be leaving my domestic stomping ground open to the neighbour's view from their bedroom.  Soon too, we will be in the dark, damp depressing S.A.D. time of winter, mentally hibernating until the spring once again allows the doffing of layers and the exposure of the flesh to the acquisition of anti-depressive vitamin D


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on October 29, 2017, 10:20:38 PM

Winter draws on.  The clocks went back on Saturday bringing sunset forward to about 16.30 and arctic air is being drawn down by low pressure to the south.  I noticed that over only 2 days the foliage on the fruit and silver birch trees has thinned out considerably soon to be leaving my domestic stomping ground open to the neighbour's view from their bedroom.  Soon too, we will be in the dark, damp depressing S.A.D. time of winter, mentally hibernating until the spring once again allows the doffing of layers and the exposure of the flesh to the acquisition of anti-depressive vitamin D.
John

No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -
November!

--Thomas Hood
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 29, 2017, 11:15:13 PM
Quite So! :'(
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 30, 2017, 04:46:43 PM
I also wish your wife a speedy recovery, Nudewalker.  Weather around here has been news worthy as well.  I am recovering admirably from the Memorial Day mishap, and can speak first hand to how life marches on, regardless of your own intentions or druthers.  Early in October I received a notice from the electrical contractor that they needed to trim some of my trees.  They could only trim the trees on the distribution lines, I would have to take responsibility for the service lines leading to the house.  The pecan tree had branched out to the point that it was interfering with those lines.  Being a bonafide forester, I was up to the task. 
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/20958032@N05/37945011442/in/photostream/)
October also presented itself with several warm sunny days to take the sailboat out on the bay.  The wind was rather strong on most days, limiting my photography opportunities, but I did get one day of calm seas and gentile breezes.
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/20958032@N05/24124251438/in/dateposted/)
I did get one day free to visit the beach.  The day was glorious, but the high tide made driving very challenging.  This meant that only the serious beach enthusiasts were there.
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/20958032@N05/37945009752/in/photostream/)

Be Safe & Be Bare,
Safebare
Glad that your recovery is progressing well enough that you are out and about...naked.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on October 30, 2017, 05:18:40 PM
now were just on the end of october , the leaves are quitting the hedges and theyre getting towards see though , but today was a bright sunny one.   went to a regular to do the fortnightly grass taming and a bit of hedge trimming,  the strimming took till arround 11am then the clothes came off for an hour or so on the ride on mower followed by half an hour with the walk behind. brief stop for lunch then trimming the front hedge. topping from the inside with a long reach trimmer... im using one of those clever 4 part folding ladders now that , with the appropriate wooden planks , makes a 4 foot high 8 foot long work platform rather than a stepladder.
when i started the drive was empty  , towards the end of the ride on mowing i noticed one of the kitchen windows overlooking the rear lawn was open,   as i drove back round the front mrs client's car was on the front drive and she  came round the house waving a mug of tea as i tied my wrap arround my waist. we had a bit of a chat about the weather before she went back in the house.  soon as id got off the front drive the wrap came off again.  when she went off again in the car about 2 pm one of the 20 something daughters was with her.

earlier in the month we spent a week near malaga , though we were staying with family the wife and i spent 5 out of 6 afternoons on a naturist beach.

otherwise the months been pretty normal
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 01, 2017, 04:24:00 AM
October was unusually hot, with highs most days into 90F's. DF and I decided to get together to take advantage of the weather and rack up some new adventure for the blog. We also, decided to try out the new strategy together (see this weeks post about strategy). It has previously been only my own experiment when solo. This added some excitement and we have racked up the desired material. No telling how long we will have of this fine warm weather. It dropped down into highs in the 80F's this week. November is generally a time to hike in warmer desert settings. Otherwise it has been typically nude life. I have been at a part-time seasonal job 15 to 20 hours a week, clothed!

DF did some solo stuff on a weekend retreat with a pal of hers. A story will be posted about that in a few weeks.

November will be busy, she with family matters at home and me working. I expect to get out naked at least solo.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 03, 2017, 12:04:13 AM

Quote from: me!
Tomorrow I am going for a walk in a secluded area (albeit farmland) with a best friend.  Weather report pretty good.  Whilst I have little expectation of doing any of it naked, I have the intention of suggesting I have a go and see how he reacts.  There is a very tiny slight possibility that he may join in.  I hope so.


Well we went on the walk and although we were mostly walking over farmland, at an appropriate point the conversation did turn to doing it skyclad.  "Have you done that?" asked my friend "Oh yes, I replied, on a few occasions*.  It's really wonderful"...we walked on a few paces and passed through a gap in a hedge into a deserted field with no overlooking.  "For instance this would be an ideal spot for a little naturism," I continued, "in fact my clothes are just asking to be doffed."  "Not for me," he replied in a matter of fact way, "your testicles would freeze!"  "Nonsense." I reposted, "this is ideal naturism weather - sunny but cool for walking, little wind.  The feeling of freedom is not one to be missed."  But sadly he did not take the bait and we trudged onward clothed.  I said there was only a slight possibility.  Mind you it was a good walk and the footpaths were not well trodden (but far from overgrown).  I'm probably going to go there alone to walk properly clothed!


John
*extreme understatement for purposes of not frightening him off!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 03, 2017, 07:36:59 PM
Perhaps if you told him that you would come back later to walk nude, he would have invited you to go ahead and doff da togs...or did you?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 14, 2017, 12:08:58 AM

Yes I did!  No reaction.  I may well walk that route alone in future.  Weather getting a bit difficult now.  May have to wait for the spring.  I might just try it as a freezing day walk if I can gain and plan the opportunity coincident with a crisp sunny frozen day.


By the way, I've been testing the colder air more just lately.  Been doing my naked yoga outside on chill autumn days when there is a dry day with a bit of sun.  Also been popping out to the trash and so on in the cold of the night.  Nice feelings.


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 14, 2017, 12:53:02 AM
There certainly is a breath of life to be had from a brisk naked outing, be it only for a few moments, or longer still, or a series of moments. It is like sauna, to jump in the snow, to sauna. It is pleasantly alive. Still air, warm sun, midnight or twilight calm, autumn, or winters snow, all are flavorings to be savored.

Remember to click the pictures to improve their quality:

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2016/12/23/a-new-year/#more-2135

So, does the yoga produce enough "keep movin'" body heat to allow you to do it? It sounds like a potentially wonderful self-aware, sensual experience. I take it that you put down an isolation, or do you do only standing exercises. I have a yogini friend that teaches yoga teachers, runs to India, and I'll ask her what she knows. What more specifically are you doing?
Fascinating concept. Yoga in the cold. That is her in the last trip to Redington Pass (at the website) climbing with her head down. I do know that she is not at all cold tolerant. I only know nude yoga, which of course is all that I tend to do. ;D
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 16, 2017, 02:59:51 PM

Yoga first:


I do hatha (mainly) yoga in a weekly class and some of it is very cardiovascular - do a few 'salute to the sun' asanas together and you've had a workout.  When it's damp I do standing asanas and vinyasas (flows) such as 'salute to the moon'.  When it's dry (almost never this time of year) I put a yoga mat down on the grass or the patio flagstones.  In the summer I just do it on the grass.  The cold weather means the muscles don't get so warmed up and you have to be a bit careful of cramps and strains and take it steady.
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It is!


New New  year post:  I remember asking you about how long the snow lasted and how often you got it at the time but I don't remember the blog or pictures on the forum (this may just be my memory).  The post however is wonderfully different with the magical snowscape over the flora and terrain that your reports have made us associate with desert.  A particularly good one!  In the UK when it snows it is almost never associated with sunshine afterwards and the temperature stays around a few degrees C.  My guess is that it was quite warm whilst you were gamboling around in the lovely soft flakes.


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 16, 2017, 03:32:39 PM

Having read the current crop of posts, and following on my answer to Jbee on yoga, it put me in mind that I hadn't yoged since Monday so I went out naked for a bit of yoga to test my resilience on a day that was broadly uninviting for outdoor nudity.
Cloudy, 70% RH, 6mph wind and 51°F, so a bit damp and dreary. 
I didn't feel particularly chilled, my feet were 'positively' cold on the flagstones i.e. fully functional, no pain from the cold.  However, I only did a few minutes slow, standing asanas before my upper body was suggesting I go back inside.  It wasn't majorly uncomfortable, just less than comfortable.  Didn't get much of a workout!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 16, 2017, 07:36:01 PM

Yoga first:


I do hatha (mainly) yoga in a weekly class and some of it is very cardiovascular - do a few 'salute to the sun' asanas together and you've had a workout.  When it's damp I do standing asanas and vinyasas (flows) such as 'salute to the moon'.  When it's dry (almost never this time of year) I put a yoga mat down on the grass or the patio flagstones.  In the summer I just do it on the grass.  The cold weather means the muscles don't get so warmed up and you have to be a bit careful of cramps and strains and take it steady.
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[size=0px]It sounds like a potentially wonderful self-aware, sensual experience.[/size][/color]
It is!


New New  year post:  I remember asking you about how long the snow lasted and how often you got it at the time but I don't remember the blog or pictures on the forum (this may just be my memory).  The post however is wonderfully different with the magical snowscape over the flora and terrain that your reports have made us associate with desert.  A particularly good one!  In the UK when it snows it is almost never associated with sunshine afterwards and the temperature stays around a few degrees C.  My guess is that it was quite warm whilst you were gamboling around in the lovely soft flakes.


John
It was freezing and below. Then 30F's as it warmed up with the sun. The time before sunrise is the chilliest. That's when we were out in it before and after sunrise. It became warmer after that. Probably 40F's by noon. We kept movin" and the air was still.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Patrick1951 on November 17, 2017, 07:19:50 AM
It's been a fairly average month, we don't get out too much so most things  happen at home or at places where we have appointments. We did go to a 'clothes optional' 50th birthday party, around 6 naked folk including me, maybe 5 fully clothed and 1 woman who just stripped her top half off. Excellent party with great food, good background music & booze for whoever wanted it. It was one of those rare times when naked & clothed people just mixed casually and calmly, no problem at all. I felt uncomfortable putting things on to go home, my niece remained 'topless' for the 20 mile drive home, just after midnight it was no big deal at all, even dropping us two back home.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nib on November 24, 2017, 11:26:21 AM
Not really month but year. I keep score of naturist days on the basis of some outdoor activity, or indoor time at a social event, and in 2017 for the first time I have passed 50% of days (passed 183 days today, so scope for a few more!).

Some of that is factory naturism, but still progress.

A little surprisingly this was not the first year after retirement, but the year I went back to work part-time. It makes a difference when you can see the sun shining and nip off for the afternoon to enjoy it. It helps to have a club 15 minutes drive from work!

nib
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on November 24, 2017, 01:45:59 PM
I've been out across the fields a few times and once up to Axe Edge Moor in the Peak District. I had to get dresed uo there when a squall came with strong wind and driving rain. The air temperature was already only about 3 degs. C. Sometimes safety comes first. Nudity should never trump common sense. It was a shame but the time I was naked was wonderful.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 29, 2017, 06:10:40 PM

Nigel,
Lovely to hear from you.
You are fortunate to have a club so close to work.  Presumably that was by accident rather than design, but knowing a little of your committed naturist lifestyle, it makes me wonder of design hadn't got something to do with it.  Is it a club I would recognise the name of?


It's nice to hear you are at least partially joining the ranks of the retired.  I can recommend it!


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 29, 2017, 06:50:04 PM

By the way,
I came across a cold gin-clear night on Monday and tested my contention that these are conditions I love to air-bathe in.  On that particular night around midnight. 2.1 deg C and about 6-7mph wind, 8.1% RH I was shivering almost as soon as I got out!  It wasn't at all as I have experienced it before in the still crisp cold, staring up at the bright pinpricks of stars in the velvet heavens and revelling in the sharp chill on the skin, yet not shivering or uncomfortable for quite a time.  I think the damp and the low but not frosty temperature plus a significant air movement...plus the fact that I had been textile in hot rooms all day made my tolerance a bit low that day!  I was shivering badly and not really enjoying the dark, peace and splendour of the heavens so I went back inside after probably less than 2 mins outside, with gratitude for the resumed warmth!


I'll report back after we have had a really frosty night. :)


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nib on November 29, 2017, 10:05:28 PM

Nigel,
Lovely to hear from you.
You are fortunate to have a club so close to work.  Presumably that was by accident rather than design, but knowing a little of your committed naturist lifestyle, it makes me wonder of design hadn't got something to do with it.  Is it a club I would recognise the name of?


It's nice to hear you are at least partially joining the ranks of the retired.  I can recommend it!


John

The only trouble is that the more you get involved at work the more they want!

I'm currently a member of Spielplatz, so you will certainly have heard of it! Yes, accident, I've worked in Hemel Hempstead since 1984.

We should meet up again sometime. That day at Abbey House was 7 years ago now.

nib
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 29, 2017, 10:53:17 PM
November was filled with hot days. It rained only once. Alas, I haven’t  done but one significant hike. Thanksgiving, I treaded up into my familiar Tortolita Mountains to find the correct rock to sit and lay and give thanks and look for vision. I was not disappointed, but not a trip report.

I discovered that there are moves to cut people off from that area…but that is local politics. If  can get around there naked in stealth, then I can avoid any other hassles.

The rest of the month, I spent with only a few jaunts to Havarock and some jogging when the new neighbor wasn’t at home.
One day, I had heard a backhoe, went to investigate, saw him driving off and the backhoe quiet. He had cleared the road of stray rock. I went for a nude run back and forth on the road. While up on the hill, looking out across the valley, I saw him coming back. This gave me the conviction to cross the raw desert without trail to Havarock from there. It is no straight line, I had to edge past needles and zig zag and back track in the thick desert growth on uneven hillsides.

As I climbed up a hill, there were sounds of large animals. Two razorback javalinas were above me, grunting and groaning and acting challenging in defense of my intrusion. These two boys have gotten huge for javalinas. There was no going back for me. I had to get around a large prickly area to continue, which had me maybe 20 feet from one of them. He backed off and ran away when I didn’t scare to his bluff.

I’ve been of course naked around and in house, and out sunning.

I cut firewood and then hosted a sweat with DF a few days later. A couple of friends came by to sing and drum in the sweat. We all took a walk out the trail as the sun began to set. They are the city folk that I have mentioned in other posts that had seen deer, and javaline for the first time, the last time I was their guide.

This time, we while wandered on the trail, we spotted ten quail on the top of the nearby ridge. A few were calmly sitting on branches of a dead cholla’s skeleton. We stopped cold at the sight, not but maybe a 12 or 15 feet away. Quail are generally more skittish, but they just sat and posed for us, making their sweet quail chattering in seeming discussion, for several minutes. It was a beautiful sight in with the gorgeous color and character in these golden granite formations. Behind them and off to the east the Catalina Mountains were changing color as the sun went down, from golden orange, to deeper orange. It was a magnificent backdrop. Suddenly, something spooked them and they burst into flight simultaneously, fluttering and then gliding in formation into the brush below us, where we had just come from.

We decided to climb up to where they had been on the bare rock surface and watch the world’s display react to the suns warm beams. It was now too late to get to Havarock. We sat quietly atop this ridge, occasionally pointing out something wondrous. Then, as if on cue, three female deer bounded from down by my house. Something was spooking them, too. They are amazing to watch as they jump gracefully from one spot to another over the thick low cactus and bushes. Each would move in the same manner as the one before it, when it would come to the same obstacle, triplets. The city folk, wide eyed, were exclaiming awe.
 It is such an incredible world to be in. All of this nature and visual amazement and feeling the rock beneath me, feeling the love for the girl that I was with inside of me, as the air cooling in the shadows crept upon us.

I stood and felt the sun’s beams once more before they departed for the day. Down on the jeep trail by the new neighbor’s house, a woman was following her black dog. They had been the source of the animal’s ruckus that provided our entertainment. I waited, deciding if she might chance to see me up on top of this rise as clearly as I could see her and contemplating if that would matter. She turned away, her back to us, her eyes distracted by her dog. She had missed all of this in exchange for her bond with a black lab’s sense of pack.

We headed back as it was getting dark in the dusk, only the top tips of the Catalinas were capped with the now deep red-orange tint of the sun.

By the time that we arrived back at the sweat lodge, the air had become much cooler. The heat from the cozy sweltering structure was comforting and welcoming on our naked skin. I lit the candelabra; we poured water over the rocks and cedar scent. An Indian keyboarded flute was played, a sweet feminine voice chanted familiar kirtan. I picked up a large plastic water bottle and played it as a drum with its deep resonate tone. Fingers tapped on wood in rhythm.

The reason that a full month with such a wonderful weather has been squandered, is that I took a part-time job which circumstance has made more than part-time. The other factor is that DF’s refugee daughter from Puerto Rico’s hurricane devastation has had difficulty adjusting and has needed most of DF’s spare time and support.

DF’s situation is stressful. Seeing her mother walking naked in her home, her daughter asked, “What are you a nudist?” DF replied, “Yes and I’m usually nude around the house.” The daughter doesn’t like to see her mother naked. DF now has to announce that she is naked, or the daughter acts freaked out. DF is trying to get along. DF was quick to pull her dress over her head and lie naked with me in the sun when she was able to come and sweat. I’m doing my best to be patient. Well, it is her decision to give in her own home.

The last pair of days of this month will be cooler and I have developed a cold and scratchy throat in a body that must now be rested. Perhaps tomorrow, I’ll get out and get vitamin D therapy and feel some warm sunlight while I nurse my health.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 30, 2017, 10:07:57 PM

Quote from: nib
[font=]That day at Abbey House was 7 years ago now[/font]
Good grief! Time doesn't fly...it whizzes away uncontrollably!
It would be nice to meet at Spielplatz.  That locale has been one of my ambitions to visit. That will have to wait until the spring at least, though until it opens to visitors again.  I am a fairly hefty drive away.  Still, its something to plan for.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 02, 2017, 03:54:44 PM
a few gales and the leaves fly off the hedges leaving most of our garden in view of the lane.
never mind the highlight of novvember was a week in fuerteventura,  3rd time weve stopped at this complex , jan this year and november last year,   5th time on the island in 2 years.
down for breakfast a 8am then a 5 min hike down to the beach, settled in a stone circle and mrs in the sea by 8.45.    when the mrs returns i have a quick dip  then a 15 minute walk to the right down the beach, only decision is whether to bother wearing my glasses or not, without i can have another quick dip before walking back to the stone circle  , then a snooze or a bit of a read before anothr dip and a walk 15 minutes to the left along the beach, repeat the process til somwhere arround 1pm then dress and return to the apartment for lunch.
the afternoon we tend to laze on the patio, either reading or playing games on the tablet.
usually find the energy about 4pm for a stroll down the beach , either walk down to the beach in a tan through beach wrap and sandals or if no lunchtime vino drive down the gravel track to the beach car park where we can leave everything including foorwear ( except my hat with the zipped pocket for the car key) in the boot of he car whilst we have an hours stroll along the beach.
the thing that struck me this time was the number of naked  females that were strolling along the beach all day, usually it seems  its predominatly a naked male passtime with the females tending to sunbathe and paddle without wandering, but this time there were women wandering along either in pairs or even singly.

one morning whilst on my 15 minute left hand wander i did a rough count and reckon there was arround 400 people on that stretch of beach. with roughly half not bothering with any clothing.

once xmas is out the way we'll book for late jan or early feb.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 02, 2017, 06:21:49 PM
AAAHHHHH.....

Glad to hear that women are feeling liberated within and safe from rudeness to stroll naked on a beach. I had no idea that that didn't happen on such beaches. I haven't attended them in years. On a beach with such numbers, I'd figure that a lone woman, clothed or not, would be trailed by a line of suitors. It should be a goal and social gauge for the "Me Too's" to be able to stroll naked. I'd like to know these women's experience. I'd like to know if the way that they are treated is different for the swim attired compared the nude. Were these young as well as the matured? I wonder if it is a trend or a fluke of the crowd and the week? You'll have to get down there as often as possible and give a report on the progress and your observance of the sociology. ;)...I wonder if I applied for a grant to study that, and if I could get payed to do it???.....
Jbee
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jaybirdsen on December 03, 2017, 01:02:18 AM
Along those lines JB.  I was out at De Anza Springs last weekend.  Hike report to follow.  Anyway after my hike I showered and went to the hot tub by the pool area for a soak.  The place was fairly empty, two others in the tub with me.  As I sat down I noticed a middle aged woman on a lounger across the pool catching the final afternoon rays.  She was lying on her back in full spread eagle fashion.  I think only at a place like De Anza Springs where almost everyone is nude can a woman be so relaxed, comfortable and safe that she can just enjoy the sun like that and no one will bother her.  What with all the groping stories going around I'd say nudist resorts and naturists venues are a lot safer and more respectful than show business, political or academic venues
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 15, 2017, 01:47:50 PM

This month I've been testing the crisp night stroll in the garden problem.
As you may recall, I professed to like a stroll in the garden late at night or (rarely) early morning when the temp was freezing and the air still and the sky glittering with stars.  However, I reported 29th Nov below that on one occasion recently I found those conditions hard to stand in for very long due to feeling the cold, shivering etc.


I have 3 further research forays since to report
1) Sunny cold day (30-35F), damp air - after I had been toting fire logs into the house.  Stood outside naked and really enjoyed the experience this time and could have stayed out longer than I did (did a bit of naked yoga too).  Put this down to the fact that I had been warmed up by the exercise carrying logs.
2) Similar conditions to 1) and again tolerated the cold well and felt good.  Wearing shoes
3) About 40F, light breeze, cloudy night, after light snow and rain.  That felt more uncomfortable but no shivering reflex but really didn't want to linger long in it.  Footwear taken off.  Able to tolerate walking on flagstones and grass for a few minutes (probably only 2 or 3).
So I think my shivery experience of 27th Nov was more the exception than the rule.


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 15, 2017, 07:30:28 PM
I find that it doesn't take much breeze at all. Still air is wonderful to freezing and somewhat below.

Further anecdotal experience:

To keep moving, or to have been moving makes cold comfortable. Getting out of a sauna, which gets the blood rolling, can make cold irrelevant, for a pretty good while. Getting back into a warm place from the cold makes warm feel more warm. The contrast going in and out hot/cold/hot is enjoyable.

Moister makes comfort last a lesser time, hot to cold. But a hot jaccuzzi to sub-freezing air makes for steaming bodies that look like they are on fire, smoking.

Warm to hot is wonderful for naked.

Attitude, belief, or expectation has much to do with the comfort of being nude in the cold. Taking a deep breath and relaxing before stepping outside, rather than tensing up with shock makes a difference.

When my bare feet meet cold concrete, my whole body will get cold sooner. When I wear flip flops I'm insulated and I stay with comfort nude in cold much longer. Unless I exercise, my bareffot all over doesn't work out as well.

Gathering wood for a nice warm fire and sitting next to it is wonderful stuff when nude.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 20, 2017, 05:02:00 PM

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[font=]Taking a deep breath and relaxing before stepping outside, rather than tensing up with shock makes a difference.[/font]
Good point!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 29, 2017, 03:47:53 PM
Most of this month has been spent trying to adjust to new medications following last month's cardiac event. Slowly I am getting a bit better with the energy level and muscle weakness as the dosage gets lowered. The only drawback to the blood thinner so far is I was advised by my doctor not to continue shaving as a cut could become a medical emergency. She also knows of my nudist tendencies and said if the cardiologist keeps me on this medication I could turn blue in the sunshine. So the only highlight in December was a hotel stay where I was able to use the pool and hot tub nude. But even at that time in the tub had to be limited.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 30, 2017, 06:00:27 PM
From smoothy to TeddyBear? Well, you could show pics full frontal hidden by your new beard? ;D
That DOES sound like some very potent blood thinning. We'll put a prayer toward your speedy recovery and picture you as we know you, out on a grassy trail by a lake...naked.
Blue? I'm picturing the Avatar movie. You tan Blue!?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 30, 2017, 06:38:01 PM
I have been involved in a holiday store, which has disrupted my style. Hikes have been local wandering to Havarock mostly, not hikes actually, but I have been collecting burgundy and quartz rocks for a project, carrying them back home. DF has had her difficulties helping family out. So, worst month in years, body freedom-wise. Wearing clothing and not taking time to sweat has shown me that I have adjusted to my body breathing freely, Even though I strip immediately as I walk into the door, there is effect from spending several hours cooped up. I'm just not meant to wear clothing...well, I guess I've been saying that for years....

Been hanging with my javalinas and sunning. Been on my feet all day working, and working out in a gym with hiking specific exercise and stretches. The weather is good, or great. Will bring in the Nude Year naked with friends in a spiritual cleansing sweat and full moon hike. The first order of the new year is for DF and me to head for the foothills of the Catalina Mountains...naked. We are getting off on the correct foot and intention. Gonna be a great year in the sunshine and among the blessings or Grace.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on December 31, 2017, 02:41:52 AM
Jbee, I never thought of Avatar. Maybe if I attach a tail? Anyway here is the scoop.

Skin
Long-term administration of amiodarone (usually more than eighteen months) is associated with a light-sensitive blue-grey discoloration of the skin; such patients should avoid exposure to the sun and use sunscreen that protects against ultraviolet-A and -B. The discoloration will slowly improve upon cessation of the drug, however, the skin color may not return completely


So any sightings of Sasquatch this spring in the West Virginia/Ohio area should be met with some skepticism. Unless they decide to discontinue the blood thinners. I'm going on a doctors advise and maybe I'm being over cautious but on the other hand with the sub-zero temperatures we've had it's good to have a fur coat.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 31, 2017, 10:04:54 PM


Have you gone blue, nudewalker?
I use a Philips TT2040/32 BodyGroom Series 7000 Body Trimmer to avoid cuts and barber's rash.  very effective, recommended some years ago by Nib.  It doesn't tackle the scrotum awfully well so I use a lady razor for that but you can get cuts from any blade razor of course.

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on January 01, 2018, 02:29:36 AM


Have you gone blue, nudewalker?
I use a Philips TT2040/32 BodyGroom Series 7000 Body Trimmer to avoid cuts and barber's rash.  very effective, recommended some years ago by Nib.  It doesn't tackle the scrotum awfully well so I use a lady razor for that but you can get cuts from any blade razor of course.

John

No, I have not become a Smurf yet. The idea is to not get too excited about things as I have more appointments before spring outside nude season. So far there has been nothing detected by testing that would indicate being on those medications long term. One doctor is concerned because my Vitamin D level was down despite the tan I had. She was the one who indicated to me that I should get a sunlight lamp for the winter plus increase my supplement intake. If things remain the same it could give a whole new meaning to "blue balls"!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 03, 2018, 03:07:13 AM
I add one organic, free range, raw egg each morning to my smoothie (the drink) and stay naked in the sun as usual. That cured my D problem. It is the good kind of cholesterol that is used by the body to to produce D. When I was tested positive I was adding only 4 eggs each week. The medical establishment is all about pills. They know very little of of nutrition. It gives a great texture to the smoothie. It is all that a chicken needs to grow and mature, so it is abnormally full of other goodness that a human can use.

Diet and exercise makes incredible differences. If I were choosing between weird diet and exercise and smurf, or especially not being naked, I'd be changing my lifestyle enough to get me out on the trail naked. Burgers, beer, the convenience of pills, etc. ain't worth it to me. But, that's me. Come to think about it, that's what I have been doing! ;D
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on January 08, 2018, 02:05:26 AM

I did a walk in the woods today.  A few months ago I discovered a new patch of woodland and did a naked walk there.  Today I returned for further reconnaissance in other parts of the area.  It was a chilly, sunny Sunday and it seemed the world and his wife, 3 kids and 2 dogs were out walking.  I parked up in the last space in a small but full car park and chose the 'obvious' route i.e the one that most would take as the trail led off the car park.  Previously I had walked in the opposite direction, over a road and as much off the beaten track as poss.  As there was no chance of nudity today due to a) it was too cold and b) too many others around, the idea was to get off the regular trail for future reference.


Sadly this side of the woods was woodland in the old english sense i.e. patches of tended trees and broad spaces and paths across the sward and heathlands between
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Little cover.  The area is maintained by The Woodland Trust and there were many signs, posters to give money to the trust in your will and way markers for the trails.  What you may notice in the picture above is a couple of benches (in memoriam plaques prominently displayed).  We never resurrected the old "Benches and Styles" thread which had many contributions especially from Ian Milfmog.  On this trail I came across several styles as there were, equal almost in area to the woodland and heath, sheep fields enclosed and fenced.  Here are 2 styles, the second with a sheep trough in the background


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And more benches


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Having walked the trails for the best part of an hour, I came across a much thicker patch of forest, with conifers and deciduous trees and laboured up an incline to investigate.  This looked much more suitable and in the distance there looked to be styles or gates to enter the wood.


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Sadly, when I got there the whole area was surrounded by very new posts and stiff, new non-rusty barbed wire and the gates and stiles were in fact only allowing walkers to enter the surrounding fields. There was one tiny section about 3 feet wide with no barbed wire and that looked like my illegal entry point but that corner of the field and wood was populated by a huge lump of brambles about 6-8 feet high, banishing any thought of entry, brambles being at least as effective as barbed wire!  However, there were a lot of brambles around and I noted this for August when I'll pop up with a big bag and collect wild blackberries for jam making. :)  Here is a bramble patch taken in the setting winter sun as I walked back. 


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The oncoming sunset was excellent, kissing the trees with orange and yellow light bringing out the dark browns and last, dead leaves still clinging to trees here and there.  This picture does not do it justice but it's the best I got.  Cameras are like Jbee's descriptions - tending to the matter-of-fact. :D


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Apart from brisk exercise, the result of my walk confirmed the way to go for the thicker patches of woods that I walked skyclad in during the summer (i.e. not this trail) and that there was little SN opportunity in the larger portion of this woodland.


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on January 08, 2018, 09:38:24 AM
Yesterday was sunny and bright but there was a biting cold wind. I have a route not far from home in South Staffordshire and set off across the partially frozen ground. There was quite a bit of mud about which meant stripping off was a bit of a palarver, nevertheless I did walk naked for a short distance when I was out of the wind. It was marvellous to be without clothes and on dressing again my skin was tingling and I felt really alive. Once more my body was telling me why I'm a naturist.

Davie 8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 09, 2018, 03:34:22 AM
...I did walk naked for a short distance when I was out of the wind. It was marvellous to be without clothes and on dressing again my skin was tingling and I felt really alive. Once more my body was telling me why I'm a naturist.

Davie 8)
Yup, it surely takes but a short moment to understand and reacquaint naturism...once ya been at it. ;)
Jbee
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 09, 2018, 03:47:07 AM
Nuduke, have you checked the google satellite of those woods. How extensive are they. I had to wonder why the barbed wire. To keep people out, to keep animals out, to keep something in, to hide something? There could be another way in from a different direction. It could be not about just the woods, but the entire estate and the wood is only a piece of the total.

"Give me la da da da..don't fence me in...."

Just sayin', it doesn't take more than a piece of old rug, or packing blanket and some care to conquer a barbed wire fence and you would be assured that you would have privacy, thanks to the person who constructed the fence. If it is big enough, they made you a great little retreat to hang out in.

Take care not to leave tracks, or mash the grasses. Or sweep after yourself, until you are clear and in the forest.
It looks like a good sized, little used stand. Is that a natural or a planted?
Jbee

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Kayaker2 on January 10, 2018, 04:10:18 PM
We’ve had two good months by the beach this fall, allowing Tanman to do his daily walks at early daybreak.  Chilly weather keeps him in a walking kilt and jacket until he warms up enough to shed the kilt.  Only a few days of sun but we’ve taken advantage and found secluded beach fronts where he can stretch out in a chair while I make sand turtles.  It’s been a good stretch by the ocean.  We had snow this year which is quite rare, and we did scamper about in the snow like bunnies.  Having the hot tub available made that very pleasant.  A nice fire pit and cold snap is very relaxing.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 11, 2018, 01:34:24 AM
So, the floods left you unscathed, I assume. Good. I thought about that townhouse.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on January 20, 2018, 08:01:44 PM

Hi all, long time no post!  I've been thoroughly taken up with stuff-to-do over the last couple of weeks.  I've said 'yes' to so many people and events recently and a few months ago that I'm getting a bit stressed coping with the deadline pressures of retirement volunteering!!!!!!
Hey ho.  I've been doing late nights on admin duties quite regularly to keep up.  Things should quieten down a bit after Valentines day or so, I hope.  I'm still here and it's nice too to have the rare post from Lisa Kayaker.


Quote from: Davie
[font=]There was quite a bit of mud about which meant stripping off was a bit of a palarver,[/font]


This has been my experience on a few walks including the one at Christmas where I nearly got naked in a force 6 or 7 gale and the one I described some days ago.  There would have been a bit of space to get naked but the risk in both cases was how to get all the layers off and not lose garments or come home with mud soaked underpants & socks.  Looks like another freezing night tonight so I've plans for another data point in my investigation of being naked in freezing conditions.  Report later if it doesn't warm up or rain!
Quote from: jbee
[size=0px]Nuduke, have you checked the google satellite of those woods. How extensive are they. I had to wonder why the barbed wire. To keep people out, to keep animals out, to keep something in,[/size][/color]
Yes I have checked the maps.  They are just a small copse of cultivated trees (probably someone's pension fund!).  The barbed wire is to keep the sheep enclosed out of the wood and to keep people out lest they decimate the wood with their evil, profligate walking and appreciation of nature.  You have to understand that people here in the UK do not trust eachother - often with good reason.  Landowners are jealous and avaricious. If you don't fence them off then some terrible hobbledehoy will do damage to your expensively planted and nurtured wood investment.  Sad but true.  Many farmers restrict rights of way and totally unreasonably keep people of their land.


John





Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 23, 2018, 12:24:46 AM


Yes I have checked the maps.  They are just a small copse of cultivated trees (probably someone's pension fund!).  The barbed wire is to keep the sheep enclosed out of the wood and to keep people out lest they decimate the wood with their evil, profligate walking and appreciation of nature.  You have to understand that people here in the UK do not trust eachother - often with good reason.  Landowners are jealous and avaricious. If you don't fence them off then some terrible hobbledehoy will do damage to your expensively planted and nurtured wood investment.  Sad but true.  Many farmers restrict rights of way and totally unreasonably keep people of their land.

Sounds to me that they have roped off a fine woods for you to get naked and play in. Too bad you couldn't thank them.
Jbee


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on January 27, 2018, 04:39:48 PM

Soon I shall try and hike round the perimeter and see if their is any access elsewhere...I'll maybe take a barbed wire protection blanket!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on January 27, 2018, 08:22:56 PM
Ah yes, the revolutionary bad boy takes back the forest. I have, at  times, found great satisfaction ignoring the imposition of others borders and expressing my freedom. At times if felt empowering, righting a wrong.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: reubenT on February 01, 2018, 11:35:16 AM
in 2014 my brother and I started a trucking company,   and although it has accomplished part of what I wanted it to,  I now wish I had never gotten involved.    I'm just not mentally suited for driving long term.  Apparently I've spent too much of my life working in peace,  with natural surroundings.    When I go to driving full time the stress builds until it's too much.   Driving naked helps a little,  but not much.    I was out 6 weeks since first of December,   been home 2 weeks,  have to go out 2 more just to satisfy some money hungry truck.   So I'm planning on quitting that permanently,  try to set up salad farming like I wanted to long ago.     

    But anyway,  the best day on the road was an off road day.   I have to take a day off every week,  so the last Saturday in December I was in the middle of Texas.   Parked on an isolated exit next to some desert hills,  it was quite cool and foggy in the morning,  but about 10:30 the fog cleared and sun took over,   and it warmed just enough to make a naked hike feel good.  So I jumped the fence,  lost the fabric and spent the rest of the day wandering up the wash and around the hills.  Nicest day of the whole time out.   Although there was a threatening sign on the small road going trough the fence lower down,  disappearing into the brush somewhere else and staying out of sight was easy.  Edge of the hills was in full sight of the interstate highway,  but I could stay just back from the edge when over that way so I wouldn't be silhouetted against the sky from below.  The whole day in the sun got my tan started,  but it wasn't strong enough to get sun burnt even though I didn't have much tan left from summer.  I burn pretty slow anyway.    But other than a couple more weeks out.  I'm looking forward to a whole summer in the garden, a new garden up on the mountainside,   and try to make the garden pay so I can stay there and turn it into a naturist paradise of sorts.  Aint much paradise anywhere in this world, but I can make as much of one as possible.  Build a shelter beside the little part time stream and have all my natural food right there. Spring water to irrigate with and abundant firewood to make biochar from,  (and keep warm when needed)  Its as ideal a lifestyle as I can invent.  And as I grow nutrient dense vegetables and fruits,  and eat them,   I want to see what kind of health it will give me.  I've seen hints of what is possible,  and it's greater than most people imagine is possible. 

  But so far since I've been home January has been too cold for any outside nude work.   I'm just getting my pickup fixed, swapping engines,  and aiming at getting things set up to make that garden work.   Got the track hoe track put back on it and drove it home 3 miles through the woods. (since the truck that can move it is out on the road)     It was taken over to the co-owners home last summer and used till it lost it's track.   Then left for me to fix.    Meanwhile the key got lost and they couldn't tell me where it went.    So along with the track job I pulled the key switch drum out and figured out how to take the tumblers out of it.   So now it works with any key, or a screwdriver.  But I'm not telling anyone what I did,  so they still have to find their key.  That track hoe is the main thing the trucking has earned me,   my first $10,000 in pay went into the job that earned it, dozer rental and fuel.    plus a whole lot of work digging the stumps on 30 acres and smoothing it to plant grass.  It was not a good deal in my estimation,  could have had the machine a lot easier just by saving the money till we had enough to buy one.    But I learned to be real careful on any job to earn something other than a fixed payment.  It's real easy to get into something that takes a lot more work than it's worth.   But anyway it's here and makes clearing the garden sites possible,  it will rip trees out in no time and move rocks easily, up to large boulders.       
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 02, 2018, 04:28:44 AM
Hmmm...
January held to just the two hikes mentioned at my site. I did make it out to Havarock several times. The weather has been beautiful, but it is an extreme drought. We had a rain...one rain.

Last Sunday, we hosted a sweat. Nine of us had a wonderful time of it. A guy new to sweats came with a couple and a friend visiting from California. She has been here to the sweat before, taken a walk to Havarock and was excited to return. She was walking up to my door as I nakedly opened it to go sweat all smiles. Also, a guy was here from Australia, a guest of a friend of ours. We played drums and I decided to show the Aussie an Arizona Agave Didgeridoo as we did a sweat. When the light got right, we all took a break between rounds and went to Javearock. We e were disappointed to find no javalinas in the drought suffering desert.

Now that I'm done with working, DF is gone most of this Feb. Hopefully we'll at least have a few days naked at the hotsprings, otherwise, I'll have to make use of the great weather and some free time.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 10, 2018, 11:14:41 PM

Just to follow up on previous posts, I have been carrying on my "What conditions make it more comfortable outside naked in winter" investigations.
Last week 2 periods out on the garden one on a cold, dry, still nights and one a morning of similar weather.  In both cases, endurance of the cold was easy and nakedness refreshing and sensual in the cutting chill.  Comfort was fine for some minutes and no shivering.  Previous posts have reported that in higher humidity and temperature with moving air, the cold is not very nice or bearable and promotes shivering.
Coming from a warm interior after a little exercise improves endurance.


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on February 11, 2018, 12:13:13 AM
A local arts community hosts a 5th Tuesday event anytime there are 5 Tuesdays in a month.  January 2018 provide the opportunity for such an event.  So, on top of the Super Blue Blood Moon, we had a clothing optional celebration of the arts at the Brash Brewery, here in Houston. The theme for this event was precious metals.  We were instructed to bring an article of metal for the 'alter' and 'dress' with a metallic theme.  The temps were in the 40's F, so only the bravest bared all, but that was probably just under 1/2 of the 100 or so attendees.
They had fire pits outside and propane heaters inside, but not enough for everyone to huddle around.  I brought firewood, which gave me instant celebrity status.  For the alter, I brought the busted propeller from the sailboat adventure that ended in my busted feet.  A couple of days before the event, I walked into the garage seeking some inspiration for adornment that might be fitting.  I found my tow chain and started wrapping it around my body.  It fit perfectly as a kind of belt - suspender rig, with extra chain dropping across my hips.  AND!! The chain allowed me plenty of places to attach snap hooks for my keys, accoutrements bag, stein, etc.
They also had a food truck with the most magnificent hamburgers and sweet potato fries.  I know JBee and Karla are not into red meat, but these hamburgers were awesome!  The brewery specialized in hoppy ales, and I mean chest hair growing hoppiness.  Sharon, my partner, could not handle the house brews but they did offer one import.  Golden Monkey, by Victory brewers, Pennsylvania.  Golden Monkey is a smooth, mellow amber ale that goes down easily.  Belying the alcohol content.  It will sneak up on you.  She only had one, but that was enough for the evening.
They had a forging (metal works) demonstration, but the crowd was too thick for us to get very close.  We did get to exchange contact information with the metal smith and his partner as they happen to live near us.  She was decked out in a metallic breast plate that circled her breasts and flowed with metal feathers across her shoulders and back.  They gave me grief over my denim shirt (for warmth) so I ditched the shirt and wore only the chain for the rest of the evening.
Alas, it was a Tuesday and the evening passed so quickly.  We left about 11pm, but were awake at 5am to watch the Super Blue, Blood Moon as it set on Wednesday.   The morning overtook the moon before reaching full blood color (eclipse), but it was a great punctuation for a wonderful evening out.

~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on February 11, 2018, 11:44:47 AM
Absolutely nothing at home because of visitors, etc. but I did get some discreet indoor skinny-dipping at the hotel where we celebrated the New Year.

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After that I got four weeks on Fuerteventura, walking naked to the baker's most mornings for breakfast croissants, etc., dressing only for the last 50 yards to the shop.
I also got some decent nude cycling including a somewhat daring naked cycle ride to the bank cash dispenser although I wore shorts for the return ride through a busy area. I'm now feeling a bit frustrated as since coming home I have worked out a suitable return route avoiding busy part of the one-way system.

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Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 11, 2018, 11:09:33 PM

Gosh!  What time was the Cash point foray, JOhn?
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on February 12, 2018, 09:20:48 AM

Gosh!  What time was the Cash point foray, JOhn?
John
About 7:30 a.m. - the cycle ride started as soon as it was light enough to ride without lights on my rented cycle.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on February 12, 2018, 04:21:49 PM
January was not a good month to even contemplate any free range time.  Besides the cold and snow the wife caught a strain of flu that required a hospital stay. She continues to regather her strength and I look forward to warmer days!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on February 13, 2018, 04:57:00 PM
After that I got four weeks on Fuerteventura, walking naked to the baker's most mornings for breakfast croissants, etc., dressing only for the last 50 yards to the shop.


It would be so nice to go south for a naked winter holiday.   Its a shame they make you cover up for breakfast at that shop.  Do they allow bare feet or do you have to cover those too? 

We're still stuck in cold and freezing weather.  Probably be another month before its warm enough to go out.  Its   20F (-5c) here this morning, it may just break above freezing by afternoon. 

Bob
 

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on February 13, 2018, 06:01:19 PM
After that I got four weeks on Fuerteventura, walking naked to the baker's most mornings for breakfast croissants, etc., dressing only for the last 50 yards to the shop.


It would be so nice to go south for a naked winter holiday.   Its a shame they make you cover up for breakfast at that shop.  Do they allow bare feet or do you have to cover those too? 

We're still stuck in cold and freezing weather.  Probably be another month before its warm enough to go out.  Its   20F (-5c) here this morning, it may just break above freezing by afternoon. 

Bob
 
I have no idea about bare feet but as the shop is a regular shop in a regular textile street it seems appropriate to dress.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 16, 2018, 01:26:08 AM
Sometimes it is okay, if you ask first. They like to take ones money and don't discriminate. Quick in, quick out. Sometimes not.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: reubenT on February 18, 2018, 06:08:31 AM
Not so good,   since winter is slim pickins on good nude weather,   and Im not doing what id rather be doing.   But i have plans for lots of freeworking starting in march,   id like to attempt turning gardening into business,   a business i could work at full time while missing certain things made of fabric (good miss)    Im sitting in a truck in Wyoming,   cold wind blowing hard enough to throw trailers off the road.  My truck is heavy and not a solid wall,  so no danger here.   (open frame trailer loaded with cars)   dreaming of warm sunshine and fresh salads.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on February 18, 2018, 01:49:51 PM
Just when it was beginning to look like we may have an early spring, we are getting hit with another arctic storm.  Bitter cold (0 F of -15 C) and high winds are forecast for the next few days.   A couple years ago a similar storm took out our electricity for two weeks.  The rest of February isn't going to be spring quite yet around here. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on February 20, 2018, 07:47:05 PM
We've been busy with projects around here. We finished the big ones but the temps have dropped back down to the low 30's at night.

A clear warmish day is coming. I can feel it.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 21, 2018, 02:32:00 PM


Same here - it's cold and winter although the lengthening of the days is now perceptible.  The crocus and daffodil bulbs are beginning to show.
As I drove to my art class near the good woods for walking, I thought I might hazard a chilly woodland walk on icy wet leaf mould in a couple or 3 weeks. 
I continue to push the time I am naked at home, inside at the beginning & end of the day mostly.  The wife is getting a little more tolerant.  Middle of the day I was still wearing only a dressing gown and she asked me to light the fire.  "I'll have to take off my dressing gown to avoid getting black soot on it" I rapidly averred. "OK" she agreed.  I then spent a happy half hour naked getting wood from the store outside, laying the fire, sweeping the hearth etc and lighting the fire not to mention sitting naked in front of it getting warm.  All of which went without comment!  Very good!


Couple of other things - we rebooked our Canada holiday that we had to cancel last year.  My only regret is that we couldn't get the exact one we booked last year and downside was that no visit to Spokane included - so really sorry Bob, we won't be exchanging handshakes (or even hugs) anytime soon.


Second, I have been having some computer problems and the machine needs to go in dock for all of next week so I may be off air for over a week - just in case anyone thinks I've absconded, died, changed gender (what, again?) or otherwise disappeared. If I can be bothered to type responses on my little tablet you may hear from me but it's a bit of a chore one handed on a touchscreen.  One doesn't always appreciate the classic keyboard and mouse for it's efficiency in producing short bursts of writing.

John

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on February 24, 2018, 07:05:49 PM
I forgot to mention in my Fuerteventura holiday post that I also got some early morning skinny-dipping on the town centre beach in Corralejo on several days during the first week when we stayed in a town centre hotel.
The hotel staff saw me from the restaurant while they were laying up breakfast and mentioned to me that they had seen me going for a swim but nobody mentioned my nakedness or said anything other than a polite "Good morning" when I walked through the lobby wearing only my towel.

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The beach as seen from our hotel balcony.

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A short video.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 26, 2018, 01:40:07 AM
Way to stretch boundaries JOhn.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 19, 2018, 06:10:51 PM

A Naturist's Prayer:

DANG! I'm living in this time of weird weather patterns. One day its nearly 80F then the temp drops and these chilling winds pop up the very next day, then poof it is 80F a couple of days later. A morning looks highly encouraging and afternoon rolls all over any hope. None of it is typical, or predictable. The good stuff doesn't happen on the weekends, particularly the ones that DF is available.

I can deal with it, but the difficulty is increased.  I have myself locked in to a 4 or 5 hour per day job with a bouncy schedule that doesn't always coordinate with the good weather. I find myself mournfully standing around in clothing in some of the most delightful weather, while I'm taking care of my obligations. Then there's this house project.

Lo siento para you all who have such little good weather to exploit. I am maintaining a decent tan. hope and the tenacity to keep getting naked at every possibility. A person just can't always be out there on a naked holiday, but I do my best. Grant me the serenity....
Jbee 8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on March 20, 2018, 09:51:45 PM
Same up here, Jbee! And windy too!

We've had a very dry winter. Fall and winter is when we get the majority of our precipitation.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 23, 2018, 09:53:06 PM

Jbee
What's your job?
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Then there's this house project
  What House project?

Re How was my month...I don't know naturism exists this month!  I've been Soooooooooooooo busy!!  By the end of the month I will have been to London 6 days, local cities 6 days, theatre 6 days and had guests staying 6 days!  The weather has been awful with Snow and really cold days at the beginning of March and on each of the days I have been to my regular appointment up the road from the good woodlands for walking, I have been obliged to do something else rather than visit the woods.  Mercifully April is a bit quieter!

John

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on April 12, 2018, 06:55:02 AM
Lately, events haven’t been conducive to me going out. But things are looking up.

We are planning a road trip in May to Central Arizona, Chaco, Monument Valley and points west from there. We will be camping and hiking. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to squeeze in some FRN on the trip. I’ve been in that area but never been there specifically. Though I’m thinking in May it might be busy.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: MartinM on April 15, 2018, 11:10:34 AM
February, one run in beautiful, fresh snow in the early morning.

March, one walk up a steep fell. Still freezing on the bog at the summit, but a little sun made it quite warm once off the top.

April beginning to warm up. Had one local run and yesterday a very pleasant afternoon walking a partially forested ridge above a remote Lake District valley (Borrowdale, near Shap) and then back along the river in the valley. Saw no-one apart from the farmer driving up track in the valley and a couple of trail bikers on the ridge on the other side of the valley. Took a brief dip but not very deep where I was.

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on April 17, 2018, 12:00:21 AM
A few days ago I was in the backyard planting herbs and peppers in 90° weather. Saturday night it was down into the upper 40’s and low 70’s on Sunday. Big swings in temp and the resulting winds to prove it.

But the temperature is trending up, and a desert hike looks like a good idea.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 18, 2018, 09:53:20 PM

At last, we have had a sunny hot spring day in the UK!  Sun all day and about 23degC
I was outside like a bullet from a gun and got some nude sunbathing this morning before having to rip myself away to other chores ("What chores?"  "I'll have a beer").  Gosh it was a nice change to be hot in the sun.  I am looking at my arms as I type in the evening and they have a slight blush of sunburn. I don't expect it will last - no nice weather does in the uk.  Forecast for tomorrow is cloudy + bright until middle of day then a couple hours sunshine then cloudy again until 18.00 then clear and sunny till dusk.  Friday looks promising.  Might be able to do some garden work sky clad.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on April 19, 2018, 09:41:46 AM
its mid april weve got blossom out on the plum trees ...some years its out in late feb...  theres virtually no leaves on anything yet,  so the hedges are still see through... normally reckon on mid march theyre sufficiently leafy to enable naked gardening.
on the bright side i went to an elderly friends yesterday to repair a fence and a few other odd jobs had to wear shorts most of the time but  spent a couple of hours in the afternoon tidying her walled garden without them.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on April 19, 2018, 06:01:47 PM
The temps here are perfect. 50’s at night to 80’s in the day. But the winds persist with some overcast days. Steady 20-30 mph with gusts to 40-50. That would be fine if only it were warmer.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on April 22, 2018, 11:29:28 PM
A few good days have allowed me to get some garden work done - but hardly free range.

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Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 26, 2018, 09:56:49 PM

We had the summer in the UK - there were 2 really hot days last week.  I fear that may be it  - hope not! Still I had lots of naked time during those 2 days - got a little sunburned but hopefully got a VitD top up - which has been lacking evidently because the doc put me on supplements a few weeks ago after a blood test.


This isn't a report more a look forward.  I'm off to Canada next week for a about 3 weeks, guys.  Unless I can find a decent break in our tour and simultaneous good wifi, I may be off air for a bit.  I may just be reading and not writing on the forum (do I hear you cry what a relief?).  We'll see but if I don't check in for a bit, don't worry - I ain't gone for good! :D


I'll probably get another chance to check in before I go.


What I do hope is that I can slope off from our party and get naked somewhere in the great Canadian wilderness...if only for 60 seconds.  I'm told it may be chilly this time of year


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 26, 2018, 10:54:04 PM
Bon Voyage. Remember Nightwalker?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on April 27, 2018, 04:59:44 PM
Nuduke, if you make stops in Montreal or Toronto, there are naturist activities there. French-speaking in Montreal, of course.

And if you get a chance, the best-known beaches are Crystal Crescent near Halifax, Oka near Montreal, Hanlan's Point near Toronto, and Wreck Beach near Vancouver. Probably all a bit cold this time of year!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on April 27, 2018, 09:30:55 PM
Which part of the Great White North are you headed for, John? I think we have a couple members in the region, but can’t remember where they are located.
Yeah Jbee, Nightwalker is one but where is he?

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My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
Ellen DeGeneres

Have a good trip and good luck on finding naked time. Remember, luck is when opportunity meets preparedness.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 28, 2018, 08:56:49 AM
Resort golf courses are obviously available...at night. ;)
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 29, 2018, 11:06:23 PM

I'm starting in Vancouver and then heading around the rockies and glacial lakes - pretty standard great Canadian locations and on the well trodden tourist trail, Banff, Jasper etc (not doing the Rocky Mountain train - too hackneyed!).  Then a standard train to Toronto (3 days!) and Niagara.  Not doing Montreal.
Wish me luck with getting out of sight for a bit of nudity and with reasonable weather! ...oh!  you already have!  Thanks guys.  I'm not hopeful of extended naked time (e.g. an hour!) but I will keep the SN radar on.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 30, 2018, 05:01:57 AM
And Lake Louise?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on April 30, 2018, 10:39:04 PM
The only nude time I achieved on my visit to the Canadian west coast was a couple of skinny-dips in Sproat Lake driving across Vancouver Island and back.

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Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 01, 2018, 07:40:29 AM
Its cold up there in Canada.
Two highlights over five days. Got into the exploration of the Whetstone Mountains over a weekend. Had three days at our favorite hotsprings. We did an exploration of the foothills of the mountains and buttes north of there, a part of every day.

I've been working part time during the month, which has kept me dressed several hours a day. Sometimes, I am so very ready to  get these bags off. Tonight, I dropped the clothes, rolled back the sunroof and opened the windows while still in the driveway and then drove home. Relief and sense of liberation.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on May 01, 2018, 03:18:51 PM
April was mostly cold and rainy  in these parts.  There was 3 or 4 days in late April when the sun came out and I got started on my annual sunburn protection.  But it was warm for only a few hours in the afternoon.  I do need to move south. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 02, 2018, 09:29:54 PM
Wow, John! All the way across Canada.  :P
Good thing you’ll be on a train. Is it a railroad pass so you can set your own schedule? Will you be taking side trips in a rental car when the impulse strikes?

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on May 03, 2018, 03:13:25 PM
Vancouver, BC is practically next door to my area.   If I knew you were coming I might have been able to meet you for a beer or something.

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on May 06, 2018, 10:11:28 AM
spring in the uk has been pretty dire.... cold winds and rain ....   leaves on the garden hedges have only now appeared ... a month to 6 weeks late.   and weve finally got some warmer weather. 
during april naked moments were few and far between.

only one real bright spot on the one warm day we did have i was doing some work for an elderly widow who ive known for years .  shes a pillar of the local church, can (and usually does) talk the hind leg off a donkey,   a few years ago i mentioned naked gardening day and got a very negative reaction.
one bit of her garden is surrounded by 6 foot plus walls and totally private except for her bungalow windows.   anyway this particular hot afternoon she was moaning about the unacustomed hot weather, i dropped into the conversation that if i was at home id be gardening naked except the hedges were a month late....  she announced she was off for her afternoon nap , which would be an hour or so.... so i said well make a noise when you come out again  or you might  see more than you bargained for...   and got on with trimming the roses in comfort .  she didnt reapear until i banged on the back door to anounce i was going home.

every cloud has a silver lining ... if you look for it.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 22, 2018, 08:16:35 PM
We got back from our trip on Sunday afternoon last, and as I suspected in an earlier post, it was busy out in the desert. Chaco is 40 miles north of the I-40 and 20 miles at 20 mph, off the highway, down a bad washboard gravel road. But it was busy with people. It’s a famous place.

We had a great time at some ancient natural sites and ancient human sites. All great spots of natural beauty and amazing native buildings but absolutely no opportunity for naked adventures. I took a lot of pictures but none naked. I was actually hesitant to walk naked in the ruins, even if I had seen a chance, as I didn’t want to accidentally disrespect any of the beliefs of the Pueblo people. Wasn’t sure how that might have been interpreted. They believe that their ancestors are still inhabiting the sites.

Looking at what they had built it is a wonder that they spent over 300 yrs. in Chaco and then decided it was time to move on to the next episode of life. Many of the more recent pueblo tribes in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado are descended from the Chaco people.

At any rate, there was no chance, as even in those remote places the crowds were significant. But we got to see something few have seen in person.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 23, 2018, 05:58:35 PM
The natives were generally naked. They lived in close quarters. Any inhibitions are just accommodating the influence of Christian missionary and the illness that took over from that.

If the dead are there, it is in joy. If you come in respect, you will be accepted. If you come believing that your body is disrespectful, you are being disrespectful. It is all in the attitude and sincerity, not the act of being proper. Just feel it. Most people come into it as tourist and would never show them the courtesy to acknowledge or communicate. Imagine somebody coming into your home and ignoring you, just looking around and passing judgement.

Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 25, 2018, 01:25:07 AM
That was sort of my take on it, Jbee. I had always read in articles about the Anasazi and that that name came from the Navajo and meant “ancient enemy”. On this trip we discovered that it had been misinterpreted and that it really means “ancestors around us”. A big difference.

I agree with your ideas on showing respect and honesty when standing in an ancestral house. After reading about their beliefs on their ancestors, I concluded that if I was respectful and acknowledged that they should be respected that I might have not had an issue with the locals, given the opportunity. My opinion on the belief would have been irrelevant.

At any rate there was no opportunity. All the sites were closed after 5 or 6 pm which would mean they were deserted. Although there was a couple near us in the campsite that once worked for BLM and was there photographing the Bonito site after midnight. He had permits to do so.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 26, 2018, 08:59:10 PM

Hi everyone - I'm back from the Rockies. 
Most of your comments below came after I left and particularly this from Bob:
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Vancouver, BC is practically next door to my area.   If I knew you were coming I might have been able to meet you for a beer or something.

Awwww SHUCKS!  Had I for a moment thought you would want to drive up all the way from Spokane I would have mentioned it.  The holiday we planned last year that we had to cancel came down to Spokane, of course.  In fact, this time, we did have quite some time in Vancouver and Victoria before we picked up the tour and even then the tour started with Vancouver and Victoria so we were about 3 days there.  I am devastated, Bob, that we might have met but neither of us thought to probe a bit further! beforehand  An opportunity well and truly missed.


That said we had a good holiday without outdoor naturism.  We saw the forests and mountains, lakes and falls, bears, coyotes, elks and tourist towns (Banff, Jasper, Whistler etc.) of British Columbia and Alberta for about 10 or 12 days then caught the Canadian sleeper train from Jasper to Toronto to finish the holiday at Niagara.  The train was over a day late!  We managed a rush trip to Niagara though and good thing too - I was horrified at how commercialised it was.


I was also disappointed how efficiently the Canadians have got their great natural sights adapted for tourism.  That's not a bad thing as it manages the separation and conjunction of humanity with these precious places but it also means you are never far enough off the beaten track to hike off out of the way of other people or constructed paths and boardwalks.  I got a lone forest walk just once in the whole time but still with plenty of intrepid hikers around, so no Free Ranging, I regret.  I also walked round Lake Louise and a little lake called Lost LakeLouise just seemed to be the backyard of our hotel with many people walking the same track. Our tour schedule kept us pretty busy and not enough optional time to get away from the throng. 


As we travelled across BC across the Wheat belt and finally Manitoba and Ontario we passed countless cold, clear lakes of all sizes and I felt a gnawing longing to rip off my clothes and jump into one and swim until I was exhausted.  Sadly this ambition is no good when sealed inside a moving train! :D
I did get to dangle my feet in Emerald Lake and realised the folly of swimming at that time of year - there was still much ice cover on many lakes.


I'm now going to skip through the accumulated posts with gay abandon...well...abandon and see where I get to.  I may comment but it will be briefly.  Hope you've missed me a bit rather than disappointed I am back!!! :D
John
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 27, 2018, 12:16:04 AM
Welcome back John! Hope the trip was enjoyable and full of good weather.

We got back from our 8 days in New Mexico and Arizona last Sunday. Good weather but very windy the 1st 3-4 days.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on May 27, 2018, 03:45:08 PM
I'm contemplating a road trip to North and South Carolina in July.  Passing through Kansas and other places on the way there or back. 

Just thought I would throw that out there if anyone has any suggestions for side trips or stops along the way. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 28, 2018, 06:57:04 AM
As to regular stuff, there are some great breweries and distilleries in Kentucky. I like the tasting rooms at the end of the tours. Buffalo Trace in particular was good, there are 2 different tours, but the better one is the one you need to book in advance. If you are particular to bourbon.

Mammoth caves northeast of Bowling Green, Cumberland Gap near Middlesboro, but I am a history nut. I like all the Revolutionary and Civil War stuff that’s all over the place.

I don’t know about any FRN or nudist friendly places, but maybe Reuben may know of some in the area. I believe he is in Tennessee.

Haven’t heard from him in a while, maybe he’ll chime in with some suggestions.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 28, 2018, 10:14:56 AM
Someone I know recently moved from the southeast to Shropshire and already organised two walks in spectacular  countryside, both about nine miles long. On the last walk we met an elderly couple just before we stripped off. Later we met one single lady with her dog. We saw her in good time and covered up. From the mode of dress she must have realised we'd been naked but all we got was a cheery good afternoon. Respect from both sides.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on May 29, 2018, 07:04:40 PM
Last year our spring was so wet and cold that my lilac bushes didn't produce any flowers.  This year they are magnificent.  Bees and butterflies are swarming around pollinating the flowers.  I'm out in the sunshine enjoying it all.

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When I planted these bushes they were little single shoots about a foot high. 

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Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 29, 2018, 08:16:52 PM
BOB!
Motorhome, or that van, or P/u truck, or Stang this time? With spouse of without? Kansas has no nudity laws, but local ordinances.

Lake of the Ozarks has boat rentals. I cruised nude there back in the mid-eighties with my cute second ex-wife. She left the dock in a string bikini, which snapped some necks back then. We were nude crafty-like, but then the rental broke and we needed a tow by a local. We managed to slip on little swimming things. There is a "Pirates Cove" there, that gets wild on the weekends, if that is your thing. It wasn't happening back then.

If you drink BEER, I had a few Heinekens on the cool water, but when the heat wave, 100F air mixed with the 98% humidity at the dock, I suddenly got knockdown drunk, from feeling sobor moments before.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 29, 2018, 09:57:14 PM
May had some great highlights to it. We did our first backpack trip, which was down the Green Mountain trail up in the Catalina Mountains, to Maverick Spring. A problem was that it was more than walking up the stairs of the Empire State Building back with a bit of extra load. I did some selection on changing my load strategies after that, while my calves healed. Wonderful hike, dodging the cold high winds.

The next week, we got to Gardner Canyon in the Santa Ritas. I hadn’t been back there since I did a nude group campout twenty years before. It was even better than I remembered. A birthday, birthday suited free, roaming  a forests with DF.
The next day we explored some more and then headed down to the San Pedro River to backpack and explore. We packed in and set up camp that afternoon in an Eden, a tranquil paradise. All it needed was a big white brama bull and Hindu Gods dancing around. At times it felt kinda unreal.

The next day, we free hiked no back up, but shoes, water and cameras further upstream, exploring and then back, then packed out to a ghost town, where we had left the truck.

That afternoon, we carnuded up a steep, twisted, narrow mountain trail to look around and recon an alternate route for a future hike in the Huachuca Mountains, destination Miller Peak.

The month ended with a Memorial Day party with a skinnydip pool, friends that we don’t see enough of and some wonderful music during one of those full moons. We hope to get out some more before the monsoon rains come through. Mt. Lemmon and a relaxed resort day at Mira Vista.

I’ve managed to put together many pages of first drafts of the experiences and messed with the hundreds of pictures, preserving the stories, but they will have to trickle out at the website, or else I’d have to make it a full time job. I still haven’t published three adventures from April. It is a couple of months, or three, of new material.
Jbee

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 30, 2018, 12:03:22 AM
What’s that green furry looking stuff you are walking on Bob?   ??? ;D

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 30, 2018, 12:04:45 AM
I use Triple A for their catalogs on what do see and do in each state. Sometimes they come in handy.
They don’t monitor nude venues though, at least last time I looked.

For that AANR has suggestions, but I have discovered even they don’t list everything.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on May 30, 2018, 12:38:08 AM
What’s that green furry looking stuff you are walking on Bob?   ??? ;D
Duane

That's my firebreak.   We have wild fires here.

Bob

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on May 30, 2018, 06:18:05 AM
Wow. Too bad, Bob.
How big of a green belt do you need? Is there a lot of deadfall in the forest?

A truly HOT fire would need a big space gap between the home and the trees.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 30, 2018, 10:01:58 AM
Looks like a chipping green and you look like it is Easter.

I use Triple A for their catalogs on what do see and do in each state. Sometimes they come in handy.
They don’t monitor nude venues though, at least last time I looked.

For that AANR has suggestions, but I have discovered even they don’t list everything.

Duane

Triple A has a catalog of places where lots of people go. Few would have free range naturist opportunities.  ANRR is not free range. Both I would see as lousy sources to find fun free range vacations.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 25, 2018, 08:01:12 PM

Isn't naturism nice. (a contention which here, I guess , is uncontroversial!)


We have been experiencing a very rare run of really hot weather here in the UK.  5 or 6 weeks without rain and temperatures rising to 30+degC 85-90F some days.  Doesn't get hotter than that in the UK.  And I've been naked so much.  Hurrah.
Doing normal daily events and chores that are outside the home means being clothed but getting back, stripping and sipping tea naked on the patio is such a pleasure. (I'm naked, the tea is clothed in a cup!)
I have done so much naked gardening that it's not really worth mentioning any more.
I expect that posting this post will immediately reverse the weather pattern but hey, it's nice to be able to report a somewhat freer and easier lifestyle for a few weeks past!
Tomorrow, oh horror, Mrs N I have to go to London on family business on one of the hottest forecasts of recent years.  In the subways the temperature can get over 40 DegC 110F. 
Mrs N will be away for a couple of days after that, so no clothes for me! :D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 25, 2018, 10:12:13 PM
"Mrs N will be away for a couple of days after that, so no clothes for me! :D"

Trip WITH report, please. You have a copy of that ticket to be freely nude, that has been put out by the British police for backup, you have a few days, you have beautiful countryside, and a way with words!!!!

You can go as far as you need to be. Heck, Milfmog made it all the way to the Ilse of Sky in Scotland carnuding and walking/hiking.

GO FOR IT my brother, grasp the opportunity, move things out of the way. You've been waiting a very long time for this. Put your wares to use. Dazzle. Clear the calendar and then the sky is the only limit...unless your car has a hardtop.

There are still days left in July for an addendum t your July report. ;)
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: AZ_Nudist on July 26, 2018, 04:29:19 AM
My father was born in Glasgow Scotland, served in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and fought in Korea.  In 2001 he took the family, my mother, sister and myself for a two-week vacation to Great Britain.   My mother was born in London and survived the bombing during WWII, so we landed in Gatwick, rented a car and headed off to Scotland, stopping at many of the historical sites, my father was a real history buff.  We stayed in a chalet on the University of Sterling campus just below the Wallace Monument. My sister and I walked the road by the abbey to the monument and climb the tower daily, it was our only opportunity to get some aerobic exercise and a break from the parents. We then visited family in Perth, Glasgow and attended the highland games in Blairgowrie, then took the train to Edinburgh and walked the Royal Mile to the castle were my father was stationed for a few years.  The closest we were to Sky was Fort William, then Mallaiag. Unfortunately, our visit to Scotland was a whirlwind trip, I am planning to travel to the highlands again once retired. As an admirer of the single malts, I will be spending a little more time, and hopefully finding a nice place for a little nude hiking, Ben Nevis was too cold that September day!
After leaving Scotland we headed south to London, and Barton Le Clay to visit my mother’s family. While there, we saw the sights, River Theams, Tower Bridge and Tower of London and the lights of Brighton. Then tragedy struck, the 911 attack on New York City, we had flight leaving Gatwick on the 13th of September, so off the airport we went, not know how long the air space would be shut down. We arrive in Gatwick, my parents headed to Paris, they were retired and had no particular place to be, as for me and my sister, we decided to wait it out in the airport as we have jobs waiting and a limited budget.  After six days at Gatwick and daily walks to Crawly, we finally had a flight back to Phoenix.   
           
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on July 26, 2018, 01:55:29 PM
I've had a much better month during July with several local walks and a couple up in the Berwyn Mountains of North Wales. These are splendid hills and except for one popular starting point almost devoid of people. I manged to go up during the cooler days and reached the high point of 830 metres on both occasions, once from the West and the second from the east. For those of you with high peaks this is serious country and you can experience the bitter Atlantic weather. At the moment they are bone dry. Areas of bog were you'd normally go in quite deep if you walked on them are so dry you can easily walk over them, a unique experience.

I took the below pic on Tomle

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 27, 2018, 01:57:14 AM
Yeehaw! That's what we call wide open spaces 'round here.

Good workout with that elevation gain.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on July 27, 2018, 04:45:05 AM
I'm on our group's annual week-long trip to Vermont, so there will be Trip Reports! Just to start off, here's Bartlett Falls:
(https://i.imgur.com/4WarMcgt.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/4WarMcg.jpg)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 27, 2018, 07:18:41 PM
OMG! In a flash, I was taken back to decades ago. The feel of the the air, the smell of those trees and the feel of that kind of water. Just gonna have to do a road trip to the old stomping grounds and lace it with deeper nature. DEEPLY GRENUOUS! (sic. ;).
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on July 29, 2018, 12:48:22 PM
My first post for a very long time! The best summer we've had in England since 1976 and it's come too late for me. My rheumatoid arthritis and irrtable bowel syndrome has made it difficult to cycle or walk very far resulting in very little naked time in nature. I've had to resort to wearing shorts in my communal garden. On the plus side I haven't needed to wear clothes at home - being a home naturist is better than nothing.

Why is there such a large gap in this thread between May 30 and July 25th?

On browsing the forum a notable absentee for me is Ian (milfmog). Is he still here?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 29, 2018, 05:25:40 PM
Quote from: Jbee
Trip WITH report, please.

Jbee, I haven't been anywhere!  On Friday I had my monthly life drawing class and a few errands to do.  The drawing class is great but deeply irritating as we have a naked model and 8 or 9 clothed artists.  In the weather we have been having you can imagine how I felt being clothed when the assembled company presumably have a more emancipated attitude to nudity than average.  In fact in Friday's class thinking about the need to be naked was making my concentration drift and affecting my drawing.  On Saturday the weather broke - rain and thunderstorms (but a fantastic rainbow in the afternoon for a while).  I had planned to go to a naturist swim in an adjacent town about 25 miles away on Sat eve but in the end I bailed out because I didn't want to deceive my wife or keep secrets of something she won't approve of.  You will probably berate me for this wimpiness but I value honesty with my partner more than a couple of hours swimming.  Rest assured though I will tackle this one head on and attend the next one in her knowledge whether she approves or not.  As it was she phoned during that time so I was relieved I didn't have to explain why I didn't pick up the phone.  Today (Sunday) also more poor weather.  Rain, wind and thunder in the night and blustery showers all day so far.  I decided to do some shopping and then picked wild blackberries until the rain forced me to stop.
All the rest of the time I've been naked.
It is so long since I've been on a hike, I know.  Fact is that I can't be bothered half the time.  I have a busy life and sunbathing/relaxation at home makes me rather too comfortable and lazy.  I will hie me unto the hills and rhylls the fountains and mountains, the sward, woods and fair copses of this land before long (with camera!)

John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 29, 2018, 06:19:04 PM
My first post for a very long time! The best summer we've had in England since 1976 and it's come too late for me. My rheumatoid arthritis and irrtable bowel syndrome has made it difficult to cycle or walk very far resulting in very little naked time in nature. I've had to resort to wearing shorts in my communal garden. On the plus side I haven't needed to wear clothes at home - being a home naturist is better than nothing.

Why is there such a large gap in this thread between May 30 and July 25th?

On browsing the forum a notable absentee for me is Ian (milfmog). Is he still here?



Dave!!! Absolutely smashing to hear from you after such a long gap. 
You don't have to not post just because you've been restricted in hiking/biking opportunity!
I for one have greatly missed your presence here.  You last posted in June 2016, you know.
We thought you had upped and left! 
It's jolly good to hear from you and that you are in reasonably good nick despite the arthritis and ibs.  A friend of mine had rheumatoid arthritis and so I can sympathise - it is a tough ailment to manage and my wife has ibs so I do know something of the problems attached to that too.  However, they both tend to make you stay in, so plenty of opportunity to sit at the computer and correspond with us here!  Have you been reading the forum or just not logging in at all? 


Things have morphed a little in the last couple of years.  Unfortunately, as you have noticed, Ian Milfmog has deserted us.  Haven't heard anything since October 2017 and whilst he and I had a PM in August last when he expressed surprise at the lack of frequency of his posts/visits and promised to keep in touch...he hasn't.  I'm very sad he isn't with us any more - he was a fount of wit, sense, courageous free range naturism (SN) and open mindedness and added significantly to the momentum of the forum with his almost daily posts.  Similarly the other much missed friends we no longer hear from are Larry Tanman (stopped posting May 2016) and hymie (2017) to name 2 previous regulars. 


We talk widely about naturist 'stuff' a bit more these days.  By that I mean, there aren't too many trip posts and the portfolio of trip posters has changed.  The discussions on SN (now Free Range Naturism, FRN) craft have got less frequent too. The shining exception is Jbee, who has now accumulated a world class and star quality blog of trip reports in Arizona.  Frankly, half my naturist experience is vicarious these days gained by looking at Jbee and DF's many wonderful exploits. I find we are a bit more adagio paced on the forum too and I tend to post in lumps about once or twice a week rather than almost daily as in the olden days of yore.  JohnGW is still with us but again less frequently posting.  He no longer has the canal boat so that great thread has all but gone.  However, we have lots of new colleagues such as Blue Train, Kensunwalker, Safebare, ReubenT, jaybirdsen and a few others.  There are numerous friends from TSNS days - Bob, Duane Eyesup, nudewalker, Davie, Norman yeldew (occasionally) ...and me. There are about 40 members with more than 10 posts logged and about 14 of us account for almost 90% of the posts.


I do hope you feel motivated to join in a bit more often, Dave.  Always good to hear from you.


The gap from May to July is because we didn't post anything in June!  Ian used to keep us all on our toes with his regular monthly statistics post and then we all used to chime in with the month's activity and digressions.  It's a bit more ad hoc now but remains the second most populous post topic (the most is 'Nudes in the News' which seems to engender lots of discussion.


Again let me repeat that it's nice to know you're around and I hope we'll hear from you a bit more frequently.  Remember you used to be the oldest member in TSNS an a top poster by virtue of longevity.  You were also the brownest!  I remember well your regular reports on sunbathing in your bit of woodland with the airbed and/or chair secreted in the trees.  Larry and John GW are both deeply tanned but not as nut brown as you!  Have you faded a bit?  :D


Cordial felicitations
John





Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on July 29, 2018, 06:28:35 PM
I'm on our group's annual week-long trip to Vermont, so there will be Trip Reports! Just to start off, here's Bartlett Falls:

What a brilliant location, John P!  I have a similar place that I visit in my dreams.  The water looks s cooler than in my dreams! :D
Look forward to the fuller report.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on July 29, 2018, 08:48:01 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome back John.

Quote
Have you been reading the forum or just not logging in at all?

I haven't logged in for some time.

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Have you faded a bit?

I have a light tan - all over surprisingly as I haven't been naked in the sun for some time. It's been too hot to sunbathe in the communal garden a lot of the time too. In the old days I would have taken advantage of the cooler weather in the morning to sunbathe and walk in the countryside.

In relation to the gap in posts in this thread, it's a shame for me it's being neglected especially as the topic was originally my idea on the old Secret Naturist Society.

As you say I notice that a lot of the chat now is the "politics" (probably the wrong word) of naturism, which I'm not interested in so I wouldn't have much to contribute, but I'll probably continue to log in - I'd just got out of the habit.

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on July 30, 2018, 03:39:34 PM
Speaking of a gap! This year has not been good for much outside nude time at all for a number of reasons. Although the doctors did take me off the medication that causes the skin to turn blue in the sunlight  it takes a bit of time to exit the system as it is stored in the cells. But then we have has enough rain (8 inches above normal) to render most of the trails I frequent impassable. Even kayaking has had it's perils with swift running water and floating debris. Plus add to that my wife's continuing health problems and it has not been a good summer.

On a positive note, I did spend a day at a nudist venue repairing a friends RV. It was an easy fix so after about 15 minutes of fishing a wire through a tight spot I spent the rest of the day at the pool waiting to see if the refrigerator would get cold. So at least there was one good day spent naked outside.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: barerider on July 30, 2018, 08:39:36 PM
This is an attempt to get this topic back on course……………
Summer began well with a holiday on the island of Menorca. We stayed at a beachside hotel with nudist beaches about forty minutes walking in either direction. The route to our beach of choice was mainly a cliff top path with the sea on one side and fields on the other. It cried out to be walked naked, under the morning sun in a clear blue sky. My wife was amused by my attempts to do just that, but the path was slightly too popular to be able to stay naked all the way.  When we tired of the beach, our hotel balcony faced the afternoon sun and was not overlooked.
So, back home with an all-over tan. The first excursion should have been the Bristol World Naked Bike Ride.  Unfortunately, the record-breaking UK summer of 2018 had not started, and I decided that an indifferent weather forecast for the day did not justify a speculative 200 mile round trip. In the event, it stayed dry but not very warm.
Then summer arrived. It is probably the hottest I have known, as I was living in South Africa at the time of the legendary UK summer of 1976.
Our garden can be overlooked by one set of neighbours when they are in their garden, so casual nakedness is not possible when they are home. However they are constitutionally incapable of leaving their house without their cars, so a glance out of the window shows us when they are both out. When they are not there we can stretch out in nude comfort on our patio. Our garden (read ‘my wifes’) produces quite a lot of fruit, and it is one of my simple pleasures in life to process broad beans, gooseberries and jostaberries while naked.
Then came the Exeter WNBR, and the weather was perfect with a light cooling breeze. Perhaps because of the weather, participant numbers were well up this year. Some forty of us, including seven ladies, roamed through the centre of Exeter for a couple of hours. One brave participant was on a tall unicycle with an off-road tyre!The ladies included several teen/twenties who took the dress code literally. No police cycle escort this year, but it was obvious that they were keeping an eye on us. Halfway round we took a rest, and quite a few riders took the opportunity to take a dip in the adjacent River Exe. The reception from the public was the same as ever, lots of cheering and amusement and picture taking as we went the full length of the main street on a Saturday afternoon.
 I did not notice too many misguided parents covering their children’s eyes as we passed, always a sad thing to see. We were accused of being “all paedophiles” at one point, we wondered if the speaker could actually spell it…yet alone recognise one.

And today it is raining. Where are my clothes?

barerider
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 31, 2018, 06:55:27 PM
While you all have been in sunny weather for once, we have been plagued by rain. Not exactly 40 days and nights, but the timing has not been good with the few days scheduled to be off of work. Gotta bend like the grass on the prairie sometimes.

Dauntless, I have been coming up with contingencies. In June we took a 180degree turn and headed up to Prescott area. The chance of rain was less up there. A fluke hurricane was pouring its dregs on Arizona, the first rain in months and months. While our second of three days was rained out, we did manage to wander Ken’s delightful maze of scrub plants and meditation which overlooks the valley, for a while that day.

We were introduced to Sycamore Creek and now have added further exploration of that to the bucket list. There’s a small river up there!  The whole of it is remote save a railroad track that sees two roundtrips a day. We also did a group hike of seven on a trail up on Mingus Mountain. It was a fun short nakation.

July brought in an erratic monsoon pattern. So far, the weirdest most unpredictable yet. Damn the climate change! We are stuck down here in the heat looking for water, because the cool wet mountains are getting hellacious lightning storms. The water hole spots are just puddles, while other areas are getting the rain. We took a trip out to Redington Pass and just sat around naked with others there, discussing the lack of water, perplexed. Overnights have been nil because of the evening storms, so we are day tripping. We just had a great day’s exploration in Happy Valley, in spite of the lack of water and decent swimming at the waterfalls.
 
Trip Reports to follow.

August is not giving us a clue about storms, but we have a few days, a couple of trips, ready for mountain air. Hopefully, we will get up to Lake Powell as well….

Been of course naked around the house, walking Havarock, a few sweats with friends. I have been dressed while working a few hours a few days a week.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 31, 2018, 07:18:14 PM
Dave, there are some natural ways to mitigate that. Diet change, and some fasting regimen. Out there on the internet. A change in climate helps some people.

 "Truth about Fasting." Ty Bolinger accumulated several experts to create a series and addresses several issues including arthritis. Jus' sayin'...maybe.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on August 01, 2018, 10:18:24 AM
july has been good for naturists in the uk,   weather has been largely wall to wall sunshine and the new police response guidelines became available.  some rain last weekend but we needed it.

breakfast on the patio became the norm, difficult to remember when i last wore long trousers ,  dont think the lawnmower came out at all in july,  lawns are starting to grow again now though.

i even managed to make the time for a couple of short walks in the woods.

since the weekends rain theres a definate change.... theres a chill to the air morning and evening , guess autumn is on its way.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on August 01, 2018, 02:16:49 PM
I was out again in the Welsh hills yesterday. Apart from seeing one dog walker whilst walking towards the first footpath and probably only 200 yards into the walk I saw not a single soul all day. I was therefore naked most of the time except when it rained with a strong wind. I just put on a cagoule with nowt underneath. It served the purpose during the worst of the weather which was a real mixed bag. Cloud then rain, sunshine then more rain, then cloud with a real strong wind and finally a lovely sunny day by which time I was right down in a valley.

Not climate - weather

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 02, 2018, 09:52:38 PM

Not climate - weather

Davie  8)
You have reminded me of a statement by a Canadian that Britain has a wonderful climate but terrible weather while Canada has wonderful weather but a terrible climate.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 04, 2018, 08:54:31 PM

Quote from: Balead
I'll probably continue to log in - I'd just got out of the habit.
Less of the probably, Dave.  Keep in touch. Post now and then at least.  Get back in the habit, man! :D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 05, 2018, 09:16:59 AM
Ditto.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: balead on August 05, 2018, 09:20:54 PM
Dave, there are some natural ways to mitigate that. Diet change, and some fasting regimen. Out there on the internet. A change in climate helps some people.

 "Truth about Fasting." Ty Bolinger accumulated several experts to create a series and addresses several issues including arthritis. Jus' sayin'...maybe.
Jbee
Thanks Jb, I'll keep fasting in mind but wonder if I have the discipline needed for it.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: AZ_Nudist on August 10, 2018, 05:06:37 AM
Recently I have been working on our Garden of Eden in central Tucson, it is an odd shaped private area surrounded on three sides by my home, work shop, a six-foot block wall, and Redwood fence on the westside of the property which I erected about 10 years ago from materials purchased from the Home Depot, a local home improvement warehouse.  The elements are beginning to take a toll on the wooden fence, the slats are shrinking from the sun and arid climate leaving small gaps, a thin vertical window into our private world should some walk by in close proximity.
 Last September I had a great idea of planting vines to cover the gaping fence, add foliage and ambiance to the garden. My plan was working well, the vines (creeping figs) were growing wonderfully until the heat for June arrived, then started to shrivel and dry up. I poured water to them daily only the plants in the shade of the old Eucalyptus are showing any promise, not thriving, we were hoping the monsoons would bring some welcome rain to central Tucson. For the past month, CB and I have watched the storms brewing, dark clouds, lightning and thunder building in the surrounding mountains, we have been blessed with so very little rain in the central Tucson Valley.   
Monday morning at first light, I was watering the garden au natural, something caught my eye through a gap in the fence. It was a neighbor woman walking her dog through my property, between the  neighboring house and mine, not sure if she spotted me or not, so I have begun removing the fence slats one at a time, tightening the gaps as time permits to increase privacy.
Today, I took another trip to the Home Depot and purchased four Oleanders in five-gallon buckets, all I could fit into my car in one trip. The oleander is a drought resistant plant and fast growing that will add beauty to the garden and shield us from nosy neighbors.         
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 10, 2018, 05:48:39 AM
Local greenhouses used to sell oleander several feet high, already trees. Yours may take a few years. They are a wonderful hedge when deep watered, because they keep blooms so long during the year, they can be as tall as you need going way over a six foot fence. There is a property surrounds by an oleander wall of several acres near you. I have often thought that it would make a perfect nudist club. It probably has a well grandfathered in. The Racket Club has an oleander wall that you can walk through as an arch as I remember.

Always gaps and knotholes in those old fences. The new ones shrink incredibly within a year. They are worthless.

Dipping drop cloth, or sack cloth in ferro cement and attaching it to the old fence appears to be a good solution. It is durable, translucent and can have another layer put on it for cheap after it stiffens up...but I haven't actually done this...It can be reinforced with chicken wire, and/or slats. It is stucco when it is done.

I have several rustic railroad ties that will be used for a wall. They will be the posts stabilized laterally with rebar. Then, chicken wire with the cloth. Extra layer stucco added. If I do my own labor with a helper, sinking those poles two feet, it is a stucco wall and difficult to climb over and cheap. The plan was t erect a wall between the weird neighbor an me for privacy, but I'm going to move instead to a nice walled piece of land in town more like you.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 12, 2018, 03:30:29 PM

Do oleanders grow in cool climates i.e. UK?


Now then, Trip Report.  Aha HA!


I went to a naturist swim yesterday in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.  If you recall, dear reader, I was going to go 2 weeks ago when my wife was away but changed my mind for the better avoidance of deceit.  When she returned I told her about this respectful decision and I'm sure she appreciated it (amongst the usual huffing about why I would want to drive for 35mins just to swim simply without a small garment versus a 10 min drive to the local normal swimming pool) but remarked as she does that what I do when she's not there is up to me.


This week we were discussing each others' diaries and I cheerily remarked (not spontaneously of course) that it was again the fortnightly naturist swim at Sleaford Leisure Centre and that, now that there is no duplicity, dissimulation, dupery or deception involved, that I would go this week.  She bristled.  "Whether you approve or not." I finished. She did not speak.  Yesterday she asked if I was going out this evening and I replied that I was.  "Well, I don't approve, as you know, but I won't try and stop you if you want to go." she averred. Excellent!  A bit of spousal progress I think.


So off I went to the swim.  When I arrived in the car park a few minutes before the start time of 7.30, I was surprised by the number of people also arriving obviously dressed for sport and carrying bags that were obviously for sport kit.  We proceeded into the foyer through some barriers made of sheeting that were obviously there so the public could not see into the foyer café where the early comers and organisers were well into the nude session, booking people in and taking their fees and a registration form which I filled in honestly.  Being a first timer at that swim I was then welcomed by one of the organisers and shown round the leisure centre, which I was surprised to find was much cleaner and better maintained that I had imagined from its corrugated industrial unit exterior.  For instance, no problem about going for a pee barefoot - the floors were very clean.  So that was nice - and made to feel welcome. The whole leisure centre was very open plan and all was available - exercise machine rooms, sauna, steam room, front café (vending only) and pool.  We had the place to ourselves, no out of bounds places. I disrobed, put my clothes etc. in a locker (dang, not 100% naked as had to wear the key on a wrist strap!), showered and dived in. 


Observation and conversation with other naturists revealed that the group of about 40-50 were composed mainly of regulars, but during the evening I spoke to 2 irregulars and another first timer.  The average age was about 70 with a span from late 30s to late 80s, I reckon.  There were about 30-40% women, no kids, and most people were white British (as is the case in much of Lincolnshire.  Most of the other races/nationalities in our region are eastern European) although there was an Asian couple and a transsexual (M to F). There were quite a few regular naturists, which one deduced from the all-over tan.  Conversation in and around the pool revealed that this session was a fairly modest turnout (mid holiday season in the UK) and that there were families with kids amongst the regular attenders.  One gentleman observed that over time the group had become more male and we had the single male discrimination conversation with which I will not bore you here.  Everyone was very friendly and I didn't feel like an outsider or anything.


I swam and steam roomed (don't like Saunas) and chatted until about 8.45 or 9pm whence I showered, dried but did not dress and joined the majority of people that had now gravitated naked to the café and it was obvious that they were also a bit of a social club with flasks of tea and cakes being shared across the tables.  I drank a modest bottle of water and fully dried off whilst to my surprise, they had a raffle!  Weird.  But reinforcing the fact that this was a club.


I greatly enjoyed my hour of freedom to be naked in a situation that otherwise I would long to be naked in.  I shall go again.


John 






 


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on August 12, 2018, 03:48:14 PM
Good job they had wrist straps, John. At one venue I use they only have safety pins on the keys but it is only a small venue where everybody knows each other and nobody bothers with locking up their clothes.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: yeldew on August 12, 2018, 11:08:59 PM
Well John,
I wish I had known you were there.
So was I!
Norman.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 13, 2018, 01:49:55 AM
And Mrs. N was hospitable upon return, no evidence of fuming for the duration?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on August 13, 2018, 08:56:52 AM
Softly softly catchee monkee. Mrs D was the same, now she's a member and on the committee to boot.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jaybirdsen on August 14, 2018, 01:54:21 AM
Oh So?  Mr. Moto
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: AZ_Nudist on August 14, 2018, 06:28:12 AM
We finally received a little bit of rain in central Tucson!
CB and I returned home around 6:00 PM Saturday after our regular weekend visit to Mira Vista, the skies were dark to the northeast, the smell of rain was in the air. We settled under the old Eucalyptus tree with a couple of adult beverages hoping the rain gods would bless us with some relief from the dessert heat. CB stood up and slipped off her hippie dress (as I call it) and began to dance nude in an improvised rain dance around our Garden of Eden. A short while later the winds began to swirl, large rain drops   splattered on the patio, the skies grew even darker, finally we have rain. The rain left as quickly as it appeared rendering a mere 2 tenths of an inch, not much, but we will take whatever can get. So, we ordered a pizza for delivery, spent the rest of the evening under the stars, until CB headed home before midnight.
Sunday, I had planned to meet a couple of my biker buddies for an early morning breakfast ride on the east-side of Tucson. After breakfast with the guys, I stopped at a local nursery for gardening ideas as JBee suggested in an earlier post.
The place I chose to stop was Mesquite Valley Growers, a newly remodeled nursery with acers of shrubs, trees, planters and garden ornaments, so much more to imagine what a beautiful place. Next weekend, hopefully, CB will lend me her eye for such things and her pickup truck to transport my purchases home.                     
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 14, 2018, 06:15:57 PM
Peety Mesquity's place! They have some natural ideas. He mentioned a vine that grows well in Tucson on his radio show (KXCI 91.3) a couple of weeks ago. His wife and he had found some down in the Chiricahua mountains where they live and it reminded them of Tucson. I wrote down the name, and misplaced the note. Good for fences. You could probably email him at the radio station, if you're interested. Less water usage.

The weather pattern has changed again. This year, the rain has been heading north, wrapping around the Catalina Mountains and slipping back down into the northwest and of course Tortolita. Our little mountains are exceptionally green. The old usual pattern was rain coming up more directly from the southeast like a black wall of water. So, central and the eastside is not getting as much monsoon. Redington Pass hasn't been flowing, which is very weird. The rest of the regularly scheduled rains this year have been coming in a month late. Perhaps, there will be more opportunity to dance naked in the rain in central Tucson, as time wanders on.

Our hiking camping schedule has certainly been upset, as the cool places and water places that we go have been raining us out on the weekends when work has been off and not in the middle of the week. Great, if we were not working. I am scheduling hiking around the more general consistent pattern, where rain generally comes later in the afternoon and before 11:00pm. Oh for the good old days before the climate changed, a six to eight week nightly deluge with fun lightning and thunder starting promptly during the first week of July. Then afterward, we'd head up into the mountains under clear skies.
Jbee 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: AZ_Nudist on August 15, 2018, 05:40:20 AM
Jbee,
You are correct, many years ago we could set our watches by the afternoon Monsoon rains, the winter rains were also just as spectacular, raining the entire month of January. 
Our family lived just off the Avra Valley Road, two miles west of the Interstate 10, my mother still lives on the property. During the rainy season we would park our cars on the shoulder of the paved road and walk the half mile to the house, if you had a four wheel drive you might still bog down in the quagmire named Airline Road.
I do miss the simpler times when we all knew our neighbors,considered them friends, all welcome in our homes. In an earlier post, you mentioned you were considering a move  back to midtown?   
 Living in midtown today its convenient, anything you need is just minutes away. However, people keep to themselves, barely know their neighbors by locking themselves in the homes, emerging only when necessary.   
Les       
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on August 15, 2018, 02:15:40 PM
I hesitate to talk about the good old days but here goes. I was born in 1946, so I remember the 1950s fairly well. In our blue collar working-class neighborhood, you may have known most of your neighbors, though you probably wouldn't have considered them your friends, except for maybe one or two. I'm speaking about the adults. Kids had their own social arrangements. Except for relatives (we lived across the street from my mother's brother and his family), the adults were never in one another's homes. Nobody had a patio or deck and nobody barbecued. It may have been different on the other side of town, though, for all I know. Everyone locked their doors. People who didn't keep to themselves were considered "nosy."

I'm not so sure it was a simpler time or not. The grown-ups may have thought their own childhood was during simpler times, which was very likely to be true, though not necessarily better. If anyone thought so, they didn't talk about it. One uncle was in the CCCs and judging from the letters, things were tight at home. The simpler times included WWII, also, of course.

One big difference was that most kids seemed to have more freedom, although I'm commenting on my kids growing up in the suburbs versus my own childhood in a small town. Curiously, that small town was much more city like than the suburbs, which are more like an overcrowded rural community where you can see deer in your back yard and need a car to go anywhere. And we know our neighbors just about as well as my father knew his sixty years ago.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: AZ_Nudist on August 16, 2018, 06:00:01 AM
Good Evening Blue Train,
Yes, we grew up in different times. I was born In Hamilton Ontario, Canada in 1958, the eldest of four and remember most of the 60’s.  My parents immigrated from the UK in 1956, moved into an immigrant community, mostly from European and Mediterranean regions. We joined many of our neighbors for get together and dinners, I especially liked the Greek family next door, everyone was served wine with dinner!
My mother survived the bombing of London in WWII. My Father fought in Korea, Argil and Sutherland Highlanders. In the UK, my father was a mechanic for BMC, my mother a secretary for the London Police Department.
We then immigrated to The United States of America and settled in Marana Arizona, in the middle of nowhere!  We became friends with many of our neighbor’s, would carpool into town for shopping, or pick up a few items for them while there.
We had a lot of freedoms, as a teenager, I rode my motorcycle all around the desert with my .22 rifle, that was common in the wild west. As a young adult, late one night, I was stopped by the local Marshal leaving a local watering hole, should have been charged with DWI (as they called it then), instead I was ordered to park my truck and given a ride home, it was a simpler time in my opinion.                   
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on August 16, 2018, 12:33:32 PM
I'm still not sure about a simpler time but it was for most of us, a time of less restrictions and less authority from above. Ever notice how crime control laws make more thing illegal?

My father served in WWII in the U.S. Army, a year of that time as a POW. My son-in-law's grandmother, still living, served in the RAF and came to this country as a war bride.

Supposedly, the 1950s and into the 1960s were a golden era for nudism. One might think so from nudist magazines from that era. There were seemingly lots of clubs, all featuring mostly young families. Although I have visited only one club, I wonder what it is like these days. Much less rustic for one thing, I imagine. People who travel expect a lot more and I expect that is true for nudists.

Ever heard of (the late) Stan Hamilton?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on August 16, 2018, 07:33:27 PM
We’re they simpler days, or did we just see them as such because of our age and circumstances? Is today more complicated because we are bombarded with so much more of it from so many directions and in so many competing voices?

I think club membership is less because people don’t join clubs like they used to, in any sphere of interest. Too much competition for our time to commit to a club, no patience for the rules and regulations that go with it, less respect for authority reflected in disregarding those who want to run a club or organisation. Gonna do my own thing, man!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on August 16, 2018, 10:53:15 PM
I agree with the part about not joining clubs, although the "we" is us, not the previous generation. That is, we don't join the same sorts of clubs our parents (that is, our fathers) joined. There are still groups that people belong to, mainly for social reasons. I belonged to some different dance groups for several years until family got in the way. In fact, that's where I met my wife. But it varies.

Neither my father nor any adult that I knew when I was little in the 1950s belonged to any club. By club, I mean the usual civic and social clubs like Lions, Shriners, Masons and of course, the country clubs. I don't know of any other clubs around there except for maybe garden clubs. Today, since retiring, my wife belongs to a book club, a garden club and a swim club. I don't belong to any club, although technically I belong to the swim club. But I haven't been in years. I have visited a nudist club but none are closer than about four hours and anyway, I wouldn't belong to any nudist club without my wife. Besides, I wouldn't belong to one anyway. They don't meet any of my interests.

There used to be a well-attended family reunion where my father spent his last 30 years. But according to my stepsister, it hasn't been held for two or three years. Apparently nobody wants to do the work involved. And so there are no more reunions.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on August 17, 2018, 01:04:29 AM
I agree with the part about not joining clubs, although the "we" is us, not the previous generation. That is, we don't join the same sorts of clubs our parents (that is, our fathers) joined. There are still groups that people belong to, mainly for social reasons. I belonged to some different dance groups for several years until family got in the way. In fact, that's where I met my wife. But it varies.

I was born in 1945 so I mostly grew up in the 1950s in a small town of about 14,000 people, and it was the largest town anywhere around, the commercial hub. 

The club thing is interesting.  My father belonged to the Elks, the Kiwanis, and the Country Club.  After I grew up he never invited me to join nor even asked me if I wanted to join.   I did join the Elk's club much later in New Mexico.  Their primary activity seemed to be smoking and drinking, and since I don't smoke I didn't appreciate the smoky air in the club.  They also had a monthly party/porn night.   In the town where I grew up there were rumors of prostitution at the Elks too. I wonder if my father was ashamed of the porn nights, etc., and didn't want to talk to me about the activities at the Elks club.  My experience is not that of every man my age, but as Blue Train says, few of my age ever joined the clubs.   And then they started having female members in several of the traditional Men's Clubs.  I'm not sure that was a good idea either. 

The small town I grew up in was segregated and protected. Migratory farm workers, Indians, and other races not welcome after sundown.  We children wandered all over town on our bicycles without parental supervision.   If any child got into much trouble there were watching eyes ready to pick him up and call his parent.   There were fewer police.  We could go naked on the streets late at night.  The watching eyes mostly went to bed shortly after sundown in summer.    Times were a lot more simple back in the 1950s.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on August 17, 2018, 01:15:41 PM
I grew up in a small town, thinking it was larger. It was only about 8,000 at most, I think. It's even less now. The big change was that the main employer in town, the railroad, which employed about a thousand men (and perhaps a few women), shut down the operation and moved it somewhere else. It was devastating, of course, to the town, but the town is still there. It has evolved into a sort of extra busy crossroads because of major highways that intersect there and it's also the country seat. It isn't what it used to be. But what is?

The downtown area, all four blocks of it, is practically a ghost town. Not a single business remains from when I last lived there. But it occurred to me that, even if the railroad shops had remained in operation, the downtown business district would still look the same as it down now anyway. I say that because the old downtowns of every town big and small almost everywhere have "decayed" (can't think of a better word). The old businesses either moved outside of town, to the mall or went out of business. Now towns and cities are surrounded by big box stores and chain stores out on the strip. Nobody planned it like that; it just happened. Everyone has a car.

My hometown was on segregated in some ways. Only one business that I recall, an independent drive-in restaurant, had a sign that said "Whites Only," which my father had to explain to me. Schools were not segregated beyond where people happened to live but neighborhoods were de facto segregated. Probably about 93% or 94% white in the 1950s. There were no Asians or Latin Americans but there had long been Middle Easterners living there, curiously, and that is in West Virginia. There is a gravestone a few yards from where my parents and grandparents are buried that is inscribed in Arabic. The person buried there died before I was born, too.

Club-wise, I said that men in my neighborhood did not belong to clubs and only some were regular church goers. But chances are, men in other neighborhoods on the other side of town were more likely to be members of some club and probably more than one. They were the professional and managerial class, I guess you would say. There was a country club. The two and only times I visited the country club were for my 50th high school reunion, two nights in a row. All those clubs for men, like the Elks, probably had lady's auxiliaries. My late father-in-law was not a mason and he never asked me to join. I guess I'm not good material for something like that. But his son didn't join, either.

There were few police then, don't know about now. They were more like Barney Fife and it was likely that you knew the name of at least one. I don't think any kid ever tried going naked on the streets but there were still places with enough privacy where you could get out of your clothes with a friend if you wanted to.

I'm still not sure about the times being simpler but I was.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 17, 2018, 07:49:28 PM


...I'm still not sure about the times being simpler but I was.

 :) ;) ;D

I grew up a military brat, as they say, so I never stayed around more than a coupe of years, five once and one three times. Although I mostly lived around military kids who knew the same, I lived out "in the economy", too, with people who grew up in the same place.

I was a WSMR kid, White Sands Missile Range, a small base like a small town, remote and I had the run of the place. Alternatively, I was kept safely tucked away from "Communist" kidnappers at times by over-protective parents. Living in a variety of places, I experienced a variety of situations.

The military is a place where group showers, manliness, stand in line in your underwear orders are norm. A nude body is a sensibility. Such a culture overlaid the upbringing of the children. In school, we were treated the same. There was also a draft that at times seemed an inevitable part of life for a kid surrounded with artillery and explosives, uniforms and marching.

As for joining clubs, the Army was a big club. My dad was into a subsection, an officer's club. All male family for generations were Free Masons, but things like Elks were for my civilian relatives.

In Kansas in the 50's and 60's there was a certain social standing to maintain to be accepted and to advance socially and economically. People joined the correct clubs, the correct churches, dressed and gave outwardly appearances to fit in. Running around naked would be something that would shame the family and undercut their mobility. I'm pretty sure, from reading and the TV of the time, that that was a very common norm back then.

To undress was to take off the proper look and demeanor, to show ignorance of sophisticated social standing, to look poor, not prosperous, smart and successful. We were only allowed to run and play naked, or in underwear when our "good" clothing would get dirty, or when it was acceptable with other family members. In smaller more rural towns and my fathers youth, things were more like the Pollyanna movie and my life at White Sands Missile Range.

Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on August 17, 2018, 08:02:21 PM
Doing all the right things to fit in and be successful and to "make something of yourself" hasn't really changed much. Your resumé has to include your whole life. Or as they say in the military for ambitious officers on the way up, it's "getting your ticket punched."

I was in the army for three years myself, so I understand some of that. One of my wife's cousins' (she only had three) husband was very good at getting his ticket punched; he retired as a three-star general in the Air Force. I went to both his promotion ceremony and his retirement ceremony. I'd been in the company of generals before but not that many. My late father-in-law also served, my father did and so did my son and son-in-law. Coincidentally, both my father and my son took their basic training the same place I did.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 19, 2018, 11:13:37 PM

Blimey, Norman
What a great shame we didn't get to meet after all these years of corresponding.  That would have been cool.
Are you a regular attender?  It was my first time but by no means my last, I trust.  Maybe we could rendezvous at a future Sleaford Swim?
Are you based in Lincolnshire?
PM me to make arrangements possibly?
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jaybirdsen on August 20, 2018, 11:32:18 PM
JB, regarding your post a few pages ago about moving from country into suburb with walls around.  That is my situation.  We have 7 foot walls and on one side a double wall on the side yard to shield the pool filter and an alley in the back.  It is pretty private yet the neighborhood is changing. Older residents moving out and their houses getting flipped or people just re-modeling what they have.  One guy bought a house across the street and built a two story monster with balconies in front.  A tilted patio umbrella near the side yard keeps most of the yard private.  One morning I went out to change the birdbath water and looked up and saw roofers on the house two doors down. 
The house behind us across the alley recently sold.  The new owner has put in a new fence on top of a new retaining wall which elevates the yard.  People coming and going through the gate can see into our backyard.  I have to check if the gate is open or closed before moving around much out back.  The other day I was vacuuming the pool standing near the back wall so no one could see me.  My wife walked out on the patio and said there had been a woman at the gate looking at our back yard.
I realized that she may have seen my reflection in house windows. Oh well. 
I can't wait until all these projects are done and I can get my naturist sanctuary back.  The garden won't take care of itself you know.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on August 25, 2018, 03:26:22 PM
August 2018 was hot and dry here.  I got outside a lot and enjoyed the sunshine.  Here are a few pictures.   

(http://photos.bradkemp.com/14%20hot%20summer.jpg)
I took a picture by the outdoor thermometer.  Nice and warm.


(http://photos.bradkemp.com/14%20august%202018%20by%20long%20road%204.jpg)
Our whirligig has to be repositioned every few days.  Vibrations widen its hole in the hay bale.


(http://photos.bradkemp.com/14%20wheat%202.jpg)
There are lots of wheat fields near where I live.  One afternoon while driving around naked I got out and took a picture on the road.

There are more of my photos on my photo web site at http://photos.bradkemp.com/greenbarepage14.html (http://photos.bradkemp.com/greenbarepage14.html)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on September 11, 2018, 02:23:27 AM
Due to unavoidable family events, my outdoor excursions have been few and far between for the last couple years. At least I still have at home nudity and occasionally a foray into the back yard. Of course there is the expected paucity of activity in the HOT months.

Things seem to be resolving lately so I hope to be back on the trail soon. I have a post about a new event involving a CO visit. So I have been digging through a lot of back posts on the forum to try and catch up. I haven’t logged on since back in June.

Apologies in advance if they seem dated responses.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 12, 2018, 04:18:29 AM
You finally took to an optional place? Will love to hear how it went.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 13, 2018, 06:35:29 PM

Blimey!  Over 2 weeks since I last posted.  Sorry regulars, I been busy, busy!
We are now entering Autumn so nude activity will decrease as per every year.
I hope to be able to visit the swim I described a few weeks back a few more times and guess what - Yeldew is a regular there!
We hope to meet up in a few weeks when I can next get there.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on September 14, 2018, 08:37:08 PM
The report I wrote was basically my impressions, but the visit, though short was a wonderful change in my regular routine of naked hiking.

Maybe I will jot down some thoughts. Most of the people here are old hands at social nudity, but the experience was a significant change.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 15, 2018, 06:34:25 PM
Eyesup, I'm supposing that the experience of walking around in public nude was different for you. It was a very short time to experiement. After a couple of days of it, clothing and the concern seem so much more silly. I still feel apprehension sometimes when nude around others, especially if they are clothed. We come out of a clothed society, and get used to it. Then, when getting naked it takes a moment or several to adjust.

Sometimes, my eyes looking out instead of looking back at me also need time to adjust. I'll walk into a nudist situation and my eyes may be darting everywhere at first, then poof, I'm back to normal.

What else did you notice and how did you see yourself change?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on September 16, 2018, 03:05:21 PM
Jbee's post reminded me that I felt a bit strange the first time I went to the Euronat baker's to get fresh croissants and rolls - I was the only nude amongst a couple of dozen fully clothed customers, but I was in the right - not them.

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EXTRACTS FROM THE CENTRE’S BYELAWS
• All users must adopt total nudity in all parts of the centre, including the shopping mall.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on September 16, 2018, 06:17:02 PM
Jbee's post reminded me that I felt a bit strange the first time I went to the Euronat baker's to get fresh croissants and rolls - I was the only nude amongst a couple of dozen fully clothed customers, but I was in the right - not them.


That looks like a great place to live or to visit.  Shame the natives don't take advantage of their own freedom.   Or were you meaning tourists from other places who don't go naked? 

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: JOhnGw on September 16, 2018, 07:05:36 PM
Jbee's post reminded me that I felt a bit strange the first time I went to the Euronat baker's to get fresh croissants and rolls - I was the only nude amongst a couple of dozen fully clothed customers, but I was in the right - not them.


That looks like a great place to live or to visit.  Shame the natives don't take advantage of their own freedom.   Or were you meaning tourists from other places who don't go naked?
The two dozen were all holiday visitors who were (presumably) naked at other times.
Apparently they dress when they get out of bed so that they can undress again later in the day.
I stay totally naked 24/7 except that my wife likes me to dress for dinner in the restaurants so I wear espadrilles.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on September 16, 2018, 09:13:08 PM
Quote from: Jbee
. . . I'm supposing that the experience of walking around in public nude was different for you. . . I still feel apprehension sometimes when nude around others, especially if they are clothed. We come out of a clothed society, and get used to it. Then, when getting naked it takes a moment or several to adjust.

I'll walk into a nudist situation and my eyes may be darting everywhere at first, then poof, I'm back to normal.

Hmmm?
The fact it was a CO facility made it easier. Obviously!

Still, I was trying to watch others facial expressions and body language to try and gauge the reaction. I was making small steps, being cautious. I became aware that if I looked closely at people, I might give the impression of staring, so I just tried to see as much as possible in a casual glance.

After my hike, I was sitting at that picnic table next to the parking lot and jotting down notes, people would walk past, see me and just walk on. There were several young women that walked past, 20-30’s, wearing just flip-flops and nothing else. Same thing. I don’t recall seeing any naked young MEN. Is that normal at these places?

Then, I realized I was over thinking it in a self-centered view. I was thinking that they would see me as ME. Not just some guy in the camp. Dumb. So I tried to calm down and act like I would anywhere else. Like I said, the walk up to the ghost town allowed me to get used to being there in a way similar to my solitary hikes in the desert. That helped.

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What else did you notice and how did you see yourself change?
Oddly, using the restroom. That is probably the one place we ALL expect privacy. Most of us beyond a certain age are familiar with group nudity because of our experiences in public school and PE classes. This was totally different. Not automatically getting that privacy was unexpected.

I had read the brochure explaining all this, yet when it came time to walk in I did the same as most. I didn’t want to embarrass myself or anyone else. More than once I saw men and women walk up to the door to the bath house and pause to stick their head around the door and look in before entering. I wasn’t alone there.

I do remember noticing the window next to the urinals, AFTER I standing there. I don’t remember seeing it as I walked up. I guess that’s a type of progress.

When I decided to take the walk around the camping area, I was sort of surprised at how few naked people I saw on the trail. One or two but most moved from place to place wearing something.

There was a young lady, always naked, that I bumped into a couple times, every time I saw her she was singing. Nothing I recognized though. But she was confident enough to be naked, walking and singing. If I had tried that the place probably would have emptied. :D

By the time I was leaving, I hadn’t forgot that I was naked but I was comfortable being one of the few people out and about wearing nothing.

I was happy at my realization of how much I was enjoying it. My 1st CO visit was a personal achievement!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on September 16, 2018, 10:52:38 PM
When we were travelling in Europe a few years ago, we stopped for gas on some major highway, I think in France. Of course, everyone goes to the restroom when you stop. Long line outside of the lady's room. But a few younger girls were using the men's room, too. No big deal for most, apparently.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 18, 2018, 10:37:48 AM
Quote from: eyesup
My 1st CO visit was a personal achievement!
That's good to hear, Duane.  I think of you as an enormously experienced FR Naturist but of course I forget that you are an SN i.e. a lone hiker 99% of the time.  So it's surprising and gratifying to hear of your 'learning curve' in a social CO context.  And a good thing it was positive.
My experience over many years, albeit relatively infrequently as a FR / SN Naturist has been peppered here and there with social naturism experiences, visiting a few CO clubs and Abbey House and recently the swim I reported a few weeks ago.  So I have become comfortable in CO /Social Naturism circumstances and can report from memory and more recent experience that it doesn't take long to settle down to the normality of these situations when/where they occur.  I wish, however that my horizons could be wider from the little woodland and field worlds that I have occupied hitherto and that I had easy to find, deserted locations to walk in where the weather is clement and the terrain stunning - like you and Jbee.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on September 18, 2018, 04:59:54 PM
Quote from: John
. .  I forget that you are an SN i.e. a lone hiker 99% of the time.  So it's surprising and gratifying to hear of your 'learning curve' in a social CO context.
Keep in mind that because of my limited time, I didn’t get in a pool and soak. Something that I have read here from JohnP, Bob and Jbee is best experienced over a couple hours. I truly wanted to but I expect I’ll be back. I’ll make in there.

Getting in a pool and hopefully conversation, is something that should be done at leisure not in a hurry and then jumping up to announce that, “I’m late, I’m late! For a very important date”. ;D

I am accustomed to being naked outside. That doesn’t bother me. So walking naked into the office, which was a room of people, was totally different. Being outside with people around didn’t make as nervous as I thought it would.

Someone that hasn’t ever been naked anywhere other than their home would have had several things on their mind all at once. I guess my previous experience helped.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: rrfalcon on September 22, 2018, 06:20:50 PM
When we were travelling in Europe a few years ago, we stopped for gas on some major highway, I think in France. Of course, everyone goes to the restroom when you stop. Long line outside of the lady's room. But a few younger girls were using the men's room, too. No big deal for most, apparently.
Even in Paris, at the Musee d'Orsay, the long line for the women's rest room had females using the stalls in the men's room. Again, no big deal, even with them having to walk past the row of men using the urinals.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on September 22, 2018, 06:31:25 PM
That was one museum I did not visit. I was getting tired. But I saw Napoleon's tomb.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on September 23, 2018, 12:38:41 AM
I crossed the English Channel in 1978, from Dover to Calais.  A friend was enlisted with the USAF.  He, his wife and me and my wife spent 2 months cruising through Europe in a VW van.  We camped in Calais.  The camp ground was relatively empty as it was definitely off season.  My first exposure to European bathroom rituals was at this campground.  The sewer was an open ditch but the shower/toilet facilities were fairly modern.  The urinals were all on the outside of the building. Well, the men's were anyway.  A porcelain urinal hanging on the exterior wall where you stood for all the world to see.  The women's urinals were behind closed doors.  They had foot pads and a drain.  I guess you either didn't wear panties, or took them off outside.  I could see how you could drop you drawers while perched on the foot pads.
Inside the block were a common dressing/undressing room with sinks and mirrors, crapper stalls and a communal shower room.  The four of us used the facilities without blinking an eye, but I was intrigued by the prospect of a busy weekend, when strangers would be using the facilities with abandon.  We encountered truck drivers along the way, stopping to pee.  They would simply stand to the back of their rig and watch traffic pass while they did their business.  I happen to like driving without the hassle of clothes and always look for safe places to stretch and take care of business without offending anyone.  What a releif it would be to be able to simply pull over and let nature take it's course.

Travel well, travel bare,
Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on September 23, 2018, 11:37:57 PM

Well, gentlemen,
My month for FRN was considerably uplifted yesterday when I went to the Sleaford Swim and met up with our very own Yeldew (Norman).
Hurrah, another encounter in person with a member of the forum.  I've clocked up a few now, haven't I? :D


I easily located Norman as we arrived at the leisure centre as he wears a distinctive kilt (distinctive because he was the only one wearing one!) and from the moment we met we struck up a most pleasant and fluent stream of conversation.  This has been typical of my experience meeting SNs and FRNs who I (we) have been corresponding with for some time on the forum both here in Munro's land and of old, in Lookee's parish.  My finding has always been when meeting a forum colleague in the flesh, that there are no surprises in the person you discover face to face.  Their character and demeanour and something of their personality is conveyed in the forum correspondence and so you meet that person.  The pleasant consequence is that the conversation just picks up as it were from the last post on the forum.  So it was with Norman.  Physically I had not formed much of an impression as I can't remember a photo of him but the tall, lean gentleman I encountered with a ready smile was no surprise.


We chatted a bit and then we went our ways for the available recreation - I did a bit of training, a spot of yoga and swam and steam-roomed the rest of the time away.  We crossed paths outside the sauna which Norman had just emerged from and was showering in the ante chamber and remarked that a cool shower after sauna-ing left him cooled down and prevented perspiration afterwards and particularly after dressing.  He was under the cool shower for some minutes and remarked after I enquired that it wasn't particularly cold.  I went under it - it was freezing!  Norman, you obviously have a considerable tolerance for cold!


At the end of the swim session, I sat with Norman and the three companions he usually travels to the swim with and a cheery conversation proceeded, jumping here and there and digressing, as conversations do, which as I remarked half way through, was not unlike a forum post here!


Norman's heavily bewhiskered friend Bruce (hope I remembered the name right) was as deep a pedant as myself and, with Bruce's wife (whose name escapes me), we had an intense few minutes on whether a certain type of meat pasty found in Scotland was a square shape or a trapezoid and argued for some minutes on the use of the adjectives Scots, Scotch and Scottish.  Bruce averred that only the adjective Scots should be used for anything pertaining to or arising from Scotland and that Scotch and Scottish were actually incorrect.  I wasn't so sure given the prevalence of the use of the two apparently inappropriate terms and suggested that Scotch was the term applied to inanimate objects such as Scotch Pie, Scotch Bonnet and Scotch Whisky.  So I had to look this up (searched for "Correct use of the adjective Scotch" and there's plenty of stuff out there.  So for Norman's benefit to convey to Bruce, the following seems to be the accepted consolidated opinion of the lexicographers and encyclopaediarists:   


Scots, Scotch and Scottish have been around in frequent and common usage at least since the 16th century, Shakespeare uses
Scotch and Scottish.  Robbie Burns uses Scotch on numerous occasions.  All three terms are accepted as appropriate usage in Scotland and elsewhere but each has a specific bias or nuance.

Thus
Scots is used to refer to people, culture, language, law, citizen etc.

Scotch is used primarily for inanimate and culinary nouns -  Scotch Whisky, Scotch Pie, Scotch Bonnet, Scotch Beef, Egg, Broth, Pine (although the latter is also known as Scots Pine!) etc. 

Scottish refers to things pertaining to Scotland or its people - Scottish literature, ancestry, affairs, parliament, character etc. 

I read that the Scottish people prefer Scots or Scottish in the contexts above and dislike Scotch intensely but accept its common usage for objects foods and products.  The usage of Scotch particularly has declined markedly in recent times and Scots seems to be much the preferred term for all things Scottish (sic) these days.

And it is I feel actually incorrect to say that anything other than Scots is wrong usage - so let's scotch that fallacy!
Of course the use of the word scotch in the preceding sentence has nothing to do with Scots people or land - it is an ancient word for a wedge under the wheel to stop a cart or other vehicle from moving!


Very pleasant meeting you in person Norman and I look forward to following up to see if we can meet up for a walk in your woods sometime.


John
Title: 20+ Miles of Mountain Trails
Post by: Rollo on October 20, 2018, 06:02:06 AM
My opportunities for nude hiking are somewhat limited, so when conditions allow, I jump at the chance.  I was on vacation earlier this month and hit the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

My first hike was an 8.1 mile round trip and took a bit over three hours.  When I arrived at the trailhead I was somewhat disappointed to find a pretty active parking lot.  I changed into my hiking shorts at the side of my car and headed for the trail.  When I hadn’t met anyone after the first thirty minutes, I decided to tuck my clothes into my pack and enjoy the nature trail ... naturally.  This mountain trail afforded a good measure of peace, quiet and solitude.  In fact, I didn’t see a soul for the rest of the trail and only donned my shorts when I was ready to cross the parking lot to head for my car.

The next day, I hit a different trail for a 6.2 mile round trip.  This hike included a pretty tough climb right out of the chutes.  The trail ran parallel to a valley stream for some time and then headed into the solitude of the backcountry.  Almost immediately after disappearing into the forest, my clothes disappeared into my pack ... just me, my hiking boots and my pack for 2.5 hours of nude hiking.

My final opportunity for freehiking was a bit more interesting.  As soon as I hit the trail, my shirt went in my pack and I tucked my shorts through the netting of my pack just in case I needed them for quick cover.  Jbee often talks about acting confidently and naturally when we encounter people on the trail.  So when I noticed a gentleman approaching, I simply continued my stride and offered a friendly greeting as we met.  No response ... absolutely nothing!  I guess no response is better than a negative response.  I pressed on.  After some time, I heard voices.  This time, it was three backpackers, but just as I was closing the gap, they suddenly branched off to a diverging trail.  I literally passed fifteen feet behind them, but remained totally undetected.  I continued to my planned turnaround point and started back.  Soon afterwards I noticed two hikers approaching.  When they were about twenty feet away, I noticed that it was a father and perhaps a twelve year old son.  Since it was a minor, I grabbed my shorts and held them in front of me to cover while we passed.  Twenty feet later, I stuffed my shorts back into the netting and completed my hike.  Another 8.2 miles and more than three hours of nude hiking.

All together, I enjoyed over 20 miles and around 9 hours of nude hiking.  When I bumped into people, I acted naturally and found that it didn’t present any problems.  Always great to enjoy nature trails naturally ... eager for the next opportunity.

Rollo
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 20, 2018, 09:27:47 AM
Eager for your next report.
Thank-you,
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 21, 2018, 11:26:36 PM
Rollo, the one time I was near the Great Smokey Mountains, ready and prepared to camp and hike, it was pouring buckets and wasn’t letting up. The cloud level was probably at about 2000 ft. I slept overnight in my car in a parking lot in Gatlinburg. When I woke up it was still raining. I truly wanted to spend a couple nights there but I was on the return leg of a roadtrip and couldn’t wait.

Did you get any pictures? Mrs. E and I eventually plan a trip there to do the camping and hiking I missed, but it is on the distant horizon. My 1st time started from Houston. The next one would begin 1,200 miles farther west.

Long trip, but it’ll be fun!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Rollo on October 22, 2018, 03:09:41 AM
Eyesup ... I took a few pictures, but apparently they’re too large to post here.  I hiked one additional day on the Appalachian Trail at around 6,000’.  This particular trail is very heavily traveled so I had previously decided that it would be a clothed hike.  Besides, it was about 40° F.   Although I was looking forward to some spectacular vistas, my final day was shrouded in a layer of low stratus clouds.

Rollo
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 22, 2018, 07:32:52 PM
I'd like to explore that area on the ground. It looks so beautiful and I've heard many good things. The closest that I have been to it was cruising up to 100mph in a high end BMW, on the Interstate, back in the 80's. Even back in that flamboyant time, I thought about getting more intimate with a special place.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 23, 2018, 06:33:55 PM
I sometimes modify my pics by resizing them in a graphics program. I edit the copy and keep the original. It cuts down on the file size. I try to shoot for a file of 250-400 k to make it easier and quicker to upload.

Yeah, I could see why they were called The Smokey Mountains. At the park entrance you could see how the road simply disappeared into the clouds. I was there in late October of ’83 so it was it was also a little cool as I recall. I had camped somewhere near Richmond on my way up and there was frost on the tent in the morning.

That was a great trip. 2 weeks of camping on the road.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 24, 2018, 08:46:33 PM

Really interesting report, Rollo
It's funny how several of your encounters were not quite, e.g. the people you passed 15 feet behind.
It's good to hear of someone with your strength of character to be confident in doffing your clothes even in areas where the chance of encounters is high and asserting your choice to be naked and testing people's reactions.  In all the years of encounter reporting both here and on TSNS, there have been a few people reported to the authorities, a few people that have encountered objectors and the like but no one who has been attacked or abusively spoken to whilst out on the trail.  (Verify or refute my assertions, colleagues, please.  Is my memory accurate?)


Very best of luck in your future hiking, let's hear about it here and maybe you'll get the knack of reducing your pics to be able to post a few.


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 24, 2018, 08:47:49 PM

BTW - My month has been unexciting in the naturist department apart from the swim.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 25, 2018, 06:51:36 PM

Really interesting report, Rollo
It's funny how several of your encounters were not quite, e.g. the people you passed 15 feet behind.
It's good to hear of someone with your strength of character to be confident in doffing your clothes even in areas where the chance of encounters is high and asserting your choice to be naked and testing people's reactions.  In all the years of encounter reporting both here and on TSNS, there have been a few people reported to the authorities, a few people that have encountered objectors and the like but no one who has been attacked or abusively spoken to whilst out on the trail.  (Verify or refute my assertions, colleagues, please.  Is my memory accurate?)


Very best of luck in your future hiking, let's hear about it here and maybe you'll get the knack of reducing your pics to be able to post a few.


John
Who got reported to the authorities? There was an arrest like 15 years ago in your isles, on the side of the road, or a golf course, I believe.

All over the internet and publications in anecdotal remarks that I compiled, only 1 or2% of encounters on the trail result in objections of any kind. Approx. 20% confuse people as to how to react, like where to place eyes. Best results are when one acts as if nothing is amiss in the wardrobe.

Results my vary, with attitude, projections and place of occurrence, like near trailheads.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on October 26, 2018, 12:13:14 AM
Well, Jbee, maybe its just me. 
This last time didn't involve a report to the authorities, there was no complaint, but I'm appearing before a federal magistrate November 5th to argue citations received for being nude on land patrolled by the federal parks and wildlife.  Well, that's part of my defense.  I was on State property, the beach, when cited, not on federal property, the McFaddin Wildlife Refuge that abuts the beach.  And of course I was cited under State law, because I wasn't violating federal laws, I wasn't violating the state laws either, btw.  My attorney is confident the case will not see the light of a courtroom.  But then, justice is blind, especially in this great state.
I was reported earlier in the year, on the beach, in another wildlife refuge, the Padre Island National Seashore.  There is a part of this park that is blocked off from traffic and can rightfully be called federal property.  You can only hike, bike or ride a horse into this part of the park.  It has long been a favorite spot for the barefoot all over types.
The custom is to remain covered until you pass the families and other textiles that may congregate near the pilings that separate the park from the public beach.  There weren't many out that particular day, but I wrapped my sarong around my waist and proceeded down the beach.  I came upon a family; mom, dad and young daughter not too far into the park.  They were enjoying the wonderful day, looking for shells and watching the shore birds.  I always keep a pleasant demeanor, not wanting to look odd or suspicious in any way.  They greeted me as I approached and we each commented on what a great day for the beach.  I never strayed from my path at the water's edge and simply continued on, thinking nothing out of the ordinary of our interchange.
Several yards further down the beach was a twenty something female with a large Labrador.  She was throwing sticks and generally playing with the dog.  The dog ran over to me as soon as it noticed my presence.  The young lady followed yelling at the dog to come back.  I was petting the dog when she got close enough to clip on the leash. I explained that there was no reason for concern, I have a similar dog at home.  We chatted a bit, before I continued my trek. 
Okay, maybe I was feeling a bit of overconfidence, maybe enjoying the experience a bit too much.  Anyway, I had put some distance between me and the parties I had passed.  They could certainly have seen that I had removed my sarong, if they were paying close attention, and maybe noted the consistent color of my body, but they couldn't have seen that I wasn't wearing a thong or other discrete cover.  I didn't give it any thought and expected them to be in the same frame of mind.
I walked maybe a mile down the deserted beach, laid my sarong on the sand and proceeded to enjoy the sun, sand and salt air.  At one point I decided to venture further down the beach looking at shells, driftwood and other things populating the beach.  There was no one in sight.  I carried a sock to cover my genitals, just in case I encountered others.  On the way back to my sarong I noticed a male walking my way.  He was wearing typical board shorts and appeared to be in his 30's.  I figured he wasn't used to running into naked gentlemen so I donned the sock.  I noticed that something behind me had gotten his attention, turned around to spot a park service truck headed toward us.
When they got up to me, they started to ask me about my attire and if that was all i had to wear.  We weren't far from my sarong, so i led them over to show it to them.  They searched my belongings and asked if I had spoken with anyone since I arrived at the beach.  I described my 2 earlier encounters, then they asked if I would be surprised to learn that a complaint had been received on me.  Apparently, the family stopped at the park entrance guard and reported a naked man on the beach.
By that time I was wearing the sarong and they asked if that was how I was dressed at the time I spoke with them.  I said 'of course'. 
'Why would they report you then?'
'I don't know!'
I brought up the encounter with the lady further down the beach (with the dog), that would certainly have played out differently if I was naked.
Anyway, they proceeded to grill me, detain me and threaten me before asking for my vehicle description (so they could run the plates).  They said that they were going to contact the family and track down the lady with the dog.  If anything in my story didn't check out, they would come back before i could leave the beach.  The last thing they said was, 'this is not over!'
That was the last I heard from them.
So, we are being harassed in certain areas where nudity is quite harmless, but severely frowned upon.  I think the statistics work in most areas.  Those statistics match my experience in and around Austin, rural streams and lakes and the like.  They don't work in areas with a reputation for illicit nakedness (whatever that means).  The McFaddin Wildlife Refuge has seen some issues with cruisers and exhibitionists.  There are messages painted on driftwood and park signs advising kids to stay out.  I avoid those areas, but the reputation stains all.
I will continue my advocacy of simple public nudity in non-threatening locations.  I will fight the injustices and enjoy my naked bike rides and wild swims.

~Safebare
Title: Re: 20+ Miles of Mountain Trails
Post by: Bob Knows on October 26, 2018, 03:58:46 AM

All together, I enjoyed over 20 miles and around 9 hours of nude hiking.  When I bumped into people, I acted naturally and found that it didn’t present any problems.  Always great to enjoy nature trails naturally ... eager for the next opportunity.
Rollo

Wonderful outings Rollo.  Acting "normal" when encountering other hikers is how I always respond too.  I've never been arrested or ever harassed.  Educational for the other hikers and sunshine for me.  I imagine that some small percentage of them will get "permission" by seeing me hiking naked and try it themselves eventually. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on October 26, 2018, 04:02:46 AM
That was the last I heard from them.
So, we are being harassed in certain areas where nudity is quite harmless, but severely frowned upon.  I think the statistics work in most areas.  Those statistics match my experience in and around Austin, rural streams and lakes and the like.  They don't work in areas with a reputation for illicit nakedness (whatever that means).  The McFaddin Wildlife Refuge has seen some issues with cruisers and exhibitionists.  There are messages painted on driftwood and park signs advising kids to stay out.  I avoid those areas, but the reputation stains all.
I will continue my advocacy of simple public nudity in non-threatening locations.  I will fight the injustices and enjoy my naked bike rides and wild swims.
~Safebare

Over the years I've heard a lot of negative comments about National Park employees at the Jersey Shore.  Maybe its something in the water.  I doubt they got an actual complaint.  Looking for an excuse to harass citizens.   And, of course, they can drive their truck on the beach so they don't have to walk from a parking lot themselves.  Cops are 100x more likely to harass a hiker when they don't have to get out of their cop car or truck.

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 26, 2018, 06:47:48 PM
Hey, I just saw a naked guy way down the beach, isn't always a complaint always. It is just someone being helpful to enforce the law. An alarmed parent, "what about the kids," maybe. A boss that has decided to harass nudes and clean up the beach is the real compliant-ant. I think that they knew they had nothing, just scare tactics to get nudes off the beach in general.

Still, I don't "know", so how do you see it?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 26, 2018, 08:34:44 PM
From: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Quote from: Jbee
Who got reported to the authorities?

One of our regulars, which forum and which member I don’t recall, got hauled in for an incident. I am fairly certain it was in the UK.

I think it was eventually dropped, but not before an appearance at court.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 26, 2018, 09:34:31 PM
It was old news even when it was told in TSNS.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on October 27, 2018, 12:30:01 AM
A boss that has decided to harass nudes and clean up the beach is the real compliant-ant. I think that they knew they had nothing, just scare tactics to get nudes off the beach in general.

Still, I don't "know", so how do you see it?
Jbee


They rule more by fear and violence than by law.  A slow day at the cop shop is often the real "complaint."  If no actual crime has happened they go out and harass citizens minding our own business.  They find anyone who violated some detail of "code" and rob or intimidate us. 

If it was a nice day for nudists to be out walking on the beach then it was a nice afternoon for cops to get out of their office and go for a drive on the beach.  They need to harass some citizens to justify their overpaid jobs. 

Bob
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 27, 2018, 01:25:26 PM
I don't believe a word of that.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 28, 2018, 09:25:28 AM
It happens. The town next door had a police chief with a big budget. A 25,000 population of mostly retired people, with upper middle class had a swat team installed. They were so busy making revenue sources out of people and passersby that...traffic stop, f regularly had three patrol cars. I won't go on an don. They need something to justify themselves. They abuse their positions. They take advantage of their situation, They compete for th echerry job positions. Depends on the situation.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on October 28, 2018, 02:47:21 PM
Most American cities get about 1/3 of their total city budget from the TRAFFIC TAX, a.k.a. highway robbery.
 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on October 28, 2018, 04:12:19 PM
A town over here like many others had Traffic Wardens to control the parking. No-one likes Traffic Wardens. (At least as a group, but I know one who is a naturst and he is a great guy) The council did away with them and guess what, chaos took place and every one wanted them back.

I find it disheartening that one group of citizens is attacked. Lets be honest there are poor practitioners and corruption (big or small) in all walks of life. I'm pleased to say I just don't recognise what you are talking about over here in the UK. Our Officers are too busy to bother with minor stuff  and the majority of Officers are hard working decent people. Perhaps I'm biased, I was proud to be one of them. Sure some were incompetent, some lazy and some corrupt. We got rid of those we knew about. I have no problem with constructive criticism but please don't tar everyone in any profession with the same brush.

I wonder how long it would be before civil order broke down completely without the dreaded Police.  Be careful - you might get what you wish for.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 28, 2018, 11:28:13 PM



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One of our regulars, which forum and which member I don’t recall, got hauled in for an incident. I am fairly certain it was in the UK.[/q]
I think it was eventually dropped, but not before an appearance at court.
Duane[/l]

Amongst our number, it was Dave Balead that got hauled before the beak quite some years ago and yes, I believe he was spotted on a golf course.  He got off with a caution (the lowest level of prosecution in the UK with no penalty but it gets you a criminal record). 

Then there was the well known multiple arrests of Steve Gough.  And (if memory serves which it might not) Larry Tanman was arrested for DUI whilst nude and ascribed the initial interest of the cops to the fact he was nude, with grandchildren rather than showing any signs of inebriation (but he was over the limit I think!).
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 29, 2018, 10:23:14 AM
Not to change the subject or anything, but my so-called free range naturism has been limited to in-home nudity for months now. For some obscure reason, I can't seem to get away from home for an outing anymore and around here (Northern Virginia), it's almost past the season, with temperatures below 60° F., or around 15° Celsius.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on October 29, 2018, 11:59:41 AM
60F, 15C? That's mid summer! What's the problem?  ;D
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 29, 2018, 02:21:47 PM
It was 45 degrees F outside this morning but only 65 in the basement where I spend a few hours every morning doing chores. Tolerable enough for nudity as long as I'm doing something.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 30, 2018, 12:17:52 AM
A town over here like many others had Traffic Wardens to control the parking. No-one likes Traffic Wardens. (At least as a group, but I know one who is a naturst and he is a great guy) The council did away with them and guess what, chaos took place and every one wanted them back.

I find it disheartening that one group of citizens is attacked. Lets be honest there are poor practitioners and corruption (big or small) in all walks of life. I'm pleased to say I just don't recognise what you are talking about over here in the UK. Our Officers are too busy to bother with minor stuff  and the majority of Officers are hard working decent people. Perhaps I'm biased, I was proud to be one of them. Sure some were incompetent, some lazy and some corrupt. We got rid of those we knew about. I have no problem with constructive criticism but please don't tar everyone in any profession with the same brush.

I wonder how long it would be before civil order broke down completely without the dreaded Police.  Be careful - you might get what you wish for.

Davie  8)
I went back to read what I wrote. It might be construed as one brush stroke. For the record, when The town next door was using gestapo tactics, highway robbery, and racial profiling and intimidating under "Her Wolf" the pig, I was once stopped for an early morning red light run taking my young son to school. The officer stood out, gave me a warning, understanding my early morning mistake. Nice guy. He gave a sh^&*T about folks.

So, if there was any offense Davie, may I apologize.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 30, 2018, 12:41:52 AM
Well, the month is about done. After our journey up Miller Peak in the Huachucas, at the very end of last month, we have been subdued until yesterday, when we were introduced to a remote piece of Happy Valley by a friend of ours. We canyoneered. DF has been out od town on a couple of the weekends.

We went out Halloween dancing naked last f Friday. That is we pasted black censor patches to our nude body suits and went out on the town. The things are see through, if you don't cover butt cracks etc., so it actually felt pretty naked at times, especially when people began t point and stare when we danced.

We won a couple of prizes. It crescendoed hands-down 1st place standing on stage feeling nude with a big bar full of people yelling and cheering us to win. It is simply amazing how naked people are received in this world.

Deer and javalinas have been out every-time that I've wandered to Javarock. We have been sunning there, during breaks in the renovation of this house to get it onto market...all done naked. Haven't dressed for days, working around here.

We're off to the hotsprings on the first of next month.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on October 30, 2018, 09:59:16 AM
Not all Police Officers are knights in shinning armour, I know that, neither are they all bullies or corrupt. I just wanted to put some balance into the debate.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on October 30, 2018, 05:31:15 PM
Not all Police Officers are knights in shinning armour, I know that, neither are they all bullies or corrupt. I just wanted to put some balance into the debate.

Davie  8)


When Safebare gets harassed and "cited" for minding his own business a mile down the beach its the "not bullies or corrupt" cops who are out looking for peace loving men they can harass and abuse.   Its not the bartender, its not the bureaucrat, its not the business man, its not road maintenance workers, its not farmers or fishermen, its the cops.  Yes, they are all corrupt bullies.  That is the job they decided to accept, and the job they do every day when they put on that uniform and badge.

(http://photos.bradkemp.com/x1%20the%20real%20enemy.jpg)


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on October 30, 2018, 06:00:42 PM
Its so easy to portray a whole profession as corrupt. Its easy to put anecdotes as evidence for prejudice. Remember all Officers are recruited from the communities they work in.

You might also like to see the other side of the coin. See the role of Honour  here (http://www.policerollofhonour.org.uk/forces/forces-index.htm) I actually saw one officer mown down by escaping criminals - Insp James Roy Bradley, Thames Valley Police. He wasn't acting in a corrupt manner, he was doing his job to protect people like us.

I have no doubt there are corrupt officers, but lets have a reasoned and sensible debate without the hatred. If the Police are so bad, what would you replace them with?  It would be total mayhem. And finally we despise non-naturists who think all naturists are perverts, or are mad. We reject their prejudice. The same arguments apply against decrying a whole profession too.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 30, 2018, 06:18:55 PM
"If the Police are so bad, what would you replace them with?  It would be total mayhem."

They have their place, but I do know what I'd replace them with, and so many political unjust laws.

They would just "Protect and Serve" "We the People." Not oppression, not protecting only government and always being on the side of the wealth that owns the government, the really big out of control corporate meld with government. Not a military presence, which is illegal. Not to enforce the corporate fascist state's agendas. Not making their own law when they personally don't like something, not shooting people in cold blood.

Protect and serve, not decide who are "good guys" and who are "Bad guys." or to be goons.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on October 30, 2018, 07:07:54 PM
IDK. My experience with on duty LEOs has been across the spectrum. Those with egos to spread around, and those out to help. I think a big difference is those who consider themselves as enforcers rather than peace keepers. That is more a reflection on the department rather than the individual. But, there are plenty examples where the officer enfuenced the culture.
The LEOs at the federal preserves are park rangers. They have environmental science degrees. They are claiming these stretches of beach for the fishermen, because they are taught how to manage them. They don't have any tools to deal with us, so they modify the tools they do have, or simply make shit up.
Success has been made when those barriers are dismantled and tools are provided. Beach support groups and ambassadors help the LEOs sort things out. That is the best case scenario.

Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 30, 2018, 08:53:43 PM
Boosting the budget is an age old activity. In government and business. Enough money is never enough for a bureaucracy. In order to get the minimum of at least the amount you got before, you must justify the need for more. And usually you get more. ad.infinitum.

This occurs anywhere there is a bureaucrat. Law enforcement is just a part of the big picture.
It’s an insane system.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on October 30, 2018, 08:54:45 PM
Quote from: Davie
I wonder how long it would be before civil order broke down completely without the dreaded Police.  Be careful - you might get what you wish for.
I agree with that sentiment, Davie.

There is a saying about lawyers, I am sure you have heard it;
“Everyone is against lawyers, until they need one”. No matter what the Bard opines. ;D
The saying could equally apply to the patrol officer.

That’s right!  It was Balead! 
That’s the one, Nuduke. What a memory!

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 30, 2018, 10:48:42 PM
Balead...I knew that. I just didn't want to bother him... ::)

LEO's!...took me a while to catch that it meant Law Enforcement Officers. Guess I'm just stuck on Lox, Eggs, and Onions.

So, I was just trying to think when I last actually needed an LEO. Last straw for me is to call a cop on someone. I had to get the law, quote it. He had to look it up himself and I had to have proof and the case all laid out for him to get him to move on a simple civil disturbance. 

So much for law enforcement. They don't have effect on crimes like B&E, unless there is luck to it. Nothing gets done unless I do it, with alarms, and my own pistol.

They have been good at political rallies and they have rioted and beat people at other rallies. Unless a counter mob is there, I see them doing nothing of real purpose.

Protect and serve. One showed up last year when my brakes gave out and I nearly got killed. Stuck around until the tow truck came. We had a good time hanging out together. I used a hooker's cellphone to call him. Mine wouldn't work, and I happened to find her giving a BJ in her car hidden up on the hill. Didn't tell the cop, she was happy to know that heat was coming.

Traffic control is not law enforcement, it is best to understand that poeple make mistakes sometimes, and things are generally safe, not ticket everyone as a revenue source. So...back to "protect and serve", the State Highway Patrol's motto.

They wear light tan uniforms, not black jack booted fascist-looking regalia designed to intimidate and control to a fault.
Jbee



Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Peter S on October 31, 2018, 06:49:44 AM
On this side of the pond we have had a few instances of problem police officers, but overall I think we are pretty well served - I do detect a difference in systems between here and the US which lies at the heart of both the perception and reality of our respective experiences.

I sometimes wonder if real-life policemen are influenced by their on-screen portrayal, where so often the hero breaks the law to uphold it for the greater good?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 31, 2018, 11:54:41 AM
Among Americans, there is the perception of the unarmed policeman in the U.K. But in London, one will see policemen walking around on a normal day with a submachine gun, something never seen here unless there's something like a mass shooting. But we have them all the time.

There are other differences between the U.S. and the U.K, although not much more than, say, the difference in the North and the South. For one thing, although we technically speak the same language, mostly hidden in print exchanges like this, it can be difficult to understand one another when we speak the way speak at home in the kitchen. Some other English speaking countries are even worse. But eventually you catch on to the dialect and you can understand one another. There are still a lot of words and phrases that are different but there are also generational differences like that. I used to have trouble understanding my mother-in-law sometimes even though we grew up just about a hundred miles (and 25 years) apart. But there can be surprising differences in one small town. The old expression in the United States is growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. I haven't heard that expression in a while.

I do agree, however, that law enforcement has changed in my lifetime (but so has everything else). In the 1950s, if you were, say, burning trash where or when you weren't supposed to, a policeman might drive by, in his black and white sedan, wearing a white shirt and armed with a six-inch revolver carried in a swivel holster, and ask you to put out the fire. And you probably knew the policeman by name. These days, a police man with pepper spray, a high-capacity automatic pistol, a radio on his shoulder, combat boots, and a belt pouch with rubber gloves, might be tempted to give you a ticket and maybe even arrest you if you looked at him the wrong way. He would also be built like a professional wrestler.

Our individual opinions are always based on our personal experiences. Some people's opinions, it seems, are merely what they are told to think and have no connection to reality.

I've had to call the police a couple of times for one reason or another but maybe someday I'll call a hippie instead.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on October 31, 2018, 12:33:35 PM
One problem I do note,and perhaps its due to pressure to get all the jobs done in a finite time added to the fact that society seems always to want someone to blame for any perceived wrong is the lack of the power of speech. When you had time and no weapons except a stick hidden away in your pocket that was your main tool.

I recall someone had been involved in some sort of domestic and was holding forth at the top of a flight of stairs so dangerous to approach. I talked him down and then we arrested him for breach of the peace which had no punishment except a bind over to be of good behaviour for a certain time. We had the fight on the lawn! (That was really quite mild, just a minor scuffle) It is too easy to reach for the pepper spray, taser or heavy handed laws in a day to day mild situation.

I think with the recent College of Policing advice concerning nudity things are improving. Strangely the last time I wrote to the paper was about two PCSOs (Police Community Support Officer) planting bulbs in the local shopping area as part of being involved in the community, which we should support. On the other hand I felt they should be catching the baddies, not gardening. Somewhere a balance has to be struck and usually its struck correctly, but sometimes it isn't and on these occasions we need to bring the Police to account, but it isn't out of balance for most of the time. (Except in New Zealand were I got a speeding ticket! - but he was very polite and actually in the right so I paid up after having an interesting conversation with the Officer and learnt my lesson)

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 31, 2018, 04:51:18 PM
When people get a speeding ticket, they usually say that the police should be catching criminals instead. Sounds good, I guess and it makes people feel better.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on November 03, 2018, 04:58:18 PM
I've never had an issue with LEO's as there was always a working relationship between EMS and law enforcement. Most of the officers here are sons of the men I worked with and know them as they grew up. Also I guess it depends on the priority that the leaders determine is important which here is B&E's to support drug habits and DUI's. It seems even the local churches have given up on shutting down the "stripper" bars. I guess the falling population has led to declined membership and lesser involvement in local affairs.

But to get back on topic, my month has been much like the others this summer as a combination of health problems and the weather has limited any type of extended free range time. As of the end of the month we were an inch below our record for yearly rainfall, almost 20 inches over our normal. Just got done winterizing the RV and storing it for the winter. Ready to hunker down for the winter and catch up on things.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 03, 2018, 10:00:02 PM

Erm...in respect of my month for FRN ...and so back to topic, gentlemen.... :)
As I mentioned in another thread I did a prolonged spell of Naked Gardening yesterday despite the chill 45deg, but still, sunny, mild weather.  I've had a bit more time at home last week or so, and as such am being as naked as I can manage.  Not been an exciting month for naturism but a steady one!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on November 05, 2018, 05:54:42 PM
the month started pretty much as normal... gardening naked both at home and for clients as and when .  then on the 20th the wife and i flew to fuerteventura for a 14 day stay in esquinzo. the apartment complex we stay in is accross the road from the monte marina naturist apartments.  the beach is a five minute walk away.
a typical day is dress for breakfast at 8am , then round the shop for lunch provisions ,drop them back at the appartment and off to the beach. were normally naked on the beach by abut 9.15. 
got a novel to read and a book of crosswords.  the mrs goes for a dip then sits and reads whilst i go for a paddle.... 30 yards out its approaching chest deep which is about my comfort level...bend the knees and we get wet to neck level... then walk maybe a mile up the beach to dry off then have another dip and walk back to the mrs .  read a bit do a crossword then repeat , the dip and walk.
arround 1 pm well get dressed for he walk back to the apartment for lunch.
have to keep a wrap handy cos the cleaner tends to come round towards 2pm.... they knock and wait a bit before entering the apartment. its obvious were tying wraps when they walk in but they seem used to it.
afternoon is more varied , maybe arround the apartment and balcony in the shade, or wander back down the local beach, or occasionally get in the hire car to drive to another beach.
were back to the apartment to get dressed for dinner at 6pm.    most eves after dinner  were spent naked in the apartment reading or doing crosswords with the help of 2 euro bottles of vino tinto.

most days we were dressed for a max of 3 hours out of 24.

was 27 degrees at the airport when we left, about 14 here today.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on November 06, 2018, 02:04:06 AM
How long could I do that? I ponder...quite awhile. A life well lived.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on November 14, 2018, 10:03:12 PM

Ric,
That sounds fairly idyllic in some ways but personally I just can't spend that length of time inactive in the sense of not progressing something.  Some time static yes, but my mind begins to itch for something to occupy the mind and hands (no, not that!).
Years ago when we used to go to the Costa Del Sol (Spain) regularly I usually used to take a little project to occupy me as well as the books and crosswords etc.  Several years this was a cardboard construction kit! At the end of the holiday I would end up with a magnificent castle or a steamship or whatnot, plasters on the fingers from craft knife cuts and a feeling that time had been better spent than just laying on the beach or by the pool.  Seeing me doing this amused the kids although they usually never joined in - bit too young to appreciate the zen meditation brought on by cutting tiny bits of cardboard out of a pattern and delicately gluing them together - they were too busy racketing around the pool and whatnot.  Nowadays the tablet goes with me and occupies ridiculous amounts of wasted time playing computer games. 
What we didn't have in those extended family holidays was nudity.  And the place we used to go every year was about a mile or two up from a naturist resort!  And I never knew until years later when someone on TSNS wrote that they'd been there and I recognised the name and looked it up.  What a massive missed opportunity!
However, Ric, you do a heavy physical job all year - so I expect the stasis is a great relief.  We all have our preferences.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 08, 2018, 10:59:56 PM
Novemeber has been spent at work getting this house on the market. I've had daily workers here, even weekends. Not so much opportunity and no opportunity to get a hike going. More dressed time than I can remember for a decade at least, other than that month in India in 2011.

Have been out to Havarock a few times, did lay there in the sun. Only three sweats, two with friends and one just DF and me. Any time away from here was to clothed events. Only had a handful of days working nude. So, I've been an evening indoor nudist mostly. When this is done, I'm going for a hike, but then those will only be a day hiking. Looking at the Tortolitas to revisit the falls from the bottom and maybe the county line via the petrogylphs wash.

I'm living here while the house is for sale. Don't know yet how that might disrupt my lifestyle.

I'd like to hear a check in from everyone, even though the news may be sparse, do to the season.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 09, 2018, 10:36:39 AM
november in this part of the uk has been wet and windy.  time should be being spent furthering the retirement plan, but progress is slow,  weve moved into our 2 bed ground floor flat in the village.  our daughter is in the flat above whilst she finishes her masters degree, then when shes flown the coop we intend to use the upper flat as an air bnb , which willl allow our kids to use it when they visit. our youngest will be here over xmas , not sure yet whether hes staying with us or his sister,   meanwhile were slowly clearing and redecorating the 5 bed bungalow out in the sticks with a view to getting it on the market by easter.    our jan/feb holiday in the canaries may not happen.  either i wont have the time to spare or ill need the rest.. well see.
winter in the flat isnt nude friendly , so far wearing jumpers means weve not had any heating on.  come warmer weather the back garden is overlooked by daughter in the upstairs flat, the upstairs flat next door , who is at work all day, and next door downstairs who is a ninety something lady , possibly not a total wash out , but well be spending most of our time on the acre plus bit of garden and orchard that were not selling with the bungalow.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 09, 2018, 08:35:53 PM
My priorty in town will be good sized yard with tall privacy wall and building height restrictions...then, I'll consider the house.
I'll make a barefoot path with varied surfaces, a short run, etc. The sweat community may invest there, a sauna and maybe a water feature. I need sustainable nude community, sun and exercise.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on December 09, 2018, 09:19:27 PM
My month was too F'ing cold to be outside much at all.  The older I get the less I enjoy winter. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 10, 2018, 08:32:12 PM

Similarly to Bob, the winter is now with us and naturism outside virtually suspended although I do do small garden tasks nude in the chill of a crisp day or evening.  Hibernating till winter  I have been taking Vit D supplements on doctor's advice and I really think it has made a difference to how I'm feeling - Much less seasonally glum and a good measure more productive.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jmf on December 10, 2018, 10:54:06 PM
I did a little counting of my naked outings in 2018. What made it: 28 mountain hikes in the Alps and the Pyrenees and 6 snowshoe outings, plus a kayak trip and three beach runs. And also some snorkeling dives during a cruise in the West Indies.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 11, 2018, 02:36:13 AM
Commendable and there's still a few weeks left, JMF!

Most of my adventures this year are on my website, 18 quality excursions posted and six still in the works for later publishing. Some are multiple days. Several short trips out to Havarock. General nude lifestyle, too. Looking over this year, pretty good until lately. I'll be less tied down next week. Weather permitting, I'm getting out there for some day hikes before New Years and plan to bring in the new year appropriately!

We're already talking some grand adventures in 2019.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 13, 2018, 08:47:43 PM

How do you guys find the time (and the stamina) for all that activity?  I guess it's your main recreation.
My FRN month is progressing with an unpleasant cold.  However, I've retired to bed for a couple of days to try and nurse it away and so the good side is that I haven't needed to wear any clothes apart from occasional bathrobe downstairs after Mrs N complains!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 14, 2018, 09:23:00 PM
Its just one or two excursions each month, some trips more than one day, doubling the number of hikes. When I get myself trapped in town, I intend to be out hiking, camping and average of 7 days each month to make up for the lack of nature. I will have a clamping tent with a heater for extended stays in nature. It will be a main activity at that rate.

DF and I dance, listen and make music, do energy work, family, keep house, sweat, party with friends and like fun things to eat. I spend lots of time on computer and have around house projects. She has a couple of women's groups, and attends lots of classes, and works nearly full time. We do what we can naked whenever possible. Nature and naturism get fit into there, and is always a highlight.

Beaming in on highlights, gets me there. Naturism is the best thing that I do, physically, spiritually and creatively. It is so healthy, grounding and amazing. Living without it would be a prison.
Jbee

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 20, 2018, 09:43:18 PM

Cold is nearly gone now.  Feeling better. 
Blimey you two do a lot!  I have something on most days of the week these days and a number of recreations as well as all the normal things for a householder.  It's a full life when you have "gone fishin'" as an occupation!  Is it not, fellow retirees?  :D :D
John

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on December 21, 2018, 12:39:51 AM
I've been out a couple of times this month, both walks with frost on the ground but with no wind so its tolerable.The first was in the Peak District up to an exposed 500 metres before the mist closed in and the second locally across the fields. Well after tomorrow the days will start to grow longer and before we know it we'll be thinking of spring.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 21, 2018, 02:18:23 AM
Celebrating the solstice tomorrow night. Sweat Saturday evening. Hopefully a few hours hike in the Tortolitas as the temp is predicted to be an unusual 72F.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on December 21, 2018, 12:26:03 PM
We're catching you up here - its a balmy 11 deg C here which is around 51 deg F but there's an unpleasant edge to the wind which makes it feel colder and there's some rain in the air. Family arrives today so less chance of any  secret naturist activity.

I hope every one has a great Christmas, naked or otherwise

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on December 22, 2018, 04:25:26 AM
We've had warm weather here too the last couple of days, though not really warm enough to want to walk far naked. I wanted to make a solstice picture, but the forecast for the actual 21st was all-day rain (and it was accurate!) so I did it on the 20th and I'll lie to you about it being the solstice.

(https://i.imgur.com/wo8Dz2Ht.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/wo8Dz2H.jpg)

Although it's warm, the temptation to disobey the sign isn't very great.
(https://i.imgur.com/FO6nBxSt.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/FO6nBxS.jpg)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: MartinM on December 22, 2018, 09:05:17 AM
Last year I had fun on several occasions breking the ice. No chance so far this year. The only ice I’ve seen has been in the bird bath.... Apart from home and garden, only managed one morning run in the semi-dark, otherwise resorting to shorts when all the dogwalkers out, and T-shirt at times when too cold in the wind.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 22, 2018, 06:19:39 PM

I would have thought, JohnP, that an icy dip such as your picture suggests would need to be done with considerable caution.  I read up on Wild Swimming and the effect of cold is the one thing there is a lot of careful advice about.  Have you ever swum in icy water?  What was the experience if so?
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 22, 2018, 06:25:35 PM

Seasonal Greetings and best wishes to all!
I'm probably 'off air' for a few days with all the seasonal bustle.  Terry the turkey to frazzle and family to entertain!
Happy new year too!
I hope I'll be able to 'drop in' in a quiet moment during the holiday period.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 24, 2018, 05:49:28 AM
Season's greetings!
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 24, 2018, 12:43:17 PM
busy day today, its christmas eve, decorations to put up , shopping to do , pressies to wrap, guess id better get moving.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on December 24, 2018, 12:47:01 PM
One more possible chance of a walk later in the week, maybe but only maybe an opportunity for one last nude venture out this year.

Still there's always next year to do it all again.

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 24, 2018, 04:58:14 PM
boxing day is a good day not to go for a walk  round here....all the local farmers will be wandering round , with shotguns and hip flasks frightening the local wildlife.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jmf on December 27, 2018, 12:49:02 AM
Last naked hike of the year, this 26th of December. 4h30 of nudity out of the 5 hours of hiking in the Chartreuse massif in France.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4842/32605827068_27ac6b836b_b.jpg)

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2b3zVQo](https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/44661513010_0bac26436f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RFgoqd)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: MartinM on December 27, 2018, 09:46:28 AM
Beautiful photo, the first one one. I see you are dressed for winter, with your boots...

No sign of snow in England yet, but I am finishing the year with early morning swims in the sea.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on December 27, 2018, 06:38:23 PM
Agreed, that first picture is gorgeous, Jacques. And I imagine quite difficult to make, with snow on the ground with sunshine on it, and yourself backlit, plus the distant valleys and sky to be properly shown too. Nice.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on December 27, 2018, 08:40:14 PM
these modern auto cameras are pretty good :)

the snow will reflect a lot of light onto the backlit body.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on December 27, 2018, 09:29:21 PM
these modern auto cameras are pretty good :)

the snow will reflect a lot of light onto the backlit body.
Never thought of that. Not much snow to work with here. ::) I like the way that the beautiful haze covers Grenoble below and makes it feel more remote.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 28, 2018, 04:52:31 PM

What a splendid way to spend Christmas, jmf, (or the day after at least!).  Away from the tawdry commerciality, the TV and the overeating. Just clean crisp air, fresh white snow and warm sunshine atop a spectacular mountain.  You just don't get that in the UK!!!  Grey, damp, chill and no sun - that's our Christmas portion.  No wonder we eat and drink too much over the holidays.  Now where's that box of chocolates?


I note John P calls you Jacques.  Is it ok to do that for the rest of us? :)


John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on December 28, 2018, 08:03:15 PM
Cold here.  About 20F, -5C.    Dec. 28, 2018.
I wanted to get 4 season pictures of my lilac bushes.  Otherwise its too cold to be out naked.

(http://photos.bradkemp.com/16%20lilacs%20winter%201.jpg)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on December 28, 2018, 08:04:33 PM
Aw, the only reason you're cold is because you aren't wearing shoes. The hat is good, though.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jmf on December 28, 2018, 09:43:56 PM


I note John P calls you Jacques.  Is it ok to do that for the rest of us? :)


John

Of course. JM is for Jacques Marie, abbreviated as Jacques by friends.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on December 30, 2018, 06:39:46 PM

Thanks, Jacques!  Jmf is ok but it's nice to have a proper name to relate to - particularly after all these years!


Bob!  Different hat than usual!  Waydago! Your winter coat perhaps :D  Well done for sending us a little crisp snowy greeting.  What are you pointing at?  More lilac?  The lighting suggests a grey sky and damp air but I agree with Blue Train, some protection of the soles from the snow increases endurance time in cold weather and snow a lot...but I guess you know that already! :D :D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Nightwalker on January 02, 2019, 07:55:13 AM
I've a definite yearning to get out there "au naturale". Alas, the temperature with wind chill on the morning of New Year's Eve was a chilly -43° (-45F). Sunrise at 9:15 am, sets at 5:02 pm.

I. Am. Losing. My. Freaking. Mind.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on January 02, 2019, 03:40:06 PM
Minus 40 is cold enough to freeze your skin.  Best stay inside or wear thick furs.   Where was that?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Nightwalker on January 02, 2019, 10:07:24 PM
Southern Saskatchewan. Ya don't even want to know about the North.

On the bright side, right now it's +4° (39F). The temperature variations here are ridiculous. One city nearby hit 42° (108F) in August...then, on the last day of summer, it snowed. I've shoveled walks in September, yet lazed on the beach in October. I can tell you I prefer the latter!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on January 03, 2019, 03:49:28 AM
Nightwalker, you are living in an area that I would call "challenging" for a naturist.

At the Midwinter Gathering a few years ago (in Florida) I met a lady in the hot tub, who proudly said that she comes from the northernmost town in Ontario which has year-round road access. It sounds pretty challenging there too.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on January 03, 2019, 09:30:53 AM
I admire anyone who carries on with the life-style in challenging environments. Sometimes we think is challenging here in the UK but we are lucky having no real extremes of heat or cold. Anything over 25 deg C or below about 4 deg C and the press go into a frenzy.

How ever we must live in challenging circumstances here in Brum. Half an inch of snow and everything grinds to a halt, schools close, bins don't get empties and the media go berserk with stories of woe! (Meanwhile we naturists go outside and do naked snow angels)

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on January 03, 2019, 02:27:07 PM
It's ludicrous, we had a frost yesterday morning, had to deice the windscreen for the 2nd time this winter. Forcast was  minus 4 last night.... No ice this morning. Lunchtime it's warm enough for a walk in the woods , but I haven't got the time to spare today.  Having found my recently aquired van was running on water I've got to drain a bit and stick a bit of antifreeze in, Justin case.
Daughter was having a moan about her neighbour s yesterday.... Running their cars for a while to get hot air to clear their screens then telling her off for using a saucepan of tepid water..., Apparently she's going to crack her windscreen....

The other thing I've never understood is the British love of shoveling snow,.  Inch of snow and there out there shovelling it off every path..... Leaving a film of ice that's more slippery than the snow was, andits all going to melt tomorrow or the next day anyway.

Anyway back on topic ,  I managed to squeeze in one walk in the woods in December and some painting.  January there's more painting and some laminate flooring planned.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on February 17, 2019, 11:59:25 PM
Well, on Tuesday, I am finally scheduled to resolve the citations received last August.  Another federal shutdown might have worked in my favor, but I'm happy that's not the direction taken.

To bring everyone up to date, I was on an isolated part of the North Texas coast, that happened to front a wildlife preserve (McFaddin).  And, I was stuck in the sand.  I was under the truck removing sand when the ranger approached.  He parked his truck in such a manner that it was impossible for me to grab cover.   He was proud of capturing my nude image on his body cam.  When I opened the door to retrieve a sarong, he noticed an open container (beer) in the cupholder.
 
This took place around 5 pm and he kept me company until after 9 pm when I was able to get out of the sand and on my way.  He cited me for disorderly conduct (nude in public) and 'remaining in a National Refuge under the influence of alcohol'.  Anyway, on Tuesday I get to hear their justification for citing me and defend my actions under the criminal codes cited, in front of a federal magistrate.

Citation #1 - Disturbing the Peace: The law states that one cannot recklessly expose ones anus or genitalia in public areas without regard whether another may be present who may be alarmed or offended.  In the 4 hours the LEO and I were on the beach, no other person was present.  It was an isolated, hard to reach part of the beach.  No one was there to be alarmed or offended. 

Citation #2 - Intoxicated:  The statute defines intoxication as 'under the influence of alcohol to a degree that may endanger oneself or other persons, or unreasonable annoy persons in the vicinity'. I was not intoxicated to any definable extent as proven by several hours of body cam video.

This doesn't really apply to this topic, except that this is where I originally posted the event.  The jurisdiction is Federal Court in Beaumont, Texas.  Not what I would call a sympathetic court.  I'm not asking for thoughts and prayers, but maybe some encouraging energy.  If I lose, I pay a fine and go about my life, or appeal, depending on the details of the ruling.  If I win, then it's a boost to our cause.  Albeit a small one.

Another case will be heard alongside mine.  The other guy is a real naturalist, not a naturist.  He was on the beach to track wildlife, camping with his son.  He has credentials, but I forget the details.  He was showering at his camp at the end of the day, in an open air shower next to his camper.  Again, in a remote section of the beach, no public present.  How stupid is that?!

In a perfect world, I would think that the magistrate insisted that these two cases be heard together to make a point, to the rangers, that they need to reserve their enforcement duties to actual offenses, not wasting the courts resources on trivial matters that do not breach the peace of the public.  But, that is not what i expect.

Oh, my new Avatar was taken the same day as the citations, just an hour or so before the adventure took its turn in a new direction.

Wish me luck!
~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 18, 2019, 02:05:26 AM
Good Luck, for a victory for us all.

From what you tell us here, the worst and best scenarios are palpable. You are not a criminal. ;) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: MartinM on February 18, 2019, 09:24:17 AM
Sounds like a straight-forward case to me. The only real question is, why did he choose to cite you in the first case. Boredom?

Over here(UK), it is always necessary for another person to be present capable of alarm or distress. With the law as now clarified, it would need to be with the intention to cause alarm and distress, but even before, it was accepted the police were expected to be made of sterner stuff and not easily alarmed.

It seems you had no expectation of seeing anyone who would be alarmed or distressed so ought to be thrown out. Unless they are prepared to convict without evidence.....

Hope it goes well.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on February 18, 2019, 09:50:30 AM
Well, best of luck. It sounds as though you've got facts on your side. Is this costing you anything in legal fees?

But I'm afraid "open container of alcohol" in a vehicle may make you liable for a drunk driving charge regardless of how much you'd consumed. It would depend on state law.

It's also a little concerning that you've had a previous legal issue concerning being nude around your property. Is there any chance that these two cases could get linked?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on February 18, 2019, 05:07:27 PM
To bring everyone up to date, I was on an isolated part of the North Texas coast, that happened to front a wildlife preserve (McFaddin).  And, I was stuck in the sand.  I was under the truck removing sand when the ranger approached.  He parked his truck in such a manner that it was impossible for me to grab cover.   He was proud of capturing my nude image on his body cam.  When I opened the door to retrieve a sarong, he noticed an open container (beer) in the cupholder.

Wish me luck!
~Safebare

A few years ago I met a person from Beaumont in an on-line chat.   When I went to visit we went out to that same beach.  She said it was known locally as the Nudist Beach.   One time we drove my jeep a long way NE from the access road.  Nobody else anywhere around.  I finally decided it was too far to walk if I got stuck and turned around. 

Sounds like some anal retentive rangers are trying to exterminate their nudist beach. 

By the time you get to court you have suffered significant punishment.  I hope your case is dismissed. 

Bob

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 18, 2019, 05:41:07 PM
Sounds like a straight-forward case to me. The only real question is, why did he choose to cite you in the first case. Boredom?

Over here(UK), it is always necessary for another person to be present capable of alarm or distress. With the law as now clarified, it would need to be with the intention to cause alarm and distress, but even before, it was accepted the police were expected to be made of sterner stuff and not easily alarmed.

It seems you had no expectation of seeing anyone who would be alarmed or distressed so ought to be thrown out. Unless they are prepared to convict without evidence.....

Hope it goes well.
I was thinking that Federal law here required a witness to make the complaint. The officer whether alarmed or distressed wouldn't count. A "victim" is needed.
Bob, they'll know if what you suspect is true, if the guy doesn't show up and it gets dismissed. It seems kind of flakey on the governments end.

Wasn't there some people down the beach earlier and speculation that they had complained, or been a justification? Have things simplified, since getting to court and actual provable facts are on the table and you were just getting unstuck, minding your own business from the get go, no one else involved?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on February 18, 2019, 08:05:24 PM
They are using past complaints, meaning months ago or longer, as justification for the citations. The officer stated that the presence of naked people impedes others of access to the area. But that has no justification in the law.  No complaints were registered on the day of my detainment, that I am aware of.
The previous citation may come up, but it was dismissed upon completion of deferred adjudication. I am hoping they didn't uncover it, but am prepared to respond if it is brought up.
The open container could have been a significantly bigger issue if I had been operating the vehicle. As it was, I was only cited for intoxication, since it's legal to drink on the beach. I wasn't drunk or exhibit any signs of intoxication. Of course that can be up to interpretation.
I really expect them to have difficulty explaining how my behavior violated the law, as written. I have never been in Federal court either, I just would expect more decorum than in lower courts.
Bob, back in the day, this was a popular nude beach. 3 counties cross the beach in this area, creating a jurisdiction problem for local PD. The park service jumped to the rescue since they can patrol across jurisdictions.  The game officers seem to get a kick out of issuing the citations.
Thanks for the support. I'll let you know how it goes.
~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on February 18, 2019, 10:48:50 PM
Police rule by fear and violence, not by law and justice.  You broke no law, but they harass and penalize you anyway.   You are assaulted and traumatized even if the judge dismisses the case. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on February 18, 2019, 10:59:16 PM
The beaches where we have been most often are posted to the effect that nudity is forbidden. I don't see a way of weaseling out of that prohibition. Of course, speed limits are posted, too, and the police don't wait for a complaint. Sometimes the stop sign, the lower speed limit and so on are the result of citizen complaints. But I suppose that could be yet another example of the tyranny of the proletariat.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on February 19, 2019, 03:46:08 AM
"Weaseling"?? I am finding it difficult to avoid offense in your post. Is that how you view my defense?

I am interested in your view point. Please elaborate Blue Train.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 19, 2019, 06:01:42 AM
I didn't post JAnuary's free ranging. There was little of it. I have been off an on sick for two months, and teh weather has been uncommonly harsh for Arizona. A few trips to Havarock and one hike into the Tortolitas with DF and a friend of ours. She enjoyed herself, got half naked and wandered with us two nudes. The sun was out and warm...then more crappy weather. Three quarters through February and it is still like this through this week. February has been dismal.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on February 19, 2019, 12:55:30 PM
To elaborate, let's say there is a sign that says nudity on the beach is illegal, which there in fact is. It's at the first (and only) parking lot after you cross the bridge at Oregon Inlet on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Moreover, public nudity is against the law in North Carolina, although I understand there are two or three nudist clubs in North Carolina, if Wikipedia is correct. The question is, does one have a God-given right to be nude? Is the law unjust? Are the rangers picking on naked people just because they don't like them? Is a complaint necessary? Is being ticketed (that's what they do, they don't arrest you) harassment, fear and violence? Does the rest of the population, who, in theory, have an equal interest in the beach, have an opinion on public nudity that counts? Is the law valid? Is there justice?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 19, 2019, 10:11:09 PM

That policeman was a git.  He could see there was nobody about.  Why didn't he just give you a warning to cover up if anyone came and get lost and follow up some real crime!  As to the beer, did he breathalyse you, or analyse your BAC?   If the container was unfinished had you drunk enough to be intoxicated?  Or is the law just that any alcohol equals intoxication?  A little googling indicates, mind you, that if you had drunk a pint of beer at 4% alcohol his would deliver you 18.4g alcohol and the legal limit in the US I believe is 0.08g/100ml blood i.e. about 4g for a normal man with 5 litres of blood.
What evidence was there that you were intoxicated at the time you were apprehended?  A partially drunk container is not evidence of intoxication. You were not driving at the time and might have averred that you were intending to stay put until the alcohol had worn off.  The body clears 5-10g of alcohol per hour so in 2 hours you would be below the limit and in 3 hours virtually alcohol free. (Or was it the last can of a six pack?!)  The body cam evidence shows the time and duration and that if you didn't drink any alcohol from 5-9pm that proves you wouldn't have been under the influence when you left (it would have taken you the same time to dig out the vehicle with or without the officer present).  Finally, the naked naturalist having a shower - a second trivial arrest.  For heaven's sake!  How long was he naked.  10 mins at outside for the shower and then covered modestly by a towel.  The fact of his arrest highlights the extent that the police are wasting valuable time on trivia and harassing otherwise law abiding citizens.
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Anyway, hope those arguments might come in useful for arguing against the inferences of the policeman who seemed to have no evidence that the alcohol from the beer container he found was still in your body.
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John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 20, 2019, 02:22:04 AM
...The question is, does one have a God-given right to be nude?
Is the law unjust?
Are the rangers picking on naked people just because they don't like them?
 Is a complaint necessary?
Is being ticketed (that's what they do, they don't arrest you) harassment, fear and violence?
Does the rest of the population, who, in theory, have an equal interest in the beach, have an opinion on public nudity that counts? Is the law valid?
Is there justice?
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Opinion is a right. Imposition of an opinion is very different. If something ain't right, it's wrong.
No justice.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on February 20, 2019, 05:06:28 PM

The question is, does one have a God-given right to be nude?

In the US the government is prohibited from establishing a government approved or enforced religion.   The real question is should FREEDOM rule unless there is a compelling government interest to prevent one citizen from hurting other citizens. 

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We the People of the United States, in Order to... secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Amendment 10:  The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.



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Is the law unjust? Are the rangers picking on naked people just because they don't like them? Is a complaint necessary? Is being ticketed (that's what they do, they don't arrest you) harassment, fear and violence? Does the rest of the population, who, in theory, have an equal interest in the beach, have an opinion on public nudity that counts? Is the law valid? Is there justice?

Yes, its fear, violence, inappropriate restriction of freedom, overstepping the legitimate purpose of government, and therefore tyranny

Bob

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 20, 2019, 07:24:54 PM

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Well, yes, I would say so - but we all know it's more complex and nuanced than that.  The question of actual hurt is ambiguous.  You, Bob and I and most of us here would argue that the sight and presence of a naked person does no hurt.  But there are countless who would claim to have been hurt by that.  Who is right?  (I hope we are!! :D )
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 20, 2019, 07:57:03 PM
I'm not so sure that a claim to be hurt is actual hurt. People are imaginative. Much of this notion of being hurt are people who believe that they would be hurt. People who haven't been in a situation to be hurt, but suppose that they would be. People who may claim hurt when they are well out of a norm, sitting on an island and overly sensitive, even to the point of disorder. In other words, I don't think that anyone has ever been actually hurt by the sight of a nude body. The notion is absurd.

Offended, perhaps. I'm offended everyday by my government. But then again I see that we the people are being hurt by it.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on February 21, 2019, 07:43:29 PM
Well, the verdict is in. I was found innocent of the intoxication charge, guilty of the disorderly conduct charge.
The main argument against me was a ruling back in 1998 (David Lacour vs the State of Texas, 09-96-322CR). Had I known that the prosecutor was going to cite this case, my defense would have been different. The magistrate explained that the ruling defined a public place as any place open to the public, regardless of the remoteness or isolation present at the time of the offense. So, it is public irregardless of any public presence.
The ruling cited did go on to state the existence of public complaints that certainly don't apply in my case. The earlier case involved multiple nudity citations at the same time and place, not an individual off by himself. You can Google the case. 
The naturalist was set immediately after mine concluded. He accepted the plea deal because the first thing they do is establish penalty ranges for the charges. $5,000 & 6 months confinement. Can you imagine?!! Your body offends me so you get to give up $5k and 6 non-refundable months in lock up.
I was fined $500 plus, plus, plus. The DA wanted a year probation, but the judge declined that penalty. He said that it would be stupid for me to repeat the same offense.
The officer may have perjured himself in testifying that he was offended by my nudity. He said twice, while we were on the beach, that he wasn't offended by the nudity, he was only enforcing the laws. I will see if those statements are reasonably captured on the body cam. If so, I will talk to the attorney about further options.

And the world spins on!

~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on February 21, 2019, 07:57:33 PM
$5000 plus 6 months, for taking a shower on the beach! The threat is absurd. The threat makes a plea deal, not justice.

UNJUST!!! Just scaring people is not justice. Excessive.

Of course this is Texas where it used to be, maybe still is, legal to shoot anyone in bed with your spouse and the spouse. Where a joint of marijuana in possession was a 20 year sentence.....
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on February 21, 2019, 09:01:57 PM
Yep! Texas has a lot going for it, but I still wonder sometimes if I should pack up and relocate to somewhere that suits my clothes. Instead of trying to convince the populous that how I chose to dress is no one's business but my own.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on February 21, 2019, 09:24:16 PM
Back on topic though.
On January 28th, I attended a naked Tupperware party. That was outside a typical evening for me. A local arts group hosts naked Tuesday events each time the calendar allows us a 5th Tuesday in a month. The theme and location vary each time. It's a well attended gathering consisting of local burners, anacronists, artists, nudists, etc. A wide array of eclectic, if not eccentric group.
It was cold! But that didn't dissuade the group of 50 or so from baring their best. I wore an alpaca poncho while others wore elaborate costumes of plastic ware and shrink wrap.
I brought s'mores fixins in my Tupperware and won the most vintage award. For the Tupperware, not me. They had a real Tupperware lady demonstrating the latest offerings which I found quite interesting. She seemed a bit distracted by all of the naked bodies, but took it all in stride.
We had a fire show while enjoying the s'mores and conversations.
It would have been better on a non-work day, so I could stay longer, having left as things were just getting to roll. The next event will be April 30th. I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with then.

~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on February 21, 2019, 10:44:54 PM
but the judge declined that penalty. He said that it would be stupid for me to repeat the same offense.
~Safebare

Rule by fear and intimidation, not by rule of law. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on February 27, 2019, 09:54:46 PM
Back on topic though.
On January 28th, I attended a naked Tupperware party.

Surely no one can be offended by naked Tupperware! :D
Tupperware - naturally naked as Earl Silas Tupper intended :D :D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 02, 2019, 02:23:24 AM
February was the 2nd coldest February ever recorded in Spokane, WA, USA where I live. 

This morning, March 1, was the COLDEST temperature ever recorded in March in Spokane.   -1 F. 

Not a good month for free range naturist walks. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on March 02, 2019, 07:57:10 AM
I spent almost the entire month of February on a naturist tour of New Zealand with three friends. Do I need to say that it was an excellent month? (Trip report to come.)

Right now I'm sitting in an armchair in the clubhouse at the Auckland Outdoor Naturist Club (butt on towel, of course) while a friendly conversation in accented voices goes on at the other end of the room. Today we foolishly joined a vulunteer crew pulling up invasive weeds in the grounds, then got a free lunch, then we went out to a lake (Lake Wainamu) which has big dark gray sand dunes at one end. It turned out to be too popular with kids for an immediate swim, but as usual we managed to find a spot. There's always a way! Home on Tuesday.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 02, 2019, 08:18:46 AM
Continued illness and having teeth pulled was good timing, IF ya gotta. The temperatures and frequent rains have everyone confused. I'm beginning t feel better and the weather has taken a turn for the blue skies and warmth that I live for, since March began today.

So, I walked out to Havarock. The freezes have shattered the brittle bushes overtaking of the desert ground cover. The javalenas were looking fat and happy. I decided that this may be the last opportunity, before snake season, to walk along the ridge to home. I discovered that nearly the entirety of the ridge is now observed by the new house. There are no windows on that side however. I laid on Havarock sunning in peace getting ready for the good changes of life that I am about to receive. Spring's comin'. Better late than never. Found newly uncovered Indian pottery. Planned a pair of excursions while at the hot springs this evening. Hosting a sweat Sunday. Up it was beautiful during the Fall until just before the Xmas stuff and things have sucked since, this too shall be passing. We can't complain about rain, but it has been winter and spring is a month late, this year, and last.

John P., that trip report should be some dang fun. I hope you have notes to place it in informative increments with several fascinating picks.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on March 03, 2019, 12:40:00 PM
february in south west england was one of the warmest for a while. the end of the month in particular when we had string of several sunny days in a row , with just a hint of a frost on a couple of nights. ive been too busy to take time off for rambling but have stacked up the naked hours getting our bungalow ready for sale and in our veg garden in the paddock.   no leaves on the hedges yet, the builders working on the barn conversion next door to the paddock have a view but would need binoculars to see anything to complain about. though the other half will be wearing tan through beech wear till the hedges are in full leaf.
its been so warm that this weekend weve moved from our winter  flat in town into the mobile homes at the paddock... now got wind and rain... pretty much all showers on the 10 day forecast, but i can now wander off to sprinkle growth promoter on the veg beds in the polytunnel before retiring for the night.
it remains to be seen how living in two places a mile apart will pan out. the ground floor flat in the village is ideal for when we get old and decrepit... small garden (overlooked from half a dozen other houses) within walking distance of the shops etc, and has a landline with broadband but a tad dark , the upstairs flat is brighter but we dont want stairs.  hopefully were 10 years too early organising our declining years .
at the mobile homes weve got freedom to wander arround the acre and a half paddock and garden, with the flat as our postal address/main residence we shouldnt get any hassle from the council about living without planning permission.  but we have a strategy for that if it happens.
 here were on mobile phone broadband... currently with laptops wired to a central router so no wifi signals,  were using a 3network internet with legs sim, its about 40 quid for 24 gig with a 24 month use by period. when thats used up we just buy another cos top ups of the existing card are a silly price and back to x gig valid for 30 days. the landline in the flat is 20 odd quid a month with unlimited broadband. bt wanted over 2k to put up one pole and run  30 yards of cable to the mobile home.
 down the flat weve got our own wifi turned off , using adapters to send the network signal round the mains wiring and logging onto the wifi upstairs when the mrs wants to use her ipad.  theres about 4 neighbours wifi we can pick up, so it aint ideal but could be a damn sight worse.  at the paddock neighbours are far enough away so we dont get their wifi, the phone signal gives faster downloads than we were getting on the landline in the bungalow.
back to weather , the uk winter has been so mild we havnt used any space heating at all this winter.
though did wear a wooly hat whilst watching tv yesterday eve.   more insulation on the mobile homes is pencilled in for late summer.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 06, 2019, 12:13:25 AM

Yes, February has been a record for warm weather.  As I recorded elsewhere, I have had some sunbathing in the garden....in February!  Miraculous.  March is back to the usual chilly, rainy norm.  Fingers crossed we'll get another good spring & summer (not forgetting that we had snow in April last year!).
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 10, 2019, 09:54:41 PM

As I remarked elsewhere - we haven't heard from Duane (Eyesup) in a while.  Yoo hoo, Duane, wake up! :D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on March 11, 2019, 09:53:56 AM
so far march is strong winds and rain

found the mrs in my polytunnel yesterday morning sat in a folding garden chair reading a book  reckoned it was too breezy to sit outside naked.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 18, 2019, 12:10:31 AM

I have just bought a bit of additional garden furniture which I hope will enhance my monthly FRN activity.  I think it's called a love seat' - 2 seats and a little table in the middle.  It's for positioning on
a wall of our house, outside the kitchen patio door and out of site of any neighbouring glare including that of the dear lady when she is in the kitchen.  This wall gets the full morning sun and well into the day and my intention is to breakfast there naked as often as possible.  That is, wh
en it stops being arctic and river floodingly wet weather (hopefully in the next few days)!
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 18, 2019, 04:54:37 AM
I have just bought a bit of additional garden furniture which I hope will enhance my monthly FRN activity.
John

Sounds good.  I was looking out across the snow at my snow covered yard chairs.   We are having the first 50 degrees F day since last October.  That's almost warm enough to sit outside if the sun is shining and no wind.   There is even a small patch of snow free grass on the south side of my house where the sun warms the house. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on March 26, 2019, 02:25:21 PM
February was snow and more snow.  The first half of March was just as bad.  But this week, finally, the winds have shifted and we are having temperatures closer to 50F (8C) and I'm out mowing my lawn naked.  Still too cold unless you keep moving but they say it might hit 60 by the end of March.   At last.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 27, 2019, 12:29:35 AM

Yes, we are getting flashes of spring now, the plants are coming into leaf.  In the next couple of days there is an unusual (for the time of year) wide, high pressure zone over the UK that will bring sunshine during the day and cold frosty nights.  I have an unexpected 'day off' tomorrow.  I might try and walk up to the little wood I found a few months ago in midwinter and see if I can get across the deep ditch to the more secluded woodland beyond.  It may only be a small strip though.  We'll see.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 27, 2019, 07:04:55 AM
Report Request Nuduke!

We still have another week of March, but the weather has finally changed to old normal warm and spring temps. The skies have cleared. I realized that I was experiencing Seasonal Affect Disorder for the first time in all the time that I have been here. I used to get it when I lived in Michigan in the sixties.

So, We spent time being chilled friggin' cold taking shelter in the hot baths for a few days and then explored yet another paradise called Bonita Creek when the wind slowed. We have been to Havarock several times. We were in the Tortolitas one day. I have been hiking up there alone often, as I have to leave my house when it is being shown by realtors. I did a long trek up there when I got lost in my reckoning of the local hills and the trail had disappeared, other than where it was hijacked by errant cattle. I did visit a friend out there. It was a crested that I discovered as it first began to unfold. I now have that photo and a new one with more significant unfolding years later. We also went up into DF's old stomping grounds in the Rincons near the base of Mt. Lemon Highway. I'll have a few new stories to tell. There has been water from the rains and snow melt everywhere for days on end. The place is blooming everywhere and some mustard is chest high. Getting deeper tan. Naked and warm after too long a time being first sick and chilled then just chilled. Since before Christmas. It is such a pleasure to feel that warmth all over my body. Inside to open the windows and turn off the heater.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on March 30, 2019, 06:32:17 PM

Yes, spring is sprung properly too here in the Uk.  Sadly the weather changed for much the worse on my free day and so I chickened out.  This weekend is all friends and family occupied but if there's good weather during the week and I have a few hours to spare I shall try again.  Problem in the UK is, like today, there was full sunshine but the temp was only about 40F or less with significant breeze causing wind chill.  Even in the relatively sheltered environs of my garden I could only sit out naked for about 15-20 mins before I got quite shivery.  So I've got to pick my day carefully - I want to enjoy my naked romp in the woods if I get one and not be uncomfortable in chilly breezes.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 30, 2019, 06:53:11 PM
Where the weather suits my clothes, or lack there of.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on March 30, 2019, 11:52:49 PM
Im in Scotland and walked the Sidlaw hills for 7 hours yesterday, all but 30 mins naked (got dressed to pass by a couple of houses and cross a busy road). A good 13-14 mile walk. Did a 10 mile walk today, all good training for the two 26 mile charity walks i will be doing in August.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on March 31, 2019, 10:18:25 PM
Im in Scotland and walked the Sidlaw hills for 7 hours yesterday, all but 30 mins naked (got dressed to pass by a couple of houses and cross a busy road). A good 13-14 mile walk. Did a 10 mile walk today, all good training for the two 26 mile charity walks i will be doing in August.
I get a kick out of those Island's of yours vocabulary, a 13 or 14 mile "walk" indeed! ;)

I must say that you certainly inspire me to get out and hike. I do enjoy myself, but I may be spoiling myself into doing less than I can. Generally speaking, how much weight do you carry and how much up and down do you contend with?

I live in such a warm environment that any little breeze chills me. I'm just not used to that. I can however handle hiking in 100 degree temps within reason. DF with her low body fat ratio is an even greater cold sissy that me.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on April 01, 2019, 09:45:55 PM
during march weve had a few sunny days marred by chill breezes,  its been chilly in the shade but quite warm if you can find a sheltered sunny spot.  the leaves have started to appear on the trees and hedges so things are looking up. managed to get in a couple of hours naked mowing for a client last week so summer has started.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on April 03, 2019, 01:09:12 AM
Hi JBG

The rucksack I carry is really there to hold clothes, first aid kit, maps, spare gloves and socks, water and lunch. Nothing too heavy though I have never weighed it.

As for heights, the Sidlaw hills are mainly in the region of 300m to 400m , nothing strenuous. When I do a serious walk, a Munro, then everything is over 900 metres.

Once walking, you get used to chilly winds and low temperatures.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on April 03, 2019, 09:59:06 AM
I can happily walk naked at 0 reg C but not with any wind. I've a chart somewhere showing wind chill effects, and you have to be careful with that as there is a revised chart!

Like Hillwalkerdundee my rucksack contains spare/additional clothes, first aid, an emergency bivvy bag, camera, and a spare compass. I also gave two or three BN "what is naturusm" leaflets.

I also have a water bladder to be able to have a drink on the move. I was in trouble last week from my wife as I forgot to pack a fruit cake infused with Islay whiskey. (and that's the only alcohol I'll take out with me although on one Chistmas time walk someone brought orange segments in scotch - but it was Christmas)

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on April 03, 2019, 02:02:19 PM
Hi Davie.

Agreed, I use the wind chill calculator every winter day and today. I was up walking naked for 3 hours this morning in a bitter, northerly wind of 20mph. It took the temperature down from +3c to -3c. It is something everyone needs to be aware of. My skin was frost nipped and when I ran into a textile I know well, he commented on the change of skin colour.

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 03, 2019, 06:54:11 PM
!!!I get used to a furnace blast and an oven, being careful not to burn and you are marching through an invigorating frost nip! What was that word that Nuduke popped up with, "antipode?"

You stopped to talk with a textile friend. An in-town friend or a trail acquaintance? Is that a common occurrence, to stop and have nudity be acceptable to fellow walkers? Do you get a "naked guy' label among certain groups? Do they not think it unusual, or eccentric?

DAng, cold weather walkin'! How do you generally thaw out?

I think that I'd just have to take up residence in a sauna and get deliveries, until the next boat arrived. I spent four days in a windchill at the hot springs a few weeks ago. I just looked through a windchill chart and it was freezing and below in the wind during mornings and night. There was lots of wind with 50F's down to 30F's for temps.The sunshine made a difference, when I could get it. We took up residence in the hot mineral water for hours.

I could feel the wind pushing me sometimes, like I could lean on it. Other times, there was windbreak in the forested parts and we were able to lie down nude and tan after spending so much time in a particularly hot pool as to feel wobbly.

Guess I missed an opportunity to experiment. I just looked upon it as misery and torture, a knee jerk reaction, like fright and flight. We bundled up, de-bundled and immediately went for the stinging waters. There was reprieve getting out, but for moments, as I toweled off. I wore a terry robe, wool cap, and a sweat shirt under,with flip flops to the ponds. Hands in pockets, torso bundled.

I have to find your attitude and tale amazing.
Jbee

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on April 03, 2019, 07:27:18 PM
That's too cold for me.  I'm into 50F (8C) and above unless its windy and then its 60F or 15C. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on April 03, 2019, 09:14:49 PM
Hi JBG

My textile friend is a professional dog hiker. He will walk the more difficult dogs for two hours (rather than just 30 mins to an hour most do). He takes the dogs over the same hills and bump into each other maybe three times a week.

We will walk together and chat about everything. Today it was books about Romany life. Another time it was about Roman Legions in Scotland. We just chat and walk while our dogs play. We must look a strange pair, him wrapped up, me naked.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 03, 2019, 09:21:56 PM
Your naked dog goes along, too! Your get-togethers are as it should and could be. When I hike with clothed friends, I contemplate which looks, or is more out of place, me or the other.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on April 13, 2019, 08:31:32 PM
Well I was out in the hills yesterday in training for my 2 x 26 mile charity walks later this year. All but 30 mins I was naked. I bumped into two ladies who were probably in there late 60s. I helped them get to their destination and walked with them for an hour to get them to a recognisable spot. They werent in the least bit bothered that i was naked.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 14, 2019, 02:43:47 PM

I've been waking my naturism with the spring although for about 2 weeks we have had spring weather (i.e. sunny, cloudy breezy, occasional rain) but with nearly winter temperatures (-25F at night up to 50F during the day - my newly planted babay tomato plants are dead of frost).  However I've been catching garden sun when it shines for short periods ….until I start shivering! :D  yesterday was sunny and would have been a good day to go out to my little patch of woodland to investigate but sadly I had to be indoors for a meeting on Skype relating to one of the organisations I volunteer for and when we'd finished it was raining.  Today is grey cold and cloudy but I did some naked lawn mowing although that lasted only a few minutes before I had to don my overalls to keep warm. 


However, last evening I went to the naturist swim which was nice - I think they've upped the pool water temperature a degree or two.  Unfortunately Yeldew was not there as he is a bit poorly so let's shout out to him to get well soon.  The swim club had their AGM last night and whilst, like many AGMs it was a bit of a formality, a discussion did arise as to whether the leisure centre could turn down the pappy pop music that blares from the speakers in the pool and other parts of the centre.  Evidently the music couldn't be turned down or off!  However, the members of the naturist swim club were informed that they could bring a cd of their own selections and this could be played.  A long and tedious discussion then ensued about what sort of music would appeal to the mainly senior citizens in the club that would be suitable and generally acceptable.  A number of song title puns for naturists then ensued all of which have by the time I type this, evaporated from memory.
SO FREE RANGE NATURISTS: it prompts the question - What music would be suitable for naturists?
You can keep your hat on by Randy Newman perhaps?
The Bare Necessities from Disney Jungle Book?
Can't think of any more - any suggestions? :)


John



Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on April 30, 2019, 12:46:22 AM
April has not had an new major forays. I have been getting out into by backyard Tortolitas more frequently and we had a day at Redington Pass as the water was running. DF ran off to Morocco with her women's group for over two weeks. I thought to wander over to the last hot springs gathering of the season, but instead did some "ME time" around home, a fast with detox procedures to cleanse the body and reset my system. Did it all nude. Does that count?

Next month or two the heat will arrive and I have several options that I want to cover before the monsoons. I have yet to determine how much off work time DF has.

Nuduke, you have me stumped. Trying too hard, I went to the internet. All of those nude videos and all I come up with is this?


The Notwist, “Solitaire”
we like it
From that point of view
So we stay here
And bare until dawn everyday
And we stay here and bare every day


Naked in the Rain
Red Hot Chili Peppers (who liked to play naked on stage)
(It gets better after Verse 1)
[Verse 1]
Standing on the corner of civilization
There's a time there's a place for me
In a world where I can't be found
Cold and mean people give me the creeps
Going to the jungle where the elephant roams
Got to get away, going to make it my home

Losing my taste for the human race
Social grace is a waste of time
It's absurd when I look around
So sublime that we blow my mind
Naked in the rain with a killer whale
I can taste the salt when I lick his tail

[Chorus]
Naked in the rain
Doctor Doolittle, what's your secret?
Give it to me doctor
Don't keep it

[Verse 2]
I never met an animal that I didn't like
You can come to me, I won't bite
Don't you know dog is man's best friend
There is some love that you can't fight
Naked in the rain with black tattoos
Running through the woods laughing at the blues


[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Listen to the talking heart in my chest
With this gift, good Lord, I am blessed
There's a lump and it's in my throat
I'm in love with the wilderness
Naked in the river skinny-dipping my way
In the waterfall, I just want to play

"Naked in the Rain" Red Hot Chilly Peppers

Neither of these would be much of an anthem for naturists....


 

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on April 30, 2019, 11:55:01 PM

 ;D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on May 03, 2019, 04:16:34 PM
April at least gave me the chance to get the camper out and have some free range time.  The weather was not totally cooperative but there were enough breaks to at least feel the freedom from being stuck indoors most of the winter. There are a few advantages of this particular place; the campsites are on a cul de sac which means one can see and hear approaching vehicles.  Also mid week before Memorial Day (last Monday of May) and Labor Day (first Monday of September) it is sparsely populated and quiet. The other advantage to this place is that I'm good friends with the Chief Ranger/Superintendent and he knows of my nudist ways.

So after setting things up I was carrying groceries into the camper when the ranger snuck up on me with an electric powered cart. It wasn't so much that  was naked as much as the temperature (in the 40'sF around 5C) in the early evening that made him question my sanity. He said he had seen the name on the campground register and wanted to say hello. Plus the usual asking if I'd like to become a campground host for the season; free site for 20 hours a week of work. Finally he told me that the Sheriff Deputies have started patrolling the park due to increased vandalism so maybe I should cover a bit at the campsite as he couldn't say if I would be cited or not. As he pulled away mentioning that he was going to start a fire at home as I made him cold.

So now the dilemma, do I stay naked and chance it or find a covering that still feels like I have freedom? Then I remembered some old t-shirts that were brought for cleaning purposes so I found one, cut down from the collar and made two flaps of sort then strung them with a bootlace through the loop left from the collar. Other than the bootlace around my waist I really couldn't feel any material. My buddy the ranger gave me a thumbs up when he passes the next morning so I guess it was acceptable in his eyes but never saw a deputy although I heard them pass many times.

There were a few walks in the woods but the rain and light snow flurries kind of put a damper on much free range time. But things are ready for  for summer and the next excursion will be in a few weeks!
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on May 09, 2019, 01:12:43 AM
This Spring has been hectic for me.  Among other events, the daughter moved back home, expressing her indigence to my choice of clothes (or lack there of).

I have been out on Galveston bay in the sailboat twice.  Well, once it was more of a motorboat.  No wind whatsoever.  But, it was sunny and nice.  The second trip was beautiful, sailing across the bay and back (10 - 12 kts either head or reach).  I motor out of the canal into the small bay, removing any coverings as soon as I exit the canal.  They reverse on return.  No dolphins on these early trips, but expect them to return as the water gets saltier.

I've also been able to get down to the Padre Island National Seashore (https://www.nps.gov/pais/index.htm) on 2 separate occasions.  The first time it was extremely windy.  You must park at the 'sticks' and walk into the refuge.  Families and textiles often come there to get away from the crowds, but they never venture far into the refuge.  The first trip (with the wind) there was only one car parked at the sticks.  No one was in sight, so I just put my stuff in a tote and marched my naked self on down the beach.  After about 1/2 mile, I noticed movement in the dunes.  I wasn't sure their preference for sunwear, so I put on my legal minimum.  As I got closer, I observed that he was indeed wearing board shorts.  So I added a quick wrap.
He stayed in his chair as I passed, neither of us making any attempts toward introductions or a chat.  After I walked an appropriate distance past him, off came the coverings, back into the tote.  I found a nice spot to lay out the sarong and relax.  I noticed that he had taken to walking down to the water and exploring the beach a bit.  There was too much distance to see any details, but the bright red color of his shorts was no longer present.

Anyway, I don't sit very long before the urge to move sets in.  So, I'm exploring the surf, beach and dunes for interesting objects of flora, fauna and human presence.  When I walked a ways his direction, he seemed to walk my way.  So I decided to close the gap.

When we were close enough, we chatted a bit.  He was from Minnesota and had belonged to a Naturist Club there.  He had heard that nudity was practiced here, but wasn't sure of the legality or tradition.  I explained what I knew and the experiences I have had.  Nice guy, enjoyable chat.
We both left a short time later, I had a long drive ahead of me.

The second trip was more enjoyable, the weather was more favorable, but it was a Sunday, so more textiles were near the sticks.  Once I got past them, the beach was once again, empty.  The water was warm enough for a swim, and i even body-surfed several waves.  No FRN converts or other encounters, but a nice day at the beach.

~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on May 10, 2019, 02:34:13 AM
This Spring has been hectic for me.  Among other events, the daughter moved back home, expressing her indigence to my choice of clothes (or lack there of).

Rather enigmatic there! When young adults move back in with their parents, it's usually because they're "indigent", but the lady's attitude to her naked father isn't clear. Indignant, indifferent, indulgent, indulge-ing (one hopes)?

Me, I haven't done a thing outside naked since getting back from my trip. But it's warming up around here.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 10, 2019, 08:49:28 AM
What a great week I've at at BN's SANER Region "The Gathering"
We've enjoyed a Burns in the Buff dinner, dancing, quizzes, games and so much more. And the so much more included a naked lunch at a pub which we filled, plus several walks. 

We had several encounters all without incident except for one, see below, plus walks in the local Forestry Commission, which had signs saying naturists may be seen. The one incident was a woman worried about one walker with she suggested a large penis who could upset local children. She rang the Police who informed her the event was pre-planned, inline with the law and they told her to go away.

A really great week

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on May 10, 2019, 11:37:19 AM
You mean Burns' Night?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on May 10, 2019, 11:54:34 AM
It was a full Burns Night, Haggis, tatties and neeps, piper, speeches, toast to the i mortal memory etc. .. we were of course dressed - tarten bow ties for the gentlemen and tartan sashes for the ladies

Davie  8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on May 10, 2019, 06:10:49 PM
Here's tae us; there's none like us.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 11, 2019, 12:28:02 AM
That Caribbean water and long beaches sounds very inviting. It has been decades now since being in them. Alas, Texas width is half the width of the United States. One of these days....
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on May 11, 2019, 12:36:50 AM
So the size of the wang makes it more threatening to children, does it?  :o ;D

What would she expect? She fears that the child might feel a bludgeoning coming on? A strangulation? Might it reach out and poke out an eye? Whose fear is that?

Always, it's "what about the kids." Kids don't really care. To them it's odd, curious, funny, unusual, but something to fear?!? What a wonderful outcome to have the prude policed instead of the innocent, for once.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on May 11, 2019, 01:37:23 PM
Kids really do, just want to run around in their birthday suits. It's even more fun when the adults join in.
~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on May 11, 2019, 03:54:57 PM
It's never really been about the "kids".  Just an excuse to hide hang ups and insecurities that have been fostered by years of indoctrination.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: MartinM on May 12, 2019, 08:07:44 AM
Easter was fantastic weather here, so naked much of the time gardening and one long walk on the fells near Sedbergh. Only met one person who ‘caught’ me at the top taking a couple of selfie, commenting ‘I wondered when I would catch someone doing that’. I presume she was referring more to the craze for posting naked photos on top of mountains etc on social media.

The weather has been much cooler since, but still managed a few early morning runs.

Got out yesterday in the fells. Fairly sunny but still a cool breeze, about 10C, so had to keep moving. I was crossing a beck (stream) when a couple appeared on the steep slope above. I decided not to cover up as they had already seen me and merely took a slightly different path up the slope so passed about 20m apart and just said ‘hi’. I couldn’t hear what they were saying to each other, but they seemed reasonably ok with it, if a little surprised. Near the top of the slope a mountain biker suddenly appeared followed by a runner. The biker passed by me and gave a little laugh but clearly wasn’t bothered. The runner was probably 50m away and so intent that he appeared not to notice me. I saw one other couple on the path above me but I was past before they got down to the path I was on so difficult to tell their reaction. Hopefully it will be a little warmer next time.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on May 12, 2019, 03:25:52 PM

Quiet for me - we are coming up to a holiday and have had a busy time with all manner of stuff.
Usual domestic nudity, one visit to the naturist swim.  Lots of cold weather, rain and very little by way of sun to get me out in the garden or on the hiking trail.
Brightened up today, though.  Here am I sitting at my PC when I could be out sunbathing. (Actually I have just come in from sunbathing as the clouds have gathered :( )
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on June 30, 2019, 09:45:56 AM
oh dear its the end of june, the years half gone soon be christmas in the shops.. 
this month has had the usual mix of nakedness at home and in clients gardens. 
 theres another general fortnightly auction started up about 10 miles away, viewing on thursday/friday,  online bidding over the weekend closes early sunday eve with collection monday/tues.  anyway i bought a bed last weekend going to collect i went via the lanes, down some i rarely travel .  about 5 miles away i passed a small millenium wood,   about 5 acres or so planted with 2000 odd mixed deciduous trees about the turn of the century, i was aware of its existence but hadnt been past it for years.  on the way back i stopped for a gander,   nice little part gravel off road car park ,   tees are maturing nicely with wide mown winding paths, a wildlife pond and a few wooden benches.    it was possible to park the car on the grass near the pedestrian gate into the woods,  i always carry binocculars and a beach wrap in the car, so wrap wallet , phone and keys went in the bino case and all the clothes inc shoes stayed in the car whilst i went for a barefoot wander.   i think its the first time ive actually done a complete wander without foot or headwear. just carrying a pair of binos and their case.   i was out for about half an hour.    i reckon i could be going this way a bit more often in the future.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on July 01, 2019, 06:12:27 AM
It got hot. I've been naked. Been up in the mountains twice, one weekend, report to come and today, an afternoon in the woods on Mt. Lemmon. Short jaunts. Cooler broke, I got naked. DF has a broken toe, which is recovering. Skinny dip party on July 4th. The month may be looking up, free range-wise.
jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 05, 2019, 11:29:30 PM
July, more hot and the toe has now healed. Backyard pools. Went up to Redington pass, because the monsoon has been popping up here and there, but NO WATER! The only place to hike really is on the mountain tops.

Got to dance in the warm rains a couple of times. I'll publish a ditty on the website one of these days.

We will sacrifice one of our nude camping excursions to teach our granddaughter the gift of nature. Mom and dad wouldn't approve of teaching nudity is good. So, no major excursion until September.

Feeling a tad nailed down. Gotta fix that.

How are you all doing with so much heat and sunshine?
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on August 06, 2019, 12:31:37 AM
Its been better for me recently. Instead of waiting to go on day long expeditions some distance from home I've been exploring more local areas. Although not high country I've had some lovely rambles. I look at the Ordnance Survey (mapping) site and work out a circular route away from as much habitation as possible. Most walks have been within  a 15 mile drive. The only problem I've encountered are a few public footpaths that have not been as clear as they should have been, the worst being a field of dry rape seed.

I also have three group walks in the diary, one in Shropshire, another in the Chilterns and one in the Peak District. I don't want the summer to end.

Davie  8) 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 06, 2019, 07:02:55 AM
The heat is in the mid one-teens. It bakes you. No relief within 40 miles. The mountains are the only escape and they are verrry busy. Watching and waiting for a break in the heat. A rain even with the lightening would be welcome.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 10, 2019, 04:33:46 PM

Well, July was good for me as I had the walk with Norman, a nudist swim and some good weather for gardening and garden nakedness.
Early August has been 0 for nudity as we have been away doing city things and staying with a relative.  However, the weather has been OK and apart from current rain and wind, hopefully we will get a bit more summer before the middle of September.  Mind you I have a mountain of 'stuff to do' which will involve me wearing at least one garment and more usually fully clothed.  I have been naked today but in an hour I have to dress to go to the city to see a play.  We have just had a bit of building work completed at the house and that now needs me to decorate it.  So!  I hear you cry (do I? ::) ), excellent opportunity for naked decorating, John?  "No, no", I respond because the building work was to erect a glassed porch at the front of the house so that any nudity in that will be exposed to the entire neighbourhood!  Whilst there is a small part of me that says "Hang it!  I don't care!  Let the whole village see me naked if they pass by" there is another rather more present and, I think, sensibly larger part that suggests that I appear like them, suitably clothed, whilst I paint the porch. :)
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on August 11, 2019, 10:47:32 AM
ive recently been doing the annual hedge trim for a client, took 4 mornings to do the hedges,  approx 1.5 doing the outside of the front hedge, clad in a pair of shorts,   saw 4 dog walkers and the postman.   doing the insides and tops i wore a pair of sandals.   the lady of the house is at home,  shouts when bringing out the coffee so i can done my beach wrap before she gets close..   since finishing the hedges ive been on the 10 year get the shrubs back in some sort of control.... another 4 mornings so far and about half way through .   aiming for 2 mornings a week till its finished but sometimes the weather intervenes.  typically get there at nine just as the client is leaving for work... his wife is there , normally only comes out the house once mid morning with coffee, otherwise im naked till i leave about one.   only have to cover up if im working near the front gate incase a random dog walker passes.

ive got another regular,  mow the lawns one a fortnight job,  takes an hour or so to strim the edges and rough bits with a  string brushcutter, nomally wearing bib and brace overalls and head protection .  then another 3 hours with ride on and pedestrian mowers, wearing the wrap when near the entrance.  during from july on theres also hedges and shrubs to trim which turns it into a full day once a week... depending on weather and what else is happening, i can choose my own day and hours provided the lawns under control and the rest gets done before winter.  the client and wife are semi retired doctors.  sometimes theyre in sometimes theyre out, july they went away on holiday. for most of the month.  august their student daughters are also about at random intervals.   theyve got this massive garden but rarely  come out the house when im about  .   though earlier this summer i did on occasions have mother and daughter trying to teach the new puppy not to bark at the naked gardener. damn thing is small enough to escape through the cat flap , hasnt tried chewing on me yet though.

currently with the amount of naked gardening time i get both for clients and at home i dont feel the need to find the time to get  out for naked rambles as much as i used to.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 11, 2019, 09:16:39 PM
Nuduke, is it a south facing glass porch? Can the lower in the south sun get under the roof and warm the place? Can you carefully place any obstructions to hide view of you winter sunning?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jmf on August 12, 2019, 09:58:21 AM
For me, summer is not the best time for naturism: too many people on the mountain paths. Besides, family life took me a long time. I had two weeks with my grandson. But I still found some opportunities, including a naturist running race on the Atlantic coast in Spain, then a day of beach and snorkeling still in Spain, but on the other side, on the Mediterranean coast. This week a mountain hike in the Alps with two naturist friends, but a little upset by the number of textile hikers met. At the beginning of September I have a week of group naturist naked hiking on an island in Brittany. I can't wait for autumn, the mountain will be quieter.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on August 12, 2019, 10:24:06 PM
You always seem to have plenty of fun in spite of the good weather. I could use more exciting new trips like what you just did.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: John P on August 13, 2019, 06:57:39 PM
JMF, sorry that we missed you while you were away. Annecy was a very nice city and we enjoyed it a lot, but the lakefront wasn't friendly to naturism. Also our one full day there was cool and rainy, but it added "atmosphere" to a walk around the old town!

Apart from that missed connection, July wasn't a bad month. I'll start a new thread about the Naked European Walking Tour.

(https://i.imgur.com/Bm3DKWTt.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/Bm3DKWT.jpg)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on August 13, 2019, 08:01:57 PM

My porch faces north and it's only about 2.5sq metres...more a large cupboard :D
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: eyesup on August 14, 2019, 10:40:54 PM
The Red Rocks are west of here were a great place to go on a SN hike. The advertising and the popularity of it with the local resorts for use by customers, makes it unbearable.

Busses, shuttles outdoor trips all from casinos and outfitters makes it feel like a theme park. With all the traffic I smells like a carnival.

I quit hiking there a while back after a couple of close calls.

Duane
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nudewalker on September 05, 2019, 03:18:30 AM
This August was one of the epic months as it pertained to free range, stealth or just plain naked walking! The powers that be, that is the local wildlife management people cut the roads and pathways in our local areas so with an easy drive from home I have been ale to get my 10,000 steps almost daily. Since I have two areas to chose from it never gets boring as the routes can vary day to day. On top of that we spent a great deal of time on the road so I got to revisit some old haunts. Back in June and early July many of those trails were submerged by high water but now although wet and muddy at least passable. As I once posted many of those trails are cut about six feet wide (almost 2 meters) and grass covered. So I could walk barefoot as well as nude and enjoy giving my feet a mud bath only to clean them in the grass.

Campsite nudity was limited as we were in an open field in one area we visited. There used to be more cover but the Emerald Worm Borer did the number and destroyed a number of trees. My hope is the reforestation program will fill in the gaps and at least offer some shelter or screens. So in the 31 days of the month there were only five that didn't offer some sort of outside activity. Although a few thunderstorms did curtail the duration of some walks.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Davie on September 05, 2019, 10:20:44 AM
I've had an excellent month walking on high moorland and on local low level footpaths. The biggest challenge has been brambles and nettles. I look to carrying a walking pole to bash them aside. Walking barefoot would have been like walking on nails. I almost managed one walk without getting a scratch when following the path behind a pond and under trees one bramble really got me and I still have the scars to prove it. Every cloud has a silver lining and the blackberries are lovely.

I hope to discover more local countryside in the next few days

Davie 8)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: HillwalkerDundee on September 05, 2019, 02:31:14 PM
As ever,  my daily walks have been enjoyable irrespective of the weather.  Yesterday saw a funny event.  I was walking naked as usual,  convinced I was alone. I heard the giggles first and then saw the shadow.  It was a low flying hot air balloon :-)
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 05, 2019, 09:11:32 PM
Nudwalker, I should be so diligent, admirable.

Davie, Would most of these scars be avoided by short pants, or gators, or is it a chaps kind of need? Just curious, I often think how useless clothing is at doing what it is for, so it is revealed as only a modesty/fashion contraption. Most rips here come at places where shorts wouldn't help anyway. Nude, I just get slowed up, treading more carefully, but that's okay.

There could be a time when I might wear snake gators in tall grass.

HillwalkerDundee! That is so unthinkable, who'd a thunk it? Say, I have a mention of you on my blog:

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

Oh yea, my monthly report:

We had a great trip to a spot up by Sedona along Oak Creek Canyon. We revisited near to where we camped with Eyesup, exploring a little valley populated by gold miners. We visited with two non-landed clubs last month. One in Tucson was a pool party for about 30 and one was in Prescott, with croquette, jaccuzzi and karioki (sic.). I got a couple of days alone up on Mt. Lemmon. I was laid up in degrees during a couple of weeks on pain pills, pain before and after a complicated tooth extraction. It's been hot, just one stroll out to Havarock, but an incredible experience because it was in the warm monsoon rains which finally came up to us. I have written reports for the website and pics but I'll still have to wait to put them all together and post about them for a month, or two. There is plenty to report before that. I've got reports going back to last spring still in line.

Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on September 05, 2019, 09:21:00 PM
I was able to get in about five miles of nude hiking today on the Signal Knob trail in the northern end of George Washington National Forest. Total miles was something less than ten miles. I had originally planned to go yesterday but I put it off until today when the weather was supposed to be milder. Unfortunately, it was.

It was 63 when I left the parking lot at about 6:30 this morning. There were no other cars in the parking lot. I was still able to hike comfortably until I reached the ridge, when it became breezy and chilly with a cloudy sky. So I put on the only clothing I brought, a t-shirt and a pair of thin shorts. I did pass the only person I saw after I was dressed again. It wasn't warm (or rather, I wasn't warm) until I had about two miles to go. It's a very rough and rocky trail, though. There is a lot of detail on that and other hikes in the region on a website "Hiking Upward," for hikes in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. It was still a good hike, although my feet don't think so.

There's really no difference worth mentioning about hiking nude, as you probably all know. Practically everyone hikes in shorts in warm weather anyway and usually with a t-shirt, too. No one would give you a second glance. So, if it's warm enough (a big if, it so happens) and you're not worried about being seen, there's no reason not to.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 05, 2019, 09:40:32 PM
Fantastic website! Good to know, if I'm ever in the neighborhood.

Lots of trees and creeks!!! (Arizona joke)
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on September 05, 2019, 10:52:27 PM
That particular trail does not have any majestic scenery or overlooks, except right at Signal Knob, which I bypassed, although I've been there twice before and the route I took today once. Plus two or three other shorter hikes in the same trail.

Now I understand why people climb vertical rock cliffs:  anything to keep from walking so far.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jmf on September 11, 2019, 07:52:08 PM
I have just returned from a week of naked hiking in two islands of Brittany, Belle Ile first in four days of walks and then the small island of Houat for a day. It was organized by the association of naturist hikers of Brittany. There were about fifteen of us from all over France.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 13, 2019, 10:43:59 PM
That sounds very fun. I had no idea of the islands. I assume that you will report and post fine pictures on your website?
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on September 30, 2019, 11:48:45 PM
End of the month of September. Being tenacious, we got out. I've been ill the greater part of the month. On the couch, I've been naked of course, in fact just a couple of trips to the doc and groceries once, clothed for an hour or so. Don't know if I'd brag that off as a month of naturism, however. DF has been a fantastic angel.

In spite of this, we went ahead with plans to spend three weekdays at Verde Hot Springs and Fossil Creek. I thought that I was getting over it, but it persisted enough to make my forays less robust. We got around and the scene was healing, none the less. So, I've got a story about the good 'ol Hotsprings history and something of them today and two trips through Fossil Creek and the blue green waters, with stealth that I'll publish later this winter.

We retraced a trip that we did years ago on the southwestern slopes of the Huachuca Mountains. On that trip, our camera broke, so, I can republish that trip with new pics. We found a couple of new spots, one for a picnic in the shade of a tree, next to a brook.

October looks sparse so far, but with tenacity and luck...who knows. The docs maybe closing in on the cause and we're trying protocol to fix me. I'm getting along better and suspect a mending is coming to me.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on October 01, 2019, 06:43:27 PM
Happy that you are on the mend, JBEE. I am suffering from a bad spell presently. Hoping it will be short in duration as I am hosting a naked movie night this Friday. I have certainly been burning the candle at both ends lately.
September started off on a good foot. I attended a regional burn over the labor day weekend. Actually, a Pity Party (#playapityparty) (https://southmorehouse.wixsite.com/home/playa-pity-party) for burners who could not attend Burning Man this year. My first adventure with this group. Had to come up with a camp theme, so I decided on the Pingpong Pavilion (https://photos.app.goo.gl/YHBKrhYKCkWsnxub8). It was a hit!
I arrived nude, but a neighbor was at the gate when I got there, so I put on shorts and t-shirt while I signed in. I remained nude for the whole time after that. Attendance was estimated at over 70 with several different themed camps. We were next to Glam Camp where you were encouraged to accessorize any costume you felt inspired to wear.
The event was held in Central Texas, with scrub oak and mesquite in abundance. One of the event themed was to counter Burning Man, this year was to "Leave a Trace".  We were to contribute to the site in some meaningful way. I cleared out area and carved steps in the sides of the ravine separating us from the main area.
I hadn't figured things out completely with the pavilion. It was perfect during the day, but I hadn't planned on lights for night time. Burners don't get out much when the sun's up.
I had several promotional flashlights that worried great the first night. Until the batteries died. But that was long past my bedtime, so a welcome circumstance from my perspective. I scrounged some Christmas lights and connected them to my truck after that. Occasionally waking in the wee hours of the next 2 nights to the sound of an exuberant game underway.
There was even an above ground pool to cool down during the heat of the afternoon and I helped construct the outdoor shower, which happened to be the first thing encountered beyond the entrance. I guess that was to make it convenient to shower as you departed.
Casual nudity was abundant, but full-time nudity was most prominent in our camp.  It was a very memorable weekend and my social network grew by leaps.
I will attach some things after I resize them.
~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 01, 2019, 10:21:25 PM
A friend of mine owns a deep pit out by Ajo. We are treated to a yearly piano burn. Up to a dozen pianos and palates and old Xmas trees.

It goes on for two or three hours, depending on whether the Fire District gets wind of it. Two years ago, a ditz lit it on fire before the time and took away the slow burn affect by lighting the wrong end. Fire trucks came because the flames were way high and could be seen by people on the highway, who called it in (it may have been seen across the valley for miles, big and hot). It was out of control, but that big pit is like a huge firepit. Over one hundred palates had been stacked in a half moon to burn incrementally and slow. The Fire department put it out and cleaned things up as they are required to do, no fines.

Last year, a surf music band was hired to play. It is the perfect music, wild and easily danced into a frenzy. There are usually a hundred give or take. Just a great party, no themes or serious nature at this point and a dozen or more years.

There is a regional up in Northern Arizona, but no nudity, which seems just wrong to me.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Safebare on October 01, 2019, 10:34:34 PM
It's a narrow view of "radical self expression" in my view. Regardless, I had gotten to know some of the principal organizers and had their blessings. So I just went with it.
I stayed clear of Sound Camp, though it was just across the ravine. Somehow it fits that many feel the need to drown out the natural sounds and hide the natural goods. 👣👣
~Safebare
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 01, 2019, 11:04:01 PM
"Radical self expression"? Hmm, I never thought of my naked body as gifting, or unique, just something that feels good. Pretty selfish and for me, but that isn't a bad thing.

Our gifting was generally limited to a potluck and some festive dress.

That 'ol pit could be more than dirt and a party. It once had a huge lunar light collector. This mirrored thing about the size of a drive-in movie screen would focus the lunar light.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: Bob Knows on October 02, 2019, 02:29:14 PM
We had SNOW in September this year, and rain and cold wind.  Not a good month for outdoor naked. 
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 02, 2019, 09:41:13 PM
Oh dear Bob, White Mountains have lots of that Arizona sunshine and pine trees. My folks used to stay there about 6 months a year and Tucson the rest. Prescott has a couple of colleges for part time work, or more and pine trees. Everyday that it is cold up there, it is nice down here. Every day that it is nice up there we have a couple of bad days. Not snow, just chilly or wet. I'm thinkin' it is getting closer to quittin' time, by what you have mentioned. Jus' sayin' sunshine and shorts until at least the end of October...naked weather.
Jbee
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 04, 2019, 12:39:52 PM

Well, I am back, if anyone noticed my unaccustomed absence over the last 3 and a bit weeks.  Been on holiday, very sporadic wifi. 
No nudity whatsoever outside the bedroom since 10th Sept.

When we set out on holiday, the UK weather was end of summer sunny & nice.  It's now damp, chill and rainy autumn, cool in the house too (heating on) and getting dark at about 18.30.  Hey ho, winter drawers on.  The annual naturist hibernation will start soon!


Our holiday was in Egypt where daytime temperatures were typically 35 deg C and reached 40-42 deg C.  Exploring tombs and temples in this heat, I have discovered, albeit that I have always maintained that I like hot climates, that in this level of heat I am very prone to heat exhaustion (HE).  Despite glugging lots of water or rehydration drinks constantly, I experienced it twice during the holiday and had to miss one day's trip out.  I also got very bad diarrhoea too (Pharaoh's Revenge).


This tendency to HE came as a surprise although looking back over this summer, I have experienced mild HE on hot days whilst very active and clothed, which I thought little of until this holiday.  I conclude that I am rather prone to HE and this is yet another blow to my aspirations to do more naturism in the sunshine.  I am afflicted like Job.  There are so many things that work against my desired naturist state such as a sun allergy, allergy to some suntan preps and insect repellants, a fair skin, an intolerant wife, living in the UK, an innate over caution of being observed.  Now add a tendency to HE and you are looking at me as an unlikely choice for a preference for naturism to be visited upon.  Why bother against these obstacles?  I gave up smoking and sugar in my tea.  Maybe it's time to give up naturism?
   Surprised to find just a single page of Recent Unread Topics over the last few weeks - correspondence seems to have been a bit sparse since 10th or 11th Sept when I last visited apart from a couple of chunky posts. 
Sadly, I am not even naked as I post this -  two reasons, other people in the house and need to keep warm!
Winter blues, I await your coming :(
John


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 04, 2019, 01:18:46 PM
Although it is said in this country that no one in their right mind retires and moves north, perhaps you are struggling against the northern march of civilization. Next time on holiday, consider the Faroes or perhaps even Scandinavia. Maybe even Greenland while it's still a free country, although the daily low temperature is always Summit Station, Greenland (-22° F yesterday). In any event, no where south of the Clyde.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 04, 2019, 09:18:43 PM
NUDUKE!
“The annual naturist hibernation will start soon!” HIBERNATION! You are not a bear, lizard or beaver, you are of a species that moves, a buffalo, a free bird, or a human. Head south, until it feels correct. You go to Egypt in the winter! You stay away from Muslim countries, unless you are on a cultural trip.

I just read a paper on the reaction during and after Arab Spring to two women that posted nude picks in protest of for a woman’s right to her own body and none of the dip-ships or their media could figure out that a woman belongs to herself, or were afraid to talk about it. You hang out with seriously cracked social and religious systems and you get jaded. You hang out with a barber and soon you’ll get a haircut.

I’ve gotten heat stroke. I had clothes on, no hat, exerting in the sun and used to sitting fat and happy in an air-conditioned building. Going from cool to hot will whack you every time, especially with humidity. You acclimate and stay naked, drink plenty of water and chill in the heat of the day and you will be okay, like normal people. Did Egyptian slaves wear clothes, did pharaoh?  Do you know why we have siesta here? Why construction workers start at sunrise and quit at noon or one?
Once it gets over 104F it is too hot. Things have to slow up, even naked me!

Three weeks later, I’m still recovering from a fever and Montezuma’s revenge. My iron and B-12 are on the fritz. I haven’t been off the couch really for weeks. Dehydration, etc, can be bugger.

I remember you freaking out before and me having to pep-talk you out of the funk. Here goes again.

“There are so many things that work against my desired naturist state such as a sun allergy, allergy to some suntan preps and insect repellants, a fair skin, an intolerant wife, living in the UK, an innate over caution of being observed.”

You came to us as ghostly white a man as I have ever seen. You literally glowed in the dark. I didn’t know that white people can be actually pure white. I said to myself, “This guy needs some sun.”

Some people have to watch sun more than others, it is true, but we are an adaptable species and judicious sunlight will build up. It ain’t sun allergy, it’s not enough sun. Suntan preps are poison and not needed. I don’t use them, I cover up when I’m getting to my limit. Insect repellants! That stuff is poison, too. Notice how it kills bugs? There are a few great organic products that work better than deet. Arbico has a very good one. I’m allergic to many insects. I stay away from places with them, or I use the natural juice. Fair skin? You still need sunlight all over. Think shade! Intolerant wife, means that you need a new hobby like free hiking, or camping and groups going to warm places like Arizona in the Spring, Winter and Fall. She’ll give you your space if it makes you healthy and happy. You don’t need a wife for that. You also know as well as I do that innate over caution is something that practice alleviates.
 
This leaves one obstacle to pray to Genesha for, living in the UK. The solution has been a naked by a warm hearth (204 arguments), sauna, canning fermented foods, or eating your pets. Sun rooms, or walks naked in the sun and moon anyway. Umbrellas and leather capes. OR, vacation and come home and brag to your friends about your all over tan. To hibernate!!! Pishshaw!

And one more slap on the knuckles young man, you are a naturist, it’s you. It’s what you are. All you need is to step out into the air naked and free once and you will want more and more. It ain’t BEER, it ain’t sugar in tea, it AIN’T like smokin’ either, APPLES TO ORANGES, plain and simple. IT IS ALL GOOD FOR YOU. Da Nile ain’t just a river in Egypt, you need it.

The problem here isn’t naturism. It is indeed a problem with tenacity and priority. Naturism calls…like a siren in the wind.
We’re looking out for you. You’ve been running around with a bad crowd, with clothes on.
Jbee


Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 04, 2019, 10:48:38 PM
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: ric on October 05, 2019, 10:43:35 AM
for me naturism isnt about sun and heat ,  its about comfort , temp and ease of movement.
i prefer doing physical work in my birthday suit, it leaves the elbows , shoulders, hips and knees free to move unrestricted by clothing drag.  clothing is worn for protection when needed , whether its shoes to protect feet or hard hat to protect head. or whatever.
hot sunny weather id far rather go for a ramble in cool shady woods than sit in the sun on a beach. my chair in the garden spends most of its time in the shade of an apple tree. 
over the years weve found some nice beaches in furteventura where the wife feels comfortable so those are our preferred destination for winter vacations.    we feel no need to visit other places where nudity isnt so well tolerated.

i dont hibernate during the uk winter, its just that nude comfortable time gets scarcer towards mid winter,  but over recent years ive got some naked gardening or walking in in every month of the year, maybe only an hour or so in december or janruary but it is possible.

you just need to think positive , be prepared and grab whatever opportunities present themselves.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 05, 2019, 07:56:41 PM
for me naturism isnt about sun and heat ,  its about comfort , temp and ease of movement.
i prefer doing physical work in my birthday suit, it leaves the elbows , shoulders, hips and knees free to move unrestricted by clothing drag.  clothing is worn for protection when needed , whether its shoes to protect feet or hard hat to protect head. or whatever.
hot sunny weather id far rather go for a ramble in cool shady woods than sit in the sun on a beach. my chair in the garden spends most of its time in the shade of an apple tree. 
over the years weve found some nice beaches in furteventura where the wife feels comfortable so those are our preferred destination for winter vacations.    we feel no need to visit other places where nudity isnt so well tolerated.

i dont hibernate during the uk winter, its just that nude comfortable time gets scarcer towards mid winter,  but over recent years ive got some naked gardening or walking in in every month of the year, maybe only an hour or so in december or janruary but it is possible.

you just need to think positive , be prepared and grab whatever opportunities present themselves.
I confess that DF and I tend to go with the preference for comfort. We're fair weather hikers, the optimum being nude comfort. I like the shade, the sun, the sun and the shade, whichever feels best at the moment.

So, there is a great deal of thinking positive and accepting and enjoying the experiences as variety.

In order to grab opportunities, yes one must prepare. I go to great lengths. Being prepared with a backup plan, to avoid rains and cold. Knowing the best times of day, which could be a couple of afternoon hours of spring-like weather before winter-stuff.

Being aware of weather patterns throughout the region, wind, cloud cover potential, elevation, timing during the day. We often don't know where we will be going until the night before. Situations like, "is the monsoon still happening in Southeastern Arizona, so shall we head 150 miles in the opposite direction to Prescott are considered." What water resources are available, which is often seasonal, enters into opportunity considerations.

Then there's seeing that the situation is there and spur of the moment, stopping what I'm doing and popping out of the door to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.

Positive attitude would be difficult for me, if I had to stay north for a winter. Between SAD, chilling rains and being as spoiled as I am, I'd lose it.
Jbee

Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: BlueTrain on October 05, 2019, 09:31:46 PM
Well, someone wrote a book entitled "Paradise below zero." He was Canadian. You have to have a positive outlook.

I think I mentioned before, maybe even in this thread, that I miss the spontaneity of doing things when I was younger. As you get older, many things tie you down. Your job, your spouse and so on. So you have to plan for things. I guess that means one should try to make the planning fun, too.

Sometimes, though, the opportunity to be nude will suddenly appear, like the sun after the clouds blow away. Even then, however, you have to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of it, although I guess that's what an opportunity is. Once, at least ten years ago, maybe longer, I had gone out on a weekday for an outing to the same place as my last trip a few weeks ago. It was early spring and still fairly cold. There was ice in the creek where I went. But I hadn't gone too far up the trail, not even a mile, when it started feeling pretty warm. There were no other cars in the parking lot, so I decided to hike nude for a while, which I did. I just had to pack all the clothes I was wearing. On that trip a few weeks ago, though, I had taken only the minimum of clothing and although it was only about 60 or so (I'm not referring to notes here), I thought I'd try to get by without taking anything extra along in the way of clothes. Well, it didn't warm up and once on the ridge, four or five miles up the trail, it was chilly. So we live and don't learn. It's still fun, though.
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: nuduke on October 13, 2019, 09:01:01 PM

I was at a party on Saturday night on my own because my wife was away at a conference.  I drove home about 12.20am and throughout the 20 min journey, I longed to be naked.  I got home, stripped off immediately in the hall and went outside and sat on the dew damp grass and enjoyed the cool air and the damp night!  I felt better.
John
Title: Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
Post by: jbeegoode on October 15, 2019, 01:10:51 AM
My compulsion drives me to feel better every day...and dang if geeing naked and catching some air really does work wonders. 8)
Jbee