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2014-06-13 11:59:15 AM  
Why? Do those things help them create fake documents?

Oh. ForAgers. Never mind.
 
2014-06-13 12:27:47 PM  
I wonder if actual homeless people ever get pissed at the hipster kids raiding all the good dumpsters.
 
2014-06-13 02:00:44 PM  
skreened.com
 
2014-06-13 02:00:45 PM  
That would be an interesting app to hack.  Point people to the delicious red cap mushrooms.
 
2014-06-13 02:01:23 PM  
So now all the harvesting locs will be taken over by bots using third party mods.
 
2014-06-13 02:03:58 PM  
wildfoodgirl.com
 
2014-06-13 02:04:53 PM  
They say they don't need money
They're lvinign on nuts and berries
They say animals don't worry
You know animals are hairy?
They think they know what's best
They're making a fool of us
They ought to be more careful
They're setting a bad example
 
2014-06-13 02:06:09 PM  
What about cum-dumpsters?
 
2014-06-13 02:07:38 PM  

Sybarite: I wonder if actual homeless people ever get pissed at the hipster kids raiding all the good dumpsters.


Hipsters...  they're everywhere!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbTI7eWaQbk
 
2014-06-13 02:08:24 PM  
I forage off grid.
I'm old school.
 
2014-06-13 02:09:19 PM  
Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.
 
2014-06-13 02:09:47 PM  
Just let me know where the herb and mushrooms are.
 
2014-06-13 02:11:12 PM  
On mobile, can someone post a photo of the hobo code
 
2014-06-13 02:12:55 PM  
 
2014-06-13 02:13:38 PM  

Sybarite: I wonder if actual homeless people ever get pissed at the hipster kids raiding all the good dumpsters.


not in my town.

I'm part of a collective that cooks meals from dumpsterdived food, and feeds whoever the fark ever wants to come and eat, not just homeless (I actually came to them as a homeless guy, but got myself back into work because I got meals that i didn't need to pay for, thus freeing up cash to get to interviews, live in general)

/works as a chef, and does this in his spare time.
//don't diss stuff, just because you didn't fall through the gaps in society.
///'hipster' souldn't be used to describe people who make a farking real difference in peoples lives, no?
 
2014-06-13 02:14:14 PM  

A Terrible Human: Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.


Yeah... I'd be super pissed if someone raided the trees and bushes at our new house; it was one of the selling points for us.

The other problem is that this likely means all the spots will be over harvested - that's a common problem with mushrooming, as I hear it. You're only supposed to take a few, dipshiats. Mushroom spores don't just sprout up wherever they land, they need certain conditions.
 
2014-06-13 02:16:48 PM  
Mushrooms you say?  Time to thin the hipster herd.
 
2014-06-13 02:17:07 PM  
They better put a "owner of property will shoot your hipster ass" function.
 
2014-06-13 02:17:23 PM  
When I was homeless I would hit the trash cans at the state park right after everyone broke camp.
You would be surprised how much people toss out. Entire packages of perishables, still chilled, because they didn't want to take it home. I'm talking eggs, milk, breakfast sausages, all unopened. Homeless camp always ate well. Kids had to pick berries all day, but man, we made pies.
 
2014-06-13 02:20:00 PM  

GRCooper: Why? Do those things help them create fake documents?


Dyes for ink.
 
2014-06-13 02:20:39 PM  

A Terrible Human: Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.


www.the-armory.com
It would be wise to stay away from Fireclowns strawberry pots.

And don't bother hiding behind anything.  It's a 7.22*54.
 
2014-06-13 02:20:55 PM  

MattyBlast: What about cum-dumpsters?


Grinder.

/have fun!
 
2014-06-13 02:21:15 PM  
7.62*54 rather.  Sorry.  Can't type.
 
2014-06-13 02:24:28 PM  
Well, my cherry tree died this summer (bacterial canker), so I don't have to worry as much.

But I have a solution for anyone determined to try and thwart these thieves (if they don't have landowner's permission or it is not public land, they are thieves).

Get a couple of empty RoundUp containers, clean them out, fill them with sand, and paint a couple dribbles of fluorescent paint down the side from the spout, and set them out in plain view, maybe near the veggies or trees you want to protect.

Instant forager repellant
 
2014-06-13 02:28:24 PM  

fireclown: A Terrible Human: Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.

[www.the-armory.com image 480x122]
It would be wise to stay away from Fireclowns strawberry pots.

And don't bother hiding behind anything.  It's a 7.22*54.


Wish this would have panned out. Detachable mags = WIN
 
2014-06-13 02:28:52 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: That would be an interesting app to hack.  Point people to the delicious red cap mushrooms.


i have in both my old house and new one, what i swear are morels.  they look just like the ones in the store
& gis
www.thetreegeek.com

i was tempted to eat them cause i know they are super expensive & good... but didn't want to be wrong and die.
 
2014-06-13 02:29:18 PM  
Helps you find vegetables?

caffeinatedthoughts.com

too soon?
 
2014-06-13 02:29:54 PM  

Shazam999: Mushrooms you say?  Time to thin the hipster herd.


I found a place that has had some rather large fly agaric mushrooms and someone wanted me to tell him where so he could see if they really do work as a hallucinogen.

I didn't tell him of course, but they are a beautiful mushroom.

//Former mushroom forager that gave up the hobby before I inevitably misidentified something, plus locally foraged chantrelles are in the markets anyways.
 
2014-06-13 02:30:04 PM  
I checked out the online map.

It's all fruit and berries and stuff!  Bleh.  Who eats fruit?  Not worth it, even if it's free.

Where can you forage a pound of bacon?
 
2014-06-13 02:32:07 PM  

sendtodave: I checked out the online map.

It's all fruit and berries and stuff!  Bleh.  Who eats fruit?  Not worth it, even if it's free.

Where can you forage a pound of bacon?


www.chuckhawks.com
Georgia?
 
2014-06-13 02:33:38 PM  
I wish public parks planted more fruit-bearing trees or trees with edible nuts. It just makes sense.

/something something deez nuts
 
2014-06-13 02:35:08 PM  

A Terrible Human: Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.


There's a pair of golden plum trees just up the street from me, and the owners graciously put up a sign when they ripen, declaring that they are sharing with the neighborhood, and anyone is free to pick some. Most people are considerate, usually taking no more than five. A couple years ago, a couple of little girls came to my door, offering to sell me some plums, and the fruit looked pretty familiar. I went by the trees later, only to find that they'd been picked clean, the branches broken and snapped due to climbing, and hundreds of smashed fruits on the ground. Just about pissed me off.

I wish there were some cherry trees close to me...they're just coming into season, and I love 'em.
 
2014-06-13 02:35:26 PM  

fireclown: sendtodave: I checked out the online map.

It's all fruit and berries and stuff!  Bleh.  Who eats fruit?  Not worth it, even if it's free.

Where can you forage a pound of bacon?

[www.chuckhawks.com image 535x397]
Georgia?


Neat.
 
2014-06-13 02:35:52 PM  
Somebody call me in here?
 
2014-06-13 02:37:10 PM  
Ack- I knew there was a fault in the plan of buying property with fruit trees/garden-plot area next to the university...

meat0918: Well, my cherry tree died this summer (bacterial canker), so I don't have to worry as much.

But I have a solution for anyone determined to try and thwart these thieves (if they don't have landowner's permission or it is not public land, they are thieves).

Get a couple of empty RoundUp containers, clean them out, fill them with sand, and paint a couple dribbles of fluorescent paint down the side from the spout, and set them out in plain view, maybe near the veggies or trees you want to protect.

Instant forager repellant


Hey, guy. I like the cut of your giblets.
 
2014-06-13 02:37:29 PM  

A Terrible Human: Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.


Indeed. My grandfather chases some crazy, old hippy lady off his farm every spring during morel season. She doesn't believe that you can, like, own the land, man.
 
2014-06-13 02:37:47 PM  
Remember, if you see these, gobble them right up. They are delicious!
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-13 02:39:41 PM  

inner ted: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: That would be an interesting app to hack.  Point people to the delicious red cap mushrooms.

i have in both my old house and new one, what i swear are morels.  they look just like the ones in the store
& gis
[www.thetreegeek.com image 271x241]

i was tempted to eat them cause i know they are super expensive & good... but didn't want to be wrong and die.


Easy. Do you have a dog?


/I kid I kid
 
2014-06-13 02:42:42 PM  
Yo add my bath mat to the list.

/like Fry, like Fry
 
2014-06-13 02:44:12 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: I wish public parks planted more fruit-bearing trees or trees with edible nuts. It just makes sense.

/something something deez nuts


I did, until I learned about Apple Fly Maggot and Cherry Fly Maggot, at least out west.  Unless the city is going to spray the trees after the fruit has set (there are organic sprays, but all the sprays need to be applied once a week typically), they shouldn't plant them.

Plums, pears, hazelnuts, etc have their own pests too.  My main concern is that untended trees can become a reservoir of pests that will impact both backyard trees as well as important economic crops.
 
2014-06-13 02:44:40 PM  

buckler: A Terrible Human: Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.

There's a pair of golden plum trees just up the street from me, and the owners graciously put up a sign when they ripen, declaring that they are sharing with the neighborhood, and anyone is free to pick some. Most people are considerate, usually taking no more than five. A couple years ago, a couple of little girls came to my door, offering to sell me some plums, and the fruit looked pretty familiar. I went by the trees later, only to find that they'd been picked clean, the branches broken and snapped due to climbing, and hundreds of smashed fruits on the ground. Just about pissed me off.

I wish there were some cherry trees close to me...they're just coming into season, and I love 'em.


I've got a pair of plum trees at my house, and I'd like to do the same only I'd be afraid of the legal liability.  What would happen if some kid went into my backyard after my plums and tripped over one of the dead hookers I keep out there?

Would I be responsible, or is this a kind of 'you broke him, you bought him' kind of deal?
 
2014-06-13 02:44:57 PM  

Sybarite: I wonder if actual homeless people ever get pissed at the hipster kids raiding all the good dumpsters.


I saw an actual bum shove two fauxmless trustafarians off their begging corner once.

\He was less annoying than they were, too.
 
2014-06-13 02:46:53 PM  

fireclown: And don't bother hiding behind anything. It's a 7.22*54.


Concealment is not cover.
 
2014-06-13 02:47:31 PM  

nocturnal001: inner ted: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: That would be an interesting app to hack.  Point people to the delicious red cap mushrooms.

i have in both my old house and new one, what i swear are morels.  they look just like the ones in the store
& gis
[www.thetreegeek.com image 271x241]

i was tempted to eat them cause i know they are super expensive & good... but didn't want to be wrong and die.

Easy. Do you have a dog?


/I kid I kid


my neighbor does
/i kinda kid
 
2014-06-13 02:47:59 PM  

inner ted: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: That would be an interesting app to hack.  Point people to the delicious red cap mushrooms.

i have in both my old house and new one, what i swear are morels.  they look just like the ones in the store
& gis
[www.thetreegeek.com image 271x241]

i was tempted to eat them cause i know they are super expensive & good... but didn't want to be wrong and die.


My understanding is that even false morels aren't dangerous.

\but then, are you gonna put your life into the hands of some asshole on the internet?
 
2014-06-13 02:48:34 PM  

This text is now purple: fireclown: And don't bother hiding behind anything. It's a 7.22*54.

Concealment is not cover.


with the '54, COVER isn't always cover.
 
2014-06-13 02:49:32 PM  

cgraves67: A Terrible Human: Well hopefully these people ask permission to pick this stuff before they just start picking fruits and vegetables on random peoples property.

Indeed. My grandfather chases some crazy, old hippy lady off his farm every spring during morel season. She doesn't believe that you can, like, own the land, man.


Tell him to buy either a bull or a boar. The problem will take care of itself.
 
2014-06-13 02:50:24 PM  

This text is now purple: inner ted: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: That would be an interesting app to hack.  Point people to the delicious red cap mushrooms.

i have in both my old house and new one, what i swear are morels.  they look just like the ones in the store
& gis
[www.thetreegeek.com image 271x241]

i was tempted to eat them cause i know they are super expensive & good... but didn't want to be wrong and die.

My understanding is that even false morels aren't dangerous.

\but then, are you gonna put your life into the hands of some asshole on the internet?


I think the danger with false morels is it is really, really random and you may or may not have a reaction to them, and it could take a long time.
 
2014-06-13 02:50:39 PM  

meat0918: UrukHaiGuyz: I wish public parks planted more fruit-bearing trees or trees with edible nuts. It just makes sense.

/something something deez nuts

I did, until I learned about Apple Fly Maggot and Cherry Fly Maggot, at least out west.  Unless the city is going to spray the trees after the fruit has set (there are organic sprays, but all the sprays need to be applied once a week typically), they shouldn't plant them.

Plums, pears, hazelnuts, etc have their own pests too.  My main concern is that untended trees can become a reservoir of pests that will impact both backyard trees as well as important economic crops.


Thanks, that was really informative! I knew there had to be some reason. Still, parks are regularly maintained already, so it seems feasible in theory anyway.
 
2014-06-13 02:51:52 PM  

meat0918: UrukHaiGuyz: I wish public parks planted more fruit-bearing trees or trees with edible nuts. It just makes sense.

/something something deez nuts

I did, until I learned about Apple Fly Maggot and Cherry Fly Maggot, at least out west.  Unless the city is going to spray the trees after the fruit has set (there are organic sprays, but all the sprays need to be applied once a week typically), they shouldn't plant them.

Plums, pears, hazelnuts, etc have their own pests too.  My main concern is that untended trees can become a reservoir of pests that will impact both backyard trees as well as important economic crops.


The sad bit is that I'm sure there would be a good volunteer program for this if it was made available.
Our community gardens in our city ( I know of 3) have all of their plots filled/signed for by the end of the previous harvest season. :(

Luckily thought, I will have my own (hopefully) very soon!
MWAHAHAHAHH!
 
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