I have always used items you cannot make to measure my in game fortune. I personally perfer trying to find bags of tea and salt as they are light weight and back in the day they actually were quite expensive. So if any of you can resist the urge to salt your meat then join me in a new challege.
How many Bags of Tea and Salt do you have?
Let's throw in necklaces and anklets as well?
I have a measly:
23 bags of salt
7 bags of tea
38 bags of salt
12 bags of tea
Err... 2 necklakes :P
(plus over 5000 lbs food stock + 37 domestic animals, will do for over 6 years :P)