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Greetings from Montenegro
« on: February 21, 2018, 02:53:11 PM »
Hi - We're Steve & Denise! We stumbled across "Free Range Naturism" and thought - what the hell does that mean exactly?   :) So we signed up to find out. Our story starts back in 2005. Having enjoyed an annual naturist holiday somewhere in the world every year in the preceding 11 years we visited a C.O. resort in Portugal. We were so impressed with it that we got to thinking "we could do this!" The seed was sown. By May 13th in 2006 we had sold our house in the UK and most of our belongings, the rest we loaded into a red Ford Transit and drove to Montenegro. The dream was to buy a property and open a clothing optional resort. In 2009 we opened Camp Full Monte. An off-grid, clothing optional campsite and eco project. There were lots of trials and tribulations along the way. Far too many to document here but if you Google Camp Full Monte you'll likely find various links and internet presences that describe our amazing journey through to the present day. Right now we're gearing up for our 2018 season.
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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 01:22:51 AM »
Welcome!
Very very cool, and I love the name of your place.
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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 07:09:16 PM »
Yes, welcome.

Looks like you have made a great start. That's a long road trip from Nevada though.
Don't know if I'll get there any time soon.  ;D

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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2018, 03:54:31 AM »
After reading through the website, if I'm in that neck of the woods, I'd love to stop in. How much nude hiking is there? Can one hike all the way to that large body of water from their tent? If so, is it far or difficult?
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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 12:18:28 AM »

Hi Steve & Denise


What a great name for the site and what a fantastic project.  I looked at the website for a few mins but didn't find how big your site is? 
Like JBee I'd be interested in knowing if you can walk anywhere naked? 
How far is it to get food and supplies?
Did you answer your question about what free Range Naturism is?  We FRNs like to walk and to be naked in nature, basically.  Unrestricted by clothing or the disapproval of textiles - which means we have to be pretty careful where we hike and disrobe - we used to call ourselves the 'Secret Naturists'.


I too wish you every success in your venture and hope that you post back here often.


John

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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 03:40:45 PM »
Camp Full Monte sounds like a dream life come true.   If I lived anywhere closer I would love to come out for a visit. 
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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 04:35:06 PM »
There are a few places in the southern half of France that are similar.
Two that I have visited are Village du Bosc and Domaine de Lalbrade
There are videos which I took at Bosc posted here, here and here and pictures from my ramblings at Lalbrade here.
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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 08:17:16 PM »

Its amazing the power of clothing, isn't it?
I watched a fair bit of your hiking videos hatless (? mostly) and saw the usual JOhn nude brown man with a bit of a limp and a determined air as he hikes.  But in the static pic at the end you were wearing a panama hat which makes you look rather distinguished, I felt! 


That observation was triggered by my own ingrained reactions to a panama hat and I immediately attributed the trait to you wearing it!  It was just that one piece of clothing that triggered the reaction of pidgeon-holing my impression of that photo.  So much for my open minded boasts!
Er...That's not to say, however, JOhn, that you didn't look good in the hat! :)


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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 10:32:58 PM »
To quote the title music of "The Full Monty" - you can keep your hat on.

Unfortunately that Panama has dies and not yet been replaced.
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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 05:31:32 PM »
I will wear a hat during HOT, especially if the sky is clear. Most of time though I don't as I still have a full head of hair. ;)

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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 08:00:52 PM »
I use a hat to protect my nose from over exposure, a dab of cooling shade, and to protect that damn thin spot that I apparently inherited from Grandpa Burch. It also keeps the hair out of my eyes when it blows too hard. My comb over is a simple natural pony tail. It beats the heck out of paying hundreds for a pompedu and dying it all orange like a carrot. ;D

A lot of people wear hats to shade and keep cool around here. I was just sitting in a hot spring last week as ancient craft enthusiasts created shade hats out of reeds. Hats have been been going on for millennia. The wide brims don't suit me, as they tend to catch wind and blow off, or get caught on things, or blind my awareness, even bumping my head.

Still, like going barefoot all over, it adds an extra dimension to be more naked, to take off a hat and allow the body to breathe and tan naturally. So, I generally only wear a hat hiking, or on bad hair days.
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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 06:25:24 PM »
Sometimes the urge to stop getting haircuts is strong, but I remember living in Lubbock, TX where the wind also comes sweeping down the plain. I got tired of hair in my face constantly. The upside to short hair is, it's low maintenance. A big plus for me.

The less time I spend on anything to do with fashion, the better.

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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 07:24:31 PM »
Sometimes the urge to stop getting haircuts is strong, but I remember living in Lubbock, TX where the wind also comes sweeping down the plain. I got tired of hair in my face constantly. The upside to short hair is, it's low maintenance. A big plus for me.

The less time I spend on anything to do with fashion, the better.
Duane


I quit getting my hair or beard cut or "trimmed" some years ago.   It really doesn't take any extra maintenance except perhaps running a brush through it once in a while.  Does that count as "maintenance"?  Its less trouble than getting it cut.   I get more positive comments from strangers too.

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Re: Greetings from Montenegro
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 09:29:41 PM »
Yes, ditto, Bob. I've saved a fortune over twenty years on cuts and the time. No frustrations with a weird cut, no waiting for it to grow back out, nor self-consciousness wondering if others see me as unkempt. I have the same set of looks all of the time, free flowing, morning Einstein, tied back, tied up, hat ponytail, hat free flowing, a choice. It is manly and says freedom and individuality. I like the natural look, it is real, not a fashion, not imposed by silliness. All I do is run a comb through it and it self dries. I just tie it back to look neat and clean and responsible and dignified. Wore it like this as a professional through two careers. The tie is enough for the wind and the hat also works AND protects me from the sun. I can only say that it is a pain if someone opens the car window and it isn't tied, or with a hat. Of course with a short style, unless it is cut to gone, a convertible car is a problem, too. When you get a haircut, you end up with tanlines. ;D

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2018, 12:15:15 AM »

I have a haircut about 3 or 4 times a year - it just gets too unruly otherwise and I waste more time organising it to face civilisation than is worth it not to have a cut!  It's got a very strong wave in it and that isn't really conducive to 'long'.  More 'heap'
At the moment I'm going for a mullet!  Problem is my hair sort of rolls up at the back and I can't get it long without months of 'training' it.
I agree with Duane, the less time spent bothering with such fripperies and fal-lals the better!


John