If you want to join a nude hike for the first time, you often have to ask yourself what to consider. Here are some hints and experiences:
A few days before the date of the hike, the initiator will send you information by e-mail about the meeting point, arrival, and the course of the hike. Usually the meeting point is a car park, from where the hike begins, but sometimes you meet at easy to find places, from where you continue together by car to the starting point of the hike.
At the meeting point, the initiator will welcome you. Then you only have to do that, what the other hikers do as well: First chat a bit, and when it starts, undress and start hiking. Most hikers prefer to walk on gravel paths with shoes and stockings, others wear sandals without stockings – only the shoes should be well worn to avoid blisters. On sand and meadow stretches it is of course easier to change to barefoot walking, if you wear sandals without stockings – but you should be used to it!
A shoulder bag or rucksack can be helpful to transport provisions, but especially a drink. How much you need to eat and drink is up to you.
What else belongs in the rucksack:
- A towel that you can sit on during your rest and use to dry off if necessary.
- Handkerchiefs as required.
- emergency clothing (gym pants, loinclothes, skirts or similar). This only in the case that a hike partially leads through a built-up area.
- Warm clothing, if there is a risk of cold spells.
- Rain and wind shelter, if there is a risk of rain or storm.
- Sun protection, if there is a risk of sunburn.
- Insect protection in case of hungry mosquitoes and biting flies.
- Tick protection, if there is a risk of ticks.
One behaves as a nude hiker like other hikers: We wish you a good day if someone encounters us, and answer openly and friendly if we are approached or asked. We do not address other hikers, because we want to refrain from any action, which others might find annoying.
Of course, we naturally behave considerate and caring towards nature, animals, and people – we are naturists.
For those, who want to prepare themselves in detail, Nicole Wunram's book (in German) is recommended:
Nicole Wunram, Nacktwandern
More info about that on her website nacktwanderguide.de (in German)