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Free Range Naturism / Re: Itís better naked - who knew?
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:14:26 PM »
Keon West was responsible for the Naked Beach television series, which was a series of 4-day experiments on a similar theme.

The latest research is only a start along fresh lines, and is stated to be a qualitative rather than a quantitative study to start with.  That is to say, not intended to prove anything, but to give guidance for future work.

Keon's summary is:
This research is still in its infancy and not yet conclusive. Nonetheless, given this slowly accumulating body of evidence, it is worth considering whether nakedness may be a low-cost, effective means of improving body image, self-esteem and overall happiness, despite its unconventional image in contemporary society.

Poaching information from the BN website:-
Dr Keon West is a really serious academic, and is very much on an upward trajectory too.
He is now president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (, an international organisation based in the US.


Free Range Naturism / Re: Itís better naked - who knew?
« on: October 10, 2020, 10:28:23 AM »
I tend to feel that a nudist would not have found any change in body image after mixing in either group. They would probably be the least body conscious there, so would have reduced any of the the obvious benefits noticed.

As I neared the end of my first mile, I realised that this was not only a mile but a milestone too!  I had never walked naked for that distance before and indeed 30minutes was one of my longer stays outdoors naked.  Just a pity it wasn't in proper countryside.

John, I am disappointed  :(
Do you not remember our walk in Collyweston Woods last year?
We walked about 2.6 miles in 2 hours.

Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: May 15, 2020, 03:52:50 PM »
Jbee said:
Dang good mileage. You might get that out of a Prius here, but not an extensive van with added weight. Who makes such a miraculous voyager?
Sorry Jbee,
I have just realised that I didnít answer this one.

The Vikenze II is a conversion on a very small 5-seater Fiat Qubo car with a 1.3 litre diesel engine.
I doubt if it is marketed in the US.

The back seats have been removed and I doubt that the weight of the conversion into a tiny camper has added much weight.  It drives very reasonably, and it doesnít make me feel that Iíve got a full load.

With regards to my earlier comment that the UK regulations might frown on me driving to Collyweston Woods, I decided that the police guidance appeared to accept a 20-minute drive as acceptable for a couple of hours walking.  So, Iíve been four times now.  Clothed to start with, whilst I used gardening gloves and some heavy-duty secateurs to cut back some trees and bushes that were trying to take over the paths.  Then a very relaxed nude walk.

Now that the UK restrictions have been eased, allowing even more driving for exercise, and meeting with one other in the open, John (nuduke) might fancy the drive down the A1 to join me sometime.


Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: May 09, 2020, 11:17:37 AM »
This has reminded me that some of my earliest nude walks were at night on a golf course only 3 miles from the centre of town.
I haven't bothered with night walking since obtaining my light weight Sport Kilt and discovering the joy of daytime nude walking with suitable easily donned cover to hand.

Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: April 29, 2020, 10:38:52 AM »
Ah.  Do we have a misunderstanding across the pond?

52 mpg is 52 miles per imperial gallon, or 11.4 miles per litre.

But I have just found out that a UK imperial gallon is approximately 1.2 US gallons.

So my 52 mpg in the UK equates only to 43 mpg in the US!

You learn something every day  :)

Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: April 28, 2020, 12:54:57 PM »
Average 52mpg last year.

Individual journeys can vary between 48 and 60, depending on usage of the right foot.
The conversion is on a very modest car, which can double as a 2-seater spare car.

Yes, the portable loo must be one of the smallest on the market.
Only used in emergency.  In fact, Iíve only used it twice in 3 years!
Itís normally out of sight below the induction hob and microwave.
I use plastic portable urinals to avoid unnecessary cleaning!

Yes, silver can be used in creams or dressings for ulcers.
The dressing is just a grey dry patch kept in place with, in my case, a small piece of micropore tape.
Iíve heard horrible tails of people suffering from leg ulcers that have never cured.
So I am very pleased that they seemed to take my problem very seriously.


Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: April 26, 2020, 02:12:55 PM »
And now to answer John.

After the infection in my leg was cleared, I still had some cellulitis swelling and the ulcer.
In treating the ulcer, they tried compression bandaging below the knee.
All that did was cause my knee to swell up like a balloon!

So, after arranging a Doppler scan of the leg, to ensure there were no big vascular problems, and a CT scan on my pelvis area, they decided that compression stockings should be safe.
Now, when I am out, I am wearing black compression stockings from my toes to my groin.

The good news is that after just 3 days of wearing the stockings, all swelling in my leg had disappeared.  Meanwhile, the ulcer has diminished to a very small scab after being kept covered with an antimicrobial dressing which I understand contains silver.  Iím hoping that another couple of weeks will see the ulcer gone.

Unfortunately, I will probably have to wear the stockings for some time, to help the poor blood circulation that was the underlying cause of the ulcer.  I have had the problem of swelling ankles for some years but kept it at bay by playing squash 3 or 4 times a week.
I feel that I will need to wear the stockings until the lockdown is lifted to allow me back on court.

Meanwhile, walking near to home is not nude friendly, and driving as far as Collyweston Wood where we have walked together might be frowned upon.  Nevertheless, I might well be tempted if this good weather continues.

You mentioning the guy living in a Toyota Prius led me to a Google search seeming to show there are several!  Iíve never tried to post pictures before so whether these pictures of my camper will work remains to be seen.  The big factor in my choice was having an elevating roof to allow me to stand up inside the camper.  It certainly suits me fine for one-night stopovers to walk with the Naturist Ramblers.


Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: April 26, 2020, 02:00:00 PM »
First, a short explanation of my delay in answering Jbeeís suggestion: -

Although I retired 10 years ago, I still run a payroll for a company where I used to work.
It normally takes around 25 hours per month, entailing 3 days in the office.
This month it has taken 80 hours, including trying to get set up to work at home, then getting management to accept it would be much easier to go into the empty office, and finally spending every day this week alone in the office, arranging to pay 1/3rd  of the workforce the Government agreed 80% of their wages for being laid off.

So not only have I seen none of the good weather of last week, but I havenít been able to get in any walking.  Very annoying.

Before these annoyances, I did have one go at Jbeeís idea of sprinting.
Unfortunately, I havenít really got any suitable footwear, and found that I could only jog.
Even then, my feet were not happy.

One squash playing friend is using skipping to try to keep fit.
Having bought a rope online, it has taken me until today to even try it.
I tried a bit of skipping 7 years or so ago, after having my right hip replacement.
But found it a bit boring, and gave it up as soon as I went back on court.
But needs must, so I will have to persevere now that I have finally started.


Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: April 06, 2020, 12:15:36 AM »

Our colleague Yeldew goes on Naturist Rambler walks a lot.  He lives a bit further south than me has a 1-man camper van (amazing bit of kit!) to do the, somewhat shorter but nevertheless substantial, journeys and overnights and takes it very steady, I think.  But he is lean and fit as a butcher's dog (probably from all the walking).  Quite the opposite to tubby old me.

Thanks for that John!  A fair bit of poetic licence there, I think  :)

In fact, I was pretty unfit over the new year period, having acquired a nasty infection in my leg in November which gave me cellulitis, caused my left leg to swell to twice its normal size, and lost me several weeks of sleepless nights of pain before breaking out into ulcers on my ankle  :'(

I suffered my own Ďlockdowní from normal life for 4 weeks, having to visit the hospital every day at 10:00 to get a special bottle of antibiotic replaced on a belt around my waist Ė being attached to a canula in my arm for 24/7 infusion.

The biggest problem was that I was unable to play my normal 3 or 4 games of squash a week, and the resultant lack of fitness had several knock-on effects on what are normally minor ailments, but became less so until I was able to get back on court.

Then just as I felt that I was making headway, all the squash games were stopped for the foreseeable future due to the club having to close for the current lockdown!

I am having to use plenty of walking as the only possible way of keeping my ailments at bay.
So my aim is to walk further each time I go out until I can do around 25 miles at a go.
The problem is that the 13-mile walk that I did yesterday doesnít work the heart as well as a 40-minute session on court.  There are no hills within allowable travelling distance under the current restrictions where I can get a real work-out.


General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: August 30, 2019, 01:05:06 PM »
John said "I like to reminisce about TSNS because I was a member in my formative years as a naturist and benefited from the advice and friendship of a number of the members there, some now here and some seemingly long gone, who helped me realise the potential of and become comfortable with naturism"

I too have a lot to thank TSNS for in helping and inspiring me to enjoy naturism in the fresh air.


General Naturism Discussion / Re: Incredibly funny joke
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:52:33 AM »
And your answer made me laugh even more than the original joke ;D ;D

The road outside my Gran's house never had horse shit for long.
She shovelled it into a bucket and spread it on the garden.
My Grandad grew the best kidney beans I have ever tasted.  ;D

Factory Farmed Naturism / Re: Non-landed Club
« on: October 19, 2018, 04:41:49 AM »
So Norman, I assume the walkers got dressed to eat.  With that sort of number, though, you could almost carry on being naked as you'd fill a substantial proportion of any pub and who's going to argue with a posse of 44 recalcitrant old geezers! :D

We have been in a backroom to ourselves occasionally, and often joked about that.
Several of the pub managers know that we are naturists.
On one occasion, the room was rather hot and the manager offered to open the only window.
We all said it would be easier just to get naked, but nothing happened.  :(

Factory Farmed Naturism / Re: Non-landed Club
« on: October 12, 2018, 08:05:47 PM »
No need for me to say any more!!!   :) :) :) :)

I certainly meant to imply that the Nat Ram walks aren't arduous to a fit person.

Around 12 miles;
usually split into three 4-mile sections with 2 breaks for refreshments lazing in the sun;
starting at noon and finishing between 6pm and 7pm.

Usually, a good half of the walkers stop for a pub meal after.
Last week there were 44 walkers and at least 20 stopped to eat, so the pub owner was happy!


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