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Old 09-03-2013, 02:03 PM #1
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Care packages for active troops.

I looked at some of the online options like anysoldier and adoptaplatoon.

I'm interested in your opinions.

1). Is there a better system I should use?

2). What do the troops really want?? The lists of requested items are very basic. They seem watered down to appeal to school and church groups. I'll send socks, razors, deodorant, and tampons if that's what they really want. However, I imagine a group of 20 year old men stuck in an outpost in Afghanistan want something better. I don't judge. I'll send whatever I'm allowed to send if they want it.

3). I read the FAQ on the sites so I'll separate food and non food items in different shipments. Nothing that melts etc. no huge boxes. Any other shipping advice?

My ultimate goal is to make someone's day over there. If you guys say send boxes of, chewing tobacco, and porn. Then that's what I'll send. If they really just want high quality socks and Starbucks via, then that's what they'll get.

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:15 PM #2
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I can't speak for everyone, but me personally...I loved those miniature boxes of cereal...stick one in my cargo pocket or a few in my pack for when I was traveling about or just chilling in my hooch.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:41 PM #3
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I loved me some chewy chips-a-hoy.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:47 PM #4
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So who is deployed right now?
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:10 AM #5
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i got back about a month ago and i loved the little liquids like mio and dasani that add flavor to water. quick snacks like chew bars, fruit snacks, mixed nuts/trail mixes, and small cereal boxes that can fit into pockets are awesome! those who have microwaves enjoy chef boyardi and those 3 minute microwavable meals.

good foot powder/atheltes foot stuff, lip balm. alot of that stuff is already issued but they arnt always the best.

as far as entertainment, it varries. some people love crossword puzzles and such other love coloring books. i know when i was out there we entertained each other with about anything. we had a small nerf football that helped pass the time.

edit: we used the **** out of sauces like asian zing, hot BBQ that BWW sells and panda expresses orange chicken. theyll love those; i know i did.
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:42 AM #6
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The water flavorings are huge! That **** is the hotness. Suduko for the guys in the back offices. Normally you cannot send porn, or tobacco (a lot of the Middle Eastern countries outlaw porn). Tobacco was rationed while in my COP in Afghanistan.

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Old 09-04-2013, 11:35 AM #7
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Thanks for the advice everyone. If there is anyone active now that is on the anysoldier list, pm me. If you have friends that are there I can do that too. I plan to send 1 or 2 boxes per month.

The mios and BWW sauces look like key items. Small Cereal boxes of captn crunch look good and granola bars etc for food.

For non food ill send nerf football, crossword/sudoku books, magazines, drawing supplies, good socks, deodorant and razors.
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:39 PM #8
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Everyone loves beef jerky. Also the water flavor packets are good too.

Also if you sent any personal hygiene items (soap) put them in a zip lock bag so the wonderful soap flavor isnt absorbed into all the food. Nothing ruins your day more then irish spring flavored candy.
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Unless you like that kind of thing.
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:51 AM #10
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I dont dip but i know all my guys are hurting for Copenhagen Wintergreen right now. people love monsters, those wisp things for your teeth are good to have, protein bars, assorted candies etc. people love and appreciate any mail they get. if someone sent me a box of dicks right now id be happy.

edit- magazines are cool too
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:51 PM #11
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A box of dicks would be expensive but I'm sure I could send you at least one rubber one.
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Old 02-13-2014, 01:33 PM #12
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Steroids, protein powder, any supplements for that matter, dick exercise manuals with porn and phallic capacitation pills, steel mesh shark gloves, absurdly large bags of gummy bears that turn into a mass of goo, good hand lotion, .38cal rounds for drop guns, solar powered speakers that have an aux input, headphones on headphones on headphones, news papers, mango tangerine crystal light drink mix, a fruit juicer--so serious, the afghan fruit farms are the ****, SPF20 tanning lotion with bronzer, methadone or suboxone in case someone develops a "habit," onesie pajamas, tattoo guns, etc.

Minus the methadone and suboxone, that's pretty much a list of all the best things that myself or anyone else was mailed.

Is anyone deployed now? If you're not living on a superfob, I'll send you some ****.
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dip cigarettes porn protein, id suggest finding a servicemembers that are not on big bases (LNK dwyer etc) somehow, people on big bases have PXs where they can buy that ****. A pack of american smokes are ****ing amazing compared to whats available from the ANA/P.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:12 AM #14
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Lol cope wintergreen, weird snacks, definitely water additives, and nudie mags, those always make our day over here.
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copenhagen dip, porn, razors, socks, beef jerky.
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tobacco products are amazing. but they get fought over. but they will definatley go to good use. small snacks, like the the packs of peanut butter crackers, or granola bars, seasonal decorations, homemade cookies are gone in an hour of being opened. dryer sheets are pretty cool too.

someone sent us 2 dozen brand new deflated soccer balls from the last world cup, and a bunch of the new hooters calender's. the calender's were distributed appropriately and the soccer balls turned into dodge balls. Cus were still Americans.
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