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Free Range Naturism / Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:22:58 PM »
Quote from: nuduke
Never can stick it for too long - maybe 15-30 secs at a time.  It generates the usual gasping reflex but not usually too much shivering.
I have experienced this in cold water (<65įF). There was no shivering but I was unable to get enough oxygen. Like being extremely winded after a long run. I asked my doc about it and he called it Diverís Response.

I was on Catalina Island and the water temp was about 60įF and I couldnít catch my breath while swimming. I moved to shallow water and allowed my body to acclimate for about 10 min. and then I was fine. It also happened while swimming in a mountain lake at about 5000 ft. Depends on how long you can tolerate the cold.


Free Range Naturism / Re: Walk in Yeldew's Woods
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:20:47 PM »
I remember my 1st long free roaming hike John. Itís a rejuvenating feeling. Nothing better for the soul. Great to have been with a fellow hiker of the same disposition.

More hikes to come I hope.


P.S., John, losing a post has happened to me before. I started typing them in a document and getting in the habit of saving frequently. Less likely to lose one that way. It also enables you to look back at what you posted even if the site disappears.

Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:19:21 PM »
At one point there were some legacy properties privately owned after some of the parks were established but were required to be deeded to the Park Service at the death of the current owner, e.g., the children couldnít inherit the land. It went to the government.

Donít know how many of these families are still living in the parks.


Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:18:07 PM »
Quote from: Jbee
. . . the natives being pushed and limited more and more, having nowhere to live their lifestyle.
Jbee, we were in DC in May of 2015 and toured the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. There were some original treaty documents on display and as I recall every treaty signed with American Tribes (well ove 200) has been violated or broken in some form.

That in itself is sad but it says much more about those in charge of maintaining the treaties either in fact or in spirit.


Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:16:56 PM »
Hymie! Good to hear from you!

I seem to remember once you said your nearest neighbor was a couple hundred feet. That makes bumpiní around the property much less stressful.

My neighbors are within 50 ft. and have a clear view of about 80% of my yard. Errrrrr ! ! !


Suggestions / Re: Forum downtime
« on: July 24, 2019, 10:12:27 PM »
I believe the simple fact that this forum works as well as it does speaks volumes about Karlaís efforts. But I agree with nuduke in his applause of everything Karla and Stuart are doing.

Let us know about the email list John.


General Naturism Discussion / Re: Skinny-dippin' with St Ethelflaeda!
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:29:03 PM »
Thanks for the link, JohnP. Loved that!

Achieving purity in the Jewish faith was done through ritual immersion in the Ďmikvahí. Donít know if that began in a stream or river, but cleansing through immersion has been a tradition for a long time.

Many of the rituals of early Christianity that bothered some have been suppressed or eradicated by subsequent leaders intent on controlling the membership. Itís good to read of devout followers that do were not so dogmatic. The belief in a created world through observation shows up in many scriptures.

John P mentioned a Psalm awhile back that acknowledges that. Paul the apostle says something similiar in Romans 1:20,
. . . since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made . . .

Looking at nature causes me to stop and consider my place in the broader picture. No matter our beliefs, if we see that we have no control over that, we are obliged to at least consider who or what is.


Free Range Naturism / Re: newTumbl
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:27:29 PM »
People can refer to me however they please.
They have as much right to be wrong as they have to speak.
I am not obligated to agree or to respond.

I agree with that proposition, Peter S. We live in a culture over saturated with information and pedantic heads pushing small agendas. It can be argued that spending time on a porch getting to know a passerby is a old custom that is worth reviving. But our attention span has atrophied.

So we smile and choose to accept an inaccurate assumption, not because we believe it, but because we donít have the time or energy to so otherwise.


General Naturism Discussion / Re: When you least expect it!
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:26:22 PM »
I was reading an article by Isaac Azimov, a punster of note, where he presented what he called a triple pun.
When two boys inherited their fatherís ranch, they renamed it ďFocus RanchĒ.

What did they do on the ranch? Raise meat. So the sons raise meat.
What do you call where the sunís rays meet? The focal point.
When can you see what is at the focal point? When itís in focus.
Focus Ranch is where the sonís raise meat.


Trip reports / Re: Milagrosa Trail
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:22:13 PM »
Leaving the Ďhavarock' behind? Soon to be in a new house making a new home.
Will you be able to build another sweat?
Change always brings new worries and concerns of itís own. Hope all goes well.


Free Range Naturism / Re: Eureka!
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:20:48 PM »
Good find , John!

Is that crop high enough you could have wandered across without concern?


General Naturism Discussion / Re: Escapism
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:19:42 PM »
This discussion of how things were better back when always puzzles me. We tend to idealize things we donít remember. Mankindís lot today in total has never been better. Which is a very sad commentary on human history.

I was lounging by the pool once, something the average man seldom did as little as a hundred years ago, when a very young person only a short time in the real world made a comment about how wonderful and exciting it must have been to be a prince or princess.

I asked if they were aware of history and how few people ever were actually those things and how tough life was for everyone else. The reaction was a bit defensive.

Those that have, keep it by ensuring that no one, or few others, ever also have it.

Quote from: Thomas Hobbes
. . .  which is worst of all, continuall feare, and danger of violent death; And the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short."


Trip reports / Re: 3 Becs
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:17:34 PM »
Clothes do not make the man. They make the image.
And for some, their image is more important than reality.


Free Range Naturism / Re: Everyday Occurances
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:16:42 PM »
Itís when the different lifecycles begin to come to term at the same time that it get really loud. Some of them can reach above 100 decibels. For hours.

On a related note, although cicadas and locusts are not related, some people get them mixed up. Locusts do not make ALL that NOISE. Locusts do more physical damage than cicadas.

The stuff of a horror movie in real life.


General Naturism Discussion / Re: When you least expect it!
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:14:30 PM »
My MIL bought a t-shirt for me once that said:
ďAt maturity a pun is fully groanĒ, I seem to have misplaced it.


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