Living in the boondocks forced me to overcome my disinclination and order a shower and toilet tent from Moscow. It arrived quick and intact in about two weeks, which is pretty good. Assembled in the room that serves as my office and found to be entirely as expected: large, sturdy, and easy to assemble.
Now the old field-shitting me is full of anticipation of comfortable living by the Luvenga bay or in Kuzomen. Sure the camper has a toilet but size makes it thoroughly uncomfortable even if you are alone, and embarrassing if there are others.
Come to think of it, it’s been a while since I heard complaints about the postal service. Now waiting for olive oil soap ordered from the States to arrive but that may turn out to be a very different story. Once mail-ordered an electric fence and ended up as the owner’s of the wold’s most expensive one. On another occasion I tried medicines, and had to submit a detailed report of what this medicine is, before it could be released from the customs, and to paying through the nose was too a part of the procedure. But both purchases were attempted over five years ago.