How To Tell If A Mushroom Is Poisonous?

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About 14,000 different mushroom species have been catalogued worldwide. Some of them are edible while some are not.  Many inedible, poisonous mushrooms look similar to the edible ones and because of this, thousands of people suffer mushroom poisoning each year.  According to the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, there were 83,140 possible cases from 2001 to […]

Snowstorm: How to Prepare For It and Survive

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Unprecedented snowstorms unexpectedly hit America in early 2021 and are still causing chaos in a number of states across the country. A rising number of people are dying and millions are severely affected. These snowstorms were totally unexpected, giving residents of the affected states an unpleasant surprise. This goes to show that one can never […]

21 Poisonous Berries in North America and How To Identify Them

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It’s almost a romantic notion among some amateur hikers to forage wild berries as they trek through the North American wilderness. This notion quickly goes awry when they pop in the wrong berries. Not all wild berries are safe for human consumption. That’s why the assumption ‘if that bird can eat it, so can I’ […]