Good afternoon chaps. These last couple of days my pipe smoking really has jumped up a gear. I am able to pack a pipe in my own fashion adopted from the reading I've done. I let the tobacco fall into the bowl instead of forcing, then tamp it down gently. No specific amount of times. Just till its full. This works for me and I now relight maybe 3 times if at all! My last pipe yesterday and first this morning, smoked without a relight! Not doing bad for a month in?
Also I think my mouth is broke in. Or my palet if you like. I've been smoking non aro because I didn't like the aros at all when I started. However, I went back to Peterson's Connoisseur's Choice this morning and although it didn't cure my nicotine craving, it certainly was enjoyable.
I'm a bit radical apparently. This coming from an ole boy I sat and smoked with in the park New Year's Day. I take down a few puffs but hey. I enjoy it. I'm not too radical to take him to the pub tonigh though lol. Powerfull things these simple tobaccos and pipes. I've made a freind, 62 years my senior, he's a RAF vet of 96, and purely because we sat together and smoked our pipes. He's smoked since he was 13 in manny countries and states across all continents. I can't wait to learn from him. Even if it is "going to cost a pint of Black and Tan ". A small price though. I love the way you guys in America honour your veterans. Us English seem to have trouble saying thanks like you guys. Well I'm on a one man mission to change that now!
Hmm don't know where that all came from lol I seem to have babbled a bit!
Edit: Hope you don't mind, I added a link for PCC, L.