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Free Range Naturism / Re: Natural Movements
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:21:20 AM »

Indeed, exercise seems to be the No1 policy for retaining the faculties and capabilities into old age.
I wish I enjoyed it! 
I've done something to my knee that is making it ache when I kneel or squat.  Not conducive to good yoga practice.  It's taking ages to clear up, if it is clearing up.  I think I must have pulled a ligament or a tendon.
John

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Trip reports / Re: More About Redington Pass
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:18:04 AM »

Nice!
Lovely place.
how far drive from Jbee castle?


That reminds me...Have you moved house yet ?  Still not found the ideal city property?
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Bare Feet
« on: December 01, 2019, 12:12:08 AM »

This is interesting - I think you are very intrepid, Martin M,
When you walk barefoot, as I do, you have to be very vigilant for lumps bumps and sharp things (not to mention soft and smelly things!) which come upon one with great rapidity.  When you are running I feel it must be almost impossible to anticipate hazards quickly enough to avoid them.  But I must be wrong otherwise people would not run barefoot as they evidently do in great numbers.
Does your conditioning develop thick callous of the sole that resists and cushions from the rough surfaces?  What changes in your feet are caused by the conditioning by being barefoot all the time?
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Natural Movements
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:37:33 AM »

In my view you can't beat a bit of yoga for getting your strength and flexibility going again.
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Bare Feet
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:34:04 AM »
Nuduke, did you ever have occasion to try out those stick on barefoot, but for the sole pads?
Jbee

Yes I did.  I tried 1 pair of the pack of 3.  I didn't find them particularly useful or liberating.  They went on fine and were comfortable but they were very thin so in terms of walking on hard and uneven surfaces they were pretty ineffective.  They are advertised as being good for walking on hot sand and I think that is probably their best use.  However, again they stick to the soles and mould round the contours of your heel and arches etc. This means there is a margin at the side of your feet that is unprotected.  So on hot sand they may not be that good!  I didn't have any hot sand to test out on!! :)
So they don't provide much difference from being barefoot.  Whereas Xero shoes, huaraches, give you a protective sole enabling you to walk over stony terrain or more or less any surface for long distances (and I have hiked in them), I didn't feel the stick-on soles gave sufficient protection from pavement concrete or asphalt to be able to walk freely in them.  What they did do was reduce the sensitivity of the sole to potential danger underfoot.  I felt vulnerable to injury on anything other than grass, sand, soft ground and domestic floors.
A few years ago there was a different type of barefoot shoe available that had gel adhesive spread on the surface of a rigid and quite solid sole.  So the feet just stood on the soles.  I repeat purchased 2 or 3 pairs of those as for home, garden and short walks they definitely allowed you to walk anywhere with the top of the foot unencumbered by any clothing. However, they were a standard sole size and some of the adhesive surface was always exposed.  So walking on grass or sand or dusty surfaces, the unused, exposed adhesive collected crap which you couldn't then get off because it got embedded in the sticky gel layer.  These shoes were multi use (unlike the stick on soles) but every time you peeled them off some of the adhesive detached or would stick to your foot and was extremely difficult to remove.  The instructions told you to wash the shoes in water and the dirt would come off and the adhesive would regenerate...it did not do what it said on the tin.  With repeated (3 or 4 times) usage, the adhesive would not stick in parts.  Imagine the difficulty in walking whan one shoe has the toe end flopping about and the other has the heel end partially not sticking to your foot.

Both types were a novelty and a bit of fun but neither worthy of being called proper footwear.

John


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General Naturism Discussion / Re: People who've given up washing
« on: November 17, 2019, 08:58:18 PM »

So sorry to hear you have been subjected to this really horrific infection, Jbee.  I wish you as speedy recovery as possible.
Struggling with E coli seems to have affected your spelling! 
Quote
diaria
I spell it Diarrhoea!
John

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Trip reports / Re: Archiane, Vercors
« on: November 17, 2019, 08:39:13 PM »

Those cave formations are impressive!  The mind plays tricks, seeming to form them into nearly recognisable shapes but just falling short of anything recognisable!  Fascinating!
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Bare Feet
« on: November 03, 2019, 07:37:52 PM »

Stephen Sashen (Xero Shoes) is great!  His output did a lot to help me develop the extent and duration of my barefootedness. 
 
My feet tend to callus.  My podiatrist says that it all comes from the weight distribution across your feet where the pressure areas grow more skin.  Nothing to do about it other than to keep the callus down for cosmetic reasons and to avoid cracks that get sore or infected.  Recently from the great interweb I learned that a great way to remove hard skin is to soak the feet in something skin softening (e.g. Bicarb, Epsom salts, Salt etc) in warm water for 15 minutes at least.  Then gently scrape away the hard skin with a mens single blade disposable razor.  Works great and you don't need to press hard.  In fact, if you do press hard you can get unpleasant cuts.  A thing to know is that you aren't scraping off a totally even thickness of callus - it grows at different depths around the foot (or heel in my case).  I've only done this three times so far about 4-6 weeks apart and the results are great.  Between soaks I use a pumice stone substitute or sandpaper in the shower to sandpaper the feet lightly.  Twin blade razors and above don't work so well as the skin coming off blocks the blades far more easily than a single blade razor.  I got a pack of 10 el cheapo ones for 2 from the supermarket and they work great.  I throw the razor away after one use.
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: November 03, 2019, 07:17:01 PM »

Never been one for challenges in the Lookee sense.  Just doing the solitary naturism at all in the UK is challenge enough.
On TSNS there was a faction of those who liked a challenge.  The main one was having no safety net and hiking with no clothing at all.  Alf was a bit of a one for that wasn't he?  He was the one that froze his car keys in a block of ice, took nothing with him except the car key and couldn't get into the car before they had melted out, thus creating the challenge of staying undiscovered whatever happened.  Couldn't really do that these days.  Most car keys are stuffed with electronics and would be ruined by the water. 
John

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Testosterone and Vitamin D
« on: November 03, 2019, 07:11:01 PM »

I take vit D supplement in the winter.  I started in 2017 and I notice a perceptible difference in my mood (more cheerful and positive) when I am taking the vit D versus when not taking it.  It is a bit of a remedy for SAD I reckon.
John

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Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: November 03, 2019, 06:52:22 PM »

Yes, the month as predicted has eked out to uneventful.  In the last few days we have had torrential rain but interspersed with nice sunny days.  The better days tempted me to get out on a walk but as ever the diary did not permit.  However, one night was strangely warm (13deg C) and I longed to get out in the air naked...so I did.  Then I wished I was on a walk, so I walked round the garden for ages until I got bored...but not cold.  Another morning I had breakfast (cereal) in the garden walking on the near frosted sodden grass.  Cold but still and accommodating to the naked body.  Those were my nice October moments. 
John

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Trip reports / Re: HUtch's Pool: Part II
« on: October 26, 2019, 07:47:32 PM »

Wow JBee, I didn't know you could get such a lot of repercussions from a rear ender (fully briefed thanks to rrfalcon!).  It must have been a pretty big prang (UK term used by middle and upper class people for a small vehicle collision, usually causing dents!). You have my sympathies.
I have had enormous benefit from yoga so I'm glad to see it on your list of 'remedies'.
If a 'pull up' is raising your weight with your arms holding on to on a horizontal support such as a door lintel, join the club - I haven't got the upper body strength to lift my own weight - although I do a pretty mean dangle! :D

John

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Trip reports / Re: 500th geocache
« on: October 25, 2019, 06:42:42 PM »

Well, congratulations, jmf!  I wonder if Ian Milfmog is still enthusiastically geocaching too?
John

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Introductions / Re: Hello from So TX and NY
« on: October 25, 2019, 06:38:02 PM »

Welcome indeed Traveler03.  Your age fits in the demographic of this group very well!
Hope you will join in the conversation and contribute some of your naked adventures.
We are a kindly and welcoming lot here so do pitch in when you have had a look round the posts.
John

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Trip reports / Re: Third autumn trip to Mount Cardigan
« on: October 25, 2019, 06:34:07 PM »

Another spiffing trip, John P.  Was there just the 2 of you?
John

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