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Subject: Pipes Digest #52 - March 8, 1991

		   Pipes Digest #52 - March 8, 1991

From: ???????????????????????????? (Norm Carpenter)
Subject: When I started

I started smoking in college.  There is something about a pipe that lends
itself to a quiet and relaxing moment which is just what I needed from time
to time during the college days.  I stopped for a few years when my daughter
was born but went back to the pipe.  I usually smoke only one or two bowls 
a day and if I try two in a row I can start to get dizzy after all these
years.  I'll go for a few days without a pipe (which actually makes the next
light *very* enjoyable).  If you know someone who smokes a pipe then you should
get together with him to light.  You can ask questions and discuss preferences.
As with anything worthwhile it takes a little practice to get the most pleasure
from your pipe.  Knowing the right feel of the load,  how to light,  keeping
an even burn,  and good pipe maintenance are all a part of enjoying your pipe.

Well enough is enough,  I sound like an ad for RJR.  Hope you get as much or
more pleasure from your pipe as I did from mine.  Steve,  I still have my
first 'real' pipe (not bought from the drug store) and I keep it in the 
office of emergency situations. 

P.S.  Does anybody know the situation with Andre's pipe shop.  I visited
him once and meant to go back and buy a pipe while he was there crafting
but I never did.  The shop I believe was destroyed during the '89 quake
and I would like to know if he started up again?


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From: ?????????????????????????
Subject: Pipes & Matches.

	Steve, a while back there was an issue dealing with the
availability and location of "strike-anywhere" matches.  Where might I
find them? 

	Also, to the pipes in general: What's the "life-span" of tobacco?

Oh, a propos (french for man -k :-), what are the opinions of the group co
concerning >hand-rolled< cigarettes?


[ Sorry, Rick, but I really don't think those matches are made
anymore! (Other members, please correct me if I'm wrong.) As for the
"life-span" of tobacco, it can be re-humidified if it dries out - just
place a moist wad of paper towel on top, and mix it around carefully
(so as not to crumble it into dust!) every 12 hours or so. Repeat
until it's properly moist, but not too wet - about like when it came
new. I've revived some "sale" tabak that way. I'll let other members
answer about the hand rolled cigs, having no opinion myself. -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????? (David Chesler)
Subject: Re:  Pipes Digest #51 - March 2, 1991

In answer to will thomas' question (Mr. Moderator: please summarize this
for me, do y'all want to hear all the details of all the stories?) about
when I first smoked a pipe:
 Within a few weeks of starting college, age 17, I bought a cheap pipe and
some tobacco at the local tobacconist, and tried to learn how to smoke it.
I eventually bought some pipe-smokers' guidebook, and acquired a few Dr.
Grabow's.  My roommates were not too happy (especially the asthmatic) because
we were in that dorm because we were non-smokers (well I wasn't one when I
filled out the rooming form!).  We adopted some compromise after he stuck
my pipe in the freezer.  (Another roommate figured "smoke?" meant tobacco,
and since he only smoked marijuana answered "no", leading to all sorts of
 My father gave me my first cigarette at about age 5, and as he predicted
I wasn't particularly curious through my teens, and never really picked
up habitually cigarette smoking.  I stayed up the night before a final
my first term in college, studying and chain-smoking Carlton's, then
overslept and gave up both of those habits, although I still smoke a
Turkish Special every few months, particularly in bars and clubs, and
will bum a cigarette during times of high stress.  (I currently only
smoke pipes on ocassion, usually outdoor things like football games and
 BTW my father had "always" owned a pipe, and every few years at my
mother's urging grew a beard, lit up a bowl, and posed for a picture,
but he is basically a non-smoker.

   - David Chesler (?????????????????????)

[ See above for a summary. :-) -S. ]

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  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #52 - March 8, 1991
  2. Subject: When I started
  3. Subject: Pipes & Matches.
  4. Subject: Re: Pipes Digest #51 - March 2, 1991
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