Posted On:2/09/2009 9:19am
Style: Les Mills Bodycombat™
Originally Posted by sochin101
Just for info purposes, parcels under 2kg can be sent FREE from UK Post Offices to certain places where our Forces are, provided you have the correct info.
Check with your local P.O. to make sure the place your parcel is going to qualifies for the free postage, and what info to put on the label.
(I made an OPSEC faux pas by putting too much info on the label and had to cover up the location...)
Just use the BFPO number not the location/country some Post office staff are so thick they will try to charge the country rate insead of the BFPO rate if they see the name of a country on it.
Posted On:2/15/2009 3:21pm
I'm in to pitch in on sending care packages. I also have compiled a list of things that someone can send, and some restrcitions that I'm aware of. The suggestions are general suggestions, some of which may not apply to everyone as acceptable. Also, I am aware some of these were already listed.
- No Aerosol Cans
- No Liqour/Alcohol
- Nothing X-rated
- No Pork
- Nothing that melts.
Suggestions for things to send.
- *DVDs (psp)
- MP3 players
- Portable CD Players w/ headphones
- *Gameboy/PSP games
- * Batteries (all sizes)
- Handheld games
- Playing Cards
- *Sports Equipement (Footballs, baseballs, bats, soccer etc)
- Crossword puzzles
- Baby Powder
- Foot powder
- ****Baby wipes (lots!)
- Lip Balm/chapstick
- Toilet Paper
- Dental Floss
- T-shirt (Olive or brown short sleeve)
- * Long black socks
- Baseball caps
- Pen, paper, envelopes
- Colored penciles
- Sketch paper
- AT&T Global Pre-Paid Calling Cards
- Greeting cards to be sent back home.
- Eye drops
- Travel size headache relievers
- Avon skin-so-soft
- Lotramin AF or Tinactin for athletes foot.
- Candy! (that doesn't melt)
- Back/Muscle comfort items
And that's all I have for now. Again, some of these items might not be acceptable for everyone at all locations. And I'm definatly in to assist if I can. Please PM me.
Posted On:2/16/2009 7:03am
Porn is OK in the British Army and The RAF.
But illegal to send by post (yeah right) so don’t tell the PO staff what sort of mag you are sending. If they ask say fitness or martial arts or train spotting.
Posted On:3/12/2009 10:31am
I've had 2 Bullies send me care packages to my APO. I think it really only takes about 2 weeks to reach me at the COP. Thanks again guys - you know who you are!
My guns bigger than Scrapper's!
Posted On:4/09/2009 12:30pm
If sent the staff members my address so anyone thinking of me can PM them for it.
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!
Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
Posted On:5/11/2009 2:53pm
Style: Tae Kwan Do
I sent astack of novels, a full batch of baklava (it travels very well), OFF insect repellent w/ #15 sunscreen (Six tubes),a couple other things...
The OFF and the novels were the biggest hits. The novels stayed there in Iraq..
To my nephew.
United States Marine.
Posted On:5/11/2009 5:48pm
Style: RJJA Jujitsu, MCMAP
I'm saving up some money right now, so i can send some bullies care packages.
Would anyone like to group up and send one big one?
PROOF that I'm not a completely useless poster:
Originally Posted by Cy Q. Faunce
3moose1 is correct. Sig THAT, you fucker.
Originally Posted by sochin101
I went out with a delightful young woman who was on a regimen of pills that made her taste of burned onions.
That is not conducive to passionate cunnilingus, my friend, let me assure you.
Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy
I agree with moosey
Posted On:5/22/2009 4:56am
Much thanks to Hungry Joe for the care package!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted On:4/19/2010 4:59pm
Baby wipes (unscented), good hiking socks (not cotton), underwear (all sizes, I sent the boxer briefs cause they reduce chafing), the kids in Iraq and Afghanistan don't know what peppermint is. If you can find it "Off sunscreen with insect repellent, paperback books I sent a half dozen used ones). Find out what razors they are using and send some blades.
This is the stuff they can't just walk over and buy at the store.
Posted On:4/19/2010 5:09pm
baby wipes, gold's bond powder, tinactin/lotriman, starburst, bug juice, a few books, dip and smokes.
Thats what I'm gonna be sending, I just need to know someone's address. Since Gezere already got something, does anyone know any other chaps over in Iraq or Afghanistan in need of a little moto?
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