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    20 Minute Knife Sharpening Board Tutorial

    Hello everyone, it has been months since I've posted anything on this board. Just wanted to say hello from Toronto, Canada! Below you will find a tutorial describing how to make a quick and easy knife sharpening board. This little project should take you about 20 minutes at most. Mors...
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    Mungo Goes Mushroom Hunting - Part 1 of 4

    I went for another mushroom hunting / photographing trip to the York Region Forest, in Ontario, Canada. Here is the first installment of 4 posts - I don't want to overwhelm with too many images. Lots of specimens I'm not familiar with here, but I'll learn them in time - and you can give me...
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    Mushroom Hunting in York Region Forest, Southern Ontario Greenbelt, Canada

    "This relatively rare immunohemolytic syndrome occurs following the repeated ingestion of Paxillus mushrooms. Most commonly it arises when the person has ingested the mushroom for a long period of time, sometimes for many years, and has shown mild gastrointestinal symptoms on previous...
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    Mushroom Hunting in York Region Forest, Southern Ontario Greenbelt, Canada

    Hmm... Okay, cool. Wait. My legs are beginning to tingle. I can't feel my hands. I'm seeing swirling colours. Everything is echoing. Wow. This is fun!
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    Mushroom Hunting in York Region Forest, Southern Ontario Greenbelt, Canada

    Good point - but I'm pretty darned certain. Paxillus involutus has a shaggier cap... also, the one I captured does not have a cap that curls over really. But I wouldn't eat it anyway until I had done all the tests - examined the stem, spore print, smell, all the tests recommended. Cheers!
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    Mushroom Hunting in York Region Forest, Southern Ontario Greenbelt, Canada

    I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me identify the 'unknown specimens' that I've got in the pictures above... they're driving me mad!
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    Mushroom Hunting in York Region Forest, Southern Ontario Greenbelt, Canada

    I went for a lunchtime hike in a forest tract near my work, just a quick drive north recently. I found a bazillion mushrooms and fungi. My succinct and colourful report is below: But it starts badly - this specimen is officially driving me crazy. I can't figure out what it is. It is...
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    A Hike At Whitchurch Conservation Area North of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I went for a nice hike up at Whitchurch Conservation Area north of Toronto, just off of the 404 highway near Stouffville on the weekend. View Map Above is a map link to Google Maps to show you where I went. I brought along my military surplus knapsack that I picked up at a thrift shop...
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    A Walk in the Valley in -18c Weather

    Our little fellow woke up at about 4:25 this morning, and wouldn't go back to sleep, despite Spring and my best efforts. So by 5:30 I was feeding him breakfast. Shortly after that we played in the playroom for a bit while I worked my eyebrows up and down to get my face working for the day...
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    My First Trangia Stove - Just Sitting and Making Some Noodles

    Last month my friend Matt bought me a Trangia Kit. Now that's the sort of thing a nice friend does. Another sort of thing that a nice friend does is buy me a Hilleberg Nallo tent. Just saying, Matt. Anyway, I've used propane, butane/propane, and naptha stoves - and built some pop can alcohol...
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    Need Help Identifying a Gilled Mushroom! - Pictures included.

    Hello - the stump was on a log that appears to have been cut off a year or two ago - all the bark has rotted off. They were growing from degraded areas within the rings of the wood.
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    Need Help Identifying a Gilled Mushroom! - Pictures included.

    ... and I know it is not a Boletus because it is gilled... and I think it is NOT a Russula. Anyone?
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    Can you read this?

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    Need Help Identifying a Gilled Mushroom! - Pictures included.

    Can someone please help me identify the mushroom shown in my pictures below taken this past weekend? I found them growing on a stump of a deciduous tree which had been cut down. I'm not sure what kind of tree - possibly a Beech tree. This is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I've looked at...
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    Mors Kochanski Bushcraft

    Lucky me, I have an autographed copy! (boast, boast, boast) :)