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#112447 - 11/14/07 03:00 AM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Be_Prepared Offline
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Registered: 12/07/04
Posts: 530
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Not really training material, but an intersting read, is Louis Lamours Last of the Breed. I am about 1000 miles from my copy, or I would send it to you...


That was a great read, I gobbled that up many moons ago but still remember how compelling it was to finish. I think of Louis Lamour doing old west style stuff, but, this one was about a downed Air Force guy trying to survive in Siberia. It was set back in the "evil empire" days. Good SERE info woven into the story.
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#112499 - 11/14/07 04:48 PM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: Be_Prepared]
jimtanker Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 61
Loc: Fort Bragg, NC
Ive got so much to read for college that I cant get to all of the books that I brought here for relaxation.

Thanks for the offer though. I'll definately try it when I get back.
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#133798 - 05/27/08 12:59 PM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: jimtanker]
picard120 Offline
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Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
don't bring any books/DVD that might offend the local population. They are extremely sensitive to religion.

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#134788 - 06/04/08 11:20 PM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: picard120]
jimtanker Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 61
Loc: Fort Bragg, NC
I'm back now. I didn't ever care one bit about sensitivity to any of them. Hell, they sell pirated movies to us really cheap. Not like they dont watch the stuff too.
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#142562 - 08/01/08 11:24 PM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Hikin_Jim Offline
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Registered: 10/12/07
Posts: 1804
Loc: Southern California
Is the "The Snow Walker" DVD still floating around out there. If people have lost interest, I'd like to take a look. I don't want to pull it away from any troops, nor do I want you to go to great trouble or expense. I'm assuming you have decent postal service (the military is usually pretty good about this sort of thing), but like all assumptions ...
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#146255 - 08/27/08 10:38 PM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: Hikin_Jim]
jimtanker Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 61
Loc: Fort Bragg, NC
I passed it on over there as the previous owner instructed.

If I find it next time I go over there in 7 months I'll pass it along.
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#190385 - 12/10/09 01:44 AM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: jimtanker]
WILD_WEASEL Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 105
Loc: Afghanistan
Jim,

Hello, I've been a member here for some time. As fate would have it I'm a civilian contractor now stationed out of Bagram, and finally have started putting my PSK Survival Tin to good use, carrying it attached to my body armor while traveling out to various FOBs. If you like we can compair notes.

Cheers,
George
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#190449 - 12/11/09 12:35 AM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: jimtanker]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 880
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: jimtanker
Anyone interrested in sending books or videos to Afghanistan?

I'm stuck here for a year and practicing what survival skills I can while here. I am in a pretty secure environment and would like to train the troops on what I can. I would be interested in fiction or non-fiction books about survival stories and dvds/videos on how to.

Anything sent to me will be returned in the same condition it was sent in.


Sorry, I just gave a number of paperbacks to one of the gals at work who was collecting a large mass of stuff to send over to our troops in country. Everything from lite reading to area history. DVDs are a good choice however a simple USB hard drive (500 Mb) is probably the best way to transport a lot of videos/movies. Just load 'em up, the small size would be ideal and can be walked to any computer for playing. (just watch out for the sticky fingers around camp!)

And I know you promise to bring books in same condition as left but no matter how hard you try, your buddies are going to want to read your books and they may not treat them so gently. I consider my book giving as books gone. As in - not mine anymore.

P.S. Return home healthy and in one piece, please.

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#190450 - 12/11/09 12:37 AM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: Roarmeister]
Roarmeister Offline
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Registered: 09/12/01
Posts: 880
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Opps, I didn't know this was a revived old thread... my bad.

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#209193 - 10/06/10 05:32 PM Re: Books/videos to Afghanistan? [Re: jimtanker]
tc556guy Offline
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Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 4
I spent two years in Helmand, Kandahar and Kabul A-stan in '08-'09. I hear ya about the shortage of books. I solved that problem by writing to the folks who run our local library book sale, and within weeks I was getting more boxes of books than I knew what to do with.
As far as survival books, our semi-annual book sale is coming up

http://www.booksale.org/sale/sale.php

and there is a camping/ outdoors section. I can hit the sale on its last days and get you some stuff, if you'd like to give me a list of your preferences.

No need to return them; time for me to pass along the same courtesy that others did for me.

Stay safe over there.

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