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Anyone Happily own 1 or 2 Pipes?

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  • Started 4 months ago by mikethompson
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  1. mikethompson

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    I'm just curious to see if we are all hoarders or not. Does anyone here happily go about your life with one pipe? I feel like for how often I get to enjoy them, I may as well just have one.

    Anyone?

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  2. jpmcwjr

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    I am not a hoarder! An undisciplined aficionado perhaps, but not a hoarder. I can't imagine now having a single pipe, but could live with that if needed. Well, I did have but one pipe, 50 years ago....

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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  3. ashdigger

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    I happily own 1 or 2 pipes. Of course its either 61 or 62.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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  4. rdavid

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    At 10+ bowls a day, 1 or 2 pipes would be screaming for mercy.

    Had one pipe for several months when I first started... but then I came here... Now it's 40!

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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  5. ashdigger

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    Btw, I've been in hoarders houses, pipes would be the least of their concerns after the cat crap, human feces, newspapers, old clothes and beer cans.

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  6. ray47

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    I survived with 1 pipe back in the 60's, but now own 150. If I had to survive with only 1 or 2 pipes it would be cobs.

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  7. mikefu

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    I only smoke one pipe. At a time, that is.

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  8. mikethompson

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    Perhaps hoarder was too strong a word, but you know what I mean.

    Hmm I guess it depends on how often you smoke, 10 bowls a day would be a bit much for any pipe.

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  9. olkofri

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    Not me. Even with my sporadic smoking (~1-3 bowls per week) I just prefer to have variety in pipes as I do in blends.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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  10. chasingembers

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    I'm working my way down from nearly 200. Presently at 42.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    Perhaps hoarder was too strong a word

    I think we're referred to as "collectors" right?

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    Presently at 42

    That's the correct answer.

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    I thought it funny when I ended up with that many left.

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    I wish....

    I only own about 18 currently, hoping to whittle it down, but then I feel like I'm missing out...

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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    I suppose hoarding could be a hobby, just as some people like to call pipe smoking a hobby! Yes, Mike, know what you mean. We seem to have the occasional hoarder of tobacco, but there are so many pipes out there, that massive collections don't seem to impact us with less than a few hundred pipes. And I am under 100, at least of the pipes I smoke today.

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    I own 6 pipes and although I regularly browse and window shop, I can honestly say I do not feel the urge to add more.

    I don't care who you are, you're not walking on the water while I'm fishing
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    I could do 4 pipes. 2 Meerschaum and 2 cobs and be satisfied...

    "the weez"...
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    I own 6 pipes and although I regularly browse and window shop,
    I can honestly say I do not feel the urge to add more.

    You astound me. With the incredible number and variety of pipes
    available today I can't believe any smoker could resist adding to
    their collection at least once a month. I keep telling myself that
    I must stop buying, that I already have more than enough, but then
    I spot an illustration of something so cool, something so powerfully
    appealing, that I just have to have it. I guess I'm one of those
    people who can resist anything but temptation.

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  19. mikethompson

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    My problem is I should have gotten a smaller pipe rack. Now I feel the need to fill all 12 spaces.

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    I can't believe any smoker could resist adding to
    their collection

    The answer is actually in your post...I'm a pipe smoker not a pipe collector

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    I keep telling myself that
    I must stop buying, that I already have more than enough, but then
    I spot an illustration of something so cool, something so powerfully
    appealing, that I just have to have it. I guess I'm one of those
    people who can resist anything but temptation.

    Thank God I'm not alone...

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  22. chasingembers

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    With the incredible number and variety of pipes
    available today I can't believe any smoker could resist adding to
    their collection at least once a month.

    I threw out more than half of my collection over the past month. No longer a collector here either. Just a smoker.

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  23. newbroom

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    In learning about this fascinating hobby and pleasurable pastime, I tried as many tobacco blends as I could in my first 2 or 3 years, and I picked up way many more pipes than I need.
    I don't regret any of them, as each has its own identity and in that way has broadened my knowledge or intimacy with several shapes, makers, and materials.
    I've given several away and that is always fun. I can only attest to one solid convert so far, but, I am proselytizing every chance I get.

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    I threw out more than half of my collection over the past month. No longer a collector here either. Just a smoker.

    Where did you throw them? I'll scoop them up and find a home for those poor babies.

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    Where did you throw them?

    Garbage can.

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  26. tbradsim1

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    Wife tells me I have 300 pipes, it’s really 416, women can’t count.

    The Old Cajun
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  27. thesmokindragon

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    Started with only perhaps 2 12yrs ago..now

    36 Briars...this number is on the rise there days

    12 Cobs
    6 Meers
    6 Clays

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    Bradley, and every one of your 416 pipes cost 50.00 or less. I don't know how you keep that lie going year after year.

    I could never be happy with one pipe. I smoke around 4 bowls a day and I never use the same pipe twice in a day. I like to rest my pipes for a good 48 hours. My collection is around 80 something pipes and that is plenty for me.

    Harris
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  29. mso489

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    I had one pipe for a year or two. I had five or six pipes for probably a decade. Now I have many, kind of an obsession to distract from my wife's difficult health issues with a hip replacement, revisions, etc. If you can restrain yourself and work up to ten or twenty extra nice pipes, that would be a pleasing scale. I have to admit, I do like walking into my "pipe shop" at home and picking one out, sometimes as kind of a surprise. Oh yeah, I remember this one, and it's a good smoker.

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  30. bnichols23

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    Not none of me. Even when I didn't smoke I never had fewer than 20.

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    Always repeating myself, but my dad smoked one pipe at a time, always Granger. He might have a burnt out pipe barely smokeable as a back-up, but often not. He was a kid of the Great Depression, so spare possessions was his principle. One pipe can do it, even for an all-day smoker.

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  32. oldmansmoking

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    Two are never enough, but must stop buying.
    Love estate pipes.
    Affordable.

    A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise ☪️
    OLDMANSMOKING
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  33. kola

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    I smoke 1-2 bowls per day, using the 3 same pipes. I own a total of 7 briar pipes and a few cobs. I'm not much of a pipe collector, but I do hoard my tobaccos. People come over the house and say WTF,... what's in all those jars???

    I treat people the way they treat me. It's that simple.
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  34. philobeddoe

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    I had one pipe for the first 7 or 8 years I smoked. Back then I smoked 2 or 3 bowls a week, now it’s usually 2 per day. I also only smoked one blend back then, now I have around 40 open tins and jars in action at any one time. I’m easing my way down to 60 pipes as I find that too many excellent pipes don’t get enough attention.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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  35. mikethompson

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    So while most of us could get by with one or two, we don't.

    I suppose you could get by with one or two blends as well.

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  36. daniel7

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    I think 1 or 2 pipes is enough only for "utility pipe smokers". For some explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8cZ9YVpZIQ
    But those type of pipe smokers are not lurking around pipe forums.

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  37. derhammer

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    I definitely can get by with 2 blends alone like Mike mentioned. But 1 or 2 pipes would be rather impossible for me

    Pierre
    Posted 4 months ago #
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    When I finished up college and moved out, after the disposal of a couple badly abused, misused pipes, I was down to ONE pipe (my first). For a good portion of the '90s, I had only three.

    What am I up to now? I'm embarrassed to admit I've lost count. When I moved out of the big city I packed up nearly all the pipes I had at the time, and they remain packed until I've moved into a real house. Since then, an affliction of PAD has come and gone, and I have a modest new rotation.

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  39. chasingembers

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    But those type of pipe smokers are not lurking around pipe forums.

    I'm quickly becoming one.

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  40. tschiraldi

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    I am proudly down to 8 pipes, and am perfectly happy with that. I may add 1 more as 3 bowls a day would give each set of three plenty of rest. I have no desire to add more.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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