Send a real bottle mail


Decorative character, history and beauty of form have even caused the German Post to offer the sending of a bottle post. Gift and creative portals offer decorative variations for the gift table. A real bottle mail, however, sent to the "blue". Here are some considerations against break help.

Message and language

Despite Internet and communication in the millisecond range, there are still lovers of analog mail. And among these people there is again a small group that wants to send a real bottle post on the road. Some factors considered in the message increase the chance of getting an answer sometime in life:

The text should be written in easy-to-read type (pamphlet) in at least one's own language and in English. Depending on the location, other languages ​​can help, for example around America in Spanish, Indian Indian and Chinese in the Indian Ocean.

Of course, it is difficult to estimate whether the contact still exists in decades when the sender is provided. Occasionally, an e-mail address or that of a friend with self-inhabited real estate can last longer.

Traffic route of the bottle post

A distinction should be made between the internal bottle post with the free variant. An inland lake can not leave the bottle. If a river is chosen, the journey may end after just a few kilometers at the next lock. Ideally, the sender makes himself roughly acquainted with the flow conditions on rivers and seas.

Anyone planning international "mail", for example on holiday, can work their way through the relevant search engines under the search term "ocean currents". If you want to throw your bottle mail into a river, you should check the direction of flow, the distance of the possible mouth of the sea and the lock position.

Durable and openable

The best way to seal a bottle post weather and (salt) waterproof, is historically known. Closing with a cork provides many years of security due to the swelling behavior. An additional seal with dripped wax helps, but the cork must be reached by the water moisture in order to swell permanently and properly.

Tips & Tricks

Choose the lightest or clearest possible glass color so that the content can be recognized. Stable and thick glass, for example a wine bottle, reduces the risk of breakage. If you have the opportunity, test the sensitivity with identical bottles. If they endure a fall of about fifty inches on hard ground, they are suitable as a bottle post.


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