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Northern Neil

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Age : 33
Location : Calgary AB. Canada
Registration date : 2012-12-27

PostSubject: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:58 pm

My Name is Neil and I have been smoking a pipe for a little over a year now. I live in Calgary AB Canada and I am 28 years old.

I smoke all kinds of tobaccos, however, English Blends, Virginia Flakes and VA/PERS are my defaults. I cannot say I have a favorite belnd in any of these categories, mainly because I have not been in the game long enough to have tried enough different blends to say which is my favorite. Nonetheless, right now I am very happy trying new tobaccos of all types.

As for my pipe collection, I would call it modest. I have about 9 pipes now, all different sizes and shapes, all made of briar, and all of different manufacturers. I have a couple of filtered pipes, but I usually will remove the filter and smoke the pipe without. To me, the filters are just one more thing to keep clean.

When purchasing tobacco, I buys everything through online retailers. Unfortuantely, living in Canada, I am forced to pay about a 200% tax on all tobacco products. However, if I order online in amounts less than 350 grams (14 ounces), I find it makes it across the boarder duty free. I might pay a little more in shipping, but that is a much lower cost than the taxes.

Now becuase I order all my tobacco online, I really cannot support my local tobacconist as much as I would like (I want to support the tobacconists, but do not what to pad the pockets of our Nanny State Government in the process). There is a great Cigar and Pipe shop in Calgary called Epicure. They have a English house blend that I will buy 2 ounces for $40, and I try to purchase my pipes there. Also, it is nice talking to a physical person about my tobacco questions. I find the owner of the shop is very knowledgeable when it comes to pipes and tobacco, and he has really helped me locate some really fine bulk tobaccos.

All and all I really enjoy everything the pipe has to offer. I keep all my pipes clean, tobacco stored properly and look forward to the end of the day when I can sit down and relax to a nice smoke.

Thanks for listening

Northern Neil
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:37 pm

Welcome, Neil! Great intro! I hope you enjoy your time here

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Mozjo33

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Age : 49
Location : Chantilly, Va
Registration date : 2011-12-04

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:50 pm

Welcome to the forum Neil. I learned a lot from this forum.
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the rev

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Age : 51
Location : Oak View CA
Registration date : 2012-10-08

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:50 pm

welcome eh

rev
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lowflyingpenguin

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Age : 63
Location : The Wilds of Canada (from Iroquois for 'the village')
Registration date : 2009-04-10

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:53 pm

good day 'eh
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
Registration date : 2012-07-14

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:16 pm

Welcome from Ireland brother! cheers cheers

Fraternally

Jers
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:25 pm

I like Canadians, even of you crackerheads call ham 'bacon'..
Welcome.

I used to travel to Canadia (Canadians come from Canadia no? ) quite often but only to Ontario. I would love an east west trip across that vastness..

When I was there last the Looney was worth about .60 USD.
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George Kaplan

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Age : 47
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:41 pm

Welcome aboard, Neil. (Or in your language, welcome aboord. Wink )
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Briar Spirit

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Age : 49
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:47 pm

Heya Neil, welcome to BoB. Smile
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Greyson

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Age : 36
Location : England
Registration date : 2012-08-03

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:02 pm

Hey there Neil, welcome to the brotherhood!
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UniversalCode

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Age : 35
Location : O'Fallon, Illinois USA
Registration date : 2012-12-24

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:33 pm

Wow, what an intro! I feel inadequate already. Regardless, welcome from a fellow newcomer.
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Slide



Age : 55
Location : Benton, Louisiana
Registration date : 2011-11-23

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:39 pm

Welcome Neil!
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:29 am

Welcome aboard Neil. Good to have you here. Very Happy
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Hawker

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Age : 51
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:41 am

Welcome Brother. Good to see another canuk.

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friar_jay

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Age : 36
Location : Middle Peninsula, Virginia
Registration date : 2012-09-09

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:44 pm

Welcome aboard!
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Harlock999

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Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Welcome!
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osci

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Age : 41
Location : Carosino, Apulia region, Italy
Registration date : 2012-12-22

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:12 am

Welcome, Neil!
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beetlejazz

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Location : Finland
Registration date : 2012-08-17

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:21 pm

Welcome from another side of North - not that white right now though. Great intro!
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Clay

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Age : 51
Location : Ketchikan, AK
Registration date : 2012-12-13

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:59 pm

UniversalCode wrote:
Wow, what an intro! I feel inadequate already. Regardless, welcome from a fellow newcomer.
Gee me too. Welcome Neil Very Happy
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Georg_Franz

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Age : 37
Location : Germany
Registration date : 2012-11-28

PostSubject: Re: Hello from the Great White North   Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:01 am

Welcome & Greetings from Good old Germany
Georg
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