Smokes for the Boys: A History of Smoking and the Military

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada; also known as Veterans’ Day in the US and Armistice Day in the UK.  We’re going to be down at our local cenotaph when you read this, doing our personal ceremony to honour those who died in defense of our nation.  One of the things we do is to…

Tobacco University: Tobacco Types by Country & Region

When we review tobaccos, we talk a great deal about the country or region that the tobacco contained in a cigar or tinned tobacco originated from.  Different regions tend to grow different types of tobaccos, which are cured in regionally-specific ways, and they also pick up unique elements from the local soil, especially in regards to…

Not Worth Calling Potlatch About (Natural American Spirit Perique Blend Hand Rolled Cigarettes)

Just the other day I had the opportunity to sit and enjoy a pipe with Tad Seymour, and Sable Aradia and sample a few new blends of tobacco. It just so happened, that Tad had just returned from a shaman conference and had acquired some Native American Spirit Perique Blend roll-your-own tobacco.