Re: Resupply@Reds Meadow
- I can't imagine any reason Red's wouldn't accept a package from the post office no matter how it was labeled. Bob Tanner, the owner is a crusty guy but also a businessman and is not about to upset a potential customer (an assumption only--not the crusty part). Just remember to make allowances for the extra time it will take for the package to get there via surface mail. If you do decide to buy canisters along the way I would plan on being adaptable. Last year VVR was out of canisters when I arrived there. An unusual occurrence but things happen. I've found that the prices for canisters aren't that much more at the usual resupply points so I've always purchased them along the way. The $1-$2 savings isn't worth it to me for the extra hassle of mailing them and the possibility that a postal worker along the way decides to interrupt the postal regs in some creative way. When I've passed through MTR there have always been partially used canisters free for the taking.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter Burke <pburke@...> wrote:
> On 4/26/2011 10:55 PM, Viraj wrote:
> > I am planning on shipping one of our resupplies to Reds. I have the link from our resource page with the release forms, prices, etc. What I don't know is - can I send fuel(cannisters) to them (Reds)and will they pick it up? I thought I read somewhere they won't (of course now I can't find that source.) I know about USPS restrictions for sending isobutane cannisters and have this information. Has anyone encountered problems with mailing fuel there? I'd prefer not to go into Mammoth to buy fuel.
> > Thanks.
> I assume that when shipped properly labeled and following postal
> requirements, they will pick it up - their store is full of fuel
> cartridges in case you worry about not having enough.......
> In case you decide not to ship the fuel, you can buy it at the store in
> Reds. They have the most popular fuel canisters in stock. Same is true
> for Tuolumne Meadows, VVR and MTR.