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October 18, 2015

Autumn Sunday night finds

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 8:46 pm

Now that it’s getting cooler, my food diving will start to go back up. Tonight I spotted a box alone in the dumpster just waiting for me. It had about 6 bags of cheeto type puffs (those are crack like to me, I can’t stop eating them) which will go to the local food pantry, some Halloween coasters new in container, some plastic forks, knives and cups and a few other odds and ends.

I’ve been looking for an orphanage of something of that sort that I could contribute to on a regular basis. I have a number of new blow dryers, curling irons and straighteners that were waiting for the right recipient. I have found those recipients. Orphaned children and teenagers who are either a by product of deceased parents, or neglected kids in need. Hillary was right, it does take a village to raise a child. Especially children who are parentless, hungry or near homeless.

I’m on my last final stages of my current antibiotic. I’m starting to feel better, but Pharma Antibiotics can do more harm the good. I’ve been juicing quite a bit and am feeling the difference. I’ve been making carrot juice with cilantro (which is a heavy metal detoxer) and carrot juice with parsley (a diuretic and a good tonic for UTI’s). I’m no longer buying commerical juices in the store. It’s a little more expensive to buy the fruit and juice it rather than the boxed juice, but in the long run I save money as I’m not going to the doctor. I’m also doing Vitamin C therapy and drinking lots of good water.

I do believe the right fruits and vegetables, good sleep and clean water makes a huge difference in your health. The right foods make the right attitude.

What do you eat or drink to stay healthy?


  1. brandonLA@mail.com

    hello, i have been dumpster-diving for about a year. i need some advice. first, i live in oregon, and

    diving itself is legal as far as i can tell. however i am doing it at the nearest market, a “grocery outlet”.

    have you any dealing with them? are they a particular hard case? i have been stopped by the cops occasionally.

    a few times they drove past with just a nod. other times they explained that what i was doing was technically

    “theft of sevices” and they departed. last night a deputy stopped me and and i got the impression that the

    next time i would be arrested. the cop said i could do it if i had the company’s permission. how would i go

    about getting it? i do this after hours, i don’t make a mess, etc. is there any particular argument i can

    make, who would i send it to? how would i phrase it to make it more palatable? is there any way to turn the

    murky legal situation into my advantage? what if i say i am looking for cans to recycle? which i do collect

    when i find them.i would appreciate any advice on this. happy holidays.

    thanks, brandon A

    Comment by Anonymous — November 16, 2015 @ 5:53 pm

  2. Great Article!!

    Comment by Tye Grisel — November 19, 2015 @ 12:26 pm

  3. Brandon, my apologies for the delay.

    Was this dude an actual law enforcement officer or a security guard? The reason I asked is that many times security guards are trying to chase you off so they get the good stuff.

    California vs. Greenwood is the court case that was used in California to justify dumpster diving. Once the property is in the dumpster it’s really the property of the dumpster company NOT the store, so that’s incorrect what the cop/security guard told you.

    If it’s a cop or a security guard, I would lie low in that area until he gets sick of trying to harrass you OR he gets a different beat. A friend of mine carries a hand held scanner with him. That way he always know when the cops are around. If they’re out busting someone, they’re not going to be near you.

    If you approach the manager, do it very cautiously. And make sure please when you do contact him in person, you are well groomed and clean shaven. You want to look like a clean cut college student ok?

    Chain stores vs. independent stores are about the same. No difference really.

    It would be a good idea to take someone with you as a spotter. That way they can be the lookout for you. Have some sort of signal, like a whistle, etc…distinct noise, that means hit the ground running and leave.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — November 23, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

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