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Smoking outside in a Maine Winter

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  • Started 1 year ago by fishnbanjo
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  1. fishnbanjo

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    Went out for my first pipe and dark and strong mug of black coffee at 3:45, it was -5f not counting the windchill, it was a quick smoke. By sunrise it dropped to -10f so no after breakfast smoke. I went out to get the fixings to make the Maine winter bearable, beans for baking, dogs to go with them for mutha and I got what I needed for a hunters venison stew. While the stew was making itself into that beautiful warm your heart goodness I saw the highest temp of the day 5f with little wind. Packed the MM Twain with the Creamsicle Swirl Forever Stem with some 7 y/o Escudo. I forgot the temperature for about 20 minutes when it started snowing I then packed up the pipe and went and tended the stew. That smoke, the stew and a glass of Reisling were the highlight of the day, keep it smokey.
    banjo

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  2. jaytex969

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    I feel ya.

    I had to put a sweater on today....

    We pay the piper in August down here.

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  3. leatherman

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    We're feeling the chill here in Edmonton too. I usually enjoy smoking outdoors, not lately!

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    You're a brave man! Man cave?

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    Seems you're faring quite well, in spite of the cold. Enjoy!

    Dot
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  6. upnorth1

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    -5F here with a wind chill of -22, ugh ...

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    Tried to do a little logging today here in central NH. Managed to do very little, as temps were similar to Banjo's arctic conditions. Took the wife out for some seafood and local brew instead, and now sitting in the garage with my trusty space heater smoking some OJK and thoroughly enjoying life right now.

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    Sitting in my garage with a heater on and it’s -6 degrees. That is the high for the next three days. I need to move to a warmer climate.

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    My sympathies to all! I'm glad to be living up here in the "banana belt" where it does get up into the 20s now and then this time of year. And, for those of you experiencing such, no "lake effect" either.

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    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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  11. paulie66scandinavian

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    Have heard of horrible cold weather front swirling round upper northen states of U.S at the same time along the southern seabordland of Finland-Scandinavia we still at 30f and no snow in sight,but how long this would last is another question,fingers grossed,

    Paul The Scandinavian'
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  12. cortezattic

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    I'm thankful that I can smoke indoors, year-round.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    My pipes have gone into hibernation

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  14. mothernaturewilleatusallforbreakfast

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    Keeping it cold and smokey.

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    I have to prepare a corn cob just in case.
    Only had outdoor smoking experience during the mildly cold weather, but not in the extreme. And my Falcons served me well.

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    In the same boat here Fish, here in the Northeast, it is a warmer 20F today - I smoke outdoors only , out on the patio - I'm looking into a forced air propane heater ( something that runs on the 20lb propane tanks ) so if you have some suggestions on brand/models for me that would be much appreciated as I'm tired of freezing out there, hehe

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    Man! One of the reasons I moved from there. Just got so tired of the snow and cold. Growing up in West Gardiner and Hunting up in the county was priceless but that was a different time. Seems like it was never that bad when I was younger but after I left home and joined the military I changed. I miss the woods and the hunting. In fact I don't do any of that down here in Florida. The land just isn't the same let alone the wild life! The weather though! Now thats what im talking about!

    "[Kipling] sees clearly that men can only be highly civilized while other men, inevitably less civilized, are there to guard and feed them."
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    We seem to be having a sub-zero weekend here around Greene, ME this weekend. Glad my wife's sense of smell is almost non-existent, so no problems with my pipe-smoking indoors.

    Had a shipmate once from Florida who often talked about his favorite hunting down there was for wild pigs, using only his M.A.B. P15.

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  19. piffyr

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    Ya can't keep a good man down! Smoke, stew & wine? Now, there's a recipe for satisfaction under just about any circumstances.

    RESPECT THE PIPE!
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  20. theloniousmonkfish

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    Good to see the weather can't keep you down. Should be back up to highs near 20 here by next week, currently 18 mph winds, lake effects and temps barely hitting double digits before dropping at sundown. Strong black coffee and Kendal Dark helps.

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  21. snoopy311

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    -16 degrees currently. Should produce a cool smoke.

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  22. daveinlax

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    You're definitely tenacious but I'd quit smoking before I would stand outside. I spend about half the winter here in southern AZ and I don't even smoke a pipe outside here. Moderation is the key to a happy smoke friendly home.

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