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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: February 23, 2020, 11:13:50 PM »

Quote from: Bob Knows
Finally last week we got some sunshine so I ventured out.
Great to be back out - you are hopefully a harbinger of better weather for us all.  Where is the lake relative to your home, Bob?  Was it deserted so you could be naked or were you walking in fits and starts to avoid being observed (if that bothers you at all, which I doubt).  What was your naked duration in the cold before either dressing or getting back in the car?
Weather has been foul in our area - the rivers are running dangerously high and the ground remains saturated.  Many fields are flooded and thick mud (we have a heavy clay soil structure).  I did get out in the garden for a couple of chores last week as we did have some sunny intervals but it was cold with gusty wind.  Today I was working in the garage some and stocking up with logs in the fireplace later but I had to wear overalls, it was really chill.
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: February 23, 2020, 11:01:02 PM »
Incidentally, I'm out of the country and away from my usual computer till first of the month. I don't know how much time that I'll have to post and this will cause a break in the HAndbook thread for that short time.
Jbee

Out of the country, Jbee?
My curiosity is roused, and no mistake!
Where are you visiting?  Holiday?
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: February 23, 2020, 10:58:27 PM »
Even the "Ultra Processed Foods" are a big step better than the FAKE food we now are being sold.  So-called "Impossible burgers,"  "Beefless ground beef," and similar GMO ingredients mixed with toxic chemicals, various kinds of algae or bacteria, and almost nothing recognizable.

Our bodies are mostly composed of meat and animal fat. Eat what you are.  Natural and good.   

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

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: February 23, 2020, 10:56:52 PM »
Here's more to worry about: https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/feb/13/how-ultra-processed-food-took-over-your-shopping-basket-brazil-carlos-monteiro.

Best taken with a grain of salt.

Salt is also bad for you they say!! :D
Maybe just a pinch :) :)
John

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Trip reports / Re: Sonoita and South, Huachuca Mountains, Miller Canyon
« on: February 16, 2020, 05:35:15 PM »

Unusually this report illustrates a lot of flat plain land.  Really interesting contrast to your usual rocky and mountainous haunts, Jbee!
Was it further afield?  Seems not. The Sonoita Patagonia road and Huachuca City seem to be just about an hours drive from Tucson.
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: February 16, 2020, 05:24:16 PM »

Pretty not naturist in January and so far in February.  See my latest post in Coping with Cold Weather thread.
I find it hard to make naturist plans at the moment.  Life is so busy (which is broadly a good thing) that naked recreation takes a bit of  back seat.  I have some things I want to do - wild swimming, cross the ford of a local river nude (I will do this this summer I feel), travel to a naturist place in the north of our county, investigate the coastline (about 2hrs drive away) and see if I can find a nook to bathe naked and solitary, not a naturist beach necessarily, just somewhere deserted I could do a bit of secret naturism.
Until the spring at least the hatches are battened down until the weather warms up.
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Coping with cold weather
« on: February 16, 2020, 05:07:19 PM »

Ah! Safebare's assertion that dressing is the exceptional is sadly a luxury of those in hot climates.
The weather in the UK at the moment is foul.  High winds (enough to blow a hole in my roof twice in 2 weeks dammitt! :( ), driving rain (causing widespread flooding) and whilst the temperatures are a bit above normal if you go outside even clothed you quickly feel the wind chill and about 50% of the day in the last week or so, after a few minutes you are well on the way to getting soaked.  What I do is stay inside!  Even then with the central heating on, clothes are necessary mor often than not although happily I am naked as I write this.  Roll on the summer I say.
As is usual for me nowadays, in the winter (that is, October to March or April) if there is a cold sunny clear day or a crisp starlit night I often go out in the garden naked for a little while.  There is usually a breeze and so time is limited to an enjoyable 'airbath' of a few minutes or a quarter hour duration.
I don't cope with cold weather as a rule...I just get a bit depressed by it.
I can go to my not very local naturist swim in the cold months, which I do from time to time but there seems often something in the diary to prevent it.  I just put the 2020 swim dates into my diary and the first clear day to go, due to a holiday and other engagements is mid April!!!
I try to do indoor chores in the buff and if that involves, say, taking the trash out or fetching something from outside/garage, all the better done naked.
As I sit typing, I am cooling down rapidly albeit that the temperature is about 65-68F.  There's a bit of a draught due to the 40mph winds outside.
Hey ho.  I hope we have a nice summer....
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Naked Geocaching
« on: February 05, 2020, 11:13:22 PM »

Wow, that's some boulder!
John

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Trip reports / Re: Spring at Redington Pass
« on: February 03, 2020, 04:53:08 PM »

And more stunning pics and reports to come I trust!
John

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Trip reports / Re: Fossil Creek: Exploring the Sites
« on: January 26, 2020, 12:25:41 PM »

Grenuous.  Interesting coinage.  What does it mean, jbee?
John

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Trip reports / Re: Fossil Creek: Matzatzal
« on: January 26, 2020, 12:15:26 PM »

Gosh, now that you lay it out in order and list of your tribulations, it is clear that you have had a terrible time indeed.
So very much sending good wishes for the success of your return to full health and fitness.
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: January 26, 2020, 12:10:12 PM »
I noticed this typo in the headgear post below - made me smile
Quote
to keep a large percentage of body head from escaping into the air.

In the sun I wear a wide brimmed hat.  I discovered on holiday in California that the cowboy hat is not just a decorative idiomatic shape.  It does a good job improving my tolerance of heat and sun (although it was lesser protection in the 35-40 deg heat of Egypt).  The hat has a tall crown that provides insulation, a wide brim, and shade (opines Wikipedia!).  Mine is not so large as a stetson, made of a sort of stiff canvas and has latticed vent holes in the crown.
In the cold I wear a wooly hat and I do have a sort of peaked fur lined thing with ear muffs that untie and drop down but I don't wear that much as I look a bit of a berk in it! :)

John

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Trip reports / Re: Fossil Creek: Matzatzal
« on: January 21, 2020, 06:45:45 PM »

To put not too fine a point on it, bee, you seem to be ill all the time these days.  You have had a remarkably bad run of health in recent months.  Hope the early part of 2020 will rapidly see you back to full health.
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: January 21, 2020, 06:37:12 PM »

Stimulated by Peter S's remarks of 13th Jan post, I have to agree.  We are assailed from all directions by the chemicals we have invented to make our world better as we see it.  I often wonder if the current vast increase in all manner of diseases from allergies to cancers is actually a product of living in a world full of synthetic food additives that we ingest, cutaneous absorption from washing powder additives, textiles and shower gel (to name but a few), fumes and residues of polymers from the packaging of our foodstuffs and many, many other chemicals that seep into us daily.
There are so many compounds in our environment that we absorb, it is so complex to try and asset the effect of any.  Hopefully people will not stop trying to look for dangerous things that we eat but it seems a huge job to further reduce those risks or indeed work out if there are effects happening.
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: And you thought clothing was bad
« on: January 12, 2020, 11:25:55 PM »

I believe quality of diet has had little effect on life expectancy over the last 100 years other than that our dreadful modern diet has caused more illness than in days of yore.  Back then too little food was a big factor.  But most of all, what has caused us in todays world to eassily make the fourscore years, frequently make fourscore and ten and increasingly to live to 5-score years is probably 3 factors.  1. Medical science and being able to cure or stave off heart disease and cancer and to diagnose and treat broken bones and ever more sophisticated operations to fight many conditions and particularly antibiotics and vaccination. measles, TB and sepsis accounted for many lives before antibiotics.  2  Public health, good water supply, refrigeration and individual hygiene.  We don't die of cholera or food poisoning so much any more. 3. Greater affluence and better nutrition and 4. We don't work so hard these days thanks to automation, machines and so on.  There are fewer manual jobs digging and shovelling, hammering and lifting which it would appear were a major factor in wearing people out and early death.
Where these factors don't exist to the same extent in poorer, less well developed countries, life expectancy remains significantly shorter.
Very importantly, if we talk about the average age at death, this has been hugely increased because infant and child mortality has plummeted over this period.   
That's my perception anyway (aided a bit by a spot of googling!).
John 

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