You don't need a lot of equipment to track down and identify
interesting fungi. You'll require:
notebook or paper and pencil to note down habitat information,
and for making spore prints.
knife for cutting specimens from tree bark or other substrates.
hand lens for some of the smaller fungi.
to wear suitable clothing and bug repellent. Take a supply
of food and drinking waterhunting for fungi is hungry,
thirsty work. If you're heading off the beaten track, take
a map, compass, and whistle. And don't forget... pack it in,
pack it out.
If you're planning to bring specimens home for identification,
you'll also need:
rigid container to get them home undamaged. A wooden basket
bags or waxed paper to wrap each specimen. Avoid plastic
bags and containers, they make mushrooms "sweat" and deteriorate
small trowel for lifting soil fungi.
you're interested in fungi that grow on dung, pack some
rubber gloves and watertight containers! You should never
handle dung with bare hands.