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General Naturism Discussion / Re: Costuming Nude
« Last post by nuduke on January 16, 2022, 11:44:41 PM »
Yes, I think that's true.
Interesting post, Bob.
I'm not so sure the inference that naturism in the non-USA countries mentioned is on the up and up.
Anybody have better info on the subject?
It has seen something of a renaissance during lockdown when there was a large increase in BN membership applications reported in the press.  This may be what the article is referring to.   There were also a report or two on how home naturism was increasing during lockdown as there wasn't anything to get dressed for and people were discovering the body freedom.  But I suspect the trend is transient.  Evidently the French are much more keen on it and it is endemic in German society, I read, but is it on the increase there I wonder?  JMF - you might have better information?
Lets hope the lockdown increase continues and more people take up being naked.
Free Range Naturism / Re: On Walking Alone
« Last post by nuduke on January 16, 2022, 11:25:08 PM »
Thanks for the saddle comments, everyone.
Obviously comfort in the saddle isn't an issue with buttock spreading!
Shows up my lack of cycling experience nude or clothed.
I did have a eat up old electric bike once that was handed down from my brother.  That had a very wide padded saddle so comfortable in all circumstances.
I never rode it nude though.
Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Last post by nuduke on January 16, 2022, 11:19:54 PM »
So you've had the plague, Jbee  Sorry about that.  But from your brief remark, you seem to have had the omicron variant which tends to be more like a heavy cold for most of the people I know that have had it - and that number is increasing.  In lockdown I hardly knew anyone that had had it but now, quite a few people I know or at 1 degree of separation are getting it.
Are you the first on the forum to have had it? 
Survey: Anyone else had it out there?
I expect everyone will get it sooner or later (fatalistic sigh  ???  ).
Introductions / Re: User Name Change
« Last post by nuduke on January 16, 2022, 11:09:36 PM »
Wow!  After all this time.  Change of branding!
Why the change, Bob?  If addressing you as Bob is still appropriate - are you changing your time honoured handle too?  Do we call you Bob or Greenbare?...Or GW for short!! :D :D
I see you have changed the name on top of your usual profile which means your significant stack of posts is retained also.
I'm now intrigued - I'll have a look back and see if the ID changes in historical posts (I expect so as the forum is a database).

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Last post by Greenbare Woods on January 16, 2022, 05:54:03 PM »

Hot days generally mean more direct sunshine and risk of sunburn.

I would gladly trade 20 acres of snow and ice for a few hot days. 
Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Last post by jbeegoode on January 14, 2022, 08:10:51 PM »
Loss of water through perspiration is something to pay attention to. In a dry heat without clothing perspiration is less easy to detect. It evaporate off quickly. Dehydration can be closer that you realize. Salty dry skin is there as evidence, but tasting yourself constantly isn't helpful.

Hot days generally mean more direct sunshine and risk of sunburn. I have to be concerned with the bridge of my nose and may shoulders, even when I have a good base-coat brown tan going.

The humidity in enclosed wet forests can be very intense. dipping in streams, or a piece of wet cloth to cool, or being conscious of shade can increase comfort, or even be life saving.

Wet, or dry, I feel more comfortable naked. I note the shade and cooling breeze, the little micro climates, like cool air in a creek bed falling down a hill and it is so much more sensual an experience to breathe and see with the entire body. Wrapped up in wet, even soggy clothing, to me is misery, keeping the excrement from my pores around my body, instead of disregarding it all naturally. It clings and feels restrictive, unnecessary and uncomfortable.
Trip reports / Nude Across America Pt.17: Lake Willoughby
« Last post by jbeegoode on January 14, 2022, 07:54:01 PM »
We visit the nude beach at Lake Willoughby and take a little barefoot all over hike along the lake.

Trip reports / Nude Across America Pt.16: Lake Champlain
« Last post by jbeegoode on January 11, 2022, 07:56:45 AM »
A walk up a Vermont mountain to view Lake Champlain, then across Vermont to Groton State Park and a warm fire.

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Last post by jbeegoode on January 10, 2022, 05:58:35 PM »
Hot surfaces:

I helped a 94 year old friend back to health. He has Neuropathy and had been out in his garden barefoot, watering on a hot day. He has his back yard paved with all sorts of substances. He had burnt feet nearly to the bone.

We can literally fry eggs on rock surfaces and sidewalks.

The man made surfaces are worse. I can feel the difference from dark and lighter rock on my bare feet.

I remember darting from sidewalks to green lawns in Michigan. Urban sidewalks and metal objects can be scalding. We Arizonans can drive a car with two fingers lightly dancing across the steering-wheel. I have been branded by seat-belt holders on my hip. A towel is a great habit on any hot day car's seat.

I prefer bare foot at anytime, but it isn't practical everywhere. We should naturally be able to use bare locomotion anywhere, but even primitive societies make shoes for occasions. Foot conditioning males a mitigating difference.

Climbing rocks can be tough on hand's grip, or sliding a body across nude. I've taken more difficult routes than slip up a hot rock. Hot surfaces can sometimes be traversed, if you are quick enough. A burn increases as a matter of time. More often than not, it is just a passing discomfort.

A warm rock after a cool plunge is one of the greatest pleasures known to man and nude all over makes it even better.
A splash of water cools a hot surface, if you've got it.


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