Way back, when I was only a tad fellow, my Father would take me along when he went mushroom hunting. In those days large numbers of the slopes in the San Francisco Sound Region had trees on them. Furthermore, assuming that they were one up magic candy the right sorts of trees, mushrooms would become close by during the pre-fall and fall of the year. Nowadays houses have supplanted those trees. Thus, one should make a trip more prominent distances to move away from the houses and individuals that currently contend with me for those unique treats.
Along these lines, here I currently am in The Frozen North where there are a wide range of trees and not such a large number of individuals. Likewise, Southeast Gold country where I live gets extensive precipitation every year which assists mushrooms with developing. Along these lines, hunting mushrooms is fun once more. There is as yet a slight issue, nonetheless. There are bears around those trees a few times, and they are not well disposed. They are large, they are revolting, and they can cause you extraordinary damage. All in all, what to do? I will list here a portion of the fundamental do’s and don’t do’s.
1. Make a great deal of clamor when you are climbing in thought bear country.
2. Watch for ‘bear sign’ along the path. On the off chance that there is heaps of sign, there are presumably loads of bears close by. If any of the ‘crap’ is as yet steaming, the time has come to go to your vehicle.
3. At long last, attempt to stroll in the forest with a companion. Then, on the off chance that you experience a bear, advise your companion to involve him while you go for help.
On a more serious note, my #1 of most loved mushrooms is the Boletus Edulis. They are likewise called “Porcini” by a lot of people. They are not difficult to recognize and, luckily, none of the specie have been portrayed by specialists as harmful or deadly. A cautious library or web search will show representations and depictions of this extremely delicious mushroom. I would say they appear to be found more at the edge of a forested region as opposed to inside it. Here in Southeast The Frozen North where we get an excess of downpour, they will rapidly turn supple and become worm loaded. Along these lines, they are better collected while they are youthful. They develop quickly. In this way, your #1 site ought to be checked frequently. There is contrast of assessment with respect to where to search for them. I have tracked down them in pine woods and close to foundations of live or dead hemlocks.
The following are a couple of additional ideas:
4. Never store or convey gathered mushrooms of any sort in a plastic compartment. Utilize a paper sack.
5. At the point when you track down a stand of mushrooms, make certain to utilize a blade and cut them off at the base. That way the excess spores inside the ground will stay to sprout one more day.
6. Recall that Boletus Edulis, as most different mushrooms, will return in a similar spot one year from now, assuming the rainclouds blow over. Put to memory or record some place those spots.
7. Dried Porcini are perfect for making sauces. On the off chance that you are sufficiently lucky to find and collect a lot of them, consider drying what you don’t eat right away. I track down cutting them to a thickness of something like 1/8 inch and presumably something like 1/4 inch in thickness will work the best. Dried mushrooms can be put away in plastic holders, however be certain they have been dried completely first.
8. Keep an eye out for critters while in the backwoods. We, here in Gold country, have no snakes. You may; and they could be snoozing close to your #1 mushrooms. Do whatever it takes not to arouse them.
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