So, I was sitting on the porch, smoking my fairly new Sasquatch pipe, which has quickly become my new favorite pipe. It is an absolutely joy to behold, and an even greater joy to smoke. I was (and still am, actually) smoking some 2007 FVF that I just opened, a tobacco that is one of my very favorites but which has been known to give some people a bit of trouble with loading and staying lit. Gawith flakes did give me those problems at first, but I have learned how to handle them now, and the rewards of doing so are tremendous. Anyhow, I got up to go inside and get a glass of water, and I also went to the restroom, ate a few saltine crackers, and fed the dog. All this probably took 4-5 minutes. When I came back outside, I expected to have to relight my pipe, but when I drew on it, I was astonished when I produced smoke from it, and with a quick little fingers-over-the-top-of-the-bowl carburator action, I was right back smoking in full swing. So, this got me wondering. Is it the pipe, or is it me, or is it both, or what? I have only been smoking a pipe for a few years, and I don't pretend to be some sort of master or anything. I will say, however, that I know how to fill a pipe properly and how to smoke one without any frustration. Still, I have never had a pipe stay lit for five minutes without drawing on it. So what I'm asking is this: does a well-made pipe somehow stay lit for longer without relights than a lesser pipe? And if so, why? Obviously Sasquatch is known for the superior engineering of his pipes, and I can certainly vouch for that. So is that what's at work here, or did I just get really lucky and fill the pipe perfectly this one time? I know this reads like an advertisement for BST pipes, but I'm really curious about this. Every time I smoke this pipe, I get a stronger and stronger sense that I will need to trade in some of my other pipes and replace them with BST's.