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Trip reports / Re: Auzet, France
« Last post by jmf on April 10, 2021, 09:45:09 PM »
Is good calm (I see no trees blowing) weather like that usual?

It was sometimes windy. In my photos, some of my comrades are often partially covered.
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Trip reports / Pennes le Sec, France
« Last post by jmf on April 10, 2021, 09:42:41 PM »
A new post on my blog about my last hike before a new containment here in France.
https://randonnues.fr/parcours/pennes-le-sec/
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Thanks for that link to Brian Johnson, John - Iíve come across him before on the internet (those tats are pretty distinctive) doing long and short naked hikes, but Iíve never kept the links for some reason. Like his ethos.
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Ha ha! I almost spilled wine down my shirt. (Sorry, still cool here in the evenings.)
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Munros...I'm just hung up on on American Blondes... and Presidents who skinny-dipped.
Jbee
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C'mon JBG--this is one place where we ought to know that they are "Munros"!

http://freerangenaturism.com/munros.htm

Brian Johnson is certainly alive and kicking--he's got postings on Facebook as recent as yesterday. In fact he and I seem to have 2 mutual friends. If you're willing to waste a couple of minutes on "Fesse-Buc" you can look him up as ancientbritbrian. He appears to disapprove of the current Prime Minister.
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Woohoo! After my own heart...."every 3000 ft. mountain and monroe"!

This guy still out there?
Jbee
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Brian Johnson made this himself on old-fashioned movie film, but perhaps it was done in the post-film era using antiquated equipment. Anyway, he's a hiking and paddling naturist. Although he's British, he's hiked the Pacific Crest Trail 3 times, and wrote a guide book about it.

https://vimeo.com/12429102
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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Last post by jbeegoode on April 08, 2021, 07:42:19 PM »
As for the topic "Bugging Out," One thing not mentioned in to climb a tree, if someone is in pursuit and one is available. How many war games were won when I was a kid taking advantage to ambush from up in a tree? How many snipers are up in nest? People just don't look up there. It is better than squatting behind something. People look behind things, but somehow don't look up.

"Bugging Out" has become a Prepper term the last years for heading to a survival creation when the "sh... comes down." Sometimes getting naked and heading for the hills is a release valve to escape the weirdness that is our modern world.
Jbee
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Free Range Naturism / Re: Backpacker Magazine is Onboard
« Last post by jbeegoode on April 08, 2021, 07:33:33 PM »
Russians wear a wool hat to regulate heat loss through the head in a sauna that is 180F into the 200F's and wet. They wear a big furry wrap when it is blistering cold, ski masks, etc. I read an article once about how that works, which has been lost.

I keep plenty of hair to insulate, but the insulation is wearing out and thinning in time. I have a hat with a shady brim that doesn't catch the wind so much. In a tent when it is cold it makes an exceptional obvious difference to sleep with a head covering. That is a mummy bag effect. I have a down hood that seals around my face, so it doesn't come off in my sleep.

What's a guy to do, migrate to suitable weather, or live next to a fire pit?

Hot surfaces literally burn feet. I had to take care of a 90 year old who had little feeling left in his feet. He had been out in the back yard which was mostly red brick watering and puttering on one of those common Tucson days when you can literally fry and egg on the sidewalk. He couldn't tell that he was burning without looking. The burns were so bad he was receiving home healthcare stuck sitting on his butt. Very ugly deep burn, frequent dressing protract. On the other hand, it doesn't take but a few feet of strolling across hot sand to win that argument.

I can spend and even enjoy a windless cold time nude, but with shoes. I can feel the cold stuff running up my body barefoot. I try to keep the feet from touching ground for more that a sec. which keeps the rest active and so warmer. A body learns. A body knows.

Eskimos have all of those names for different kinds of snow and ice. My feet tell me the difference, too. Snow is often more comfortable to walk on that frozen concrete, or rock, then it can have its effect changed from how much slush is happening. Solid and liquid water change temperature at different rates.

Oops, just woke up from a late night, I'm rambling.
Jbee
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