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Re: heat packs in fall shipments?
We often use them cause we ship year round, now is the time to get them
cause after hunting season they can be hard to find. They come in several
sizes and we go with the smallest this time of year. Since we only want
small amounts of heat we leave in the wrapper and only open one end hoping
this will slow and extend the heating time. WE never put them next to a
bag, always far away with some insulation in between. we use styro boxes
that are about 1.5 inches thick and seal the lid opening. we do not ship
when night temps are below freezing in our area or wherever the box is
going. that may require holding the shipment for a couple of weeks. we
only lost one shipment last winter, a 9 day trip to greg simpson, the
results were not pleasant. I know some folks dont use them, or believe in
them, and have success. We do know that our mail goes out at 5 so the box
does not get to the PO befire 4 and box is sealed just before leaving.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Karpa-Wilson" <dkarpawi at indiana_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Monday, October 23, 2000 8:53 PM
Subject: heat packs in fall shipments?
> I'm trying to arrange a shipment with someone who knows only slightly more
> about shipping than I. She was thinking of using some heat packs. Any
> suggestions on how to do this? We were thinking that having them somewhat
> insulated from the fish bag would be good to keep the fish from cooking.
> Doug Karpa-Wilson
> Department of Biology
> Indiana University
> Jordan Hall
> 1001 E. 3rd St.
> Bloomington, IN 47405
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