NANFA-- RE: Shipping supplies

B.G. Granier (
Mon, 27 Jan 2003 12:55:31 -0600

Hi all,

If you're like me, you're always on a quest to find the cheapest costs of
supplies for shipping items (wet, swimming, and maybe slimy things) through
the mail.........

Go to the site and click on shipping supplies, Priority mail
items, select the item 0-BOX #4
and fill out the required form and the Post Office will deliver 25 of the
Priority mail cardboard boxes to you free of charge!

These boxes measure 7" X 7" X 6", approximate dimensions.

Now, go to your local home improvement or building supplies store and pick up
a 4' X 8' sheet of 1/2" Dow board, which is a sheet of foam that is
sandwiched between two layers of plastic film. (If you can find the thicker
"R" value, then get it!)

When you get the sheet of insulation home, mark and cut out the following
pieces that will fit neatly into the USPS Priority mail cardboard box in the
following sizes and quantity for each box that you're insulating:

2 pcs. 5" X 6"
2 pcs. 5" X 7"
2 pcs. 7" X 7"

The two 7" X 7" will form the top and bottom, the two 5" X 6" the sides, and
the two 5" X 7" the ends of the box..........they should fit neatly into the
USPS box and will provide a stable enough box to enable my 200 pound (plus) to
stand and jump on without breaking! I actually tried to break it!

When shipping fish and other wet and slimy creatures, simply place the bags
inside and fill in the empty places with foam or styrofoam or newspaper, and
take them to the Post Office and send them to their new home! (Express mail is
more desirable during these cold winter months, but Priority mail is fine
during the spring and summer months.)

Swimmingly yours,

BG Granier
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