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    how keen are u dumpster divers on eating food you find?

    doesn't faze me one bit. one of my favorite things to do.

    found me some whey protein earlier today.

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    Yeah, I don't do that.

    I use pre-owned computers, pre-owned furniture, pre-owned tires, and pre-owned clothes. But, I'll never use pre-owned food unless I'm starving to death... literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matador View Post
    Yeah, I don't do that.

    I use pre-owned computers, pre-owned furniture, pre-owned tires, and pre-owned clothes. But, I'll never use pre-owned food unless I'm starving to death... literally.
    yup
    me too.

    i like to consider myself an adventurous type but..
    u have to draw the line somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DopenScrapple View Post
    doesn't faze me one bit. one of my favorite things to do.

    found me some whey protein earlier today.
    from the looks of u, u dont need more protein

    maybe if u found some fat burners, u could try those...
    just saying

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    guess I have never found anything good in regular sources but grocery stores when I was younger were a great source of food not starving but they throw out so much food that just looks worse for wear as in the way food normally looks and apples other fruit and things are great that way but now they have compactors so no go.

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    Eustice et a skwirl fresh runned over on mountin men. Dat count?

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    No I don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msmoorad View Post
    from the looks of u, u dont need more protein

    maybe if u found some fat burners, u could try those...
    just saying
    hmmmmmmmm


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    Can't say that I would do it with food, but anything else reusable doesn't get scrapped. Anyone interested in this should check out "Extreme Cheapskates" on TLC. Some of the stuff they do is even more questionable than food in a dumpster, but they do that too. Check out the episode where one guy buys a goat's head from a butcher with change he found in the gutters. BLAH!
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    Goats head soup!

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    Yep! SOOO gross. And he actually cooks it for a family he's staying with as his "room and board" as part of his "free" vacation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DopenScrapple View Post
    hmmmmmmmm


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    the muscle is there
    but theres too much covering it

    (to be honest, im not far behind u)

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    Personally I dont dumpster dive or get into the construction dumpsters. So, no, I would consume any food item from dumpsters. I do shop curbco occcasionally, but with gas prices only if in rte and spot something quick.

    Kinda off-topic, but relAted to dumpsters, I was almost hit in the head by a man throwing scrap out of construction dumpster. It was directly by a sidewalk at a strip of stores and he threw electrical stuff onto the sidewalk right as I walked by!~ Gave me a startle..it was a deep dumpster so didnt see his head or anything. Couldnt complain, he was in there trying to make some cash and save the environment.

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    Nope not too keen

    For all you know there could have been rat poison in there...and you got some on your 'stash is that for later?
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    it's all in your head. unless you are making and preparing all of your food the same argument applies to the food u eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DopenScrapple View Post
    it's all in your head. unless you are making and preparing all of your food the same argument applies to the food u eat.
    I'm sure I have less chance of getting tainted, spoiled, rotten, or contaminated food from a grocery store than from a dumpster. Not saying it's impossible, just unlikely. The chances of quality food from a grocery store are exponentially better than the chances of quality food from a dumpster.
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    There's a documentary about dumpster diving, called DIVE! I saw it on Netflix, it's pretty good. These people have freezers full of meat that was near expiration date, fridges full of fresh produce, pantries full of snacks and canned goods. I don't see anything wrong with it, just be smart and be safe.

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    When I worked the produce section at a grocery store we'd throw stuff every night an every night we had people waiting on us to throw it out. An no they weren't homeless or any thing of the sort. Just folks who didn't want to spend money for whatever reason. We threw out a ton of crap that would just be wasted had it not been for those people.

    Packaged salads? Yep threw those out 2 days before the date. Tomatos? Threw them out a lot to(tomato's get damaged easily).

    Guess I'm trying to say..diving McDonald's may not be the best an healthiest choice, but there are people out thee who dive grocery store type places tho for food. Most still in it's package, an not messed with. It's just throw straight out.

    I've never done it, but know a few who have an worked the above gig an saw even more folks who did it.

    How ya think all them so called cheapskates get rich? They do their best to not pay for stuff if they can help it.

    Each their own I reckon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirscrapalot View Post
    When I worked the produce section at a grocery store we'd throw stuff every night an every night we had people waiting on us to throw it out. An no they weren't homeless or any thing of the sort. Just folks who didn't want to spend money for whatever reason. We threw out a ton of crap that would just be wasted had it not been for those people.

    Packaged salads? Yep threw those out 2 days before the date. Tomatos? Threw them out a lot to(tomato's get damaged easily).

    Guess I'm trying to say..diving McDonald's may not be the best an healthiest choice, but there are people out thee who dive grocery store type places tho for food. Most still in it's package, an not messed with. It's just throw straight out.

    I've never done it, but know a few who have an worked the above gig an saw even more folks who did it.

    How ya think all them so called cheapskates get rich? They do their best to not pay for stuff if they can help it.

    Each their own I reckon.

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    the type of stuff u just described
    that- i would have no problems eating
    or waiting for them to throw it out for that matter.


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