[at-l] Mail drops

Doug Mathews mathews at uga.edu
Fri Nov 17 05:16:53 CST 2006

I did mail drops on my through hike and fell into the trap of using 
USPS.  Nothing wrong with them, but as Art mentioned, I got stuck 
once or twice due to holiday closings, etc.  If I were to do it 
again, I'd only use a mail drop for those items that I could not 
easily obtain locally.  Items such as medicine, specialty food, gear 
swaps, etc. I felt that having a place I had to  be, even  if on my 
own terms, was a requirement that made me feel somewhat 
constrained.  Of course that is just me, and we are all different, 
thank goodness!  I could not take too many of me!  ;-)

As they say, YMMV


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