Here is the situation: I've received the box from Sharon, took one item out of the box (tent footprint), packed two alcohol stoves (home made), cat-hole trowel with nylon carrier (both new) and dry sack (new) and sent to the next person - Frank H. (Porker110). I've received several PMs (one from Frank - right after i sent the box) and one from Aaron (well after). I just checked today with Frank and he said the box never arrived.
Now here is the sad part - the box was sent with tracking, but i tossed the receipt a few days ago with the trash. I called USPS with my credit card information and transaction time that i pulled from the credit card statement, but without tracking they are saying they can't do anything about it. So I've messed up by tossing the receipt, it's my fault.
Here is what was in the box (from memory):
- 2 camelbacks
- 1 dog carrier/backup
- stainless steel utensils
- two books (one was "How to shit in the woods" and don't remember the second one)
- esbit stove
- alcohol stove
- pair of leather gloves
- pull-over or fleece
- Titanium mug with handles cut off and with a cozy
- backpack cover
- grease pot
- MSR stainless steel pot
I may have missed something, but that was most of the content.
Since it was me who sent the box and tossed receipt before verifying that it arrived to the next person, I will be putting a new box together. I don't have much gear besides what was already added to the box that was lost by USPS, so I will be going and buying new items. The silver lining is that the old box contained some items that were quite used, so the next person will be choosing from mostly new items.
I will update you all as soon as it has been put together and sent out.