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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Bare Feet
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:10:03 PM »

My Nakefit foot soles arrived very promptly!  They are really weird - just a thin plastic film that sticks along the sole of your foot and toes.  I imagined they would be a bit thicker than they are so that they would provide some walking protection.  It'll be odd to try them!  Can't wait for a suitable day to get out and walk the road and the sward with apparently bare feet.  You can't just try them on and take them off and store them for a later walk - they are single use items.  Although they were only about 2 a pair (I got a 3-pack) it's quite a price for a day's wear.  If one buys a 50 pair of shoes they can last years!  Certainly if a pair of 'standard' shoes at 50 were labelled to last just 25 days wear (equivalent of 50 worth of the Nakefit soles), you wouldn't consider them very good value, would you?!
But that's not the point is it.  Nakefit soles are a barrier between the desire to be barefoot and the modern environment which offers every obstacle to being barefoot.


Jbee!  Get to a chiropodist and get all the hard skin and callous pared off.  I do this 3 times a year and it prevents me having to live with cracked skin on the sole and heel.
It's a bit frightening as she (for the chiropodist is a lady) pares the skin with a surgical scalpel!  But it's painless and I have beautiful feet! (not).  For the 1st 2 or 3 days after a treatment I don't challenge them to walking on anything that might cut the softer skin under the callouses.  Between times I keep the callous from building up with sandpaper or an abrasive hard skin scraper. 


John

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Naturism & Art / Re: Naked Nudity
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:54:00 PM »

Just theorising...
Since film uses very fine crystals spread on a support medium there is a limit to the resolution as presumably determined by a limit to crystal size that can be generated and spread on a backing.  In the 19th and early 20th century the picture area was relatively large.  Old wet process glass plate cameras were, like 10in x 8in or 13in x 10in or larger.  So called full plate paper film was
6 8. 
This means the picture was spread over a larger number and area of crystals so that each crystal recorded a very small area of picture giving hi res.  Compare with a 35mm camera where the same picture might be recorded on a much smaller area over 50 times smaller for the 10 x 8  example.  However good the advances in getting tinier crystals, that must explain some of the high resolution of pictures in the early days of photography but lower res in more modern times.  In more recent decades when a photographer wanted great resolution he would use a very big plate camera and film size.   


I assume digital cameras today, although they take a very small picture area on the ccd chip, vastly exceed the resolution of the old time silver halide cameras.  Although do they?  I had a quick google and couldn't find a clear answer to that but what I did discover is that there is no 'standard' pixel density.  If you have a big old ornery digital reflex camera with say 12 MPxel resolution the ccd is large say 40mm wide and the pixel size might be 3-5microns but in a smartphone you may also have a 12 megapixel camera but around 5mm wide with pixels at 1 micron or thereabouts.  So hi res cameras today have big pixels and big ccds but a relatively hi res picture can be achieved with small pixels on a small ccd.  Confusing or what?


JMF can you shed any light and help our understanding?


John

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I trust, Jbee that you are using a reasonably up to date version of Windows and a sensible browser like Chrome, Edge or Firefox.  I'm not surprised if you are having problems if you have clung to Windows XP or Vista so long after their demise!  If you are managing the Wordpress Blog, I guess you are more up to date than that.


I think Karla is right - it may be a cache or cookies thing.  Expunge your history and cookies and this may bring it back.
I too rely on unread posts since last visit as the most efficient way to find new posts, otherwise you are searching through endless topics for recent posts (I used this on TSNS as well to keep up) and I usually use MS Edge which I have set to clear history every time I close down.  Not sure if that clears the cookies too but it doesn't affect the "Show Unread Posts Since Last Visit" function.  I wonder therefore if that is a feature of one's user profile saved on the site software?
Your profile tells you when you last logged in so that is probably the means by which the site can deliver the "...unread posts since last visit" from Stuart and Karla's end not from each user's local device.  Maybe JBee's profile has a small corruption in it.  Any ideas Karla and/or Stuart?


If you can't shift the problem easily Jbee, I suggest creating a new identity and profile and seeing if that profile has the function operating ok.  Obviously it needs to be a different name and password to your current.  If it does work then the corrupt file on the site software may be the answer.  What the remedy for that would be I know not.
John


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Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:54:56 PM »

You didn't fancy seeing if the stucco workers were happy with you naked, Jbee?  That would have been a first I think!


Glad you are enjoying retirement AZ_Nudist.  It's a gas! 


John

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Trip reports / Re: Meeting the Nudukes and Stalking Flamingos
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:51:36 PM »

Yes, Jbee I'd love to come on one of your adventures but I've never camped, never been more than an hour from the nearest civilisation and I indeed have a paper white British epidermis and not acclimated to hot sun.  It would be like taking a newborn with you (although I speak better and my toilet habits are better controlled!! :D ).  But it must be possible!  Others do it.
John

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

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Bare Feet
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:33:43 PM »

Ah yes, BT.
I guessed you were not foolhardy enough to be that intrepid.  Wearing boots allows you to enjoy that terrain in safety and comfort.
John

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

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Trip reports / Re: Meeting the Nudukes and Stalking Flamingos
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:43:06 PM »

Hey, ho, Jbee
Pleasant but poignant nostalgia there.  For anyone reading the blog, that's how it was!  We really enjoyed each others' company and maybe one day we'll do it again...next time to include a proper adventure!  A really important aspect of that day for me was the fact that we were able to get naked in the mid/late evening and that the atmosphere was skin warm everywhere.  At that moment I understood the huge difference between being a naturist in the Az climate and the UK climate!  No comparison!  And so much nicer in Az (or Ca for that matter!)
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Bare Feet
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:31:41 PM »

Well, 4 responses here!


1) Neat idea, jbee - I have just ordered some.  I will wear them whatever the weather when I have a day when I can wear them all day and will be out and about where bare feet won't attract adverse reactions i.e. not the supermarket, not where I could get a foot injury e.g. doing DIY and up ladders but yes on Yoga class day, Art class day or doing nothing day around the house garden and for a local walk.  I suppose one can be shod part the way there and take off the shoes to reveal the soles when at the walking place. 


2) I have before used another type of barefoot sole cover.  These were rigid foam soles with adhesive on the top.  I forget what they were called but they were not that great.  Once you had stuck them on they tended to lose adherence when peeled off so would flop about the next wear and if walking on cut grass or sand the grass and/or sad would accumulate around the edges and gradually work their way under the sole as it lifted slightly when walking until they affected the stickiness to the foot.  That said they were a fun way to be nearly barefoot but be able to walk on tough surfaces such as asphalt and concrete pavements


3) Wow MartinM, barefooter for 8 years.  I'd like to know more of this lifestyle.  Are you barefoot all the time of just some of the time?  Do your feet get calloused and/or cracked and if so what do you do about that, if anything?  How did you adopt barefooting early on?  Who comments or objects mostly (in the way you describe or worse - e.g. refusing entry to a store)?  I am pretty much 100% barefoot at home these days but haven't ventured out into the wide world.  I do things that even if I was 100% barefoot otherwise, I would put on protective shoes for e.g. ladder work, and building/some DIY.  I'd love to hear your story!


4) Blue Train - how do you avoid injury on the trails you describe?


John

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Introductions / Re: Hello - It's cold outside now!
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:40:10 PM »

Welcome to the forum BS&B,

Hope to have you join in our many and various conversations around (mostly!) naturism and being in nature (and life!) naked.
I'm in the UK and it's the usual grey, damp, rainy and depressingly chilly weather, muddy underfoot in the fields and not particularly conducive to naked walking.
Hey ho.  Winter blues.John

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Trip reports / Re: Cochise Stronghold and the Great Mushroom Hunt: Part III
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:31:58 PM »

Ah yes, microclimate.
John

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I read an amazing thing the other day (and unfortunately I seem to have lost the link - I think it was a Guardian science article):  Recent archaeological finds in Europe have revealed that there appears to have been a widespread outbreak of bubonic plague somewhere in central Europe about 5,500 years ago which caused a mass migration further across Europe and particularly North.  However, this plague seems to have been spread faster and wider than previous instances and this was put down to a recent invention of the time - the wheeled cart!  It was pulled by animals and enabled people with the plague (or the rats or the fleas) to spread wider and faster than ever before.  I thought that was pretty mind boggling.  The invention of new technology always seems to have disadvantages in aspects not dreamed of by its inventors!
John

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Isn't the bacterium Yersinia Pestis the cause of plague, Bob?  It still exists. I read that there are 3 forms of plague caused by this organism depending on where the bug gains entry.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yersinia_pestis and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague


I'm ok with chlorine!  Smells bad but keeps the plague at bay! :D
Chlorine bleach is a solution of about 2% Sodium Hypochlorite which decomposes to chlorine when you expose it to stuff like dirt.  The smell of chlorine in chlorine bleach is the perfume that is added to make it smell of chlorine so users will recognise its dangers! 


John






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General Naturism Discussion / Re: UK London restrooms go gender neutral
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:58:02 PM »

Wahoo! :D Pop up toilets in the great metropolis!
I must try one next time I visit Villiers Street at night, which I occasionally do after a visit to the theatre or other appointment.  It's the street that runs down the side of Charing Cross station and leads to Embankment Tube station.  Been along it many times.
What happens if you happen to be standing on the toilet roof plate when it decides to rise from the ground?  If it's late and your pretty inebriated it could come as a terribly shocking surprise.  You could end up with PTSD - Post Toilet Stress Disorder! :)
...With apologies to anyone with real PTSD!


John
PS I am miffed, I wanted to find a synonym for rising up or ascending etc. beginning with P but there isn't one!

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