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jbeegoode

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1125 on: January 05, 2022, 03:53:03 AM »
I've been spending lots of time building the sweat and getting the yard's gardening/rainwater harvesting planned and started. Not much hiking going on. The weather was great, until just before Solstice, then rain and cold came. Just before Christmas, I got a corona virus, cough/throat thing, which coupled with weather kinda screwed up the holidays.

So naked in the house. Naked in the afternoons outside working, when the weather is warmer and not windy. I've been keeping a tan. Working outside in shoes and a sweat shirt often, but there were many days when I couldn't be nude because workers were around working on these projects, masonry and screwing together the lockers and their shelter.

The plan is to dig a couple plus hours every day, excavating the drainage and watering system in the yard, until planting season. Good exercise, but not too much as to feel injured. It is a nice meditative naked activity.

LA Nina has given us lots of warm sunny days above average and I've recovered most from this lingering cough thing, so we hope to do the first New Years hike in a couple of days and then hot springs the next week, then we're going to Phoenix for a Van Gogh exhibit and to look over Frank Loyd Wright's digs and legacy. We may stay at a nude resort during the trip, depending weather, etc.

So, December, just all right, January looking good, and plotting on with this creative construction endeavor for the community. We're talking about plugging in a few weeks in Zipolite somehow this spring....
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1126 on: January 16, 2022, 11:19:54 PM »
So you've had the plague, Jbee  Sorry about that.  But from your brief remark, you seem to have had the omicron variant which tends to be more like a heavy cold for most of the people I know that have had it - and that number is increasing.  In lockdown I hardly knew anyone that had had it but now, quite a few people I know or at 1 degree of separation are getting it.
Are you the first on the forum to have had it? 
Survey: Anyone else had it out there?
I expect everyone will get it sooner or later (fatalistic sigh  ???  ).
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1127 on: January 17, 2022, 07:21:00 PM »
I just got a corona virus this time, not a covid. I got covid in July of 2020.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1128 on: January 20, 2022, 08:56:52 PM »
Greeting everyone and a happy Christmas. I've done two naked walks this month neither any great distance but both gave me a lift during this dull weather. Next walk is planned for Monday with my grown up children - no doubt clothed!

Davie  8)


Davie,
When you go for a winter walk, what clothes do you wear to get to your walk location and at what point do you disrobe and what do you do with the clothes once naked?  I ask because I was on a clothed walk on Monday afternoon at a popular woodland/meadow location a few miles from home.  As ever I got off the beaten track and found a deserted place, muddy underfoot, steep incline, loads of brambles ...but secluded.  I was wearing a lot of clothes against the winter weather - walking trousers, shirt, underwear, thick walking socks and boots, jacket, gloves and hat and whilst I could well have got naked, the thought of struggling out of that lot and nowhere to put it other than on the wet, muddy forest floor and then forcing muddy feet back into socks and walking boots etc etc just put me off trying.  So I need to think up an easier to shed winter kit if I'm going to sample winter walk nudity.  So I thought you might have some advice on that?
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1129 on: January 21, 2022, 12:31:08 AM »
I have two rucksacks, one for winter serious walking and a lighter one for low level and summer. Depending on the weather I usually have some sort of raincoat. I agree about the bother of undressing and on occasions when the weather is dubious haven't. There's always room in the rucksack for any clothes I take off.

I carry a large plastic bag to stand on when I do change and unless its serious walking like I did up at the Roaches just after Christmas walking in mist and cold, (and with family members) I kept my clothes on and was wearing trousers and gaiters. Locally I wear shorts as frequently as I can. I usually travel in them but sometimes leave home in trousers. I do have a really lightweight set of running shorts and usually change into them early in the walk if I think it appropriate to be clothed, perhaps near a road, village or kids about. I can slip these off fairly easily. In summer I use a Pactimo changing kilt which is a wrap which is secured by velrco. I suppose I could wear this during the winter too.

Taking off boots to remove trousers is the greatest pain. Even when I am clothed people I meet think I'm seriously underdressed but if there's no wind and my head, hands, neck and feet are warm I'm fine. I walked just under 10 miles last week on a sunny, calm but very cold day with ground frost still about in sheltered areas wearing either nothing or just a light thermal top and lightweight shorts, plus hat and I was quite warm.

I hope this helps.

Davie  8)

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1130 on: January 21, 2022, 03:45:48 AM »
People close to your region wore kilts for many winters. Kilts come off and on so quick, easily and shoes can stay on. Keeping the torso warm, head and extremes seems to help. I often wear no pants on a colder day, often just a sweat shirt and gloves, on days when I think it is cold, but you might not. The kilt works, but is generally unnecessary if I just keep moving and my body consequently stays warm. I assume a kilt is social;y acceptable on a trail. My heavier winter kilt rubs no one the wrong way, it is camouflage, not tartan, clan colors.

I wear a robe on cold mornings. A little length goes a long way. I just got one calf length with a hood, like a boxer. It is warmer on a cold morning, which here is mid-30F's to 40F's.

I have a pair of ultralight wind pants that weigh 2 ounces and might get lost in my fist when folded up in their tiny bag. I haven't worn the $60 investment, but once briefly.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1131 on: January 21, 2022, 10:04:09 AM »
The changing kilt I wear is soley used as a cover up when it's inappropriate to be naked. It's extremely light and is contained in a small bag when not being worn. A normal Scots or Irish kilt is made of much heavier material. I have a friend who has a home made kilt of a lighter material and he will wear that anywhere.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1132 on: January 22, 2022, 05:26:56 PM »

I carry a large plastic bag to stand on when I do change

Interesting idea.  I've sometimes gotten my pants leg in mud or dirt when removing my clothes.  I was just thinking about that this week.  A bit of plastic would help. 


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Taking off boots to remove trousers is the greatest pain.
Davie  8)

When I was young I learned to always wear boots on a hike.   Much later in life I learned that human feet evolved bare like all the other animals.  Now I eschew the boots or shoes except in snow.  Bare feet do make the task of removing pants or shorts a lot less complicated. Bare feet and bodies is the default human condition.  Shoes are as unnatural as clothes.  I never feel "naked" with shoes on my feet. 
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1133 on: January 22, 2022, 09:19:55 PM »
It is too dangerous to wear urbanized bare-feet in the terrain in Arizona. People do, I've heard, especially in the mountains where there are fewer stickers, but not a "tenderfoot" like me.

So, the result is bare-footing outside is a treat, to savor and I do.

I am setting my yard garden up for bare feet. I'm laying out carpet to sprint on and walk on hot days. I have a concrete fake rock that keeps getting bigger to walk on and stretch and exercise my feet. The soil in this 1/4 acre is old farm, so it is pretty smooth and friendly. I have some railroad ties lined up to walk on and also walk on all fours. I've got some old mesquite trunks lined up to integrate into the experience. Sort of a meditation and Movnat system is evolving. So my feet will get healthier and the rest of the body's system, too. Oh yea, there is some "grass", too!
Jbee
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #1134 on: January 22, 2022, 11:17:25 PM »
It will always be boots or sandals for me unless I'm really sure were and what I'm walking on. I got home a few days ago after a walk and had to clean the mud off my boots. Amongst this mud I found a thorn really stuck in the rubber sole. Better in the boot rather than my foot!

Davie  8)