Smokers For Soldiers

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tjohnson, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Another suggestion if you're near a base, contact the Base Chapel.  Around the holidays and for that matter, throughout the year, the familys left behind have a lot of problems keeping it together,   Every year we always had a giving tree for those in need and believe me, there's more need than you'd think.  If the young troops couldn't get their families into base housing (virtually impossible thanks to severe cutbacks, thanks to the fatcats in congress), it's a real struggle.  Even in base housing, it's a struggle.  Let's also look close to home.  Helping out the family can also bring a morale boost to the young troop overseas.

    A hint, I couldn't have survived the chow overseas without the aid of "Louisana Hot Sauce", the serviceman's best friend.  My son has assured me that it hasn't changed in 30 years.  My father told me about this miracle food stuff, so.......
     
  2. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    My son agrees with that.  He helps out the chow with hot sauce.  Somewhere along the way, he got past me in his heat level.  My wife and I are "Jalapeno hot" but he goes for the habanero sauce.
     
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


     I just sent a bunch of hot sauce and still have a case or two left. That's the next box.
     
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    THANKS GUYS!!

    Warren and Dave, Great Ideas to Help Out At Home! 

    We all just need to take take a minute of out busy schedule, and pay tribute to the Men and Women who serve or in our Military.

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Chaplain idea really does work. We have been adopting a family for several years and we get them from the Chaplain on Camp Pendleton. I also like the idea of the hospital and will contact the Navy Hospital in San Diego to see what those folks can use.  Two of our young friends are Navy Docs and I am sure they can help me too. Thanks again for what you are doing Todd,  Brian Mudd (see his thread too) and Mike and everyone else supporting our troops.

     
     
  6. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    I just got an email from my son who is deployed in the middle east.  In it he said:

    There are folks here that would love to get smoked meats.  Like jerky? The more exotic the jerky the more interesting the jerky seems to be.  The Captain sitting next to me got some jerky from some friend and is doling it out to folks in our area.  A soldier in the row ahead of me receive deer jerky, buffalo and some other jerkys and he handed out samples as well. 
     
     
     
  7. bettylou42431

    bettylou42431 Newbie

    Thanks for supporting our armed forces.  I am a Blue Star Mother and have a LOT of experience with overseas packages.  One hint that everyone needs to follow............do not ship bar soap with any type of food............I don't care how tightly the soap is wrapped or how tightly the food is package, you run a chance of all your food products tasting like soap.  This comes from the "voice of experience".
     
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member


     Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. :) Have you tried vacuum packing either, That should cure the problem of contamination. Hope this helps.
     
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  10. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    *** UPDATE ***

    The following members have offered to exchange and/or send supplies for our Soldiers.  I also received confirmation from a local Boy Scout Troop that they were interested in collecting supplies for out Soldiers.  I still need help with Soldier's Names to send these "Care Packages" to.   We will post pics of our "Exchange", and I'll follow up with any news or pics from out troops.  For security reasons, I'll only use the soldier's first name and SMF Member's handle.

    Members for Exchanges or Offers to Send Supplies

         Beer-B-Q

         RdKnB - Misc. Supplies

         Smokinjayhawk

         BigTrain74

         Cheesehead

         ECTO1

         Anonymous - Elk Jerky

         Fishwrestler

    Members Who Nominated Soldiers

         Dale5351

         ECTO1

    THANKS for all the pm's and emails of encouragement from members SMF and their friends!

    The "Exchange" isn't over!

    PM or email me if you want to exchange or nominate a Soldier for a 'Care Package".

    Todd
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Todd,

    FYI some Mid Eastern Countries do not allow Pork or Pork By Products to be sent in as I understand it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  12. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    THANKS PAUL!

    Todd
     
  13. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Just sent out two more boxes today full of spaghetti makings. 15#'s of noodles, 15 cans 6oz tomato paste and 30 packets of spaghetti sauce powder. I cant send a turkey but maybe this will help. I was amazed at the amount of people at the post office today sending care packages. We all just looked at each other and gave a smile, made me proud.
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  14. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Ok here is faze one of my care package I am going to pick up some more tommarow.  Off to a Comic Book Store ans Sams Club.

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  15. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    THANKS ECTO1!

    I mentioned "Smokers For Soldiers" to my neighbor and he announced it at a Scout Troop meeting on Saturday.  They decided to pack up "Care Packages" of their own to be shipped out to Men and Women in our Military.  This is a GREAT Lesson for our kids

    TJ
     
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang it. I was gonna send about half of my video collection too. LOL
     
     
  17. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Another caution I can speak to having been on the receiving end a few times:  Chocolate or any other item that could be affected by extreme heat or cold.  If you decide to ship a Hersey Bar, put it in a ZipLoc.  M&M's might melt in your mouth, not your hand, but most other chocolate items do melt.  OR, when I was stationed in the hinterlands of Alaska and Iceland, we use to joke about white chocolate.  White comes about when the chocolate is subjected to freezing temperatures and turns kinda whitish.  Doesn't affect the taste, just the appearance.  Well, it was funny then........  Yes, it does apply to the area.  The high mountains of Afganistan get very cold in the winter time.

    Don't worry if the cookies crumble.  They taste just as good.
     
  18. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got (2) packages today!!

    Thanks Beer-B-Q and Fishwrestler!!!

    Lots of GREAT STUFF!

    Todd

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  19. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad it arrived safe and in good shape...
     
  20. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    How about an exchange for some stuff for the Women in out military??

    I picked a Woman in Afghanistan who is looking out for 6 other Women and would like some "Girlie Stuff".  Magazines and good smelling stuff appreciated.

    THANKS!

    Todd
     

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