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Discussion Contest: Coronavirus Quarantine Starter Kit

Discussion Contest: Coronavirus Quarantine Starter Kit

Happy Wednesday, folks…

Wow, the last week has been quite a ride in an already crazy year!  I managed to get back to the states just one day before travel was restricted in/out of my previous location, and just two days before it was announced that movement would be completely restricted through 11 May 2020. 

All of this has me wondering what your Coronavirus starter pack would be if we faced quarantines like other countries have recently put in place? Also, how many of your local lounges have recently closed down briefly?

What is your Coronavirus Isolation Starter Pack?

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Myself, I’m sticking with some of my tried and true friends that I’ve been missing while abroad: 

  •      Angel’s Envy Rye
  •      High West Double Rye
  •      Coke Zero
  •      Padron 1926 Corona
  •      Casdagli Traditional Maduro Lancero
  •      Patina Connecticut Churchill
  •      Campesino White Label
  •      The real deal super soft toilet paper! 

Pretty sure I can survive off that and some beans and rice.  And if any of you are seeing the store’s out of stock on the good toilet paper and are considering buying the commercial stuff that looks almost like paper towels… don’t!  Let me be the first (hopefully) to tell you that you don’t want to be quarantined with that nonsense.   

What about you!?  What’s on your short list to wait out COVID-19 in style?

My sincere hope is that everyone reading this is in good health! 


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3/18/2020 7:11 AM
For me it's good cigars and tv shows and good books. Good time to catch up on all three
3/18/2020 7:19 AM
If work ever gets called off, I’m planning on waiting it all out with:
Masters replays
Hirsch and High West Bourbon
Smoked meats
Winston Churchill Late Hours
DTT Umbagogs
Hamms Beer
A reread of The Lord of the Rings
3/18/2020 7:19 AM
1. Plenty of Cigars (Obviously)
2. Wine, beer and some vodka
3. Water to recover from above..
4. Plenty of meats and beans etc.
5. Hoarded triple ply to recover from above..
6. Ammunition to protect everything above.
Stay safe everyone.
3/18/2020 7:24 AM
Finally got into the COTM club, so hopefully they don't cancel the mail! But, if they do... My Ramon Allones Specially Selected, Padron 1964 and Buffalo Trace will all keep me in good spirits!
Oh, and my fridge is stocked with Corona. Let's just hope I don't run out of limes!
3/18/2020 7:37 AM
I’m forced to shelter in place for 3 weeks so nothing is off limits in my humidor.  Will be surviving off of Rittenhouse rye, Diplomatico rum, DoGood gin, and Leopold Bros. absinthe.  I have a bottle if Lagavulin 16 that I may have to open if things go longer than 3 weeks.
One local lounge is doing scheduled pickups via phone call so I’m hoping they’re able to keep afloat.
3/18/2020 7:56 AM
Costco TP (Yes, I have some - from prior to the craziness)
A good variety of cigars from the SBC COTM
Meat I can grill up
and my trusty Beretta
3/18/2020 8:17 AM
Remote work, home school kiddo (Thankfully school sent her home with work), prep house for paint, cook food, smoke cigars, play some video games, ride bikes, and then install new fuel pump in car and find a nice long tunnel and rip through it.
3/18/2020 8:38 AM
My coolador and multiple 25 count humidors, along with what I already had in my fridge and deep freezer. I am still disgusted at humanity after I went to Costco on Friday. I saw 2 Woman carrying 6 containers of Costco size ground beef. They even had the huge pacts tucked in their armpits. Enough beef for 12 families each. SMH.
3/18/2020 10:22 AM
Good cigars, a smoker for meat, and bourbon.  Hope you all stay safe!
3/18/2020 10:54 AM
Well being a first responder I still have to show up to work everyday so I'm jealous that I can't sit home and smoke cigars every day like the rest of you :(
3/18/2020 1:04 PM
I'd have to go with my favorite MSA lineup:
- Undercrown Maduro Corona Viva
- The Wise Man Maduro Corona Gorda
- Herrera Esteli Norteno Corona Extra (if they were still available)

and some Kirkland Sparkling Waters
3/18/2020 1:38 PM
Freezer full of meat
Diplomatico Reserva
Wood Pellets
Herrara Esteli original
Small batch Illusione sampler
3/18/2020 4:29 PM
Hook a brother up! Firefighter by day, dad needing a good smoke and libation by....well, whatever other day I'm off work
3/18/2020 4:59 PM
1. 1.75L handle of Buffalo Trace
2. Xikar lighter and butane. LOTS of butane
3. Xikar cutter
4. Box of Foundation Charter Oak CT Shade Rothschild
5. Box of Illusione Rothschild San Andres
6. Every episode of Seinfeld queued up on my laptop
3/18/2020 5:16 PM
Going to use my grill now that the weather is getting warmer and enjoy some meats, whisky, beer and cigars.  Still have to go to work, but if I get some time off I hope the golf courses around me stay open and I can enjoy some smokes on the links.
3/19/2020 2:31 AM
1.Terrapin IPA survival kit
2.Cigars and butane (god forbid run out of butane).
3. Tequila for the harder days
3/19/2020 5:41 AM
I got these:

1. Rice
2. Meat
3. Water
3. Wood pellets for #2
4. Coffee Beans
5. Patinas, Illusiones, Bespokes, DT&Ts

Regret not stocking up on these:

1. Bourbon
2. Stouts
4. TP (we did not beat the rush :/ )
3/19/2020 11:11 AM
I'm well stocked on bourbon, beer, coffee and cigars. With my company banning travel I'm currently working from home so I can get in a few more cigars than normal. At least once the weather cooperates. Big fan of the Buffalo Trace family of bourbons, Woodford, and Old Forestor. As for cigars, way to many to name thanks to SBC.
3/19/2020 12:28 PM
Well, if a quarantine happens, I’ll be capitalizing the opportunity to lose a few pounds. I’m the king of “not having enough time” so I’ll be breaking out the exercise bike, elliptical, and dumbbells to get after it and lose some weight. I have a deep freeze stocked with food so I’ll be diving into the smoker to do some pulled pork for my family and the neighbors so we all have some food to go around. I’ll also use this opportunity to spend some serious quality time with my wife and kids. After the kiddos are in bed, then I’ll crack some Jameson black barrel, buffalo Trace Bourbon, and Jack Daniels Frank Sinatra select and pair them with some Padron 1964’s, Herrera Esteli Miami’s, Room 101’s, Davidoff’s, and much more. I have a couple Flor De Las Antillas Tubo’s I’ll crack into as well. Just ordered The T. in 4x48 so I’ll have to grab a few of those as well after they acclimate. Definitely not worried about a quarantine here 🤙🏻
3/19/2020 8:38 PM
•     Elijah Craig small batch
•     Southern Draw Rose of Sharon              lancero
•     Patina Connecticut Churchill
•     Avocado Toast
•     Leaf by Oscar
•     JRE
3/20/2020 2:24 PM
I'm living off of Sarcasm and Diet Red Bulls but will enjoy some Aged Rum, Bulliet Bourbon, Austin Hope Wines along with some Fuentes and Romeo's (when I'm not bouncing off the walls).
3/20/2020 5:14 PM
1. My trusty bottles of Laphroaig Cask Strength 10yr
2. A bottle or two of Macallan
3. Some Diet Coke to wake me back up
4. Liga Privada T52s
5. AF Hemingways
6. Winston Churchill Late Hours and whatever else is left in my dwindling humidor 😬
3/21/2020 6:01 AM
Humidor with some of my favorite smokes. Liquor cabinet with several bottles of my favorite bourbons, Netfix and lots of ammo. I think we'll make it! Oh yeah...plenty of groceries and TP!
3/21/2020 12:17 PM
I work in IT in K-12 education and you'd think I'd be working from home, but I'm not.  I'm working longer hours and interfacing with more members of the public, increasing my risk of exposure.  I'm avoiding my parents who are healthy but in their 70's.  I come home each evening and decompress with a cigar while enjoying the peace and quiet that is my backyard.  Cigars are my escape right now
3/22/2020 6:17 AM
Gaurdian of the farm claude
Winston Churchill belicoso
Rocky Patel 20th anniversary
Daughters of the wind pony express
Warped corto
3/22/2020 7:58 AM
Larceny Bourbon
Blackened Bourbon Whiskey
AVO cigars
CAO sampler
La Gloria Cubana Serie R no.4
3/22/2020 8:10 AM
What's COVID-19?
3/22/2020 10:14 AM
Like your choice in bourbon. Having Angels Envy with my cigar as we speak. Love your site, always recommend it to my friends for quality and shipping. Keep doing what you do.
3/22/2020 3:26 PM
Congrats, Lee!  And many thanks to everyone else for participating

Jim, COVID-19 is the official name for the Coronavirus pandemic

Cheers to a great week ahead everyone!
3/24/2020 5:23 AM
Henry McKenna 10 Year
Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style
Cohiba Siglo I
Martin D-15 Guitar
3/28/2020 9:25 AM
A bottle of Redbreast...an oliva series v melanio...a super juicy IPA from other half...hot dried sausage and some sharp provolone!! Cheers!