How many cigarette butts actually get tossed out the window by one person?

Jun 5
Posted by Your Guide Filed in In the Woods, On the Ice, On the Road

Pile of CigarettesRecently, I got curious about how many cigarette butts an individual smoker throws out the window. Like many things, we probably think just a few here and there doesn’t add up. The mentality of “I’m just one person and what I’m doing isn’t much” can easily take over with anything. I decided to look up some information on this to find out how many cigarette buts actually get tossed out the car window.

According to some statistics, the average smoker smokes about 20 cigarettes per day, which is one pack. That seems about right, from what I’ve seen. However, some statistics showed that it was less. So I decided to use 15 cigarettes per day as the average. So in a year that comes to 5,475 cigarette butts produced by one person. Obviously, those aren’t all smoked while driving a car. The average person spends around 101 minutes a day driving. So here is a break down of these numbers.


  • Cigarettes Smoked: 15 per day (5,478.75 per year)
  • Cigarettes Smoked While Driving: 2.1042 per day* (768.56 per year)
  • For visualization, here is a photo of 700 cigarette butts on a grocery bag.
  • Weight of Cigarette Butt: 0.12 oz
  • Total Weight of Cigarette Butts While Driving: 5.7642 lbs (92.2272 ounces)
  • This doesn’t even factor in the number of cigarettes tossed to the ground while walking, taking a smoke break or anything else. This is only from driving.

* Since we must sleep and there are not opportunities to smoke at every moment someone is awake, I factored in a 12 hour (720 minutes) period each day when a person would be able to smoke.

We all enjoy the beauty of this area, even you. This is why so many people visit here and move here. So next time you’re out driving, a passenger in a car, hiking, ice fishing, or whatever. Don’t throw your cigarette out the window. Dispose of it correctly. There are even FREE ash trays that you can keep in your car for this. You will be helping yourself and many others like you to be able to continue enjoying the area in good conditions.


Jimmy’s! My Favorite Things- Part V

Jun 5
Posted by The Guide's Wife Filed in In Entertainment, Where to eat

jimmysI cannot believe I almost left off reviewing one of my favorite breakfast joints of all time- Jimmy’s here in Walker! What makes it so good? Let me tell you!

1: the atmosphere. They usually have playing coffeehouse cafe on their Sirius music which is right up my alley. Good tunes at a restaurant is well-played in my book. The lighting is dim but nice, you don’t need to look fancy to go here. The booths are roomy and comfy and inviting! We stay way too long when we go, but they don’t mind. There are also tables with swirly chairs to move around in which are also comfy.

2: the food. The food is good and the service is fast! Lightning fast! The servers know what they are doing and they do it well. Their food is delicious as well, which is top priority. I usually order breakfast when I go, the pancakes are killer and they hash browns are perfect. I have ordered dinner there as well. I usually order off the seniors dinner menu because I don’t like large portions and they don’t mind younger people ordering off that menu which is nice. You can also order a glass of wine or a beer with dinner if you’d like to! Prices are fair as well, not outrageous by any means.

So there you have it! We always bring our company here when they come to town and we end up staying and chatting and drinking coffee and sometimes they’ve even closed and we didn’t know it. The staff rocks! Jimmy’s has never done me wrong and I hope they continue with how they’re going for years to come.

Just be sure to call for their hours they are a little different up north! They don’t have a website yet- but check online for reviews on tripadvisor and urbanspoon. I will post a link to their google reviews! Stellar.,1