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Maintaining Your Torch Lighter: Cleaning, Bleeding, Refuelling

A good torch lighter isn’t hard to find. But maintaining a torch lighter properly is a tougher ask. If you, like many others, grew up with a handful of cheap BIC lighters floating in one rummage drawer or another, just keeping track of a quality torch lighter requires effort. We’re...

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How Humidor Humidity Affects Different Types of Cigars

Whoever said variety was the spice of life probably had a wide array of cigars stowed in their humidor somewhere. From Connecticut, Corojo, and Criollo, to Dominican, Ecuadorian, Honduran, Indonesian, and Sumatran, the types of cigars available to us are equal parts impressive and intimidating. Unfortunately, there are only so...

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The Ultimate Bug-out Bag for Cigar Enthusiasts

Survivalists prepare for the looming emergency situation when they need to flee their home in a hurry by prepping what’s known as a bug-out bag. This prepared bag includes basic short- and long-term survival items sure to benefit someone in a crisis. Think food rations, a multi-tool, water filtration system,...

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Does Climate Affect Your Humidor Box?

Climate change. It’s not just for environmentalists and meteorologists anymore. It doesn’t matter what the weather looks like outside. Cigar smokers have to worry about what’s happening inside their humidor at that particular moment and prepare for what next week’s forecast may bring. A well-seasoned, properly sealed humidor box is...

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10 Types of Humidors You Should Know

So you’ve been gifted a bundle of cigars for your birthday, and now you are wondering what in the hell you are going to do with all of them. Afterall, cigars do go bad. But that dinky plastic baggy isn’t going to do much when it comes to protecting those...

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Is Routine Humidor Maintenance Necessary?

For as “cut-and-puff'' as the act of enjoying a good cigar may be, many tobacco enthusiasts still remain reluctant about the notion of owning and maintaining a cigar humidor.  This isn’t some saltwater aquarium teaming with exotic invertebrates we’re dealing with here folks. It’s a tightly sealed box that’s been...

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Should I Age My Cigars?

The primary purpose of a humidor is to preserve cigars in the state we purchased them. We maintain humidity levels to prevent changes to the cigars like dryness or mold, or anything that would affect the taste or experience that comes with a cigar. Some cigar collectors even leave cigars...

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8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Humidor

The singular purpose of a good humidor is to control the relative humidity of your storage environment. So if humidors are all essentially the same tool for storing cigars, why are there so many options available?   From converted ammo boxes to humidors that cost tens of thousands of dollars, you...

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How Much Should A Humidor Cost?

The type of humidor you buy will differentiate the price. And the biggest difference in type is related to either size or material. For example, larger humidors generally carry a steeper price tag than small humidors or travel humidors. For material, wood humidors are often more expensive (and more effective)...

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