Never had Carter Hall but a pipe and coffee is always a treat.
On the topic of wind screens I thought it would be very beneficial to me, living in the open plains and all, but I found it reduces air intake making it more difficult for air flow and the bowl goes out a lot more. I've pretty much given up on mine.
I live in a windy area, at least it seems when I go out for a smoke. One of the main advantages of the screen is it prevents ash and embers from flying out. Of course you could cup your hand over the pipe but Im also a clencher and I like to have my tablet with me. It is easy on and off and I do not have any problems with air restriction or heat build up.
What a wonderful picture depicting one of the moments we (should) all live for. You've got your priorities straight, leacha. :clap:
...And to think, it doesn't require a $500 artisan pipe, or a $20 tin of boutique tobacco.