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Old 11-22-2013, 05:30 PM
 
Location: The South
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Hello,

I know my BF has access to a lot of things on base, but I wanted to send him a care package with a "warm" theme since I heard it gets really cold in Korea. I am going to make him some hand warmers but I need some other ideas.

Thanks!!
I served in Korea in 1957-58 and lots of things were scarce back then. A buddy of mine, who was married received a "warm theme" package from his wife and showed it around the hut. I'll try to be delicate with this. She had knitted him a wool warmer for his private parts. We were rolling on the floor, laughing when he modeled it. Oh, I don't think this will be available in the PX.
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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Hello,

I know my BF has access to a lot of things on base, but I wanted to send him a care package with a "warm" theme since I heard it gets really cold in Korea. I am going to make him some hand warmers but I need some other ideas.

Thanks!!
There is nothing he needs in Korea. Place is very modern; in many ways much more modern than the US.

As I understand the ROK soldiers make a point of being welcoming to the US soldiers with whom they work.

Street food in Korea is cheap, awesome, and really really tasty.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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There is nothing he needs in Korea. Place is very modern; in many ways much more modern than the US.

As I understand the ROK soldiers make a point of being welcoming to the US soldiers with whom they work.

Street food in Korea is cheap, awesome, and really really tasty.
Sounds like an exotic Thailand by that reading..kind of good to see they have a good sky season as well, perhaps many hours of road BonJovi but quite nice to see..

7 best ski and snowboard resorts in Korea | CNN Travel
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:03 PM
 
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They sell hand warmers that you can crack (like a glow stick) and fit in your gloves. That and my dh always loved beef jerky.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:05 PM
 
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There is nothing he needs in Korea. Place is very modern; in many ways much more modern than the US.

As I understand the ROK soldiers make a point of being welcoming to the US soldiers with whom they work.

Street food in Korea is cheap, awesome, and really really tasty.
Everyone loves a care package. It's not about what he actually needs it's about letting him know someone loves him, and is thinking of him.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Seriously, the point of such care packages isn't so much the meeting of unmet needs, it's "I was thinking of you." Weird that that requires explanation.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:08 AM
 
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I want to send a hand written diary to a person serving military service in gangwon province. Is it allowed? Like I know I can send him letters but I am not sure a hand written diary is allowed or not. So if anyone knows this,Kindly inform me.
Thank you.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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I want to send a hand written diary to a person serving military service in gangwon province. Is it allowed? Like I know I can send him letters but I am not sure a hand written diary is allowed or not. So if anyone knows this,Kindly inform me.
Thank you.
Write him a letter and ask. Or you could call him and ask. Unless you don't actually know him and want to send a random book to a random person. In which case letters and other materials to "any soldier" are not allowed.
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Old 08-19-2017, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Include a personal item..like a pair of panties....he will like it.
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Old 08-19-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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Wigwam socks. Made in WI. Great socks for people that wear boots like your BF. It's darn cold in Korea.
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