Just pointing out that this is all well and good when you can get mail and communicate. I've spent months far from any possible mail (San Blas Islands of Panama), and the only link to home was via slow email
(for me) or SSB
(for others). No land line phones either. Other places I've been, like Colombia
, you could theoretically get a FedEx package, and I did once, but the close to $100 charge for a small box turned me off of that idea. Lots of other folks had their packages stolen. The only realistic way to receive messages there was via the Internet
or have someone fly down with it, but there are plenty of cafes and Wifi
for access. Just saying that a mail forwarding service
is great if you are someplace with reliable mail, but that does not include large parts
of the world. I think the better program is to have the trusted person with the power of attorney to take care of these important things that might crop up.