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


Ditto. Now the tightest restrictions have been loosened I reckon to leave a few days for the pent-up needs to be expended, and by next week it should be safe to venture out without tripping over coachloads of wide-eyed wanderers who are new to this outdoors walking lark.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: May 11, 2020, 07:53:16 AM »
Nuduke, has your anti-virus updated recently, looks like their sort of protective message. Or your browser? Theyíre building in more of such protection and site checking. Possibly your ISP - again, theyíre building in such ďsafeguardsĒ to curry favour with governments. Is there no indication on the message as to who might be generating it?

Trip reports / Re: First naturist trip in the north this year!
« on: May 02, 2020, 01:26:28 PM »
I think the one in the picture is a small Kia, but those sort of mileages aren't that uncommon in Europe where we've always had smaller cars than you lot "over there", and without an oil well in the south pasture we've had to be a bit more parsimonious in our engine settings. My latest set of wheels is a Vauxhall Grandland - the size of a decent Land Rover SUV but with a 1200cc engine, a lot of good engineering to ensure there's n o loss of performance, and a steady 40 mpg (UK).

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 20, 2020, 01:03:15 PM »
Couldn't have put it better if I tried, ric!

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 20, 2020, 10:14:45 AM »
As always thereís the law as written in statute, and thereís the law as in what society expects of each other. The famous British queue is nowhere enshrined in statute, but queue jumping is considered the worst social crime against oneís fellow citizens. By the same token, while public nudity is permissible it would still fail the social acceptability test in the more public places. The far end of a beach would probably be acceptable, as long as the police didnít stop one from walking that far! It is unlikely anyone else there would notice or object or be concerned to display their ignorance of statute law - the virus has given most people something more to worry about.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 15, 2020, 04:41:28 PM »
I tend to agree with ric on this one (though I haven't got a polytunnel and I don't do vitamin supplements). We do all the social distancing and minimal going out - the sad thing (for me) is that where I'd really like to go, hiking the countryside on my (naked) own, would keep me social distanced from everyone far better than a walk in the park, but the local police are very hot on stopping traffic and deciding whether one's journey is necessary! All this lovely weather going to waste.

In the absence of a covid vaccine or cure we have to work on the inevitability of everyone getting it (potentially, at least) so trying to keep contagion to a level the health system can cope with is the best that can be done. In the meantime, all we can do is reflect on a recently-overheard comment: "Don't know what all the fuss is about with this covid 19 - we survived covids 1 to 18 all right, didn't we?"

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 01, 2020, 10:20:48 AM »
Whatís graupel, Bob? From the context itís not one to put on my Christmas list, but not a term Iíve heard before.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: March 25, 2020, 04:37:57 PM »
Are elections meaningful when only half the electorate votes? You go with what you got.

Arguably not, but as you say, you get what you get. But elections arenít illness statistics, and in the words of whoever originally said it, there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Iím with ric, the mortality rate is meaningless without knowing how many actually contract the illness, and many who do donít even know theyíve got it. And how many of those who died were about to die anyway? All we can get from the numbers is that some people get the illness, some donít, and some die.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: February 29, 2020, 06:54:53 AM »
The vegetarians I know will eat dairy products such as cheese, cream, milk, but the vegans wonít touch anything that has come from animals. You get the odd one whoís a ďbacon vegetarianĒ - vegetarian but canít resist that sizzle ...

General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:48:03 PM »

I was at a restaurant last week that served vegan Fish & Chips!  Go figure.  It was made of mushrooms apparently :D

I can't quite get all these "vegan" versions of meat-food. If they're so certain of the benefits of veganism why do they feel the need to pretend like this, even to the extent of telling us how you can't tell the difference from the real thing! If you can't tell the difference, why bother? (you've got me started now ...)

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:45:09 PM »
Same problems here in the Cotswolds, John - even when we get a dry day or (heavens above!) some sunshine, the ground's far to wet and boggy to enjoy a walk, whether naked or not. We have to get out to walk the dog, and that's offputting from venturing out again for the pleasure of it. Couple of weeks back it was starting to dry a bit and we were getting sections of firm footing - then that wretched Storm Ciara came in and we're back where we started. I'm going stir crazy not getting my naked rambles.

Installation art?

General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: January 13, 2020, 02:35:36 PM »
John Nuduke, how can you dismiss the effects of diet yet say that better nutrition has helped? Arenít they connected? I agree, though, that medical science is doing a good job of elongating our lifespans - on the one hand I believe the ever-more processed and chemically-enhanced nature of our foodstuffs is contributing to illness and bodily issues, but perhaps the preservatives used in those foods are preserving the bodies that take them on board. Unfortunately medicine is all too often preserving unhealthy life rather than increasing the healthy years, a factor that makes it more costly and more uncomfortable for all. Iím trying to extend the good years as much as possible, in the hope that, when it comes, the decline is reasonably rapid.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: December 29, 2019, 02:48:08 PM »
We do backpacking but not as you know it. It would be difficult to go for more than a day or so without hitting human habitations. Backpacking here would mean carrying all your gear on back from campsite to campsite, rather than disappearing into the woods or mountains for days on end.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: December 26, 2019, 12:01:20 PM »
Wild camping works like any other illicit activity - donít get caught! Whether itís farmland or moorland if youíre tucked away unseen and donít draw attention to yourself youíll be OK. Anyone other the land owner or park ranger probably wonít take any notice - we have a national trait of not wanting to get involved (unless itís a suicide bomber on London Bridge but thatís a different kettle of fish), in the same way most textiles donít call out naked ramblers.

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