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    I know here on the site it states that puffballs have no medicinal value but they certainly used to. Here in the UK, the old, leathery ones (full of dark brown, dry spores) were strung up by the forge where they would keep dry. If someone cut themselves, a puff of the spores soon staunched the bleeding, aided clotting and seemed to keep infection at bay.

    The ones we used here were about the size of your fist, smooth but leathery to look at when fully mature. Not particularly tasty when white but not bad, better battered or cooked in a stew rather than on their own.


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    Good info Milfoil. How about stopping by the introduction section and tell us a bit about yourself. Thanks.
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    make a tasty treat when you fry em
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    One of my favorite puffballs is Wolf Farts. Nothing throws spores like them!
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    I guess I didn't know about any medicinal uses for puff balls, but they sure are good fried in butter.
    Haven't found a bad one yet, but don't wait till they turn.
    Gotta be fresh, (looks like white bread on the inside)

    DW always wants me to keep out a piece of what ever I'm gathering, and eating to show the rescue squad guys, so they know what to treat.
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    they make a tasty trail meal if you fry them the morning your going on a hike and they will feel you up
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    Quote Originally Posted by smittysurvival View Post
    they make a tasty trail meal if you fry them the morning your going on a hike and they will feel you up
    Yo, Dude, wrong kind of 'srooms.
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    Maybe not.....just sayin'.....

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    i meant fill you up!!! and im not sure about you rick.
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    Hey! Hunter started it! Sheeesh.

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    i meant gettin "up" on puffballs
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    So did I. He started it.


    Moooooom!!! Hunter's trying to get me in trouble again!!!!!

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    MOM, Not either, SS started it by not saying what he meant..........
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    Hey, that's right, he did.

    You did it!

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    I've been hunting shrooms for a while now and have yet to find one that will feel me up. I must be looking in all the wrong places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwc1969 View Post
    I've been hunting shrooms for a while now and have yet to find one that will feel me up. I must be looking in all the wrong places.
    Ya dar hey, I'd pay money for one of dem dar 'srooms, dat feel ya up, hey?
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    i did not start it!!!. . . the keyboard did it! mmmooom hunter and rick are trying to get me in trouble
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    hahahaha. this is great.

    'what? what's this i'm munching on? oh, nothing.' *giggle, giggle*
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    Quote Originally Posted by smittysurvival View Post
    i did not start it!!!. . . the keyboard did it! mmmooom hunter and rick are trying to get me in trouble
    Seems your trouble may be self inflicted.
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