Checked out the link that justsmoke2 provided. Looks like some real good people on that forum also. Below is a copy of what one member posted. I'll comment in red
on each item he listed, from my personal experience. If I put a "NO" beside any item, its not because it isn't a good choice or not needed, but we get boxes upon boxes of goodies from schools, churches, scouts, etc. with the basic sundries.. So from a BBQer's perspective, send what counts!!!! But remember, my comments are solely based on my experience and MHO!
OK I just mailed 3 of the Bigger Priority Mail Boxes (12"X12"X8") off to Lance. Total weight of the 3 boxes was 58lbs even. Postage came in at $34.30 for the 3.
I'll try and list all of what I sent.
8 tubes tooth paste NO
8 sticks deodorant NO
12 tooth brushes NO
4 large bottles baby powder NO NO NO
1 large bottle Gold Bond YES
360 pieces of the dental floss on plastic hand things. Best thing since dental floss!!!
1 can of Old Bay OH Yeah!
Large Bottle Lawry's seasoned salt Oh Yeah!
Sylvia's chicken rub and a salt free rub YES
1 lb bag hickory salt YES
1 bottle texas pete hot sauce YES
1 bottle srircha hot sauce YES
1 bottle woosty sauce YES
1 bottle bacon salt YES (mmmmmm, Bacon!)
1 can of Tony Catch a somebody's seasoned creole salt. YES
1 can of chipotle's in Adobo sauce YES
5 mustards diff varieties YES
2 horesradish sauce YES
1 lb New Mexico dried peppers, 8 oz mild, 8 oz hot. YES
1 bottle head country reg YES
bag each of pecan and red oak wood about 3-4 cooks per bag. OMG! This would have been AWESOME!!!! We were limited to whatever charcoal the PX had or the local lump (good stuff though)
100 slim jims YES YES YES
1 summer sausage (fridge after opening) Big sausages aren't real good. Greasy plus overeating equals some inopportune moments of trying to decide if you can safely break a little wind or have a real mess at a really bad time (on patrol? during a convoy?). Refrigeration is not an option to everyone.
1-19" stick of Bridgford Pepperoni, cut in half and re vac sealed (not my fav but it doesn't need to be fridged till after opening) Same comment as sausages
2 lb block of cabot cheddar Smaller sealed blocks for the same fridge reason
box of townhouse crakers YES
CheeseIt can cheese YES
I jar of hot cherry peppers stuffed with provolone and proschutto. This will make brothers-in-arms fight each other!
1 large jar of Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds YES
#10 can of Planters Cashews YES
Prob missed something but it's closeI Sent Box 4 out today, 04/08/08
1 Gallon jar of sliced jalapenos
1 bottle head country hot and 1 bottle reg.
1 quart of Blues hog reg
2 boxes of crackers
1 can of CHEEZ-IT can cheeseYES to EVERYTHING hereEDIT: QUESTION FOR LANCE
Do you want or need hand lotion? Seems a hot dry sandy enviroment would warrant some. NO NO NO. Ms. Wilson's 2nd grade class takes care of this, as well as baby wipes and hand sanitizer. We got gallons of lotions in 4 oz bottles.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Bryan S,document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Tue, 08 Apr 2008 13:10:55 GMT-0700', 'April 08, 2008 01:10 PM')+''); April 08, 2008 01:10 PM
"when i die i'll donate my body to science too see how big my smoke ring is " great quote!!!
Lump it's what i'm cooking over.