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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:01 PM
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How do I send liquid through the USPS?
Not flammable or anything. Maple Syrup.

Never had to send liquid in the mail before. Help!

:hi:
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:02 PM
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1. wrap it in plastic explosive
and make sure bits of wire protrude from the packaging.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:14 PM
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2. I've sent honey just fine - wrap in in bubble wrap, pack it in peanuts - mark fragile.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:53 PM
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6. What HopeHoops said.
Wrap it completely with bubble wrap. If you're sending more than one jar wrap each one individually. Center the jar(s) in the box and fill all of the dead space in the box with more cushioning (use the dreaded peanuts or more bubble wrap or air packs.) If there's more than one jar, make sure to pad between them. When you close the box and shake it, you shouldn't be able to hear movement of the jars.

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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:51 PM
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8. Yummmmm! Honey and Peanuts!
But someone might eat it before it gets there!

:silly:
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 05:19 PM
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10. Ah, but the honey I sent was local buckwheat honey - best kind ever!
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:17 PM
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3. I think as long as it isn't alcohol you can send liquids.
As far as packing it safely, I might wrap some electrical tape around the cap to help prevent leaks. Then a box with some "popcorn" so it doesn't get bashed around in handling. :)
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:36 PM
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4. Just squeeze it into the opening of the blue box
Edited on Sun Mar-08-09 12:44 PM by Schema Thing
@ the post office
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 12:53 PM
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5. rubber envelopes
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:05 PM
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7. Maybe you could ask that guy in Illinois who just tried it
he does get one phone call... :evilgrin:
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 01:51 PM
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9. Use a loooooooooooong straw.
You'll save on postage, too. :P
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 05:20 PM
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11. Pour it through a funnel
into the mailbox on the corner

I'm sure it will end up several places that way...



:rofl:
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 06:38 PM
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12. My friend just sent me a ziploc bag of Amish Friendship Bread starter.
It came in a bubble wrap lined envelope with a notation on the front: Liquid Bread Starter Enclosed.

It got here just fine.

:hi:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 06:42 PM
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13. If you send it in an open jar, be sure to put "This side up!" on the outside of the box.
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