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Who does not love a cigar in the woods?
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Chase Norton
(Micronorton) - F
Who does not love a cigar in the long as you are a cigar smoker and have a 2 miles radius of isolation on 11/15/2011 02:34:49 MST Print View


This idea came to me after I enjoyed a nice cigar and a homeless man asked if he could have the case because "they are great to use!" Pondering on what he meant, I thought of the possibilities. It has a screw on top, a thin wood lining on the inside (can be removed) and felt pretty lightweight. I submerged it in my sink for 30sec, unscrewed it and the wood lining was 100% dry. Throwing it on my scale it weighed in at 8.6grams. Removing the wood lining, it came in at 7.2g. What will I use this for? Along the trails in Hawaii there are various berries, namely the Ohelo berry. Problem always is they get crushed when you try to collect them, but not anymore. When it is full, start seriously munching.

All this berry collecting will of course be after I enjoy the cigar somewhere along the trail.

I am sure there are many other uses.

Map storage since it is water proof
Lightweight Flask (151 needed of course)
Bug collector to eat later
Just tested out the sharpness of the cap when unscrewed and can cut cooked meat
I feel like I am stretching with a trowel.
Hell, just as an easy organizer for first aid/hygiene/fire starter.

At 0.25oz, for the case, and 0.52g with a cigar, it will be in my pack next trip!

Edited by Micronorton on 02/10/2012 13:42:27 MST.

Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 01/07/2012 16:31:02 MST Print View

Mmm... A trail cigar! Probably a lot lighter than my pipe and everything associated.
Who cares about the case! Not a cigar guy though. Got any recomendations?
Ok, the case seems like it has some value. A lot lighter than unshaped coke bottles.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 01/07/2012 23:47:53 MST Print View

>"Who does not love a cigar in the woods?"

Monica Lewinsky?


Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 01/08/2012 08:52:52 MST Print View

Right into chaff. Good job David.

So what are you going to use the container for?

Edited by kthompson on 01/08/2012 09:21:30 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 01/08/2012 09:02:56 MST Print View

Titanium tent stakes might fit in the container?

Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: @Tarptent
Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 01/08/2012 15:36:09 MST Print View

Who does not love a cigar in the woods ?,/b>
I would say most... in fact if you lit a cigar next to me, I would walk away.
However "most" would probably just put up with it...

Anyway, it looks like a 7" type , but I do have 5" Ti nail stakes that 4 could likely fit in there.

Edited by Franco on 01/08/2012 15:36:41 MST.

Eugene Hollingsworth
(GeneH_BPL) - F
Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 01/27/2012 00:48:54 MST Print View

Use the tube to share your Scotch while enjoying the cigar with friends. :-)

Keith Bassett

Locale: Pacific NW
make a stove w/ the tube on 01/27/2012 21:45:59 MST Print View

Make one of these bad boys after properly disposing of the cigar. :-)

Bob Shaver
(rshaver) - F

Locale: West
no thanks on 01/30/2012 09:58:31 MST Print View

A cigar in the woods is about as appealing to me as ice cold water poured down my back. No thanks, and please don't smoke around me. Smokers don't realize that their sense of smell is shot, and their clothes, breath and hair have absorbed the odor of stale smoke, which they can't smell but everyone else can.

Eddy Walker

Locale: southeast
Re: no thanks on 01/30/2012 10:03:28 MST Print View

popcorn, get your popcorn ;)

Edited by Ewker on 01/30/2012 10:04:04 MST.

Chase Norton
(Micronorton) - F
oh my on 01/30/2012 15:30:34 MST Print View

My most sincere and heartfelt apologies to everyone who reads subjects without a care to the message content. Clearly, next time a more appropriate subject would be "A 7.2g waterproof metal tube with endless applications". This way nonsmoker's blood pressure would stay low enough for them to continue reading further and realize what I am actually trying to discuss. Again, my bad.

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 01/30/2012 15:35:44 MST Print View

I find it pretty hilarious when car drivers complain about people smoking. You are pumping 10 times the amount of these toxins into my lungs while I am on my bike. But anti-smoking militancy is the cause de-jour among the population right now.

Sweet tube.

Phillip Colelli

Locale: AT, follow@
Really? on 02/09/2012 20:32:58 MST Print View

I understand the fear of second hand smoke and what not... but seriously I bet my BO will smell more than a single cigar out on the trail.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 02/10/2012 00:23:10 MST Print View

But anti-smoking militancy is the cause de-jour among the population right now.

Hmm, that is how you, personally, feel about it. I don't like smoke... the smell, the way it hurts my eyes and gives me a headache, the way it makes everything I am wearing smell like smoke, the unhealthiness of it, the fact that when I tell someone to please not blow the smoke in my direction so often makes them take offense... It's very simple; I don't like it. And many, many other people don't either. I don't see why they have to put up with it, especially for something so totally unnecessary and mobile. If someone was Farting a lot around you would you simply accept it and say it was okay? And it is not a "cause du-jour". I've felt this way for 40 years now. So has everyone else I know who has never liked smoking.

I have nothing against people smoking if they want to... just don't do it where I have to participate in it, or, better yet, wear a glass helmet and you can smoke inside there to your heart's content.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - M

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 02/10/2012 00:28:50 MST Print View

The woods are not a crowded hotel lobby. I'm not sure why people are complaining that they don't like being around people smoking in a thread about being in remote wilderness.
I think a cigar would be nice in the woods. I don't think it's gross at all.

Miguel Arboleda
(butuki) - MLife

Locale: Kanto Plain, Japan
Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 02/10/2012 00:33:19 MST Print View

On that point, Justin, I will concede, as long as it's not in a camp close to someone who is smoking a cigar... which puts out a lot of smoke.

You probably don't know, though, that by living in Japan I am very badly subjected to awful amounts of smoke everywhere I go. Only recently has smoking been banned on trains, train platforms, and public lobbies. But most restaurants and coffee shops and other gathering places are still very much clogged with smoke. And this being Japan, you can't say anything about it. So I get pretty frustrated when I get out to the wilderness and in the crowded campsites there (you often don't have the option of camping elsewhere... it is often illegal), have to put up with the camper not 2 meters away smoking.

Edited by butuki on 02/10/2012 00:38:59 MST.

Phillip Colelli

Locale: AT, follow@
Re: Re: Who does not love a cigar in the woods? on 02/10/2012 06:31:38 MST Print View

I myself don't smoke cigarettes, but I'd enjoy a cigar and what not occasionally. The smoke from cigarettes can be bothersome even to me if someone is close enough. I never really gave much thought that smokers may take offense if you asked them not to smoke around you. I think it's totally acceptable to make that request.

I like to do whatever I want and I'd assume everyone else likes to do what they want as well but I suppose we must not do so at the expense of others.

Chase Norton
(Micronorton) - F
People! on 02/10/2012 13:40:33 MST Print View

We are all avid lovers of the outdoors. Why are you going on about how much you hate smoking and the smell and on and on? Yes, many people don't smoke and many people don't like the smell of smoke. Got it. Not new. I will never be around you when I enjoy my cigar mainly because I hike solo and in regions where no one else can be found for miles. Yes, that person is being inconsiderate for smoking next to you at a camp site, but jesus, that is not what this thread is about. I've changed the title to remove confusion and reduce the snap of anger that it seemed to create.

Ben Whitsett
(BenWhitsett) - F
re on 02/15/2012 15:30:34 MST Print View

I hate cigarette smoke too!!!!

LMAO Just kidding!!!

I'm all in for the cigar after a nice long day of hiking!

Peter Treiber
(peterbt) - M

Locale: A^2
"Who does not love a cigar in the woods?" on 02/15/2012 21:30:24 MST Print View

I can't quite figure out from this story whether the OP let the homeless guy have the case...