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#207148 - 08/24/23 10:22 AM Hiking Naked?
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I'm not usually a fan of commercial promotions in the back country, but this one made me smile; https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/hiking-and-backpacking/naked-trails/
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#207149 - 08/24/23 11:45 AM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: balzaccom]
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As I recall, Colin Fletcher first suggested "boots and socks only" hiking in the original Complete Walker. (I think he first tried it on either his length-of-California walk or his Grand Canyon walk.)

Never been brave (or proud) enough to try it myself. wink

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#207150 - 08/24/23 12:02 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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It does make you think about sitting down for a rest on the trail...
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#207151 - 08/24/23 01:10 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: balzaccom]
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And stepping over fallen trees would also require a bit more thought.

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#207154 - 08/24/23 07:04 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: Glenn Roberts]
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And biting bugs!!!
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#207155 - 08/24/23 09:59 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: OregonMouse]
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I've had bugs get in my mouth, nose, eyes and ears while hiking. You've just opened up new frontiers of fear! smile

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#207167 - 08/31/23 01:51 AM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: balzaccom]
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Hiking without any clothes, but just shoes
Seems a thing that some people now do
Let your “boys” swing in the breeze
Just as free as they please
Just know the skeeters will notice that too…..

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#207229 - 11/07/23 02:24 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: balzaccom]
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Just...NO!

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#207230 - 11/13/23 05:58 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: CamperMom]
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Nah. I'm so pale I don't need that kind exposure in the sun.

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#207277 - 01/04/24 09:06 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: tramp]
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This is an interesting, but I have to admit that I wouldn’t dream of doing it. 😊

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#207299 - 01/10/24 09:03 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: DanyBacky]
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No sir, no way. I need protection from bushes, rocks, insects, etc. Clothes do that for me. If a person wants to hike buff, so be it. I won't judge or criticize, but wonder if they've ever been slightly off-trail, let alone bushwhack.

It's not a matter of modesty, either. Plenty of us, including me, strip down for a swim in alpine lakes. For on-trail, though, I'd rather be fully equipped and protected. Clothes are a big part of my equipment.
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#207319 - 01/22/24 01:17 AM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: balzaccom]
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Hey! Wait a minute! The clothing industry spends millions of dollars on high tech gear advertising. If we go nude the economy will be deeply affected. We need to keep buying those High-end products to keep the wealthy corporations in business.

A long time ago there was a runner from Africa who was one of the fastest in the world. When he wanted to run in the Olympics bare foot, they told him definitely "no!" Because running shoes was a billion-dollar industry that was supporting the Olympics that year.

(Besides....no one wants to see my nude body at this point!)
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#207324 - 01/22/24 08:31 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: Jim M]
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#207331 - 01/25/24 10:33 PM Re: Hiking Naked? [Re: Jim M]
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"If we go nude the economy will be deeply affected. We need to keep buying those High-end products to keep the wealthy corporations in business."

"Every man, woman and child compelled to consume so much a year. In the interests of industry..."

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