Send a real message in a bottle

The decorative character, history and beauty of form have even prompted Deutsche Post to offer to send a message in a bottle. Gift and creative portals offer decorative variants for the gift table. However, a real message in a bottle is sent to the "blue ". Some considerations against breakage will help.

Message and language

Despite the Internet and communication in the millisecond range, there are still fans of analog mail. And among these people there is a small group who want to send a real message in a bottle on their way. Some factors considered in the message increase the chances of getting a response at some point in life:

  • Also read - some or all of the bottles are covered with stickers
  • Also read - Permanently and decoratively label bottles
  • Also read - Closing bottles permanently or temporarily

The text should be in legible font (block letters) in at least your own language and in English. Depending on the place of dispatch, other languages can help, for example Spanish in America, Indian in the Indian Ocean and Chinese.

When specifying the sender, it is of course difficult to estimate whether the contact will still exist in decades. Sometimes an e-mail address or that of a friend who lives in real estate can exist for a longer period of time.

Transport route of the message in a bottle

A distinction is to be made between the internal bottle mail and the free variant. The bottle cannot leave an inland lake. If a river is chosen, the journey can be over after a few kilometers at the next lock. Ideally, the sender should familiarize himself roughly with the flow conditions on rivers and seas.

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

Close durable and openable

The best method to seal a message in a bottle weatherproof and (salt) waterproof has been handed down historically. Closing with a cork provides long-term security due to the swelling behavior. An additional sealing with drizzled wax helps, but the cork must be reached by the moisture in order to swell permanently and properly.

Tips & Tricks Choose a glass color that is as light as possible or as transparent as possible 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 these can withstand a fall of about fifty centimeters on hard ground, they are suitable as a message in a bottle.