Hi, I will be using denatured Alcohol for the first half of my JMT hike until I reach MTR, where I will switch to a canister stove.
I will have 3 resupplies before I reach MTR, which should allow me to carry very little alcohol between resupplies (6 ounces max). I know alcohol is sold along the JMT, but I have no clue if they are selling little bottles of yellow heet, or huge cans of denatured alcohol, so I plan on just mailing myself tiny 8oz plastic water bottles filled with heet.
Now there's the issue with mailing the fuel. Originally I was going to do flat rate priority mail boxes for my resupplies, but I've learned that I can't air mail denatured alc. I can only mail it surface mail. Is parcel post considered surface mail, or do they also fly parcel post packages? I've driven across the US, and I can't imagine a surface only package arriving earlier than 1 week.
I'm trying to figure out when I must ship myself my resupply in order for it to arrive before I do. Anyone ever ship something surface mail from the East Coast to the West Coast? How many days are we looking at?