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NeroWolfe

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PostSubject: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:31 pm

Have you ever pre-packed a pipe with tobacco and put it your pocket to enjoy later, and when you took it out, half of the tobacco fell out and is loose in your pocket? Bummer! A little trick I use is to pre-pack the pipe with tobacco, and put on one of those little spring-loaded wind caps. When you are ready to smoke, take it out, remove the windcap, and you are ready to go !
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:18 pm

As it turns out, I don't carry pipes in my pocket. It gives folks the wrong idea (wondering if I'm simply happy to see them), threatens stem integrity and makes for terrible company with key and pocket knives.

Also, as it turns out, I have a perfectly wonderful and portable leather pipe case that just so happens to have a compartment for a generous portion of tobacco, and even space for the proper and necessary effects of pipe smoking.

So, I have never had this happen.

What is this spring-loaded wind cap you've managed to use? Pictures and/or links to such a device might prove useful to the curious.

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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:44 pm

http://pipesandcigars.com/windcap.html

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:00 pm

mark wrote:
http://pipesandcigars.com/windcap.html

Interesting.

I've always just put a couple of evenly-spaced fingers over the bowl. Laughing

I feel like such a hick now.

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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:22 pm

I've done the windcap trick a few times when I was traveling light. Sometimes you just need one pipe, and you don't have the pocket space for even a one-pipe case. (And my one-pipe case is useless for too big or too bent a pipe, if that's what I want.)
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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:20 am

I've never been one to go out without my old Leather roll-up pouch with at least 2/3 bowlfulls of bac. Since I wear a tweed jacket in the fall and winter I have a convenient exterior breast pocket to put a pipe in (stem down, bowl out) and my roll-up is either in one of the bottom pockets or the indside breast pocket. I carry about 6 cleaners in the pouch and always have a pipe nail in my pants pocket. Have never broken a stem this way and always have a pipe handy ( size wise, it's usually a grp3or 4 ) to have a smoke when time allows. KISS it Razz
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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:01 am

I like to pre-fill; makes things easier.
I stretch plastic wrap over the bowl
and secure it with a little scotch tape.
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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:27 am

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:51 pm

I think it all depends on what the hell I'm doing at the time, too. If it's work, out in the hills, I always have a backpack of some kind, so the Castleford cheapie pouch/ziploc of baccy and the cob are right at home. If I'm going from one place to the other, a breast pocket of a coat works (provided it's cold), otherwise, I like the organization of the "kit case."

I might, on the other hand, pick up that windscreen for its intended purpose: the wind at 8,000 feet in the hills of Northern Nevada is not a trifling matter. Laughing

Okay, so I'm a complicated hick. Fair enough. Razz

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NeroWolfe

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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:04 pm

And another OLD OLD fisherman's trick in the rain: turn the pipe upside down to smoke it; it works !!! Puff a bit slower than usual to prevent overheating.
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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:07 pm

NeroWolfe wrote:
And another OLD OLD fisherman's trick in the rain: turn the pipe upside down to smoke it; it works !!! Puff a bit slower than usual to prevent overheating.

Smoking upside down was also the trick used by pipe smoking Londoners during the blitz.

I have been wondering about a windscreen as I am not very good at holding a pipe at an angle in my teeth. Do they come in different sizes or are they a one size fits most kind of device?
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NeroWolfe

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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:38 pm

kieveryuu wrote:
NeroWolfe wrote:
And another OLD OLD fisherman's trick in the rain: turn the pipe upside down to smoke it; it works !!! Puff a bit slower than usual to prevent overheating.

Smoking upside down was also the trick used by pipe smoking Londoners during the blitz.

I have been wondering about a windscreen as I am not very good at holding a pipe at an angle in my teeth. Do they come in different sizes or are they a one size fits most kind of device?

I have onlly seen the one-size fits all. Would appear to fit most pipes except Ultra-minis and Magnums......
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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:30 pm

I also have one of those wind caps but haven't used it yet, Im guessing it will come in handy when Im out strip bass fishing 3 miles off shore. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:43 am

Darn, I was at Pipes&Cigars last night and forgot to pick up a windcap (grabbed some Obsidian stem oil and "Larrys Blend").
Boswells has them to for $2.50. I definitely could use one in my car for travel, when I'm forced to smoke outside and it is breezy. One for the yard as well. Smacking myself in the head now, so I remember to pick up two....
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PostSubject: Re: A Neat Little Trick for Pre-packing a Pipe   Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:59 pm

Hermit wrote:
I stretch plastic wrap over the bowl
and secure it with a little scotch tape.
I've done that, but with a rubber band around the bowl.
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