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Old 02-14-2004, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default Shipping salmon

Any advice or suggestions on how to ship / mail salmon across the country? Flash freeze? Dry Ice? Vacuum seal? Insulated packaging? Overnight necessary? Personal experiences.....?
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I know people have their catch shipped from Alaska trips, but I am not one of those people.

Maybe a stupid question, but I'll own up to it.

Thanks for anything you can offer.

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Old 02-14-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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Send it smoked I have to Calif. Two or three days about $7.00.Vacum pack.It will make to the east coast.
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Old 02-14-2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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Go buy a "5-Day" Coleman cooler (silver-colored fiberglass, white top). They really work.

Freeze fish. Put fish in, seal, ship air cargo. No sweat.

If necessary (more than 2 days en route, add up to 5 pounds of dry ice. That is the limit. Take to air cargo unsealed and they will inspect it. Then seal and ship. That ought to be good for a week or more.

We send frozen fish to our clients all over the U.S. routinely. We've never had a thawing problem.

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Old 02-14-2004, 09:01 PM   #4
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i vac pac, freeze, then pack in a styro box i get from the pharmacy on my route, and fedex to the desired location over night delivery.. not even close to thawed by the time it gets there. if you need some styro containers email me and i will set you up.
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Old 02-15-2004, 12:12 AM   #5
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I usually buy a soft sided cooler at Kmart for $9 then go to Baskind Robins and buy 3 lbs dry ice and pack it all with newspaper around the ice and fish. Then overnight it to wherever UPS
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:40 AM   #6
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Thanks for the tips!
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Old 02-17-2004, 08:41 AM   #7
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Old 02-17-2004, 09:00 AM   #8
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Buy a waxed cardboard box that is made for shipping fish.
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