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Posted: 11/3/2009 7:05:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 7:05:35 PM EST by Flathead9]
Hey all, I posted this:

Originally Posted By Flathead9:
Hey all,

I have a good friend who is currently in Iraq. He is near Mosul. I am sending him a nice "care package" but I don't really know what to send. What types of things are the hardest to get there now? I've sent them in the past, but at that time soap and koolaid and stuff like that was most needed. If i were to send $100 worth of stuff, what would you all suggest it be? I don't want to just ask him because I want the package to be a nice surprise for thanksgiving. Thanks to anybody who responds!

So far, all I have is some powdered drink mixes, candy, and a prayer coin.

In the deployed section and only got two responses. I was wondering if anybody here knows what it is like over there currently, and what I might want to send to my friend. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:10:25 PM EST
I sent my buddy one with lots of stuff. Crackers, candy, fishing magazines, gun magazines, baby wipes, hooters calendar, Q tips, batteries are a real big one. Whatever you can think of, its all appreciated.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:12:19 PM EST
Stand by, I've got a buddy that's a Kiowa driver over there now. Let me see what he says.

Link Posted: 11/3/2009 7:55:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/3/2009 7:56:17 PM EST by monkey302]
Little Debbie stuff or Local flavored chips were what my parents always sent me. My favorite stuff I couldn't get in NM let alone when I went to Iraq. Utz Carolina Style BBQ were great.

If there is any prepackaged local food you know he loves, send that.
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 8:01:05 PM EST
Porn on Disk. Thumb Drives. Porn on Thumb Drives.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 7:11:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 12:37:40 PM EST by E-95]
Sarge speaks the truth. But don't forget copious amounts of hand cream along with the porn!

Here's my buddy's response in a nutshell: Jim Beam, Grizzly Wintergreen logs (hard to find and good trade item even if he doesn't chew), Christmas lights, mechanical pens & pencils, random magazines (Guns and Ammo, Maxim, etc.) Kool-Aid. Apparently 3" wood screws are in demand too.


ETA: I didn't think about it while posting but hooch has UCMJ consequences if discovered.
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