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User_Name: fwb
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 01:23 PM

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Boy there sure is a lot of bogus reports of morel finds around the country and people pushing their idea......Some websites have these "reports of finds" along with no photos....what proof is that? I think the season is almost a total bust at this point in a lot of places that were expected to produce big time. So now what? Everybody and their sister has staked their hopes on a big Canada harvest? Wow. That's really desperate.


User_Name: shroomgirl
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 12:04 PM

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jmugs.......why on earth would you not want them? They are so tasty! Anyways, where are you located? I am in SW Washington.


User_Name: jmugs
Date: Wednesday April 16, 2014
Time: 09:37 AM

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Just wondering if anyone is interested in some Morels we have growing in our yard?


User_Name: ts
Date: Tuesday April 15, 2014
Time: 09:02 AM

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Dispelling kingmorel's misinformation RE: Yukon Plenty of fires for everybody - yes, if you have a float plane/helicopter. Access is extremely limited for the most part. Yukon produces regardless of weather - wrong. If you were there two years ago you would have learned this. Permafrost melt - due to warming is becoming less and less of a factor as it is much deeper than it used to be. I'll likely be heading up there because I have the experience and am comfortable with true backcountry. But, I go just hoping to break even and anything else is a bonus. The Yukon will be a difficult pick this year. There are NO guarantees in the patch.


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 06:53 PM

Messages

I always liked waiting for the greenies cuz they love the dried out ridges and just about every one else is gone elsewhere.


User_Name: InTheWoods
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 12:29 PM

Messages

We've got a bunch of buttons coming up. Plenty wet out this way.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 11:34 AM

Messages

The burns dry up and that's it, there WILL NOT be a season in those burns. An experienced picker knows this....


User_Name: Marin
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 11:13 AM

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It's still to early to believe there won't be a season, rain will kick start it when ever it comes. Washington picker!


User_Name: fwb
Date: Sunday April 13, 2014
Time: 08:38 AM

Messages

It looks like Vern was right on in his call last month - No rain coming to the burns and it's very late now, although the weather forecast has been predicting rain for over a week the likelihood of that coming to save the season for the burn pickers keeps shrinking.


User_Name: chuck8888
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 09:48 PM

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oregonman google mushroom company in chico ca give them a call maybe they can help ;-))))))))


User_Name: A"
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:41 PM

Messages

Hay Alice are you and the wabbet doing anygood


User_Name: oregonman
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:38 PM

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Any buyer in the fresno area. Or in susanville. Have morels but no buyer. Thanks


User_Name: another picker
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 11:41 AM

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Picked NWT and there was lots of traps still set in june so they aren't always pulled by breakup.I almost stepped on one and had to set it off there was lots there.Ran into some in the Yukon a few years back as well that was in july they were still set.We did get land use permits in the dawson area but there isn't to many native pickers in that area so it wasn't a problem.Other areas that have a lot of native pickers of course don't like the competition regardless of a permit or not .Blue river B.c was like that Natives from Yukon claimed to own the fire even though it was in B.C they threatened people and said they couldn't walk on their supposed trails but were mostly just bluff some people did have stuff stolen though but than can happen anywhere in the bush and not necessarily natives.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 10:32 AM

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Most traps are already pulled by breakup... If the traps got burned then the metal looses its temper and for the most part not dangerous. There would be more threat from wolves and other critters.... Out of respect to other pickers its always best to have your pets under control.


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Friday April 11, 2014
Time: 12:17 AM

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Thanks for the info. Especially on the trap line. Hate for my pooch to run into trouble.


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
Time: 11:10 AM

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Yukon bands can issue land use permits now... Just like forestry. In the yukon we have not had issues per say over land use with pickers, in the past anyways.


User_Name: picker
Date: Thursday April 10, 2014
Time: 08:31 AM

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Giggly of course there is problems it's there land.There was also a lot of theft in certain areas so best not to leave your camp unattended .Also there are traplines so watch out especially if you have dogs running loose


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Wednesday April 09, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

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Is there any problem picking mushrooms on native land areas in the yukon?


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Tuesday April 08, 2014
Time: 03:53 PM

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Ya, the season so far has tripped up some people. They headed out for the burns only to find it isn't time yet. After walking for days and miles in the really steep hilly terrain that nearly all of that area is, they find they were too early. Then, when the time is right I head out and bum rush them right on schedule, once we've had some good rain, which is coming next week! Nature is just full of tricks to play on those who are impatient/greedy! LOL!


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday April 08, 2014
Time: 08:28 AM

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Boy it sure is drying up fast in S Oregon burns. I'm still hoping for rain but there is none in the forecast. You all may remember what I said in my comments a while back - Pick and dry your morels. If we don't get some rain everybody will be scrambling to get what they can and the prices for dried can really go up if the weather turns out to be not so good in a lot of areas that were expected to produce big crops. As far as this Yukon thing goes you guys are talking about, I have never been there but it's not a good idea to "bank" on a big season there either, if the weather doesn't cooperate it wont happen it's just that simple. Notwithstanding the comments by some people insisting "the weather doesn't matter". Lol.


User_Name: Mel
Date: Monday April 07, 2014
Time: 04:33 PM

Messages

Where dose the mushroom, start of the Hat Creek or susanville mushroom picking?


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday April 06, 2014
Time: 06:36 AM

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Barely any morels showing up on ebay or craigslist. Oregon mushroom has them available on pre-order. So I guess that means they don't have any?? I have heard of lower elevations in Wa giving up some tho.......


User_Name: just another picker
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 06:08 PM

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any time ive gone to the gukon lol for those oldtimers carmack hightest and conyack lol we have always made money not once have I came back broke have come back tired and skinny from hiking but always have made good cash


User_Name: Giggly
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 01:56 PM

Messages

Any thoughts on pacific rim mushrooms as a buyer


User_Name: olivi
Date: Thursday April 03, 2014
Time: 11:47 AM

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I remember the day. It rained most the day on a burn outside Dawson city. We didn't pick, and made it a day to relax and resupply. That evening it cleared off,and I picked all night into the morning. Only in the far north can you do that. Anyone committing to a buyer up there, might be making a good call. It is remote picking and someone with knowhow could save you a lot of wasted time. If you do go up there, it'll be an adventure you'll never forget. Most likely.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 09:45 AM

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Randy, sounds like your a Rock Star. You will have no trouble getting a crew together. Well you probably have them all picked out now anyhow. Have a great pick..... River pick, maybe?? Some nice looking areas.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 09:40 AM

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Went to the Yukon a few years back.... I have a diesel truck that gets in the neighbourhood of 25 miles per gallon... Pulling my trailer about 16 mpg.... So as to cost.... by the time I returned home in the lower part of B.C. I had rung up a fuel bill of $2500.........just saying. Food, lodging, ferry fares, all extra.... And then no guarantees of a crop. The up side--------- We had a great trip. Oh and I had a budget of $4000. DO NOT go with any expectations, unless you can afford to lose a 'possible' large wad of cash.... wait for the Greenies there the best.


User_Name: Rancostone
Date: Wednesday April 02, 2014
Time: 06:34 AM

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Looking forward to getting there and meeting Randy. Sounds like the guy to know. Going to be a good time. Nothing comes easy. Listening is learning that's what I am into.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 09:00 PM

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I will be going to the Yukon and will add that it costs money to make money. I can say that if you go with Randy you will be in great hands and if you work hard and listen to the advice you will make great money. If you know it all and don't want to listen best to stay home. The Yukon is no place for Pansies or roadside pickers afraid of the bush.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 07:47 PM

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Can't wait to go


User_Name: just another buyer
Date: Tuesday April 01, 2014
Time: 06:25 PM

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I have gone through the maps...been to the Yukon many times....price of gas...no access and a lot of swamper skeg...float planes heli and dry shows....do your research....plan to fail....have enough money to get home....and be qualified to be isolated in the woods without being injured (no medical help) or lost......if all that is good the trip is priceless


User_Name: Alice and the Wabbit
Date: Monday March 31, 2014
Time: 05:14 PM

Messages

Some of you may remember Alice in the rabbit well she's back in that rabbit as well. Alice wants to remind you all to stay away from the wabbits Easter eggs o yes Andy you remember just to let you all know she'll be back posting real soon Honda mini morale Easter eggs ta ta Tigger would say


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Monday March 31, 2014
Time: 01:01 PM

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Anyone blow in the states need's a passport so you don't need to worry about a rush from us to the Yukon.


User_Name: Fapper
Date: Monday March 31, 2014
Time: 08:35 AM

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Just wondering how much hassle it is for people from the lower 48 to get to the Yukon these days? Do you need a passport or what?


User_Name: wild side
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 07:17 PM

Messages

after some experience in general harvesting becomes easy, its the selling that counts. adventure then for personel consumption followed by economics. regardless, have fun out there.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 05:34 PM

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Some of you if not most have not been on this board more years then Kingmorel our I and a hand full of other's. If I had the time I would go with Ready and film his story on his experience and his adventures and show the many mushroom adventures of the Yukon by Randy Mitchum and a guide that you can trust and totally believe in. just saying you're far away from all the roadside Pickers and a story to tell your grandchildren on the adventures you had in the Yukon and the mini morels you thought you would never see filling the ground like a carpet you would be so tired of just picking picking picking picking. g


User_Name: Mushroom Freak
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 01:33 PM

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I think this Yukon thing has kind of been hyped up too much. There's no guarantees. Plus the people up in that area already know about this and know the area. Between that and the iffy weather situation it's a major disadvantage. I remember some years ago a mushroom buyer in Or had big dreams and was making all kinds of plans for cleaning up on fire morelsright up around there and it sure didn't work out that way.


User_Name: 112451
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 07:52 AM

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I don't think putting all your hope in a big season in the Yukon is such a great idea. Usually I take the contrarian view on things when everybody is all whopped up about something. Banking on it to be really a really, big harvest could be a recipe for disappointment.


User_Name: Handy J
Date: Sunday March 30, 2014
Time: 06:22 AM

Messages

I don't see many ads on craigslist offering morels for sale yet. Ebay either mostly dried ones.


User_Name: fisherboy
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 11:14 PM

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I agree with you Mad Morel....His reputation speaks for its self...beyond reproach....


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 10:55 PM

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If you are thinking of the yukonn with kingmorel you woyld be in good company. Look him up on Facebook Randy meet him And find out more about what he's like A good man to take adventure with.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 12:35 PM

Messages

Thanks for the good advice. I have been in some tough spots before navigating the back country is not a problem for me. I just don't like pissing people off by walking into somebodys lively hood and pretending I know what I am doing. As far as being off the back country I can bet most would have a hard time keeping up to me. In fact in my life people have trusted me with there lives literally in some harsh conditions. I don't need to do this. I want to do it. So I will. I just like doing things the right way and as you guys are saying I guess there's a lot off people willing to jerk a person around and not be honest. I will watch for that. Thanks again for all the advise.


User_Name: Mushroom Freak
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 08:06 AM

Messages

Uh Ya that Yukon deal is NOT for greenhorns. Unless maybe guided by a genuine outdoorsman.


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 07:31 AM

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Another word of caution some buyers can full us pickers full of hot air and dollar signs and we get up there trapped and alone. If you are an inflated picker its best to deflat before and not after


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 07:15 AM

Messages

If you see it only as an adventure and you got the money and know how to back you up then I say go for it


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 07:10 AM

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I know all about nightmares a few years back I gave up alot to go to the Yukon came back broke but still alive at least


User_Name: Scout Kirby
Date: Saturday March 29, 2014
Time: 06:20 AM

Messages

Take care tenderfoot that your great spring adventure doesn't become a nightmare. Be prepared.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM

Messages

Thanks for all the great tips. Look forward to my great spring adventure.


User_Name: littlemama2044
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 03:56 PM

Messages

I have fresh and dried moral mushrooms for sale. I am located in Skagit County,WA. My E-mail is littlemama2044@msn.com and I can also be reached by phone (360)840-0254. Hope all have a great mushroom season!!!


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 02:28 PM

Messages

I hear tell somebody is pickin earlies in the rogue valley....I think it's time for a road trip to have a look see.....


User_Name: Ron
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 11:54 AM

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Anybody can buy morels. If they have some working capital that is....10,000 pounds x 10.00 a pound 100 grand invested. With a little effort you will get a return worth your time. Especially in an investment world like the one we're in now, where stocks real estate even precious metals are ready for a dip or worse..... Allright now, lets hear all about how you need a license and insurance bla bla bla (complaints from other buyers who would prefer people don't do this)


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 10:23 AM

Messages

Oh I forgot hey Vern, I know exactly what you mean. The first 8 years of my life were spent i the country being raised by just such people, my patents. But then we moved back to the city, they got divorced, and turned into money grubbing yuppies, in the 80's. Lol!


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Friday March 28, 2014
Time: 10:19 AM

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Some field buyers really are working for themselves so when they tell you its not them "its the company" that sets the price they're lying. Know your buyer. If they try to cheat you sell somewhere else. Some buyers are actually affluent non-mushroom people. Theyre not poor saps and never were pickers. In other words they are investing just like they would in anything else, and looking for a return on their money.


User_Name: Mad morel
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 11:22 PM

Messages

If you happen to see my posting late at night don't think that I'am not out picking becauce I'am and I do post what I pick that day with photos on face book. Augustmoon1788@facebook.com


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 11:08 PM

Messages

Ron, I find my mushrooms at Fred Meters and safeway.


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 11:01 PM

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Woody, Just li ke to say to you, Welcome home brother and thank you for your service..........Augustmoon1788


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 08:32 PM

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No Chuck, I'm not here to give out personal information to people trying to scam online. I'm not looking to be the next prince of Nigeria either. If you want to know who I am, ask matsiman or any of the people he has given admin privileges to. This board reads like a sad long running joke. I guess $65 a dried pound is the new punch line.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 08:10 PM

Messages

Michonne, I see you are the person to bring dried Morels to in August. Can you post contact info for us all seeing you aren't all talk....


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:55 PM

Messages

My email is rancostone@yahoo.ca Or you can get ahold of me at 250-589-4749


User_Name: Michonne
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:40 PM

Messages

Anybody offering less than three digits for a pound of quality dried morels is either pulling your leg or trying to scam you. Especially this year. In fact $100 a pound is so low, that I doubt anyone would actually offer that price face to face. Unless they bought you a helicopter ride, and truly did pay for everything


User_Name: threefeathers
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:39 PM

Messages

I might be able to show you the ropes. I have picked for many years what is your contact info


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:02 PM

Messages

I am not afraid of bugs or hard work. Any body that gets to know me knows me as a go getter and a team player. I pick mushrooms here on vancouver island for myself and just enjoy getting in the woods and finding them. I am not fooling myself to think its easy I know it's not. But like anything else if someone dosent show you something and your not humble enuf to learn your not going to know much. I just would like to try picking somewhere for a bit and was looking for somebody that might want a partner in bc for a trip.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 03:59 PM

Messages

Hey Fwb; I like that, "a pack of morel wolves" I know how this is gonna sound, like one of the old guy "back in the day" stories but I really did used to belong to a pack of morel wolves, and boy did we have the woods all to ourselves. No buyers then and you really had to know your shrooms, no books really or internet to guide you. One bad mushroom and you could be in for a hard trip or worse! Aminatas were risky....Lol.. It started in the early 70's and we dried them and sold them at Saturday markets and country fairs, along with all kinds of crafty things we made, a lot of us were very crafty when we were young. Lots of good art and music came from our time as you probably already know. As well as some not so good. We made ok money doing it too, not lots but we had what we needed. That was back in the Hippy days of 1972 -1976 We though it would be cool to live off the land and we found out how much work it really was. We grew good weed, had a huge veggie garden, canned and dried all kinds of foods, traded with the neighbors for beef and other stuff. Looking back it was a good time, a happy time. Then more kids came along and we needed more money than we could get so I broke down and went crawling back to the family business. Boy I hated that but we had a lot more money. Anyway, just another story. There's a lot you wouldn't know about us looking at us now as old folks, but we were really "the shit" once upon a time. I know it sounds corny now but we've stayed true to that creed over the years while many others sold out to the system and bought into the rat race life.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 03:49 PM

Messages

If I was a mushroom buyer I would be putting up a lot of my own cash or investors money with financial risk. There is a fair price and there are too many shitty pickers who pick and expect the buyer to pay for everything. I will likely be interested in buying quality dried this year for sixty five/seventy dollars a pound in August. chuckwpearson@yahoo.com


User_Name: ALL THAT...(AND A BAG O CHIPS)
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 02:54 PM

Messages

If I was a mushroom field buyer I'd know just how to get people to sell me they're mushrooms. I'd be nice and friendly and respectful and considerate and pay fair prices. I wouldn't try to bs them or tell wild stories about why I pay so cheap. Then people would sell me the mushrooms. Then I'd make money too. I would never let personal issues or opinion get in the way of good business. Whats so hard about that?


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 02:35 PM

Messages

Hey dudes that's how I got the nickname Iron Mike. Three years in a row I competed in Hawaii. But that was a while ago and these days I go after mushrooms at my own pace. We'll do alright, wifey and me. She was a marathon runner in her younger days and even in her early 40's is still pretty hardcore. We're taking vacation time to go get some morels. Might even sell a few on ebay and share some with friends and family too if they talk nice to us! LOL.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 12:53 PM

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Beautiful day in my little world. Just got back from my old man walk and boy are we getting close now, the teenagers are outside starting up the season of what everybody does when their teenagers......Omg They always try to act cool like their not doin nothing when you pass by them on the trails.....Lol. But we know whats up dont we? In fact in my case, that's how I ended up with my first wife who I thought was just gonna be a practice girlfriend. More loll-ing. We used to go to Washington park at night cause her dad would have killed me if he knew. I told her the bats buzzing all around us at night were night birds. lol. Like there was such a thing! Boy girls were dumb then! Anyhow here dad got wind and she became my wife. WOOPSIE! Then when I got back from nam she decided she wanted to be somebody elses wife. Oh well, we got two really good kids out of the deal. I see the iron man tri-athlete gang is ready roll. Haha. You go dudes maybe well cross paths at a watering hole someplace. Best of luck to all the other hardcores as well. And everybody else too!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:56 AM

Messages

I don't mind telling ppl where to find mush on the internetz. And they usually find a few... While I'm in the next county cleaning house. Give ppl what they want. lol


User_Name: Ron
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:30 AM

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Lol is right! Who'S anybody, really? Anonomous posters passing the time chatting back and forth. That's it. Anybody who claims to be in possession of important information and wants to share it will come right out. They want you to know who they are. Why wouldn't they? Otherwise people claiming to help others find mushrooms are most likely just fishing for info themselves. Don't tell anybody where you finding your mushrooms in any public forum. OR very likely by the next day a crew of pros will be there and clean it out. KEEP YOU MOUTH SHUT ABOUT SPECIFIC PLACES WHERE YOUR FINDING MUSHROOMS!!!!!!


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 07:09 AM

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Yeah, You never get any info you can actually use if your waiting for someone to drop you a line on a message board. Hey mtn morels the 80's called and they want they're analysis model back. Lol.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:54 AM

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Wow, somebody has issues. Pretty soon we'll all know who's out getting the morels and who isn't because the ones who aren't will be sitting around posting messages and fishing for information on the boards.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:50 AM

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Fwb, don't worry about it. It's above your pay grade. You are just figuring out that the internet is not the best place to get you picking info. Baby steps. lol


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:42 AM

Messages

Nothing you just said makes any sense. None. High priced driers? Compared to what? Nonsense!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:38 AM

Messages

I may be wrong but I don't think we will see high prices like last year. It looked like somebody had a tough time unloading all those hi priced driers over the winter and fires are more spread out this year instead of everybody in one place scrambling to find space with their big egos getting in the way.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Thursday March 27, 2014
Time: 06:31 AM

Messages

Unless your harvesting mushrooms where there is a good pop happening or your in contact with someone who is you probably wont hear a thing about it till it's well under way or over. Waiting for somebody else, random people on chat boards etc..to drop you the news that its time to go here or there is just not good because you'll always be late to the party. For most people that means nothing left for them because the pros have already systematically cleaned out the best area and that doesn't take long. At best then you have to wait for another pop and get what you can before a pack of morel wolves hits again. That's why there is so much fishing for information on the internet.


User_Name: john
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 09:30 PM

Messages

Have been a logger and it's true most people think it's easy but not true the bugs can eat u alive and the wind fallen trees


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 07:51 PM

Messages

Trust me you will have earned what you pick. This isn't for everyone. I have seen people freak out after seeing bears, too many mosquitoes, getting lost, getting hurt. If one isn't comfortable spending a night or two alone with only the wild you're not meant to do a hard core fly in into the Yukon. Just words of caution.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:59 PM

Messages

Be willing to give a percentage of my earnings for someone to show me the ropes.


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:42 PM

Messages

I live in bc. I have lots of energy and would like to go picking. Would like go picking this spring.


User_Name: Chuckinwaiting
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:32 PM

Messages

I know Randy aka Morel King very well and have never heard of the likes of Cookie or Rover. I have had several 100 pound plus days of Morel picking (225 lbs on my best three trip day)because I went out with Randy and learned everything he was willing to teach. Dissing "The Man" only shows how little you know about picking. If you have the time and ambition you can make damn good money with Randy. if you have any questions as to my identity call me. 780 974 4940 Damn long winter.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 05:23 PM

Messages

I see some heavy rain coming to u-know-where....could this be a "perfect storm" for morels? Hey Cookie -- Your a hard man. You know that right?


User_Name: rancostone
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 04:54 PM

Messages

I would like to go picking morels. Are there any opportunities to team up.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 04:31 PM

Messages

Plenty of rain. Snow down low also and cold where it matters so needs to warm up some I think. I dotn think it's quite time yet but soon hang in there everybody. Pretty soon we'll all be stuffed full of morels and sick of them at least for a day or two. Lol!


User_Name: Dottie
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 04:25 PM

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Well I still need one or maybe too. The rain has started where I need it so Im not freaking out so much but it's easier for me to sell to a field buyer than ebay or craigslist. It's too far from down here to deliver small quantities to say Portland. As long as their fair with me I don't mind selling to one. But we're a two horse outfit me and the old man.


User_Name: Cookie Monsterz
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 03:43 PM

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For one thing the buyers I knew and dealt with when I was young and tender in this game are all gone now, died or retired. Whats left is a different breed. Often they're greedy and disrespectful, abusive, and cheap. No respect for the pickers, treating them like their personal property or worse. Not all are that way but enough that I wouldn't have them or their kind around let alone sell my mushrooms to them. Looking back now, the coming of the internet in every home was really the beginning of the end of the old business model for selling, where you used to almost have to get hooked with a field buyer.


User_Name: Cookie Monsterz
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 03:32 PM

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I bet half of the mushrooms that leave a burn do so by some other mode of transpo than a field buyers truck. I cant tell you how many stuffed full pick up and van loads of morels we've picked and hauled off burns in the last 10 yrs, of and on. We only do good burns in good seasons though. Just drivin' right past the field buyer with that big ol smile feels so right..


User_Name: Good to go
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 01:36 PM

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Hey kingmorel.... Awesome season right back at you. You must be getting old cause there was a time you would not have kept your cool when talked down to, affronted.... Etc. you stated the facts. You know i can outpick you now lol see you in the patch or if you come back into Terrace.


User_Name: Hung Seng
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 01:27 PM

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I miss the survey? Oh mg! I have two fish head and one rice for my meal. Then good to go!


User_Name: Ron
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 09:58 AM

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What if you were the person who was providing the capital for investment in a morel mushroom buying endeavor? I'd throw that dude out on his keester so fast it would make his heard spin. Why? Because he's bad for my money that's why.


User_Name: Sam I Am
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 08:49 AM

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I'd just like to say that After the bizarre rant we just saw here over the last two days and how some buyers talk about other people and treat them, I would never sell mushrooms to or deal with these kind of people under any circumstances. I see now very clearly why my professional friends don't either.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 08:07 AM

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Hay everyone thanks for participating in my survey! I kinda like the bloody mary/puff one but think that will be lunch, not breakfast.


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 07:24 AM

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Yes the one thing we can count on is there is never a for sure in this bizz... supply and demand..... Right now we have aggressive demand and little supply.... Has anybody seen anything to quench demand? Last yr with the miswest having a bumper natural flush we all expected prices to fall but that never happened. With all the fires up north buyers better have very deep pockets... Either way i hope EVERYONE has a awesome season


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 06:28 AM

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I hear ya. People are going around saying 70 is the new 40 or 60 is the new 40 but that isn't so and we all know it. I've lived another 45 years longer than some of my buds who didn't come back from nam and the person I was when went there never came back. But one thing I do know is after a while I was a better person athen I was before and have never spent a day since feeling sorry for myself. Go look for some mushrooms and feel better about life and other people.


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 03:06 AM

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I wouldn't count on pricing being the same this year for dried morels... unless you have a contract


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2014
Time: 12:29 AM

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Boletus joe.... Im in kitwanga for another week or more... Will be in CR by the 8th... Still have a place back east but will prob move back to the island late fall... Yes the season up north should prove very interesting with such high prices..... Too bad you cant make it....


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:45 PM

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Andy And the golden finger


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:32 PM

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What you take to be called an old man someone with knowledge experience wisdom or someone that's just so old that they fart dust are someone that's a couch potato that's too fat and lazy to get out there and do it himself. I don't need to stick up for Randy Randy I know Randy can take care of himself so can Randy with that golden finger


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:07 PM

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I like to believe I'm not old Just older And some are wiser. Randy are you farting dust yet if you are getting your old but that's not what I hear about you you're one tough cookie and you know your stuff we've been friends on this board for many years now and a new person comes on here and thinks you're just one of them Joe has a lot to learn. its obvious they don't know much about you and what you know. I do believe it's not how old you are is what you can do and have some young whippersnapper thinks he can out do you let's let him try. if they can go into a fire 12 miles round trip and carry out 70 pounds in three trips then I'll take my hat off to them but I don't think they can you've been an icon on this site for quite a few years even though you're not on it everyday you're out working the field more than I can say for those who are on here daily bitchin I like to join you if I can my offer still stands if I can do so put it together would you be game for it remember its reality keep that finger on the trigger and E you're not old either and John glad to see you back on the board give me a ring a ding if you got time made her mad Morello


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:00 PM

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I like to believe I'm not old Just older And some are wiser. Randy are you farting dust yet if you are getting your old but that's not what I hear about you you're one tough cookie and you know your stuff we've been friends on this board for many years now and a new person comes on here and thinks you're just one of them Joe has a lot to learn. its obvious Slipknot been on here very long


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:37 PM

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Vern.... I dont want those pickers on my team... They are just trouble..... Lots of pickers out there with the right attitude to do well.... But ty anyways. What you dont understand is some of the posters are not who they seem to be.... In other words they are buyers or pickers for other those buyers... Just causing BS


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:37 PM

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Vern.... I dont want those pickers on my team... They are just trouble..... Lots of pickers out there with the right attitude to do well.... But ty anyways. What you dont understand is some of the posters are not who they seem to be.... In other words they are buyers or pickers for other those buyers... Just causing BS


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 05:47 PM

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Hey I mention this every season but you other geezers be sure to let somebody know where your going in case you get tangled up somehow. That way they can find you. I don't get lost, but who knows, I might keel over. Lol!!


User_Name: Vern
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 05:43 PM

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Is it time to go yet? People are getting antsy....My wife is getting tired of me hangin around. She always likes me better after I come home after a day or two in the wilds. I cant stand to sit and wait for anything and we've been waiting all winter! There. Another old guy bitchin. Hey it's none of my business there mr kingsmorel but it don't seem to me like your helping your case any here talking trash about the very people you need to get your mushrooms for you...And the ones you will (hopefully) make all your money off. Bad for business I say. hey I'd take a hot young lady mushroom hunting too, if I was 30 years younger, but I aint got as much steam as I used to, different phase of life now you know.


User_Name: olivi
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 02:28 PM

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Round trip flight -Vancouver, Whitehorse 340.00 cd


User_Name: rover
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 01:12 PM

Messages

check out law of the Yukon a poem by Robert service he has some great stuff on the Yukon.


User_Name: Sugarbaby
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:51 AM

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Kim your awesome i love you and thanks! tell nick i'll be there.


User_Name: some picker
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 11:28 AM

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real pickers would give their best patches to the elderly out of respect.


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 10:56 AM

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Kim, Boy are you right. Being old and beat up isn't fun. Happy picking to those of all ages. Matsiman


User_Name: Jack
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 10:36 AM

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Ya I get old dudes don't like being old but what are you gonna do. One here just whines continuously omg shut the hell up already.


User_Name: frederick
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:38 AM

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oldtimers and youndsters being in my prime can pack 90 lbs for km,s through windfall rivers devils gorges lol most of ya should aviod carmacks since 20 of us terrace picks are gona clean the front then the middle from inside the burn just like the old days lol


User_Name: Woody
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 09:14 AM

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Everybody better respect each other. Including the people who support our "old folks world" and fight our wars and pay our social security and care for us now and when we are at the end of life. And yes pick our mushrooms. We sure as hell cant do it ourselves anymore. LOL. You do know the libertarians want to get rid of social security and the young are still supporting it. Don't piss them off too much...Just sayin.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:56 AM

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Hello Randy.... are you still out east, or are you back in C.R. Sounds like you have heard the Yukon call again. I would really love to go back that way again this spring. But life seems to have other plans.... Well I can dream. Looks like it is shaping up to be one hell of a year up there, fire wise and market wise. -------- What is all this 'ol guy shit. Your as old as you feel. and when you can't feel any more then you old. Sure miss Haida Gwaii, had some fun times up there. and of course the Yukon, only went the one time, but it really left a mark on me.... My Dad was up there in 1951 and he never stopped talking about it..... that was before paved roads and jet planes...... Yes a bit of respect for us old farts....lol. Andy maybe you could create another page..... for the yung'uns.....


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:48 AM

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Slow down a little. The Term "Pup" is not disrespect. It simply means young, energetic and eager to live life. Wish I knew what I know now and was a "Pup". As far as "Nutty Old Folk", I respected my family elders and never thought of them as nutty. Be cool people, I may be old, but I can still use my finger on the delete button. LOL!!


User_Name: Kim
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:29 AM

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Wow a lot went on around here yesterday didn't it. Missunderestimated; As far as what I eat for breakfast while I'm out mushroom hunting it's a whatever I got kind of deal. I always pack healthy yummy stuff but honestly isn't even a cup of top ramen just delicious when you've been hiking for miles and miles? Scrapping dudes: Old guys, they're SO CUTE when they're mad! Younger dudes don't be too tough on em they're not liking being old at all !


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:27 AM

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Thanks garf; Woody, mushrooms are #1 in keeping my attention but then I have the mine to worry about. Iíve kept the placer to prevent spoilage of virgin areas and only played in ones previously raped by the old timers. My protection needs to be passed down to the younger generation.


User_Name: Kim
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 08:09 AM

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Hey Sugarbaby! whats up girl? So you wanna try for the mushrooms huh? Ok I'll point you in the right direction and you can do the rest. My friend Nick will be at the Pine Tavern downtown wed nite for 5.00 burger nite in the lounge. Around 7 ish....I told him about a girl in bend that wants to go mushroom hunting. He's down, probably. Anyways you guys can talk and if you wanna come by my place later that's cool too. Nick is a straight up good dude and cool. The pine Tavern is a tiny place, if you've never been there and you'll know Nick as soon as you see him. He stands out in any room. See ya soon!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:47 AM

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As an old guy myself, You other old guys should have a little more respect for the people we depend on. The whole country depends on them. Not just to pick mushrooms but everything. You doctor is probably a young pup.


User_Name: Jack
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:42 AM

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Well this kind of drivel is sure to win friends and influence people. Or not. Ya I'm a young dude and looking to pick and sell my morels to somebody that sounds and acts like this. Not.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:36 AM

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Hey Andy.... nice to see you still have the board going..... no probs with these pups... im still in better shape, can still out pick and out pack most of them....... for me whats sad is they are really afraid of competition. Comments show they have little to no knowledge of the north and that they are unprepared to succeed north of 60.... their biggest deficit is their own attitude. Weather plays a small role compared to southern burns.... in fact if it gets dry then the dry ratio goes down... that would boost the grey fire morels and higher field prices.... Hope all is well with you.


User_Name: Jack
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 06:30 AM

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Hey old dudes: I Remember when I was very young my parents and pretty much everybody their age acting like their parents generation were nutty old folks. It's no different now. Except my parents are the old ones now. I mean get real, you didn't think you'd get out without having your turn being the nutty old folks did you?


User_Name: Matsiman
Date: Tuesday March 25, 2014
Time: 02:56 AM

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Hey Randy, Good to hear from ya. Yep seams like there is always somebody waiting to ambush here. "Old Timer", I'm proud to be one. Those "Pups" still have to go through what we did. Funny how you see things differently with age and experience. I was taught to respect my elders. Guess young folk aren't taught respect anymore. 30 years experience in the Yukon is an excellent source of information. Let the "Pups" bark. You can do the howling with full baskets this summer. Later, Matsiman


User_Name: garf
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 09:45 PM

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guess its a matter of who shows on the morel picking ,,, my idea is if a person isn't working at the time , is adventurous and isn't scared of hard hikes and tough pack outs then could make a little coin . To get up there and back is say 500 - 800 so theres a few days picking , then expenses while there , which isn't going to be cheap. i need to do it i think ... get in shape lol hey Vern you mentioned tri-flex ? is that stuff good for a person who has had a few injuries and is sore most mornings (and most nights) now ... hey Lobo a shout out to you ... great to see you on here and your gal has given us a few updates .... get better ...


User_Name: Sugarbaby
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 08:43 PM

Messages

Hello, Anybody in the central Or area want to take a willing and able young lady mushroom hunting for the first time. I wont let you down!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 08:03 PM

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I can see some tightwad banking on a record season and then have it not happen that way. We just saw that last year and by the time the buyers woke up it was over.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:58 PM

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Maybe a guy could pull in some mushroom pickers off the mining crews working up there. I'd rather pick mushrooms than mine for gold.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:21 PM

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In any argument I usually side with whoever screams the loudest and most, or screams last. That's how I tell who's right. "Cut that f'n baby in half and gimme my half said one mother, no said the other" ! Inside joke.


User_Name: Ben Bizzy
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:14 PM

Messages

Oh a survey! Ok, I usually have box lunch for breakfast when I'm camped on a burn........


User_Name: Lobo
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:09 PM

Messages

Well said Randy, wish I had taken advantage of your past offers but the gold mine took too much time and now with the stroke time will tell. If you get down this way in the desert country next winter, stop in.


User_Name: Ben Bizzy
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:08 PM

Messages

Ok I was kinda getting on one side here until.......even the weather doesn't matter because I Said. Omg


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:25 PM

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ok im done..... lol got to get back to work. All you young pups try to catch some smarts and quit being retarded.... high prices with lots of burns means awesome season good weather or not. FACT: for the last 30 yrs that's how it is in the Yukon....


User_Name: curious
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:19 PM

Messages

The board is hot once again!! lol


User_Name: chocolatelily
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:16 PM

Messages

Speaking of grannies, im one now and looking to get back in the patch to make some money, sounds like the perfect time.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:12 PM

Messages

what is with this old timer shit..... rotflmao.... im not even wound up yet... if you knew me you would know that..... stick around awhile and ill show you puppies wound up......


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:05 PM

Messages

lol Pineking..... lol you bet... somebody needs to call such negative bullshit that's being spread on here.... and you know as I do that they plan to be in the Yukon to pick........ lots of fires for everyone this yr. Im a picker first so I will always do what I can for pickers... Vancouver sets the prices not the field buyers but im hearing we will have record high prices and I can believe that after last yr.... nice to see you still around...


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:01 PM

Messages

Easy there old timer.....don't get your self all twisted and end up in the happy hunting grounds over a little spat!


User_Name: Pineking
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:57 PM

Messages

rofl...sounds like you`re warming things up here Randy...Good for you...lol


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:57 PM

Messages

Ron have you ever picked in the Yukon or Alaska? Do you know about permafrost melt? Weather plays a much bigger role south of 60 but not as much in the Yukon... that's why most pros will be in the Yukon this season..... love Mexican food btw...


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:53 PM

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https://www.facebook.com/MarchandRandy


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:50 PM

Messages

Oh geez I forgot; I like any kind of Mexican food for breakfast when I'm camped out mushroom hunting and I make the best! Often it's leftover from the night before.


User_Name: Ron
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:48 PM

Messages

Wow that was a mouthful. I guess he disagrees with a couple people huh! One thing I know is mushroom buyers are eternal optimists and forever predicting a fantastic season and pickers - be sure to bring your mushrooms to them and, ALL buyers are that way. But of course the weather (nature) decides what kind of season anybody, anywhere will have, not the buyers.


User_Name: kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 05:25 PM

Messages

A 70 yr old granny could pick two buckets of morels on a Yukon burn roadside..... that's about 30 lbs...at todays prices that's over 300 bucks.... many of the pickers ive helped in the past out pick many pros.... its about knowhow and where to pick.... maybe ROVER is afraid a GRANNY will show him up.... nevermind youngsters that are full of get up and go...Don't let a dim witted negative self serving picker who thinks he is a pro fill you full of doubt. Over the years the average picker on a burn picks between 35 to 70 lbs ($420-$840) many will have weeks of over 100lb days which translates to over a grand a day... Lifestyle was mentioned... camping out in the Yukon for about 8 weeks is hard to beat... good times around the campfire and buying stations.... Even ROVER admits that.


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 04:28 PM

Messages

Kingmorel@hotmail.com..... Yup lots of ladies man up better than some that spout negativity on this board..... That has not changed since Andy started this board. Its been over ten yrs since we had so many pickable fires in very good producing areas in the Yukon..... Dont listen to the poo poo artists.... They are just trying to keep everything for themselves.... Sad


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 04:20 PM

Messages

Rover i could care less what you like... Ive helped thousands of new pickers over the years.... They are now pro pickers!!! Those that message me will get the info they need.... So save your BS for those that deserve it... Ive had to help many that were left on the river and elsewhere by Joe and his buyers so do your homework before you decide to start preaching. Personaly i think you are afraid of the compitition.... Shame on you! Either way say whatever im done responding to such nonsense.


User_Name: Sugarbaby
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 02:43 PM

Messages

I want to go mushroom hunting! I'm a 26 yo female and in fabulous condition. I'm a dancer and live in Bend and have been an outdoor girl my whole life but have never been mushroom hunting and don't know anybody around here that does it. Is there anybody in my neck of the words into this?


User_Name: Rover
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 02:38 PM

Messages

King Morel I'm to young to retire and love the lifestyle .just don't like buyers advertising for pickers and bringing in a bunch of ill prepared rookies who are led to believe they are going to make it rich.You should have enough pro pickers to sell to ya if you are paying competitive prices .Pro's will find out what others are paying and keep your company honest .Some companies like the secluded picks so they don't have to coin up to what other companies with competition are paying King morel with all your expertise you know that's a fact.We all work hard picking and everyone deserves top dollar


User_Name: Vern
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 11:48 AM

Messages

When it comes to food for breakfast while mushroom hunting mine have changed over the years. I used to think bacon and eggs was good but then learned the fat is bad as well as loads you up with the wrong thing. So I started eating sandwiches on whole wheat bread. Real ingredients, not that lunch meat kind of crap, roast beek, chicken etc is good. Also taking the GNC Vitapak Mens vitamins as well as Tri-Flex. I'm always just trying to hang for one more season, Lol. !


User_Name: chocolatelily
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 11:28 AM

Messages

Kingmorel I guess I should rephrase my message how or where can I message you privately. I have been out of the patch for many years and dont have any contact information from anyone


User_Name: chocolatelily
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 11:01 AM

Messages

I like your ad kingmorel, good timing to i am looking to get back in the patch. You said to contact you personally but not how or where.


User_Name: Fwb
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 10:01 AM

Messages

I hope people don't go all in on pie-in-the-sky tales of morels in the Yukon this year. For me leftover spaghetti or chili spagetti with whole wheat noodles of course but not every day. Load up on complex carbs! Not fat or sugar!


User_Name: mtn morels
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 09:14 AM

Messages

looks like it's going to be a good morel year... on this msg board. haha. most of you will never find the mother patch... lol


User_Name: Jack
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 09:07 AM

Messages

For breakfast one cup of coffee. Then a bloody mary and a puff, one of each.. Then I take a break about 10ish and eat bean and cheese burritos or pb and j sandwiches.


User_Name: Iron Mike
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 08:03 AM

Messages

When I'm camping out and mushrooming Oatmeal is good for me too but also Bobs Red Mill in any flavor. The one with corn aint my fav though.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 07:33 AM

Messages

Hey Dudes, You better know chicks can man up too! I'm curious about something - What does everybody else eat when for breakfast when heading out for another hard day in the musroom patch? I've found Oatmeal with bananas is best for sustained energy. Anybody else?


User_Name: Ben Bizzy
Date: Monday March 24, 2014
Time: 06:58 AM

Messages

Ha old guys all nostalgic about back in the day and stuff.......Go make some tea and get back in your chair and watch movies. Leave today to the ones who can man up.


User_Name: garf
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 10:36 PM

Messages

don't see why a little optimism is met with so many not believing.. i am not sure what kinda morel picker i could be but sure as heck won't let someone tell me i can't do it because i know the way to do it.. its called steady as she goes ...getting there is the main part ... then as long as the limbs are willing bla bla bla ..one way to find out .. you gotta be there ... most won't and if i am working on rails by that time i probably won't either ... but never say never ... cheers ...


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 09:42 PM

Messages

Boletus joe.... Hey ya ol bugger... You still hang out here? You pickn this yr bud?


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 09:31 PM

Messages

Bla bla bla you dont know jack...... There has been lots of very good old pickers, smoking pickers, and fat pickers..... Im 60 and can still pack 100 lb packs.... Its the grit and knowledge that counts...but you go ahead and believe whatever you want... Thats your right.... While your laughing ill be leaving you a field of stems


User_Name: Jack
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:52 PM

Messages

Couch potatoes, old people, smokers, very overweight people etc.. cannot "man up" as you put it. If you haven't trained for this sort of thing your toast. Period. Promises of big money again....LOLing some more.


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:49 PM

Messages

Not all lie, not all cheat, not all are unfair. Prices stayed high in Canada last yr as there is a world shortage. Its not all about price... If you are into volume then you do well.... Its all about how much cash you put in your pocket at the end of the day. If you are not coining up then this job is not for you.


User_Name: Jack
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:46 PM

Messages

Sounds like belligerent old man noise to me. Lol


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:41 PM

Messages

As to melting morels.... If you keep morels in baskets or buckets with ventilation they will be fine..... We will buy them daily. Ive been working with morels for 50 yrs and i must say im surprised at the negativity expressed with these high prices. The Yukon is yr after yr a top producer as conditions favour morels....there is 5 fires with fairy easy access. Mosquitos..... They dont stop A real Canuck lol


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:40 PM

Messages

As to melting morels.... If you keep morels in baskets or buckets with ventilation they will be fine..... We will buy them daily. Ive been working with morels for 50 yrs and i must say im surprised at the negativity expressed with these high prices. The Yukon is yr after yr a top producer as conditions favour morels....there is 5 fires with fairy easy access. Mosquitos..... They dont stop A real Canuck lol


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 06:28 PM

Messages

Rover maybe you need to retire... Sounds like you cant hack it anymore..... Ive had river camps before where most made 3-400 a day at much less then $5/ lb.... Ive nvr bought mushrooms the resold in town. Its all about knowing where to pick and with prices at record Canadian rates most good pickers will pick 5 -10 5kg baskets (60_ 140 lbs.) once the crop is in full swing. Theres truth that this job is not for everyone... Its vry hard dirty work, but if you can MAN UP then you will coin up.


User_Name: Miss Underestimated
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 02:26 PM

Messages

Mad Morel! You sly old fox you, where ya headed for burns? Hmmm?


User_Name: mad morel
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 02:22 PM

Messages

If you won't to really learn from the best on picking fire burn morels then give the Kingmorel a shot he is the best and you best be ready to work hard and long hours. Mad Morel


User_Name: Just say mo
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 10:39 AM

Messages

Oh did I mention the CLOUDS of mosquitos that will eat you alive? Or that morels must be kept cold or the actually kind of melt and are ruined before long?


User_Name: Just say mo!
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 10:35 AM

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Indeed, there are many variables everywhere this spring. No matter where you go your gonna work. if you unaccustomed to that your toast before you even get started. Btw most people have no idea what hard work and long hours spent doing it is. Professionals in this game who are in top shape mentally and physically are drained and exhausted by the end of a run. And your gonna haul your couch lovin, overweight, junk food eating, cigarette smoking, self out there and compete? Hardly. Don't be pulled in by the sirens song of big money or tall tales by self interested promoters pushing this idea. Most people are as unprepared as you can be no matter how "awesome" they think they are!


User_Name: rover
Date: Sunday March 23, 2014
Time: 09:45 AM

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king morel can you guarantee mother nature will cooperate with this record setting year lol.Will weather be right did the fires burn correctly and what percentage of the burn will produce.Once pickers are in on the fly in and or boat show will you pay competitive prices as one year you didn't paid 5$ a LB on the river then took them to town and sold for 8 to 11 Lb.Just saying rookies may be better off doing there own thing.This business has no monetary guarentees sometimes you get lots sometimes you don't .High overhead getting to the Yukon make sure you are financially prepared


User_Name: Jack
Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Time: 10:47 PM

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Go look at the weather forecast. Maybe we all need to be realistic


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Time: 10:05 PM

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Nice to see some old names still active.... Howdy all


User_Name: Kingmorel
Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Time: 09:58 PM

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Pickers needed for Yukon morel pick... When you pick for and with the best you make more. This will be the year we set records.... I have the experience and knowledge to help you have the season of your life....Will only respond to private messages..... Kingmorel


User_Name: Jack Stone
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 02:36 PM

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I get a kick out of the people who wanna spread some rumor or story around as fact. When asked about specifics or detailed information they just crawl away. Probly faux news watchers, so that's where they learned it. lol.


User_Name: Teaser
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 01:52 PM

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Who is nancy regan? I was going to take my vacation to try and go mushrooming but maybe I better not waste it like that if it's gonna be a bad year.


User_Name: Dottie
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 08:03 AM

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Oh my god! I just went and looked at the nws weather forecast and if it holds true all of southern Oregon is just going to dry up. OMG !!!!!!!!!! This couldn't be worse.


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 07:02 AM

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Great but we're going to need a name or phone number of a buyer, not obscure non-specific claims.


User_Name: JUSTsayNO
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 06:54 AM

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Same neighborhood, southern Oregon. 18 for conicas, 22 on blondes. The three main buyers in this area usually price fix on a local level. If you remember the price dumped from $18 to $10 and $12 overnight last year, well it was still at 18 or above just about everywhere else in the nw. Pretty greedy, Considering restaurants will pay upwards of $60 for early season morels. Best thing to do is take them to market yourself, then you can make the big bucks too!! Or you can pool your mushrooms with other pickers and drive them to cottage grove. The big buyer up there is almost always paying a fairer price. Remember, Nancy Reagan say's JUST SAY NO TO UNFAIR MUSHROOM PRICES!!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 06:51 AM

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I think that's a great idea but please post buyers name or at least the location. We cant drive all over Grants Pass looking for them. Dottie: There is some rain coming so hang in there we're not going to dry up yet!


User_Name: olivi
Date: Thursday March 20, 2014
Time: 05:43 AM

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Hello, I have an idea. All pickers let's post our sold price from buyers,this morel season. Just like the gas prices are constantly posted on line. As much as you wish to post. Not how much you made, just the price, location, and buyer if you want.. it might help.... sold Tuesday grants pass, logging shrooms,18.00 per pound.


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 12:12 PM

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In every other industry I can think of those in the business make their buy price and their sell price known. Precious metals, etc...we pay this for this and we sell this for this...not mushrooms. It seems like they don't want the two worlds getting together. only one outfit I see in Canada last fall buying matsis had both their buy and sell for prices listed. The sneaks who want the big bucks when their selling are also the ones who don't want anybody to know how little they pay. Just think of a mushroom business that advertised we buy for 8.00 and sell for 18.00! How honest and open and refreshing that would be! Instead they sneak and pay 8.00 and try to get 38.00, like nobody will notice. LOL!


User_Name: Old timer
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 12:02 PM

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Long time bC pine and morel picker, and am looking to confirm where to pick this year. I will be picking pines at my family patches in the Nass, but wondering where the buyers for morels are this year. Anyone see the ad posting on Craigslist for pickers in the Yukon. Offering a whopping 10 bucks an hour for slogging all day. Pacific Rim Mushrooms.


User_Name: Dottie
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 10:51 AM

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It's drying up all over the place. I'm starting to freak out a little bit. Can somebody please talk me down?


User_Name: pineking
Date: Wednesday March 19, 2014
Time: 09:50 AM

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@Kim I totally agree...I have been picking since 1983, and let me tell you, i have seen the best...and the worst this industry has to offer. Most non shroom pickers don`t know where to go to get them, that is the problem. If we can get the news out where the buying stations are, then people can show up and get what they want fresh, at a reasonable price, and that keeps everyone happy. Well...except the ones that bitch about everything. If you want people to buy from you at a good price...tell them where they can go to find you...simple.


User_Name: KIM
Date: Tuesday March 18, 2014
Time: 03:15 PM

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PLEEZE!!! Buy only ethically harvested mushrooms this spring! BUY DIRECT from the people who harvest them and get better quality for a better price! Avoid those mushrooms being offered by companies that pay the people who pick the mushrooms slave wages and then mark them up 6-8 times what they paid for them! PLEEZE! Do right by your fellow man and hard working mushroom harvesters!


User_Name: Woody
Date: Monday March 17, 2014
Time: 12:16 PM

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Joe is pretty close here, but I would add that there is a certain satisfaction in living the "unconventional life" especially nowdays. While others grind away in a cube farm you live life on your terms and schedule, mostly anyway. Sometimes I lay around at the beach, other times I work my butt off THEN, afterwords I find out if I made any money or not. Mushrooms cant be your only gig either.


User_Name: Boletus Joe
Date: Monday March 17, 2014
Time: 11:56 AM

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Well Brookie..... You must be new to this game. There are no guarantees in this game. Prices can be anything from $3 to $8. But if you are going to pick shrooms, you must learn to live life on the edge. Go because it is fun, and an adventure, and you see new territory. Learn from YOUR experience. Not to many here will hold your hand. But if you are willing to do your home work, you will find a lot of clews here. Make it a holiday, save some money for gas etc. Be prepared to get dirty, be prepared to work hard, put in long hours. Perhaps move a number of times.... be disappointed .... and then (maybe) after of all this hard work and toil you might find a nice little hot spot all for yourself. And after it is all over and you are home safe in your bed.... or maybe when you are on the beach laying in the sun because you made a pile of money, well then you can question weather it was all worth it.... Good luck. BTW --- I have been waiting for over 40 years to make enough for the beach thing...lol


User_Name: Brookie Reed
Date: Sunday March 16, 2014
Time: 10:13 AM

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Hi I was wondering if anyone knows how much that morel mushrooms are selling for per pound this year.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Saturday March 15, 2014
Time: 08:35 PM

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hey wild side, yes, that is exactly the way to treat them. I might also have id'd them wrong, the first time, years ago, when they might have been birch boletes in reality. The true scaber-stalk I had a couple years ago and again last year, was from a very different zone. I also find that drying and reconstituting makes a real difference - makes them more edible somehow. :) YUM! (totally loving all the preserved shrooms from last year still, and will be till the fall this year, at least!) Cheers


User_Name: Shiningdawn
Date: Saturday March 15, 2014
Time: 06:56 AM

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Picking \ Selling Prices per. pound. Picking Eastern and Northern Ontario small and large orders Contact email: tamarackgoldcore@yahoo.ca


User_Name: Scruff
Date: Sunday March 09, 2014
Time: 09:57 AM

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Good to hear that the rain is knocking the snow down. Looking forward to driving up to my cabin in the Pine Mushroom forests behind you Garf and start preparations for the upcoming season. Just wondering what my new spots are going to look like this year. Sounds like you are doing well Garf. Scruff


User_Name: garf
Date: Saturday March 08, 2014
Time: 08:46 PM

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Hi all ...hope all are doing well and are starting to get excited for mushrooms...hard to here as we have two feet of snow and its been raining hard for two days now...in other words its a sloggy mess...holed up and get out with the dogs for walks ...just got back from maui so its a big difference even tho we had more rain there than usual...I am sure glad to hear Lobo is home and that should really help in his recovery...home is where the heart is .. keep up the good work Lobo and prove them wrong...i sure hope i am able to have a good year of picking this year and years to come ...i cherish the time in the woods and the older i get the more i enjoy it.... can only try and some of the spots i went to last year proved that i can still do it but just a tad slower is all ...no others go there anyhow so no rush...cheers and full buckets....and good health


User_Name: Lobo's Wife
Date: Saturday March 08, 2014
Time: 06:18 PM

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I placed another update today regarding Lobo on the Mad Morel board. Lobo wishes the best to all who are still capable of fungi foraging.


User_Name: Steve from Oregon
Date: Thursday March 06, 2014
Time: 01:51 PM

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I personally don't see why they had to share their gold find info with anyone. I know plenty of coin dealers that would buy one or all no questions asked. Besides it was on their own property.


User_Name: chuck8888
Date: Wednesday March 05, 2014
Time: 07:03 PM

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I seen early morals from northern cali. start looking in those south facing logged units from last year ;-)


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 05, 2014
Time: 08:17 AM

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Sould read; They may LOOSE all of the coins to the govt, I had a lil typo there, as a result of barely any coffee yet this am.........


User_Name: Vern
Date: Wednesday March 05, 2014
Time: 08:15 AM

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Yahoo news reports the couple who found that gold coin stash may all of it to the govt. Boo Hoo, Lol. Allegedly, the coins belong to the San Francisco Mint and were stolen in a robbery in 1900. Omfg, this story goes from bad to really bad for the couple...........Kids, remember to keep your mouth shut about ANYTHING of any importance.......


User_Name: wild side
Date: Tuesday March 04, 2014
Time: 07:16 PM

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Scaper - red capped. harvest those yummies. we have those around here and they taste and look great in any dish. treat as you would porcini. happy trails/


User_Name: mikebrat
Date: Tuesday March 04, 2014
Time: 07:53 AM

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Awesome , thanks shroom kid


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday March 02, 2014
Time: 10:23 AM

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Hey teaser, when it comes to eating the scaber stalks, only eat a little bit at first. That goes for anything you are trying for the first time. Even the stuff that is said to be good for everyone - I know someone who cannot eat chanterelles. As for me and scabers, I had a bad case of GID and the runs when I ate three that I had sliced and fried up a decade ago, when I wasn't as careful. two years ago I tried a little again, and had no trouble. then later had a slightly larger amount, cutting up and frying a whole cap, and had it with the rest of my supper. no problem. turns out that one cap is usually good enough in a meal for one anyway, the flavour being as strong as it is. Good luck! and be sure of your ID.


User_Name: shroomkid
Date: Sunday March 02, 2014
Time: 10:16 AM

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Hey mikebrat, check this out: http://bcwildfire.ca/History/ good luck and full buckets.


User_Name: JDS
Date: Saturday March 01, 2014
Time: 08:36 AM

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Let's see now, someone finds cans of gold coins, gets rich instantly, and comes out $5 million to the good after taxes. I sure wouldn't mind being in that situation! I'm all for corporate loophoes being eliminated, but these people are damn lucky any way you look at it.


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