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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: October 06, 2020, 01:58:16 PM »
after the washout that was august in the uk it was nice to get back to some dry weather...i  pretty much muddled along naked a s normal where possible both at home and when in clients gardens.

the only exception is that i have finally got round to a bit of cycling.  if i turn right out the front gate, past three neighbours  then the tarmac lane turns into a rough stone bridle way for half a mile or so before becoming tarmac to lead dowm to the back of the next village, theres a side track that does a circle though fields and along the edge of the woods   .. generally visibiity is good so you can spot the dog walkers and tractors a fair way away.   ive been riding 4 times now , bit over half an hour each time.  started off using my tan through swim shorts to start and finish past the neighbours and when sighting dog walkers.  but have now settled on the tan though beach wrap...its more comfortable to wear than the shorts and easier to put on and off.    if theres a lot of other traffic it can stay on as the next best thing to total nudity .

ive also made the decision to stop working completely.  we were intending to slowdown and downsize but still keep the workshop and paddock/veg  garden.   but the decisions been made to have a complete change downsize into our ex rental property in the village.  garden is miniscule and overlooked, but planting shrubs  and fruit bushes will give some secluded seating areas and the lack of work will mean next year ill actually have oodles more time to walk, cycle and even go to the beach.  and short spells of gardening in a tan through beach wrap isnt actually too much of a hardship.

if the next 12 months goes anywhere near to plan well be happy.....never know might even be able to get back to fuerteventura for winter sun next winter....dont look like its happening this one.


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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: October 01, 2020, 01:31:38 PM »
as stated above if you take a small risk often enough it will happen at some point.

when driving ive always got alternate clothing in the vehicle....even if only overalls wrapped round the toolbox to stop rattles.

if ive driven somewhere and gone for a walk ive usually got a tan through beach wrap in the camera bag,  and never leave the car keys behind...ive even got hats with zipped pockets that take the vehicle keys.  on the odd occasions ive stopped for an unplanned walk and left all clothes in car the keys have gone with me. theres always binoculars in a case in the car,  ive carried the keys in the bino case whilst leaving all clothing behind.   

my bike has a basket on the handlebars...keys, phone and wrap or shorts go in there and are no bother.

having said all that if the brown stuff hit the fan ive have no problem asking for help,   the bits of the uk im in your never far from a house or road. and i dont do bad weather

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Free Range Naturism / Re: More on drones
« on: August 03, 2020, 09:51:11 AM »
"what i do when nobody is looking is my business "  is not either true or helpful.  what you are doing could be an illegal activity,   which law abiding citizens would expect law enforcement to take an interest in.

indeed i for one would welcome more policing on uk beaches.

 the biggest perceived problem on uk naturist beaches is people having sex in public,   theres basically zero police activity so the practice goes unhindered and just drives away the vast majority of naturists who dont want to witness this activity leaving the general public to believe that all nudists are exhibitionist sex maniacs.

im just glad that in the uk , at least in rural areas, we have a vastly different perception of the front line police  than that that appears to be the norm in the usa.


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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Vitamin "D" and Covid-19
« on: July 31, 2020, 09:41:47 AM »
popped into another major supermarket yesterday,   stumbled round in mask and steamed up glasses.... 3 tills open .... two had notices up which went summit like..... cashier is deaf and needs to lip read , please remove mask.


weve had measures introduced somewhere up north which includes stay indoors dont let anyone else into house or garden.... but u can still go down the pub or local park to meet random strangers.



leicester is a city now on lockdown because of the number of confirmed cases.    local public health chief went on national telly ,  hes instigated mass testing,  volunteers go round door to door handing out test kits for public to take sample and post back for analysis.   no training on how to take sample or checks on who (or what?) sample is actually taken from.     the guy even stated that the more tests they did the more positives theyed get from people with no symptoms......they know if they mass test there will be more "confirmed cases " so measures to control will be introduced

still actually difficult to get hold of hospital admissions data which is really all that really matters

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Vitamin "D" and Covid-19
« on: July 30, 2020, 09:46:08 AM »
i popped into our local morrisons supermarket this week.... we were all being good , wearing masks, waiting in the 2m spaced q..... behind the tills the cafe has reopened....no masks in sight there ..... guess the egspurts hadnt  thought u could sup a coffee through a straw wearing a mask

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Vitamin "D" and Covid-19
« on: July 27, 2020, 12:16:04 PM »
weve all got different perspectives to view covid from.   for me sat in rural england my only direct experience of covid is the panic buying in supermarkets back in april and its effects on my normal once a week or so shopping trip.   only once have i had to wait to get into a supermarket.  theres been times i havnt been able to buy every item on the list, but we keep normally  full cupboards.... no toilet rolls on the super market shelves once or twice isnt a big deal if your buying to keep the cupboard full rather than because youve run out.

the wife runs a business from retail premises in the village, that shut down end of march, got a 10 k payout from government . so thats no big deal.    ive changed focus slightly  done less work in other peoples gardens , but repaired and sold more mowers... customers rarely wanted to shake my dirty hands anyway so not much has changed......

ive worn dust masks when needed all my workin life so know a bit about different grades of filtration and problems of bad fit, enough to know that wearing a "face covering" into a shop isnt going to stop anyone catching a virus.

back at day one we were told lockdown was designed to reduce the number of infections to a level the health sevice could cope with, there was never any informed belief that it would stop infection completely.


as weve learned more its become apparent that the effect of the virus on individuals varies widely from no discernable symptoms right through to needing mechanical ventillation.... apparently determined by the underlying health of the individual....which can be affected by all sorts of factors from housing density , air quality , diet , other medical conditions etc .

general conception over here is that american diet and lifestyle has resulted in an unheathy obese population fuelled by coke and macdonalds so their bound to be hit by whatever virus is doing the rounds.

vacination is seen by some to be the answere.... how long have they been doing flu vaccines?   they aint got that right yet there aint a hope in hell of getting a covid 19 vaccine working and guaranteed safe before its mutated into covid 2x so the vaccine becomes useless.  leave out the logistics of actually delivering it to everybody (that wants it)


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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Vitamin "D" and Covid-19
« on: July 24, 2020, 10:22:55 AM »
uk schools have brainwashed a generation of kids and their parents.   a glimmer of sun and our grandkids dont go out the door without sunscreen....unless theyre with us for the day...... weve got bad memory and forget it ::)

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Vitamin "D" and Covid-19
« on: July 23, 2020, 10:36:57 AM »
right at the start of covid , back in march ,  we sat down and thought about it as a flu variant.   we concluded that it would be impossible to avoid the virrus so to minimise the effects building the imune system and enhancing lung function were the way to go.   vit d from sunshine, vit c from home grown salad crops in short term and fruit in long term would help immune system. general mild exercise would help lung function.
at the same time i started taking a vit d complex as a general nerve and brain boost.... wee turned hi viz vest coloured and my frequent (1 or 2 a week ) migraines ceased. i havnt had one since.

more recently weve been looking at aspirin,   theres evidence a daily dose will help prevent tumours, arthritis ,heart attacks and dementia

the aspirin causes stomach ulcers research was done when more profitable pain killers were developed.    by feeding mice upto 100 aspirin in a single dose.   the " research" found exactly what it was intended to prove and gave a headline to market the more profitable alternates.

the more i read of medical and nutritional "research" the less i trust the headlines... and that includes the "expert opinions"  ie guesswork surrounding covid.

google the anual number of deaths in US from cancer....or any other major cause of death in any country,   its many times the covid rate.   weve trashed the worlds economy, many businesses and many individuals livelihoods for what is actually a   run of the mill virrus.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: In Defense of World Nude Hiking Day
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:27:53 AM »
one thing that has been glaringly obvious in the last few months in the uk is the utterly low standards of the media..... weve been watching the daily downing street briefings on the virus.... after the minister and his 2 officials gave their presentation , there was a question and answer session with journalists... most of the questions were aimed to promote the asking journalists views...sometimes not even remotely relevant to that days briefing.   that was followed by the tv channels expert giving a summing up...sometimes you wondered if hed actually listened to that days briefing.   

more generally the mrs has been reading several of the daily papers websites....either theyve copied and pasted the same press release word for word  .      or theyve actually tried to write their own copy and given wildly differing accounts of the same event.

in short you cant trust any of them to report anything accurately.   to be honest ive given up on them completely

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my footwear of choice is strapped sandals , 2 straps over the front and one round the heel.  velcro fastenings are secure enough.  i tend to wear a size bigger so theres a bit of sole stuck out infront of the toes.   most of my walfing is on good surfaces, most rambles are along smooth paths.   ill go barefoot on good grass, but its rare.   when its wet ill wear socks and wellies , when too cold for sandals its a good pair of leather shoes with socks.  but april till october its mainly the sandals.   exceptions being when i feel toes need protection , strimming,mowing, welding etc.

very occasionally ill wear a pair of trainers... usually if im going somewhere too wet and muddy for proper shoes and not wet enough for wellies.... but i find they make my feet sweat,   and a surprising number come too far up the back of the ankle to be comfortable.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: June 23, 2020, 10:00:25 AM »
i dont like walking in boots , i just feel they restrict ankle movement....and freedom of movement is one reason for not wearing clothes in the first place.   i also like wearing sandals to let air circulate around my toes.   only boots i ever wear is wellies.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: June 20, 2020, 10:03:11 AM »
ive been following the situation on naturist-corner . its pretty much a couple of guys walking the forest nude regularly, seperatly and posting their experiences.  not trying to hide , chatting to those they meet and the warden. its taken years to develope to the current tolerant situation.  i dont know  how many regular nude walkers there are there now ,theres bound to be more than those that post on the forum.

does show what can be done.

unfortunately im the other end of the country so cant join in in person.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: June 18, 2020, 10:42:20 AM »
sticking to paths is easier walking , less chance of being caught by nettles etc and a lot less likely to trample on wildlife or flowers etc.  its all part of the progression from secret to free range.
added to which in the uk encounters withtextiles are generally not a big deal and theres the argument that the more were seen naked the normal and accepted it becomes.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: June 09, 2020, 09:50:50 AM »
things have progressed in the uk which make the secret aspect largely redundant for the confident free range naturist.  now weve got police acceptance of the fact that naturism isnt illegal more freerange naturists are not bothering to hide when meeting public in rural locations this in turn is leading to occasional press reports which now are publicising police non reaction which in turn is leading to more public awareness.   this all makes the clothed recon less of an issue , if a path looks suitable just go for it.

last week i was out delivering a mower , came back through the lanes , stopped for lunch in a bit of a layby that had a public footpath heading accross a grass paddock into the extensive woodland of the stourhead estate.   the herd of cattle in the paddock were more of a concern than the possibility of meeting humans.   the cattle watched but couldnt be bothered to move to investigate this strange apparition in their domain.  in my hours naked explore i met 4 humans but though i had a wrap in the camera bag i didnt bother with it .  it all builds public awareness.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: British police say nude hiking is legal
« on: June 06, 2020, 09:38:40 AM »
i guess its police speak to differentiate between a naturist and a flasher and between passive and aggressive .   aggressive flasher theyed have to respond.  its also a clear simple understandable phrase to give to the public.

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