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Traveling with flake tobacco

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  1. didimauw

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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?

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  2. andrew

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  3. peckinpahhombre

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    I carry my flake tobacco Papillon style.

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    In a pipe.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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  5. jpmcwjr

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    I carry my flake tobacco Papillon style.

    Unnecessary, unless taking into Canada or the UK!
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  6. peckinpahhombre

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    In a pipe.

    No, a tin or a pipe would be too uncomfortable. A baggie is all you need.

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  7. mayfair70

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    Papillon??

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  8. ashdigger

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

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    A prescription medicine bottle

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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.

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  11. chasingembers

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    No, a tin or a pipe would be too uncomfortable. A baggie is all you need.

    That would be a bad idea around here. The stoners would think I was holding.

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  12. didimauw

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    ashdigger, I appreciate the actual response....

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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

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  14. didimauw

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    That's kind of cool actually. Sorta pricey but neat!

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  15. 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.

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  16. jpmcwjr

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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.

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  17. mikestanley

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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.

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  18. snowyowl

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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.

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    @snowyowl That's funny I was just thinking about altoids tins!

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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.

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  21. didimauw

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    Peck, do you doo anything to keep them secure? I just emptied one that had random smoking items in it, that I plan on using.

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  22. samon

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    I find the thinner baccy tins are fine to stick in a pocket, but I don't like bulky shit in my hip pockets so I made a leather pouch from an old leather jacket I cut up. It dries the baccy really quickly so I either wrap the baccy in waxed cooking paper or a sandwich bag first.

    Made a pipe cleaner holder and a pipe pouch too.

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  23. winton

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    I repurposed a tea tin for tobacco. It is big enough for about three bowls of tobacco. This is fine for my pipe club meetings.

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  24. weezell

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    In that case, may I suggest one of these?
    Good call chasingembers. I forgot about these...

    "the weez"...
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  25. blueeyedogre

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    I use a little product called a GoTubb made by a company called Humangear. Food safe, cheap, and small for pockets.

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    No one has mentioned this, but when you pop the top on an aged tin (7 years or more), especially flake, it will deteriorate rather quickly after opening. It dries way more quickly than fresh flakes, and it breaks down into dirt fairly fast.
    When I am out and about, I'll throw a few flakes of fresh tobacco into a pouch, or old tin. But, when I pop a tin of aged flakes, I just leave them in the jar or tin and treat them with delicate fingers to separate and pack them. I don't wag about any aged flakes. They would be dirt by the end of the day. YMMV

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    For short trips, a week or less, I'd rub it out and keep it in a baggie in your pipe kit. For longer trips, I'd put the flake (rope, plug, coin) in a baggie and carry an old tin for rubbing out. Tobacco travels better than you'd think. It wouldn't have been popular among old square rigger sailors if it didn't, especially under the miserable, humid, hot, messy conditions under which they lived. It was one of their few luxuries, so our travel conditions are posh by comparison. The airlines torment us endlessly, but not our tobacco.

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  28. jamesrsmithjr

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    Used tins. Some has to be cut/folded to fit. NM#400; half a flake fits most of my pipes, so in half they get cut and tinned..

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    I use those little Mylar bags. They keep tobacco fresh for a while and fit right into my pipe bag.

    Jason
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    Baggies.

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    Small snack size Ziplock bags colored with a brown magic marker to look like leather .Cosmic makes a good point about aged flakes .

    “There was an awful suspicion in my mind that I'd finally gone over the hump, and the worst thing about it was that I didn't feel tragic at all, but only weary, and sort of comfortably detached.”
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    Baggies, yes, but double or treble up on 'em if more than a day or so.

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    I use this really cool old pill box received as a gift long ago.
    Pill Box photo image_zpswjfjui1i.jpg

    Nate @ Moody AL
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    Pouch

    Another pouch

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    I just take the original tins, did in Italy and things went fine. Felt no need to stuff them up my ass like Peck, but then he has always been kind of weird.

    Harris
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    In a pipe,pre-lighted DGT.

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    I have just realized that you may use business card holders for this purpose. Check this one

    Javan
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    I actually just carry around a very small mason jar in my bag.

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    You folks still talking about this? I guess if I traveled with flake, I might either pre-prep it in advance and just stuff it in the bowl, stick a few flakes already prepped and ready to smoke in an empty pill bottle for multiple bowls, or leave the flakes natural in the same bottle and prep them wherever I was, whichever made the most sense for the occasion.

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    Samon, interesting leather work there but I'm guessing you stole them whilst wearing your burglar's balaclava

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    This is how I move around with my blends.




    Keeps the freshness, doesn't ghost a tobacco pouch. I use different bags for different blends.
    It works well for me.

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    If you are looking for a great little container that will hold at least a bowl or two very tightly sealed while out and about, here is another idea you might try: In packages of 'Just For Men' hair coloring they give you a couple of gloves to wear in a clear plastic container a little like a ball (actually slightly oval). I'm sure you can buy these made somewhere maybe very cheap. Anyway, they snap shut tight and secure and will hold enough for up to maybe three bowls and seem well made and do not let any aroma out, and one should last for years.

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