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OT: Cigars and keeping them happy

I have to travel quite a bit, and stay in hotels for weeks at a time. I'd like to buy a few cigars from a local shop, but I have no way to store them while traveling. I'm only talking about 10-15(or less) cigars here, so I need something small.

Is it possible to utilize a small Tupperware container and some type of humidification? Maybe a water pillow from a pet shop?

I'm usually a pipe smoker, but I failed to bring my box with travel pipes and tobaccos with me...so some stogies are in order!

I know there a a bunch of cigar aficionados here...so any advice is greatly appreciated.

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  • It'd be easier and more secure for the cigars to buy a travel humidor, they're pretty inexpensive and should keep them properly humidified as well as keep them from tumbling around!

     

    Mark

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  • I never even knew such a thing existed....Thanks.

    Just picked up a few sticks from a local joint and they gave me a water pillow to use with a ziplock until I find a better solution.
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  • LjpickLjpick Posts: 30
    I travel alot and love cigars. Travel humidor is the way to go. One brand is cigar caddy. I have a five but i think they make one that holds 10 plus. Black plastiv highly durable and not real expensive
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  • I was just looking at the cigar caddy online. Will these keep cigars for a few weeks at a time? Or are they more geared to just a few days?


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  • Cigar Caddy is the one, couldn't remember the name.  As for how long, should be good for a couple of weeks as they mostly use gel beads that can be replenished.  If the humidity starts to drop off, the just refresh and you're good to go!

    This is what I have in my home office, it's temperature and humidity controlled.  Company out of Texas makes these are they are amazing!

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    I use the traveldore, twenty count. The little pillows work great. I've put a paper towel soaked in distilled water in a small Ziploc, leave open and then place in a large zip with the cigars. Redneck? Yes...but I'm from TN.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,052
    edited February 2013
    I have a 50 stick case and it works great. The case is from Xikar. Have several cutters and lighters from them as well. Good quality and warranty.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    hapster said:

    I have a 50 stick case and it works great.

    50? Damn, you're Chief Wahoo...smoke signals. We've gotta get together and you can teach me about bourbon...I'll bring the sticks.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,052
    Not sure what I could teach other than these two things.

    Always have sticks to go with...

    And don't run out. When in doubt; pick up that 2nd bottle. It won't go bad, or to waste.
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  • I have a 5-count and 15-count traveldor, but tupperware is fine, as the seal is tight. I wouldn't fuss over humidification. I keep my cigars (Cuban) at 62-65% humidity and they smoke beautifully, even when I travel. An over humidified cigar is not necessary. Not sure why people insist non-cubans have to be humidified at 70-72%.

    If you are bringing about 10 cigars, they will humidify each other in the traveldor, no need to add moisture. Buy some 65% beads if you want to keep moisture.
    Piero from South Etobicoke in Toronto, XL-BGE
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  • Piero from South Etobicoke in Toronto, XL-BGE
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    Don...I use those. Work great.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • I've gone 10 days without humidification, and cigars are fine. If you are traveling longer, I would by some humidity beads as they are re-useable. 
    Piero from South Etobicoke in Toronto, XL-BGE
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  • Thanks for the tips guys. I think I have a tube of heartfelt beads at home.....will have to bring that back with me on my next trip home. Should do just fine in the lock n lock tupperware style box I found today.
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,783
    edited February 2013
    Don_Piero said:


    Love these beads.  Been using them over 5 years now and still working great. 
    Made my own containers for them :

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    My Igloo 120 qt cooler "humidor":

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    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    Nice...I use a dorm fridge with Spanish cedar lined shelves.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,444
    henapple said:
    Nice...I use a dorm fridge with Spanish cedar lined shelves.

    Hen, Choke just called me and said pics or it didn't happen
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    So if I said my wife and I had fun last night...I'd have to post pics?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,853
    My local cigar shop sells the cigar boxes for two or three bucks a piece.  They are made with spanish cedar linings.  If you get one that seals fairly well, then throw one of these in there:


    $10 travel humidor!


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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