Originally Posted by FEENIX
My son just logged his 1st week of sorties successfully and we got a first goodies request from home.
Apparently, jerky is a hot commodity where he is at so the wife is mailing a package today.
I would recommend sending him a couple new pairs of white tube socks with every care package, and a couple tee shirts. At first he won't understand why, but after four months he'll be glad he got them. We always send a small hand full of cigars (half dozen) wrapped up in the socks. If they don't smoke them, they'll pass them around and the end user will be more than happy.
My son inlaw and grandson asked me what I should forward to in the combat zone. I told them to buy a couple pairs of hemostats, and gun cleaning stuff as the REMF's would bogart that stuff. I gave both of them a Leatherman multi tool (the small one that has the hex drive adapters). Wrap all this stuff up in a sock.
P.S. my Mom sent me four packages of Slim Jims. I gave away three of them and ate the fourth one in 125 degree heat. I was sick for about a week! Now I can't stand to even look at them on a store counter<g?!