Smoking in a post SHTF World

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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby ForgeCorvus » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:03 pm

ukpreppergrrl wrote: .....NOTHING ate them! Well, nothing that then survived long enough to pass on the information about the new tasty morsels to its friends :twisted: (Nicotine used to be used as an insecticide...)

Probably a good reason to grow then, even if (like me) you're a former nicotine junkie....... Organic pesticides FTW
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby shocker » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:24 am

Indeed, a great insecticide - a good spray can be made from tobacco (ash tray stubs will do) infused water and a little soft soap. Nicotania plants of many types, growing, will have an effect but mixing them can lead to problems with Mosaic Virus.

That can be catastrophic, killing all plants of the genus and a few others too. Naughty weeds are one type that suffer badly from it. :shock:
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby Brambles » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:50 pm

ForgeCorvus wrote:
ukpreppergrrl wrote: .....NOTHING ate them! Well, nothing that then survived long enough to pass on the information about the new tasty morsels to its friends :twisted: (Nicotine used to be used as an insecticide...)

Probably a good reason to grow then, even if (like me) you're a former nicotine junkie....... Organic pesticides FTW


That was my thought too. :D
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby shocker » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:40 pm

Sorry Bram (and everyone else), I have looked all over and cannot find my tobacco growing files. :oops: :(

I have found a few useful online bits though, some of which I used myself in the past. Theres a pdf download of a short book by the bloke that I learned from but his old site is gone now :

http://www.webbyboy.co.uk/writing/tobacco/Tobaccouk.pdf

this one seems familiar, a cursory read gives a good impression :

http://www.growyourownrollyourown.com/s ... bacco.html

...and I have used this sites shop before :

http://www.tobaccoseed.co.uk/index.html

..if anything else crops up (ha! :lol: ) or I find new info I will post it up.

NOTICE - growing tobacco for personal use is regulated by HM Customs for duty purposes, so please read up on current regs and duties. I think that one is required to keep records and self declare, much like with bio diesel production, but it would be best to check. :ugeek:

The reason I make a point of the above is not just to keep the forum within the law (and you guys too, see how much I love you all ;) ) but because much of the old info on this subject has been taken down, apparently at the behest of HMC&E.

I say apparently because no one is giving a straight answer. But the above notice should keep everything above board and everyone, forum included, safe and happy. Now theres lovely ! :D
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby shocker » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:33 pm

Quite a good, short but straightforward account of the whole shebang here -

https://hubpages.com/living/Tobacco-Gro ... ng-at-Home
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby ukpreppergrrl » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:09 am

shocker wrote:I have found a few useful online bits though, some of which I used myself in the past. Theres a pdf download of a short book by the bloke that I learned from but his old site is gone now :

http://www.webbyboy.co.uk/writing/tobacco/Tobaccouk.pdf

Aha! Yes! His old site, coffinails, was the tobacco growing forum I was on! :D
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby shocker » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:10 am

Thats the one, thank you! :D I couldnt find my old paperwork or remember the name, for the life of me. Nice one, PG ;)
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby Brambles » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:36 am

Thanks both. :)

I'm downloading the info now. Defo something I'll have a go at next year.
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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby kevinb21 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:36 am

Wow! Wonderful post and very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Smoking in a post SHTF World

Postby nickdutch » Wed May 31, 2017 11:22 am

To make snuff

Make sure cured herb is TOTALLY DRY
Pound in STONE mortar and pestle until fine and powdery
Sift through lady's stockings stretched over a cup
Take sifted power and rehydrate through placing it in a small pot, place that in a larger pot with a lid. Put a small amount of water around the base of the smaller pot but in the bigger pot. Close lid and allow the water vapour to rehydrate the snuff overnight.
Store in small airtight containers with a few drops of your favourite essential oil for flavour.


Take it by the pinch, as much as you can carry between forefinger and thumb.
Take three pinches every 10 minutes for 30 minutes and FLY.
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