The time has come around again when my Parents & friends are putting together morale packages for the Troops, mainly on Op HERRICK. The list of suggested items that they have seems sensible, but they refused my idea of porn & shampoo bottles full of booze. As a former cold-war warrior who went nowhere more dangerous then the Balkans & lived in luxury there I have no real idea what the Troops in the PBs/FOBs might actually need. One suggestion I heard was stuff like dried seasoning packs (you know, things to improve fresh meat like jerk flavouring, sausage casserole mix & the like). The bonus I can see is that they're light & could add some variety to the rations, but do these locations get fresh? Would this kind of thing be of use? In my days on Soltau my panzer crew used to touch me for fair sums of cash for herbs & spices, while on the limited dismounted work I've done I'd carry film canisters of curry powder & similar. Educated opinions welcome!