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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:15:43 AM »
with a keen photographer in a bird reserve you probably wont even notice its there.    actually its probably out of date thinking to be wary of them. keen photographers tend to be aware of responsibilities and legalities... now your far more likely to appear on internet from a chance encounter with an idiot with a smart phone.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:17:41 AM »
in this part of somerset we have quite a few nature reserves, the rspb bird reserves tend to have visitors in camo with cameras with long telephoto lenses so i tend to avoid them.   most counties have a county wildlife trust which manage reserves , often wooded, then theres the woodland trust, forestry commision, even the county council.   close to home we have a green burial ground which also has about 12 acres of rough pasture in two paddocks that is termed a nature reserve , a local farmer mows it for hay mid summer , theres a scattering of trees around the edges and a couple of benches, open to public but rarely see anyone there on weekdays.
national trust also owns bits of countryside which are public access.
trick is finding spots that are rarely visited by others , in normal times daytime midweek is usually good if you pick your spots.

lot easier now we can just stick "somerset nature reserves " (or whatever) into google and see what gems pop up.

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i had to go up to north somerset for work yesterday,  ended up at east harptree woods early afternoon. this is a small forestry commision site. had to park outside as the van wont go under height barriers. just took the shoulder bag with camera and wrap with me as i went for a wander.  passing the carpark there were several cars there,  and various signs saying go home , the forest will still be here next year or summit similar.   anyway i carried on.    woods were quiet and i saw nobody till nearly back at carpark after an hour or so. then met a young couple, she returned my greeting.   then spied a family approching in the distance so donned the wrap for the last few hundred yards... musnt frighten the kids an all that. dont think they were aware that i was naked until seeing them approaching.
supposed to be warm today, got a day at home planned.

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 historically rarely see anyone at our local green burial ground,  ive mowed the paths naked on many a sunny afternoon , this week its been packed out with visitors.... reckon there were half a dozen people there at once one afternoon this week.

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weve got oodles of them,  yesterday was cold and windy,  birthday suit was hidden under several layers inc boiler suit and wooly hat,  got the soup making kettle out for lunch ,  a carrot leek and nettle concoction,  it makes about 1.3 litres so still got half left for lunch today, least were back to sunshine today though still a bit chilly at moment.

nettle leaves are supposed to be blood cleansers, only eat young leaves and never in salad.  either steamed as greens or hidden in a soup.
we dont steam them but often add a few to soup. easiest/quickest way to pick is with a pair of scissors and a saucepan, no direct handling involved, but you can hand pick young leaves if your careful and take your time.

funny enough though everyones first comment at gardening naked is "mind the nettles" ive never found them to be a problem whilst gardening in my birthday suit.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: May 04, 2020, 09:35:19 AM »
in uk 3 wire barbed wire fences are the norm , or single barb over some form of netting.   pretty sure its illegal to electrify barbed wire.    most of our farmers use electrified plain wire to contain cattle,  single strand for large cattle , 2nd strand at knee high for young cattle.  top strand is usually low enough for a 6 foot man to step over.... only short arxxes duck under.   over here a 5 mile leccy fence is a long one most are under a mile.

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april has been warm and dry,  the lock down has resulted in more people walking the lanes and paths close to home, and were not supposed to drive further afield, any car parks with gates have been padlocked, this has meant hat frn has been severely restricted.   in reality to own property , another garden i work in and one other route accross fields near home , no path but i went to school with the owner.  not really free range but im a lot better off than most.

though were largely at home most of my time is outdoor rather than between 4 walls.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 30, 2020, 10:36:51 AM »
in uk we get a lot of public footpaths across farmland which generally run along field edges. weve aso got bridle ways which arnt open to through vehicular traffic.  in general farmland thats got livestock on it gets visited once a day to check the animals. arable crops and grassland for hay or silage only gets visited when necessary.   theres times when the farmland is pretty much deserted, what farmers there are about dont seem to worry what the public get up to provided they keep to the rights of way , respect other peoples property and dont leave litter.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 20, 2020, 10:16:02 AM »
yes john p thats pretty much what i was saying,  its just the degree of isolation required that down to personal decision ,  or how quiet does it have to be to not get earache from the wife  :).   

for me its an evolution over time from secret naturist into free range,   wives tent to worry more about what other people think and hence are slower to evolve. 

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: April 18, 2020, 10:13:11 AM »
in uk its often possible to find a rural  coastal beach, not overlooked by houses, usually a few minutes walk from a carpark,  that is generally only visited by anglers , passing ramblers and dog walkers  with the occasional twitcher (bird watcher),   generally a spot of nudity causes no problems .
weekends and school holidays they get busier and perhaps not so nude tolerant.

ame is true in parts of europe.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 15, 2020, 10:16:25 AM »
personally i think all this hand washing and disinfecting is a waste of time.... to maintain a reasonable quality of life ive got to go to supermarket once a week... soon as i go through the door im breathing in what someone else has breathed out , 2m distance wont stop anything and nor will a rock and boulder mask.
my assumption is were all going to be infected sooner or later,   the government admits this , all their measures are aimed at slowing the new infections to a rate the nhs can deal with,  not reducing the total over time.

my focus is on healthy lifestyle to reduce symptoms,   build the immune system by well tried methods,   sunshine for vit d,   fresh wholesome food, lucky ive got a poly tunnel were eating fresh salad leaves and upped the supermarket fruit intake,   early to bed for plenty of sleep,  im taking a vit b complex supplement,   and weve tuned off the wifi, use the phones on speaker so theyre not held close to the head...ok were getting a bit less mainstream now.
but every litle helps and its all easy to do.

the mega dose vit b is supposed to boost imune system but also reputed to help cracked heals and migraines both of which i get, only been on it a few weeks but heels arnt getting worse and not had a maigraine since i started... but early days.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 14, 2020, 10:13:13 AM »
were rural and ive always stockpiled to a limited extent through the winter.... on the odd occasions we get snow im happy to be able to stay off the roads for a week or so if need be.... probably only a once in 20 year event.   we grow a lot so always have veg and fruit in the freezer, weve ditched the chest freezer and now use 2 tall uprights... run out of space in late autumn but now in early spring could probably turn one off till the beans are ready... but having just had easter weekend the supermarkets have legs of lamb and cuts of beef at good prices so may stock up a few roasts.  lamb legs in particular is half the price it was a couple of months ago.
not being able to go walking and with the neighbours of work at home during the working week they may well get to see more than normal if this cold wind ever stops.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:20:26 AM »
couple of days ago the media and the politicians and scientists at the daily downing street briefing  were getting all excited at the upturn in the motor vehicle use graph... all condemning the general public for irresponsible use of private cars and breaking self isolation.    nobody pointed out the graph was all motor vehicles including commercials,  or that it was the end of the month, when people get paid so they can go back to the supermarkets to restock, or that the supermarkets are well aware this happens so would be stocking in preparation..... .   

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:07:07 AM »
sold a mower yesterday to a lorry driver who works in the tesco supermarket distribution chain, theyre all on overtime with drivers hours regs temp suspended.
supermarkets in uk are having a sales boom comparable to xmas.

but theres still idiots about, ive now got 3 lawnmowers and a set of dining chairs sold on ebay all for collection only, paid by paypal,   ones been wating here 3 weeks for collection , ones yorkshire , another in south wales..ive forgotten where tother 2 are. were in somerset.   im not refunding unless they ask.



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General Naturism Discussion / Re: FRN During Lockdowns
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:58:17 AM »
average month in uk is about 40k deaths from all causes,  makes our 2k from the virus not seem too bad.  none of this years monthly all cause totals arnt published yet.

the typical mask seen on the streets is known in the trade as a rock and boulder mask ...ie small dust will go through, i seriously doubt theyle slow a virus down... what they will stop is explosive ejection of droplets from the mouth... so you can breath it all back in again on the next breath.   personally i have great difficulty in getting any sort of a seal across the cheeks so usually end up with moist wet air directed at my glasses which then steam up so i can see nothing..... i always use a full face shield in the workshop rather than goggles for the same reason.  with a strimmer its a fine mesh one.

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