What's a good care package for someone deployed.

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Have a two friends Deployed in Afghniland, and Quatar was going to send em a hold em set. Sounds like that's about all they do over there to kill time? Was wondering what is a good place to get a good deal on a chip set. Preferably at least an 11.5 clay. Also, what are some good ideas for care packages. Downloading all the TV shows on Bit torrent and burning on DVD's, but any other good ideas?
 

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Ripper said:
Have a two friends Deployed in Afghniland, and Quatar was going to send em a hold em set. Sounds like that's about all they do over there to kill time? Was wondering what is a good place to get a good deal on a chip set. Preferably at least an 11.5 clay. Also, what are some good ideas for care packages. Downloading all the TV shows on Bit torrent and burning on DVD's, but any other good ideas?

GOOD current DVDs would be nice. Where in Qatar are they? Al Sylayah (sp) or Al Udied? Do they access to off base? If so they can get just about what ever they need at the City Center Mall here. Not to mention the other malls around town.

*EDIT* picture of City Center Mall... 4 stories tall http://www.mustangmods.com/data/3243/mall.jpg

I know its the little things that are nice. Good soap, shampoo, thier fav. deotorant etc.... the BX/PX doesnt exactly have the best selection. Magazines... but becareful, customs may take them if they have nudes in them.

And probably most important, keeping in touch (assuming they have regular access to email or other forms of communication). Nothing like getting deployed for 4-12 months only to have your friends stop writing after the first week.

-Mike
 
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Magazines (no porn) Car Mags and Maxim type stuff is always a treat.
Lots of candy (no chocolate) Stuff like Twizzlers usually arrives ok.
Soap/deoderant/shampoo/toothpaste/toothbrushes etc.
Any books you're done reading
deck of cards
burned DVD's
mini football/soccer ball
cookies

Trust me when they open a box like that it's going to be a frenzy :lol:
 

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Nick85 said:
Magazines (no porn) Car Mags and Maxim type stuff is always a treat.
Lots of candy (no chocolate) Stuff like Twizzlers usually arrives ok.
Soap/deoderant/shampoo/toothpaste/toothbrushes etc.
Any books you're done reading
deck of cards
burned DVD's
mini football/soccer ball
cookies

Trust me when they open a box like that it's going to be a frenzy :lol:
I concur.
 

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my aunt and uncle have a nephew overseas and they send him and his buddies big boxes all the time. most of the time i think they just enjoy getting something in the mail and seeing that they are still loved. they send packs of tuna (if they like that), a bunch of bottled water, and candy. if anything, they trade stuff over there as well, just incase they get something that they dont like.
 

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ok having been over here for three years ... even as a civilian I am going to have to make some modifications to some of the posts above ...

1. Magazines - DONT send them Maxim, FHM, or STUFF they can get those at the PX before you can get it out here via the mail

2. Cards .. Not unless they ask ... EVERYBODY sends playing cards ... Now if you want to send them a specialty deck i.e. Harley playing cards or mustang, or swimsuit edition .. those would be the exception ...

3. Candy ..this time of year DO NOT SEND CHOCOLATE .. it wont survive the trip. Candy is always a good thing .. but it needs to be able to withstand a fair amount of heat and still be recognizable LOL!

4. Things they can't get out here that they like for example I have my friends/family send me Canned DelMonte Whole Green Beans Can't get good canned food out here .. and the green beans they do have are usually nasty .. so I have some sent out.

5. DVDs are always a good bet ...

6. On the soap/shampoo/conditioner thing find out what brand they use/like and send them that. Care packages from the states almost always has this kind of stuff and it takes a long time to get rid of it sometimes ... what they can't get a lot of times is their preferred brand ...

Theses are just some thoughts ... one thing to be sure of ... NOTHING you send will go to waste. Even if you do send something they can't/won't use they will give it away to someone who can or trade it for something they need/want and don't have.
 

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movies, footballs, HOMEMADE cookies/candy. everything else mentioned in this thread can be had at the PX. kinda spoils it. e.g., baby wipes candy, cards, water, smokes, energy drinks, etc. all good stuff, ESPECIALLY baby wipes, but it all comes down to if they have access to a PX/BX. my mom sent me a home vid of my best buds back home "cheering me on" and a real small dvd player to watch it on, almost brought a tear to my eye!! for your friend, maybee a vid of stuff he likes, e.g. cars at the dragstrip, you doing burnouts, a fight with his fav fighter, game with his fav player, etc.
 

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well, when you dont have access to showers, which will be a lot of time even when your at a base, its the only way to get clean. baby wipes can make you feel like a million bucks, believe me.
 

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AMEN to baby wipes xcept at the px they can be had for like 2 or 3 for the price of one they are that popular. When we first got here in Dec 03 we (civilians and soldiers alike) got a shower three or four times a week and only one or two of those were hot. the rest of the time we baby wiped it. not a bad gig .... if that's all you got ...
 

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