Flat Rate Boxes

The Alison

the freezer

We have completed putting together our mail drops….well almost. Unfortunately, we did not get enough flat rate boxes from the post office. We did an experiment to see if sending a non-flat rate box was cheaper than mailing 2 large flat rate boxes. To our shock, we found out it would cost over $40 to send a 22lbs box (yes our food is heavy), where it only costs $30 to ship 2 flat rate.  Much better on the pocketbook! But as you can see, mailing our packages will be one of our biggest expenses.

All but 2 boxes fit in our freezers, but we are looking for temporary homes for 2 boxes. Any takers?

The gorp

Our calculations on how much food we would need were fairly accurate, however we went slightly long on dried apples and egg powder. Any takers? Just kidding! One highlight of the day was mixing the gorp. We tapped our inner Muppet chef while tossing ingredients into a bowl at will.

The fruit

Renee is now done with retreats at camp and can focus more on trail preparations. We are also going down to Kansas to visit friends at the end of this week. We hope this is a renewing time as the last few weeks have been full with work, life, and trail planning.

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About Renee

I enjoy adventures. Whether running marathons, thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, working with Service Adventure, or working with youth as Program Director of Swan Lake Christian Camp for 9 years, I have encountered many an adventure. On this site I will try to capture the big and small ones for you. Enjoy!

Posted on February 19, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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