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  1. General Discussion
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/world/europe/hunger-on-the-rise-in-spain.html Sorry if this article was posted or being discussed elsewhere. Looks like Spain's people are becoming more desperate as no end in joblessness is in sight.....:( "The woman, 33, said that she had once worked at the...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So...have any of you been dumpster diving? Is it legal where you live? I've been thinking about doing this, but would like to do it legally so as not to get arrested. If so, what have you found? Where are the best places to go dumpster diving?
  3. Urban Survival
    I live in an apartment complex and we have dumpsters located strategically around the housing blocks. I check all of the dumpsters at least twice a week, but the large dumpster that maintenance uses I check daily..I also peruse dumpsters about town when the opportunity arises. I've been doing...
  4. Urban Survival
    I recommend looking into this, it can save your life. Think of it as adapting the hunter-gatherer lifestyle to civilized society. Anyway, I had pizza tonight. I mean, someone ordered this whole thing and didn't even eat a few pieces, and I'm talking about whole slices, not ones that were...
  5. Urban Survival
    this isn't about surviving after a nuclear holocaust in a post apocalyptic "book of Eli" world. this is about right now, foraging for food in a city, "surviving" on the streets. the key is to not look homeless. be clean, shave, or have a trimmed beard, don't smell, look like a regular...
  6. Urban Survival
    While most people will be looking in homes and stores for needed items what other locations might think of. The library was mentioned in a show on the history Ch.My thought would be places like the post office.Any place that the workers have a locker room,work station or breakroom.Would be a...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Today is the first time I have dumpster dove. I thought it was "letsgetreal" who posted something on this. But after searching his posts for an hour, I couldn't find the one to thank him. At any rate, who ever made the post about looting mason jars, I wanted to thank you. Actually I wanted to...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The idea is (of course) not a new one. Glad to see it in the news painted in a great light. It encourages me to see a group recognized for not buying into materialism, consumerism, and entitilement. These kids understand "waste not, want not" - a philosophy I thought had died a generation or...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So the housing development next door to where I work is in full swing. All week I've been saying that I have to get over there and see whats in the dumpsters. Theres about 10 of them, most in front of newly built or houses still being built. Went over today after work and was able to grab a...
  10. Urban Survival
    I'm an avid Dumpster Diver. I've been diving for about 6 years now. I get everthing! Food, clothes, CD's, VHS and DVD's, even beer! How bout ya'll? Do you dive and whats your best finds?
  11. Urban Survival
    Dumpster diving. Eww! Who would take something from THERE? The answer is, in the USA, people throw away lots of perfectly good stuff all the time. A bit of washing, ammonia and bleach, really, just as good as new. There are things i wont take from the trash, since i have a job. These...
  12. Urban Survival
    Is this a sign of things to come? Foraging for food among the trash in urban areas such as Paris? http://mobile.reuters.com/mobile/m/FullArticle/CLIFE/nlifestyleMolt_uUSTRE5135E320090204 So-called "dumpster diving" has been practiced as a hobby by some in the USA, and much has been written...
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