Originally Posted by joesomebody
Careful Iowanian. Not positive, but I'm betting jerkey is supposed to be stamped by the USDA. I'm sure it will get through, but fresh deer jerkey may be a problem.
Usually (as was the case in all of the bases I was at overseas) customs only approves meat and food products that are inspected by the USDA. Just a heads up.
And great idea BRC, I'll try and see what I can come up with to help out your goal.
Duh...thats why you write "shampoo and toiletries" on the customs form.
I care more about getting the people I want things that they want while they're in those shitholes than I care about a USDA requirement. What is deer jerky going to do, spread germs to the sewage filled streets of APO shithole, Iraq?
If you're sending anything that isn't up and up, be sure it is only going to that individual to sort through and deal with.
I've sent many packages to several soldiers over the years and haven't had anything busted/removed by customs yet that I know of.