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Make7upyours728
10-22-2008, 12:00
I've Got a good friend over in Iraq and wanted to send him some stuff. I asked for any special requests and he said "Magazines and food, lol"

so I'm guessing like cereal bars, beef jerky type foods.

but as far a magazines, can i send him, " Nuddie" magazine of is that off limits?
sorry for all the questions but i don't want to get him in trouble.

Fire_Medic
10-22-2008, 12:23
I've Got a good friend over in Iraq and wanted to send him some stuff. I asked for any special requests and he said "Magazines and food, lol"

so I'm guessing like cereal bars, beef jerky type foods.

but as far a magazines, can i send him, " Nuddie" magazine of is that off limits?
sorry for all the questions but i don't want to get him in trouble.

I don't know about the magazines but send him protein bars. I'm sure he'd appreciate those.:supergrin:

Biscuitsjam
10-22-2008, 14:09
Pornography is off-limits. Magazines like Maxim are ok, but not Hustler.

Here's some recommendations for care packages:
http://biscuits.jam.cx/2008/06/care_packages_1.html

ahoss79
10-30-2008, 22:37
Porn is off limits, but I know guys who did recieve it. Not telling you can do it, just saying that it gets through. If your buddy does alot of patrols, think of food you would take backpacking or hunting. That type of stuff does well on patrols and missions. A big magazine favorite is gun magazines.

MrMurphy
11-01-2008, 10:56
I just sent two packages to a friend in Baghdad.

Mostly what they said. In his case, I sent him a bunch of military history and gun mags since he likes them. A camebak cleaner kit for his, some odds and ends.

Foodwise, something that will not melt or be crushed is always a good rule.

Cross-X
11-01-2008, 13:31
Send him several Bore Snakes. Very useful for gun cleaning in the desert.

LindaT
11-01-2008, 16:04
When my nephew was in Iraq, I used to send Sweedish Fish, Gummie Bears, nuts, cookies. Small, individual packs work well and send plenty to share. If you call the Post Office, ask for a "military kit" to be sent to you. It includes boxes, labels and tape. You still have to pay the postage but it makes it easy to put packages together and get them mailed off. The post office also has a link- I hope it's OK to post it-
http://www.usps.com/supportingourtroops/
The page answers a lot of questions about sending mail to our troops.
Hope this helps and GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS!