Before you put herb into the dugout, it is best to grind the herb up so it smokes easier. Grinding the herb up can be done by hand, with a grinder, or with a grinder card. After you have ground up your herb, you need to funnel the herb into the dugout pipe’s storage side. This is part of the dugout case that is designed to hold the herb. After you have herb in the dugout, you remove the one hitter from the tool side and push it into the storage side.
This will pack the herb into the one hitter pipe and allow you to take a quick puff. You need to twist the one hitter bat a few times into the herb, as the herb needs to be well packed into the one hitter. Some dugout pipes come with a poker, which is a very important smoking accessory, especially for one hitter dugouts. The reason is one hitters get clogged very easily, and have resin build up inside preventing you from smoking. If you have a poker, run the poker through the dugout one hitter to keep it clean. You can also use the poker to keep the herb in it’s storage side from getting jammed in at the bottom. Some one hitters are made of glass, others are ceramic, and some have teeth to help pack up herb. If you only throw in large pieces, your one hitter will not smoke well and be very messy. -A poker seems like an optional tool, but dugouts with pokers are way easier to use and smoke with. You will want the poker as soon as you start using the dugout!
Like we mentioned above, the quality and features in a dugout vary depending on who manufactures said product. There are cheap ones with only a one hitter in the dugout case, decent ones with an extra such as a poker, and higher end ones made of better materials and parts. The one hitter dugout is a container to store your pot and a small pipe that looks like a cigarette. Originating in the 1970s, when smoking pot was illegal in most places, the dugout simply looks like a small box. It was usually made of wood that had been gouged out to create a container – hence the name dugout. For people who smoke marijuana either as a prescribed medical dose or in areas where only a small amount is legal to carry, the dugout provides both a place to store finely ground weed and a simple pipe that is disguised as an ordinary cigarette. The finely ground weed is packed into one side of the dugout. The straight pipe is then ground into the powdered leaf, picking up enough pot for one hit – hence the name “one hit.” The advantages of this handy container are several. It serves as a disguise for what is being smoked – providing the people around you are unaware of the distinctive aroma. If you want only a small amount, the “one hit” pipe serves as a way to conserve the substance. For those areas where limited amounts are allowed to be transported, such as where you need a prescription and only a small amount will be dispensed to you, the container and small pipe make it easier to smoke only a little at one time. The pipe and dispenser eliminate that whole messy process of rolling your own in cigarette papers. In today’s environment of cracking down on smoking tobacco in public places, the dugout could also serve as a place to store tobacco. It could even be used as a means to transport a small e-cigarette if you enjoy the flavor of the various Vape liquids available to those who are not into pot or tobacco. If you regularly carry a dugout, you should be mindful of your location. Marijuana has not been legalized in all locations, and in some areas – even if you are only using the dugout to carry your e-cig and its supplies – a dugout could be viewed as paraphernalia. Jessica started out as an interior photographer, but her love of pretty settings took her to the field of interior design, where she can combine two of her greatest passions, creating and then capturing the beauty of homes. The bong, also known as a water pipe, is one of the oldest and most commonly used modes of cannabis smoking. Using water to cool and filter smoke, the basic bong mounts a bowl of packed cannabis on top of a downstem, which directs the smoke through water at the base, then up the neck of the bong and through the mouthpiece.
One of the reasons glass bongs have remained a popular way to smoke for so long is that they’re easy to use. Not only do they eliminate harsh smoke and potentially filter out carcinogens and other toxicants produced by burning cannabis , they also require less prep work than a joint and are generally easier to learn to use than other smoking devices or methods. Unfortunately, they can also be exceptionally difficult to clean due to the immense amount of resin buildup, especially when they have more complex filtration features.
Part of knowing how to use a bong is knowing the cleaning method behind it. Below is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to cleaning and maintaining a bong for optimal performance, smoke purity, longevity, and visual appeal. Before you begin the process of cleaning your bong, you’ll need to gather the following ingredients and materials: Ingredients. Coarse sea salt 99% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) Materials. Two large zipper storage bags Rubber stoppers or bong plugs Towel.