An Argument For Silicone Bongs

Silicone water pipes are a little respected gem in the bong community. These soft to the touch, virtually indestructible smoking apparatus are superstars when it comes to traveling or utilizing them in the great outdoors. These silicone bongs are usually made to be partially or fully collapsible and when you are pressed for space while packing for an epic camping trip, the last thing you want to worry about is where to store your trusty bong or pipe. Compared to a glass rig or pipe, these silicone bongs can take a large whooping. Did it fall from the highest shelf in the kitchen? No problem! Did it roll off of… Read More

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Rolling Papers Through Time

Rolling papers have seemingly been around since the beginning of time. Let’s investigate shall we?   It is said that Napoleon Bonaparte lost his tobacco pipe during an especially grueling war tour and decided to start rolling his tobacco in any paper he could find. Leaves, scraps of cloth and linen and even pages from books. This desperation was witnessed by his troops and mimicked, then taken back home. Christopher Columbus was presented with bales of tobacco as a gift from the natives of the Caribbean countries he eventually claimed for Spain. Little did they know about this guy and how he would change their culture forever. They changed his… Read More

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Flameworking Terms

If you have the burning desire in your heart to create a piece of glass to smoke out of, maybe you should consider the flame working arts. Nothing could compare to holding a piece of glass you’ve forged yourself from strength and fire in your hands. I mean, I could only imagine. I can’t even make boxed macaroni and cheese properly. Do you think anyone is going to let me use gas to create a thing? No way. Read on to learn about some flame working terms. Spit some out at the next toking sesh and watch your friends wonder how you got so smart. (Image by StarfishGlassDesigns) Boro-heads –… Read More

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Conduction VS Convection

Which kind of vaporizer are you in the market to buy? Although there are more choices under the sun than you could dare to dream, the two main types of internal guts these vape pens possess is what really counts. Conduction Vapes Conduction systems use heat that directly contacts your product inside the tank of the pen. Heat hits the substance or solid you have packed in directly and this starts to roast the dry herbal blend or concentrate on the spot. The upside to this kind of energy transfer is that the vape pens that use conduction heat up faster and are usually cheaper than their convective counterparts. Vapes… Read More

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Head Shop Vocabulary Cheat Sheet

Heading to your brick and mortar neighborhood head shop? Don’t want to look like a total newbie? That guy with the fake dreads might look silly to you right now, but imagine your embarrassment when he scoffs after you confuse “bubbler” with “bat”. Never fear, here’s a vocabulary list of lesser known industry terminology just for you!   Adapter – Changes the angle, sex, and size of the joint on a piece     Bubbler – Small water pipe to cool smoke as you burn dry herbal mixture Bat – One hitter Carb – Hole on side of hand pipe used to clear the chamber of a smoking utensil Concentrate/Dab… Read More

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Concentrate Rig Anatomy

  Dab rigs and bongs: What is the freakin’ difference and what components do they consist of? Read on, weary internet traveler. All the info you seek is within this blog. Dab rigs do not use combustion as bongs or other water pipes for dry herbs do. Ignoring combustion use, you can get a cleaner and stronger hit comparatively. Dabbing concentrate involves flash heating your product to create a vapor. This vapor is cleaner and more flavorful than smoke made by burning dried herb the old school way. A basic concentrate rig set-up consists of the rig body, nail, torch, and dabber tool.     Dab Nail Types Whichever nail… Read More

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Dabbing Etiquette

  You and all of your buddies have been smoking dried herbal mixtures for a few years now and you’re looking for a different kick. Sounds like it’s the perfect time to have a massive dab sesh! This exciting and radical craze taking over the toking crowd is fun for everyone. Fun for everyone if you follow some simple polite rules of etiquette that is. Guest Dabbing   If you are dabbing with someone else’s equipment or product, be courteous and grateful! Here are a few other tips so you don’t look like a rude dum-dum: Do not glob a huge piece of concentrate for one hit. This can cause… Read More

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