Mailing food drops

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Mailing food drops

Postby Anotherjonesy » Wed 10 Feb, 2021 8:09 am

Anyone had experience in mailing food drops to post offices or accommodation through Aus post?

Was wondering if I can send my own mixes of stuff in zipocks, ready made meals, however as half the stuff we eat is in powdered form, and might look of dubious intentions through a depot scanner?
Or am I better off sending everything in its original packaging?
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Re: Mailing food drops

Postby norts » Wed 10 Feb, 2021 8:51 am

When doing long distance hiking in the US and making up food drops I post food in its original packaging then decant it when I pick it up. Send the right amount of zip locks with your parcel. I have decanted and then posted and had a few mishaps as zip locks are usually not as sturdy as original packaging.
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Re: Mailing food drops

Postby stry » Wed 10 Feb, 2021 9:55 am

norts wrote:When doing long distance hiking in the US and making up food drops I post food in its original packaging then decant it when I pick it up. Send the right amount of zip locks with your parcel. I have decanted and then posted and had a few mishaps as zip locks are usually not as sturdy as original packaging.


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Re: Mailing food drops

Postby maxknott » Sun 06 Jun, 2021 3:53 pm

i recently did this with a weeks worth of homemade dehydrated meals and sundries, sent it to a caravan park in tas(from melb), quick call to let them know when i would be collecting it
all sorted no problems
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