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    How to Keep Your Smoking Kit Hidden in Any Situation

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    If you’re a smoker, you need a hidden stash box to keep it secret and safe. Your smoke might be perfectly legal in your state, but everyone has that friend who always runs short. Even if you don’t need to keep your herb out of sight, some stashes, like Storage Soles, offer a convenient way to carry more smoking material with you without adding bulk to your pockets. There are a lot of reasons someone might want a discreet way to carry their preferred smoke, and understanding how to do so is an important skill many smokers need to master.

    The Considerations Of Carrying

    When deciding on the right hidden stash box for your needs, it helps to understand what you actually need to hide, why you need to hide it, and how best to do so. It’s important to note that we are not encouraging you to break any laws, nor are we offering legal advice. It’s up to you to know and understand the rules governing both your preferred smoke and smoking equipment in your area. That being said, here’s what you’ll want to consider when choosing a stash.

    • Appearance - If it’s the size of a shoebox, your stash isn’t exactly unobtrusive. You want something small enough that you can keep it safely out of obvious site on or around your person. Of course, you also need your hidden stash box to hold enough smoke to do you some good.
    • Smell - We’re not talking about the ability to hide your smoking material from a trained canine. Their noses work on a different level than humans, and most stashes just aren’t up to the task. We’re talking about the wafting odor that even humans pick up, whether you’re shopping at the grocery store, going into a job interview, or paying your bills. You want a hidden stash box that either contains the smell, hides the smell or both.
    • Ease Of Use - If you can’t get into your stash, then it isn’t much of a stash, is it? If you need to hide your smoke, it’s probably going to be somewhere no one will accidentally reach for it, but you need to be able to discreetly load your pipe when you want to.
    • Capacity - Only you know how much you need to carry with you. The more you have to carry, the harder it is to hide, but on the other hand, if you can’t carry enough smoking material to take care of your needs, it isn’t serving its purpose.

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    Our Favorite Hidden Stash Box Solutions

    First, our favorite way to keep your smoking kit hidden is to choose an all-in-one smoking kit that is easy to hide. Our 2-inch Smokit is about the size of a pack of gum, and easily fits in pockets, purses, backpacks, fanny packs, and laptop bags. It causes almost no bulk to show through everyday clothing, and the silicone container keeps your smoking material’s smell neatly contained until you’re ready to grind and get a hit.

    If you need more smoking material on you than your Smokit’s storage area will hold, our Storage Soles are the perfect hidden stash box. They’re easily trimmed to fit up to a size 12 shoe, and the container holds plenty of material to get you by. Just find some privacy, slide your shoe off, and transfer what you need to your smokit, then you’re back in business and ready for your next smoking session.

    When used together, these two items give you everything you need to take your smoke on the road. With the Smokit, you have an easily hidden container, grinder, and pipe so that your next smoke break can be wherever your adventures take you. The compartment in our soles carry enough material for longer trips away from your main stash, but are easily worn in a variety of shoes where they won’t draw attention and the smell is not likely to escape. When you need a low profile way to make sure you always have a hit when you need one, it’s a combo that can’t be beat.

    Get Your Premium Smoking Gear

    When you want innovative smoking accessories that help you smoke on your terms, you know who to trust. Contact us online or call our customer service department at (954) 790-9393 if you need additional information about any of our products. Order your hidden stash box or smoking kit from Smokit today.

    The 5 Best Gifts for Herb Smokers

    A man with a beard exhaling a cloud of smoke

    As more and more people find that smoking herb is the right choice for their lives, more friends and family members are struggling with knowing what gifts for smokers to get. After all, despite the fact that many people choose to partake of their chosen smoking material with others present, plenty are still private, whether out of necessity or courtesy, making smoking a very personal part of someone’s life. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t some great gift ideas to help them get a better smoking experience.

    A Better Way To Smoke

    The image of smokers as lazy, shiftless do-nothings is a piece of “Reefer Madness” hysteria we all wish would fade away. The truth is many people use their herb as a way to do more with their lives through the health and wellness benefits it gives, while others just prefer to accentuate their adventures with a couple tokes along the way. One of the coolest gifts for smokers you can give is an easier way for them to take their favorite smoking material on the go.

    An all-in-one smoking kit is a perfect choice for smokers who love to experience everything life has to offer. This innovative take on the dugout pipe concept gives them a storage place for their herb, grinder, and a multi-hitter pipe to pack and puff, all in a package that’s smaller than a pack of cigarettes. It’s lightweight, durable, easy to carry, and even easier to use. Whether they’re an outdoor enthusiast or someone who just likes to hit a smoke break after lunch, it’s one of the coolest gifts for smokers you can buy.

    A New Way To Carry

    Finding the perfect way to carry herb isn’t always easy. Sure, your Smokit will hold a couple of nugs, but if you’re out for the day or hanging with friends, having a little more on hand helps make sure you don’t run out. At the same time, you don’t want to load yourself down with bulky stashes. That’s why Storage Soles are some of the best gifts for smokers.

    Storage soles make a perfect hidden stash box. They trim easily to fit most men or women’s shoe sizes and come with a rugged box that nestles in the sole to hold your extra herb. The location adds no discernable bulk to your clothing, it’s easy to get to when you need it, and it keeps even the skunkiest smoking material far from the noses of people who don’t need to know you’re carrying your smoke with you.

    Gear Repping Iconic Smokers

    Look, not everybody loves Cheech and Chong, but cool people do. Of course, there are other icons of smoking culture, like Snoop, Marley, Tupac, Willie, and the list continues to grow every day. Getting your friends and family the gear that lets them show off their passion is a great way to show you support them and their choice of smoke.

    Whether it’s our own Chong’s Choice Smokit, their favorite musician's latest album, or a DVD collection that will leave them in stitches, there are plenty of possibilities for the perfect gifts for smokers in your life.

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    A New Piece

    You might feel like your friend has plenty of pipes. They don’t need to be a glass-head to want another new way to smoke. Every pipe has a different draw, and that affects the way the smoke feels and hits, making a broad selection desirable, as you never know when you might need something a little different. What we’re saying is, if you’re drawing a blank on what gifts for smokers are needed by your loved one, it’s a pipe.

    Our accessories page offers several multi-hitter designs to round out their collection. They can keep things on the down-low with our cigarette-style multi-hitter, meant to mimic the shape and appearance of a standard cig, or let their inner emo out with our black metal multi-hitter. You can also grab our grinder card that’s perfect for every wallet or a pipe tool for keeping their gear ready for the next smoke.

    More Smoking Material

    Be careful, and always follow your state’s laws regarding the purchase and possession of herb, but if your state allows it, get your bud some of their favorite bud. Smoking isn’t cheap, and one of the surest ways to make sure you’re getting gifts for the smokers in your life that will get used is to get them their favorite smoke. Get enough, and they may even share.

    Give Better Gifts

    When you need something special for your smoker friends and family, we’ve got you covered. Order the smoking pipes and accessories they’ll appreciate from Smokit today.

    Everything You Need to Know About Herbal Grinders

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    An herbal grinder is a handy tool that makes it easy to prepare your dry herb for smoking, vaping, or making edibles. Most grinders are circular devices that fit in the palm of your hand, although there are other styles available, such as our ultra-portable Grinder Card. Grinders save you the time, hassle, and mess that comes with breaking up your smoking material by hand.

    Herb Grinding 101

    Here’s a quick tutorial on how to properly use a traditional circular grinder:

    • If necessary, break up your smoking material into small chunks by hand.
    • Open the top lid of your grinder, and push the chunks of smoking material into the grinder’s teeth.
    • Push the lid back on.
    • Twist the lid back and forth. You’ll feel resistance at first, and then the rotations will become smoother as the smoking material is ground.
    • Remove the lid of the herbal grinder to reveal your newly ground herb, or if your grinder has a chamber below the teeth level, unscrew the grinder’s middle level where you’ll find ground smoking material in the chamber below.

    How to Use a Grinder Card

    A grinder card fits right in your wallet, and it’s the perfect companion to a one-hitter. A grinder card works similarly to a cheese grater—simply hold the card over a tray or other receptacle, and then rub the smoking material briskly against the card. That’s it!

    What Is a Pollen Catcher?

    Some grinders have a third (or even fourth) section called a pollen catcher. This section of an herbal grinder can be identified by a mesh screen with very tiny holes. After grinding, the ground smoking material falls into the chamber below where you can leave it until you’re ready to use it. Over time, the fine ‘pollen’ particles naturally fall through the mesh into a chamber below.

    Pro tip: If you want to extract more pollen faster, you can place a coin in the chamber above. When you move the grinder around, the coin knocks pollen off the dry herb to the chamber below.

    Once your herbal grinder has accumulated a good amount of pollen, the highly concentrated material can be used in a number of ways. Some smokers like to use a pollen press to turn the pollen into dense pucks that can be smoked. Others like to sprinkle the powder on top of their usual smoking material to increase its potency.

    Cleaning Your Grinder

    Over time, it’s normal for some herbal residue to accumulate on your grinder. Fortunately, cleaning it is a breeze. You may be able to remove the residue just by scraping it with an old toothbrush.

    However, if you want to restore your herbal grinder to like-new condition, you may want to use a pipe cleaner or a mixture of salt and rubbing alcohol as a cleaning solution. Be sure to let your grinder air dry before using it again.

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    Do You Really Need a Grinder?

    You may be wondering if you actually need a grinder. After all, hands or scissors get the job done, right? While it’s true that you can break up your smoking material manually, there are some drawbacks aside from the obvious extra labor and time spent.

    Properly ground herbs burn more evenly, allowing you to enjoy a smoother smoking experience. An herbal grinder gives you a finer, more consistent finished product. Ground herbs are especially useful if you’re rolling your own cigarettes, as they burn more slowly and evenly. Have you ever had a pre-rolled cigarette burn faster on one side? A grinder helps to prevent that.

    Additionally, as you touch the smoking material while breaking it up by hand, the fine pollen sticks to your fingers. Not only does the residue leave your hands sticky and smelly, but you’re missing out on smoking the most potent part of the plant.

    Order Quality Grinders Today

    If you’re looking for the ultimate in convenience, you simply can’t beat our wallet-friendly Grinder Card. Our 2” All-in-One Smoking Kit and our 3” All-in-One Smoking Kit are also fantastic choices, as they include everything you need to smoke on the go, including a built-in herbal grinder.

    Want to know more about our grinders? Our helpful experts are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Contact us now for assistance with your purchase, or simply place your order online now.

    How to Clean a Pipe: Simple Steps for Cleaning Your Smoking Devices

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    Every smoker should know how to clean a pipe. While it’s not the most exciting or glamorous smoking-related activity, it’s a necessary one. After all, over time, your pipe is going to develop a stinky layer of resin that’s quite unpleasant to smell or taste. A clean pipe lets you fully enjoy the unique characteristics of your smoking material.

    Additionally, that tarry goo that builds up over time can actually be detrimental to your health, and smoking it often causes headaches and other undesirable side effects. Fortunately, some basic maintenance is all it takes to keep every session clean.

    Basic Cleaning by Hand

    The easiest way to clean a pipe is to take a pipe cleaner and push it through the pipe multiple times until the resin falls out. If you don’t have an actual pipe cleaner, you can use a paper clip, bobby pin, or other similar long, thin device.

    If the debris is caked in your pipe firmly, you may want to apply a bit of heat with a lighter, but only if it’s a glass pipe. Be very cautious, as too much heat can cause a glass pipe to crack. Don’t touch the pipe directly with the flame, and be sure to move the flame around so you’re warming the residue without causing the pipe to overheat.

    Once you know how to clean a pipe, you should also pay attention to when your devices need some attention. Water pipes should typically be cleaned every day. Standard dry pipes can usually go a week or so before they need maintenance. Of course, those timeframes may vary depending on your smoking frequency.

    Cleaning with a Solution

    If your smoking device hasn’t been cleaned for a long period of time, you may need to break out the big guns. In most cases, cleaning your pipe by hand should get rid of most of the tar, but if you really want a spotless piece, you need to know how to clean a pipe using a wet solution.

    While some smokers may recommend boiling your pipe, that method can weaken or even crack some pipes. A better option is to use a pipe cleaning formula that’s made specifically for cleaning pipes—especially water pipes. Usually, you simply fill the pipe with the solution, shake it around, pour it out, and then let the piece air dry.

    If you don’t have a designated pipe cleaning solution, you can also make your own natural cleaning agent. The most common method is to combine rubbing alcohol with coarse salt, although vinegar and baking soda can work too (just make sure you do it over a sink, as it will foam).

    If you’re going to clean a pipe, it’s absolutely crucial that you only use natural, safe cleaning supplies. Never use any sort of household cleaning product that contains chemicals.

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    Make Cleaning Your Devices a Habit

    The first time cleaning a dirty pipe can be a difficult and eye-opening experience. And, after smoking from a sparkling pipe, you’re going to see what a huge difference it makes. Fortunately, you should only have to do that major clean once. Try to make maintaining your pipe a habit. Whenever you notice that it’s getting dirty, just give it a quick cleaning. It only takes a minute.

    Shop the Best Smoking Accessories

    A poker/scooper tool is a must-own accessory for smokers. You can use it to clean a pipe, pack a bowl, clear blockages, and so much more. You don’t realize how useful a designated poker really is until you have one on hand and ready. Contact us now if you have any questions about our poker/scooper tool or any of our convenient smoking products.