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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:17 PM
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by nrd101
This thread convinced me to get a crank machine and a big bag of tobacco. I don't really like the taste, because I smoke clove cigarettes, but much better than marlboro which are unbearably stinky to me. seems like I get much more nicotine for the dollar, which is good. maybe this will help me quit, they don't seem as addictive.


I'm thinking about it myself.....

I have been purchasing my cloves from Indonesia as that is still legal from what I have heard. They just can't be sold at retail in the U.S. due to the whole "marketing to children" BS.

2 and half cartons cost me $108.00. Would be nice to figure out how to roll my own and mix cloves in lol



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 05:18 PM
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Hey rickymouse, I use the same tobacco and tubes. I dont know if you cut your tabacco into a finer cut but ive been doing that and found it packs the cigarettes more thoroughly. It also helps from knocking off the ember when ashing the cigarette, atleast from my experience.

I try to cut it to about what youll see in factory made cigarette, usually takes about a minute longer than your normal routine. well, I thought I would mention this incase you or others found it usefull.


 
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by Darkphoenix77
2 and half cartons cost me $108.00. Would be nice to figure out how to roll my own and mix cloves in lol

Here is a how-to on making your own clove cigarettes.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by glen200376
I too roll my own,been doing it for the last five years or so.The thing that ive noticed is that i dont have a smokers cough like i did with cigarettes and i dont waken up gasping for a smoke.I should also mention that i dont use filters either just a rolled up bit of cardboard.


Ahhhh.... Same here, I've been rolling my own for ten years (no tips either). I've never had a smokers cough, have never had respiratory problems, smoked all through my time in the army, I can go all day without one if I haven't got any or I'm somewhere I can't smoke and, if I ever do have a 'proper' cigarette it gives me a banging headache, makes my chest tight and it stinks to high heaven! I occasionally smoke in my house (though not often) and it doesn't smell of cigs at all, but if a friend comes by and they smoke inside I can still smell it the next day.....

Rolling baccy is a very different thing from 'normal' cigs.... Just look how a 'normal' cig will burn all the way down once lit and left, a roll up will go out if you don't smoke it.... Gotta wonder what other crap they're putting in cigs to make it do that....



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by Asktheanimals

Originally posted by cody599
Cigarettes the cheaper way
In the survival forum


Ladies and gents may I present on of the worlds funniest oxymorons


It;s for the survival of the family members of those who do smoke.
I take it you've never seen a hardcore smoker being forced to go without for extended periods?
Nicotine cravings could have made Ghandi resort to mass murder.


I hear you. I quit for a couple of weeks in Iraq cold turkey. At first my Det OIC and Ops SGT were "Good for you!"

Two weeks later they gave me a carton of cigarettes.


"That bad?" I asked.

"Yes, take a break and go have a smoke." was the reply.

I guess I am addicted to nicotine, but without it I am just a dick.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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"You will need to clean it and oil it from time to time when the crank starts getting rough"

I do this, but probably not as often as I should. I lightly rube graphite in the chamber and back end of the injecter to lube the area tabacco touches. I figure it would help from getting any oil into the tabacco but I have no idea whether its healthy or not. The machine works like new and getting graphite is as easy as pencil and sandpaper. the internal parts i use a lube thats actually meant for guitar strings.

ive lost one machine to negligence so cleaning and oiling is definitely a good tip.


 
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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I smoked marlboro lights before & Ive been cranking mine for 2 years at 10-12$ per carton. Never looked back; smiling the whole time. Last longer,I like it way better and a larger cig too. the only con is when it gets to the bottom and dried out. I may lose a half pack. Now I know how to grow my own and Ill never have to worry about smokes if they start to tax the pipe cut tobacco.
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posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 06:58 PM
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I used to do that, started in around '95. I used Bugler tobacco that came with a pack of papers. I hand rolled and could roll a cigarette that looked store bought. I could even roll with one hand while driving. You'd be surprised to see how good you get at it in a short time, at least when you smoke as much as I did.

I quite smoking completely though in 2000 and that has turned out to be a much better option. Now I not only don't have a smoker's cough, but when I get a cold it never goes into my chest anymore. That's the one thing I miss about smoking though is the rolling. I liked that a lot.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:01 PM
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I have been rolling my own for over 30 years with and without a machine as I found I used to much tobacco using a machine although you can use a lot less using a filter tip. Cigarettes her in the UK cost between £6-£8 for a pack of 20, and 50g of tobacco costs about £14 which lasts me about a week which is a good saving.
Used to get it a lot cheaper from people I knew, but then found they had started selling the tobacco that had wood shavings and other unmentionables in it so stopped as soon as I found out.
People used to look down on others who smoked roll ups but not any more...can't afford it.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:13 PM
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Just entered the thread and won't get through the pages for who knows how long so....... not knowing if someone posted THIS SITE .....

Everything you wanted to know about growing your own but didn't know where to look !



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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Originally posted by eNaR
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Just entered the thread and won't get through the pages for who knows how long so....... not knowing if someone posted THIS SITE .....

Everything you wanted to know about growing your own but didn't know where to look !

Yup, I used that site - to learn how to grow and pick tobacco to match my brand.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:31 PM
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I've been rolling my own for the last 2 year's or so in the UK...I started because I could no longer justify the amount I spent on packet cig's. I save around £45 a week on what I used to shell out....

I don't bother with rolling machine's....I actually found them more fiddly and frustrating than just hand rolling......and I roll each one as and when I want one as I find I can't always be bothered especially when busy so I actually smoke less!

I think there used to be quite a stigma attached to rolling your own ciggies...but I find more and more of my friend's doing the same...I feel like it's becoming more the norm now. Although I still find that men are in awe that I am a woman and I can actually manage to roll a decent cig!
lol



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:31 PM
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Homer my man, What you'll find is you'll smoke less. If your looking to cut down, don't pre-roll your smokes. When you have to get it all out and go thru the motions, trust me you'll smoke less. And if your in the proper stressfull position and want a smoke real quick, you'll see how easy it is to bash that damn injector into at least 47 pieces. Maybe 50 or 55 dependent upon how much force is used and how bad you JonesN. .......Pun intended.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:34 PM
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I began making my own in 1995 using Bugler tobacco... I tried American Spirit tobacco in 1998 and have been using it since... The stuff taste great and I haven't had smokers cough or a bad chest X Ray since using it... My doctor told me she had never seen anyones lungs clear up as quickly after they had quit smoking during a physical because my lungs were clear... She thought I was kidding when I told her I hadn't quit but for a few weeks and had began to again but using a different brand of tobacco... Every other brand I've tried causes me to wheeze so I happily pay the high price for the good stuff.. 400 good quality filter tubes and 2 5.29 oz (150 g) cans set me back right at $80 and last me about 6 weeks..



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:34 PM
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Originally posted by Logos23
I've been rolling my own for the last 2 year's or so in the UK...I started because I could no longer justify the amount I spent on packet cig's. I save around £45 a week on what I used to shell out....

I don't bother with rolling machine's....I actually found them more fiddly and frustrating than just hand rolling......and I roll each one as and when I want one as I find I can't always be bothered especially when busy so I actually smoke less!

I think there used to be quite a stigma attached to rolling your own ciggies...but I find more and more of my friend's doing the same...I feel like it's becoming more the norm now. Although I still find that men are in awe that I am a woman and I can actually manage to roll a decent cig!
lol


When I started smoking at the age of 13 back in the mid 60's we'd roll our own and made special smokes for those who never offered anything back.... Those specials rollies had match heads planted in the centre; always good for a laugh !



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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And another thing Homer. We are both from N.C. we can grow all the tobacco we want if you have the acreage. Last year it was selling for about $4000 and acre. Problem being it will cost you $6000 to get the illegals to prime it for ya.



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:48 PM
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haha....class!


I would have reserved that special treat for those annoying people when I was a teenager who constantly jumped on you for "two's" on your cig! The leeche's who never bought their own and constantly wanted half of your lit cig...It always got my back up! lol



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 07:55 PM
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I do the same but I use only TOP cigarette tubes as I have found they are far superior to any other tube on the market. Try for yourself and see.
The other thing I did differently was to invest 60 bucks in a Top-o-matic tube injector.
These units are far easier than the handheld units and I have had this unit for almost 3 years and only rebuilt it once for roughly 30 bucks.
Good stuff doing your own cigarettes though.
You control what is in them, or more specifically what is not!



posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 08:00 PM
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Hear here!!
I worship the ground my wife walks on and I'm pretty sure she feels the same about me, it is why we work so well together.
But when I quit cold turkey for ten days about five or ten years ago, she told me she was leaving if I did not start back up!

Yeah, I guess I'ma @#$% also without my nicotene.





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