Tobacco on the trail
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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Tobacco on the trail on 03/02/2006 08:45:14 MST Print View

Because nothing says healthy living like snorting snuff or smoking tobacco.....
I'm not knocking you...but I rarely run into smokers anymore in the backcountry-most quit so they could have healthier lives and lungs. I know I did years ago!
Snuff and any smokeless tobaco is very dangerous to mess with. More addicting and yum, cancers of the nose?

Curtis Presson
(Obdewla_X) - F
Tobacco on the trail on 03/04/2006 20:48:14 MST Print View

To each his own! I don't smoke cigarettes anymore but I generally take a few good quality cigars with me when I hit the trail. If the weather is nice and once I get dinner out of the way after a day of hiking, I like to relax with a cigar and listen to all the sounds of the woods. VERY relaxing and a great way to finish off the day.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
smoking on 03/05/2006 12:34:49 MST Print View

that is why I just bring a nice pint of Single Malt Highland Whiskey. I too enjoy listening to sounds and a few swigs of top notch whiskey does it for me.

Curtis Presson
(Obdewla_X) - F
Tobacco on the trail on 03/05/2006 13:35:10 MST Print View

Now that's a great idea! I have never brought alkehol with me in the backcountry. Perhaps next trip I'll pack in some Lagavulin to go along with my Don Carlos cigars!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
tobacco on 03/05/2006 15:34:44 MST Print View

there ya go Curt. And good choice too!

JUSTIN KEITH
(Jutt77) - F
Re: Tobacco on the trail on 03/08/2006 22:59:12 MST Print View

Arthur - Give nicotine gum a shot. I used to smoke, quit about 7 months ago, but I really enjoy a piece of this gum at camp after a long hike. Plus its loads healthier than snuff or dip.

joseph daluz
(jfdiberian) - F

Locale: Columbia River Gorge
you'll sleep colder on 03/18/2006 18:21:30 MST Print View

nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, and your feet will be colder at night. Also, coupled with the limited activity in a tent/sleepingbag, you're more likely to get blood clots if you smoke. It also dulls you sense of smell considerably.
Joe, RN