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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2017, 09:41:44 AM »
yesterday i was trimming a hedge in a garden in the village... i done it naked in previous years ,  yesterday was overcast... probably still warm enough to be naked whilst running up and down a stepladder... but the recent high winds have started the autumn leaf fall and hedges are definatly see through to the neighbouring house now.  so it was a trousers and shirt day.  i must be a funny shape , i dont like a trouser belt too tight so im constantly stopping to tug them up a bit as they start to slide under the influence of gravity... thats why i like to work unclothed in the first place clothes just annoy me, im either concious of them restricting movement or they need constant adjustment and rearrangement , or they make me hot and sweaty.   
in short im just more comfortable without them .


its also become habit to always have sandals , shorts and beach wrap in the van all year so if a naked opertunity presents itself unexpectedly im able to take advantage of it.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2017, 10:11:09 AM »
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i dont like a trouser belt too tight

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2017, 08:40:17 PM »
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im constantly stopping to tug them up a bit as they start to slide under the influence of gravity . . .
I wear my shorts outside when necessary and I use a web belt with a cinch. I leave it only snug enough to limit the Law of Gravity in itís undue influence. But if I am working in the yard with a lot of bending and stooping they do tend to submit to the law and I have to tug them back up.

Braces (suspenders in the US) would feel to me too much like wearing a shirt.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #33 on: October 19, 2017, 12:11:17 AM »
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But hey, we're doing this for the pleasure of it, and if it's a case of doing it for the sake of doing it, then it loses that pleasurable spark.
Good point, Peter!


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You may be less a free range naturist, but anyone standing naked in his backyard on a crispy evening ain't no fraud.
 
That's what I feel.  I'm a naturist alright and since it takes a full spectrum of forms, this is my little hue of it.  I just feel a bit unadventurous versus what I imagine I should be and envious of your and others' energy to go and hike frequently.
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This business of tapping on the keyboard with clothing on is concerning me
.  Don't fret I am naked as I type and have been doing chores (One task was packing a few clothes for a weekend away!  How paradoxical is that!) and recreations naked all day today except for a dressing gown when it got cooler and for short periods to keep the wife pacified.

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If you actually enjoy walking/hiking with clothes on after walking/hiking with clothes off. Either you are not walking at all or you never have. I think that you have been neglecting nature.
  Well, I object m'lud!  I definitely don't enjoy having to put on clothes after walking skyclad.  I always do it with great reluctance and feel encumbered by the clothing.  However, I have been neglecting nature.  I enjoy walking but as an occasional pastime.  Like other things it tends to get sidelined by the necessities, obligations and recreations of more priority that run to calendars.  I don't seek cold, wet, freezing days with the hurricanoes raging.  The opportunities to hit a day that is a) clement weather in the UK  b) free from other myriad obligations are not so frequent so I remain disappointed by how much walking I can achieve.  Some friends of ours go rambling at least once a week but they do seem to do little else!  By contrast I am a busy bunny volunteering my time in service of several organisations and with several other hobbies and I do tend to prioritise those over and above my own sensual pleasures in solitary places.

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It is more fun and relaxed doing naturism with a somebody
Absolutely right!  I so wish I had a friend or two to share my walks with.  Things like the SOC are all very well but the effort and journey to get there is usually huge and in my case sadly, I have to find a reason to be away real or fictional.  I hope to go for a textile hike in a very secluded area with my best friend next week (weather permitting) and he's a very open minded guy and I'm determined to push the envelope and see if he will let me hike naked or better hike naked together.  Slim chance but we shall see. 


I guess I am not so unhappy with the handful of walks in nature per year that I do manage to achieve.  I guess I've made my busy bed and I will have to lie on it and accept that lots of things get in the way (or should I say become priorities) over hiking more frequently.  Just to illustrate:  I found this new wooded area in the summer and visited twice. My intention was to go there regularly on Tuesday afternoon as it is only a couple of miles from my weekly art  class location.  However, I haven't done a walk after any of the 6 weekly classes of this term as one was rotten weather, 2 of them I was absent, away on business, 3 of them I had to dash off because I needed to get to the nearby town before closing time or off to another appointment or obligation (this week I was in a suit and tie for art class prior to dashing off to a meeting afterwards and sadly the weather was utterly perfect for naked hiking). In all cases I had my boots, hiking bag and hiking pole in the car boot, ready for serendipity...which wasn't there.


Enough of this maudlin slightly depressive musing.  I'm a naturist alright but not pure and simple.  It just fits in where it can and I'll have to be satisfied with that.


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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2017, 12:52:09 AM »


Enough of this maudlin slightly depressive musing.  I'm a naturist alright but not pure and simple.  It just fits in where it can and I'll have to be satisfied with that.


John
Or not. Priorities change, needs change and it is possible to make time for things.

Have you considered making camping, or backpacking a new hobby? You could then get away for a few days, without all of those distractions in your life, get away and focus on an adventure? You haven't tried this option out,yet, have you? Weekend, overnight holidays in nature.
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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2017, 06:12:00 PM »
I agree, John, backpacking and/or camping offers you the reason to be out in the wilderness with more opportunity to relax and get comfortable so you can pick a good time for your naked walks. As often as you want when you want.

And as Jbee mentions, a good reason to be outdoors for extended periods. If you donít have any experience in the activity, I am sure there are groups or individuals to join up with, where you can learn. Of course, being somewhere that you can hike naked with ease and frequency is required. Anything like that in your area?

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2018, 03:40:26 PM »
I have tried truck driving lately,   3 months in 2014 and another several weeks from december up till now,   took 3 weeks off from mid jan till a week ago.  Due to stress relief and home jobs calling.  I have found it to be too much akin to life in the city,  which I cannot tolerate.    Its taken some time to figure out why i feel like i do.   But perhaps I have come to see what it is.   When i was 4 my parents bought isolated land with no structures.   They moved into a tent,   had a well bored and hand pump put on it.   Built an outhouse and cabin.    And thats how i grew up.   My dad worked in a print shop,   and then drove forklift in a bakery,   low wages,   but eventually got the land paid off.   My mother did extensive gardening and home schooled us.  My sister and i,   then she died at 10 yo and my brother arrived.   So i grew up immersed in nature,   like wilderness living even though town was a few miles away.   When i was 20 we sold that land and bought a lot more,   a lot further out.  With thousands of acres of timberland around it free roaming territory.  And i have worked it, cut timber,   sawmilled,  made hay,  had horses,  and done many things.  Running short on timber i tried starting a trucking business with my brother, since i was always good at driving anything.   But now i fully realize that being on the road is too much stress,   a few weeks of it and im feeling so stressed i can hardly take it.   I have been trying to understand why.   Only thing i can figure is  that Im so used to the peace of natural surroundings,  and road life is too much like city life.  Driving from city to city picking up and delivering autos.  That first 3 month stint at it i got so starved for nature i was looking for every little patch of it i could find to spend a few minutes with it.   I have always felt at home when walking out in the woods or fields.   Quite the opposite of some people Ive met who seem afraid of nature as if its some scary zone full of unknown dangers.  Ive always felt like the further into wilderness i get the better i like it.   So truck driving is not my kind of job.   Leading a pack string into back country is more my kind of thing.  Or even ranch work,  training horses and tending livestock.   Or whats open to me now is establishing a produce farm on my mountainside land,   naked work with natural surroundings.  Growing good food,  eating it myself and some to sell.    And if i can manage,   take time off for camping trips (with naturist friends perhaps)  and in time get another horse and go on riding trips,  which end up clothed ventures mostly,   but still its animal, nature,  and wilderness connected.    To keep driving truck steady is pointless,  starving for what i really want and need, disconnected from my roots.   Thats what my naturism is i think,  nature connection,  and maybe rebellion against the artificial adornments of society,   rebellion against the sexualization of our naked selves.   Yes the sex thing is there and serves a purpose,  but its been carried way beyond where it belongs and turned into an obsession.   Need to put it back where it belongs.  Isolated to a wife and only occasional at that. Overdoing it is not good for us, does not increase happiness or joy.   Its just like a lot of things,  a thrill for a moment with no lasting benefit.   Empty pleasures.    Connecting with God through nature and doing good to others is where real joy is found.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2018, 02:23:42 PM »

I think you are wedded to nature on the whole, Reuben.
That upbringing has probably left you closer to nature and more comfortable in it than most of us who may like being in nature but are basically city boys.
I hope you find an occupation that keeps the wolf from the door but also enables you to be out naked and frees your inner wolf! (not literally of course!!!).
John

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2018, 07:07:04 PM »
I agree, Reuben.

Anything worth having or doing always comes at a cost. But if you end up doing without a few creature comforts that you are willing to lose, it merely increases the satisfaction and happiness.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2018, 02:49:32 PM »
It's hard to explain, logically, why we do these things. Maybe the best way is to relate how we got started. In my case, I was still in high school when I started nude hiking--or walking, if you will. I don't know when a walk turns into a hike and I'm really not sure what a ramble is.

I grew up in a small town of about 8,000 people, which was smaller than I used to think. Small towns used to be much more city-like than suburbs are now. After my mother died when I was in junior high school, my father re-married and we eventually moved to a place just outside of town. There were woods just a few hundred yards away where I loved to go. My initial reason for "getting naked" was for sunbathing. But being a natural redhead, as, coincidentally, is my wife, getting a tan is hopeless. But it was still nice to be nude outside.

Later, we moved back to the country where my stepmother was from and suddenly, I had acres and acres of woodland to roam around in. It was a literal hundred-acre wood. That's were I started my life-long habit of nude hiking, at least when possible. After leaving home, it wasn't really possible until I had a car, though. But my first car was a 1965 Land-Rover and no four-wheeler ever hikes. Anyhow, I eventually started doing a lot of nude hiking later on, as other interests and activities took a back seat to hiking--or walking.

In the beginning, in the late 19th century, not all naturists were nudists, if you want to split hairs. But they all wanted to get out of town and into the countryside to reconnect with nature. It was entirely recreation-oriented, especially in the sense of "re-create." So I think the AANR is a better name than ASA. I'm not sure if I'm a nudist or not.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2018, 05:39:55 PM »
I try to avoid labels as they always come with expectations. I enjoy being naked in nature and bumping around the home. I never intended it to be a statement, just enjoying God's creation in the best attire available.

I guess we all have a different story about how we got to where we are but over the years not much for me has changed in why.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2018, 05:54:06 PM »
Labels may come with expectations but the real problem is, they're usually too narrow. There is a lot more to you than will fit on a bumper sticker. But on the other hand, as I once realized, they can still be accurate, just the same. It's true that the label may be entirely false, too, but that's another story.

Once, when I was still in college, I knew a certain person who had started school the same year I did in the same college. As it turned out, I had a disastrous freshman year and eventually went into the army for three years. I ran into him again when I went back to school when I got out of the army. I still graduated before him. Well, anyway, he once introduced me to someone else as a "four-wheeler." I did have a 4x4 then but I'd never thought of myself as a four-wheeler. But in fact I spent most of my spare time exploring ever backroad and abandoned strip mine I could find and I really was a four-wheeler. I just never thought of myself like that.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
People are free to label me however they please. Their expectations are likely to remain unfulfilled though. Even if I find out what those are, I don't usually jump through other people's hoops.

I have been motivated at times to indulge my contrarian tendencies if I hear about them.

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Re: What's your reason?
« Reply #43 on: March 02, 2018, 09:05:40 PM »
Labels are a useful shorthand tool for using in both conversation and writing.
Which one I use depends greatly on the audience - for some I'll use nudist, for others naturist and in other circumstances such terms as nuddies.
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Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
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