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General Naturism Discussion / Re: People who've given up washing
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:17:18 PM »
the water main came up our lane in the mid sixties, when i wasabout 10 yearsold. before that we used well water and collected rain water from the roofs. we had a tin bath on the kitchen floor with water heated on the stove. apart from the once a week bath night, we washed in cold water.   face washed before bed , hands washed before meals if dirty or after no 2s.   toilet was a drum emptied once a week and a bucket for pee if it inconvenient to trot outside and water the garden.   i still dont come into the house just to pee in the toilet,  even on occasions go out in the garden to pee rather than flush it away with 2 gallons of potable (allegedly) water.
weve even gone back to drinking pure unadulterated well water rather than the chlorinated mains water.

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« 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.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: People who've given up washing
« on: August 09, 2019, 10:44:46 AM »
just a few random thoughts,   40 years ago we had to use specialist industrial hand cleansers to get the oil off our hands after working on an engine, now i just use whatever cheap squirty soap weve got by the sink.. it works just as well as the industrial hand cleansers used to.
after a bath or shower my skin itched like crazy.... enough to make me reluctant to shower or take a bath ,  in recent years chlorine filters on the shower head and just rinsing ,no soap of any kind has eased the itching,  but i still only shower when i need to,   sometimes even twice a day, lunchtime and early eve if ive been toiling in hot weather. , do wipe crotch and armpits most mornings with a damp flannel though.
ive not used shampoo or soap in the shower for best part of twenty years.   last autumn i gave up shaving my face, so a wipe with a damp flannel every morning is the new routine, soap is now only used on  hands.
historically wed wear shirts for a couple of days, trousers all week maybe two, underwear would be changed twice a week, socks daily.... clothes washing was either done by hand or in a twin tub.... laundry for a family was a mornings graft,   changing clothes multiple times a day is only possible because of automatic washing machines.... which use gallons of water and pollute the planet with detergents.

theres an old saying  "only dirty people need to wash"

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« on: July 26, 2019, 10:14:02 AM »
i like clothes loose enough not to drag on joints when moving,   trousers that drag at the knees are too tight same with long sleeves that drag at the elbow.  especially noticable when working on ladders
in recent years ive discarded leather belts and gone to slightly elasticated ones, generally if a belts tight enough to hold trousers up whilst im stood its too ght when im sat down..... wearing nothing is far simpler and more comfortable.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Clothing can be Unhealthy
« on: July 25, 2019, 10:39:00 AM »
that approach to clothing and fashion sounds about right,   only difference now is the local availability aspect, now we tend to order online and have stuff delivered rather than go to local shops which probably havnt actually got what we want anyway.

my wardrobe is pretty much the same as it was twenty years ago.... indeed some of the items are at least 40 years old.    specifically my rarely worn budgie smuglers are at least 40 years old, but still in the bottom of a drawer for emergencies.   the only new items are a couple of beech wraps which get far more use than the budgies ever did.... ill be wearing one on the ride on mower in the front garden in a bit.

Free Range Naturism / Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« on: July 25, 2019, 10:07:45 AM »
forecast is for the hottest day ever for southern uk,  local forecast is 29 deg,   were getting a lot of wittering on tv about how to keep cool.   reckon ill get the ride on mower out and do under the apple trees, soon have to let the grass grow under the trees cos of the fallen apples .

General Naturism Discussion / Re: When you least expect it!
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:59:39 AM »
wheres the groan button?

on the bright side the wife now knows my jokes aint the wurst out there :)

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Skinny-dippin' with St Ethelflaeda!
« on: July 05, 2019, 10:11:31 AM »
ive been reading the perelandra garden workbook  recently.... about connecting with the devas of the garden and nature...its almost convinced me to try connecting to the devas and maybe a bit of naked meditation and tree hugging

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« 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.

this uk summer is nowt unusual,   anyone in the uk will be aware of the pilton/glastonbury pop festival,it gets pleanty of news coverage on tv and in the papers , its held about 10 miles from us,  theyre either treating the masses for heat stroke or showing pics of them wading through knee deep mud.

wimbledon tennis is another good example , pleanty of media coverage ,years ago  ive even seen a photo of ducks on a puddle on one of the courts .... there was some speculation that a press photographer had actually smuggled them in .

ive also heard it argued that watching raindrops falling on a covered cricket test match wicket is marginally more interesting than the play itself. :)

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Escapism
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:27:36 AM »
were pretty much doing the same thing, winding down our business interests , not actively seeking new clients to replace the ones that move away or drop out. our 5 bed bungalow is up for sale at an optimistic price,    were spending more time pottering in the sunshine, not worrying about hiding from the neighbours or delivery persons, generally chilling out.

its bxxxxy chilly and persisting down with rain in somerset .   forecast is pretty much the same all week.   might have to do some weeding in the poly tunnel later... after ive drained the stuff thats outside in pots. ive got a load of shrub cuttings in pots, the pots are stood in plastic boxes to make watering quick and easy... chuck an inch of water in every couple of days and they suck up what they want, yesterday some of the pots were floating.  gueass the easy answere would be to drill some overflow holes in the sides of the plastic boxes.   ive forgotten what the thread title was, am i rambling again

Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: June 08, 2019, 09:07:31 AM »
on a solo visit to studland beach , two fit female teenagers in one piece swimsuits started to play volley ball right in front of me, when i rolled over onto my stomach they trotted off up the beach laughing  :)    ive never had the same reaction to naturists on the beach.

first hurdle is prising the remote away from the mrs ;)

i rarely just sit to watch  television whilst its daylight,  its just on when ive come in to have a cup of tea, or whatever.

theres been a commercial running on british tv lately,   young daughter tells dad he should be wearing sunscreen,   he responds were in uk not abroad on holiday,   a dayglow sun on a bike then responds its still the same sun, implying dads a bit thick not to realise this.

my reaction was if i dont need sunscrean in uk , this ads telling me i wont need it on holiday.... i ought really report it to advertising standards , but i cant be bothered.

but it does show the intellectual level of the tv ad industry generally.

theres another long running one for spec savers opticians... old sheperd without glasses shearing his sheep... does the sheepdog as well
tag line "should have gone to spec savers" implying he couldnt tell the difference between a sheep and a dog,   
all it says to me is everyone involved in the add is a bit thick dont realise .... even a totally bind man could tell the difference by feel... be a tad difficult to shear a sheep by feel....   a lot of dog owners do clip their dogs thick winter coat in spring

in a typical hours tv were being fed 20 minutes of this garbage.... i tend to read novels in five minute chunks..... or if really deperate surf the net on the tablet whilst the tv ads are on.

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