However, having lost the original meaning of the main source of food, wild plants and animals are becoming more attractive amateur collection, production. Of course, is important, and the utilitarian aspect of getting different forms: an abundant harvest of pine nuts, berries, mushrooms, garlic and bracken can significantly supplement the family budget.
Professionals engaged in logging for commercial purposes, will know when and where to make such profitable harvesting. Less often have information about fans, especially indigenous citizens. At the same time, the desire for this form of recreation, as gathering, fishing, hunting, which can be economically viable, growing. This is especially noticeable in recent times, when more data on the contamination of agricultural products by nitrates, pesticides, and other harmful compounds.
To come back from the forest with an empty basket or backpack should be able to find what they are looking for. Often, it is equally important to know how to keep the trophies, use them well. Typically, this knowledge comes with experience. However, it is useful and many theoretical concepts, and sometimes specific recipes. In particular, we are not very adept at using the same berries and mushrooms. Indeed, depending on how the treatment and storage, you can bring to the table or really delicious meal or tasteless "loading".
Most harmless for our trophies forest — mushrooms, berries, nuts (if harvested after falling off cones), leek *. But by no means harmless harvesting roots, bark, buds (especially vertex in pine).
Assess the significance of the different stimuli, calls us to the forest, you can use simple observations, which showed that the "just so" in the name of relaxation, meditation, picnic in the ordinary suburban forests sent one. But when the berries ripen, there is a layer of mushrooms, is the kernel yield, it is not one, but dozens or even hundreds of people.
Even in the forest, directly bordering the city, where you can walk away from the terminus of urban transport, the majority of visitors in the summer, too, is a field or a jar of strawberry, or for a couple pounds of butter. Finding itself in the forest becomes more interesting, more attractive, the more pronounced it "captured" aspect.
These days, more and more importance is beginning to acquire knowledge that a permanent stay in the city more dangerous to your health. Escape from there on any pretext is the pressing need. Experience Nature returns man in his natural environment, and normalizes the mind. In addition, any gathering is associated with physical activity, which in the age of inactivity increasingly scarce.
Of course, we are all different, in some cases, the only circumstance beckoning to the taiga is very heavy backpack contents, boxes or filled to the limit of the car trunk. In others — those memories, photos, which go back more or less distant trips.
Thus, all that we bring out our hiking trips, can be both tangible and emotional values. Our experiences depend on how well we present the life of nature as spiritually close to her. So you should tell about the laws that govern the life of the forest, regulate processes occurring there.