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Introductions / Re: Hello
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:18:45 AM »

Charlie, I take it from the use of the word Burn that you are in Scotland.  Yes?
Welcome to our little community
John

Central Scotland, to quote Charlieís profile. Weíll make a detective of you yet, John  ;)

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It was about sunscreen, but that is a distinctly superfluous commodity in the UK at the moment, so itís only fair the topic drifts to non-sunscreen matters. I will be glad when we have cause to drag ourselves back on topic.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Golden Rules
« on: May 31, 2019, 11:44:55 PM »
When Iíve been walking lately Iíve noticed the sheep getting very curious. Once they used to run away, these days they stop and stare. Itís a bit spooky.

Cattle can be a problem because even if theyíre being friendly a half ton or so of prime rib can do a lot of damage. Cows are only a risk if you get between them and their calves. A herd of bullocks is worst, a bunch of bored and curious teenagers that like to run around. Iíve also been followed around by over-curious horses nudging my rucksack in search of treats.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: May 29, 2019, 07:54:08 AM »
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.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: May 27, 2019, 02:33:31 PM »
A while back a heard an environmentalist on the radio raging about how we (the UK but presumably he included the West generally) wasted good, clean drinking water on flushing the toilet when we should be reusing ďgreyĒ water and thinking about those parts of the world living in drought. While I sympathised I had to reflect on his impractical though process.

We have good, clean drinkable water for all purposes coming out of our taps because in the past we didnít and we (well, our forebears) invested heavily in infrastructure to enable that. We have plentiful water supplies (we canít help being geographically blessed). And our housing stock has been built without the need to capture used bath water to flush.

Having put all this in place in the past, it would take a monumental and costly effort to alter it, and if we had that sort of money available it would probably be more effectively spent on direct water aid to those parts of the world that need it. Idealism and practicality are all too often uncomfortable bedfellows.

As regards our sewage use, it has been the case for years that the treated sludge from the sewage works is sold to farmers for fertiliser. So what goes around comes around, as it were.

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Sunscreen, or the emphasis on it, is a relatively new idea because the earthís atmosphere is no longer doing the job it used to do so well of keeping the more harmful radiations out. Sadly, not all the things grandma knew and could teach us have the same relevance in a world of pollutants and plastics.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Incredibly funny joke
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:17:22 PM »
I seem to recall some years ago that ďresearchĒ showed there was no difference in nutrition, etc, between brown and white eggs. We still seem to prefer brown ones, though, as Ric says. Any egg experts here? Does the shell colour depend on the henís diet or something like that? I know the free-range farm eggs we buy have a much darker orange yolk than the supermarket battery eggs, though the shells vary widely in colour.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudes in the news
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:13:07 PM »
The sort of scrape-in-the-ground one can get away with on a camping trip wonít suffice for a full-time family toilet or village facility, but a better hole can do quite well. A new favourite at music festivals here is the ďlong dropĒ, a reasonably deep hole with a suitable seat over that can be back-filled at the end of the event. The depth makes it more salubrious than its shallower predecessor, or even the plastic cabin which needs frequent emptying of the sump. I imagine a long-drop facility could be built, filled, then rebuilt a few yards away, repeated, and work quite effectively for a small community (given the thousands using them at our music festivals!). Could add to the long-term fertility of the soil, too.

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Sounds like the midges eithervslid off or were busy chowing down on the cream instead of you, Gary  ;)

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Gardening in Arizona
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:39:29 PM »
Green belts are UK wide and are not developed natural zones in any way, merely designated buffer zones around or between towns where building development is banned. Usually green belt is farm land, often simply rough grazing, and can be quite unattractive. It is as good or bad for nude walking as any other bit of countryside depending how open/wooded it is, how closely farmed or otherwise. I live near the edge of town, and the green belt between us and the next village is mostly occupied by a very attractive (horse) racecourse, the presence of which long predates planning laws.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: What's your temperature?
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:26:54 AM »
Iíve been keeping up with my new yearís resolution to find new walking routes around the Cotswolds and to walk them naked. Some routes have been more successful than others, both as enjoyable walks and as walks that can be accomplished mostly naked, ie avoiding roads and villages where there is a need to cover up to avoid misunderstandings and unwonted (potential) confrontations. The warmer weather has certainly made these outings more pleasurable, but even when it was cold, back in January/February, I found that setting a good pace made it comfortable.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Eureka!
« on: April 19, 2019, 02:34:04 PM »
Some places here they have nettle eating contests. Turns the mouth black, apparently.

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Free Range Naturism / Re: Fear of nudity
« on: April 04, 2019, 03:41:38 PM »
I identified immediately with Reubenís ďkind of fearĒ. Iíve never identified where it came from as it was never a problem as a child - a range of family happy snaps have me running around naked and happy in the garden, on the beach, round the house ... and my sister was never a problem, indeed she often appeared naked in the same pictures.

Nowadays when I head out for a naked cross-country walk I have to overcome some psychological barrier to actually take my clothes off, but once theyíre off Iím mostly fine. Mostly, because if I encounter other walkers my first instinct is still to hide or cover up, but Iíve become better at rejecting that instinct and carrying on.

I think the psyche block must have started at primary school, somehow. As I say it wasnít an issue at home when young, and come secondary school we had communal changing rooms and showers (all boys school) for PE and sports, so it must have been something in between.

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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Terri Sue Webb
« on: March 18, 2019, 07:20:07 AM »
A lot of the celebs either have or hope to get lucrative contracts to wear designer clothes as walking advertisements, or even just get given stuff to wear for the same reason. Thatís a lot of incentive to *not* promote the naked lifestyle  :(

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Thanks for the Warrington cyclist link, John P. Notably the newspaper gave far more space to the BN explanation than to the initial report.

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