I RARELY stray from B&B these days but a few months ago I read on another forum about some kind of Tobacco Trade group that sounded interesting. The details are a little fuzzy but if I recall correctly it worked something like this.
Experienced Pipe Smokers "EPS" sign up to a list to help the New Pipe Smokers "NPS".
NPS posts in the forum asking for samples of some aro's and english to get started.
EPS #1 on the list replies with "I'll hook you up with 2oz of sample tobaccos for 1 new tin of Squadron Leader"
NPS orders the new Tin and forwards it to EPS.
Once EPS receives the new tin he send NPS the agreed upon samples.
EPS #1 goes to the bottom of the list and EPS #2 is next in line to help a NPS.
Did that make sense at all? If not, I can try to scour the internets this weekend and find the post on whichever forum it was posted.
I've been thinking about this idea for some time since reading about it and now that the BL forum is growing in popularity I think it might be a great time to get something like this going.
I would absolutely love to be directly involved with this and am more than willing to discuss via PM with mods or stewards and openly here in the forum as well.