Mushroom Hunting: Staying Alive

I stumbled across this very handy UK blog for foragers…it doesn’t appear to be updated now but it has useful lists of edible forage. This article on edible mushrooms is of particular importance at this time of year! Enjoy!

First Time Foragers: Recipes and Stories for Beginners

Safety equals success when it comes to foraging for food, and sure identification is an absolute must when gathering anything from the wild for you or your family’s consumption. If you are in any doubt at all about what exactly it is you have collected, then you must discard it immediately.

The False Panther Cap

If you are careful then mushroom hunting is a safe pursuit, and there is no reason why you shouldn’t live a long and healthy life. If you are not you will in all likelihood eventually end up eating something you shouldn’t have, or even worse feed it to someone you love, and the consequences of mushroom poisoning can indeed, even with modern medicines, be fatal. I refer you to mushroom-appreciation.com to the effects of eating The Death Cap.

 

 

Some Sound Advice from a Master

Before you venture out and start picking, I urge you to go out and buy at…

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3 thoughts on “Mushroom Hunting: Staying Alive”

  1. I always think it would be fun to go mushroom hunting but I worry about picking the wrong kinds! Around here the mushroom hunters guard their favorite hunting spots….so there is not much opportunity to learn from one of them. Which is kind of sad….

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    1. It is! Knowledge should be shared. However it is the right time of year to go hunting so maybe you could be lucky. Several books, proper photos and check every detail would be my advice. I am hoping to go myself the end of October when my OH has a week off work. Going on a weekday will hopefully mean we miss the crowd!

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