Pants down, running time! [26 February 2017]
The company GARMIN, manufacturer of navigation devices and smart watches, promotes nude sports on their German website with the article Hose runter, Laufuhr an (in German) [en: Pants Down, Running Time!] – with a smart GARMIN watch on an arm, of course! The article from 2014 Hose runter, Rucksack auf (in German) [en: Pants Down, Backpack On] is still available, too.
Natury goes international … [19 February 2017]
The most important parts of http://www.natury.de are now made easier to understand for those who do not have sufficient knowledge of German. We hope that this will encourage our friends outside Germany to participate to our nudevents. And on the other hand everyone who has something to report that might be interesting for the other readers (a nudist walk, nude bathing or anything else important from the naturist world) can inform us by sending his comment to (Dutch) or (German, English, or French). Of course we also call up our German readers to send in their reports.
It is, of course, not our intention to translate all articles, since many of them are relevant for only one country and will therefore not be translated into the languages of other countries. Yet there is enough input to be translated, so it will take some time to have everything important available in the relevant languages, since all those who participate their contribution to this site do this as volunteers besides their professional jobs.
Participant's report by Thomas: My first hike in the buff [amendment on 24 January 2017]
We have got an participant's report by Thomas about his first nude hiking on 26 August 2016:
I belong to the people who only feel comfortable, when they are nude. I can practise this mainly on vacation, in the sauna and of course, and for the most part, at home.
In the course of time, the desire, to leave the domestic area, grew, to use the environment in the nude as one does quite naturally like a clothed human being.
However, this is not possible in the densely populated area, where I live. On the website www.natury.de, I got one day the information about a nude hiking in public space.
With the so-called «Westfälische Naturisten-Tage (WNT)» [en: «Westphalian Naturists' Days], nude hikes and bicycle tours were offered on several consecutive days, e.g.:
Fr 2016-08-26 - Northern Münsterland - Hiking | bike tour
Small tracks through fields, meadows, short forest passages, farmland.
In total about 26 km, ca. 120 m cumulated difference in altitude. 2 cars for food and beverage supplies after about 8 und 17 km, in total. Option for a shorted hike (about 17 km in total)
To take part in a nude hiking, did interest me very much. I expected a new impression of nature, as I had never known it before. I wanted to let the forces of nature like wind and sun act on me. As part of a group hike, I also felt safe enough that I would not have done such a hike on my own.
So, I registered myself at short notice and received after a few days detailed information. A very professionally designed PDF file (from the WNT initiators Mic and Rainer) provided me with all the necessary information and gave me the impression absolutely serious.
Questions from me about the event were always answered promptly and precisely.
The hike should have a length of about 26 km and be accompanied by two refreshment breaks. The northern Münsterland was announced as the region. In terms of a rural character, it has a rather loose settlement, often farmhouses, fields, forest and the like.
This suited perfectly, because encounters with clothed people could certainly not be avoided, but should not happen too often from my point of view.
I wanted to approach the theme of nude hiking carefully, preferably through positive reactions and experiences.
One may read the entire report as PDF (currently in German only; read = left click, download = right click, then "save target as")
A tip for a nude weekend in snow and ice: Nude skiing or snowboarding [4 January 2017]
Why ski suits? Without, it is much more experience-intensive! In Usenet, I have found an impressive video with a few real experts. But even, if you are not quite as perfect in skiing or snowboarding – it is always fun. And when the body has to warm up again after snow contact: The next hut is definitely well heated!
One may watch the video in the gallery.