“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.”
Will Rogers quote
Obviously, Will Rogers never experienced a bare practitioner hike! When hiking in front of someone, we absolutely and most definitely give them unlimited opportunities to make the best and lasting impressions: our buttocks! As far as nudity is concerned, regardless of our sexual orientation, any view of our naked bodies offers truly inspirational impressions to our cohorts!Hiking affords committed and dedicated bare practitioners (bisexual or gay naturists/nudists) an opportunity for adventure, camaraderie and socialization without the petty, trivial and useless stress over “What to wear?” or the absurd “What attire do I look best in?” nonsense.
Those of us who are entrenched in the clothes freedom path of life discard the concerns and questions faster than we strip off our clothes! Nude hiking entails exactly what the activity label implies: a naked exploration. A comfortable and sturdy pair of footwear (hiking boots or walking shoes) is all that is required – along with an accessory to carry snacks, water and other supplies. Recommended essentials include a basic first aid supply kit, insect repellant and sunscreen.
A back-pack, shoulder satchel or tote bag are ideal packing accessories. These suggestions are comfortable, convenient and less cumbersome to carry around. They’re also environmentally friendly – much better than plastic bags!
My spouse, Aaron, and myself usually organize an early October hike for our local group of Deaf bare practitioner couples. We’ve done for most of our time together. The date in October is flexible based on individual scheduling availability and – of course – the weather conditions. We find this season of the year preferable as the excessive heat and humidity levels have generally dissipated thus ensuring a larger attendance and the pesty insect population is dwindling. Neither one of us and fewer of our friends are fans of airbourne or crawling accomplices!
As autumn progresses, the outdoor temperatures become cooler. Soon, it is no longer comfortable to be outside and nude. Thus, the early October natural hike in nature, for many, assumes the status of a pleasurable memory until the arrival of the next springtime.
In this geographic region, during early October, the best time to begin a clothes free hike is usually middle-to-late morning. By then, the sun is warming and erasing the remnants of the overnight chill. The middle of the afternoon is the ideal time to end the hike before the temperatures begin to drop again.
The beginning of the month is just before the accumulation of leaves off the trees. Once the foliage congregates on the ground, it becomes difficult to determine one’s step and the chance of mistaken footing and injury increases. One of the goals for a successful hike is the fun and safety of all participants! Allergies to the fallen foliage is another major factor in consideration. We all need to breathe!
For 2021, our planned October hike is this upcoming Saturday, October 9. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. If not, Sunday, October 10, and/or the following Saturday, October 16, are our alternates.
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next post entry here is planned for Friday, October 8, 2021, and the proposed topic is: “Breaking Bare-iers: Part 1.”