Any Pipe Smokers?

Any Pipe Smokers?

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    Any Pipe Smokers?

    Just curious, I picked up the habit again. I pulled out the collection, gave them a good complete restoration and I am back in business. I have to admit I like smoking pipes for many of the reasons I likle firearms, I am a tactile gadget guy.There's always another pipe to buy or some new accessory. Pipes can be cheaper (which allows you to collect more, LOL). I find it very relaxing to sit in front of the fire with a nice bourbon and enjoy a nice calm smoke. Forces me to slow down.
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    No smoker here,but,am part of the "Pipe Hitters Union"(military reference),other members will know what i'm refering to.
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    I as well, enjoy smoking a pipe, i started in college weird i know lol. I switched from cigs. Personally i like the better quality tobacco. And as you do the accessories and upgrades and better pipes are something always to be explored.
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    Back when I was in car sales... we used to call the engineers that came in from the local radio mfg company (maybe you heard of 'em? Collins Radio, now Rockwell Collins) Pipe Smokin' Summer Britches (or something close to that) They'd come in and tell us how to build Lincs and Mercs, but they bought weird stuff like Saabs and Volvos from dealers 100 miles away...

    And I used to smoke a pipe when I was 14... and then I joined that (aforementioned) pipe hitters union for a bit... And graduated to cigs... and am quit finally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Back when I was in car sales... we used to call the engineers that came in from the local radio mfg company (maybe you heard of 'em? Collins Radio, now Rockwell Collins) Pipe Smokin' Summer Britches (or something close to that) They'd come in and tell us how to build Lincs and Mercs, but they bought weird stuff like Saabs and Volvos from dealers 100 miles away...

    And I used to smoke a pipe when I was 14... and then I joined that (aforementioned) pipe hitters union for a bit... And graduated to cigs... and am quit finally.
    That pipe hitters union definatly makes it hard to stop... lol
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    Gave up pipe smoking over four decades ago...the tobacco was illegal! Never 'inhaled'.
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    Ohhhhh lawd!!! YOU'LL NEVA GET NO WHERE SMOKIN THE PIPE!!
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    I also enjoy packing a bowl by the fireplace or campfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    I find it very relaxing to sit in front of the fire with a nice bourbon and enjoy a nice calm smoke. Forces me to slow down.
    Amen, brother. The pipes were ancient when I moved 8 years ago and I haven't picked up any new ones, but I see it coming. Some of my calmest moments were sitting by the fire with a pipe and some fine whiskey, with my bird dog at my feet after a full day afield with lots of flushes and bagged birds. ..
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    I do enjoy the smell of a good pipe tobacco and did try smoking a pipe some years ago but never did master the art of packing the bowl. Do you have any suggestions on packing the bowl in order to get the most enjoyment? My attempts either yield a bowl that will not draw or will not stay lit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I do enjoy the smell of a good pipe tobacco and did try smoking a pipe some years ago but never did master the art of packing the bowl. Do you have any suggestions on packing the bowl in order to get the most enjoyment? My attempts either yield a bowl that will not draw or will not stay lit.
    Google it and there are a lot of good You Tube videos. I have found that the type of tobacco has considerable influence.
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    Although I didn't smoke them myself I used to catch the aroma of cigars and good pipe tobacco being smoked in public places and I always enjoyed it. That was back before those who know what's best for us made the rules that disallow those fragrances in public places.

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    My neighbor had to quit smoking due to blood pressure problems. That sort of tobacco actually smells good to me. I do miss the smell wafting across my yard.
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    Never smoked a pipe. But, I do enjoy a good cigar.
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    Like gasmitty, my most enjoyable and relaxing times are spent out on the deck porch puffing my pipe and sipping a little good whiskey. However, I smoke my pipe frequently during the day without the whiskey since that's not so acceptable at work, driving, etc.

    Cigarettes were doing me no good, so I switched to a pipe (that's not inhaled) a number of years ago; so I can still get my nicotine hit without doing my lungs any more damage while the smoke actually tastes very good and is seldom very offensive to non-smokers like cigarette or cigar smoke.

    Yes, there is a practiced art of pipe smoking, and many people try a pipe and soon give it up because they're unaware of the way it must be packed in stages to stay lit and draw properly, gently puffed instead of trying to suck a golf ball through a garden hose, preventing moisture accumulation during smoking, how to draw without getting tongue bite, and the way to choose the particular type of tobacco blend to suit one's individual taste and degree of mildness (or strength) desired.

    Starting with a good pipe and learning all about pipe smoking from many good YouTube videos is the key. Good puffin'

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