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Trip reports / Re: A few short trips
« on: October 10, 2020, 03:56:00 PM »
Even in Texas, swimming nude at Hippie Hollow in Austin, I found water temperatures down to about 65 degrees F to be tolerable. Below that, though, I started getting a bit chilly.

Naturism & Art / Re: Self portrait pictures
« on: July 04, 2020, 05:19:05 PM »
I have also used a mini-tripod with an adapter clamp that holds my cell phone. Then a bluetooth remote shutter release allows me to get into position and take the photo when I like. This one, for example, shows the black strap for the bluetooth release dangling from my left hand.

Here's another website with a history of nude swimming in schools and YMCAs:

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: March 07, 2020, 04:27:05 PM »
Nowadays, of course, many LED flashlights are available that are far brighter than the incandescent lights of old. There are also headband lights available that give a choice of white or red light. The red light will do much less damage to your night vision.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Definitions
« on: December 22, 2019, 01:02:03 AM »
I've posted this before, but it fits this thread too well not to repeat!
Naked - unclothed and possibly a bit vulnerable
Nude - unclothed and confident
Nekkid - unclothed and up to something! :-)

On a more serious note, I generally use naked and nude interchangeably, depending on which seems to fit more smoothly into the sentence I'm using it in.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: December 22, 2019, 12:50:45 AM »
Yeah, I was gonna say, our US survey markers are a lot more boring than the UK's trig points. It's usually just a metal marker embedded in stone or concrete at ground level (as shown in the photos for this Wikipedia entry: ). Still, I believe there are people who try to reach as many as they can, and it would be a nice additional goal to do that naked!

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Whatís in your Pants?
« on: November 16, 2019, 05:35:59 PM »
When I'm wearing pants, I generally have my keys in the left pocket, with a lockblade pocket knife clipped to it on the top. The right pocket gets a Victorinox Swiss army knife, a money clip, and my phone. I also usually wear a fanny pack that holds my ID, ready cash and credit cards, a Leatherman tool, flashlight, and other potentially useful emergency items.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: The Good the Bad and the Ugly
« on: November 02, 2019, 10:44:25 PM »
The NSFW label gets applied to any nudity, sexual or not, because of several sexual harassment cases brought a couple of decades ago where people objected to being exposed to nude images at work. The businesses/governments involved lost the cases, so to avoid further expenses most businesses now ban nude images of any sort on company property. It is, literally, not safe for work. The label also gets applied to anything else that might inspire someone to bring a lawsuit alleging sexual discrimination, regardless of sexual content. Our over-lawyered society over-reacts and we all lose another increment of freedom as a result.

Trip reports / Re: HUtch's Pool: Part II
« on: October 26, 2019, 05:14:01 PM »

a couple of rear-enders decades ago
  What's a rear-ender?


I believe JBee is using shorthand for a rear-end collision - where your car is struck from behind. This does nasty things to one's back.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nude vs. Clothed
« on: October 05, 2019, 05:17:36 PM »
I think I've said this before, here, but I like this definition of the terms:

Nude means you're not wearing anything, and are comfortable with it.
Naked means you're not wearing anything, and are feeling somewhat vulnerable.
Nekkid means you're not wearing anything and you're up to something!

In actual use, nude seems to be used in more formal situations (nude model, artistic nude, etc.), while naked is the more everyday term. There are exceptions to both, though (Live! Nude! Girls!) so they're close to interchangeable. A lot of times, it seems to depend on what the speaker wants to imply, nude being used when the nakedness is being downplayed, and naked when it's being emphasized (e.g., nude woman vs. naked harlot even when talking about the same situation).

DAng! They quit selling my kilt with the Velcro! Now I'll have to keep it a precious and irreplaceable.

Any ideas for velcro kilts? They are just so handy to drive in. All I have to do is pull on the waist band and I'm nude, or covered quickly.

Most have rigs like belts and such. They are set like somebody actually wants to spend a day in them, dressed. I may have to get something custom done, which ain't cheap, or it is just a skirt wrap.
Jbee offers a velcro kilt in their line:

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: June 01, 2019, 06:03:44 PM »
Anyone who drinks water deserves whatever happens to them.

You put a worm in water and it lives. You put a worm in whiskey and it dies. You drink enough whiskey, you ainít never gonna git worms.

And if you drink mescal, it comes with a dead worm in it just to prove it works!

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Incredibly funny joke
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:39:18 PM »
When it comes to funny jokes, I seem to recall that this one actually won a prize:

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine, they lay down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. "Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."

Watson replied, "I see millions and millions of stars."

"What does that tell you?" Holmes asked.

Watson pondered for a minute. "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?"

Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. "Watson, you idiot. Somebody has stolen our tent!"

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Incredibly funny joke
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:36:54 PM »
I flew into Phoenix a couple of decades back for a company training class, and on landing the pilot got onto the intercom with the usual announcements:

"Welcome to Phoenix.  You'll be glad to know that a cold front came through last night, so it will only get up to 105 degrees today."

Free Range Naturism / Re: Golden Rules
« on: May 25, 2019, 05:17:18 PM »
One individual whose opinion I respect suggests a 12-gauge.

I've read of one person who carries a twelve-gauge for bear. His load is to have the first shell be 00 buckshot, and the rest are slugs.  The theory is that the buckshot will make the bear stop and stand up, and thus present a better target for the slugs. I have no bear experience at all, so I don't know how likely that is to work.

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