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Free Range Naturism / [b]Progress - Finally[/b]
« on: July 16, 2017, 02:29:38 PM »
Our house loan was finally approved the beginning of July.  The house is ordered.  The well pad has been done (although the fire evacuation slowed down the drilling for a few weeks).  And now the driveway is roughed-in to the top of the hill.  I drove to the top of the hill yesterday for the first time.  It made hauling water for the garden (nude of course) much easier.  I'm also digging a new nude trail on the east side of the hill.  And the naked meditation continues.  It's amazing to experience this progress, and everyone is of course welcome to visit and walk the trails.

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Free Range Naturism / Working on the Land
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:02:00 PM »
Most every day I am blessed to be able to spend hours naked working on our land - improving trails, watering the garden, meditating.  Of course I love it!

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Free Range Naturism / Why are you a naturist?
« on: May 11, 2017, 03:09:30 PM »
Naturism’s 3-H’s
By Ken Sunwalker

One bright, sunny day in the forest, Goldilocks met the three bears, and asked “why are you bare”?

Good question!

How would you answer Goldilocks?  Why are you a bare naturist?

Not an easy question to answer, especially if you try to remember and discuss all of 205 arguments for naturism.  That’s just too complex and detailed.
The solution is to “Keep It Simple”.  The 3-H approach makes it easy for me to remember and answer this SIMPLE question.

What are the three H’s?  - Happy, Healthy, and Human.

Happy

For me, this is the most important answer to why I am a naturist.

The sun and breeze caressing my entire body makes me realize exactly how much I miss by covering the majority of my skin – the largest sense organ.  I can avoid the burden of uncomfortable, ill-fitting of clothes that shut out the world.  The naked FEELING is amazing!

Nude is FUN!  Remember skinny-dipping?  Playing naked is like being a carefree child again.  No wonder it’s such a challenge keeping clothes on young children.

When I’m nude I forget my every-day cares.  And I am not so influenced by other’s opinions and cultures and fashions.  I am FREE to be me!

And because naturism Feels good, is Fun, and sets me Free, it makes me HAPPY.  It’s that simple.

Since I have a choice, why not feel Happy, fun, and free, rather than scared, serious, and sad?

Healthy

Here’s another important answer about why I am a naturist:

Naked keeps my mind SHARP!  Exhibitionism, voyeurism, inappropriate sexual behavior, pornography and the like simply disappear in the light of naked reality.  And skimpy clothing just adds to these issues.  Naked, my mind can focus on spirituality and creativity and truth.

Naturism makes me STRONG.  Naked in the sunlight, my body soaks in lots of healthy vitamin D.  Seasonal Affective Disorder disappears.  My love of nature and the outdoors grows.  I’m motivated to be active, so healthy exercise occurs naturally.

And these healthy benefits reduce everyday STRESS.  Why worry?  Many people believe that going naked causes stress; instead it helps me get rid of it.  Naturism brings calmness, complete relaxation, and comfort.  Nothing restricts or confines me.  Inhibitions and shame disappear.  Naked meditation and yoga fit well here.  I am less self-conscious.  My naked life is great!

So naturism helps me be HEALTHY - Sharp, Strong, and Stress-free.

Since I have a choice, why not be mentally and physically Healthy, and stress-free, rather than slow, sick, and worried?
Human

Finally, naturism helps me be Human, with a realistic body image, positive social interaction, and openness to honest reality and truth.

I am now realistic about BODY IMAGE.  Seeing other’s bodies confirms that no one is perfect, so I quickly discard comparisons and negative thoughts, along with unhealthy eating habits and weight disorders.  I am less judgmental.  I see everyone’s body as beautiful – flaws, scars, weight (or lack thereof) don’t matter to me anymore.

I enjoy being SOCIABLE.  I find it so easy to make new naturist acquaintances and friends; just spend a little time talking in the pool or hot tub.  This is not a sexual closeness, but a feeling about shared beliefs and attitudes and activities.  My very closest, most trusted friends are naturists.

I am OPEN.  As a naturist I am honest with myself, open to reality, and to the truth.  I now know who I am and why I’ve felt the way I did throughout my life.  This does not mean I disregard other interests and talents, but as a naturist I follow the truth and love being me!

Since I have a choice, why not be the Human I truly am, with realistic body image, sociality, and openness, rather than trying to be something I am not, and ending up a biased hermit?

Answer

You may have noticed that these answers include three topics under each main heading.  I guess that means this is really a 3-H-3 model.  But to keep things simple and easy to remember, if asked, I just say I’m a naturist because it makes me HAPPY, HEALTHY, and HUMAN.

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Free Range Naturism / Mingus Mountain Freehike
« on: April 15, 2017, 04:45:44 PM »
Check out the short description (with photos) of our most recent freehike at http://kensunwalker.blogspot.com/

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Free Range Naturism / Most Memorable Nude Moments
« on: April 13, 2017, 03:43:33 PM »
I ran across this thought online:

“Some of my most memorable nude moments have been the ones where I’ve been with a small group of friends at Diogenes Sun Club or outdoors in remote locations.  There’s tremendous camaraderie within the community because we have a common understanding. . . My standout moments have to include the first time I walked out onto the lawns at Diogenes fully naturist.  It wasn’t in any way frightening but for some people those first encounters can be tremendously nerve-racking.  It was more a question of, ‘Right, that’s it, I’m a naturist now’.” – Emma James, http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/adventure/the-rules-of-going-naked-in-public/news-story/b32fe64a4db995e803c16ff2711d51de

What are your most Memorable Nude Moments?


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General Naturism Discussion / Why a Naturist
« on: April 09, 2017, 03:57:50 PM »
Naturism’s 3-H’s

By Ken Sunwalker

One bright, sunny day in the forest, Goldilocks met the three bears, and asked “why are you bare”?
Good question!

How would you answer Goldilocks?  Why are you a bare naturist?

Not an easy question to answer, especially if you try to remember and discuss all of 205 arguments for naturism.  That’s just too complex and detailed.

The solution is to “Keep It Simple”.  The 3-H approach makes it easy for me to remember and answer this SIMPLE question
What are the three H’s?  - Happy, Healthy, and Human.

Happy

For me, this is the most important answer to why I am a naturist.

The sun and breeze caressing my entire body makes me realize exactly how much I miss by covering the majority of my skin – the largest sense organ.  I can avoid the burden of uncomfortable, ill-fitting of clothes that shut out the world.  The naked FEELING is amazing!

Nude is FUN!  Remember skinny-dipping?  Playing naked is like being a carefree child again.  No wonder it’s such a challenge keeping clothes on young children.

When I’m nude I forget my every-day cares.  And I am not so influenced by other’s opinions and cultures and fashions.  I am FREE to be me!

And because naturism Feels good, is Fun, and sets me Free, it makes me HAPPY.  It’s that simple.

Since I have a choice, why not feel Happy, fun, and free, rather than scared, serious, and sad?

Healthy

Here’s another important answer about why I am a naturist:

Naked keeps my mind SHARP!  Exhibitionism, voyeurism, inappropriate sexual behavior, pornography and the like simply disappear in the light of naked reality.  And skimpy clothing just adds to these issues.  Naked, my mind can focus on spirituality and creativity and truth.

Naturism makes me STRONG.  Naked in the sunlight, my body soaks in lots of healthy vitamin D.  Seasonal Affective Disorder disappears.  My love of nature and the outdoors grows.  I’m motivated to be active, so healthy exercise occurs naturally.

And these healthy benefits reduce everyday STRESS.  Why worry?  Many people believe that going naked causes stress; instead it helps me get rid of it.  Naturism brings calmness, complete relaxation, and comfort.  Nothing restricts or confines me.  Inhibitions and shame disappear.  Naked meditation and yoga fit well here.  I am less self-conscious.  My naked life is great!

So naturism helps me be HEALTHY - Sharp, Strong, and Stress-free.

Since I have a choice, why not be mentally and physically Healthy, and stress-free, rather than slow, sick, and worried?

Human

Finally, naturism helps me be Human, with a realistic body image, positive social interaction, and openness to honest reality and truth.

I am now realistic about BODY IMAGE.  Seeing other’s bodies confirms that no one is perfect, so I quickly discard comparisons and negative thoughts, along with unhealthy eating habits and weight disorders.  I am less judgmental.  I see everyone’s body as beautiful – flaws, scars, weight (or lack thereof) don’t matter to me anymore.

I enjoy being SOCIABLE.  I find it so easy to make new naturist acquaintances and friends; just spend a little time talking in the pool or hot tub.  This is not a sexual closeness, but a feeling about shared beliefs and attitudes and activities.  My very closest, most trusted friends are naturists.

I am OPEN.  As a naturist I am honest with myself, open to reality, and to the truth.  I now know who I am and why I’ve felt the way I did throughout my life.  This does not mean I disregard other interests and talents, but as a naturist I follow the truth and love being me!

Since I have a choice, why not be the Human I truly am, with realistic body image, sociality, and openness, rather than trying to be something I am not, and ending up a biased hermit?

Answer

You may have noticed that these answers include three topics under each main heading.  I guess that means this is really a 3-H-3 model.  But to keep things simple and easy to remember, if asked, I just say I’m a naturist because it makes me HAPPY, HEALTHY, and HUMAN.

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Free Range Naturism / Most Memorable Hike
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:45:51 PM »
Thinking back about memorable freehikes, I guess my first memory is of my first freehike.
 
I had naked experiences since a child, but they always left me feeling guilty.  When I was 52 years old, I discovered naturism on the Internet through a Mormon-related naturist group, and realized for the first time that naturism could be okay.  In fact, it could solve issues I had since a youth.  So I decided to take a freehike.
 
I drove a few minutes to the mouth of Parowan canyon, found a dirt road that led to nowhere, got out of the truck, stripped, left my clothes on a rock at the bottom of a small valley, and hiked up and down nude.  It was a short freehike, but the world changed for me.  I knew I would never be the same.

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Free Range Naturism / Most Memorable Nude Hike
« on: March 19, 2017, 02:35:31 PM »
Here's an interesting memory by Great Nude:

“. . . my most memorable naked hike [was] some 6 years + ago.  It was with two nudist friends . . . and we hiked nude for more [than] 5km without worries and enjoyed the freedom and beautiful surrounding scenery in cool weather.  A fantastic hike . . . wish I could do another such hike again to relive the experience.” – GreatNude, https://www.truenudists.com/group/nude-hikers/1/115591/

I'm thinking about memorable freehikes I've taken and will share some in the future.

What was your most memorable nude hike?

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Free Range Naturism / Gardening in Arizona
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:20:18 PM »
Yesterday (3/11/2017) the weather was great so I took the opportunity to turn the soil in preparation for planting the garden on our land.  Gardening naked feels so wonderful – no wonder I love our land so much.

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Free Range Naturism / Mingus Freehiking Trail
« on: October 28, 2016, 02:24:58 PM »
Today (10/27/2016) Amy and I hiked the Mingus Freehiking Trail (nude of course).  The weather was very nice.  Amy judged the trail as easy, except for some rocks that I will remove in the future.  She thinks any of our members could hike it now, even those whose balance is a little questionable, as long as they have a hiking stick.  It is only about 1 ½ miles (total) in and out.  (In the future I’ll extend it further.)  It’s mostly shady, and the scenery is beautiful!  One doesn’t need to worry about meeting anyone on the trail – it hasn’t been hiked by anyone for years - so it’s wonderful for freehiking.  I leave my clothes near the start of the trail and hike it without any net.  Because it is so very private, it would be a wonderful trail for introducing a reticent spouse to beautiful nature and nude hiking.  (I’m amazed how great freehiking feels, and am so sorry for those textiles who never experience the fantastic feeling of a mild breeze on their entire body.

NAZ members plan to hike it next Tuesday, November 1st.  Let me know if you would like to attend and I'll send you details.

(See the NAZ website at http://kencarlisle.wixsite.com/naz2, and my blog with photos of this hike at http://kensunwalker.blogspot.com/)

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General Naturism Discussion / NAZ
« on: August 24, 2016, 03:59:19 PM »
The Naturists in Arizona (NAZ) enjoyed a short initial freehike this past Monday.  (You can see our short Trip Report at kensunwalker.blogspot.com.)  We will really start with activities in September.  Everyone is welcome to join our non-landed club at our website (https://kencarlisle.wixsite.com/naz2), from which we can be contacted.

Ken

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Free Range Naturism / NAZ
« on: July 30, 2016, 01:47:39 PM »
NAZ

We are starting a naturist club in Northern Arizona.

Check out our website at http://kencarlisle.wixsite.com/naz2.

Let us know if you are interested in participating.

Ken Sunwalker

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Free Range Naturism / Arizona Naturism Group
« on: July 09, 2016, 02:44:44 PM »
Several naturists in northern Arizona have been discussing starting a non-landed naturist club.  I have posted the initial website design below.  Any feedback about the design?  Would any of you be interested in joining such a group?

NATURISTS OF ARIZONA
(NAZ)

Naturist Thought
(This will be a changing thought of the day about naturism.)

Who Are We?

As our name suggests, we are Naturists.  According to Jordan Blum . . .

“Naturism is officially defined as: ‘The practice of going naked in designated areas.’  This is the dictionary definition.  Another commonly cited definition of the word ‘naturism’ comes from the International Naturist Federation: ‘A lifestyle in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, and characterized by self-respect of people with different opinions and of the environment.’  Within the naturist community, there is no set definition of the word, but the INF’s definition is often used and agreed upon.  ‘The naturist way of life . . . is also about respect for the people who share this earth and naturally, respecting the environment and mother nature.  Naturists can and should actually use nudity as a means of enacting positive changes, both individually and socially.”

Most of our members live in the Northern Arizona area, but members are welcome from anywhere (see “How Can I Join?” below).

What Do We Believe?

We Believe in Being Normal – Contrary to traditional society’s assumptions, naturism is normal – not weird or perverted.  Everyone was born naked, and everyone should be open about living naked, rather than hiding it.  Body shame is wrong and it is abnormal to live in uncomfortable clothing and demand others do the same, especially when the weather and related conditions make clothing uncomfortable and unnecessary.

We Believe in Health – Naturists tend to be healthier than the norm.  This is because naturism encourages activity (especially outdoors), exposure to lots of sunlight (and healthy vitamin D), and healthy living and eating in general.

We Believe in Well-being –Naturism can improve a person’s mental outlook on life by relieving stress and unnatural desires related to sex, pornography, exhibitionism, self-abuse, and the like.  Naturism can break a person free from the chains of these types of mental disorders.

We Believe in Freedom and Peace – Naturism encourages people to be truthful about who they really are and what they really believe.  Naturists value the freedom to be true to themselves, and to live in accord with their own values, and to tolerate all people wanting to do the same.  As the naturist philosophy spreads (and it will), the world will become less judgmental, less afraid of differences, and more open to universal love.

We Believe in Sociality – Naturists love to do things together, and nudity improves socialization.  Naturists enjoy many activities, and are open to exploring new fun things.  Every activity is more fun nude!  Naturists are the friendliest people, smile a lot, and live a joyful life.

What Do We Do?

We participate in social naturist events according to the following MOST schedule each month (because naturist activities are the “MOST” fun).  Of course any activity is more fun nude, and any activity can be done any time, but the MOST schedule causes us to think about the many naturist options each week.  During each week we either plan and gather for an activity (see the calendar below) or at least email (to kensunwalker@yahoo.com) a report of the activities we do alone or with others so all members can share in the adventures.

MUSIC WEEK (First week of each month) – activities such as nude karaoke, drum circles, song writing, or just listening to music in the nude, etc.

OUTDOORS WEEK (Second week of each month) – activities such as free hiking, nude gardening and yard work, skinny dipping, etc.

SOCIAL WEEK (Third week of each month) – activities such as playing games, watching movies, eating, giving presentations and discussions, etc.

TRAVEL WEEK (Fourth week of each month) – activities such as free drives, resort visits, cruises, etc.

Suggest an Activity

If you think of an interesting activity that all might enjoy, let us know and we’ll try to schedule it.

How Can I Join?

Just send your request for membership, along with a statement of your naturist interests and philosophy, to www.kensunwalker@yahoo.com.  We’ll respond back as soon as possible.

Schedule of Events

(List of upcoming events)

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Free Range Naturism / Nude Recreation Week
« on: July 07, 2016, 03:35:23 PM »
July 5-9 is nude recreation week.  Tuesday I met and freehiked our trails and the Bradshaw Mountains with a friend from Prescott.  (We talked lots about forming a naturist group in northern AZ; anyone else interested?)  Wednesday I freehiked the trails on our land with Amy and a friend from Utah.  We also sat out on our deck enjoying the feeling of being nude together.  We sat out and watched the skies last night.  Amy mentioned we should have done it nude - darn missed an opportunity!  This afternoon I plan on working nude on our land.   What have you done for nude recreation week so far?  Fortunately, it’s not too late.  What are you going to do?

Ken

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Free Range Naturism / Enjoying Our Place
« on: July 02, 2016, 03:05:07 PM »
“Friday. July 1, 2016, Amy and I spent the morning enjoying our land.  She sunbathed in the garden area, while I raked the path, planted a trail sign, and replaced several boards on a fence (all nude of course).  Then we freehiked to the bottom of the hill where we meditated on a large rock, took in the wonderful scenery, and I enjoyed watching a Pompilid wasp catch a spider, and a fuzzy white Mutillid wasp.  The breeze felt so nice on our bare skin!  It was wonderfully refreshing morning.  A few more months and the house will be built so we can enjoy this wonderful spot every day.


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