One Red Paperclip
Ran across this blog on another tech blog I read. This guy started with one red paperclip and a plan to trade his way to bigger and better things. So far he's traded the paperclip for a fish pen, which he traded for a knob with a face on it which he traded for a grill which he traded for a generator. Interesting to read, and will be interesting to follow and see what else he can trade for and if he gets hung up anywhere.