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  1. Mungo

    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

    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.

    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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    Fall is Coming to Toronto (pic heavy)

    Fall is coming to the park. Though colours remain, the last of the perennials are blooming. Crabapples are glowing. Canada geese are headed south. A blurry hummingbird is having a snack - I wonder if they migrate south too. The maple leaves are turning red on some of the trees...
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    Harvesting Greater Plantain (Plantago major) - pic heavy

    A few weeks ago, the City of Toronto, Canada, workers were on strike. The weeds were growing very tall in the parks. No-one was mowing them. I enjoyed watching this bounty appear. One weed that has intrigued me since childhood when I would pull the stringy leaves apart in the playground is...
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    Last Day of Vacation - Morning in the Park (Pic Heavy)

    It is almost the last day of my vacation... the little guy and I have gone for a walk and ended up in the park. I believe that this is Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis). This yellow-jacket wasp is having some nectar. James is sleeping after we drove all over the park investigating...
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    Sunday Morning Walk in Ontario, Canada - pic heavy

    It is early on Sunday morning, and we're out for a walk in the cool air. James is flanked by his cuddle toys, and I'm working up a sweat pushing the stroller quickly along the road. I'm headed to buy a coffee at the Tim Hortons in the gas station at the corner of the main road. ] I'm in the...
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    Common chicory (Cichorium intybus)

    While wandering the park the other morning, I came across some Bird's Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). I also came across this fellow, who it turns out is Jamie, my little boy. He was in his stroller. As I sat down on the ground to take some photographs of plants, an 8 week old Boston...
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    Photos from a Walk in the Neighbourhood

    Early on Sunday mornings is a great time to have a walk about the neighbourhood. Few people are about, except for the nice family who runs the gas station on the corner - they sell coffee and doughnuts. I pick up a coffee and a doughnut and head through the side streets. It's been a...
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    Flowers in the Park with a Sleepy Baby (Pic heavy)

    On the weekend I took baby James out for a stroll to the park. It was very early and the rabbits were still hopping around in the grass. The bark on the Sycamore tree (Platanus occidentalis) peels in a dramatic way, revealing bright patterns. A Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) squawked...
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    Tutorial: How Make a Feather Stick Flower (pic heavy)

    I sat in the park last weekend, reading a book and minding a sleeping baby James. I saw some sticks laying around the bench on which I was sitting, and got to thinking. I picked up a stick, pulled out my Swiss army knife, and carefully and slowly carved down the diameter of the stick. At...
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    Cleaning my MSR Dragonfly Stove & Then Realizing I'd Assembled it Wrong (Pic heavy)

    So yesterday evening, I put myself to the task of totally cleaning my MSR Dragonfly Stove. It had stopped working recently, and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I would pump the cannister, light it and an orange flame would sputter and spit for a few seconds before extinguishing. Nothing I...
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    SPOT Satellite Messenger and Request for Cold Beer

    My friend Yoyar is currently on his way to a 14 day solo camping and canoeing trip in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario. We were talking about what he might do in case he got in trouble (sprained ankle, broken wrist, torso three-quarters devoured by a pack of wolves and then having the...
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    Knife & Fire On Your Person

    My friend Yoyar is preparing to leave for a 14 day solo canoeing trip through the north west area of Algonquin Park. Lucky devil. He was watching a Ray Mears video yesterday (Canoe Journey), where he proclaims the importance of having your 'knife and fire kit on your person at all times'. Mungo...
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    Chipmunks and Charcloth

    While camping in Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada recently, I needed to make some charcloth. Charcloth is what I use to catch sparks from my steel fire striker. Prior to the trip, I cut up an old cotton work shirt into small 1-inch squares, and placed them in an empty zinc oxide...
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    Weekend Bunnies, Achlorophyllous Plants and a Polypore (Pic Heavy)

    On the weekend I went for a long walk with the little one. As we were slowly wandering through the neighbourhood some rabbits started hopping around nearby. They were snacking on dandelions and other treats. They were small, and not very shy. I think it would take a couple of them to...