"I'm a total novice to the pipe smoking world. Bought my first pipe back in March, and only recently got around to buying tobacco and a lighter to try it out.
Don't laugh. But I bought my first tobacco blend from the local…"
"I enjoyed some Frog Morton's Cellar a few years ago at the Chicago Pipe Show- a very good smoke. Last night I opened a tin of MacBaren 7 Seas Black Blend and have smoked a couple of bowls in my vintage Nording. I picked this up at…"
"I'm in Afghanistan and a couple times a week I'm really enjoying McClelland Craftsbury: Frog Morton's Cellar, It's a nice whiskey blend of Latakia, Great aromatics and a smooth smoke, one of my favorites."
"Figured I'd pop in and throw another comment on here. About to finish a couple interrupted pipes from yesterday.
I have a little bit of a bowl of Five Brothers (a shag-cut burley with little-no topping) that I forgot I hadn't…"
"It takes a lot of frequent practice for the techniques to become second nature. Over time, you'll find what works for you. Fortunately, smoking is a very enjoyable activity, so it's not a chore to "practice"!
"It's been a beautiful day here in northern IN. It also happens to be my day off, so I've been soaking in the sun and smoking it up.
Peter Stokkebye Cube Cut Burley-found an baggie with a few bowlfuls that a friend sent me to…"
"My first blend was a bulk English blend called "Fox and Hound", sold under different levels at many tobacco shops, but made by Altadis (who, along with Lane, make most of the bulk tobaccos that you see in jars at the shops). I still…"
"I have a Missouri Meerschaum loaded up with some MacBaren Stockton that has been aging since (at least) 1985 (so it's older than me). Going to go give it a light in a minute.
74 degrees? Man. Northern IN here, it…"
"I burned through Why We Get Fat about a month ago, and the eating habits of my household have changed a good bit. I'm not really watching my weight, but there is a strong history of diabetes on both sides of my family, so I'm hoping…"
"A friend from another pipesmoking forum sent me a few samples which arrived yesterday in the mail. After we went for a run, I loaded up a clay pipe with my friend's own blend, he's been working on some "Latakia aromatics"…"
"I'm a pipe smoker, occasionally smoke a cigarette, even more rarely, a cigar.
If you're smoking a cigar properly, there's not much more of a health risk than with a pipe. As I don't generally smoke cigars, I haven't…"
Hey all. I'm active on another pipesmoking discussion forum, and have been active on a couple in the past. I've always found it interesting to read what others are smoking.Feel free to discuss as little or as much about your smoke (i.e., describe the tobacco, time, what you were doing during the smoke, the pipe, etc) as you'd like.Right now, I'm just an outdoor smoker, and it's been too cold. I've only smoked a couple bowls this year (both within the last couple weeks:A bowl of "Five…See More
"I just bought my first pair of running shoes (excluding some trail shoes I bought a couple years back with no intent of trail running in them), some basic Reebok shoes. They only had a couple styles of running shoes in my size when we went to…"
"Just wanted to throw an update on my own progress.
We just finished week three yesterday! Wow! I know to most of you here, it won't seem like much for a guy in his mid-20s to be able to jog for 3 minutes straight, but it's an…"
My freshman year at Boston Conservatory, all of us--regardless of whether we were musicians, dancers, or actors--had a compulsory year-long course called Arts & Civilization. The year began with explorations of prehistoric man, and…"
"History allows a conversation with the past. Mostly excitingly the great successes, because the failures were rarely recorded. Perhaps more importantly it provides shared origins. Common themes and stories we can all look to and say, "This is…"
"Thanks for all the replies, you helped me make up my mind. I ended up buying a peacoat instead, which is a lot more useful for me right now. As for the blazer, I decided that when I do get a jacket, I'll go for a grey or maybe navy one."
"History has always been a great interest of mine, so this is something I have given some thought and practice to. I often look at history as a sort of deep time psychology. Psychology, anthropology, and sociology are able to look at limited temporal…"
I decided to put this question in the main forum, because if it was in a group like The History Buffs, there would be a smaller audience. Because everyone learns history at some point in his education, it is a matter that could be of interest to almost all members and not just a select few.So we all have learned some form of history in school, from local to national to the histories of far off lands and times. What is it that we learn from people of bygone places and times? There are some…See More
"First of all you are 20, so the feelings are natural and normal. Actually it is a positive sign that you are thinking and aware.
I am a lawyer. It took for years of college and three years of law school. I loved being in school. Your career has to…"