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My wife just mailed a package and I gave her crap about sending the usual stuff listed above (although it was the list of requested items). Anyone know if there is any need for "gear" type stuff, i.e cool max socks, flashlights, etc? I figure I'd rather send stuff they would actually use that might increase comfort/convenience vs junk food and magazines, etc.
 

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the posts are all good a few coments ,dip and more dip, fob's have nothing and need alot ,watch out on the porn some are based with locals and they dont think its cool so i have been told ,no pork jerkey, products.,magpul mags.gloves all those shitholes are getting Cold. use the $10.50 box the all you can jam in box usps, and thanks !!
 

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My kid always liked small cans of fruit, gummi worms, NECCO, Flare 5 gum, and of course good cigars. Always good cigars. Guys at the FOB's and outposts just many times don't get jack. When I asked him about DVDs he said to not bother, they had guys who got all the newest within a few days after they hit the theatres. But that was probably just his base. A special treat was when I sent him Charmin. And I think someone earlier said Thorlo socks - expensive but prized. When he was home on leave he ripped me off on all mine.
 

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A friend's son was in Iraq in the Marines a couple of years ago. Items he requested and we sent were: Heavy duty socks, bug repellant, a good survival/combat knife, snacks (cheese-its, fritos, chips), cannned fruit,magazines, local newspapers. EDINOH.
 

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My son just got back a couple weeks ago..he agreed with this list and added gumy bears with a copy of the home town paper.


From past care packages:
DVDs
CDs (music, not certificates of deposit, obviously ;) )
toilet paper
soap and shampoo
tooth paste (and a five pack of new toothrbushes is good too)
clean new socks (fresh socks and drawers can go a loooooong way towards morale!)
magazines
sunscreen
pre-paid phone cards
Nerf football
microwave popcorn
Tabasco sauce
BBQ sauce
jerky
paperbacks
note pads/envelopes/pencils/pens
disposable cameras
tennis balls
yeast (he'll know what to do with it, trust me)
 
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