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[John Muir Trail] Re: 4 resupply points or 3

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  • john_friend
    So you re saying that you have to plan for the fact that the USPS may not deliver your package to the right location? --John
    Message 1 of 37 , Jun 19, 2013
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      So you're saying that you have to plan for the fact that the USPS may not deliver your package to the right location?

      --John

      --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Roleigh Martin <roleigh@...> wrote:
      >
      > I agree with Bob; 3 weeks minimum for MTR mailing (you should get a
      > confirmation in 2 weeks from them); 2 weeks minimum for the other sites.
      > Always do tracking and always do confirmation. Thanks to doing such I've
      > seen:
      >
      > 1. my package to Mammoth via USPS got rerouted from their PO to another
      > town 150 miles away; I called that PO and they rerouted the package back to
      > Mammoth.
      >
      > 2. my package to TM was stuck in HI PO, so I called them and they
      > forwarded the package to TM.
      >
      > Like Bob said, you want to be able to start your hike knowing you've
      > confirmed all supplies have been received at the proper location (and if
      > any reason, something is lost you need time to at least do a resend, but
      > you won't be able to get confirmation on a repackage/resend waiting this
      > late, so if you pad in one more week (matching Bob's recommendation),
      > you'll handle this worse case situation.
      >
      > Roleigh
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      >
      > On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 5:27 PM, robert shattuck <bobolonius@...>wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > "We will mail all resupply packages *3 days before we leave*."
      > >
      > >
      > > It should actually be more like *THREE WEEKS* before you leave . . . . or
      > > two . . . . but mailing out your resupply three days before you leave is
      > > tight and if anything, it ends up being one more thing you'll be thinking
      > > of until almost the last minute.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > BOB
      > > *http://www.summitpost.org/plans/view_activity.php?post_id=6480
      > > *
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
    • straw_marmot
      16L, you can just eat all your food and climb into the thing if a bear attacks
      Message 37 of 37 , Jun 26, 2013
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        16L, you can just eat all your food and climb into the thing if a bear attacks


        --- In johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com, Brian Ding <brian_ding@...> wrote:
        >
        > You are not only have a bigger can, but also have a stronger shoulders. :) Awesome!
        >
        > BrianJMT2013
        >
        >
        > ________________________________
        > From: John Ladd <johnladd@...>
        > To: johnmuirtrail@yahoogroups.com
        > Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 8:12 PM
        > Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Re: 4 resupply points or 3
        >
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        >  
        > On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 12:36 PM, nature_girl8 <nature_girl8@...> wrote:
        >
        > Anyone else just do 1 resupply stop at MTR?
        > I haven't in the past (since I've never done an entire JMT continuously) but I have previously hiked up to 12 days without resupply on other trips. I plan one resupply at MTR. I'm hiking Northbound, so I could always get off-trail at Reds or TM and top off a food supply with purchased items or just tank up on burgers. But I have a bigger can than most (16 liter capacity custom Bearikade) which helps make the longer resupply interval feasible.
        >
        >
        > John Curran Ladd
        > 1616 Castro Street
        > San Francisco, CA  94114-3707
        > 415-648-9279
        >
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