Getting / obtaining white rice in the bush

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Getting / obtaining white rice in the bush

Postby madowlspeaks » Tue Apr 07, 2015 2:58 am

Hi all,

Would Amazon be the best way to get 20 pound rice bags to a remote village? I am noticing that Amazon has a surpringly small selection of rice options-mostly instant in boxes.
Does this mean I would have to buy it in the city of Fairbanks / Anchoarge and ship it out to the village in totes?
Any info on rice is highly appreciated.
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Re: Getting / obtaining white rice in the bush

Postby ElemEducator » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:13 am

It depends on what your priorities are. If time is a priority, go with prime.

I would recommend, however, if you're buying lots of rice, go ahead and fill up a tote and send it from Fairbanks/Anchorage.

You can send up to 70 pounds in a tote, and if you are only shipping them a few hundred miles it won't cost you that much.

For example, our 70 pound totes that we ship from Anchorage to Togiak---about 400 miles, cost us around $25. This is MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper than ever buying in the village.....I promise!

I won't get into how to ship via totes as there is already a ton of info on this forum. Just search "totes"
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Re: Getting / obtaining white rice in the bush

Postby Bushteachers » Sun May 10, 2015 2:27 pm

jessicamvkim wrote:Hi all,

Would Amazon be the best way to get 20 pound rice bags to a remote village? I am noticing that Amazon has a surpringly small selection of rice options-mostly instant in boxes.
Does this mean I would have to buy it in the city of Fairbanks / Anchoarge and ship it out to the village in totes?
Any info on rice is highly appreciated.

We do rice from Costco. 20 lb bags last a long time and I agree about amazon's selection. Ship it priority or parcel in a tote with other stuff. Should cost about half dollar a pound or less within Alaska.
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