Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .

Recommended Posts

I changed the chips and batteries out of my game cameras the other day. I tripped on a log in chest deep stinging vegetation getting swarmed by mosquitoes, deer flies and horse flies. Man I feel bad for the critters having to endure those bloodsuckers. Anyway the log was full of what I think was chicken of the woods. Not so much orange but yellowish white maybe because of being canopied by vegetation? 

 

I forgot to mention the wood ticks. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was out for a while this morning. I found a few oyster mushrooms. The deer flies were out in force! I am looking forward to the lobster mushrooms next month.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been finding some chants and lobsters and a few chicken of the woods.  Other than that, pickiing berries.  Wild plums, grapes and looks like lots of high bush cranberries to be had.  This is bad for a diabetic to be thinking about jelly making.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been finding a few hens, but nothing like last year (which was great for me).  Here's one that was just shy of ten pounds sitting next to my daughter.

IMG_6632.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/9/2017 at 5:38 PM, minky said:

Nice haul! With that many, do you end up drying them?

Sorry, haven't logged in here forever. I actually slice, fry in butter, then freeze in portions. Then thaw and re-heat in a frying pan with a bit more butter. They seem to have a much better texture after they freeze (freezing causes the cell walls to rupture which tenderizes the mushroom). I've eaten them after a full year from the freezer and they are still great!

I get the little fold-over plastic sandwich bags and put portions in there, squeezing out any air, then put those portions into a larger heavy duty freezer bag. Works great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have yay vote and a nay vote on these guys.  They just exploded in my yard the past couple days.  What am I holding here?

IMG_1798.thumb.JPG.508f37ca068f144e3a4aac5bc4332090.JPG

And as long as I'm asking... this one?  We have about a half dozen different kinds that pop up.  New yard to me so I don't know if I have a U pick garden on my hands or just wet turf.

IMG_1788.thumb.JPG.be28fc38343a0b8ae15b01850399f3d5.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now