Keep The Tobacco?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Vikingdad, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I have a case of some tobacco with cigarette tubes (not rolling papers, but tubes). I don't smoke and it takes up space. I know it could be a good trade commodity if TSHTF, but I can't in all honesty justify keeping it.

    Should I keep it anyhow?
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Even factory sealed packages of Tobacco can grow mold and fungus. I know, I roll my own and have gotten it from the store that way. Rolling my own means I can smoke for 80 cents a pack.

    If your not going to use it, but think that tobacco would make a great trade commodity in an TEOTWAWKI situation (and it will, I'm sure) then ditch the packages (but hold onto the tubes) and invest in some tobacco seeds, learn how to grow it, harvest it, and cure it.

    While your at it, learn the right tobacco for rolling cigars and cheroots, learn how to make those from scratch.

    Knowledge and skill doesn't grow mold. :)
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yeah, tobacco definitely gets 'stale' after a while.
     
  4. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    I don't think you can buy tobacco seeds without a government stamp.
    It is tightly controlled. (I think)
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Only stamp required is on the envelope you send payment in-


    Tobacco Seeds
     
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yep, ^^^ just as easy a buying watermelon seeds, except you'll likely have to order it through the mail as very few places carry it. (because of demand)
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Don't you need certain climate to grow tobacco? I don't think it would grow where I am.
     
  8. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    I have been educated. Thanks
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    pretty much any state in the lower 40 can grow tobacco, except with maybe a few exceptions.

    You may be thinking of coffee. It has one of the most specific list of growing conditions I've ever seen.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I know there is a lot of tobacco grown around Hartford CT. That is pretty far North.
     
  11. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    seal a meal will keep it fresh for years but you have to make sure to keep it in cool dry dark conditions.
     
  12. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Heres one with Native American versions... Did you know it can be used as a insecticide?

    Native Seeds/SEARCH
     
  13. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    I know this is getting off topic, but does anyone know if it's legal to grow opium poppies? That could be a really handy plant if the SHTF. It would be great to help with pain, and would really come in handy if you ever had to pull a tooth.
     
  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    No that's not legal.
     
  15. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Yes I know and no, it's not.

    Opium poppies are considered the same as marijuana as far as I know.
     
  16. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    OK,
    From the weight of these responses I am going to trash the box of tobacco. Not gonna grow it either.
     
  17. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Don't throw it away, how much do you want for it?
     
  18. gmaster456

    gmaster456 New Member

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    Do Cigars go stale too?
     
  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Most things organic can spoil in one way or another. It's a safe bet that most if not all plant products are always perishable.
     
  20. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    As a person who just spent 30 dollars on 3 cigars last week, only to find out they were stale, I'd have to say so.