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Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: September 23, 2021, 11:32:25 PM »
If you were so inclined in the UK today, visiting a school site or even a park, you would be picked up on cctv.  In the UK we have an incredible amount of cctv for traffic, security, maintenance, sundry business operations etc. such that in urban areas you are likely to be picked up somewhere outside.  Not quite as bad in the countryside of course but there is increasing use of it on people's houses.

Ubiquitous video cameras are generally ignored.   Few things are as boring as watching hour after hour of video to see if anything at all happened.  I pretty much ignore them.  Nobody really cares anyway in most places and circumstances.   I also don't worry if someone holds up a camera and wants to take my picture.  I smile and wave.  I'm not ashamed to be seen naked. 

Back in the 1950s the public would have had a cow if they saw a teen wandering naked through the night, and in a small town most everyone knew everyone.  Today, not so much.

I seem to remember Dave Balead getting fingered by the police and prosecuted for walking naked across a golf course where cctv evidence was obtained.  Happily also we now have a more liberal police attitude to public nudity.

Golf courses work hard to stop trespassers walking on their property.   

PS It seems to be a funny semantic thing - being naked in public is always referred to as public nudity - never public nakedness.  Have you noticed this too? 

Haven't noticed that but you are probably right.

Trip reports / Re: Nude Across America Pt. 5: Green Aliens Everywhere
« on: September 17, 2021, 01:58:16 PM »
At least the “aliens” were naked even if you couldn’t be!

I always assumed that aliens were depicted as being covered in some kind of body suit, like a space suit but more form fitting.  Perhaps for protection on a planet with a different atmosphere.  Even the "bug" eyes look like goggles of some kind. 

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: September 17, 2021, 01:53:35 PM »
Sneaking is great fun. We used to sneak around after curfew, sneak out of the house at night.  Older, we used to go down to the border and sneak across back and forth for kicks. Intoxicated back in the 80's, we walked naked through the suburban neighborhood late at night. It was scary, our perception of the circumstance and the law made it so. Taking risks is like gambling, fun, but nekkid, there is no money to gain and the risk can be high stakes in some states.

When I was 13 or so I sometimes would need to "sneak" out of the house late at night to run naked through the neighborhood.  Watch the floorboard with the squeak.  Open and close the side door slowly.   

Being out in the neighborhood naked at night was a thrill in mid summer when it was warm and we were young.  I went to the nearby park.  I went three blocks to the elementary school, walked around the High School.  Hid behind trees or bushes when a car drove past (rare). 

Part of the excitement was because we were doing something prohibited.  Mostly it just felt so good to be naked in the world.   

Free Range Naturism / Re: Naked on the Subway.
« on: September 17, 2021, 01:45:09 PM »
Unfortunately I can't see these videos as they up a screen saying adult content and require a login and I don't do vimeo and I don't really want yet another account and login etc. to add to the 3 myriads I already have!  Any hacking suggestions? :)

I won't get a membership to You-Tube, but I am now a member of Vimeo.   I have to keep a multiple page list of accounts and passwords. 

Free Range Naturism / Naked on the Subway.
« on: September 15, 2021, 07:24:24 PM »
Naked on the subway.   No tan lines.
Same guy has other videos of urban nudity on Vimeo

Berlin, Germany.   Everyone is curious, some take a picture, but nobody seems to cause him troubles.

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: September 08, 2021, 05:40:07 PM »
I got out to do some Free Range bicycling again in August.  This is at a public trail near us called Cheney Wetlands Trail.  On my most recent excursion I met a nice middle age couple walking the path.  They said they have never seen anyone riding naked.  The woman seemed especially enthused.  She got out her cell phone and took my picture.  I smiled for her camera.  Over the years of hiking and biking public trails I have encountered far more approval than objection.  All in all it was a good day and a good month to be naked in the wild.   I'm not really into "secret" naturism. 

These images are linked to MeWe, a social media where I often post nude images. 

Free Range Naturism / Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« on: September 08, 2021, 05:24:00 PM »
More than once, I have had strong sense of an evil presence, and then a rattlesnake comes out from under something.

I grew up in an area where people would come to for hunting rattlesnakes.  Anti-venom is made from snake venom so the producers have to catch live rattlesnakes.  They chose our area because of the abundance of snakes.   

I never worried about the snakes on trails.  Often they like to sit in the sun on trails because it's open and not shaded.  I would frequently be hiking down the trail and step over the snakes without even noticing.  The second person in line is more likely to get bit because the snake has time to wake up.   I even accidentally stepped on a rattlesnake once. 

My father's generation used to shoot or otherwise kill rattlesnakes just because.  I was taught that as a child, but I've learned that carnivorous snakes are important for keeping the population of rodents in check.   My current home area has more Blue Racer snakes than rattlesnakes but we have some of both.  I like to encourage the Blue Racers around home.  Otherwise we have voles or field mice making burrows in the lawn.   

Naturism & Art / Re: Cover Girl!
« on: August 30, 2021, 11:31:56 PM »
Yup, Probably snipped me to fit the tall thin mag cover. I'm not THAT homely! ;D

Probably snipped you out to maintain the image that Naturism is about hot naked women.    A mature man would not attract their market.

Suggestions / Re: Forum maintenance happening soon.
« on: August 28, 2021, 03:32:48 PM »
Thank you for your work on the site.   I'll keep in mind that maintenance is ongoing for a while.

Naturism & Art / Re: Cover Girl!
« on: August 28, 2021, 05:43:23 AM »
Nice photo.  I got my copy today.   One might wonder why they didn't use the photo with both of you.  Actually it looks like they cropped you out of the picture.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Nudity as Carnival
« on: August 27, 2021, 05:25:21 PM »
Hmmmm?  I don't seem to have received issue 40.4 yet.  I've still only got 40.3.   

That does seem to make sense, that nude events limit nudity and let people do unusual things without allowing general acceptance. 

Last June 21 (summer solstice) Noah Donohoe set out on his bicycle to ride about 6 miles to meet some friends.  He was seen and recorded by about 20 video surveillance cameras.  At 5:53 p.m., Noah passed the art college of Ulster University in central Belfast without his backpack.  The backpack was later found resting against a building. 

:The last live sighting of Noah occurred at 6:03 p.m. as he cycled past 85 Northwood Road, at this point he was naked..  Apparently he was recorded by video surveillance every two or three minutes during his bicycle ride.  Northwood Road is a dead end that has a large storm drain at its end.  His body was later found naked in the storm drain. The cause of death was apparently drowning according to the autopsy.

Authorities are mystified about why he got naked, and why he went into the storm drain.  I don't see a mystery about why someone would get naked.  Not even in an area where you get recorded on video every 2 or 3 minutes.  I also am not mystified about why a teen boy would go exploring in a storm drain.   Especially if there is some water in the drain system it would make sense to go naked so as not to get your clothes wet.  His clothes were apparently found resting on top of a wall nearby.

I see two lessons for free range naturists in this story.  The first is that nobody got upset or phoned police because a naked young man was riding a bicycle past their house and being recorded on video.  The second lesson is that there are dangerous places that are not safe to explore naked.  A storm drain in the UK, and a dry wash in Arizona, Utah, or other places are some of them.  Every year or so we read about some hikers who get killed hiking in a narrow drainage canyon when a flash flood comes.

In Albuquerque there are concrete lined storm drainage canals that are fun places to go naked, ride bicycles, and explore.  I've walked and bicycled naked in them too.  But just about every year someone gets caught and dies when it rains up in the mountains east of the city. 

So I like the UK's current attitude where a young man feels safe riding his bicycle naked down a residential street, but I'm saddened that he died.  See story link.

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Where does it end? Old clothing
« on: August 21, 2021, 04:41:23 PM »
I read an article that clothing production worldwide has doubled in the past 10 years or so, particularly in Asia.   At the same time the market for used or recycled clothing has mostly evaporated.  There used to be a processing company in India that shredded old clothes and made economical blankets that were marketed in many countries, but most people can now afford new blankets so that market has mostly dried up too.   

Much of the world doesn't wear out their clothes.  They buy new fashions after wearing the old clothes only a few times.  Its a huge environmental problem and rapidly getting worse.

As for covering grass.  I have read that matted down grass forms a kind of thatch that tends to prevent ground water from drying out.   In semi-arid lands they are no using herds of grass eater to trample and fertilize the grass and then move on before it all gets eaten.  That has resulted in more grass, and more bushes, trees, etc.   I suppose that used clothing would function like trampled grass to slow evaporation.  But so would the grass. 

General Naturism Discussion / Re: Daily picture
« on: August 21, 2021, 04:32:25 PM »
Because of the confinement that prevents me from going out hiking, from meeting friends, I put every day a photo reminding me of good memories of naked moments on my Mewee page and also on a Canadian forum:

I post a lot of naked selfies on MeWe pages too.  There are numerous naturist and nudist forums on MeWe.   There is also ongoing discussions about nudism being asexual or not so much.  And most of the MeWe forums are free range rather than factory farm nudism. 

Free Range Naturism / Re: How was your month for Free Range Naturism?
« on: August 21, 2021, 04:22:10 PM »
I have been a bit "casual" with my urination of late.  If I am gardening or outside naked and feel the urge, I just let go where I stand if it's the lawn or over the flowerbeds.
The feeling of freedom is palpable.  Don't have to stop doing what I'm doing to rush inside to a toilet.  I was mowing the lawn with our self propelling lawnmower the other day and just let fly as I walked behind it.  My legs got a bit wet, I have to say!
Am I an utter pervert? I think not, I'm just exercising one of the little freedoms that naturism allows.

I'm with you on that one John.   Human urine is a boon for all green plants, including grass, shrubs, flowers, and trees.   If you always go in the same spot it can be too much of a good thing for that one spot so I spread it around.  A couple of weeks later you get a darker green spot on the lawn because that particular grass feels more "loved" and healthy.  I have also learned to piss while walking.  It makes a funny back and forth looping pattern on the ground.  Let he or she who never passes water be the first to complain. 

Ever since I was a boy I have enjoyed pissing over a cliff, watching my water fall a long way down.  That may be an instinctive manly pleasure. 

I had a lady friend in Santa Fe who always went outside to pee on her gardens.   On her back yard garden during the day, and in the front yard at night.

It's the most natural way of recycling our body waste back to the plant world.  It should be generally accepted for men and women, as it is and has always been in less "civilized" countries.   Only in cities with dense populations would the quantity of urine overwhelm their concrete gutters.  Only when there is a lot of urine in one place, and it doesn't have occasional rain does it cause any smell. 

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