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California Newbie

Postby Kiltedhiker » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:46 am

Hi, I am new to this site, but not to naturism. I am married with two grown children.
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby pipermac » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:06 am

Welcome to our Village! Many of us discovered naturism later in life, but at least we have discovered it. I hope you enjoy your stay here.

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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby Ramblinman » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:02 am

Welcome Kiltedhiker!

For a lot of us, the path that led us to this forum and all that it stands for starts with a love of the outdoors.

I reckon you are not far from Sierra mountain trails.
The Christian founder of a large naturist forum lives 14 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite Park and he enjoys summer hikes in that area.

I wish I were not so far away. I would enjoy those trails myself.

As for your daughters, when you feel that you have a good handle on explaining what this is all about, at least you owe them an explanation of what you believe.

Years of American culture make it hard for many to grasp the concepts, but I figure it is worth a try.
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby jochanaan » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:57 pm

Welcome to our Village. By your web name, I see you prefer kilts if "as God made us" is not allowed. 8)
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby Kiltedhiker » Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:14 pm

It'sas close to "as God made us" I can usually get. People often ask me on the trail, "why the kilt?" and I smile and say, "the alternatuve will get me arrested".
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby natman » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:21 pm

Howdy Kiltedhiker and welcome to the "Village" from Houston Texas.

Kiltedhiker wrote:My wife understands my desire to be clothes-free, but at this point in her journey, has decided to accompany me clothed when we visit places like Wilbur Springs.


Perhaps if she keeps going with you on your excursions, she will eventually get tired of being the odd one out and join you and everyone else as God intended you to enjoy the springs.

Kiltedhiker wrote:I am mostly a home-nudist, but am relegated to it when our daughters are not home. I wish we had discovered this lifestyle before the children were born so they could be raised in knowing that the body is natural and beautiful. Oh well, maybe in my next life.


You are not alone. Many of us have come to the same realization only too late to do much about it. We are a blended family. I raised my own children to have the attitude that there is nothing wrong with the nude human body and to appreciate the natural design and function. After my first wife divorced, I married a woman with three young children ages 8 through 13. While she had always been open about nudity, their father had been quite prudish. However, he also was the one who had an affair and left. Needless to say, I had some work to do. We made a point of being nude so that they could see that it was normal. I think we did a fair job with the younger two, but the oldest had already gotten some "wrong thinking" too well ingrained to be very affective. (He was already involved in porn at his friend's houses. :()

That said, I tend to believe that there's never a better time than the present. Even though the kids are out of the house, we still take every opportunity to emphasize God's view of the nude human body.

Kiltedhiker wrote:People often ask me on the trail, "why the kilt?" and I smile and say, "the alternatuve will get me arrested".


I am very interested in kilts. My wife fashioned several kilts out of old basketball shorts for me to wear around the house if I do not have all the privacy I need. However, I would much prefer to have some fashioned out of slack wool. I think they would be cooler and would hang more naturally. I had her design in a privacy panel which is basically a free-hanging layer in the front that falls between the legs to provide privacy when sitting. Also, the ones she has made for around the house are generally shorter than regular kilts, allowing more air-flow.

Initially, I had her make the first one because we had a big backyard project during the summer. At the time, the back yard was not completely private during the day. If I wore regular shorts, I would inevitably end it with chaffing between my legs from salt crystal accumulation as a result of perspiration wicking in the shorts. When I was able to work either nude or in the kilts, the perspiration merely dripped down my leg and I didn't have a problem.

Also, there are lots of places where you can hike nude if you want. If you think there would be an issue, you can put some velcro on your kilt and just have it handy to wrap around yourself in a pinch.
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby Kiltedhiker » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:02 pm

Nathan,
Thanks for sharing your story. Its interesting about your older stepson. I am reading a fiction story on Figleaf Forum every week and they are addressingyour situation. you should give it a read. I wish I had the view I have now when I was raising my son. He got involved with porn also. The good news is now he's 25 and just re-dedicatedhis life to Christ. One day he and I will have to go to Wilbur Springs.
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby jimmy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:17 pm

Welcome to the Village Kiltedhiker.


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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby Petros » Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:53 am

So, the question burning in my mind:

homemade kilt or classic, tartan or other [we assume you are not sporting a tartan you are not entitled to].
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby JimShedd112 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:33 am

Welcome Kilthiker. I, like you, discoverd nudism far too late in life to introduce either my son and daughter or wife to it. My wife, unfortunately, is not tolerant of my desire to go bare as much as possible.

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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby Kiltedhiker » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:21 am

Petros, There are many tartans made for those without official tartans. I am able to wear two family tartans - Stewart on my mother's side and McPherson on my father's side. I'm also a Mason, so I could wear that one too. For those without Scottish or Irish heritage, (how can that be?) there are the American tartan, the Irish National Tartan, The Scottish National tartan, as well as each of the Armed Forces, Firemen and Police tartans. If plaid isn't your bag, then a Utilikilt I a good option.

Every man should wear a kilt, (or at least try one). They are the best garment to wear.....if you have to wear a garment. :lol:
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby Kiltedhiker » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:22 am

Thanks for the welcome Jim, and everybody. I like this forum already.:D
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby pipermac » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:43 pm

Kiltedhiker wrote:Petros, There are many tartans made for those without official tartans. I am able to wear two family tartans - Stewart on my mother's side and McPherson on my father's side. I'm also a Mason, so I could wear that one too. For those without Scottish or Irish heritage, (how can that be?) there are the American tartan, the Irish National Tartan, The Scottish National tartan, as well as each of the Armed Forces, Firemen and Police tartans. If plaid isn't your bag, then a Utilikilt I a good option.

Every man should wear a kilt, (or at least try one). They are the best garment to wear.....if you have to wear a garment. :lol:


I will have to second that last motion... There is nothing quite like wearing a kilt, particularly regimental. Mine is a Dress MacFarlane, which I used to wear a lot, both for Scottish events and when I was piping. Because mine is dressy, I wouldn't wear it for anything other than dressy occasions. (Virgin-wool + handmade in Scotland = pricy.) Quite a few people have mistook my Clan MacFarlane for Royal Stewart, because they are quite similar. There is some kind of clan-relationship between Stewart and MacFarlane.

As for alternatives to Clan Tartans, Black Watch is also popular, and easy to get away with. While Royal Stewart is popular and common, it really isn't appropriate for non-Stewart wearers.

As for now...

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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby Petros » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:37 am

Closest to me is my great-great-grandmother, a Ross - a lot more connections further back, though. For Herself you have to trace a little further, but then you get a bonanza, with Craig, Crawford, Douglas and Stuart in one generation.

But the Scots wool kilts on Princes Street might be a bit much for August in my region. So as a public service, this lionk will take you to some alternatives

> http://www.kiltmen.com/world.htm <
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Re: Northern California Newbie

Postby New_Adventurer » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:05 am

For my son's wedding we all wore kilts. I qualified through my late wife's klan. Then the question everyone asks, "What is worn under the kilt?" And the answer is, "Nothing is worn under a kilt, it is all in fine working order."
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