Ok, so I have to share this!
I just got home from a leisurely stroll smoking my pipe after watching this video and everything just came together for me this afternoon.
I rubbed out a SG Sam's flake and put the tobacco briefly in the oven at low temperature to dry it out a bit. The oven is a tip I'm fairly sure I picked up on either this forum or a Swedish one. I do not own a microwave.
The tamping technique you show in the video made a huge difference to my smoke! Having a really dry tobacco and tamping as you showed allowed me to keep my pipe lit for the duration of my walk aswell as my bowl.
As stickframer said I also usually put my ember out with tamping but not anymore!
Just when I thought things couldn't go any better I dropped my pipe! I guess that there is no such thing as the perfect smoke huh. Not to worry, it only did very minor damage to the side of the pipe.
thank you for the very informative video.