Sunday, February 5, 2012


I hit the mother lode of Inonotus obliquus fungus today!

It was the largest and best specimen I have found yet. Now I have enough true tinder fungus to last me quite a while.

This is what was left on the tree when I was finished harvesting:

And this is the haul:


  1. Hey man, new to your blog, so far great stuff. question... I might have missed it but have you listed your knives, co. names etc. anywhere? love the style of the one in your title. thanks!

  2. Thanks Adam! I haven't listed my knives yet but perhaps I will in the near future. The blade in the header is made by Mike M. of Sugar Creek Knifeworks...the model is the Woodie.

  3. cool, thanks man, i'll check them out.

  4. Chaga mushroom also known as inonotus obliquus in scientific terms is a mushroom that grows on birch trees. Unlike other mushrooms that draw heir nutrients from the soil, this mushroom draws its nutrients from the birch tree. Other than drawing its nutrients from trees, another unique feature of this mushroom is that it’s usually hard instead of soft like other mushrooms. The insides of chaga have the color of rusted iron and the veins are cream-colored. The texture of the mushroom is cork-like and it has a charcoal-like appearance.