Troop Supply List: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C.
TROOP SUPPLY LIST:
Here is a list of things our deployed Troops like to have in care packages . PLEASE remember that these are suggestions only….if you have other ideas…add them in & share with us. The goal is simply to make sure that every Sailor, Soldier & Marine that receives a package knows that he/she is loved & honored. We accept these items at EVERY event that we have or participate in & ship the packages regularly thanks to the assistance of “NAVY M.O.M.S.”
Capri Sun, Country Time Lemonade, Gatorade, Kool Aid, Lipton Tea Mixes, Flavored coffee & Cappuccino, Flavored drinks powders to put in water, Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider, Flavored Creamers (Juice boxes have not traveled well)
Beef Jerky & Beef Sausage (very popular), Candy of all kinds – (really like individual bags of Skittles & hard candies), Canned: meats. Cheeses, chips, Fruits , salsa, dips, tuna, chicken Chocolate anything (they don’t care if it melts), Cookies – all kinds, Dried fruits & Granola bars, Hickory Farms stuff (no refrigeration), Nuts, Pop Corn, Sunflower Seeds, Peanut Butter / Jelly / Honey, Pop Tarts, Pretzels & Trail Mix, Protein Snacks, Power Bars & Cereal Bars, Ramen Noodles, Microwavable Soups, Microwavable Single Meals, Hamburger Helpers Singles, Easy Mac, Single Serve Brownie Bowls, Chocolate & Lemon Microwave Cakes, Instant Oatmeal, Otter Pops, Spices ( love hot sauce), Slim Jims – any kind, Chips, Cheetos, Doritos, etc., Baking Soda,
FUN STUFF (new or used):
Books, CD’s & DVD’s & Videos, Board Games, Card Games, Travel size games & Electronic Games, Comic Books, Holiday Decorations , Magazines (Newsweek, People, Maxum, Cosmo, Sports Illustrated, Car related, Fitness related, ESPN,hunting & anything else sports related), Tabloids Newspapers (fun to read), Playing Cards & Poker Chips, Puzzles & Word Puzzles, Footballs, Nerf Balls, Soccer Balls, Trivial Pursuit Cards (no board), Disposable Cameras, Silly Putty, Squirt guns, Wooden & Styrofoam airplanes
HEALTH AND HYGIENE:
Aspirin & other pain relievers, Antacids & Alka Seltzer, Band-Aids – (fun ones, butterfly & regular), Chapstick & Cough Drops, Dental floss & Mouthwash, Disposable Razors, Foot Powders, Hand Sanitizer, Hair brush/Comb, Kleenix – Individual packakges & boxes, Neosporin, Q-Tips, Bar Soaps, Shampoo/Conditioner, Thera-Flu – Cold & Flu Liquid packs, Sore Throat lozenges, Vitamin C drops, Toilet Paper, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Wet-Wipes & Baby wipes & Wet ones, Air Fresheners, Fabreeze, Purifiers, Shaving Cream & Lotions, Hand & Foot Warmers, Heat Packs, Flip Flops (Shower Shoes), Fabric Softeners
Batteries, Can Opener, Boot Socks (gray, green, black only with thick soles), Tan Shoelaces – Leather 72″, Bug Spray – “OFF” requested a lot!!! Gloves, Gum, hard candies, Journal ~ Pens ~ Sharpies, Stationary, Generic blank Cards, Envelopes, Plastic Utensils, Reusable Microwave Containers, Straws in paper wrappers, Napkins (even those from fast food restaurants), Tan T-Shirts – various sizes (Mostly Med & Large), Fleece Blankets, Panty Hose for cleaning weapons, Deep Woods Off wipes, Phone Cards – (AT&T has a Military Global card), Super Glue, 3M Hooks with removable tape, Sunglasses & Sunscreen
PLEASE DO NOT SEND:
Dog Treats, Rawhide Chews, Dog or Cat Flea Collars
SHARE WHO AND WHERE YOU ARE:
Your local Newspapers/Comics, Photos of your town or state, Postcards of your State & or city, Jokes you know, Blank Cards for upcoming holidays, Calendars, Notes of Encouragement - The most important thing we can do…they need to know that they are never alone & are appreciated, even my complete strangers!