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Naturism => Free Range Naturism => Topic started by: jmf on July 01, 2021, 01:20:12 PM

Title: TV
Post by: jmf on July 01, 2021, 01:20:12 PM
we were interviewed on the subject of naturist hiking by a local television in the south of France.

https://www.bfmtv.com/bfm-dici/replay-emissions/bonjour-dici/devoluy-une-randonnee-naturiste-au-grand-air_VN-202106300276.html
Title: Re: TV
Post by: Bob Knows on July 01, 2021, 02:19:09 PM
Sounds wonderful.  A positive TV promotion of nude hiking lets the people know to expect seeing naked hikers, and lets the people know that its OK to hike naked.  Good for you and good for the TV people.
Title: Re: TV
Post by: nuduke on July 04, 2021, 01:00:15 AM
Gosh Jaques-Marie, JMF,
1 minute and 8 seconds of fame.  You are a celebrity naturist now! :)
I didn't understand very much of the video but it did seem to be a positive promotion of nude hiking.
Well done.
[/size]John

Title: Re: TV
Post by: jmf on July 08, 2021, 11:42:17 AM
This sequence was broadcast on the midday news, another sequence, a little longer, with three interviews of three participants was broadcast in the evening.
Also, a radio broadcast for France Info, a national radio channel, is planned for the end of July, still on the occasion of a naturist hike.
Title: Re: TV
Post by: nuduke on July 10, 2021, 08:50:56 PM
Excellent promotion for Naturism and naked hiking! :)
John
Title: Re: TV
Post by: jbeegoode on July 15, 2021, 05:06:17 AM
Good positive stuff. 
Apparently, DF and I will be getting famous, too. Not for what we say, but our behinds on the cover of "N" mag. "Yep," I told DF, you're gonna be a cover girl.
Jbee
Title: Re: TV
Post by: nuduke on July 16, 2021, 12:34:59 PM
Oh, brilliant, Jbeee!
When it comes out can you somehow share the article and pics?  I don't know anyone famous but I will now!
John
Title: Re: TV
Post by: jmf on July 19, 2021, 11:58:28 PM
More about my tv report on my blog:
https://randonnues.fr/parcours/reportage-bfm-dici/
Title: Re: TV
Post by: Bob Knows on July 21, 2021, 08:27:22 PM
Good positive stuff. 
Apparently, DF and I will be getting famous, too. Not for what we say, but our behinds on the cover of "N" mag. "Yep," I told DF, you're gonna be a cover girl.
Jbee

Great.  I'll watch for you. 
Title: Re: TV
Post by: Bob Knows on July 21, 2021, 08:31:53 PM
More about my tv report on my blog:
https://randonnues.fr/parcours/reportage-bfm-dici/

Sounds like good publicity.   Sad that the TV people didn't have the courage or initiative to actually learn about hiking nude by doing it with you.  Instead they chose not to experience what you were sharing. 
I notice that the trail is pretty rocky, at least where the pictures were taken.  Is that pretty common in that area? 
Title: Re: TV
Post by: jmf on July 21, 2021, 09:40:23 PM

I notice that the trail is pretty rocky, at least where the pictures were taken.  Is that pretty common in that area?
Well, i'm living in the Alps. It's mountainous and rocky ;)
Title: Re: TV
Post by: jbeegoode on July 23, 2021, 06:34:27 AM
Beautiful! Clear air. Your mountains are very craggy, sharp.
Jbee
Title: Re: TV
Post by: nuduke on July 31, 2021, 05:45:32 PM
Yes, those pictures do particularly carry the impression of beautiful skies and gin clear, clean, chill air.
John
Title: Re: TV
Post by: jbeegoode on August 02, 2021, 01:57:13 AM
"DF, you're a cyber celebrity!"

It is a violent unusual monsoon here. The rain has created large amount of wonderful warm water in the canyon at Redington Pass. We stopped by Thursday and had so much fun that we went back Saturday...we'll probably be back again a time or two, or just move there. Catch a wave while you can.  Right now, it's just one huge nude water park.

Thursday we stopped off to dip one last time at the popular beach area, before heading up the trail. We're cooling off and another head floating just above the water named Jeff comes up to us, "Excuse me are you Jbee ad DF?"

"Uh yup!"

Saturday, same last dip of the day and I'm working my way upstream along the rocks in the effervescent foam and hard currents to get floated back down into the pond. I notice a young guy talking to DF while she sits and cleans the sand out of her toe shoes. I float back in and he introduces also himself to me, having recognized us from our website.

At the World Naked Hiking Day in Vermont, a fellow hiker comes up to us, having recognized us from the site.
Jbee
Title: Re: TV
Post by: nuduke on August 08, 2021, 03:06:23 PM
Amazing.  I always look at anything on the internet as a tiny particle in an infinite sea of data and as such the chances of anything you put out being picked up by another, vanishingly small.  However this is clearly not the case for those organisations that cast huge amounts of particles into the sea e.g. Amazon, Google, Porn Hub.  So it's quite an achievement that the longevity and frequency of your posting, Jbee has accumulated sufficient critical mass of particles that you are able to make a such a connection in the real world.  Mind you, in naturist locations there is bound to be a higher particulate concentration than in other parts of the world and so the chances of such a connection are raised.  I hope the mantle of celebrity  8)  doesn't go to your head!!  ;D
John
Title: Re: TV
Post by: jbeegoode on August 08, 2021, 08:13:14 PM
Just so others don't define me as just a naturist.
Jbee
Title: Re: TV
Post by: nuduke on August 16, 2021, 01:41:46 PM
Just so others don't define me as just a naturist.
Jbee
I find that quite a profound remark.  It certainly applies to me.  I always think we naturists are people first with contingent* lives, interests and obligations that do not arise from naturism, and that we are necessarily* people that like not wearing clothes second.  Whilst you, Jbee, spend a lot of time doing things naked, the fact is that you would be doing things irrespective of whether you liked to be a naturist.  And you have many dimensions of things you do, again not contingently liked to naturism, although you like to be naked doing them (e.g. hiking, gardening).  Same for me and presumably same for others.  For instance JOhnGW, Bob, Reuben and Ricc practice nakedness in the course of doing other things such as boating, mowing, logging and gardening which lend themselves to being naked whilst doing those.
I suspect many naturists practice naturism purely for the sake of being naked.  This is where I find CO clubs a bit sad - the whole purpose is nakedness and there's not much to do in a fenced club than swim, play miniten or sunbathe.  Of course there is fellowship and friendship - I don't want to run down club naturism, which of course has its place.
However I like to define myself by the things I do and not the way I dress for each.  Nakedness is a pleasant and fulfilling adjunct to living your life and doing what you do.  I don't regard it as an end in itself.  FFor instance most people (there are always exceptions!!) don't get a job in a large corporation simply so they have the opportunity of wearing a business suit!  I guess that's why I don't make huge efforts to go places and do things that are purely for the purpose of taking your clothes off.  I like to find places where doing something (e.g. a pleasant hike on woodlands) can be accompanied and enhanced by being naked.

John

*=Used in the philosophical sense
Title: Re: TV
Post by: jbeegoode on August 17, 2021, 09:51:04 PM
A clubs, water volleyball at clubs. We love to dance. I can't tell you how often we wish we were naked out on the dance floor. Cubs have their place.

I'd like to do most things naked most days, if it wasn't illegal and then again, I don't like drawing so much attention to myself and all the social ramifications, that might come about, but I'd get used to much of that to a degree, I'm sure. I certainly adapted to Zipolite quickly. I don't think that there would always be a bunch of weird uncomfortable negative flack around in public. That isn't about to happen around here very soon. I'm nude most of the time. Getting dressed is so inconvenient and uncomfortable sometimes. I get used to it, but after awhile, I'm done and the clothes come off asap.

I could see myself working at home, or at a naturist venue, or retiring with the goal of living naked. It just feels so good, natural and free.

Having a self identity an awareness of self from things that I do and enjoy and then labeling myself as a something are two different things. I'm careful not to get locked into anything, but I know what I like.
Jbee