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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #585 on: September 30, 2021, 08:14:51 PM »
What kid doesn't enjoy tossing stones. I think you are correct, It's like innate in us to toss things. It is a hunt thing and a protection defense.

In dog training, tossing objects shows a dog that you can have an impact at a distance if you just shout the command at the moment of impact. It is supposed to freak large animals, if you beam them well.

When I was back east this summer, I found that that shale makes for a most excellent skipping stone. ;)

My shoulder got to hurting for a while and with years of disuse, my once accurate aim has gone way downhill. One day, watched a dog just sit and look at me as I threw overhand and missed multiple rocks at him. Last time I threw a long one with a baseball, the shoulder felt like it was thrown out for several days. A good windup and pitch should be a good yoga move while out in the woods.

We're heading out backpacking for three days in Aravaipa Canyon this weekend. Maybe I'll try some rock tossing. There are plenty in that stream. Maybe, I can wack one of those renegade squirrels. ::)
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #586 on: October 06, 2021, 08:53:43 PM »
Stop Look Listen: From "The Secret Naturist Handbook"

When naked outdoors, or for that matter, indoors as well, it can be difficult not to try and get from A to B as quickly as possible, working on the assumption that the shorter the period of time spent in the open, the lesser the risk of being seen. Okay, in some situations this might hold true, but as a secret naturist I want to do more than move as quickly as possible from one spot to another. I want to take my time and enjoy the experience, to undertake my nude activity as if I were fully clothed. This is where stop, look & listen comes in.

Stop, look & listen is an adopted policy to essentially force me to take my time and be more aware of my surroundings. My stopping regularly, having a good look around while at the same time listening, I can expand my awareness of the surrounding area considerably. As you travel naked, you have much to think about. Where to place your bare-foot to avoid hazards, your senses are alert for the slightest of sounds or movements ahead and even trying to make as little noise as possible can take up much of your concentration. My stopping you can give you full attention to the surrounding area.

The technique of stop, look & listen can best be explained by example. At one of my local patches of woodland, the return journey is often the most risky, especially when leaving an area of cover for a trail leading back to the car. At locations like this using this technique can tell you much of what is happening ahead.

Before breaking cover, stop and listen for any signs of movement. Voices are the most obvious as people tend to talk constantly, although individuals might not. The rustle of clothing can also be detected, particularly some modern fabrics.

 Footsteps are also indicators of activity in locations where the ground surface is suitable, for example, gravel or dry leaves. Nature can also provide warnings and indicators, for example, rabbits feeding up ahead can mean a lack of disturbance. The warning call of a pheasant being disturbed could mean people or just a fox, but should be noted and acted upon just the same. Crows are also good indicators of activity or lack of. Listen also for the sound of vehicles.

When reasonably confident that you can emerge from cover, exit and crouch down in a spot with as good a view of the surrounding area as possible but also pay heed to keeping yourself out of sight. Now you need to have a good look all around. And it is very important that you do not just have a quick look, you must look and see what is there. Start by scanning the immediate area, looking for movement or anything out of place. Then move your gaze to the middle ground and finally to the limits of your view.

Look for movement such as people or farm vehicles, particularly land-rovers and quad bikes. Look for patches of colour different from the natural surrounding that might indicate a possible treat. You then need to decide what steps to take with respect to what you have seen. Ask yourself, can I be seen from that distance?, what direction are they moving?, are they already aware of my presence? and so on. Finally, plan you next action and continue.

There are no fixed rules where to stop, look & listen, other than the obvious ones such as changes in terrain or when breaking cover. Other spots would be when views open up, when you hear something such as a car door closing, a natural alarm call and so on. Even without any good reason, simply stopping to look & listen every so often can be beneficial.

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #587 on: October 07, 2021, 07:51:10 PM »
More than just hiding from arrest, there is other benefit to "stop, look and listen." There is naturist hunting and war games augmented by nudity.

Sure, if you put yourself in a risky situation, the former is good advice. In the 1980's we would sneak around the neighborhood naked in the night. There was risk, it was a rush, it was heightened awareness, a caution and excitement to be had. We would run the Mexico border, just for play and it was very fun. There was a gamble to it.

My morning in Ohio was done this way. I was in the middle of a park and not certain where my bushwhacking was taking me.

When I was a scout, we were taught to "walk like an Indian warrior." That is to listen and make no noise yourself and leave no trace, to observe. In war, or in hunting, or in observation of nature, these skills are a part of our heritage and nature.

I see more, I feel more, I better explore and get more out of life and my experience of my nature in nature.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #588 on: October 13, 2021, 07:56:25 PM »
Strip: From "The Secret Naturist Handbook"

On every secret naturist outing, there is one set of activities that must be done every time - getting undressed and getting dressed. Normally, getting undressed is something we take for granted, at least in our everyday world. You just take your clothing off, drop it somewhere or even fold them neatly on a chair or whatever. Getting dressed is also similar.

However, place yourself in the great outdoors, the ground is wet and muddy so you cannot place anything down on the ground, all you have to stand on is your footwear. Its also very windy and your clothing flaps about madly and is in danger of taking off for foreign climes! It might also be night, with no moon and your torch has failed. Just to cap it off you only have 25 seconds to get dressed before the local constable will turn the corner and see you. Sounds like a nightmare, doesn't it? But not to a highly trained secret naturist. Here's the secret.

Preparation
If you have taken the advice in the clothing section of this website, your clothing will be loose and easy to slip on and off. There will be no ties or belts to get in the way. Your footwear will be either easy to remove and put on or your shorts/longs will permit footwear to be kept on when dressing. Turning your back to the wind will shelter the clothing and stop it flying about. If possible, you should also try and select a good location with something that can be used to steady yourself. A sturdy fence post or tree are ideal.

Undressing Technique
Let's assume you're wearing shorts and t-shirt and have a bumbag round your waist. Firstly, slip the bumbag to the front and open it up. Take off your t-shirt, roll or fold it up and place in the bumbag. This can all be done by feel, even in the dark, after a little practice. Next, slip off your footwear and stand on them, keeping your clear of the ground. Finally, slip down shorts, fold up and place in bumbag with part protruding for quick grabs. Slip bumbag to rear and put footwear on again. With practice you can do all this in around 20 seconds. Shorts should always be first on and last off, giving you a little bit of safety margin.

The bit about standing on your footwear is to prevent you feet getting small bits of gravel or pine needles, depending on the habitat, stuck to the soles. This can be a nuisance when you put your footwear back on again. If conditions permit, such as grass, you can simply stand on the ground.

Getting Dressed
Similar to above. Hopefully you should have the items ready in reverse order to when taken off, with shorts ready first. First, bumbag to front. Next, step out of footwear as before and stand on them. Unzip bumbag, pull out shorts and slip on. Same with t-shirt and finally on goes footwear. Easy.

If you adept at getting shorts on and off over footwear continue to do so but there is always a risk that footwear will become entangled in shorts and you are likely to panic and/or fall over. You need to remain calm at all times, particularly in an emergency situation.

Practice
All the above only comes about easily with practice. Try these techniques out when ever you are on an outing and also try them under varying conditions such as at night, when a strong wind is trying to blow you over or in confined condition such as in the drivers seat of the car.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #589 on: October 13, 2021, 08:14:43 PM »
Oh, to just stroll casually and freely out of my car and onto the trail paying no heed.

Not always a good strategy to abandon all caution with laws and enforcement being what they are. I stop, look listen. Away from the trailhead is not far, where I can generally just act as if nothing is unusual as I walk nude. Then, there are places like Vermont, or a legal public gathering where there is no anti-nude law.

Still there is a difference. Even when I stop at a nudist resort and get out naked to attend to registration, there can be a, "Hope this is the right place, second thought."

So, I wear a kilt with a Velcro waistband. I wear a sarong, when I want ultra light and just tuck it under the water bottle straps on my shoulder. I can keep the shoes on. I don't need to look like I have been not been hiking nude. I just legally have to cover up certain places.

DF wears a sundress that pulls over her head, which necessary to cover her breasts, but is still a hassle.

Wrapping up at a restaurant or store while out carnuding, can be a hassle. Sometimes, I just use car doors to make a dressing room. The kilt just unwraps and exposes my lap, like a towel.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #590 on: October 15, 2021, 01:31:40 AM »
Then, there are places like Vermont, or a legal public gathering where there is no anti-nude law.
Jbee

I have read that Vermont makes "Disrobing" illegal, but once you're naked you are good.   So nudists have to be careful not to be seen while removing their clothes.

I tend to wear only shorts on warm days, not the shirt.    I have a pack on my bicycle where it goes.   If I'm on foot I carry a small day pack with water, etc., and the shorts go there.

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #591 on: October 15, 2021, 11:02:55 PM »
I have read that Vermont makes "Disrobing" illegal, but once you're naked you are good.   So nudists have to be careful not to be seen while removing their clothes.
That's mad!  Typical legal and legislative tangle of contradictory principles that don't hang properly together.
What's so legally wrong with undressing if the result is legally fine?
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #592 on: October 16, 2021, 07:25:00 PM »
I think that it might have had to do with nudie/titty bars, etc. Simple nudity is just that. Stripping can be provocative and sexual and adult entertainment, an element that many towns don't want...An example of clothing corrupting social perceptions.

Clothing bad evil, burn clothing each spring. ;D
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #593 on: Today at 02:04:23 PM »
The Vermont law regarding being illegal to remove your clothes is only in the public realm. So it would have no regards to what someone would do on private property, in a bar, or an entertainment setting.