I was out fishing yesterday. My reel (or the line, rather) misbehaved and I spent most of tje time swering inside a cloud of pipe smoke while trying to untangle the bl**dy mess. Then it dawned on me (and caused me to smile, actually): It´s a good thing I don´t have to relight my pipe! And it was! And is! as it were my trusty briar kept my spirits up during the ordeal. If I´d had to constantly relight the thing I´d probably been reduced to tears (or, more likely, throwed tha pipe in the water). So, it is a good thing to be able to smoke a pipe without having to relight it now and again, at least if you´re doing somethng else while you are smoking. If all you do is to sit around and smoke and have an endless supply of matches (or a topped up Zippo) at hand iy is, of course, no biggie if the pepe should die on you but in other situations it can be almost infuriating.