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What to send to Afghanistan?

Discussion in 'US Army Forum' started by darwin-t, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. darwin-t

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    There is a box at work for us to put items in to send to a soldier in Afghanistan. I don't know what he would want. Please help me.
     
  2. xxiv

    xxiv NRA Member

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    Send bulk boxes of M&M's, tootsie rolls, and skittles. :supergrin:

    Just kidding!

    The answer to that question is pretty varied, I have no idea what he's into / interests.
     


  3. Fox

    Fox Varmit Control

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  4. G10CK

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    I always enjoy beef jerky, slim jims, and car(?) magazines.
     
  5. ranger88

    ranger88 CLM

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    Copenhagen and/or Marlboro Reds. Even if he doesn't use them, makes for good trading fodder. Not very politically correct though.
     
  6. TheyAte

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    +1 for Jerky for our troops!
    if y a can send them oboy oberto original, and not the natural original.
    its square, dry, thin, and tough on the teeth. but it is f'ning goot
     
  7. XMM

    XMM Not a Daddy!

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    Oh, definitely a big +1. The nails head has been hit, and HARD! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Falling Crow

    Falling Crow NRA Life Member

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    I always enjoyed when folks sent me hunting/outdoor magazines (Outdoor Life, Ducks Unlimited, Field and Stream, etc.).
     
  9. syne_24

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    +1 on the jerky as well, loved them!

    The usual FHM's, Stuff, cars and games magazines are always great. For personal hygienes product such as baby wipes, deodorant, toothbrush, soap, hand sanitizer etc.. It could also be something like a nerf basketball hoop just for a stress reliever.
     
  10. sts47

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    I guess we could just send a couple dozen nukes addressed to Afghanistan after rotating everyone back to the states. :thumbsup:

    As this is a nice fantasy, just ask, and he'll tell you!
     
  11. xxiv

    xxiv NRA Member

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    Chances are he has access to email. Can you ask him directly what he is need of?
     
  12. MarkP

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    Here are a few things that I have requested from my support group back home:
    • reading material ; gun , cycle , fitness magazines or whatever
    • cleaning kit stuff for the m4 , patches , rods ,etc
    • shop towels
    • mail writing stuff , paper , pens, etc
    • toiletries; soaps , towels , etc
    • dvd's for the guys that like to watch movies
    • specialty batteries (like surefires)
    • disposable dust masks

    Our supply chain isn't the greatest over here so the little items are what make life bearable.

    hope that helps.

    Mark in Dirkadirkastan
     
  13. my brother is over there and he likes baby wipes says he doesnt get to shower to often and it is very dusty.
     
  14. deadday

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    Candy, tobbaco (if that is still allowed, if not just stuff it in a box of cereal), magazines (cars, sports, girls), baby wipes are ALWAYS a plus. Comfotable socks, bed sheets (Toga Thursdays anyone?!). Just picture yourself in a frozen (well, depending on location), then searing locale, 1000s of miles from your family and way of life, and ask yourself what you would want to make yourself comfortable. Also, keep in mind, things sit for some time before they reach the soldiers, so anything that can't stand the head (candy bars, Hersheys Kisses, etc) shouldn't be sent.

    drew
     
  15. retorts

    retorts Master of what?

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    By the time they get to me, even the gummies have melted into one gigantic blob... Tastes funny too.

    Hard candies, jerky, slim jims, crunch and munch for food items are always good...

    Sunflower seeds (with and without shells) and pistachio nuts seem to always be favorites around here...
     
  16. deadday

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    I always thought the giant blob of gummy rainbow flavored goodness was great for convoys.




    drew