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This grainy little no-sound-having video marks our first venture into publishing as a video content producer. Expect to see more -- and slightly better -- videos in the future from Scavenge Lord.
This marks the first in a video series, the Scavenge Lord's Loot Videos. Other video creators have made loot videos to show off the loot from their shopping trips or their virtual treasures from videos games. I'll take garbage any day of the week over that.
Let's break down what it is that we are seeing here.
In this video, you see the articles which I recovered from trash on the morning of February 1st, 2016. I discovered many outfits which would have been suitable for a consignment shop, but I am not planning on visiting such a shop soon. These items will be going to my nearby Goodwill drop off location instead.

The computer case is an older Dell PC. The junker who threw it out was prudent enough to remove the hard drive. He even took out the RAM sticks. (Good job, junker!) On the other hand, he left the power source still in the case, and that is something I can salvage and use later.

The two small black objects in front of the bicycle are Nintendo 64 controllers. A specific friend of mine will be interested in those.
The most obvious item in the collection is the red bicycle. This bicycle looked very good when I found it. In fact, it looked so good that I posted a photo to my community website to make certain that it wasn't thrown out by mistake. The condition was not perfect. The front tire was flat, and the training wheels in the back were bent so that the back tire didn't make full contact with the ground. I was able to fix these problems myself and gift a like-new red kid's bicycle to the Goodwill the next day.

The audio accompanying this video is New Lands by ALBIS. It may be found in the Youtube Ad-free music library.

~Scavenge Lord

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The photographer Quispiam took this photo of food which had been thrown from grocers in Europe. He then gifted the photo to the public domain with a Creative Commons 1.0 Public Domain Donation license.

This picture reminds me of what scavenging has done for me. More to the point, it reminds me of what I have become as a result of scavenging -- a generous person.

In the last year that I have been seriously scavenging, I have had the most fun year of my entire forty year old life. After my exciting treasure hunts, I have turned around and given away the vast majority of the things that I have found. I keep and use a tremendous amount of good and prizes that I recover, always being mindful to not become a hoarder nor keep anything that I cannot use. Once per week, I invite friends over to my home for dinner and gaming. I bring out all of the things that I have salvaged and offer them first access to claim what they want. The things that they don't claim sometimes go onto Amazon or to a consignment shop for retails, but those are the rare cases. Then I take my treasures to my local Goodwill drop off location. These journeys to the Goodwill usually two or three trips to carry everything.

I have always been poor my entire adult life. As such, I have never had an opportunity to be generous. I give blood when I can because I cannot give money nor any material goods of value to anyone. Scavenging is changing that about me and perhaps enriching the world slightly as a result.

~Scavenge Lord
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