My latest shoe project: 4-Tab Sandals. They are very comfortable and pretty easy to make. I put up a tutorial.
So far homemade shoes and sandals have been my only real getting free item. I have also started learning about edible plants. There are a lot of edible plants that grow as weeds in my back yard. So have no fear that I'm devastating the wilderness. It's more like I found a way to grow food in the garden without working very hard—by eating the weeds instead.