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March 25, 2012

Homemade Eco Clothes Dryer

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 7:02 pm

This clothes dryer (photo attached) is a kit that was thrown in the trash. It’s plastic tubing with a stand at the bottom. It was intended for a liquor stand advertising a certain brand of alcohol for a sporting event. It was thrown away intact. Something told my husband to pick it up.

We tried it today as an alternate clothes dryer. The shirts and tops hung up via hangers dried very quickly.

I think it’s vital to be off the grid as much as possible; and save as much as money as you can by using alternate forms and ways of doing things.

Whole foods now sells water cisterns that are $99 each. We saw them yesterday. We’re seriously considering buying one or making one ourselves. The rain water can be trapped and reused to water plants, maybe wash clothes and take showers in an as needed situation.

We also found more chocolate, crackers, a wooden wine box, and a whole bunch of other odds and ends and vacuum cleaner. Found out the cleaner had a blown motor, but we could still salvage it for scrap metal, i.e. copper and metals.


March 20, 2012


Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 1:41 am

Decided to try daytime diving for a change in pace. No need for flashlights or skulking around. Just plain ole in daylight diving. Actually it has it’s advantages. Easier to see items and lot less hassle.

We look for quality now, not quantity. It’s very easy to get caught up and just want to take everything. When you have a small house, you just can’t.

Today and yesterday’s finds include, 3 bottles of wine, 1 bottle of vodka, some glasses (were in a kit w/liquor and glasses), mattress cover, perfume, makeup, 1 container of protein power (new unopened), a box of vitamins (new), some hair clips and other miscellaneous items.

In a SHTF situation things like protein powder is a viable prepper item. You could subsitute a couple of meals a day with protein powder and plain water. Probably wouldn’t be as satisfying as meatloaf but it would keep you alive.

I smell a bad moon a rising. Please get out of debt, store food and have a getaway plan.

March 3, 2012

Snack Time

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 9:56 pm

Went to our usual stores, good finds as usual.

Frappucino drinks (one was broken and they threw out the entire pack)
Smart water
Skinny water

Once again the law of manifestation works. When I need something or buy a small portion of it, God sends me a boxload later on down the road.

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