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Free Range Naturism / Re: Public nudity
« on: October 02, 2020, 09:49:01 AM »
I've always thought it counterintuitive that the Arabs wear long flowing clothes but no doubt it does protect from the harsh sun and does allow air to circulate underneath unlike western clothes.

Here in the UK public nudity is becoming more acceptable, certainly in the countryside with no  prosecutions for several years for non-sexual nakedness.

Our biggest problem are demonstrators against children attending naturist events which take place at commercial premises. These business are now being forced by business reasons to make these events 18 plus. There was also its a near riot last Saturday when naturists leaving an event were spat at, hassled and had their cars damaged. All this brought about by mindless thugs, whipped up by social media giving a totally wrong idea about naturists. The local press were involved in this an then turned up at the event, real chickbait reporting.

According to these mindless people all naturists are paedophiles. It's impossible to enter a dialogue with them and naturism us an easy target, all made worse on this particular evening when all the pubs turned out early at 10.00 pm due to the virus restrictions.

Apart from these thugs we are making progress

Davie  8)

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: September 27, 2020, 05:37:07 PM »
I'm not going to comment about this diet, everyone can make up their own mind, but it does recall a humous moment.

A few years ago I was at Abbey House Gardens for a clothes optional day. Ian Pollard the owner had invited a guy who spoke about such a diet described above. He was aggressively expanding on this diet and all went well until, perhaps being a little over confident he asked if anyone had any questions. A guy very quietly asked if his dietary plan had been subject of "peer review."

It may or may not have been subject of peer review but if they had this guy wasn't aware of it. It literally brought him up short, he rocked on his feet a couple of times, thanked everyone for listening to him and quietly withdrew.

The humour was the over confident approach to really wanting not to be there.

Davie  8)

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: September 10, 2020, 06:13:30 PM »
This month is looking good. Two walks this week in the wonderful Yorkshire Dale. I did Great Whernside ealier in the week and Buckden Pike today. Both are just over 700 metres. Today I didn't walk up - I paddled up as the ground was so waterlogged. The assent was really cold with a biting cold wind so clothes remained on, but then it warmed up so back to normal.

Davie 8)

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: August 11, 2020, 12:13:35 AM »
I have the perfect wet weather gear for naked walking, until it gets chilly with the breeze. On a group walk (with good social distancing) we all started naked and gradually a jacket went on, and then another until we had call got them on. Eventually after the rain stopped the coats disappeared

Its always the wind or breeze that forces me to put on clothes. I've walked quite happily naked at zero deg C on  a bright crisp clear and still day.

The last garden visit I did, it rained and the brolly came out. After a while it became rather miserable and we'd all left before closing time but we had stayed for a reasonable time given the weather, and it had been dry whilst we ate our picnic.

Davie  8)

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: August 10, 2020, 07:26:21 PM »
July was quite a good month with several solo walks and  a couple of group ones. Most were in good weather but one was on a rain soaked day but we did manage to get a reasonable amount of naked walking in. I've been out a few times during August.  One of the below pics was taken in the shade of a tree on a very hot day and the second in the son, amongst the crops on a public footpath.

Davie  8)

Free Range Naturism / Re: In Defense of World Nude Hiking Day
« on: July 08, 2020, 09:25:55 AM »
I've seen far worse articles in our UK red top newspapers. I never like to see the words caution or warning. Do they think we have horns growing out of our heads and eat children for breakfast. A far better word is advise. It's neutral and allows non naturists to be aware and not go further if they are so prudish that the sight of naked flesh gives them an attack of the vapours!

I do think we gave it so much easier here in the UK. I'm joining a group tomorrow and we have no concerns a part from the weather. We will cover up on roads and close to houses and if we see kids nearby. Under the law we don't have to but it saves misunderstandings.

Davie  8)

Free Range Naturism / Re: British police say nude hiking is legal
« on: June 06, 2020, 07:01:46 PM »
Many laws are the product of a bygone age an reflect the culture that was prevalent at that time. If no-one kicks up a fuss they remain unchanged. The alcohol laws are a similar example that change from time to time as society changes.

I honestly don't think its tyranny although it may be if the law makers don't react to sensible pressure for change from a reasonable number of people. (I have no idea what the tipping point for that is) Some laws are unlikely to fundamentally change, for example the law realting to assault and theft.

Laws that affect social norms will, and a good example are those relating to homosexuality. Its only by promoting our cause and demonstrating naturism is not a threat to anyone that the law and the interpretation of the law will change. Here in the UK we are making progress beyond what we might have expected a few years ago, but there are still challenges. In fact here it was the interpretation rather than the actual law itself.

Davie  8)

A wonderful day today. I walked about eight miles in North Warwickshire with about six naked.  I saw a couple of dog walkers right at the start  and at the end. Otherwise I saw nobody except for a few whilst I was walking along roads between fields. My batteries have been recharged!

Davie 8)

We were staying at Western Sun Club a few years back and went into the local pub, The Lion Inn. I had a beer and then went for a second. I saw a pump nearby and said I'd try it. The land asked if \i saw sure as it was a bitter with nettles and it turned out to be bright green. It was OK but not one I'd choose again. There are lots of nettle beer recipes available online I prefer beer to be beer without additions, just like cheese. I can't personally be bothered with cheese with sage etc.

Whilst on the subject of cheese who likes yarg, which is a semi-hard cow's milk cheese made in Cornwall? Before being left to mature, this cheese is wrapped in nettle leaves to form an edible, though mouldy, rind. The texture varies from creamy and soft immediately under the nettle coating to a Caerphilly cheese-like crumbly texture in the middle.

Once it warms up a bit I'll be out walking avoiding the nettles wherever possible.

Davie  8)

Not quite.

Its a leafy plant that has flowers and the sting is  described as containing acid (formic acid) but they also contain histamine and other chemicals. The exact details are still unknown but it is the histamine that causes the initial reaction when you are stung. The sting is supposed to be relieved by rubbing dock leaves on as the sap contains a natural antihistamine, which helps to ease the stinging sensation. (but not by much!!!)
You can, if ever you want to and it tastes disgusting, use the leaves to make a tea like beverage. It tastes nothing at all like tea!
It also has mild diuretic properties

Davie  8)

I managed a walk a few days ago and this time had to start my walk by crossing what is usually a busy main road but with little traffic about that was no problem. After passing a farm I stripped off until I I approached another couple of houses and a road. After a short walk along the road and passing through a small wood off came the clothes.

As I came across yet another farm I put on my shorts. I noticed a car had stopped near the entrance and I wondered I if the occupants had seen me naked. As I passed the driver opened his window to enquire if it was OK to walk over th the fields with his dog. I told him it was, he thanked me  and very soon I was walking naked across more fields. Soon I was back to roads including the busy main one which I now crossed via a footbridge. 

It was now mainly fields to get back to my starting point apart from a short distance through a hamlet and another down a short section of road. It was glorious and in one wood I went off the path to photograph the bluebells.

As I was closing on the road I decided it was appropriate to cover up. As I made my decision a single guy littorily popped though the hedge were there's a gate. He must have seen me naked but I walked to the edge of the field put on my shorts and as we passed near to the gate he smiled a d wished me a good day.

With a little bit of mixed nude and clothed walking I was back at the start eight miles later. One thing I did notice us the nettles are really growing so next time I'll gave a walking pole with me.

Davie  8)

Challenges, Davie?  Explain, please, if you would be so kind.  It sounds like you may have some exciting and interesting exploits planned.

I hope to explore my local area a bit more thoroughly, and at the same time do a much as possible whilst naked. That's it, no climbing the church steeple, no canoeing up the local brook or finding any hidden cave. My regret - at the moment it will all be solo adventures alhtough I supose I might be fortunate in spotting a another naturist in the distance, so so far I never have.

Davie  8)

As we are allowed to drive a short distance, less time driving than walking, I've driven a couple if mikes out to a spot with good parking. It's opposite a caravan centre. From there I've managed a couple of lengthy eight mile walks with a reasonable amount of distance completed naked.

One walk took me to a bit of countryside I'd not walked before and I found one path has disappeared having been taken over by a quarry. It's surprising what you discover so close to home.

Now for the May challenges

Davie  8)

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: April 22, 2020, 07:19:10 PM »
In the UK parks have bee told to remain open. The Government does not want lots of people to travel and visit popular beauty or tourist spots. I get that, it makes sense. Advice from the National Police chiefs Council includes that it is likely to be reasonable - "driving to the countryside and walking (where more time is spent walking than driving." I think people have to take the spirit of this one. Two hours driving for two hours and a few minutes walking, probably not.

Today I drove 2 miles and walked 8. Time driving five minutes maybe and walking 2 hours 30 mins. ... and it was lovely, if a little breezy at times and a fair bit of course naked.

Davie  8)

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 15, 2020, 12:20:16 AM »
Of course is can be carried on shoes, as well as clothes and most other surfaces.

As for Chloroquine  Not proven as a treatment or preventative. Neither has it been subject of peer review. Treat any claims with caution. There is only anecdotal reports it has some benefits. It may eventually be proven to be effective but the evidence is lacking at present. If it was effective it would be in universal use now but it isn't. See:

The link above relates to SARs a difernt virus and was published in 2005, hardly up to date research!


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