[pct-l] Bearvault as bounce box
Gail Van Velzer
vanvelzer at charter.net
Tue Nov 18 19:26:51 CST 2014
I can also add that the flat rate boxes need to be used if you plan to send
them on without more postage. They also can't be opened. If you plan to
open them, then use regular postage boxes which most likely will be cheaper,
depending on weight and zip code.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jackie McDonnell" <yogihikes at gmail.com>
To: <pct-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Bearvault as bounce box
>A BearVault as a bounce box would cost a fortune in postage. Anything that
> is not the typical square/rectangle will cost more, because it cannot be
> processed by the USPS machines. An actual person has to handle it.
> A regional rate box is cheapest.
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:51 PM, Ted Rosen <trosen8231 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm planning to hike the PCT this year. I am from Canada, and don't have
>> US base to send and receive supply boxes during the hike. I own a
>> which I would intend to use in the required sections. Is it practical to
>> my Bearvault as a bounce box for basic resupply items such as guidebooks,
>> maps, and items needed towards the end of the trip, rather than the
>> fixed rate postal boxes or 5 gal paint buckets?
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