Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

What household or grocery items do you wish you had shipped to post?

Focus on liquids! Olive oil, wine, craft beers, liquors, peanut butter, shampoo, mouth wash, etc...Sugar was also sometimes hard to find, so I ended buying a 10 pound bag from Amazon. It's amazing what you can buy online these days! - Dec 2020


Any specialty things, favorite breakfast cereal, crackers, peanut butter, should be shipped or can be ordered upon arrival. Fully use shipment for liquids; i.e. laundry detergent, etc. since that can't be sent through the pouch. I either shipped or ordered almost everything except perishables: fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk and cheese. - Mar 2019


Shampoo, conditioner, hair dye, nail polish, white rice, and sugar - Jun 2018


LOTS more liquids, prepackaged foods, healthy snacks and alcohol. - Feb 2016


Baking supplies, American-sized clothes, kids playthings, car parts, sunscreen, contact lens solution, any favorite American branded item. - Jul 2014


I would have shipped everything the CLO told me not to bring and left everything she told me to bring. Sometimes I wonder what planet she was from. My 2500-pound consumable shipment only lasted about 8 months. Yes, it’s that bad over there. - Oct 2012


Most things are available. Make sure that your sponsor does a good job of alerting you to what is recommended for your consumables shipment. - Mar 2012


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