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Looking for Fall '22 wilderness partner / mushroom buddy in Oregon

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I'm a local Oregonian who will be out exploring trails most of this Fall. I'm looking for a new friend to partner with out in the wilderness and exchange skills and knowledge. I specifically want to get to know our mushroom relatives, so anyone with a strong relationship with mushrooms and abundant knowledge would be much appreciated! In exchange, I can offer knowledge on foraging for other wild foods, felting with raw wool, animal processing, basketry, knitting, 'primitive' cooking and food preservation, and so on.

Anyone in the area interested?

I suppose I'll say a little more about me.. I'm nomadic full-time with a bell tent, moving with the seasons to follow the wild foods year-round. I practice and teach ancestral skills and natural fiber arts, with a focus on animal processing, hide tanning, felting, and basketry. I currently have my tent set up in the Siletz area. I'm interested in exploring parts of the Willamette, Deschutes, and Mt Hood wilderness this Fall.
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It seems like there are so many mushroom hunters these days, why hasn't anyone yet responded to this!  Maybe they're not on permies I guess.??

So I love to forage for mushrooms (and other stuff) and am always looking for a partner in crime.  Doing the van life bit... I'm a bit nomadic these days, also, as I currently am in Seattle as part of a long trip that took me from Colorado to Oregon for a few weeks with some old buddies, up to WA currently.  I did some chanterelle hunting in Oregon and had a lot of luck.  We also ate a lot of fresh crab, which are really tasty.  I think I would like to invest in a crab pot when I go back down.  Also, found my first matsutake.  They're actually pretty good. Super flavorful!  My expertise is in the Colorado climate so Im still learning all the ins and out of the PNW region.  But I definitely know what we're looking for.  

I was thinking of coming back down to Oregon at some point in the next so and so.  I have some friends in Eugene.  (And Eugene is only an hr to hot springs, hr to mountains and hr to coast, so good!!)

How long you going to be in that area for? I have heard chanterelle season goes well into November depending on various factors/locations.  Where you going to go to next? Are you going to stay on the west coast? I would love to learn more about animal processing and share knowledge about foraging.

Let me know>

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