Looking to get into foraging? I have been getting more than just tasty meats from the wild over the last 5 years. Check out my foraging gear list on Guidefitter to see what gear I have found to work great in the field!
Pheasant season is off to a good start! I am so happy with my snake chaps from Blocker Outdoors. I walked passed several rattlesnakes and having those snake chaps can be a life saver out here in Eastern Montana. With them i can keep doing what i love without having to worry about crawling dinosaurs with poison daggers for teeth😁
Ever tried dehydrating wild mushrooms?
I have been doing it for a few years now but just tried chanterelles for the first time.
I had them dehydrating at 140 degrees F for about 6-8 hours. Larger mushrooms might take longer. They are done when they snap and break easily and don't have any flex.
Great way to preserve wild mushrooms for the winter season.
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Nice haul! I took a tip from a mushroom foraging book that it is better to sauté chanterelles in butter and then freeze cooked chanterelles in muffin tin. When ready for use, just pop out a muffin size portion and add to pan. I gave it a try, and it worked nicely. They don't seem to dehydrate as well as some other types. Too leathery. Glad to see someone else post shroom harvest.
Exploring the Western US for wild mushrooms? Don't miss out on the golden treasure of the forest: Chanterelle mushrooms!
Chanterelles are a delicacy sought after by foragers and chefs.
Look for the signature funnel-shaped cap with wavy edges and distinctive ridges running down the stem. The flesh should be firm and thick, exuding a fruity, apricot-like scent.
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Salsify is one of my favorite wild edible plants to go after! Here is why…
First of all, this plant is beginner friendly, grows in abundance (considered a weed by many), and doesn't really have any lookalikes to worry about.
It is a versatile food ingredient! Every part of the plant is edible (besides the flower head once it starts looking like a dandelion). One of ... Read more
DISCOVERED A NEW WILD EDIBLE!!
I have been studying up on Burdock (Arctium minus) the past few months.
Been watching it closely throughout its growth cycle and trying different parts of the plant as they come in season.
The burdock root was my favorite … UNTIL I tried the flower stalk.
Burdock is a biennial and will send up a flower stalk during it's second year.
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We at the Guidefitter office are currently discussing THE GREAT DEBATE - IS A HOTDOG CONSIDERED A SANDWICH??? What do you think? Let’s settle this! #fridayfieldnotes