Inoculating Shitake Mushroom Logs

Today we’ll walk through the process of inoculating oak logs with Shitake mushroom logs.  Using this method you can grow mushrooms for your own use, for sharing with friends and family, or for selling to CSA, farmers’ markets, or to restaurant customers.  With just $30 of commercial spawn and a few inexpensive tools, you can be harvesting your own mushrooms in just a few short months.

Thanks Jack!

Our recent post about the Hitch Mount for Pioneer Tool Racks was mentioned on today’s The Survival Podcast by Jack Spirko.  To all of you who found your way here, welcome!  Stay tuned.  We have videos coming in the next few weeks on inoculating mushroom logs, mead making, wrapping up the 2015 hunting season, processing some venison, and lots more.

Several months ago a friend purchased three Pioneer Tool Racks from Old Grouch’s Military Surplus.  The boxes had gotten wet, and as a result he got a really good deal on them.  Jack Spirko mentioned them on his show, and once he took a look at them, he was sold.  So he picked up one for himself, one for me, and one for a mutual friend.  I loved the idea of being able to carry an axe, a shovel, and a mattock in one convenient package.  Only one problem; my truck has a cap on it, making it hard to mount the rack inside the bed, and still be able to access it easily.  What to do, what to do?  Finally, I came