This is fun stuff! And well worth the money spent on shipping. Did I get my value out of it? Yes and no. I took a book that was originally $14.99 in 1989. Would I pay $20 for it at my local bookstore? Nope. But would I recommend receiving this box? Absolutely! It gave me great pleasure going through and guessing where these items have been and who used them.
There are things in this box with a higher value than the shipping cost, but you are not going to find a $300 tent or sleeping bag. But the true value for me was being a part of this community giveaway. If you think of this as a way to get something expensive for nearly nothing in return, stay away. But if you are interested in adding to the fun and letting someone else have the things you no longer use, jump in!
The excitement of your name coming up on the list next, the anticipation of waiting and hoping the box arrived, coming home from a long day at work to find a treasure chest on your doorstep, spreading it all out and rooting through it hoping for that special gem to be added to your personal hiking box and being able to be part of a project of giving was worth way more than the cost of shipping!
Thank you for all the PM's. This Hiker Box will be sent to James Reilly as I believe he is the next on the list.
Thank you Mark for starting this and thank you to everyone involved! Let's keep this going by adding more value than you take!
I'm going to go enjoy my new book now.