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Originally posted by Gregarious
If you want more, send it in a box via mail, before you go. Use it, then mail it back.
...In the United Kingdom, mail is addressed to POSTE RESTANTE (or TO BE CALLED FOR), which is written after the full name of the recipient (as appears on the identification to be presented ie. the passport, if abroad), then the name and full address of the destination post office, thus:—
Mr. John Smith
Islington Post Office
116 Upper Street
London N1 1AE
If only addressed to a town name, for example POSTE RESTANTE, LONDON (there are currently 115 crown offices in LONDON) mail will go to the closest main post office branch.
The sender should also include their return address. In the United Kingdom, the Royal Mail holds mail posted from within the UK for two weeks, whereas mail posted from abroad is normally held for one month, if the recipient is at sea however, it will be held for two months. Where mail is not collected within that time, it will be returned to the sender, or if there is no sender indicated, will be treated as undeliverable. If the sender would like uncollected mail returned sooner, they can indicate this on the envelope. Timescales vary from country to country according to local practice.
 United States
In the United States, the US Postal Service uses the term general delivery and reserves the term poste restante for international mail sent to general delivery. Mail is addressed as follows:—
Mrs. Jane Q. Smith
Washington DC 20090-9999
In the ZIP+4 code, the add-on code for general delivery is 9999. The main post office in a community will hold such mail for up to 30 days. This may be a different post office from where oversized packages and registered mail are held for any particular zip code. Note that many post offices within a medium to large city do not have general delivery, and mail addressed to these zip codes will either be forwarded to the Main Post Office or returned to sender.
Originally posted by Nirgal
reply to post by WatchRider
Now we're getting a little more warmed up. Sounds like you know your "abroad" area pretty well, almost a second home?
There's been some examples in the past. Boxing Day Tsunami, Yugoslavian civil war, Madagascar et. al. Here is an excellent eye-witness account of WTSHT Airport.
I'm not saying a holiday BOB is going to be of much use to you if freedom fighters overrun your airport but there may be a time when you might need to think about it. Say for example you're away and while you're gone martial law is declared in your home country, or the one you're in. Do you go crying to the embassy/consulate or calmy work the situation out (remember money is finite).
Originally posted by colec156
I feel it is nearly impossible to be 100% prepared where ever you are, ( I may be wrong ).