Dumpster Diving for fun and profit

Diving for Christmas Presents
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Congratulations, you found the secret dumpster diving page.
Here is a diver with the Christmas presents he found, it is amazing what you can find. Try it, all it costs is your pride, the rewards are virtually limitless...


"Give a dirtbag a dollar, and he can eat a meal, teach him to
dumpster dive, and he can eat forever". --Dalai Dirtbag



At my best I have gone over a month without buying any food, and eating well. By the end of the month I had extra food to take with me to a less dumpster diving friendly region.
a modest haul - I love boxed tour lunches
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...and grocery stores
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...and college students moving out
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...and more grocery stores
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...and more grocery stores
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...can't get enough of those grocery stores
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Compiled by the editors of LiveScience.
"After the Feast: Americans Toss Out Half Their Food
December 21: It's no secret the United States is a throwaway society, but the quantify of food that'll be tossed out after the holiday feast -- or any other day -- might surprise you. A recent study found 40 to 50 percent of all U.S. food ready for harvest never gets eaten. Anthropologist Timothy Jones of the University of Arizona spent 10 years studying the flow of food from farms and orchards to grocery stores, kitchens and landfills. Jones says vegetable growers are like riverboat gamblers, playing the commodity market odds and, upon losing a bet, simply plowing a field under. The average household tosses out 14 percent of the food it buys. A quarter of that is never even opened. The cost per household: $590 a year just in meat, fruits, vegetables and grain products."