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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #540 on: May 15, 2021, 08:35:32 PM »
Hiding Clothing: From "The Secret Naturist Handbook"

On secret naturist outings you have two choices what to so with your clothing, you can either carrying it with you, for example, inside a bumbag carried around your waist or if you want to be totally naked and free, you can hide your clothing somewhere to be collected on your return. This page looks at this latter method which also adds considerable thrill and excitement to any secret naturist outing.

Where to hide your clothing is the first thing to be considered and the most important aspect of this is to make sure your clothing is still there when you return. When working from home, clothing can easily be left inside the house and having used this method on numerous occasions both at my own home and that of relatives, this is generally quite a safe method.

Out on location you could leave your clothing inside your vehicle but while this is fine for backup or additional sets of clothing, should not be used for your only set. If the vehicle is stolen, the thief also gets you clothing as well. Loosing the keys to the vehicle also renders your clothing inaccessible.

Although it might seem otherwise, hiding your clothing in the countryside is by far the best option. If done properly there is very little risk of well hidden clothing being found. I have been doing this for more than tens years at my local patch and have never had any problems. When hiding clothing there are a number of things to consider when selecting and using a hiding place:

1. Will you be able to find it again on your return? For example, one area or tree will look very similar to another only a few tens of metres away, particularly at night. Pick an easily recognisable or unique object as a marker, such as a large rock, fence post or road junction. Some tips on location marking can also be found in the Skills section.

2. When hiding clothing hide it near to the marker object not directly beside it. This will make it less easy for others to find you clothing if you have been observed.

3. A good tip is to place your clothing inside a waterproof bag for protection from damp ground. I favour a black or dark-coloured stuff sack with a draw cord opening.

4. Never hide all clothing in the same location. Always split into two sets and hide each separately for the other. At least if one set is found, the other should still be secure.

5. Try not to leave an obvious trail leading to your hiding place. For example, it would be easy for someone to follow a trail of footprints through long grass if the early morning dew or rain has been disturbed.

6. When hiding your clothing, never keep your car keys with the clothing. Hide them separately to allow you to get to the set of clothing inside the vehicle should you hidden clothing be discovered.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #541 on: May 15, 2021, 08:53:02 PM »
Much to do about clothes. What a shame.

I use as few cloths as possible. A sarong is often enough and it comforts my shoulders from camera and bottle straps. It can protect my shoulders from the sun and it provides a pillow, and cushion, or a table cloth when resting where sitting is difficult.

If I hide my pack, as I may carry one in establish a base and continue on flat out nude, I strap it to something. A passing human may not see it, but a passing animal may run off with it.

I always keep my car key in my camera bag, on the bottom, where it can't get pulled out with the camera by accident. I'll put it tucked under a lens wipe cloth, so it doesn't fall out when the camera isn't in there and the bag bounces around.

Sometimes, I place a wrap in my armpit. It stays in the vice and is a quick cover on a busier trail, in the unlikelihood that someone might cause trouble.

Some clothing will wrap or tuck around a shoulder strap of a water bottle. DF does this a lot. It just feels mor free and hands are free, too.
Jbee

The Forest Service, if anyone cares to act, discourages nude use around trailheads, so stashing coverings away from those areas is expedient.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #542 on: May 23, 2021, 07:36:04 PM »
Having just read a story on another site of someone stuffing his bag in a hollow tree, and getting back to find it gone, only find it inside his car, I am not convinced that stashing your clothes is safer than leaving inthe car! I have also on a number of occasions had to spend a significant time hunting for my clothes/rucksack when the carefully selected spot turned out not as easy to relocate as I thought! I guess it doesn’t make a lot of difference whether your car is stolen with your clothes inside, or you lose your clothes/car keys (loss of car apart) Either way you are going to get home somehow without clothes.

I more often these days will just walk with a wrap, which I can wrap around a forearm, or stash if I feel like it. I leave the rest of my clothes in the car, or take a small rucksack if extras needed for a longer outing.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #543 on: May 25, 2021, 11:37:38 PM »
Keeping Clean: From The Secret Naturist Handbook

For some secret naturists, usually those who live with family that are unaware of their activities, the "secret" part of being a secret naturist, really holds true, for they do have a secret to keep. Due to the very nature of the subject, secret naturists can often find it difficult to stay clean outdoors. Now, this would not be a problem is you were wearing clothes at the time, but how do you explain a patch of mud on parts of the body that mud should never reach?

Keeping clean is not only a matter of health for the secret naturist but also one of secrecy, of keeping their secret naturist activities hidden from friends, family and colleagues. This section looks at how to keep clean in the countryside and avoid those awkward explanations when you get home.

First of all, let us face fact. When you are out in the countryside, walking about naked and avoiding contact with people, you are going to get dirty. Starting at the bottom, the feet.

I spend much of my time as a secret naturist walking barefoot or wearing open sports sandals and inevitably my feet get dirty and returning home with feet covered in mud could cause problems. To remedy this, I have two options. One is to clean my feet before returning home and I will often make sure a supply of clean water is nearby for this purpose, a small stream is usually used. The second option is to simply pull on a pair of socks and wash feet when circumstances permit. Always pay attention to under toe nails as dirt tends to accumulate there.

Unless you are crawling on the ground, the upper body tends not to get too dirty but it can be surprising just where dirt gets to in some situations. For example, while exploring some abandoned underground limestone workings, I stupidly got stuck in some very sticky grey mud and was lucky to be able to clean up in a stream before heading for home. I found mud up as far as my face and it took ages to get my sandals clean. Luckily I carried my clean-up kit and was able to get reasonably clean. To be honest it would probably be easier just to say I was walking naked but my personal circumstances dictate silence would be the best policy.

To keep clean on secret naturist outings, I always have a small clean-up kit handy. It comprised a few small items and all pack into a small stuff sack.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #544 on: May 25, 2021, 11:45:50 PM »
A short roll of TP, a digging tool, a few hand-wipes with alcohol, I may keep in my bag, if I'm carrying one. I've never been too concerned about getting caught, by anyone close. They've never known that I was out with, or without clothing.

One potential bust for me has been tanlines. I have none, but a winky or two. Again, it has to be someone close. Otherwise, a doctor, doc needs to know, or a relative that I might dress around, or whatever.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #545 on: May 29, 2021, 02:45:42 PM »
Tan lines suck.  I try to get enough sun in the spring, a little at a time, so I am immune to sunburn all summer.  My family and friends all know I'm nudist so I don't have to hide my adventures.  Doctors don't mind seeing naked bodies either. 
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #546 on: May 30, 2021, 04:13:19 AM »
Doctors are supposed to care for people's health, in a non-judgemental, indiscriminate, unconditional manner.

I've had them say that and act that. Nothing says that being naked is unhealthy, and a doctor should know that.

Amen....
Jbee
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #547 on: June 01, 2021, 05:11:06 AM »
Moving Quietly: From The Secret Naturist Handbook

To ability to move quietly without attracting attention is an essential skill for the secret naturist. It allows you to pass by unseen and unheard and helps you comply with one of the Principles of secret naturism - to take, at all times, reasonable steps to avoid being seen by members of the public..

A question was once asked of me, does it really matter if you make a noise? The answer is both yes and no. In an urban setting in the wee small hours, any noise might be investigated. Out in the countryside, any noise will likely to have little or no effect, depending on the proximity of people. However, one point I must mention, and experienced secret naturists reading this will be well aware of it, is that when you are naked and alone, perhaps at night and out in the countryside, even the slightest sound you make seems to be the loudest sound you have even heard. Need I say more. No noise is good noise.
The ability to move quietly is achieved by the elimination of noise and for the secret naturist, sources of noise can generally be broken down into four separate categories:

1. Contact with the environment
Any physical contact between the secret naturist and the environment will produce noise. This can be when walking on dry surfaces such as grass, wet ground, gravel, etc. Brushing against vegetation is also another common cause. In urban areas, gates & doors are likely candidates to watch out for. Even walking barefoot on dry and smooth tarmac makes a noise. These causes can very difficult, and in some instances, almost impossible to avoid.

2. Movement of carried objects
This noise source is the easiest to remedy. Any metallic object making contact with another will produce noise. Keys are the most common example and an elastic band is all that is required to stop the problem. Less of a problem but still noticeable is the use of zippers and Velcro. When you are alone in the still of the night, pulling the Velcro on a jacket can seem to be loud enough to wake the dead. Only real option here is to avoid these two materials, if possible. Obviously, a sure fire way of not producing noise from carried objects is not to carry any.

3. Involuntary actions
Coughing, sneezing and instinctive reaction, such as from sudden frights can, if they happen at the wrong time or place, give the secret naturist away. Coughing and sneezing can be controlled to some extent and perhaps best would be avoiding the cause in the first place, as in the example of hay fever caused by pollen. Instinctive reactions are nearly impossible to avoid. I defy anyone who has had a grouse shoot out from under their legs in the dead of night, not to make some kind of noise!

4. Secondary noise
This is often caused as a result of the secret naturist actually physically being there. A good example being a cat who disturbs a dustbin lid which in turn alerts the occupant of a nearby house. Another example is not closing a door properly and the wind slams it shut. Again, care should be exercised in both these cases. Secondary noise can also be caused through no fault of the secret naturist. For example, a car alarm might be set off by the wind with the resultant investigation of the owner. The secret naturist might be caught in the open in such as event.

The elimination of noise is really an art and with all skills, practice is required and a bit of forward thinking also helps. A good example is when purchasing a torch. Is it switched on by a loudly clicking switch or by twisting the head. One makes a sound the other does not. Which one would you choose?

Finally let me make you aware of the concept of concentric rings. This is where an event, possibly caused by the secret naturist, creates a secondary event, which in turn creates another event. These events will spread out from the cause in ever increasing circles of disturbance. A good and common example, would be disturbing a pheasant. Its initial alarm call would alert all creatures in the area, possibly alert humans as well. Its subsequent escape flight might be noticed by a dog, which might give chase. Then the dogs actions might cause the owner to wonder what all the fuss was about. An interesting concept to be aware of and one you can make use of yourself.

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #548 on: June 01, 2021, 05:22:39 AM »
We're going to be on the road for a few weeks. This will probably be the last installment of the saga, until I get back.

Lookee was very thorough. There's still around thirty of these left!
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #549 on: June 05, 2021, 03:38:12 PM »
Have a good trip, and I look forward to the series continuing on your return.

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #550 on: June 06, 2021, 10:33:39 PM »
Where are you travelling to Jbee?
Where ever it is have a good time, be safe yourself and care for others' health too.  I am sure you both will and do.
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #551 on: June 10, 2021, 02:49:20 AM »
JBG and DF are on the road from Arizona to the Northeast, initially to DF's home town in New York State, "33 hr (2,190.7 mi)" per Google Maps. After stopping there, they'll keep heading east, to join the Solstice Hike in Vermont on the 20th, which has been mentioned here in multiple threads. A group of us has a campsite reserved--it's gonna be fun! (Unless it rains. Then it'll be somewhat less fun.) After that, JBG has a list of nude venues in the area, and we'll confer about where they go next. Dan and I have talked about joining them for more adventures, but we'll discuss it more when we get together.

Travel's easing up, Nuduke--there's time for you to buy a plane ticket!

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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #552 on: June 14, 2021, 10:38:07 PM »
In a library this afternoon somewhere around Tonawanda, NY. Have had a naked UFO sighting in N.M., a quick jaunt in the White Sands Nat. Monument, A quick naked sludge in the Mississippi ala Huck Finn. We camped in the wild jungles of the Ohio RIver valley, and hiked, encountering a raccoon and tiny red ticks (not dangerous, just felt violated) which were spotted because of our nude togetherness. We got drenched and went straight to dry weather in NY. NY has been a whirlwind, of tourism and DF family stuff. Difficult to get naked, but bed. looking forward to the WNHD and beyond with excitement. Don't know where we'll end up, the trip is open-ended. Will stop in Michigan to visit on the way back.

Big country, lots of trees, lots of water, everywhere, maybe too much water...and trippy in the highly greenuous context, as if another planet.
Jbee and Df on the road
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Re: The Secret Naturist Handbook
« Reply #553 on: June 15, 2021, 05:28:17 PM »
Wow, what a trip.  Looking forward to the blogs! :)
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« Reply #554 on: June 16, 2021, 11:08:52 PM »
JBG and I have been in touch by phone, and just before he and DF left home, they and Dan and I did a Zoom call. I actually suggested that public libraries are the best place to get wifi service when you're traveling. I just sent JBG an email with driving directions to the campsite where we'll all be staying, and right now it looks like 11 people; but he doesn't seem to be a GPS user, and I've become a complete believer! As of today the weather forecast for Sunday is 76, sun and clouds, a shower possible, and Monday 83, times of sun and clouds. On Tuesday we might go to the best-known nude beach in New England, the Ledges. But the forecast for Tuesday is only 74 and mostly cloudy, thunderstorms possible. We'll have to see.
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