about 5 years ago my little brother was on tour in iraq. I sent him out a parcel for christmas full of little goodies I knew he'd need. I was also in the army at that time so knew what he'd find useful. I put in things like hand wash washing powder and liquid soap, micro fibre towel, a 6x monocle (he was a minimi gunner without a susat), wind-up ipod charger, some sweets etc. went down a storm. He'll be out in afghan this christmas and I'd like to do the same. I'm no longer in the job and the kit that now get's issued is so vastly different than when I was in that I'm not sure what he'd find useful. So my question is, what would you have been greatful to recieve in a mid-tour parcel? What little gems of kit would have made your life easier that you overlooked pre-deployment? I do have one idea. The personal issue night vision monocle was brought in after I left, so I've got no experience with it, but I've seen LED infrared glowsticks, can be turned on and off unlike the chemical infrared cylume. Would this be useful, or a waste?