Son going out soon, want to buy him something gucci or useful

Discussion in 'Afghanistan' started by Fred_Frog_1987, Jul 20, 2012.

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  1. Guys,

    Go easy on me please...just an old ex-squaddy with a son going out on Herrick in a couple of months. He's infantry so I'm wondering if you have any helpful (rather than ripping the piss) suggestions for a nice bit of non-issue kit you'd want or might've found useful on tour.

    Thanks in advance.

    FF
     
  2. MP3 or MP4 player with plenty of capacity is usually a good call.
     
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  3. Concur with above or maybe a reasonable cheapish watch casio or similar, loads of threads on here.
     
  4. External portable hardrive (one that powers off the usb cable) for his laptop, as i am assuming he has a laptop? is always good for loading up with films, tv series, music and porn etc. You can get 1TB capacity one off amazon for 70 quid upwards, or some decent quality speakers for laptop that are small and dont have the base player as part of the set up.
     
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  5. A pocket chess set and a decent chess book, works for me.
     
  6. Another parent was on here a while back asking about 1/2 inch paint brushes for rifle cleaning. So it wouldn't hurt to get him a couple of decent brushes too.
     
  7. Not a wah?
     
  8. You have this gear out in PBs? Seriously?
     
  9. 'cause not, I'm "going easy" on you. The thread will still be around somewhere so a search might find it (search can be unreliable), so it's definately real. While I'm at it, bung him a pack of cards too.
     
  10. Thanks Troy, sorry...ARRSE can make you cynical sometimes.
     
  11. We did'nt need 1/2 in. paint brushes to clean an SLR, just saying.
     
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  12. A fully loaded Kindle with a decent cover. PM me if you need any books for it.
     
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  13. Oh, get a room.
     
  14. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Kindle and £50 of vouchers for Amazon.