Chris beat me to the punch on the mild Virginia with the MV-1000 suggestion.
I carry two pouches nowadays. One with 1-Q, the other with MV-1000 (or Mark Twain depending on what I grab). As many have said, 1-Q is just a good old staple with a nice aroma and solid quality. It's like mama's meatloaf. It may not be something special or fancy, but it's always good comfort.
My advice ? Get a couple of ounces of each. They're inexpensive, solid quality and smoke well. And you don't have to fiddle with flakes and all that stuff, which can be a bit intimidating for a person who's smoked a pipe for a month or so.
"The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
-"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton