|Medium flat rate box|
|Large flat rate box|
|I printed 20 of these out and sent them to all my post offices before I began my hike.|
|Trail mix to the upper left, granola in the center, and bags of chips on the bottom.|
|"2" is for "Box #2." Crushed chips inside.|
|Mixing trail mix.|
|One box's contents: food, sunscreen, maps, trash bag, etc.|
- Aluminum foil windscreens (10). These will last several weeks before the need to be replaced. I shipped myself one for about every 10 days.
- Cat food canister stove (6).
- Mini sunscreen bottle (6)
- Lithium batteries for my for my iPad Bluetooth keyboard
- A trashbag for every box. The trash bags were inserted into my backpack so that my contents inside were waterproof. (Be sure to get tall trash bags!)
- Select maps for the area you’re about to travel through.
- Book of matches
- Water treatment drops
I shipped about 10 aluminum foil windscreens and six cat food canister stoves. The cat food stoves were surprisingly hardy, and I probably didn't need so many spares. I think it's safe, though, to have a replacement ready after one month.
Small bottles like this sunscreen bottle save weight.
Water treatment drops.
|These zippered ziplocks cannot handle wear and tear well.|
|These are my dinner meals for box #2. Potatoes mixed with butter and bacon on the right. Southwestern polenta with bacon in the middle. Parmesan cheese on the left.|
|Dinner meals for box #4. Angel hair pasta, Ramen, and basil with parmesan cheese. I also shipped myself olive oil in boxes that contained noodle dinners.|
|I packaged my olive oil in two types of containers. When I needed a small amount, I put them in these small baby juice bottles. If I needed more, I put them in a small Tropicana orange juice bottle. Both sorts of bottles worked excellently.|
|I bought this box, as well as a box of Tropicana bottles at Sam's Club. Obviously the juice had to be drank beforehand.|
Cost of 2012-13 Keystone XL Expedition so far....
Shipping packages: $406