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Catch N Cook California

"Lost Arts, Found Adventure"

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About Me

My Experience, My Passion

My Name is Kevin, I offer unique opportunities for people from all walks of life and experience levels to engage with the joy of outdoor adventure. With Catch and Cook California, we are confident that you will find our experiences informative and enjoyable! If the sea and land provide (as they often do), you will also have the opportunity to engage in and enjoy a catch-and-cook on the spot! Whether you have fished your entire life or have never tied a fishing knot, we can cater to you and provide exceptional local outdoor experiences. To further enrich your adventure, we invite you to explore our FORUMS section. Here, you can connect with a community of like-minded enthusiasts, share experiences, gain additional insights, and get answers to any questions you might have. It's a great resource to enhance your knowledge and participation in our exciting activities. You can find out more in the ABOUT ME section!

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FAQ
  • I Cant find a class!
    Here is how to book a class OPEN CLASSES: Browse currently scheduled classes. ABOUT CLASSES: Explore all of Kevin's class offerings with descriptions.
  • Why don't you show the Exact location of a class?
    Keeping Foraging Spots Secret: Kevin knows some great foraging spots. He keeps these places a secret to protect them. The reason? Not everyone forages responsibly. If these spots get too popular, people might over-forage and harm the ecosystem. we give the general location of the area and the exact meet up location will be disclosed via the confirmation email you receive Sustainable Foraging: We're really against harming nature. In fact, Kevin teaches how to forage in a way that leaves the area even better than before. Booking a Class: When you sign up for a class, say in Fort Bragg, or somewhere else, you won't get the exact meet up location until Kevin sends you an email with the "meet up spot"
  • Can i Book Private Group Bookings?
    Sure just contact us at CatchnCookCA@gmail.com
  • What is an FAQ section?
    An FAQ section can be used to quickly answer common questions about your business like "Where do you ship to?", "What are your opening hours?", or "How can I book a service?".
  • What can i expect on a Mushroom ID Walk?
    1 Houre : Mushroom Identification Mastery Kick off your morning with a power-packed hour diving into the fascinating world of fungi. Learn the secrets of mushroom identification from an expert and get ready to see the forest floor in a whole new light! 3 Houres : Foraging Frenzy (Optional) Course complete? Not for the wild at heart! Stick around for an optional three-hour foraging expedition. It's your chance to apply what you've learned and scout for some wild treasures alongside fellow fungi enthusiasts and your trusty guide (that's me!). Weather & Time Permitting: Gourmet Wild Mushroom Treat If Mother Nature and the mushroom gods are smiling upon us, the adventure will climax with a live cooking demo in the woods. Savor a gourmet wild mushroom appetizer prepared from our foraging finds. It's the perfect end to a perfect day of mushroom madness. Note: Come rain or shine, this mushroom escapade is happening! Mushrooms thrive in the rain, and so will we. Don your best rain gear and embrace the elements as we embark on this journey together. On a mushroom Identification with Kevin, customers can expect the following enriching experience: Expert Guidance: Led by Dr. Kevin, participants receive expert insights into mushroom foraging. Safety First: Emphasis on identifying edible vs. poisonous mushrooms, ensuring a safe foraging experience. Educational Aspect: Learn about different mushroom species, their habitats, and roles in the ecosystem. Hands-On Experience: Participants actively engage in searching and identifying various mushrooms in their natural settings. Sustainability Practices: Instruction on sustainable foraging methods to minimize environmental impact. Local Ecosystem Knowledge: Understanding of the local flora and fauna and how mushrooms contribute to the ecological balance. Community Experience: A shared adventure with like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of community and connection. Practical Tips: Insights into how to prepare and cook mushrooms, highlighting their culinary value. Safety Measures: All activities are conducted with utmost regard for participants' safety and comfort. Memorable Adventure: An enjoyable and educational experience in nature, creating lasting memories. Participants should dress appropriately for the outdoors, bring any necessary personal items, and prepare for an engaging and informative adventure in the wild.
  • What should i bring to the Mushroom Class?
    For a mushroom hunt with Kevin, participants should consider bringing the following items: Basket : To gently carry collected mushrooms without damaging them. Knife: A small knife for cleanly cutting mushrooms from their stems. Brush: A soft brush to clean dirt off the mushrooms in the field. Field Guide: A mushroom identification guidebook can be very helpful for reference. kevin likes All That the Rain Promises and More by David Arora Notebook and Pen: For taking notes on the different types of mushrooms and their habitats. Comfortable Footwear: Durable, waterproof boots or hiking shoes suitable for uneven terrain. Appropriate Clothing: Dress in layers and consider long sleeves and pants to protect against brush and insects. Water and Snacks: Stay hydrated and energized during the hunt. Weather-Appropriate Gear: Rain gear, hats, and sunscreen, depending on the weather forecast. Camera or Smartphone: For documenting your finds and the beautiful scenery. GPS or Compass: For navigation, especially in unfamiliar or extensive forest areas. First-Aid Kit: Always a good idea for any outdoor activity. Whistle, this is always encouraged so people can locate you in case you are to get separated from the group. Remember, sustainability is key. Only take what you will use and leave the habitat as undisturbed as possible. Kevin will also provide specific guidelines on sustainable and respectful foraging practices.
  • Do I need prior experience?
    No prior experience in foraging or mushroom identification is necessary. Our forages are designed to cater to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced foragers.
  • Any Post-Forage Activities?
    After the forage, there may be discussions or demonstrations on how to clean, cook, and suggestions to preserve your mushroom finds.
  • How do you ensure safety?
    Safety is our top priority. We provide expert guidance on distinguishing between edible and poisonous mushrooms. Participants are advised to only forage mushrooms identified as safe by kevin.
  • What should I bring on a guided free dive with CatchNCookCalifornia?
    Embarking on a guided free dive with Kevin is an exhilarating experience, and being well-prepared enhances both safety and enjoyment. Here's what we recommend you bring for the adventure: Personal Diving Gear: Your own mask, fins, and snorkel are essential for a comfortable and personalized fit. Wetsuit: If you have one, a wetsuit is crucial for thermal protection, especially in cooler waters. Weight Belt: A key piece of equipment for achieving and maintaining neutral buoyancy, enhancing your diving experience. Dive Knife: Useful for safety and practical purposes under the water. Dive Flag: An important safety tool to signal your location to nearby boats and divers. Hydration and Nutrition: A reusable water bottle and a light, energizing snack are vital to stay hydrated and energized. Sun Protection: Waterproof sunscreen and a hat for surface intervals, to protect against sun exposure. Towel and Change of Clothes: For comfort post-dive. Waterproof Bag: To keep your non-waterproof items dry. Personal Identification and Certification Cards: If required, for verification purposes. With these items, you’re all set for a memorable and safe free diving experience with Kevin. Remember, every dive is an opportunity to connect with the underwater world responsibly and sustainably.
  • What about Depth and Dive Sites
    Depths and dive sites vary based on the group's skill level and weather conditions. Sites are chosen for their safety, water clarity, and marine life.
  • Pre-Dive Training or Briefing
    Every outing includes a pre-dive briefing covering safety procedures, techniques, and what to expect during the dive.
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