I'm humbled by the way it peers through the trees to shine on me.
But today it is a ruthless bitch.
The sun is trying to kill me today.
Keep walking straight.
I have to keep moving.
It’s been two hours.
Have we invested too much time in this forest?
Will we find anything?
It's been 2 hours.
During each and every one of those seconds, 30 mosquitos are hovering inches from my skin that I've so foolishly left uncovered.
I have to keep my hands moving.
I look down and it looks like I'm washing my hands in air.
"SHANE! There are 5 on your neck!"
It would be great if it was cold enough to wear gloves.
The choice is this:
bug bites or heat stroke.
If I cover up too much, the heat will do more damage to this mushroom mission than the mosquito bites will.
I choose bug bites.
There is one thing that was never a choice-
We are finding Chaga today.
Mosquito Season in Ontario, Hunting for The Chaga Mushrooms That Will Transform Humanity
If this is your first ever look at the Black Magic Chaga Mushroom traceability system, then welcome. Glad you're all here.
In this post we're showing you the story of the Chaga Mushroom that's in your bottle of Black Magic.
That's right. The EXACT Chaga Mushroom's used to extract and create your bottle of Black Magic is from the story we're about to tell.
This was you know your Chaga mushrooms were harvested with love and appreciation and what it really took to get them to you, wherever you are in the world.
SO sit back and enjoy the videos, pictures and story from our mushroom hunt entitled MRM: Mosquito's, Resilience & Mushroom Burning Stoves
"Because 'don't get eaten today', is a great thing to have on your to-do list every once in a while."
-David Lee Roth
Something that mushroom hunting has taught us greatly, is how the mind tends to find the nearest available problem, and expand it.
Mushroom hunting requires absurd amounts of resilience, especially when you pair it up with mosquito meditations (our expression for controlling your mind when the bugs are feasting on your living flesh).
As you know well by now, we only use Chaga mushrooms that we hunt ourselves because we don't trust anyone else to do it.
We've found that too many people with the greedy "sticking knives into trees to get the whole Chaga" mindset to make us feel comfortable with purchasing Chaga mushrooms from anyone that doesn't proudly exhibit their mushroom hunting practices for the world to see.
This level of integrity comes with an admission price.
We're Canadian ...we can handle it.
The Mobile Mushroom Burning Stove
So where are our survivalists at? 😉
When the bugs come out to bite don't let that interrupt your mushroom foraging... activate the MMS: Mobile Mushroom Smoker 🍄🔥🌪.
Something many don't know is that within Chaga mushroom's extraordinary mineral composition are two flammable super minerals; rubidium and cesium.
These elements within Chaga have been utilized by natives worldwide from North America to Siberia to extend coal and travel with fire.
By carving out the inside of polypore mushrooms (tree mushrooms) like Fomes fomentarius and Phellinus, and adding birch bark, twigs and pieces of other mushrooms like Chaga, you can walk through the woods engulfed in smoke that mosquito's hate, but your lungs love.
Chaga therapy for the lungs is very healing.
This is an ancient technique once used by our ancestors to travel with fire, but be careful.. once lit, these mushrooms are difficult to put out 🙊.
We got super innovative and decided to cooked up some fine wild hunted peasant back mushrooms + wild ferns on the mobile smoker and they were everything right in the world.
PS. This new technology doubles as an Instagram profile sexifier.
The challenge was the beauty; the obstacle was what made it great.
At times it felt like we were in the opening scene of the first Indiana jones movie.
Feeling like the Chaga mushroom was the golden idol, and the mosquitoes were the giant boulder perpetually chasing us no matter where we went, ready to crush us if we didn't keep moving.
As you can see, we are a lot more calm in this video because we have utilized the ancient tool of mastering the art of the portable wood-burning mushroom stove (you can even hear the buzzing of the mosquitoes around our camera!)
When we hit the Chaga in the middle and almost the entire thing comes off, we see that as mother nature telling us that the Chaga has done it's job and the tree is ready to give it up.
The Chaga and the Birchtree have worked together symbiotically for decades, and now the tree has experienced the healing of Chaga and ready to release the medicine to be brought to the people.
The ONLY Time You Can Harvest All the Chaga Mushroom!
In the next video Beaver Dam Dan joins us on the mushroom hunt Black Magic traceability system with a valiant swipe of his professional hatchet to harvest a wild Chaga Mushroom off a dead tree.
In these positions you are safe to harvest all the Chaga considering that if it wasn't harvested completely its potent medicine wouldn't reach the people and be washed away back to "mother gaia" as Dan would put it.
This is the ONLY time you can harvest all the Chaga mushroom from it's host; the birch tree.
The Harvest is Complete ..but Where Did All the Mushroom's Go to?
In the picture you'll see some of the mushrooms from our harvesting expeditions; Chaga (duh), Reishi, Red-belted polypore and Turkey Tails. (3 out of 4 of those are medicinal mushrooms).
We didn't find any beaver dams (come on Beaver Dam Dan, we thought you'd be our good luck charm for attracting one) so we instead rinsed them off in Muskoka Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Other mushrooms here went towards Dan's alters, online customers from around North America (Whitby, Ontario to Austin, Texas).
If you haven't yet purchased a Black Magic Chaga Rootbeer Elixir, and were just outrageously curious about how we roll, well thank you. We love you too.
Here's a thank you discount promo code for 7% off of your purchase of a bottle straight from the batch of Chaga Mushrooms we harvested in this story.
Type in the promo code: "MRM" to the shopping cart on the product purchase page, claim your discount and indulge in the magic of the forest.
Remember, this is not the most expensive rootbeer on planet earth. It's actually extremely concentrated elixir syrup and goes towards making you a multitude of antioxidant, mineral and enzyme rich drinks.
You can also add it to cold brew coffee, smoothies, desserts and whatever else you're into.
We appreciate you all very deeply and send gratitude for supporting us on our mission to transform people with the most medicinal substance on planet earth; Chaga.