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    I used to collect mushrooms occasionally. Then I went on a foraging course (no mushrooms) but I got a couple of books on foraging and also some on the various fungi. After reading the books I was no longer sure that I could even identify a mushroom. Needless to say I now get 100 % of my mushrooms from the supermarket. The more I learned the less I knew. Now I just take photographs of them. :
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    Quote Originally Posted by BJ View Post
    I used to collect mushrooms occasionally. Then I went on a foraging course (no mushrooms) but I got a couple of books on foraging and also some on the various fungi. After reading the books I was no longer sure that I could even identify a mushroom. Needless to say I now get 100 % of my mushrooms from the supermarket. The more I learned the less I knew. Now I just take photographs of them. :
    Quite a few of my customers, after a three hour session, say they are less confident and they would be less likely, rather than more, to go mushrooming on their own, than they were before. Others say they'd be confident in picking one or two of the things we found - usually the absolutely idiotproof species like hedgehog fungus. There aren't many species in that category. Certainly fewer than ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper View Post
    As an instructor used to say......'Mushrooms have no real calorie content or nutritional benefit - in a survival situation is it worth the risk'
    One of my old instructors said the same thing!!!

    Less than 2 grams of protein and only 13 calories per 100 grams (depending on the fungi) not really worth it.

    http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk.../mushrooms.htm

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    I'm sure that comment has done the rounds more than once
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    Mushrooms have as much nutritional benefit as vegetables. Different mushrooms differ, as do different vegetables.

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    Which mushrooms are worth foraging for then, as in, have the most calorific content?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luresalive View Post
    Which mushrooms are worth foraging for then, as in, have the most calorific content?
    The ones stuffed with Stilton cheese and then baked in the oven!
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    Or served with chips and a 12 oz steak
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    *AND* served with chips and a 12 oz steak
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehecatl View Post
    The ones stuffed with Stilton cheese and then baked in the oven!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapper View Post
    Or served with chips and a 12 oz steak
    I'll second that.lol
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