Nov 15, 2011 at 1:34 am #1281986
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!Jan 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm #1821417
@stingray4540Locale: South Bay
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.Jan 7, 2012 at 10:47 pm #1821571
@davidinkenaiLocale: North Woods. Far North.
>"Who does not love a cigar in the woods?"
Hillary?Jan 8, 2012 at 7:52 am #1821623
Right into chaff. Good job David.
So what are you going to use the container for?Jan 8, 2012 at 8:02 am #1821625
@creachenLocale: East Bay
Titanium tent stakes might fit in the container?Jan 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm #1821752
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.
FrancoJan 26, 2012 at 11:48 pm #1830356
Use the tube to share your Scotch while enjoying the cigar with friends. :-)Jan 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm #1830773
@keith_bassettLocale: Pacific NW
Make one of these bad boys after properly disposing of the cigar. :-)Jan 30, 2012 at 8:58 am #1831619
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.Jan 30, 2012 at 9:03 am #1831624
popcorn, get your popcorn ;)Jan 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm #1831796
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.Jan 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm #1831800
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.Feb 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm #1837134
@pdcolelli42Locale: AT, follow@ www.thruperspective.com
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.Feb 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm #1837232
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
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.Feb 9, 2012 at 11:28 pm #1837233
@justin_bakerLocale: Santa Rosa, CA
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.Feb 9, 2012 at 11:33 pm #1837235
@butukiLocale: Kanto Plain, Japan
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.Feb 10, 2012 at 5:31 am #1837266
@pdcolelli42Locale: AT, follow@ www.thruperspective.com
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.Feb 10, 2012 at 12:40 pm #1837501
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.Feb 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm #1839922
I hate cigarette smoke too!!!!
LMAO Just kidding!!!
I'm all in for the cigar after a nice long day of hiking!Feb 15, 2012 at 8:30 pm #1840064
I can't quite figure out from this story whether the OP let the homeless guy have the case…Feb 20, 2012 at 2:27 am #1841806
These Guys did the PCT last year and frankly, a couple of them smoke like chimneys.
I've never understood smoking and hiking (or biking for that matter) even though i have friends who pedal more miles on theyre metal steeds as courriers downtown than i'll ever do recreationally, all the while puffin' down a pack per diem. that just doesnt work for me. bottom line if they arent blowin it in your face and you let them know it bothers you (given they're being respectful as can be), all you can really do is mind your own and don't condone it…we dont need our peers killing themselves:/ its an unfortunate addiction.
Cigars? Cigarettes? No Thanks.
Now last season's PCT thru-hikers were smoking something entirely different, that which i have no quams of it being smoked in our backcountry. perhaps people flamed up on this subject should try smoking a bit more of that on the trail, eh?Feb 20, 2012 at 6:25 am #1841823
@davidmaxwellLocale: eastern, tn
I'll be passing out "Its A Girl" cigars on wednesday morning!!! Hopefully the first stop on the way home from the hospital is the AT. I want to get a good picture by a blaze for her.Feb 20, 2012 at 7:06 am #1841832
I love a cigar at the end of the day. Sitting by the campfire (down-wind of everyone) and light up – cigar in one hand – small amount of whiskey in the other…. wonderful conclusion to a day on the trail.Feb 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm #1841979
Not me, but my buddy does. Trail name: BIG TOBACCO.
Mar 16, 2012 at 5:26 am #1854603
@asciibaronLocale: Mid Atlantic
the only use i have found for the tubes is in model railroading to make a refinery… i wouldn't put food in them. i'm moving away from cigars over to pipe tobacco. much less waste and a much different smoking experience.
now i just need to find an ultralight comfy chair
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