Amazon’s Outdoor Mailbox Locker, Challenges Your Discovered Pastimes

Making your outdoor journey more comfortable is not a challenge anymore.
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Updated on Oct. 14 2017

Life in the outdoor world through living on or along the road can become difficult for anyone to replenish essentials. Whether you have shelter or you live off the road, life can be sweet because the love of simplicity will eventually grow on you.

One of the most difficult things to commit to may be to travel and live along the road. What makes it more of a challenge is when you must replenish your choice of essentials. You may believe that traveling with everything including alternatives makes the event a stress-free trip. Or you may think of bringing more is a burden to fulfill the event.

Carrying less and just enough essentials is a powerful experience because you are required to reciprocate from your used resources. Which ever the decision may be of how much gear you are planning to carry in your saddle, there is one thing that is always needed and that is a service that can deliver what ever an individual needs for the outdoor in any location at anytime with or without a home or postal box.

Amazon's Mailbox Locker in the works

There are some traditional services offered by a few of the big name shipping companies that offer a “will-call” service. This service, is modern but scenesent. For those who have used this service well, expect some changes coming soon in this servicing industry. For those who are unfamiliar, this service allows anyone, who makes a purchase through his/her preferred online store, to have their purchases delivered to the “will-call” department of the shipping company. Anyone can pick up their package at the shipping company anytime. If you are concerned with delivery of your purchases to your home when no one is available to receive the package, this is an alternative option. But wait, there’s more to this growing service.

There hasn’t been much development of this type of offering with more remote features to anyone who travels anywhere and everywhere. With such a huge outdoor and traveling audience, providing such a service can seem daunting. However, anyone who is beginning or already accustomed to the lack of available options can definitely see to it of additional features that would work better with traveling. My first experience with this mailing service was in 2011. Since then, there wasn’t much development until recently.

After being restless throughout the day, I wanted to relax but I was also really hungry. In addition, I’ve been traveling and I’ve been delaying to purchase a mobile phone case protector for my phone that no local store offers. First thing I did when my hunger hit was I went to the local grocery store. I stumbled across this yellow locker outside the store a few times before learning that it was an online retailer’s mailbox locker. Amazon’s mailbox locker. I fell in love for the first time with a machine. A mobile mailing box? That’s right.

Arhats did not get paid for this article by Amazon or any other entity in the shipping industry. Arhats and I love exploring new comforts in the outdoor world and since I stumbled upon this locker and there is no other provider in this advance shipping arena yet, other than Amazon’s locker, it was a perfect match to use their “steel tin can” in this article piece.

This is quite a resourceful tool for any traveler because if you are a thousand miles away from home, climbing in the Rockies or El Capitan, unable to find a local boot store or local retailer within distance, unable to find a “will-call” department from a shipping carrier locally, unwilling to lease a post office box or find one closer, unable to travel back home that may be a thousand miles away, and you need to have a hiking boot soon, you can simply have your needed boot as soon as possible from a mailbox locker. It may be a little bit more work to travel back down to that closest grocery store to pick up your package from Amazon’s locker but this new option will be able to help tailor our advanced outdoor experiences a little bit further to efficiency.

Shipping services and online retailers have just been tapping into this well of advanced delivery tools. Because of this delivery race, there may just be a mobile mailing locker off that back country trail of yours or the mailing box locker may be given robotic legs and you may not have to detour your climb.

Amazon's Mailbox Locker at a different angle in the works

This is a great example of how our traditional affinity is connecting with things through advancement. There may be more effective options but with our varied travel plans along with our motley choices, our decisions depend on the activity. This evolving service may just enhance our experiences anywhere through our finger tips. Who would have ever imagined traveling across the world away from home and keeping in mind of online retailers for simple to complex essentials? I did, in 2011.

Just because the outdoor world is becoming a powerful influence to our demands and themes, does not necessarily mean that we will be able to fulfill our travels everywhere. Similarly, security and safety can be a concern and wild animals such as bears have enough strength to tear through metal. Even though the other side of the fork may be rockier, the idea of having to detour will be more comfortable to absorb through.

When innovation comes from opportunity, passion and creativity, people will be able to enjoy others’ experience and thought. Who knows? maybe when you are on the Pacific Crest Trail and when you are just about out of rations, there may just be that mobile mailbox locker just near your camping spot. Your planned meals and snacks will just be waiting for you. Your scares may just be a checking point and the new mobile mailing locker may just be your new best friend.

Go out, live a little and experience what the simplicity of the outdoors can evolve for you.

Discovered to write this on October 29, 2016
Contributor: D Cheng


Because of the abundance of the things we rely on to help us live comfortably and we want to evolve, we forget to revert back to simplicity for growth.



The combination of technology and the outdoor world of things can make the challenge of traveling through the outdoor more comfortable.

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