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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #105 on: October 11, 2019, 04:15:08 PM »
RE:  Driving naked.

I've been driving nude for a long time.  It was a bit scary the first time I did it, but I've learned that 1. nobody is looking. Everyone is minding their own business, 2. the body work hides most of your lower half.  I've never been able to see what color pants someone is wearing even while driving trucks, 3. Even if someone notices, nobody cares.

I have found that large parking garages and hotel parking lots are good place to dress or undress to drive naked.  They don't watch the parking lot and few pedestrians come and go.

Sometimes at fueling stations I put on pants as I get out of the car.  I find it difficult to even put on shorts in a car.  Everyone else is watching their own car or pump and not watching you.  Your car door and the pumps are as much shield as you need. Choose a pump toward the end rather than in the middle.  One time a couple years ago it was such a nice sunny day that I got tired of my shorts while waiting for the tank to fill, so I took them off, put them through the open window, and stood there naked pumping gas. Some old trucker headed for the big truck area came walking out of the store carrying a tray of coffee and food. He noticed me and stood there with his mouth open while I hung up the hose, got my receipt, walked round to the driver side of my car, and drove off naked. I don't do that often.  I have also driven through towns naked with the convertible top down.  My mustang is so low that my ass is probably only about a foot off the pavement.  I stop at traffic lights and watch the pedestrians walk past minding their own affairs. 

Frequently I drive the 12 miles into our local small town naked and then stop and cover at the edge of town. The bank parking lot or the grocery parking lot are probably not the best places to step out to dress, specially in a small town where other people may know me.  Then I do my shopping and stop again leaving town to undress.  When I'm not planning to stop I just drive through town naked.   I have never had any troubles from all my naked driving.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #106 on: October 11, 2019, 07:43:39 PM »
i had to do a delivery in our nearest city this morning (wells) then a quick visit to the lidle supermarket,  probably a 45 minute drive home ,i stripped off in the car in the supermarket carpark and drove home through the rain with the heater blowing warm air over my naked skin.   at one point a post lady was waiting to cross the road, all her attention was on looking for a gap in the  approaching traffic never even glanced my way as i passed in front of her.   next came Glastonbury... i chickened out and took a route through the backstreets rather than drive right down the high street. but being Glastonbury probably nobody would care even if they did notice.  had to pass through a couple of other small villages but pedestrians dont seem the least bit interested in passing cars.

Glastonbury tor is one of the local tourist attractions, about 10 miles from home , we can actually see the thing from just down the lane,   must be about 50 years since i last went up it.   its crying out for a naked ascent...perhaps an early summer morning escapade, maybe next summer.     on the way to Bridgwater theres a similar hump with a ruined church on top , Burrow Mump,  not such a well frequented tourist trap , might try that one first.

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #107 on: October 11, 2019, 10:57:07 PM »
I usually use my wrap around w/ velcro kilt when traveling nude. The shorts are just too much trouble in and out of a cramped car. Often, I just undo the thing and lay it off to the side to enjoy the comforts of nude. When I do stand outside, I could be just adjusting it, not putting on, but if someone did catch wind, it says that I'm a bit unconventional and explain the possibility that I may have been nude. I put a shirt on to get into the stores, and do so outside the car.

Gas pump stations have people standing around bored, watching the numbers, or they wash the windows. I find them often curious to check out the other customers. They often have passengers sitting bored that watch others inside the vehicles. I'd say in a busy station that there is usually someone delighted to see something other than digital numbers clicking and the side of the car. I mind my own business at the pump, usually washing the windows, but even so, I will look and just see out of the corner of my eye the other people there. I don't think that I'm unusual that way.

Sometimes, when DF is doing the honors and I don't have to get out, I have no problem not being seen as nude just sitting there, even in the low slung Honda, because of angles. When one opens that door, I think, anyone needs to be on guard, or find themselves reckless and breaking the Arizona law.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #108 on: October 12, 2019, 09:44:37 AM »
i also find the wrap handy for getting in and out of shorts.     wearing just the wrap its easy to pull the shorts on under it without displaying anything untoward.  similar wearing shorts you can put the wrap over the top to drop the shorts.

yesterdays changing from trousers to naked in the car was a pain,  i should have donned the wrap over the trousers whilst standing beside the car, lost the trousers , got in the car then just undone the wrap in the car... but it was raining . :)

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2019, 09:06:37 PM »
Dealing with getting my pants over my shoes can complicate things. Like I don't want to stand by my car door barefoot in at a gas station, or an asphalt parking lot. I don't want to go through that dance where one shoe comes off, even a flip flop for one pant's leg and then back on. Then the other in turn. A wrap just gets done.

Yea ric, I two have used the kilt to conveniently drop trough a few times in a busy area next to my car. One can change clothing here in public, but must not be reckless enough to expose genitals, anus or a woman, her breast. Most people who might notice look the other way to be polite, or in case they might have stumbled on to something and don't want to embarrass.

A kilt then just gets undone and pulls away, falling to each side. It also provides a sit towel effect. Still, I like the sense of liberation and the air optimally around my body. If it's convenient, I'll just leave the kilt within reach and sit on a nice terry towel. It rolls up and is comfortable as an arm rest cushion.

I've never gotten out and attended to my duties nude at a gas station. There are cameras, the filler is on the opposite side of the car, if say a patrol car happens to drive by or stop by. I like to wash my windows at that time. It would be too close to crossing a line, even a hassle, when I'm there to get a job done. If it was legal, I assume that like most anything else, it could make the job just a little bit better. In Arizona, one must be careful around hot metal cars. Leaning over to wash the windows on my truck could burn me.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #110 on: October 18, 2019, 02:04:32 AM »
FORCED NUDITY: From TSNH:

One of the factors that make secret naturism such an enjoyable activity is being separated from your clothing. When you explore the countryside naked, without carrying clothing, the experience is greatly enhanced. Forced nudity takes this theme to the next level.

The idea behind forced nudity is to deliberately place yourself in a situation where you are denied access to your clothing and there are a number of ways to achieve this.

One method uses your own house as a means of denying access to your clothing and you can only get hold of your clothing after a certain task has been completed. How it works might be as follows.

First you need to stash a spare house key somewhere remote from your house. This could be many miles away or simply at the foot of the garden. Then you go the house, strip off and leave all clothing inside. You then go outside, lock the door and push the keys through the letter box. You then have to retrieve the key you stashed earlier to gain access back to the house and your clothing. Garages or garden sheds may also be employed.

A variation on this method is to use a vehicle. Start off by hiding a spare car key at a location of your choice. You may also want to stash a set of clothing there as well. You then drive to another location, strip off and leave all clothing inside the vehicle. Finally, lock the vehicle leaving the key inside (if possible). You then have to retrieve the key stashed previously to get hold of your clothing.

Another variation on this theme is to use a portable lockable box to deny access to clothing. This method allows you to make use of all manner of locations. What you need is a metal box large enough to hold your clothing that can be locked by means of a padlock. A large cash box with a hasp & staple for the padlock would be ideal.

You would start off my taking the box to a suitable location where it would be hidden. Your next step would be to take a spare key for the padlock to a second location, perhaps some distance away. Next, return to where you hid the storage box, strip off and leave all clothing inside. Finally, place the key inside and close the padlock. To access your clothing you need to collect the spare key hidden earlier and return back to the storage box to access your hidden clothing.

Another way of achieving forced nudity is to use time and place to deny access to your clothing. A good place for this method would be a supermarket with adjacent woodland or countryside where you can hold up during your forced nudity period.

What you would do is to arrive at the location before the store opens or gets too busy. You would first park your vehicle, strip off and leaving your clothing inside the vehicle, head off into the woods or countryside. While you are away the supermarket will get busy with shoppers and you might not be able to return until later that day when things quieten down.

Forced nudity can also be achieved with the aid of an assistant. You would start off by stashing a set of clothing at a known location. Then you would drive to a second location some distance away where you would strip off and hand all clothing to your assistant. They would then leave you stranded to make you own away to your original clothing stash.

Disposable clothing can also be used for forced nudity and works much in the same way as using an accomplice. Again, you would hide a set of clothing, then make your way to a second location. There you would destroy the clothing you are wearing, perhaps by throwing into a river, cutting up or by burning. You can purchase some very cheap clothing for this purpose from charity shops or discount stores. You then have to retrieve your original clothing stash.

Forced nudity can both be rewarding and challenging and there are many variations on the above suggestions. However, a few words of warning. The thrill and excitement of this technique can considerable and you may find it difficult to return to the more mundane secret naturist activities.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #111 on: October 18, 2019, 02:47:15 AM »
I was looking for the compatible thread about forced nudity, but found nothing. Maybe I missed it. I know that TSNS website had a thread at length.

I've never done this. It is enough for me to simply walk away in a no backup situation. That is liberating in a given circumstance.

Back in the 1980's, I used to manage a foray with someone across my residential neighborhood each year. It was stealth and an adventurous rush, with much perceived risk. It was late at night and our consciousness had been altered by some substance. These days, the rush is not my goal, nor accepting the risk from taking chances.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #112 on: October 22, 2019, 02:05:42 AM »
MUD LARKING: From TSNH:
A number of secret naturists have mentioned to me that they enjoy the feeling of walking barefoot in the wet mud of a footpath or in the fine silt or sand at a coastal estuary. I too also enjoy this activity and thought the subject might be developed further and a page included here in the web site.

Some research on the Internet revealed there are actually groups who specialise in getting covered in mud, with mud sliding being one of the most common. Mud sliding appears to be a most enjoyable activity where you find a muddy river bank with a good slope, strip off and slide into the water. Not having tried this activity, I can only assume it might be jolly good fun and it does seem like a suitable activity for the secret naturist.

I must admit that this does sound interesting. Imagine the feeling of mud squeezing between your toes, extended to your whole naked body! And when covered in mud you are also have natural camouflage to help keep you hidden from observers. As a footnote, I do recall Arnie getting covered in mud in Predator, and Stallone also did something similar in Rambo 2. There must be some interesting challenges we can build around this activity.

Okay, so where do you find suitable mud for this lark? Obvious places are at the coast, especially around river estuaries, and some ponds and lochs are also suitable for getting muddy. Most rivers will have good locations as well, although slow moving and meandering rivers are better than faster flowing upland rivers, as the slow current allows more sediment to settle.

One of the main problems with any location is the requirement for getting clean afterwards. Unless you are prepared, and able, to travel home in a rather messy state, you will need a good source of fresh water in which to get cleaned up. You should also bear in mind that without the use of a good shower you will not get clean enough to pass inspection at home, for example, from other family members. Although the excuse of simply falling in the mud might just be enough for you to get away with it.

Hints & tips:

   Good clean water for washing is essential.
   Test how deep the mud is before jumping in.
   Check the tides if at the coast.
   Remember to clean under finger & toe nails.
   Note that most mud is very smelly!
   Always keep your mouth shut!

The secret naturist looking for a challenge and a bit fun as well could try the sport of bog running. It's really dead simple. First find a suitable stretch of bog - upload peat bogs are ideal. Then you strip off and run as fast as possible across the bog. Be prepared to get very wet and very muddy, and I mean very, very wet and very, very muddy!

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #113 on: October 22, 2019, 02:10:31 AM »
Fun! Has anyone ever done this but me and DF? We didn't use it for camouflage, but for the mineral content. Rambo!?!

https://thefreerangenaturist.org/2018/12/24/butts-in-the-shade-part-ii-muddled-up/

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #114 on: October 26, 2019, 01:57:10 AM »
NUDE BIRDING: From TSN Handbook:

As a life-long birder and secret naturist, I have for many years combined the two pastimes and on many secret naturist outings have kept an eye open for the odd bird or two. Birding can be done just about anywhere, and few countryside locations do not have a wide variety of bird life. As do secret naturists seek out cover and concealment in out of the way locations, so do birds and it can be quite surprising just how many can be seen or heard.

Birding does not require much in the way of special equipment, although a good pair of binoculars might be considered essential by some and they are also useful for other secret naturist uses as well. See the Equipment section for more on binoculars.

Before we go any further, a few words of warning. Looking for birds takes concentration and it is easy to forget that you are, in fact, stark naked. More than once I have seen a suspected rarity and in my eagerness to see the bird clearly, I have ventured into areas where there was a high possibility of being seen. Don't let your guard down.

Even if you are not interested in birds, birding still offers an ideal "cover story" for the secret naturist. Birds can be found in any location that the secret naturist may wish to visit and provides the perfect excuse to be there. Few items of equipment are required except perhaps a pair of binoculars - to look the part - and some knowledge should you be questioned on the subject. Even then, you can always say you are a beginner and do not really know very much. A field guide and a notebook with some details of past sightings will provide you with a more complete cover story. Collins produce an excellent, though basic, field guide on birds in their Gem series.

Birding can be quite a challenge when you are naked. Not only do you have to be aware of your surroundings, mainly with respect to being seen but you also have to move stealthily and silently if you don't want the birds to be disturbed. A good fieldcraft skill that is useful for all secret naturists. Looking for birds when naked also makes you look much closer at the vegetation than when clothed, particularly underfoot when walking barefoot. No longer can you simply crash through the underground. When birding naked you are forced to take much more care to avoid being scratched by brambles, stung by nettles or standing on low-lying thistles.

If you are keen on birding or wish to take up the hobby, why not keep a list all the birds you have seen while naked. It's more of a challenge than you might think!
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #115 on: October 29, 2019, 06:30:08 PM »
Well, not much comment there....

I have no interest in serious birding and the binoculars are just more equipment. We use DF's telephoto and I can blow one of those shots up even more on the computer. She brought a pair of strong binoculars with us on our last outing and they were fun scoping from the car. I also keep a compact pair, about 200 I think, in the truck at all times. I used them for spotting cops speeding on a highway once.

I could be a naked voyeur to any hysterical textile, I should think.

I like birds....
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« Reply #116 on: October 29, 2019, 06:34:00 PM »
NUDE CHALLENGES: From TSN Handbook:

Having been a secret naturist for many years, there came a point when I started to become bored with following the same old trails and routes. Even seeking out new locations did not offer the same amount of stimulation as outings had in the past. As a result I started looking at ways and means of getting more from my secret naturist outings, yet still in keeping with the Principles I had set out to follow. What I came up with was nude challenges.

The idea behind secret naturist nude challenges is quite simple. You devise for yourself a challenge or series of challenges that you must complete while naked. These can be as simple or as complex as you want, its entirely up to you. A simple nude challenge might be to walk the entire length of a local footpath, perhaps one where you have only completed part of while naked. A more complex nude challenge might be to travel from one fixed point to another, say a few miles away.

There is no limit to what nude challenges can include, for example:

   Cycle nude off-road for 10 miles
   Travel nude cross country for 5 miles
   Drive the car naked for 100 miles
   Stay naked outdoors or indoors for 24 hours
   Climb a tree while naked
   Wash and polish the car while naked

You can also "spice up" your nude challenges by added restrictions such as completing them during a certain time period, say 60 minutes or on a certain day of the year. You might also include rules of your own making such as completing your challenge at night or not carrying your clothing with you.

As a keen birder I once set myself the challenge of spotting and identifying 25 different species of bird in a single hour. This was actually very difficult to do when naked as you cannot simple wander anywhere you wish. I got to 18 species before I was out of time. I hope to try again but perhaps at a better location for birding.

Another challenge that comes to mind was one I set myself while at a relatives house. My challenge was to leave clothing and footwear at the house, enter the garden, cross the river at the foot of the garden, follow a path to a local park, go through the park, cross a road bridge and return along a street to the house. I actually completed it successfully on the second attempt and it was most enjoyable and satisfying.

Nude challenges can be done just about anywhere, from remote hill sides to your own home and garden. Two I've done at home were putting food on the bird table at the bottom of the garden and taking rubbish out to the rubbish bin. Both were completed in the early evening when it got dark.

A useful device for creating nude secret naturist challenges is the humble pace counter. This simple device tallies up each step you take and this can be used to create a wide variety of challenges. For example, you could set yourself the challenge of walking for 1000 or as many as 10,000 paces while naked. Attach the pace counter to your bumbag or if totally naked, use a length of string to attach to leg or waist.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #117 on: October 29, 2019, 07:06:08 PM »
I like to be ready for unexpected challenges. My free range naturism has gotten me more in an intent to enjoy my and the nature freely. That is a challenge to keep.

I'm not into doing outrageous, adrenal rush, or challenges so much, although I, we both, do feel a bit wilder on occasion and take the challenge to enjoy what we can, to expand our norms and boundaries. It is important to just to be sure that we are not boxing ourselves up, that we are actually being free range and not in self imposed coops.

It is sometimes spontaneous, sometimes not. Examples would be taking a nude walk under a full moon through the river park. Liberating a place, like DF spontaneously stripping off and posing at the old movie set at the Triple T resort, or a clandestine skinny dip in a hotel pool were stepping a bit further.

One ongoing sort of a challenge is to remain, and sometimes with a defiant attitude, nude whenever possible, always, a naturist lifestyle. This keeps us on our toes and brings us to more challenge, even little things like walking from car to door, or doing mundane tasks, like garbage and yard work, mostly outdoors. This is after all, how we discovered that we can be nude most of the time and travel all over the country clothing free. It is a builder of awareness and thinking ahead in careful planning and being more mindful of what is going on in the moment, to more fully experience oneself and what is outside of the body.

Lookee here is often setting goals to accomplish, but he is pushing more and more, further. We have one goal; The intention to be naked and enjoy it, as often as possible, whenever and wherever possible. To be free range naturist. Still, walking all the way to the next county naked, as a challenge, was a fun brag.

Does anyone here feel that they may be self imposing a coop around themselves?
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #118 on: October 30, 2019, 10:02:50 AM »
i keep a pair of 8x30 binos in the car , along with a beach wrap and a pair of sandals, its all i need for a impromptu naked stroll though a wood or nature reserve. often got the camera aswell,  birds, butterflies, flowers anything will do.   concentrating on taking a close up of a flower or bug can be a plausible reason for not noticing or reacting to an approaching dog walker or hiker.
theres also the challenge of stopping at the entrance to a mini nature reserve up a seldom used country lane and leaving all clothing in the car whilst off for a stroll.

as ive posted before an ascent of glastonbury tor is on the list of things to do, maybe next year.

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #119 on: November 03, 2019, 07:17:01 PM »

Never been one for challenges in the Lookee sense.  Just doing the solitary naturism at all in the UK is challenge enough.
On TSNS there was a faction of those who liked a challenge.  The main one was having no safety net and hiking with no clothing at all.  Alf was a bit of a one for that wasn't he?  He was the one that froze his car keys in a block of ice, took nothing with him except the car key and couldn't get into the car before they had melted out, thus creating the challenge of staying undiscovered whatever happened.  Couldn't really do that these days.  Most car keys are stuffed with electronics and would be ruined by the water. 
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