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Carnude through 5 states to the Ohio River Valley. The campground presents me with an opportunity. I takes it.


Suggestions / HACK! Selling faked Covid cards!
« on: September 15, 2021, 07:12:43 AM »
Spam in free range naturism section

Only a messenger,

Trip reports / Nude Across America Pt.6: Mighty Mississippi
« on: September 13, 2021, 10:15:28 AM »
Getting inti Missouri, we contemplate our naturist heritage and literary references and modern day reactions to it. With all of this information available, people just seem to remain ignorant, held captive by their beliefs, wired at a young age and clouding the ever judgemental conceptions of man.

We get naked and look back at a simpler time.


Trip reports / Nude Across America Pt. 5: Green Aliens Everywhere
« on: September 11, 2021, 09:21:08 PM »
We visit the UFO museum in Roswell, New Mexico and then travel across the Great Plains to a lake, trees and fresh cut grass. I feel like I've landed on another planet!


Trip reports / Nude Across America: Pt.4: Someone Dear
« on: September 02, 2021, 12:56:50 AM »
We continue across scenic New Mexico, Tularosa, Ruidoso, Lincoln County and get together with Smokey the Bear. Afterwards a search for shelter for the night brings us to Roswell.


General Naturism Discussion / Nudity as Carnival
« on: August 27, 2021, 03:16:20 AM »
In that latest issue of “N” magazine (40.4 summer 2021), there is an article in the N-sight section “Public Nudity as Carnival.”

 It brings up a question and attempts to answer it. Why there is tolerance for nude events like WNBR or Monte Gras, but the next day, a single individual could be arrested for even discretely being nude?

One of a few answers is that these events, going back clear into medieval times, were a sort of cap and place for a social something to let out steam. Sort of like football letting certain primitive tribal parts of humanity get out in a socially acceptable manner.

The acceptance actually puts the behaviors and the nudity in a box, in its place, and the message that it isn’t okay the rest of the time is reinforced. It is sort of like placing nudity in a pen and under control.

It is however, also to be considered a beachhead. It brings nudity to light. It shows it as okay and harmless and good clean fun to others that might not be exposed to nudity, as just that. It gives people a chance to practice nudity in more public areas, who wouldn’t have an outlet otherwise. It helps the concept and acceptance of free range nudity to grow into the more general society. It educates.

This nudity in a carnival situation and the idea of free beaches seem to go hand in hand and equally are tools towards an end.

Naturism & Art / Cover Girl!
« on: August 27, 2021, 03:10:00 AM »
Just got the latest issue of "N" magazine in the mail. Guess who is the cover girl!

When we were asked, the original picture with both of us was going to be used. This is what came in the mail.

She knew it was coming, but she had the strangest look on her face as she saw herself, as I pulled it out of the white envelope, whisper singing, "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone" by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

She was on the cover once before in a group photo, she of course is on the website each week or so, she has been in the pages of the magazine several times before, this ain't no staple in her belly button (good), but I think it hit as sort of a surreal experience.

A photo of us and one that I shot are back in the pages of this issue.

Trip reports / Nude across America: Pt.3: Finding Oasis
« on: August 22, 2021, 02:31:23 AM »
In New Mexico, we wake up and discover a nice fresh bath waiting for us.


General Naturism Discussion / Where does it end? Old clothing
« on: August 21, 2021, 07:34:16 AM »
I choose carefully the first time, then take care of clothing, making sure that it is washed gently to last longer. When it is actually worn out, it becomes often old stuff to work in and then finally rags. There is ultimately little waste, I don't wear clothing very often, so it last longer, fewer washes is much less pollution and water wasting. I'm pretty good about it, I get no flack for how I dress when I do.

BUT, here is the rest of the world's effects on the rest of the world. Those togs ain't biodegradable. They pollute, they blacken skies, the stuff lays around like nuclear half life in huge dumps.
Clothing culture is just a very bad thing:

Not green very impracticable and hugely wasteful.

I'm going to go get some of the throw-aways from the Good Will store. I have grass that is out of control and competing with my trees for water and soil. I'm told that a layer of cloth with mulch placed over it will suffocate the grass and weeds. It isn't organic but it controls a problem for the trees.

Trip reports / A UFO Sighting:
« on: August 19, 2021, 08:15:18 PM »
Nude Across America:Pt.2

After our traipse in the White Sands National Monument, we found a wonderful campsite at the base of the mountains on the east side of the Tularosa Valley. In the night, I stand naked, watching a flying disk doing incredible maneuvers out in the bright moonlight....


Free Range Naturism / NAked Hiking in the Media!
« on: August 10, 2021, 02:15:24 AM »
So, I typed in “nude hiking” on Google. I got all of this, where I would least expect it, presented as a legit hiking practice! These are a few of dozens of positive web addresses. I actually went through seven pages before I began to find things like “pornhub” begin to leak through! We are definitely a thing and this is what our face is on the internet!

Backpacker Mag:

Men’s Journal

Very WellFit

Territory Supply


A Complete Guide to Nude Hiking

Nude hikes | List | AllTrails

This woman finally got her nude hike together:

Then there is Richard Foley’s book called “Naked Hiking”

How’s about “Time” Magazine?,8599,1886598,00.html


Trip reports / Nude Across America Pt.1:White Sands
« on: August 09, 2021, 09:52:13 PM »
We begin our report of our epic vagabond journey across America. We change plans right off on the first afternoon, stopping in White Sands National Monument and camping just a few miles down the road.

These posts will be peppered with images of Americana, the first is a giant roadrunner, just sitting in the desert for no particular reason but to entertain.

Under an old Nike missile, I reminisce childhood at an overlook.

A desert storm takes its power in an absolutely surreal environment.


Trip reports / Sixth Anniversary and Beyond
« on: July 31, 2021, 02:38:11 AM »
Sort of a trip report overview about the last two months of adventure:


General Naturism Discussion / Suddenly It’s Bare Season
« on: July 24, 2021, 08:27:43 PM »

Seems that ground is being broken as a result of covid shutdown. Someone noticed a difference in NYC.

They claim that people are wearing less not to be sexy, not to thumb a nose at social proprieties, but for comfort, convenience and not really caring if anyone disapproves.

In the end NY Times reminds their readers that it is legal to be topfree in New York state.

Not the end all, but perhaps a step in the right direction.

I learned that everything is better nude this summer, except mosquito time in the evening and dawn. Even a lady took a towel along to sit on in the city. Maybe, there is another environment that sucks naked, but if you just keep a towel handy....

People are seeing others in less. Thongs and lack of liners are usual on the beaches. It's a trend and trendy.


Article Below:
Suddenly It’s Bare Season
Critic’s Notebook

Bras in the parks, skivvies on Fifth Avenue: Is this the logical endpoint of increasingly blurred distinctions between public and private?

By Guy Trebay

    July 22, 2021

Who hasn’t had the nightmare? It’s the one about being caught in public dressed in your undies. Therapists and dream bibles tend to cast these dreams as symbolic expressions of shame or repression.

Yet what if the so-called experts are wrong and these dreams are instead a subconscious bid for liberation? Shed the embarrassment along with those constricting outer garments. Go forth proudly in your turtle-print boxers or your Cosabella bra.

That is assuredly what a lot of people are doing lately, as many venture forth after 16 months of hibernation with a startling degree of license about what passes for street wear.

As recently as a decade ago, it was a rarity to spot people on Fifth Avenue, in Washington Square Park, riding the subway or milling about at airports in various states of advanced dishabille. Anyone who’s taken a stroll in New York lately can tell you that’s not true anymore.

People, in other words, are running around half-naked.

Last week Claudia Summers, a writer, was out doing errands in Midtown Manhattan when she passed a young woman nonchalantly ambling along 33rd Street near Moynihan Train Hall dressed in low-slung jeans and a bra. “Was it a sports bra?” a follower inquired after Ms. Summers posted a snapshot of the woman to her Instagram account.

“Most definitely not!” replied Ms. Summers, who quickly added that she admired the woman’s moxie and, anyway, the day was hot.

Of course it wasn’t a bra top. Bralettes, itty-bitty bandeaus and crocheted bikinis are everywhere. So, too, are Daisy Dukes cut high enough to expose buttocks curvature. And these items are by no means relegated to people who identify with the pronouns “she” and “her.”

“I’m an exhibitionist, and I get pleasure from showing off my body,” said Kae Cook, 32, a messenger, of his wardrobe choice one recent evening as he made his way across Eighth Street in the East Village.

To keep cool on a blistering day, Mr. Cook had taken to the streets dressed in a pair of mid-thigh bike shorts and a strappy sports bra top. “Especially after a pandemic, people are taking pleasure in showing off their bodies, no matter what that body is, and I’m very comfortable with that,” he said.

That not everyone shares his view can be seen from the case of Deniz Saypinar, a Turkish bodybuilder and social media influencer who was recently blocked from boarding an American Airlines flight from Texas to Miami, allegedly because her taut brown tank top and super-abbreviated shorts were likely to “disturb families” on the plane.

Ms. Saypinar, 26, quickly took to social media to recount the incident for the benefit of her one million followers, tearfully explaining that the gate staff had insulted her by claiming she’d been close to “naked,” which, in all fairness, she had.

In a statement of its own, American Airlines confirmed that Ms. Saypinar had been denied boarding and rebooked on a later flight, though clad in more modest attire: “As stated in the conditions of a carriage, all customers must dress appropriately and offensive clothing isn’t permitted on board our flights.”

What one might term the conditions of carriage shift all the time in the broader culture, where women’s dress has always tended to attract controversy and society has sharply regulated choice of attire according to the political climate, mores and tastes.

“Effort to legislate modesty are always unevenly imposed and accepted,” Reina Lewis, a professor of cultural studies at London College of Fashion, said recently by phone, adding that while the current flesh parade surely signals some kind of liberation, it is one that, likely as not, is more firmly rooted in pandemic pragmatism than a desire to flout conventional morality.

“Coming out of Covid lockdown, an awful lot of people need to get out,” she said. Young people largely couldn’t date. Many are now desperate for vacations they are unlikely to have. Travel is more expensive and difficult.

“So, basically,” Dr. Lewis said, “this is people having to have their vacation at home.” Those casual get-ups we once reserved for pool parties and backyard barbecues are now being brought out for the only holiday destinations available to many of us: urban parks and city streets.

“The world is getting hotter with global warming,” Nefalfj Lewis, a bartender, said last week as she and a friend made their way across St. Marks Place. Despite wilting subtropical humidity, Ms. Lewis, 25, looked unfazed by the weather. “The city is hot and filthy, so you have to do what you can to stay cool and comfortable,” she said, standing in a striped stretch-cotton onesie with a beach towel (for riding the “dirty” subway) tucked under her arm.

But what of traditional dress codes and the days of dressing up, not down, for city life? Have New Yorkers abandoned vanity for comfort and conceded the city’s edge in the global competition for primacy among urban fashion capitals to places like Paris and Milan?

“I understand that we’ve gone from being hidden, hiding, and no one cares what you wear because nobody sees you to this unexpected ‘coming out,’” Linda Fargo, the director of women’s fashion for Bergdorf Goodman, wrote in a recent text message, describing what she views as a lowering of the bar for civic pride. “I’ve never seen this look or self-expression, no matter the time and place — unless we’re talking about Ibiza or St. Tropez.”

But hadn’t boundaries of all kinds already begun to erode before lockdown, when pajama bottoms made their debut on city sidewalks, along with fuzzy slippers, Lululemon tights and shower shoes? (Never mind spandex bike shorts.) Propriety long ago came to seem like morality’s prairie dress, standing prim in a riotous digital landscape where no one knows who is Zooming pants-less and intimate selfies are the equivalent of a Tumblr hello.

Seen in that light, underwear on Fifth Avenue was probably always a logical endpoint in a progressive blurring of distinctions between public and private. Or so I imagined until an afternoon last week when, glancing up from my Harvest Bowl at Sweetgreen, I spotted through the window a young woman casually crossing Astor Place wearing a pair of cutoffs, some sandals and — it is fully legal to do this — naked above the waist.

Trip reports / Redington Pass and Beyond
« on: July 23, 2021, 07:04:59 AM »
We have been out of town for nearly two months, mostly without internet, but for reading cell phone. I haven't been able to post much here but briefly. There have been several posts on my website in that time. I set them up to publish automatically while I was gone. Here's one trip report up past Redington Pass.


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