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jbeegoode

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2019, 08:00:18 PM »
Yea, the poison scorpions eat a lot of the other insects. ;D

And the bats. The monsoons have arrived piecemeal and late, but the town mosquitoes are now out. I don't know if I will be tolerating these mosquitoes in town. Maybe, I can find a solution different from town.
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« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2019, 04:39:08 PM »

I'm sure we do have midges in England, Peter S, don't we.  I got bit by a load a few weeks ago when gardening at dusk.
If they weren't midges, what were they?  You can always tell when there's horse flies as they are bigger and noisier.
I think they just have loads more midges in Scotland!
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« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2019, 10:27:28 PM »
With the recent grasshopper migration here we have some well fed birds, lizards, bats and if you believe what you read, coyotes. The lizards the keep the bug population in our back yard in check are not minding this at all.

As for dealing with the mosquitos, I’ve read that eating certain foods can help keep them away. You can also alter the Ph of your skin through diet. There is probably something you can do to make yourself less tasty.  i.e. Garlic! !

I vant to drink your blood !! NOT ! ;D

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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2019, 02:58:45 AM »

I'm sure we do have midges in England, Peter S, don't we.  I got bit by a load a few weeks ago when gardening at dusk.
If they weren't midges, what were they?  You can always tell when there's horse flies as they are bigger and noisier.
I think they just have loads more midges in Scotland!
John

Yes, but our midges are pale sassenach imitations of the Scottish breed, which have been brought up watching old Braveheart movies and having fang upgrades in the Clydeside dockyards. English midges? Pan, wimps!
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2019, 10:49:22 AM »
Our midges have been brought up on Irn Bru and deep fried Mars bars, they don't put up with any nonsense. Mind you I did 26.6 miles Dundee Kilt Walk yesterday and not one was brave enough to eat us hardy hikers :-)

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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2019, 07:16:05 PM »
Seriously, Do you think that a swishing kilt is a mosquito repellent? Are you outrunning them?

If you sat still and relaxed would they then become a bother?
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2019, 09:27:09 PM »

Pondering the Adjustments of Life in a Body

I take a meandering mind to pondering perspectives of the world from a naked body.

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2019/08/22/pondering-the-adjustments-of-life-in-a-body/

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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2019, 10:55:00 PM »
Wonderful article. But you think about these things more than I do. I make little effort to overcome the weather and the climate. What can I do anyway? It just is and I manage.

Bodies can be a little odd. Being nude in cool temperatures is invigorating. In warm temperatures it's pleasant. There is a threshold at either end beyond which it isn't so nice without artificial aids or something. The lower the temperature, the more you have to work to keep warm. At the other end, you have to slow down to keep from being exhausted. You may not be cool but you can avoid being exhausted.

Cold weather won't arrive here for at least two months. Ah, but we're officially surrounded by 95 degrees and 42% humidity (not bad). I still get out for a two-mile walk in the woods every day, if I'm not doing something like mowing the lawn. It isn't too bad at 8:30 in the morning. Even so, the sweat is dripping off me by the time I start back. The trick, I have decided, to keep from becoming exhausted is to not go so fast that you have to breath through your mouth. That means you have to walk slower, of course. But by keeping your mouth shut (always good advice), I'm sure you lose less water, you mouth doesn't get dry and you also avoid insects flying into your mouth. But that's just my opinion based solely on my own experience (not experiments).

It's supposed to be no higher than about 80 degrees for the next few days. I'll probably want a sweater.

All of the above, by the way, is based on actually wearing clothes. They're soaked when I get home. I can't say what the results might be were I naked, which I can't be here at home. Curiously, my feet and socks stay dry, even with wading a creek, provided I don't fall in.
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2019, 06:09:56 PM »
HillwalkerDundee, please weigh in. The article was pondering your posts. Just what is the secret and would it apply to the common naturist lifestyles?
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« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2019, 01:08:03 AM »
Beautiful day here today. A hard frost on the ground. My local ice-skating spot looked potentially ok for skating but lots of new ‘No access’ signs, news works to intensify the fishing use and work underway - so not the time to try.

I went instead up to a tarn in the low hills nearby and, with ice in some of the bays, took a short swim to ‘liven me up’. I then took a 2.5 to 3 hour walk over the fell as nature intended. With the sun and almost no wind, it felt very pleasant, although icy underfoot much of the time. I saw a few people, one of whom was clearly transfixed by me for a while, whether primarily due to the nudity or because of the temperature, I don’t know. Altogether, a pleasant day, and always glad to get a bit of winter sun.
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #40 on: December 06, 2019, 02:45:27 PM »

Were you barefoot, Martin?
What was the temperature?
Where are you situated?  Your use of the word tarn would suggest UK, Yorkshire or Scotland.
Have you already enlightened us on that, if so apologies for forgetting!
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #41 on: December 06, 2019, 02:46:19 PM »

I just looked at your profile - Cumbria.
How nice!
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Re: Nudity in Temperature Extremes
« Reply #42 on: December 07, 2019, 01:09:15 AM »
The air temperature was definitely above freezing, but the ground where shaded still freezing and yes, I was barefoot, getting a little winter conditioning.

I live near Kendal, most tarns (tjǫrn in old norse) occurring in Cumbria, with a few in the Yorkshire dales.
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