We recommend you send all extra gear well ahead of your flight by USPS to the mailing address where you have booked your hotel accommodations. Regardless of what your local post office might give as a delivery time, mail to the Alaskan bush is slow. We recommend a minimum of 6 weeks for Parcel Post and 3 weeks for Priority. USPS will not accept any hazardous material. This includes Pepper (Bear) Spray and any Coleman fuel or butane canisters. You may buy Coleman fuel and small propane canisters at the store in McGrath (see below.) Butane is not available. You must pack your ammunition in the luggage that you bring on the airlines. Also, please bring soft gun cases for your guns, as these will fit in our aircraft. Hard cases may be left at your lodging. We cannot stress enough that each hunter is limited to 150lbs. of gear each on the bush flight out of McGrath. We have a scale in McGrath, and weigh out every group before boarding the plane. Do not pay to send lots of extra gear to McGrath, only to have it left in town.
For your information, there is a small store in McGrath where you can purchase Coleman fuel and some other supplies you might need. They have a complete line of groceries including bread, milk and vegetables. Due to the remote aspect of this store, prices are higher than you are accustomed to.