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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #840 on: October 01, 2019, 10:34:34 PM »
It's a narrow view of "radical self expression" in my view. Regardless, I had gotten to know some of the principal organizers and had their blessings. So I just went with it.
I stayed clear of Sound Camp, though it was just across the ravine. Somehow it fits that many feel the need to drown out the natural sounds and hide the natural goods. 👣👣
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #841 on: October 01, 2019, 11:04:01 PM »
"Radical self expression"? Hmm, I never thought of my naked body as gifting, or unique, just something that feels good. Pretty selfish and for me, but that isn't a bad thing.

Our gifting was generally limited to a potluck and some festive dress.

That 'ol pit could be more than dirt and a party. It once had a huge lunar light collector. This mirrored thing about the size of a drive-in movie screen would focus the lunar light.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #842 on: October 02, 2019, 02:29:14 PM »
We had SNOW in September this year, and rain and cold wind.  Not a good month for outdoor naked. 
Human bodies are natural, comfortable, and green.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #843 on: October 02, 2019, 09:41:13 PM »
Oh dear Bob, White Mountains have lots of that Arizona sunshine and pine trees. My folks used to stay there about 6 months a year and Tucson the rest. Prescott has a couple of colleges for part time work, or more and pine trees. Everyday that it is cold up there, it is nice down here. Every day that it is nice up there we have a couple of bad days. Not snow, just chilly or wet. I'm thinkin' it is getting closer to quittin' time, by what you have mentioned. Jus' sayin' sunshine and shorts until at least the end of October...naked weather.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #844 on: October 04, 2019, 12:39:52 PM »

Well, I am back, if anyone noticed my unaccustomed absence over the last 3 and a bit weeks.  Been on holiday, very sporadic wifi. 
No nudity whatsoever outside the bedroom since 10th Sept.

When we set out on holiday, the UK weather was end of summer sunny & nice.  It's now damp, chill and rainy autumn, cool in the house too (heating on) and getting dark at about 18.30.  Hey ho, winter drawers on.  The annual naturist hibernation will start soon!


Our holiday was in Egypt where daytime temperatures were typically 35 deg C and reached 40-42 deg C.  Exploring tombs and temples in this heat, I have discovered, albeit that I have always maintained that I like hot climates, that in this level of heat I am very prone to heat exhaustion (HE).  Despite glugging lots of water or rehydration drinks constantly, I experienced it twice during the holiday and had to miss one day's trip out.  I also got very bad diarrhoea too (Pharaoh's Revenge).


This tendency to HE came as a surprise although looking back over this summer, I have experienced mild HE on hot days whilst very active and clothed, which I thought little of until this holiday.  I conclude that I am rather prone to HE and this is yet another blow to my aspirations to do more naturism in the sunshine.  I am afflicted like Job.  There are so many things that work against my desired naturist state such as a sun allergy, allergy to some suntan preps and insect repellants, a fair skin, an intolerant wife, living in the UK, an innate over caution of being observed.  Now add a tendency to HE and you are looking at me as an unlikely choice for a preference for naturism to be visited upon.  Why bother against these obstacles?  I gave up smoking and sugar in my tea.  Maybe it's time to give up naturism?
   Surprised to find just a single page of Recent Unread Topics over the last few weeks - correspondence seems to have been a bit sparse since 10th or 11th Sept when I last visited apart from a couple of chunky posts. 
Sadly, I am not even naked as I post this -  two reasons, other people in the house and need to keep warm!
Winter blues, I await your coming :(
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #845 on: October 04, 2019, 01:18:46 PM »
Although it is said in this country that no one in their right mind retires and moves north, perhaps you are struggling against the northern march of civilization. Next time on holiday, consider the Faroes or perhaps even Scandinavia. Maybe even Greenland while it's still a free country, although the daily low temperature is always Summit Station, Greenland (-22į F yesterday). In any event, no where south of the Clyde.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #846 on: October 04, 2019, 09:18:43 PM »
NUDUKE!
ďThe annual naturist hibernation will start soon!Ē HIBERNATION! You are not a bear, lizard or beaver, you are of a species that moves, a buffalo, a free bird, or a human. Head south, until it feels correct. You go to Egypt in the winter! You stay away from Muslim countries, unless you are on a cultural trip.

I just read a paper on the reaction during and after Arab Spring to two women that posted nude picks in protest of for a womanís right to her own body and none of the dip-ships or their media could figure out that a woman belongs to herself, or were afraid to talk about it. You hang out with seriously cracked social and religious systems and you get jaded. You hang out with a barber and soon youíll get a haircut.

Iíve gotten heat stroke. I had clothes on, no hat, exerting in the sun and used to sitting fat and happy in an air-conditioned building. Going from cool to hot will whack you every time, especially with humidity. You acclimate and stay naked, drink plenty of water and chill in the heat of the day and you will be okay, like normal people. Did Egyptian slaves wear clothes, did pharaoh?  Do you know why we have siesta here? Why construction workers start at sunrise and quit at noon or one?
Once it gets over 104F it is too hot. Things have to slow up, even naked me!

Three weeks later, Iím still recovering from a fever and Montezumaís revenge. My iron and B-12 are on the fritz. I havenít been off the couch really for weeks. Dehydration, etc, can be bugger.

I remember you freaking out before and me having to pep-talk you out of the funk. Here goes again.

ďThere are so many things that work against my desired naturist state such as a sun allergy, allergy to some suntan preps and insect repellants, a fair skin, an intolerant wife, living in the UK, an innate over caution of being observed.Ē

You came to us as ghostly white a man as I have ever seen. You literally glowed in the dark. I didnít know that white people can be actually pure white. I said to myself, ďThis guy needs some sun.Ē

Some people have to watch sun more than others, it is true, but we are an adaptable species and judicious sunlight will build up. It ainít sun allergy, itís not enough sun. Suntan preps are poison and not needed. I donít use them, I cover up when Iím getting to my limit. Insect repellants! That stuff is poison, too. Notice how it kills bugs? There are a few great organic products that work better than deet. Arbico has a very good one. Iím allergic to many insects. I stay away from places with them, or I use the natural juice. Fair skin? You still need sunlight all over. Think shade! Intolerant wife, means that you need a new hobby like free hiking, or camping and groups going to warm places like Arizona in the Spring, Winter and Fall. Sheíll give you your space if it makes you healthy and happy. You donít need a wife for that. You also know as well as I do that innate over caution is something that practice alleviates.
 
This leaves one obstacle to pray to Genesha for, living in the UK. The solution has been a naked by a warm hearth (204 arguments), sauna, canning fermented foods, or eating your pets. Sun rooms, or walks naked in the sun and moon anyway. Umbrellas and leather capes. OR, vacation and come home and brag to your friends about your all over tan. To hibernate!!! Pishshaw!

And one more slap on the knuckles young man, you are a naturist, itís you. Itís what you are. All you need is to step out into the air naked and free once and you will want more and more. It ainít BEER, it ainít sugar in tea, it AINíT like smokiní either, APPLES TO ORANGES, plain and simple. IT IS ALL GOOD FOR YOU. Da Nile ainít just a river in Egypt, you need it.

The problem here isnít naturism. It is indeed a problem with tenacity and priority. Naturism callsÖlike a siren in the wind.
Weíre looking out for you. Youíve been running around with a bad crowd, with clothes on.
Jbee


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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #847 on: October 04, 2019, 10:48:38 PM »
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #848 on: October 05, 2019, 10:43:35 AM »
for me naturism isnt about sun and heat ,  its about comfort , temp and ease of movement.
i prefer doing physical work in my birthday suit, it leaves the elbows , shoulders, hips and knees free to move unrestricted by clothing drag.  clothing is worn for protection when needed , whether its shoes to protect feet or hard hat to protect head. or whatever.
hot sunny weather id far rather go for a ramble in cool shady woods than sit in the sun on a beach. my chair in the garden spends most of its time in the shade of an apple tree. 
over the years weve found some nice beaches in furteventura where the wife feels comfortable so those are our preferred destination for winter vacations.    we feel no need to visit other places where nudity isnt so well tolerated.

i dont hibernate during the uk winter, its just that nude comfortable time gets scarcer towards mid winter,  but over recent years ive got some naked gardening or walking in in every month of the year, maybe only an hour or so in december or janruary but it is possible.

you just need to think positive , be prepared and grab whatever opportunities present themselves.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #849 on: October 05, 2019, 07:56:41 PM »
for me naturism isnt about sun and heat ,  its about comfort , temp and ease of movement.
i prefer doing physical work in my birthday suit, it leaves the elbows , shoulders, hips and knees free to move unrestricted by clothing drag.  clothing is worn for protection when needed , whether its shoes to protect feet or hard hat to protect head. or whatever.
hot sunny weather id far rather go for a ramble in cool shady woods than sit in the sun on a beach. my chair in the garden spends most of its time in the shade of an apple tree. 
over the years weve found some nice beaches in furteventura where the wife feels comfortable so those are our preferred destination for winter vacations.    we feel no need to visit other places where nudity isnt so well tolerated.

i dont hibernate during the uk winter, its just that nude comfortable time gets scarcer towards mid winter,  but over recent years ive got some naked gardening or walking in in every month of the year, maybe only an hour or so in december or janruary but it is possible.

you just need to think positive , be prepared and grab whatever opportunities present themselves.
I confess that DF and I tend to go with the preference for comfort. We're fair weather hikers, the optimum being nude comfort. I like the shade, the sun, the sun and the shade, whichever feels best at the moment.

So, there is a great deal of thinking positive and accepting and enjoying the experiences as variety.

In order to grab opportunities, yes one must prepare. I go to great lengths. Being prepared with a backup plan, to avoid rains and cold. Knowing the best times of day, which could be a couple of afternoon hours of spring-like weather before winter-stuff.

Being aware of weather patterns throughout the region, wind, cloud cover potential, elevation, timing during the day. We often don't know where we will be going until the night before. Situations like, "is the monsoon still happening in Southeastern Arizona, so shall we head 150 miles in the opposite direction to Prescott are considered." What water resources are available, which is often seasonal, enters into opportunity considerations.

Then there's seeing that the situation is there and spur of the moment, stopping what I'm doing and popping out of the door to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.

Positive attitude would be difficult for me, if I had to stay north for a winter. Between SAD, chilling rains and being as spoiled as I am, I'd lose it.
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #850 on: October 05, 2019, 09:31:46 PM »
Well, someone wrote a book entitled "Paradise below zero." He was Canadian. You have to have a positive outlook.

I think I mentioned before, maybe even in this thread, that I miss the spontaneity of doing things when I was younger. As you get older, many things tie you down. Your job, your spouse and so on. So you have to plan for things. I guess that means one should try to make the planning fun, too.

Sometimes, though, the opportunity to be nude will suddenly appear, like the sun after the clouds blow away. Even then, however, you have to be in the right place at the right time to take advantage of it, although I guess that's what an opportunity is. Once, at least ten years ago, maybe longer, I had gone out on a weekday for an outing to the same place as my last trip a few weeks ago. It was early spring and still fairly cold. There was ice in the creek where I went. But I hadn't gone too far up the trail, not even a mile, when it started feeling pretty warm. There were no other cars in the parking lot, so I decided to hike nude for a while, which I did. I just had to pack all the clothes I was wearing. On that trip a few weeks ago, though, I had taken only the minimum of clothing and although it was only about 60 or so (I'm not referring to notes here), I thought I'd try to get by without taking anything extra along in the way of clothes. Well, it didn't warm up and once on the ridge, four or five miles up the trail, it was chilly. So we live and don't learn. It's still fun, though.

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #851 on: October 13, 2019, 09:01:01 PM »

I was at a party on Saturday night on my own because my wife was away at a conference.  I drove home about 12.20am and throughout the 20 min journey, I longed to be naked.  I got home, stripped off immediately in the hall and went outside and sat on the dew damp grass and enjoyed the cool air and the damp night!  I felt better.
John

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #852 on: October 15, 2019, 01:10:51 AM »
My compulsion drives me to feel better every day...and dang if geeing naked and catching some air really does work wonders. 8)
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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #853 on: October 25, 2019, 06:18:05 PM »

Oh dear, nearly at the end of the month and nothing particular to report.  Lots of social stuff has meant I have been overeating and my diet has gone to pot.  hair shirt on again tomorrow.
John

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Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« Reply #854 on: October 25, 2019, 07:05:25 PM »
I managed two walks this week, both about eight miles. On one the wind was just too much to be naked for the majority of the walk but the second one was just lovely.   ... and now its raining and the wind is getting up and its going to be the same tomorrow so I'm not sure when I'll be out walking again.

Davie   8)