Daddy has always been a dumpster diving man... He picks up raw materials (wood, abandoned window things, etc) and constructs things out of them. Neat! Cheap new furniture, yea?
Recently, some friends have turned me on to dumstering for food. I thought they were whacked, eating stale nasty food, but I've found some decent packaged stuff. Nearby bagel place has a nightly dump that makes a good (not moldy, but fresh) breakfast.