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Hike naked!

2011-06-15 16:35:41.169251+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

[ related topics: Nature and environment Nudity ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-06-20 21:02:15.719828+00 by: meuon

I've only "hiked" naked when it was preferable to wearing the soaking wet clothes from caving.. and I'm not very poison ivy/oak averse.. so it was neither a big deal or a problem, I missed my pockets with stuff in them. As soon as I owned poly/nylon shorts I had no compelling reason to go completely naked in the woods.

I've noticed a fair amount of natural nudity deep in the woods, and have crossed paths a couple of times by "streakers" without much adverse affect except for the girl I was with being impressed by one of them running with a large hard on.

So, what's the big deal?

#Comment Re: made: 2011-06-20 16:45:57.693008+00 by: Dan Lyke

I have not hiked naked in the Northeast, though I did have a few run-ins with nests of yellow jackets when I was a kid. But in my hiking naked in Tennessee and California, the only insects I'd be really wary about are ticks in the grass lands. Forest seems to me pretty safe terrain, as long as ya steer clear of the poison oak/ivy.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-06-19 20:14:02.463815+00 by: m

Do they not have noxious insects? The German originated hornet called the yellow jacket in my area is a ground dweller. I have stumbled into nests three times. Once while cutting down trees and dressed with Kevlar pants, gloves, helmet and face mask I escaped without a sting. Less well dressed I was stung 13 times. It took weeks before the healing was completed. Being naked is unimaginable. Large nests have been known to kill people with 300+ stings. Deer flies, black flies and other biting and stinging insects could make tender parts more than miserable.