This. Back when I smoked, my grandmother gave me her last 2 packs that had been stored in the deep freeze for the ~20 years since she had quit. The one that still had the factory seal was literally as good as new. The other one had been opened and then stored in plastic wrap and was completely unusable.Shrink Wrapped and keep in Freezer.
Someone could kill me for a cigarette, but they can’t kill me with one! It would take a great level of trust for me to barter with ammo, but cigs are definitely on my radar especially since I don’t smoke. I may get a couple cartons and vacuum seal them.Finely loaded brass never goes out of style either.
AFAIK, Bugler is no longer sold in a tin. It’s a cardboard replicate. Could be wrong tho.Thanks for the ideas, etc. @RVNvet. Bugler is a good idea.
(Your memories keyed one of my mine: a dear friend of my, years ago, used to smoke hand rolled cigarettes with said. He didn't drive nor own a car, so I remember plenty of times giving him a lift to buy canned goods, staples, and, naturally the big blue tin.)
As a smoker and casual drinker, if you don't have the goods to last yourself at least 2 months on light rations....WELL, that's too bad. Some people's inability to prepare for their own needs astounds me. It's one thing if you never had the money to begin with. It's another if you had it and chose to spend it useless bubblegum. If the whatever SHTF situation doesn't begin to resolve after a couple of months then cigarettes and whiskey will become the least of problems IMOI don't doubt it. I remember reading the report of a man trapped in New Orleans after Katrina. He was sleeping in his car and was awoken by two men outside fighting over a can of meat. One eventually pulled a pistol and plugged the other.