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So i have been writing to a soldier that is some place in the middle east for almost a year. He came home safe and sound to his family and baby daughter that will turn one in july i think. So i singed up for another soldier so far i have done one at a time since that's all the money i can invest at this time. He is a young male of 25 years old. I'm going to send him hygien products since i can't get the other things he use for body building he works out alot. also single so i hope he doesn't mind me talking about my toddler sam alot lol. So my question is what color do i send if i want to send something like hats? or clothing? I jumped into this with out any clue on military anything lol or their rules on things. But i'm enjoying my learning as i go luckly the site i found are good on helping but i haven't made friends like my lexxians. so i don't feel that connection like i do here and it frustriats me. they aren't rude but i did have a very rocky start. so i want to ask you guys :D your the smartest group i know and i feel connected with my lexxians. i want to thank you all for making me feel this loved i'm happy i found thise site. thanks can't wait to read your answers.



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I think dark colors are always good Navy, black, or even Khaki.



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I will keep it in mind :D



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If he is in the middle east, a desert region, you might consider lighter colors since they would be cooler in the hot sun. Tan or plae yellow etc. Just a thought.



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Yeah I can see that right now it's really hot for him. Like October n February is cold there if he is up in the mountains. I'm glad the flat rate shipping is cheap for soldiers care packages for the most part. I want to send him a biggish box this time :D maybe one for Xmas be great :D



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Stick with lighter colors various shades of Beige etc.

And from experience I can tell you that rocky start or not your letters mean a lot. Being that far from home in a foreign country, having someone take the time to write you is a morale booster.



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I'm happy to do this :D hey Abby I miss ya hoe are you? I'm going to get eye drops and lip balm of some kind. Idk what brand hmmm to get or what form wouldn't it melt? Light colors ill keep it in mind :D I will get him a deodorant stick old spice I was told is a good one I use axe chaos lol. But idk what kind I should get gel or regular kind. I think to much and can over complicate things.



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I think I would go with a solid deodorant so you don't have to worry about the heat/melting issue. Lip balm is sort of tricky. The only non melty lip balm I can think of is like lip gloss (maybe a bit too girly). Let me do a little research (just for fun) and see if I can find any hot weather recommendations for lip balm.



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 Posted: Sun Jun 17th, 2012 08:53 pm

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Found a couple good PDF links with lists of items and recommended brands

http://www.marinedads.us/usmc/downloads/care-pkg-printable-list.pdf

http://www.adoptaplatoon.org/new/pdf/care.pdf

Hope this is helpful.



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A friend of mine was in the Marines and they suggested the following items for soldier care-packages:

1. Anti-fungal creme for feet
2. Baby wipes, since they don't get to bathe often if they're in the desert.
3. Batteries, all kinds. Their own equiptment often breaks down without them.
4. Silly String, they use it to detect motion-operated anti-personnel mines.
5. Hard stick deodorant.
6. Toothpaste.
7. Skittles or other non-gooey candy, except for Charms, they're considered bad luck. NO chocolate except in winter.
8. Cookies or other preserved carbs, like Twinkies.
9. Magazines, especially Sports Illustrated or Playboy.
10. Neosporin, Tylenol, Aspirin, Naproxen.

There are other things depending on exactly what the terrain or weather is like.



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CK i can't open the links hmmm idk lol but thanks for posting them i'lltry one more time.

I like the list Maya thank you to you and you Marine buddy. is it to hot to send batteries right now? won't they explode?

now books music or movies? idk what to send on movies oher then men in tights sand lot ferris bueller's day off grease liar liar. but what if he doesn't like musicals? idk what action movies to send him that wont upset him. i like scifi movies so i can send him x-man movie(s)pitch black thor ghostbusters. can i send a thriller kinda scary movie? lol i'm all over the spectrum when it comes to movies. animated movies from pixar and dream works? gadiator is a good one lol. but would he like them? hmmm.



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 Posted: Sun Jun 24th, 2012 04:44 am

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Hahaha ok so I got some stuff I have been collection her and one the list is huge. Like I will send him one now with the import things. Then the other with the left overs of miscellaneous things lol.

The list.

tooth paste
Twin pack medium toothbrush
Those tooth pick tooth floss things
Razors
Can if shaving cream
Lotion
Eyedrops
Body powder
Foot powder
Assorted Band-Aids
Water balloons
Twin pack of cards
Water guns
Some candy
Nescafe singles of coffee
Splenda
Assorted tea bags
Different sugar free Hawaiian fruit punch singles
Carmex
Trial mix cheese with bread sticks
Fruit cups
Maybe a notebook pad and envelops
Movies independence day is the main one I'm going to send in this first box. Yes lol ok goodnight guys ttyl. Now that I signed back into the account on my phone I'll be on more lol.



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Looks like a great care package!



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Nice list! It will be appreciated



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Does anyone know when it's a good time to send the Xmas package? When is a good early so he does get it on Xmas? Thanks angel I think he will like it and it will be of use to him. If I hear back from him I will share his response with you all.



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