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mitch11

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This coming weekend I will be visiting one of my good friends who recently bought quite a bit of forest land a few hours outside of the city. Were planning to walk around the woods and check it out. So besides making sure that the dog and I are equipped for the cold and we have a compass/gps, i thought about which tobacco might be good to bring along. What do you guys recommend?

 

meatballj

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My personal preference would be an english blend. Something with a fair proportion of latakia for a lunt on a winter's day. When I started out smoking pipes, I used to take walks in the winter of northern Alberta and my tobacco of choice was Samuel Gawith Commonwealth. Live on the east coast now and still love my latakia when the cold winds blow.

 

mitch11

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meatball, i was thinking english also since virginia might burn really hot if theres a breeze. ill check for commonwealth at my local store this week. Have you tried Peterson Balkan Delight or Davidoff English Mixture? I believe they had those last time i checked.
3rdguy, yes if its windy the pipe will have to wait!

 

weezell

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Mac Baren: HH Old Dark Fired folded and stuffed in a Meer would be my ghoice...

 

npod

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G.L. Pease Gaslight. Just do it. Perfect for lunting outdoors.

 

warren

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When I'm out with the cameras, moving snow or whatever, I usually smoke something I grabbed on the way out the door.

 

buck17

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I had a smoke that I haven't forgotten from a walk in the woods last winter with MB Navy Flake.

 

mso489

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Might be time to try out a wind cap if you have one on hand, and/or using a deep bowl pipe filled about 2/3rds to provide a wind block. A brim that already has a bit of char would be good, to not char one up. For tobacco, I'd like something strong enough, but not so you'd get too much nicotine if you kept smoking, on and off, over two hours or so. I might grab Old Joe Krantz, Night Bayou, or Tuggle Haul 965; Chestnut, Semois, or Billy Budd. A lighter would be good, but you can use trees and such for a wind break, if you have the time and patience. You can use your hands to cup the pipe, or get down behind berms, etc. Or you can find a spot to hunker out of the wind and use the smoking as a break. Don't forget a pipe tool and a few pipe cleaners.

 

ray47

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Very rarely do I smoke outdoors in the winter, but if I do it's something that will burn fast in a small cob.

 

crashthegrey

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The old Dunhill windscreen design is purpose built for this. Well, actually for speeding down the highway in a fast car, but also this.