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I am new as well, but I have one suggestion: start off with your tobacco too dry instead of too wet. if it doesnt crumble when you pack your pipe it wasn't too dry. I got bit a lot going straight from the tin to the pipe.
Welcome! When I started on pipes, I read everything I could find.... Most of the actual useful info came from here. Read, ask questions... Hell, you can even PM me for my # and I'll help in any way I can. It takes a little effort but the rewards are worth it!
But I'm not afraid to learn! I picked up two MO Meers Pride pipes, some cleaners, a tamping tool and will use patches 'til I can get a soft flame lighter.
Other than that, I'm a total newb to pipe smoking!
No baccy? LOL to pipes
Sign up for the NPS. It will cost you 1 tin of tobacco and you'll receive a bunch of samples in return. It's a great way to begin to get an idea of what you like and what you don't. Watch some of the Youtube videos on packing, lighting etc. I was amazed at how informative some of them are. Sit back, enjoy the ride, and appreciate the differences between pipes and cigars.
It didn't take long... I have these MM Prides sitting here empty... I was afraid to buy tins of tobacco without knowing WTF I'm doing, but I'll jump in to the NPS as soon as I can get a few tins at the lounge!
"Only fine cigars are worth smoking, and only men who smoke fine cigars are worth kissing." -Joan Collins
No Jessica, I think you don't yet understand how the NPS trade goes. You get paired up with a FOG and they tell you what tin of tobacco that they want, you get that and send it to them and then they bomb you with a bunch of tobacco samples to try. That way you get a idea of what you like by trying different ones without buying blindly.......