Treasure Hunting (How to Get Your Hands On Elusive Tobaccos Such as Esoterica Penzance, Balkan Sobranie, and Germain’s Brown Flake!)

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Esoterica Penzance, Balkan Sobranie, Samuel Gawith and Germain’s Brown Flake are but a few of the mystical tobaccos which eluded me for years, always lurking just out of reach. I would hear people praise them in forums or at my local smoking parlor and get angry because I wanted to be a part of the discussion.

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Talking to Myself (Words of Encouragment to a New Pipe Smoker)

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Time travel doesn’t exist… YET! But if it did, and I could give myself a little advice about all the things I’ve learned as a pipe smoker over the last 20 years, it would go a little something like this:

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Matches or Lighters? (How About Lighting Your Pipe With Hemp Wick?)

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Matches or lighters? It’s a battle that has been raging for many many years. Some say matches are unreliable in windy situations and stink. Others say lighters burn too hot, can damage your pipe and can leave a sticky butane residue in your bowl and on the rim, imparting a taste to the tobacco.

Well, I’m here to tell you about a third option. Hemp Wick Lighting.

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Make Your Own Recycled Tobacco Mats with Pour Spout (An Easy Craft that Will Save You Time and Money!)

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Canning jars. We all use them. Heck, I buy them by the box. The next time you buy a box of Jars DON’T RIP IT OPEN. Take a moment to read this and follow the steps. You’ll have a handy tobacco mat that you can use when filling your jars to handle the spills that happen during the canning process.

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Reaming Your Tobacco Pipe with Sandpaper (It’s Better Than Using a Knife and Could Save You Money and a Headache!)

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Cake.

When you first start out as a pipe smoker, it’s this mysterious thing you look forward to. It’s something you wait for with baited breath! “When will this elusive cake that everyone is talking about finally build up?!” You scream to the heavens.

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