Help the troops clean their guns FAST


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MikeHaas
August 17, 2005, 06:09 AM
http://ProjectBoreSnake.org/

No comfort items there! (Hope this post is ok.)

Mike

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Tropical Z
August 17, 2005, 10:27 AM
I like it,it's a good idea.

jefnvk
August 17, 2005, 12:00 PM
I was under the impression that they had the Otis gun cleaning kits.

Cesiumsponge
August 18, 2005, 12:07 AM
Is there a central source with links to "who needs what" webpages? I've seen sites for supplies, scopes, magcinches, boresnakes, etc but they're all over. It would be nice if there was a central website that would direct you to the different places so you can see what you've got in your inventory that you can mule overseas. Not sure if there is such a thing...but if there is, don't hesitate to mention it.

chris in va
August 18, 2005, 12:19 AM
was under the impression that they had the Otis gun cleaning kits
They do, but apparently it takes a lot longer to use the kit than it would just to run a Boresnake through.

eldomatic
August 18, 2005, 01:26 PM
Is there a central source with links to "who needs what" webpages?

See the anysoldier.com (http://www.anysoldier.com/index.cfm) website which is a great clearinghouse for how to get in touch with soldiers, Marines, Air Force or sailors for correspondence and sending care packages.

Shaun
August 18, 2005, 01:28 PM
excellent idea -- one thing to add is to send Hoppes elite as it is safe for the USPS to carry I am constantly refilling my buddies supplies

MikeHaas
August 18, 2005, 07:46 PM
FYI, there are 2 different types of programs - "to any serviceman programs" are frowned upon by DoD because they represent a security hazard.

The other type (that DoD hasn't a problem with) is where a specific soldier is directly sent items by those who know him, like a family member or friend. Since Project Bore Snake contributions are solicited by friends and family (or communicates directly with soldiers themselves) and includes the known nonimator's name on the outside of the package for recognition, it is not an "any serviceman" type program.

This is not to say one should not organize to support the troops, but it's best to do so by working with friends and family of the troops so that donations aren't unsolicited. Like http://ProjectBoreSnake.org/ - check out the testimonials at http://ProjectBoreSnake.org/testimonials.html

More at:
http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/b03222003_bt139-03.html

Mike

PS. http://www.anysoldier.com/index.cfm seems good to - sending everything through a known entity seems like another good approach to the security issue. Whatever helps our fighting men, eh? (Let's just not accidentally cause anyone to get hurt! After all, there are bullets flying through the air over there. I'm sure everyone here remembers the title of the book "Unintended Consequences" :-)

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