User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Time:
04:32:03 PM

Messages

Chad, I have had clients report that they found morels growing in Chile and enough to have a nice meal with them. I believe they were an elata type (black). As for Mexican fires, I do not know that.


User_Name:
Chad
Date:
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Time:
01:12:04 PM

Messages

Has anyone any info on morels south of the equator? ive read of a strange type of euclyptus morel that grows in Chile/Argentina but am wondering if esculenta/elata/conica types are found in the southern hemisphere. Also are conica known to flush in mexican fire areas? thx


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Friday, January 30, 2009
Time:
03:15:35 PM

Messages

forest harvest, did you get my email?


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Time:
02:29:25 PM

Messages

hello folks, Mary I am game please em. at forestharvest.com with your address and times you will be at home , damned I just got back from the cape (Cape Cod) fishing and collecting Wellfleet oysters, however John news swept the wind out of my sails,


User_Name:
havoc
Date:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time:
04:15:17 PM

Messages

was there a buyer at skid lake last year?


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time:
01:52:17 PM

Messages

Well it seems that business is slow these days.

I am looking for a company to take the overflow of mushrooms in Coos County. If interested please call Carla at 541-269-2309


User_Name:
havoc
Date:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Time:
01:14:21 PM

Messages

have been away for a couple of years. were there buyers at skid lake last year?


User_Name:
Carla
Date:
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Time:
01:53:22 PM

Messages

Yellow Foot all over the place and no one wants them here on the coast. If anyone is looking for some please send email to dicksstation@msn.com


User_Name:
havoc
Date:
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Time:
01:32:07 PM

Messages

Was planning on picking chanties this fall. does anyone have any thoughts on prices or if there will even be a market this year


User_Name:
robert from sutherlin
Date:
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Time:
12:42:50 PM

Messages

mushroom mary, thank you, hope you had fun and i was able to help you on future adventures. take care & good luck. robert...............


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Time:
10:54:01 PM

Messages

robert...you rock!


User_Name:
manicjon
Date:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Time:
01:41:24 PM

Messages

Mary,

Sutherlin is one of those really good truffle areas that I was alluding to previously, but watch out for the jealous persons who might turn you in to the sheriff.


User_Name:
robert from sutherlin
Date:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Time:
11:05:49 AM

Messages

mushroom mary, i would be happy to help you get started in the right direction. i know of two small patches, not worth picking to sell butt fun to pick fore personal use. just seeing what they grow in might help you in the future. if you like call me at 541-643 4176 robert.............


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Time:
10:24:49 PM

Messages

what I meant when I said are you finding any was black trumpets


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Time:
07:27:58 PM

Messages

robert, if I could even FIND any black trumpets I would keep them for myself but alas I can't scrounge up a one! Dang it. At least my truffle hunting prowess is doing ok. My dog is finding truffles and I only gave her a half hour of training in my living room. She's a trooper! How about you...have you found any?

chuck8888, I'm thinking they are not happening around here right now...perhaps its over in this area? I looked and looked and nada...


User_Name:
robert from sutherlin
Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Time:
09:22:04 AM

Messages

mushroom mary, are you picking black trumpets to sell or just for fun and personal ?


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Time:
11:14:52 AM

Messages

Forest harvest, I may be going out today in a little while. I'll let you know if I find some. What is your preference? Oregon whites (Tuber oregonense) or blacks (Leucangium carthusianum)? I think it would be horrendously expensive to ship lobsters to Oregon so I doubt realistically you would want to do that, but I am willing if you are ; )

chuck8888, thanks for the heads up. I will have my eyes peeled now. May I email you? My email is damselfly at charter dot net if you would email me so I can email you. Thanks!


User_Name:
Forest harvest
Date:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time:
10:42:38 AM

Messages

Hey there mushroom folk ., Hello Mushroom Mary would you please let me know when you will be going truffle hunting again ? , because I do have proposition for you ., On one of your posts you were mentioning you wanted to have Maine lobster to go with your truffles , here it's were I come in, I would like to trade you a couple lobsters nice ones,{ I will personally check them for hard shell } , for a few ripe truffles , I know I'm getting the better bargain, however you are so nice that yo will no be able to help yourself and do send them to me , Ohh, How I do dream of fresh truffles to go with my fresh organic eggs for breakfast.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time:
08:59:45 AM

Messages

howdy all,

i was wondering what range a fair price for DRY MORELS would be at this time of year and then in mid-summer.

also, what range would a fair price for FRESH MORELS be at any time?

weilerhart@shaw.ca

peace.


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Monday, January 19, 2009
Time:
02:23:57 PM

Messages

i find them in 25-40 year old firs with frens and sal. o.k. i'll tell you where to look.the road between elkton and roesburg any of the roads heading east off of the main road do not go any higher then 500 to 1000 feet above the main paved road. look on the north facing side up hill side.its in the same area as you would find chantys.i hope this helps. this year there was not as much as other years. i hope this helps


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Monday, January 19, 2009
Time:
01:03:21 PM

Messages

Dang chuck8888 you seem to have the nose for finding them. I've searched hi and lo for them near here (Roseburg) and can't find a darn thing. I'm new to the area but I've been looking around madrone, oak, myrtlewood etc. and can't seem to rustle them up. I used to find tons in northern cali so I do know what I'm looking for and would see them if they were there. Any tips for me?


User_Name:
chuck8888
Date:
Monday, January 19, 2009
Time:
10:55:40 AM

Messages

black tumpets in southern oregon coast and northern cali coast. thats the place 5 dollars a lb


User_Name:
duncan army of 1
Date:
Monday, January 19, 2009
Time:
10:08:11 AM

Messages

Awesome pic's of them mushrooms and the logs! Sure makes me want to go and buy a steak and a bottle of good red wine. mmmmm yummy!


User_Name:
Duncan Army of 1
Date:
Monday, January 19, 2009
Time:
10:06:31 AM

Messages

Well all this is it! 48 or so hours til I ship to basic training! On a positive note.LOL my Steelers are going to the Super Bowl! It isn't too late you can get some black and gold clothing and cheer them on for me! Hey all just keep me and my family in your thoughts, after tomorrow night I wont be able to post in here until I get to my AIT schooling 10 weeks or so from wednesday! I wil try and have my wife or one of my kids keep everyone updated. I will be on/off of here til I leave tomorrow night. Ps. it is cold here! duncan


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time:
07:18:51 PM

Messages

Hello folks check this out , I did try to post this pictures on the message board but I couldn't but this is a new link . http://picasaweb.google.com/mondragonleo/NewAlbum11709904PM?pli=1&gsessionid=P9A3ZGjnM47Hr4rUgyKaCQ&feat=directlink


User_Name:
manicjon
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time:
01:12:43 PM

Messages

Clinton,

There has been a major commercial flush happening for a few weeks now but I am not at liberty to say where.

*

horace Sheffield,

I do now recall something about 7 years ago where vendors were trying to get the Tuscon show to move it's date so that it didn't overlap Quartzsite's show and both could be attended.

One thing I always preferred about Quartzsite is that the Main Event and other vending spots open up in Fall and run until spring. The area used to be touted as being the largest outdoor flea market in the world with more than two million winter visitors.

You could purchase from vendors or trade with traders from all parts of the world. Original Pakistan carpets sold by Pakistani merchants, minerals etc from real vendors who brought there product from China, soft furs from Siberia or other areas, huge amethyst crystal masses from Brazil. I really enjoyed trading my product for what others had brought to sell.

Everything from what someone had gleaned from a dump to million dollar gems was available in Quartzsite each winter season. The Annual gem & mineral show only lasted for a week or two and was only a small portion of the big picture that makes Quartzsite so unique.


User_Name:
Lone Lobo / manicjon
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time:
12:37:42 PM

Messages

clinton,

Thank you for the restaurant name, I have been selling in Ketchum for many years but usually run out of gourmet mushrooms after visiting my regulars. I do not like to have to stick to a regular delivery schedule and find that there are plenty of chefs who accept my erratic delivery habits because of product quality.

I have researched selling gourmet mushrooms to restaurants and stores in much of the inland NW. My main markets for several years were in Spokane, Cd'A, Missoula, Great Falls & other Montana cities, West Yellowstone, Idaho Falls, Salt Lake City, Ogden, Park City, and even Las Vegas as well as Idaho towns close to home. I would make a two week delivery circuit following a few productive days of picking.

The most tax-deductible mushroom miles that I drove in one calendar year was a bit more than 100,000. I prefer delivering my product personally rather than trusting in a shipper or a receiver saying that the product was not what they expected. If they do not wish to pay for what I have in hand then someone else will be willing to pay for my quality product. I finally gave up on so much long distance driving.

I find that often micro-climes will produce limited conica as much as a month prior to the meat & potato flushes that bring in the large commercial groups.

*

horace Sheffield,

About one year back Carla or puzzledmattie mentioned something about a post that manicjon had made that referred to me as being a lobo and thus the name Lone Lobo came into being. Both names will eventually come back to being myself. I notified the board at that time of the name change but sometimes will use them both so that it does not look like I am monopolizing the board.

I have done extensive research and driven many miles to study early as well as late morel flushes. I often will drive hundreds of miles just to photograph an unusual variety of morel. Puzzledmattie and Dick told me of one such several years ago but I have yet to catch that morel on film, maybe this will be the year for it.

After my sister moved from Tucson I quit going down there. But the annual show is now bigger than Quartzsite due to Tucson overlapping the time slot and drawing the larger crowd. Every since Clouds moved up to Laughlin and Tuscon started building their annual show, Quartzsite has been getting less of what it used to get.

I have not been able to winter down there for the past six or so years due to taking care of my aging uncle. I did get to stop in during September about four years ago and heard from friends what was going on. I have visited Clouds up at Laughlin but was not impressed at the time and wish that they had stayed at Quartzsite. But they got bumped off their land for the creation of the new freeway interchange on the east end of town.

Back when Quartzsite was in it's peak and prior to the new interchange being built, I measured my walking with a pedometer. After visiting every available booth during the end of January & first of February peak-of-season the total miles came out to just a bit more than fifty.

I have vended in Parker, Yuma, Quartzsite, Congress and a few by-way locations in past years. I still hope to get down there soon, I always am able to keep winter weight off by hunting nuggets or doing nature photography.


User_Name:
clinton
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time:
09:40:00 AM

Messages

Lone Lobo, the sierras probably wont start until april, look for landscape morels in the Redding area first, sometimes there will be whites along the sac. river at the same time. I've never found more than a handfull in this area. There are several fires in the foothills(NE of Chico) that may start sooner, like feb. or march. Lots of good naturals from Lake Tahoe north, if the weather cooperates. Maybe I'll see you there! By the way I'm a former resident of Blaine Co., my dad, stepmom, and three bros. still live in Bellview. They own Vintage restaurant in Ketchum. They serve lots of fungus, and want local produce, maybe he'd want to buy from you. I think he uses tri-cities(?) produce . They're nice folks, give'm a call if you feel like it. Tell them Adrien sent you. good luck to everyone! Clinton


User_Name:
horace Sheffield
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time:
05:45:47 AM

Messages

the earliest i have heard of morels is march -we get some little spikey blacks that grow under Utah cypress, not much resale value....any big yellows I hear about is at least 2nd week March-Quartzsite is really fun, though....and most people there pack and head to Tucson after the event for an even larger and more multi-national event


User_Name:
horace Sheffield
Date:
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Time:
05:38:00 AM

Messages

lone lobo and manicjohn-all my morel areas are 4500 ft. or higher-i have heard of a local area @ 3500 that traditionally has morels in a wet late winter/early spring pattern-i am not famil;iar with any lower elevation areas, but would not be surprised if the lower Colorado riparian zone or even the desert may hold some surprises....keep in mind our lower nighttime temps as compared to the west coast-there can be a 50*F (or more) difference in day/night temps-in good years I always seem to really get going in April, and more often than not am picking in warm snow showers...it is drying up a bit right now-we need more rain this winter to have a good season


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Friday, January 16, 2009
Time:
10:59:51 PM

Messages

Lone Lobo, Place Mr spaceman, won't you take me along for a ride, I won't do anything wrong. Say Mr mushroom man won't you take me a long for a Ride !


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Friday, January 16, 2009
Time:
11:19:33 AM

Messages

clinton.

It is nice to see more reports from norcal coming in, it makes the winter seem to fly by a bit faster up here.

I wonder if the San Diego morels flushed in November or in December like Central Cal did or if they did not start until the time of the first of January report we got of blacks growing near Occidental.

Being as white morels were found in the Occidental area several days back, I am inclined to be wishful of looking for conica about now in the American River area burn.

If I do get away for the rest of the winter I may go to Central Cal instead of Arizona. However I really would like to be at the big annual gem, mineral & gold show in Quartzsite in a few days... decisions ... decisions


User_Name:
clinton
Date:
Friday, January 16, 2009
Time:
10:19:21 AM

Messages

Howdy folks, here's the word from norcal... pretty poor season so far, really wierd weather. Still some matsis, no more #1's, though. Winter mushrooms coming along a little slow. I've still got hope for a decent season. We're getting landscape morels also,3# or so as of now. Not much snow on my morel areas, and what is there is rather dry. Hope. Wish. Dream.


User_Name:
manicjon
Date:
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Time:
07:51:47 PM

Messages

horace Sheffield,

I have researched a few mushroom areas in your state and hope to head down to the QZ gem and mineral show soon. Have you been finding any morels yet?


User_Name:
horace Sheffield
Date:
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Time:
02:29:30 PM

Messages

mushroom mary.....nice hunting!...figuring out the different mushrooms seasons seems quite complex in your neck of the country.....


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Time:
06:26:11 PM

Messages

New Visitor Pic'  Boston Bar Matsutake Double


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
08:57:58 PM

Messages

Oh I know what we Oh you could do, Fry Truffle Wabbit if it ok with Alice!


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
08:54:43 PM

Messages

Hmmmmmmmm Truffle Cheese Cake, what do you think Mary?


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
07:13:28 PM

Messages

LOL forest harvest...I am not so sure that is what I wish to do with my prized bounty. I was thinking about possibly making black truffle ice cream but then again, I love them with soft ripe cheeses like brie or camembert...or maybe a very high class mac and cheese with an assortment of gourmet cheeses...hmmm so many choices and so little time....I wish I had some Maine lobster!


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
12:12:37 PM

Messages

Mushroom Mary Again., Damn ., Well since you plan to keep them AALLLL., them truffle's ., to make a chocolate cake ? I'm almost game , however use them sparingly almost as spice, do not over load the damn cake , it does make a difference!!


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
10:40:57 AM

Messages

Mary,This old Augdog would like to be training as well LoL


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
10:10:09 AM

Messages

That is a very good idea Mary. In the K-9 unit we used film canisters for some items and sewed leafy or pressed/processed samples of product we wished the dogs to find into denim pouches.


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
09:54:24 AM

Messages

Lobo, she got tons of praise for that...I'd like to keep her interest going so I'm going to start a training program with her with the ripest truffles I can find and start hiding them in film cans with holes poked in them around the house and then out in the yard eventually.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Time:
06:08:09 AM

Messages

Hey Dwight, I will try that. Thank You.


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Monday, January 12, 2009
Time:
08:35:48 PM

Messages

Mary .... gotta give sum credit to Maggie the Wonder Dog for the black truffle she sniffed .... lol


User_Name:
mushroom mary
Date:
Monday, January 12, 2009
Time:
08:02:57 PM

Messages

horace, I got out and found some truffles over the weekend. They managed to survive the cold and snow just fine...good insulation I guess. They are in good ripe shape too.


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Monday, January 12, 2009
Time:
02:28:23 PM

Messages

horace Sheffield,

mushroom mary first reported the finding of fresh morels a week ago on this site, she found the January 3rd 2009 report on the SOMA board.

The morels were found fairly near San Francisco by Don Herzog at Occidental if memory serves me correctly and were most likely landscape morels being as they were growing at his nursery.


User_Name:
Mountain Harvest
Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Time:
06:01:06 PM

Messages

Hey Wild Side & everyone out there, go to your local grocery stores and ask them to save you the styrofoam coffins that the grapes come in. They are glad to get rid of them and they are the best for shipping mushrooms in as they have lots of air holes in them. They are pretty tough & stack better than baskets as well.

But clean & disinfect them using bleach & water though, as they do come from third world countries, you can never be too careful.

Dwight in New Brunswick


User_Name:
Mountain Harvest
Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Time:
05:25:54 PM

Messages

Forest Harvest, you have email in your in-box.

Dwight in New Brunswick


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Time:
02:24:40 PM

Messages

Good luck on your Oysters in a log.


User_Name:
horace Sheffield
Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Time:
01:26:52 PM

Messages

so is anyone in the country finding mushrooms?-matherly's site has been cold for a few months...any truffles? here in arizona, hoping the winter stays wet as we are due for a good morel season-plugging an aspen stump/log in my garden today with fungi perfecti oysters


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Time:
06:46:50 AM

Messages

gidday all,

where can i locate MUSHROOM BASKETS? small &/or large. please contact: weilerhart@shaw.ca

many thanks.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Time:
10:41:25 AM

Messages

Matsiman. I see your still back in 2008 and CleElumGrl Donated in 2009 I would believe, oh well thats just small stuff. I just like to say thanks D&T for your support of are board.


User_Name:
morelmaniac
Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Time:
07:20:53 AM

Messages

To Whats the Price.

Thank-you for you kind words, I do appreciate them. As for your shrooms, I'll either buy them or I will refer you to one of the two companies I trust.

Mona Foods in Edmonton is one. I still owe Michael some funds for the 07 season and due too my losses from last year, I am still trying to cover my bill. Any time I can refer a good harvester to him, I will.

Misty Mountain is the other. I have worked with Niel and he is the only Field Manager that has earned my respect by being upfront and honest.

These are the only two Buying Company's I deal with if I am selling wholesale or if I am picking in a competitive area.

Now I am sure there are many good operators out there that I have yet to meet or do business with, so please do not see my comments as being a slight against the operators I have yet to meet. Company's I wont do business with are well aware of my choice.

What's the price, when it comes to Morels, I have chosen to only operate in Remote areas. At this point in my company's building process, I will not be buying in the competitive areas until I have all my ducks in the right row.

Some might remember my buying station on the Wapiti River near Tumbler Ridge in 07. I did my best to stay away from "The Joes" and did not compete for shrooms on the Big Fire and yet they still put buyers on either side of me. What I don't understand is why the independent buyers who came to compete fought for less shrooms for less money. I warned the Joes that if they tried to squeeze me off of the small fire, I would raise the price. They didn't listen and I raised my price to $7/lb and then to $8/lb. The only company I informed of my jump in price was Misty Mountain. Once all of the company's were matching, I packed up and left to look for newer producing areas.

In 2-3 years I will be buying all mushrooms that I can market, but I am still working on some personally designed processing units that need to be built and researched. Once these are ready for the road, So will I.

Good Patches and Full Buckets to all.

Gerry


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Time:
07:16:48 AM

Messages

Morning All, Received a donation from a visitor, CleElumGrl. See her contribution at the "Sponsors of Matsiman" link on the top link bar. Thanks for the help.

Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
whats the price
Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Time:
01:14:23 AM

Messages

forgiveness wow just gained alot of respect for you thats something you just don't see anymore. and chirs is trying to make good on his mistake that's something too. what the hell is this world coming too!! lol you got my vote gerry and my shrooms next time i see ya


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Friday, January 09, 2009
Time:
04:38:06 PM

Messages

To Forest Harvest.

If you feel you are chewing on a bone, check your fingers. (that was said in humour)

What do you find as "Extraordinary"?. The fact that there are people out there that can be forgiving?

I now have a better understanding of the circumstances behind the Failed Foray and I will choose to act as I wish and as the company that has the right to choose how to proceed with this matter.

I am curious as to your previous thoughts, and you are welcome to email them to me if you wish. That way you might not feel like you are chewing on a bone.

Gerry.


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Friday, January 09, 2009
Time:
03:33:06 PM

Messages

What also is there to be said ? , I'm speechless, it's just extraordinary , it only confirms my previous toughs., Sorry Andy. I hope I'm not chewing on a bone.


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Friday, January 09, 2009
Time:
09:13:17 AM

Messages

To Andy and all Visitors.

This is an update regarding the "Failed Morel Foray 2008"

I have been contacted by Chris Matherly and we have come to an agreement to settle our differences. I am now confident that Chris Matherly did not intentionally cause the problems he did, he just made some bad business decisions. Chris has made strides to insure all monies owed are being returned to his club members, as a Professional should.

I have chosen to not seek damages as long as Chris keeps up with his end of our agreement. I believe he will.

Now for those of you who are thinking, "Holy S&^t, this guy goes through all of the bulls^%t to expose the other and then says he forgives Chris of his actions, what gives?"

It is my belief that when a person steps up and willingly takes responsibility for their actions, and is honest about offering some form of reconcilliation, they should be given the chance to prove themselves. Should they do what they say they will and remedy the situation honestly and openly, then they have earned that forgiveness. This does not mean I will forget what has transpired, but harbouring resentment and hatred is far deadlier to my spirit than to the person who offended me through some unfortunate business decisions.

Andy..

I would respectfully ask that the Warning posted on the Foray Board be removed. As one half of the posters it will be up to Jennifer to ask the same. The choice is hers. As to the postings there, I am indifferent.

To all Visitors.

I wish to say Thank-you for your postings and input, regardless of your position on the failed foray. Guided Harvesting is a concept that has sparked some very lively discussions, and unfortunately, accusations without foundations or purpose other than to harm and ridicule.

I welcome the discussion on Guided Harvesting as this can only help our industry and our knowledge in responsible harvesting techniques and practices. Anyone with questions regarding my business practices as a Guide, feel free to email me with your inquiries at gerry_landry@yahoo.com and I will respond.

I don't welcome discussions filled with accusations without foundation and for no other reason than to ridicule. If you have a problem with someones practices and wish to make that problem public, make sure you can back up your words with proof.

Once again, Thank-you all


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Time:
11:36:23 AM

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I don't act on being a law barker and I don't teach other's to do the same. Just because I have had some forays with Chris dose not say who I really am. First and foremost you must look at who you are before you judge me on what I do and who I associate with. There are many who don't like me and would love to know where I pick just to add to there many patch's that they have watch other's go into by following them. I have slow down over the year's in picking but there is a good reason for it. Why would old time picker's give out what they know to other's that would go in and rape the Forest because of there selfish desire to acquire more then one needs or deserves. My reasons for helping other's to learn more on how to find what they are looking for to take home to cook and give too there friends is not being greedy and I do have patches that I would not take other's to for reasons to use for study only. I do know of many area's in many regions in the Northwest that I have found over 30 some years of searching for the best ground to hunt around and still looking for new area's to improve my love for them. You may say all you would like T-bone but old timer's that I have known is a Honor to have meet and have respect for what they have done to keep many place's unknown to other's and I as well. Sorry that many Oldtimes and I too as being a old timer well keep many secrets of are knowledge from some people and even you. Knowledge comes's from learn and from reading and what you all ready have to work with. The tool's is what you work with and what you put into action. I teach other as much as they need to know and then it's up to them to put it to work and they well learn the right way and they well know where to turn to for advice. I have know many Old timer's that have gone to a higher place and I also know where they have picked over the years but I well not pick patch's but well let other's know about where they can start to look and if they find them they well take good care of not letting others know. Thank you Andy for letting me and other's have a home to express are selfs.


User_Name:
Truffledog
Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Time:
11:06:22 AM

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Well, Andy, since I have spoken with you a couple of times before and heard your input at meetings, I knew the answer before I posted. I was just pointing out that masters and phd mycologists usually don't collect research data without being paid. The Government now hires biologists to oversee volunteers and contractors. The real point is: volunteers and contractors should be phased out so that the Government is forced to hire enough full-time botanists to do an adequate job of developing species inventory lists and sensitive species monitoring, at the very least. Without jobs in the field of mycology and botany, highly qualified people are forced to find other means of employment. Here are a couple of questions for any college educated mycologists that read the board: How is that education working out for you? Are you paying your student loans by studying mushrooms?

What really disturbs me is that the "names" in local mycology are getting together to force a grower/collector tax, in addition to the income tax we already pay, for truffle producers. The mushroom industry really does not need the Oregon Agribusiness Council and related groups to bleed us to pay for a publicist and further truffle research. Truffle collectors do not need more Government studies that take information from the few and disseminate it publicly. Pilz, LeFevre and Scott are working on, "Oregon Culinary Truffles," a work apparently designed to bring more money into developing European truffles in Oregon. Since they can't figure out how to grow Oregon truffles with any reliability (the mycelium is on the trees at outplanting but the truffles never fruit). We really don't need promotion for our native truffles, we just need buyers to not buy from pickers that can't tell the difference between truffle species, ripe and unripe truffles. Our best truffles, the spring whites, are being collected at the same time as the winter truffles in many areas because the collectors are chanterelle pickers. Just because a person comes to the buyer with truffles does not mean that the buyer has to take them. 15 years ago there were only a handful of buyers and pickers. Unless you were an experienced collector, you could not sell truffles. Now that the info about finding truffles is very easy to access, more starving people are collecting whatever they come across so the buyers sets the price accordingly. Many people with crappy products is the buyers dream. Truffle prices fell dramatically last season because of the availability of large amounts of truffles coming from previously unharvested areas.

If someone would have offered to teach me to hunt ecosystems 30 years ago, it would have been worth a lot of cash to me. I routinely get over 100 pounds of chanterelles (including Cascade Chanterelles), spring boletes, fall boletes and matsis daily. I get 4 to 20 pounds of truffles per day routinely. I have collected over a ton of truffles in one season before. I am passing on my information to select groups. How much is information from a seasoned harvester worth to you?


User_Name:
Brian
Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Time:
06:50:05 AM

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Matsiman, Your response to Truffledog shows us all that you are a man of high character. Your ethics and morals seem so rare in our society today. I commend you. This site has made a better harvester out of me.


User_Name:
Matsiman
Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Time:
05:07:10 AM

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Truffledog, Don't know where to start. I guess answering the "How much does the USFS pay you to conduct your matsi surveys?"

The answer is nothing. In fact I pay all expenses and donate my time. Why do I give my time, knowledge and expertise away, or in reality pay them to take it cause I pay all expenses? The answer is far to long to post here. Basically I feel it is the right thing to do.

I don't feel we are here to make a profit on knowledge. Knowledge is to be shared not sold. I don't have a problem with selling yourself. Each to his own. I can understand the need to make money. I struggle each month to keep up, but my priorities are not my income, it sharing what I know with others.

Law enforcement is not part of my goals. The truth is, there isn't much action in special forest products by law enforcement. It's not cause the don't want to uphold the regulations, but priorities. The biggest concern in the Oregon Cascades is drug manufacturing. Law enforcement simply doesn't have the man power to cover all bases.

As for contacting Frank, he reads this page as do many forest service and BLM personnel. He is well aware of what's going on. He has the same problem as mentioned above, priorities. Frank is not law enforcement. He turns all concerns over to LEO department, Law Enforcement Officer.

As for Chris, August and others who may be breaking the law or ignoring regulations, I'm not the judge here. Someone else has that job, and I don't think he is retiring.

Truffledog, your posts are welcome. You certainly represent a portion of the industry.

Later, Matsiman


User_Name:
whats the price
Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Time:
02:37:09 AM

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quite the rant funny yet still informative. lol


User_Name:
Truffledog
Date:
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Time:
12:44:51 AM

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Quote of the week, "some oldtime pickers have a hell of a lot to share but don't for whatever reason, don't. seeking fair trade for pickers efforts is important if industry is too survive."

Most pickers don't seek fair trade, they just take, and take and take. I have a hell of a lot to share but not for free. I didn't get my info for free, why should I give it away? Maybe the college-trained computer technician will come to my house to set up my network for free because they love the work. Not happening.

"Additionally, due to cutbacks in Federal funding, many of Oregonís academic truffle specialists (who might address these risks with targeted research) lack adequate employment. This paucity of research funding threatens to dissipate a 100-year long tradition of regionally focused truffle research as individual experts seek livelihoods elsewhere. This situation can be remedied in the long term by the growth of the truffle industry, but public funding and agency support are essential in the short term to launch the industry on a trajectory of success by retaining the intellectual talent required to provide land owners, harvesters, purveyors, and growers with technical know-how, resources, and infrastructure." - Oregon Culinary Truffles

Do the trained mycologists give their expertise away? No. They will beg for public money to fund their lifestyles. They will work in another field if they do not get paid to conduct mushroom research. Where do trained mycologists get their information?

Andy - How much does the USFS pay you to conduct your matsi surveys?

Since I have your attention, Andy, would you please forward a link to the Chris Matherly Failed Foray and the Buyer and Picker Message Boards to Frank Duran for his info? Frank and the US Forest Service really need to have the info about the Chris Matherly / Morel Mushroom Hunting Club / morelmushroomhunting.com criminal conspiracy to conduct illegal morel forays in protected wilderness areas. Thanks, I know you will since you are a big supporter of law enforcement protecting no harvest areas and generally enforcing mushroom collection regulations.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Time:
10:14:32 AM

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Luke 21:36 dose the work for you ( be ) ?


User_Name:
be
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
07:16:26 PM

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August, are you speaking of Nibiru?


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
01:16:09 PM

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Lobo. I knew that and I to see the end of time coming but I just don't know when my time well be up.Only he knows when he is going to ask me to give in to him and fly with all the others. lol


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
12:41:43 PM

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Olsenight,

I am not interested in purchasing, just in how other folks market the stuff. I have lots of it on hand dried whole for artistic purposes, I give it away free to folks with cancer or other challenges.

I just finished drinking a cup of the tea that I make from it where I also mix in a bit of Qows Qows and Devils Club. I have been giving it away free for several years to others who post on this and other discussion boards.

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wild side,

Several years ago I published a blog that showed all of the natural & fire morel host trees as well as each variety of morel growing at each of the host brush and trees base.

I found that some of my published research was being plagiarized and published on other sites as being their own research, in one case it was just 'copied and pasted' from my info to theirs with no recognition as to where it came from.

After that I removed all of my published research information and photographs from the web, When and if I ever have time to figure out how to prevent such theft I shall again make the information available to the public.

Too many folks think that just because something is available on the web that it is not protected by copy rite. That is true for government sites etc but not true for original published works or photographs which are protected legally.

If anyone is aware of how to prevent copying from protected stuff then pleas inform myself and matsiman as he is also desirous of such knowledge or at least was a couple of years back.

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duncan,

Hope all goes well at the training for you, I am sure glad those days of eating mud and being yelled at are past for me.

When I drove those two highways the alcan was full of pot holes in the pavement, it was much shorter and faster to drive the graded gravel Cassiar up. If I desired to stop and soak up the beauty of Danish at Laird River Hot Springs then the slower pot-hole road was the way back.

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August.

Did you stop to consider that the calendar only went to 2012 because that is as high as they could count ? he he he

I am a firm believer in preparing for hard days to come if I desire to live through them and not starve to death first. A good starting place is to prepare a 72 hour kit with basic necessities of food, warmth etc and place it in your vehicle to keep close where ever you go.

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Morelmaniac,

I know of an old miner who also carried a couple of 2 oz nuggets in his pocket for show & tell. His grandson spent years looking for the spot that grandpa never got around to identifying, perhaps the old man was wise to not tell the boy. From the grandson I know the general area that he knew but have never taken the time to go look for the spot.

 


User_Name:
Old Picker
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
12:39:16 PM

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I have serious doubts that the pine industry can be saved, considering there's a three fold problem.We all tend to put the demise of the industry on the Joes'. The quality of product they've recieved over the last few years has dropped considerably. The problem starts with the pickers wanting top price for dirty,poor quality mushrooms.Next down the line.The field buyers purchase them,because if they don't someone else will.Last but not least, the Joes' are paying for a lot of garbage, thus the prices are lower. So,in order to save the industry the pickers must start bringing in clean,top quality mushrooms.The field buyers need to tighten up on thier grading,and the Joes' need to find competent graders.I think it's pretty unlikely that any of these changes would ever occur,but,if they did, we might have fair prices again.We are all responsible for the industrys demise.


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
11:27:47 AM

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The storm has passed and a new year has risen but hold your gold as long as you can. The World is still here and life well go on so just shop like you have always done but buy only home grown and keep your money near home. We only have four years tell 2012 and then you can not take your gold with you.


User_Name:
wild side
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
07:29:05 AM

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lone lobo (and of course others): where can a person read your morel research or photos? do you share findings with the general wilderness welfare public? everyone has important insights and should seriously consider teaching and sharing which is the best gift to give. some oldtime pickers have a hell of a lot to share but don't for whatever reason, don't. seeking fair trade for pickers efforts is important if industry is too survive.

there is an economic storm coming and those who can see a little into tomorrow may consider putting a few nuggets away.

if this industry is to redefine itself, an effort should be considered to reach that goal. at present, i am unaware of such a movement but if there is, i'd appreciate direction.

a thousand thanks to Mastiman for his efforts and those who contribute.


User_Name:
duncan
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
07:10:37 AM

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Ah I have been on that famous highway. I even took a picture of the famous mile zero sign. Lovely little place nice highway to drive on. Beautiful scenery. Too bad I wont be seeing that part of the world for atleast a few good years. I drove from Pittsburgh to a lovely little spot in the yukon to pick burnsite morels with the Living legend Randy aka ( king morel). enough remenising. Well my time draws near to ship to boot camp. No need to push for an upgrade with my ranking, I am going to just let that happen when it happens. My goal make it through boot camp in 1 piece! Oh and the weather around here has me wanting to look for late fall oysters. duncan 16 days and counting!


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Monday, January 05, 2009
Time:
06:08:20 AM

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Dawson Creek is "Mile 0" of the Canadian side of the world famous "Alaska Highway" and it is paved all the way to Dawson City Yukon now. A beautiful drive.

If you are seeking some areas for gold, look no further than the Nahatlatch River which feeds into the Frasor River. You can also pick Morels, Chantrelles, Kings and Pines as well as many other wild shrooms while your there.

Head west at the Boston Bar turnoff. There are signs to point the way. I have a friend who worked a claim at 14km on the west side of the Nahatlatch and I have seen three nuggets over two ounces each in his pouch. I do believe Old Willy has passed away since I was last there, but like his spirit, the gold is always there.

Willy always said that May was the best month to pan and then you had to dig after that. Of course, there are always laws that protect the ground in the area, familiarize yourself with them before doing any Gold Hunting.

No Gold in Dawson Creek though.

Gerry


User_Name:
Olsenight
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
11:14:46 PM

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Lobo Get back to me via Email, quantity isn't an issue. Just let me know how much you're thinking, we're flexible on pricing depending on quantity. Olsenight@gmail.com


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
04:59:09 PM

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Well what do ya expect from a Southerner from below the 48th...he he

I did not know that there were two towns named Dawson. It seems that much of BC is good gold country, I had a friend who would go up there to dredge each summer.

I like being in the Hope area this time of year ..... Hope Arizona that is, not Hope BC ... lol

I had 'Landed' friends who used to live in New Hazleton and stopped by on my way to Alaska one year. Casiar Highway was dirt and gravel back then but a smoother road than the alcan.

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Olsenite,

I heard of someone in Washington selling Fomitopsis pinicola in bulk but cannot recall his price. Do you sell it by the pound, how much and what about shipping.


User_Name:
Olsenight
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
03:06:23 PM

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Fresh/Dried Ganoderma oregonense, Ganoderma applanatum, Fomitopsis pinicola in bulk Contact Chris here Olsenight@gmail.com


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
10:24:32 AM

Messages

What if man came in contact with it hmmmm?


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
09:04:14 AM

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Here , YT. Cordiceps video., http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKjBIBBAL8


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
08:41:49 AM

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That was -40 in Dawson Creek B.C. , not Dawson City Yukon. You have to travel another 1100 miles north to get to the legendary Dawson City. Favourite Memory of Dawson City is The Snake Pit. Good company and great service.

Gerry


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
08:33:26 AM

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forest harvest,

could you copy the live link and paste it here, please


User_Name:
forest harvest
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
07:45:07 AM

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Hello there ., Folks check this you tube video out, Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi - Planet Earth Attenborough BBC wildlife pretty amazing stuff.


User_Name:
Olsenight
Date:
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Time:
03:11:59 AM

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Fresh harvested '09 Wild Dried Reishi looking to sell in quantity. Olsenight@gmail.com


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Friday, January 02, 2009
Time:
06:27:09 PM

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Yes there is lots of gold mining in the Dawson area and some benches and pockets have yielded mega-bucks of much larger gold than is found down in the Frasier area.

I took photos of Lake Le Barge on my way back to the lower 48 to show one of my elder brothers who used to like quoting, "The Cremation of Sam Maggee"..... sorry Bob if I butchered the spelling here... lol


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Friday, January 02, 2009
Time:
06:21:09 PM

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That is way funny, Joe !!!

Some where I have a photograph that I took, if I recall correctly there was a set of moose antlers over the door that were washed-out white from age.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Friday, January 02, 2009
Time:
11:51:53 AM

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...I forgot... Happy New Year

and I swear....It is a true story.


User_Name:
Boletus Joe
Date:
Friday, January 02, 2009
Time:
11:47:54 AM

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Aaaah yes.... Dawson City. We were there picking down the Hunker Creek road. Talked to a few of the gold miners down there. They are the same as Mushroom pickers. They have their 3-4 month season, come from all over just to work their asses off all day, every day, in hopes of getting the mother load. " Sounds like Mushroom picking to me." Only real difference is that the price is somewhat more stable.

Now here is a story about me and Robert Service.

Being new to Dawson City , the wife and I were walking all over the town. (This was before the tourist season.) Any how, the Robert Service home is up the hill from the main part of town and it has some trees and bush along side of it. Long story short--- I was busting for a pee, and against the protests of my wife, I snuck into the bush near the house to relieve the pressure. Well, no sooner had I commenced watering the vegetation, when a rather large tree fell over nearly hitting me. (There was not a breath of wind.) Talk about the ghost of Robert Service.... I think that ol' ghost had a good laugh at the sprinkles down the front of my pants. Sorry Bob, but I really had to go....

 

 


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Friday, January 02, 2009
Time:
11:26:03 AM

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Morelmaniac,

The first time I dropped down off Top Of The World Highway to the ferry was summer of 1982 if memory serves me correctly.

I was surprised at the size of Dawson. The sights that remain in memory are a paddle boat and Robert Service's home.


User_Name:
ChuckInBC
Date:
Friday, January 02, 2009
Time:
10:19:32 AM

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Happy New Year to you all!!

A few words from the wise... Stock up on supplies, food and seeds. Prepare for a Great depression


User_Name:
Morelmaniac
Date:
Friday, January 02, 2009
Time:
09:02:09 AM

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-40 F or C in Dawson Creek is still ffffff ccccccold no matter how you say it. Frozen Pipes, Busted Meter and a truck that doesn't like -20, why do I stay here? Maybe it's the air.

Here's to a fruitful season for all!!!!

Gerry


User_Name:
whats the price
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
09:02:18 PM

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strange didnt show up if its not their soon ill retyp in the morning. have a good one, time for b.e.d. lol


User_Name:
whats the price
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
09:02:06 PM

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strange didnt show up if its not their soon ill retyp in the morning. have a good one, time for b.e.d. lol


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
08:38:15 PM

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Thats ok, I was going to put my last post on the Mad Morel board because that is the place for these types of conversations and this one is for mushrooms and then forgot to move it. lol


User_Name:
whats the price
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
08:15:09 PM

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lone lobo check bullboard sorry posted in wrong place.


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
07:30:26 PM

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For gold you first need to learn how to hold your mouth and gently call it to you... he he he

Puzzledmattie and Dick came to Idaho one summer and I showed them some gold locations that did not pan-out very well for us.

For the past two or three summers there has been a man come here from Washington State who has been working the same areas where we were and he consistently takes home 60 or more ounces of placer gold for his two months of work.

I have given several bags of gravel that I never seem to find the time to pan out to friends who ask for dirt to pan.

They never seem to find more than tiny specs of gold if even that. Perhaps this winter I shall find time to finish off the buckets of gravel that I made the bags from and see if I can find some gold there.

If my back lets me I shall try to dig deeper where I got the buckets of material previously. A friend in LaGrande keeps asking for more dirt to pan but I don't think that I will give her any more until I can find some that has quality gold in it.

I don't like giving it to her because when no gold is found a person might think that I am using them to do my testing for me. When in fact I have been giving the only stuff that I have dug up and available to share.

As for me the 'morel mushroom fever' is way stronger that the desire to get gold and I waste my free time each summer driving right past that 65 + year old man to bounce from burn site to site wasting more gas money than I can get in mushrooms.

I keep promising myself that this is the year to focus more on the gold ...... however the morel researching and photographic fever strikes and by the time I wake up, the season is over and the gas tank is needing to be filled again.

I really enjoyed most of my tour of duty in Korea, I took numerous color as well as B&W shots of the country side. I traveled by bus and train most of my three day break periods. I often wondered why so many GI's complained of boredom when there was so much to learn and discover.

One of my sons spent two years there with the US army about 30 years after I was there and never took the time to hardly ever get away from the local village. My uncle of whom I have been helping served in the Korean Conflict a bit more than 20 years prior to my serving there.

I went to Spain for two years after leaving Korea and drove my Fiat trout fishing all over the place. I even drove it up the Med touring France, Austria and Germany. I have thousands of 35 mm photos that I still have never gotten around to cataloging.


User_Name:
whats the price
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
07:04:55 PM

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ha ha ha lol


User_Name:
A"
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
06:48:19 PM

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Last time I seen people use there gold pan skill's they left large holes in the mushroom patch's and the only thing I could fine was beer can's.


User_Name:
whats the price
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
12:31:22 PM

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good read lone lobo wish more people had put thought into their posts. hope your uncle gets better. gold hey cool! do mushroom skills work with gold or does it help.


User_Name:
Lone Lobo
Date:
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Time:
09:39:37 AM

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HAPPY NEW YEAR to all

 

forest harvest,

I much prefer to be in the warmer climes in winter where I can walk in sunshine most days and hunt for yellow metal in the great outdoors.

For any interested, my uncle still cannot see out of the eye. There is a problem with scar tissue over the cornea and he is not producing all of the proper tear fluids to keep it moistened. He has stitches yet to be removed and I am still administering the eye drops. Fingers crossed and prayers are still very welcome in his behalf.

I spent the winter of 1973-74 guarding bombs during one of the coldest winters on record. Christmas morning when we got off of work it was -40 F and I thought that it could not get colder.

In February I found that it could, we were told by the Official Base Weather Station person that it got to -75 F. The listed temperatures are those tasken prior to counting what we called the 'Hawk', the constant wind coming in off of the Yellow Sea. Any exposed skin would freeze very quickly.

After -40 F we did not have to walk most of the post locations, they gave us a rag-topped jeep or a Dodge 6 pak to cut the wind. Mostly because they were afraid that our attack dogs would get too cold. I learned how to layer clothing and to only wear Bunny-Boots on the coldest nights, there were not enough socks to keep our feet warm in the standard issue leather Mukluks.

At least I got 3 days off after each 6 day period and my shift went from 11:00 pm until daylight. Daylight was always a long time in coming that winter. By the time the truck picked up all the K-9 teams and got us back to the kennels to put the dogs up, it was often well into the day before we got to hot chow and a warm bed.


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