I needed socks, I have found them, new, in the street.
I didn’t have a mop, I have found one in the garbage, nearly new.
New sunglasses in the to buy list. I find it in a free-shop, still with label on it.
Timing is all, timing is our life, or death. Often I find what I need just because I am not pretending to choose when I want something, but I know that I can wish anything, I just have to wait the right time.
Diving? Dumpster diving!
Surfing? Couch surfing!
I used to organize workshops about a quite freegan topic–“This meeting has the aim of being a PEER-TO-PEER teaching/learning to share all the knowledge we have about how to live in a city without being slave or work.”–was the title of my events.
The main point was to Teach each other Basic Urban Survival techniques,which are:
Bicycling (find, buy and use bicycles)
Second hands shop
Second hands local websites
Trashwiki.org – Infromations about dumpsterdiving
FallingFruit.org – Peer-to-peer community for urban(and non) foraging
Nomadwiki.org – All the knowladge about nomadic travelr
Hitchwiki.org – Hitchiking eplained in detais
Visawiki.org – Beurocratic wiki, with practical informations about documents
Velo.Wiki.yt – Wiki to find public bicycles. Still not complete, but you can contribute!
Couchwiki.org – CouchSurfing is not the only ospitality platform, here you find more.
Cashwiki.org – Busking, earning on the road and freeganism.
Don’t waste money for drinks, smoke, drugs or unhealthy food cause those things you pay three times, first when you buy it, then with your health, finally with hospital costs.
You will be surprised of how much money you are just throwing away in bars and cafe’s.
Small earnings (for ex: Bringing back empty cans, busking etc)
If you need Internet find an inexpensive snack bar, fast food, think to go to the library or train station.
My 2017 “Financial” Resolution is:
– No money for drinks;
– No money for unhealthy food;
– Max 300 euro/month for accommodation (10eur/day);
– Less presents for friends;
– Traveling solely by bicycle, exceptionally by airplane (max 50eur)
Here the story about a day when I really thought that Jesus exists:
AN UNATTENDED PIZZA in Santo Domingo
I decide to pass in the night with a small backpack, in order to get a full load of the fruit that represent this country.
I see two guardians playing domino at fifty meters from the tree, but from the moment the mangoes are in public domain I don’t even bother asking them anything. I lean to get the biggest one, the most flashy tropical colored of course, I touch them and they seem to be soft enough to get eaten in one or two days. After I take a second mango someone is shouting at me, it’s the guard, asking me, angrily, what I am doing. I reply saying that I am just taking few mangoes, while I get closer to the guard showing the fruits. They are two agents, saying that I have to pay 500 pesos for each mango I take, I reply joking: “I have no money, that’s why I am taking mangoes, to get something to eat with no money”, they continue to tell me that I am supposed to pay, but they go further in their national table game (domino).
I go back to the tree and try to get the best mangoes I can, at that point the two security agents walk fast in my direction holding guns, showing me the weapons and screaming. I put my hands up and I say: “ok ok, I will go, sorry, I didn’t understand..”, but it seems to not be enough for them, they start to shout some imprecations and continue to hold the guns in their hands. I run fast, away from them,