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didimauw

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Jul 28, 2013
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So Im getting into flake tobaccos these days. I have some thats been jarred for years. I was wondering how do you guys bring bulk flake tobacco with you during the day? Old tins? Homemade containers? Pouches? I always rub them out anyways, but Id like to keep them in flake form until I'm ready to smoke.
What do you guys do?

 

ashdigger

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Jul 30, 2016
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I carry mine in either a Baccy-Flap or Pouch that belonged to my late grandfather.

 

tmb152

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Apr 26, 2016
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I stick a few flakes behind my ear like a pencil, then tie another around my finger to remind me they are there.

 

chasingembers

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Nov 12, 2014
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I was serious about the pipe response. Unless you are wanting to carry large amounts. In that case, may I suggest one of these?
https://m.smokingpipes.com/accessories/pipe%20accessories/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=161827

 

chasingembers

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They caught my eye for the antiquated look. Love old stuff, or reproductions of. Normally I will pack a group 5 or 6 pipe, and smoke it on and off again during breaks at work so I only have to take the pipe and nothing else but a lighter and tamper. May get one of those containers though. They come in brass, copper, and German silver.

 

jpmcwjr

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May 12, 2015
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A small, thick walled plastic bag, inside another sturdy bag. Then you can lay a group of flakes in, and wrap around them. (when I do that, I stick it in my pants pocket, so it starts getting broken up as I walk or sit. But you could keep it in a shirt pocket, lunch pail, attaché case, messenger bag, etc., etc.

 

mikestanley

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May 10, 2009
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About the only place not at home that I smoke is in my car. I hardly ever have any need for a tobacco pouch any more. Kind of sad really. There are all manner of tobacco pouches available in any price point you're comfortable with. I would suggest eBay.
Mike S.

 

snowyowl

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Oct 21, 2015
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Along the lines of the English Tobacco Tins, look for Altoids and Altoids Smalls mints in metal tins: a couple of bucks each, two sizes, in the checkout aisle of the supermarket.

There is a marketing revival in both metal and plastic tins, so look around: cough drops, pins, office supplies... the look and feel of things in tins is back in style. Chuck the contents and fold your flakes.

 

peckinpahhombre

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Dec 24, 2012
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In all seriousness now, I have all manner of tobacco pouches and don't use any of them. I always just use an old tin.