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dogface_313
11-05-2010, 01:18 PM
I think I know the answer to my question before I ask it, but I will throw it out there anyway.

Is there any way to get butane shipped to Iraq?

I am leaning heavily towards no, on the verge of saying hell no. However, if you know of a way I am all ears. Myself and our crew here have killed all the butane in our lighters and the two bottles that i brought with me on the journey over.
I didn't realize how many of my Soldiers would enjoy a cigar so much, hence my lack of planning. Aren't we supposed to be the experts at planning and logistics, oh well. Thanks for any answers you may have.

kelmac07
11-05-2010, 03:00 PM
Not a chance Ryan...not legally anyway. :D

Emjaysmash
11-05-2010, 03:14 PM
We haven't sent butane to the troops before?

68TriShield
11-05-2010, 03:15 PM
We haven't sent butane to the troops before?

Yes,many cans.
All of my shipments arrived safely.

dogface_313
11-06-2010, 08:41 AM
My optimistic side says this is good news, my pessimistic side sees me standing at attention in front of a desk in the future.

68TriShield
11-06-2010, 08:45 AM
My optimistic side says this is good news, my pessimistic side sees me standing at attention in front of a desk in the future.

Tell me where you need it,I ain't skeerd.

nick2021
11-14-2010, 07:33 AM
I have seen people get butane, but have never requested it as I figured they'd be confiscated since the local post office my wife used was pretty bad in regards to her sending cigars or cigar-related items...really pisses me off, and they'll get an ear-full when I get home next week. I think you should be okay, just don't bring it back with you as the postal people are worse in Iraq than in the states...trust me on that as the guy who sat next to me at Balad managed the postal contract in Iraq lol

hotreds
11-14-2010, 08:00 AM
Ryan- the box I just sent you included oodles of matches; not as nice as a lighter, but at least you have a way of lighting up. I'll look into butane!

Whynot
11-14-2010, 10:35 AM
I don't know what post you are at, but I was able to buy some at one of the Iraqi shops at Balad.

dogface_313
11-15-2010, 12:07 PM
Ryan- the box I just sent you included oodles of matches; not as nice as a lighter, but at least you have a way of lighting up. I'll look into butane!

You seriously are the best. I will be looking in the mail room every day. I can't wait to see my guys faces when I walk up and just hand them a cigar and tell them to relax and enjoy a couple minutes of down time.



I have seen the butane in the shops here but I don't know if I want to run that stuff in my lighters or put it to my cigars. If I have to i will buy a lighter from them too and then use the Iraqi butane in it.