Discussion in 'Pipe Accessories' started by bameier1, Jan 6, 2014.
If someone is going to really start getting into pipes what are some accessories that he will need?
Ignition source, Tamper, reamer. Storage method to keep baccy fresh.
Need or want?
As far as need goes, a box of matches, and a golf tee for a tamper is all you "need".
If we are talking about wants, the list will be much longer, and admittedly much more expensive.
Tamper, pipe cleaners, good dependable lighter and storage for the tobacco. ..........NEEDS.
More pipes, more tobacco, more time to sit and enjoy. ..................WANTS.
Pipe, matches, and a fire source. Those are the essentials...
Oh well thanks guys. Fairly simple stuff to get started.
Thanks for the heads up about using a golf tee! Smart advice!
If you don't have a golf tee a Fienger works well.
Needs? A Bic lighter or matches, pipe cleaners, Zip-Lock bags, and $2 Czech pipe tool or $1 pipe "nail." You only NEED something air tight (or relatively air tight) to store a small amount of tobacco to get you going (i.e. Zip-Lock bags).
Wants? Pipe case, fancy lighter, mason jars, extra pipes, extra tobacco, etc.
Hell...if you really wanted to...you could just get a MM cob and pitch it whenever it gets completely fouled up. In that case...you don't NEED pipe cleaners. I can only imagine how much money I've spent on pipe cleaners over the past year to keep my most smoked MM cob (a x < $5 pipe) clean.
A supportive spouse.
A copy of Fairport Convention's Liege and Lief to space out to when you've lit up. An absolute essential.
Astro Glide and protection
Above mentioned items plus a bourbon on the rocks!
Matches, calloused finger, pipe cleaners. Decent single malt.
A well worn copy of Simone de Beauvoir's Letters to Satre and the Complete Works of JB Priestley.
An Ebay account.