EX_STAB wrote: I've put together the following list for field troops on Herrick: Plastic sealed container (as described above) Food items - for improving Compo: Stock cubes / oxo mixed herbs chilli peppers mustard powder black pepper salt curry powder garlic powder (above packed in bags in film canisters) Personal: toothbrush wet wipes cotton buds lip salve nail brush (useful for more than nails - heavy duty item) handkerchiefs Sticking plasters Safety pins Nail clippers Make and Mend: needles thread darning wool and needle Elastic Velcro Buttons strong thread for webbing repairs pliers stanley knife with blades insulating tape Miscellaneous Playing cards Novels Postcards Pencils Chinagraphs ziplock bags trouser twists ----------- Is this sort of stuff going to be useful and well received or should we just send cake and fags? I imagine that this is the sort of stuff that you buy for yourself to deploy with (well I would) and that can't be replaced when it runs out. Sensible comments only please. Ex STAB I'm putting together some boxes at work and wanted to know: Are chinagraphs preffered over lumicolour? Do lumi's dry out too quick? I have access to both as a stationer.