Re: Rehydrating tobacco
Generally, one would like to avoid "contact" between your baccy and water. The risk of mold and other icky things is high.
Take a bowl that can hold all the dried baccy with an inch of two of space above. Put baccy carefully in there and flatten it out (dry baccy will turn to dust, so be gentle).
Take some DISTILLED water (tap water has chlorine and other things, spring water has dissolved minerals) - then again if the cost of the baccy you are trying to save is less than the cost of a jug of distilled water, then use any water. Wet a towel/napkin, not too much - don't want drips.
Lay damp towel/napkin over bowl, ensure its not touching baccy. Leave for a few days/weeks. Repeat until baccy is rehydrated.
Ron aka RJ aka RJPuffs
Old age isn't too bad, when you consider the alternative.