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Keeping your cigars safe

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    Conscientious Objector Cardinal's Avatar


     

    Keeping your cigars safe

    Maybe I'm going crazy, but with the amount of $$$ I have in stogies now, I was thinking the other day about how terrible it would be if someone broke into my house and got into/trashed the stash.

    Ok so I know a thief probably isn't heading for the wineador...right? Has anyone ever heard of an individual's stogies being hit in a home burglary? The winedor itself has a little lock and key which would be good enough for keeping a child out, but I'm talking about taking it to the next level.

    I've got an alarm system. I've also got a pretty large safe for guns, watches, and other valuables, and it struck me that I could package up at least a portion of my nicer cigars in tupperware containers with Boveda packs and lock them down next time I go on vacation. Any of you guys do anything like that?
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    Puffer Fish with many spikes Btubes18's Avatar


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Maybe I'm going crazy, but with the amount of $$$ I have in stogies now, I was thinking the other day about how terrible it would be if someone broke into my house and got into/trashed the stash.

    Ok so I know a thief probably isn't heading for the wineador...right? Has anyone ever heard of an individual's stogies being hit in a home burglary? The winedor itself has a little lock and key which would be good enough for keeping a child out, but I'm talking about taking it to the next level.

    I've got an alarm system. I've also got a pretty large safe for guns, watches, and other valuables, and it struck me that I could package up at least a portion of my nicer cigars in tupperware containers with Boveda packs and lock them down next time I go on vacation. Any of you guys do anything like that?
    Get a big ass gun safe and put all your valuables in that...

    Personally, I am not to worried about a burglar. If I am home, I have loaded guns ready to roll. If I am not home, I have two big dogs ready to roll. People tend not to come near my house considering the way my dogs bark. I am more worried about a fire burning them than a burglar. I am pretty sure my home insurance will cover my lost cigars though.

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    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Maybe I'm going crazy

    ding ding ding ^^^^^

    you're over thinking. cigars are not really of much value hot like your guns and watches....
    well unless the thief is a educated cigar smoker AND you have a bunch of behikes and vintage opus's, and the chances of that are nil, unless it's someone you know.

    really the only thing to worry about is natural disasters, mainly flooding. home or renters insurance perhaps?

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    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    I have things like my great grandmother's bible or my Passport drive with all our family pictures, with little to no monetary value, that I am more worried about losing than my cigars. While it rubs me the wrong way to think about thugs rolling blunts with one of my Cohibas I'm just not willing to be anxious over a robbery because life is too short. I also agree with the idea that a home fire would more likely be the culprit if I were to lose my collection than a robbery.

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    Puff Contest Czar MDSPHOTO's Avatar


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Have never heard of a home robbery to net cigars, but guess it could happen after they get your TV and DVD player. Obviously last year we saw a number of manufacturers robbed of their sticks. Unless you live in a very high crime area, I wouldn't worry about it too much. To ease your mind when you go on vacation ask a friend or relative to stay at your house while your gone.

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    Conscientious Objector Cardinal's Avatar


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    I do have a large safe, and like Tobias does I put photo albums, important paperwork, an external hard drive, etc. in there when I go away. Fire is a good point and much more likely, so my safe is fire-rated too.

    I'm not really thinking of some tweaker stealing them for himself to enjoy with a glass of my nice whiskey, I'm thinking more thinking of vandalism type of stuff. I have homeowners insurance and an alarm too..I guess I'm more just saying, "Man, it would truly suck if someone trashed the place, so where do my cigars rate on the scale of 'things I throw in the safe when I'm on vacation'"?

    I live in a safe place and I'm not too paranoid (I don't think). The thought was just rolling around my head the other day
    Death comes for us all, Oroku Saki, but something much worse comes for you. For when you die, it will be...without honor - Splinter

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    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    I say take whatever steps you feel necessary to protect things you value. My wife and I lost everything we owned a couple of years ago due to a weather event and nothing we could have done would have changed a thing. Sometimes stuff happens. Personally IMO a safe room seems like a good investment.

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    Alpha Puffer Fish Cigar-Enthusiast's Avatar


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Nothing will be ever be 100%. If there is a will there is a way.
    But I doubt the average robber has any cigar knowledge. Maybe make a cooledor. I doubt a robber would check in there.

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    Leading Puffer Fish Drez_'s Avatar


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Maybe I'm going crazy, but with the amount of $$$ I have in stogies now, I was thinking the other day about how terrible it would be if someone broke into my house and got into/trashed the stash.

    Ok so I know a thief probably isn't heading for the wineador...right? Has anyone ever heard of an individual's stogies being hit in a home burglary? The winedor itself has a little lock and key which would be good enough for keeping a child out, but I'm talking about taking it to the next level.

    I've got an alarm system. I've also got a pretty large safe for guns, watches, and other valuables, and it struck me that I could package up at least a portion of my nicer cigars in tupperware containers with Boveda packs and lock them down next time I go on vacation. Any of you guys do anything like that?
    Setting up a temporary, less tempting holding environment out of the way (basement, old empty closet tucked away, ect) for vacations wouldn't be bad. Not that they'd be going individually after the cigars..but face it. If someone is breaking in - a wine cooler is a quick $100 sell over CL.. Especially if it's one of the higher end models. Anything small enough and easy enough to be taken has the possibility of being taken.

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    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    I have a super high end safe, and take about every precaution one can. However, it is my belief, that we must resign ourselves to the fact that if someone wants to get to your things, they will. If given enough time, and opportunity, the most expensive vault can be defeated.

    I try to make my things as secure as possible, to make their loss cost the person some effort. But in the end these things are material items, nothing more.
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    Alpha Puffer Fish Cigar-Enthusiast's Avatar


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Quote Originally Posted by apollo View Post
    I have a super high end safe, and take about every precaution one can. However, it is my belief, that we must resign ourselves to the fact that if someone wants to get to your things, they will. If given enough time, and opportunity, the most expensive vault can be defeated.

    I try to make my things as secure as possible, to make their loss cost the person some effort. But in the end these things are material items, nothing more.
    Agreed!

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    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    If a burglar wants something, they'll get it. They are more likely to grab things easily pawned off for quick cash, than spend time nabbing cigars or randomly trashing things for no reason.

    Worry more about securing your home than your cigars.

    Keep doors locked when you leave, trim bushes back around windows, don't leave your garage door open.

    Also, cut up boxes from expensive things and bundle them up with twine with the lettering/description facing inwards (blank side of cardboard outside). Trash day is like a buffet for a thief, they get to see what people buy or potentially have in their homes, and all it takes is an innocent cruise through neighborhoods.

    Most important of all, don't live in fear or paranoia. Live life and just be conscious of not inviting trouble. Relax and have a cigar.
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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    I keep my cigars safe by not letting them dress provocatively and not allowing them out unescorted after dark.

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    Maturing Puffer Fish rhounsell's Avatar


     

    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Quote Originally Posted by Cigar-Enthusiast View Post
    Nothing will be ever be 100%. If there is a will there is a way.
    But I doubt the average robber has any cigar knowledge. Maybe make a cooledor. I doubt a robber would check in there.
    +1, honestly I think a coolidor with your prized, aged sticks on a nice high shelf in a storage room would be pretty safe without going overboard. Who would think to steal a cooler, plus a coolidor would help if you had flooding, added bonus.

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    Re: Keeping your cigars safe

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilone View Post
    I keep my cigars safe by not letting them dress provocatively and not allowing them out unescorted after dark.
    Ima help your cigars sneak out the window at night and we're gonna go be promiscuous! It's their life, you're being overbearing!
    Everything I say should be read in a sarcastic manner first. If the sarcasm makes no sense, read it as if I'm drunk.

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