Smoking Tools and Accessories that Make it Easy to Smoke Outdoors
Published on 9/25/22
In the dark days of cannabis prohibition, most or even all cannabis consumption occurred indoors, often behind closed blinds, perhaps in a basement where little or no fresh air could reach. We all have stories of uncomfortable smoking places, but luckily with the pace of legalization, new products are reaching the market, making it possible to expand a cannabis hobby well past the traditional limits. Outdoor smoking is no longer for the brave or the foolhardy; it is now a mainstream part of cannabis consumption. With summer weather here, you could hardly be blamed for wanting to partake on a nice day, feeling the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Here are some of the best accessories for outdoor smoking.
Out of Sight, Out of Doors
There are many advantages to smoking outside. Perhaps the most important one is that the smoke dissipates instead of clinging to your wallpaper, meaning that you are not left with a smell that can be rather, well, smelly. Additionally, some experiences take place outdoors, like sports games or music festivals, and you may want to have some good bud in your system to enjoy the time even better. Finally, smoking outside can open you up to meeting new people and making new friends, which is far harder to do in a dorm room with a towel beneath the door.
However, there are some factors that stoners should consider before sparking up in the great outdoors. First and foremost, be aware of any laws in your city or state that affect public consumption: you may face nothing more than a ticket in some places, but other places may ban it entirely. Additionally, exercise caution about where and when to smoke. Sparking a joint in a national forest when it has not rained in ten days is a bad idea. Be responsible with your ashes, your accessories, and your bud itself.
An all-in-one lighter holder made out of hemp plastic, there is not much to dislike about the Toker Poker. It includes a tamper, a poker, space for a lighter, and even a bottle opener. It is small and inexpensive, at just $13 per unit. Like almost all other cannabis products, it can be purchased with custom art designs, including a trippy Alice in Wonderland design scheme or a simple solid color. This is the Swiss Army Knife of joint smoking, one that will help you out no matter the situation.
Ash from marijuana is simply a fact of life. While Sherlock Holmes was famously obsessed with studying different types of smoking ash, the rest of us need to get rid of it. The vacuum seal portable ashtray by BMTik provides a simple container that functions as a small trash can. Its seal can eliminate any odor, making it a great way to put ash and fresh bud into a smell-proof container. At just $6, furthermore, it is a very affordable way to deal with ashes.
Just about every stoner has experienced the sweats when carrying their smoking gear in the close vicinity of law enforcement. If you would rather not get that kind of attention, a smell-proof mini backpack by Revelry is exactly what you need. This bag isn't just smell-proof but also water-resistant, adjustable, and lockable. At $60, it is a bit more expensive, but you get what you pay for when you get peace of mind.
Few stoners go anywhere without a pipe, but there are good pipes, and then there are great pipes. The Session Goods pipes are at the top of the market because of their sleek design, clean use, durable formation, and easy setup. Their classic black and white color scheme appeals to almost anyone of any design taste, while the silicone base can be simply washed in a dishwasher. These are small enough to be attached to a belt or bag and, at $50, are comparable to the price of a mid-end pipe at a head shop.
Marijuana buds are famous for being able to take a beating. However, you need to give a lot more tender loving care to your smokables when it comes to hash and concentrates. That's where the 710 Labs Terp Cooler steps in. It keeps the hash at a constant temperature of 35 degrees F and has a battery that lasts 8-12 hours, making it a perfect choice for those who want to smoke after a long-haul hike. Like other concentrates accessories, the price rises higher than standard smoking gear, and at $300, it may seem like a lot. But that can be the difference between spoiling many different containers of concentrates over many trips, meaning that the Terp Cooler can pay for itself over the years.
Do you prefer to smoke inside or outdoors? How have you found that different locations affect your cannabis experience? Let us know in the comments below!