I have made it a habit to start buying alot of things second hand. Like flea markets, yard sales etc.
Not only do I try to buy most of the things I need used, but... I only buy things that were made in the good old USA. Why buy a coal shovel from Walmart for $40 that was made in China when I can get an old USA made one for $5 at a flea market. I also FIX everything that I can, not much gets tossed around here.
Got me an old 1960's Coleman camp stove that runs on white gas last week for ten bucks. They are fetching $100 at the store and aren't nearly as we'll made today. Took a few months of looking but it wasn't a huge priority. Just a hey if I see one it would be nice kinda thing.
Next on the list is an old coffee percolator but it has to be old and have the glass handle on top.
I know it's not much but it makes me feel better