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    Comparing smoking accessories and dugout smoking kits

    Comparing smoking accessories and dugout smoking kits

    Not all dugout pipes are created equally, but they all follow one premise.  To be considered a dugout, you need a one hitter pipe and an area that stores herb. That concept was created in the 1970’s when baseball players had cigarettes banned from dugouts and had to improvise.  Over the course of 40+ years, companies have come out with different styles, variations, materials, and anything else you can think of adding to them. But with all these new additions and twists, can they still be called a smoking accessory?

    We consider a smoking accessory any product that aids and assists in the act of smoking, whether it’s smoked, dabbed, or vaped.  The product has to be more than a pipe to quality, so you can’t consider a glass bowl or bong to be one.  We’re going to examine three categories to see if each one qualifies. It should also be portable enough that you can easily carry it with you in your pockets or purse.

    Cheap, generic dugouts

    To sum this one up, no. Here’s why. Having a one hitter and spot to store weed are basic essentials that don’t fall into the accessory category. When you buy herb or concentrates, you already have a storage container for them.  You have a holding spot for your one hitter and nothing else. They’re typically bulky, not well constructed, and overall a pain to use. Smoking accessories are supposed to be additional features, or make smoking easier and more enjoyable. When all the product does is a bare necessity, and is a challenge to use at that, it  cannot be considered one.  The one hitter in these never work well, and you are better off smoking with any other product or paper. Efficiency is the best thing these dugouts for smoking have going for them.

    Lighter Accessories

    In our books, these 100% qualify. The two best in our humble opinion are Toker Poker, and Lighterbro. With the Toker Poker, you have a quality length poker, a spot to store hemp wick and light it for a cleaner hit, and a stainless steel tamper. The poker helps de clog, and the tamper easily and efficiently can put out bowls.  The Lighterbro also has a poker, but has a very different take on what tools it includes. You get a bottle opener, a small blade which is perfect for slicing open blunts, and doubles as a flat edge screw driver.  Both of these lighter accessories hold a lighter, but add to your smoking experience with additional tools in their respective nifty designs.

    Smoking kits

    Our favorite smoking kit is called the Smokit.  The name is an abbreviation for Smoking kit after all, so you know they set out to make one.  The kit combines elements of dugouts, with elements of a lighter accessories listed above and a unique twist.  You get a multi-hitter that can easily be smoked out of and a poker/dabber that can clear pipes and bowls on one side. On the other side, is a dab tool that can be used to scoop concentrates to put on a nail or into a vaporizer.  Inside the Smokit, there is also a silicone container that can hold concentrates. Last but not least is a grinder card, meaning you’re getting a full smoking accessory experience. After grinding up flower, the Smokit works like a traditional dugout, so in this category the answer is yes. If you combine this with a LighterBro, you’ve got everything you could possibly need! Check them out today at www.smokits.com

    Tips and Tricks for Smoking a One Hitter

    Tips and Tricks for Smoking a One Hitter

    Tons of smokers have one hitters that they enjoy smoking with. They are one of the easiest pipes to smoke with in the world. The concept is very straight forward. You put one puff worth of herb into one side, put the other in your mouth, light the herb side and inhale.  There is not much else to the act of smoking them.  However, you need to keep them cleaned, be responsible when smoking them, and be aware of what material you are smoking out of.

    Keep them clear!

    One hitters get jammed all the time. That is a statement of fact, with little to no way around it . Fortunately, many dugouts these days come with pokers, and if you aren’t using one pokers come in all shapes in sizes. The secret is having one with you when smoking. Even a multi tool like Swiss Army Knife has the proper tools to assist in keeping your metal bat clean.  If you are at home, a Q tip also works really well. If you keep the pipe clean, you will get a much smoother hit and know exactly what you are smoking. Resin can build up very easily inside the pipe, and then dirt and hair can get stuck in there too.

    Keep them clean!

    Every now and then, wash your one hitter with a tiny bit of iso-propanyl and salt. Throw those two ingredients in a plastic bag or and let the bag soak. The stronger % alcohol the faster you can clean your metal bat and get back to smoking.  Salt works like an abrasive surface on a sponge, so it should be in there too.  It’s a good idea to also clean your poker every now and then, because resin build up makes them more difficult to use and sticky.  This isn’t rocket science people, just use common sense.

    If you don’t already have a dugout, get one!

    The easiest way to keep track of your pipe is to keep it in a dugout. These are small portable box shaped items that can hold your dugout pipe, often have a poker with them to keep your smoking pipe clean and also a spot to stash herb. The best ones have additional accessories in them, such as a bottle opener or grinder card to assist in breaking down herbs.  The best one on the market right now is called Smokit. The one hitter featured in their dugout pipe is actually a multi hitter, meaning it holds several hits instead of one. There’s also a poker and dabber tool, a grinder to grind into storage, and a silicone container for dabs.  Check them out today at www.smokits.com and use 20off for 20% off any order!

    Best Pipe for Smoking On The Go

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    Plenty of us enjoy smoking herb on the go, but there are so many ways to smoke these days you should think it through. For instance, bringing a large water pipe out with you isn’t going to be practical. The things you need to consider are portability, whether or not it’ll be discreet when you smoke it, and if you need anything in addition to it. The last one is will you be smoking several times or only once? We’ll take you through the pros and cons quickly below and help you find the best pipe, whether it’s a dugout pipe or something else.

    Where does a regular bowl rank?

    A regular bowl is a solidly good choice. They’re compact, you can pack as little or as much in as you want, and don’t require anything fancy like a torch lighter, extra carrying case, etc.  If you need to carry a grinder for multiple bowls its even more. The smell will be minimal and they’re easily smoked, stored, as well as don’t weigh very much. Ranked: 3rd overall

    How about blunts or joints?

    Taking some pre-rolls with you for smoking on the go sounds like a no brainer.  However, they can get easily bent and damaged so proper precaution needs to be taken, like a Doob Tube or separate pocket.  There’s also wind and weather to consider, as they’ll typically be more difficult to smoke and burn faster than inside.  However, you only need to carry your rolled product and a lighter. Once you’ve smoked them, all you have is a lighter. This is the main factor that boosts them over a regular bowl. We’re getting to the best pipe next so stay tuned!  Ranked: 2nd overall

    We think dugout pipes are the best for smoking on the go. Here’s why

    When you factor in smell, portability, and durability, dugouts have no real weakness. The only weakness is that one hitters are difficult to smoke for a group, but you can get dugout pipes with multi-hitters or chillum, as well as pokers to speed up the process of unloading or de-clogging them. From a smell perspective they’re the best, they’re not going to shatter if dropped or easily bent and damaged in your pocket. They’re also the most efficient with your herb, which is worth taking into consideration for some. These are why we think they’re the best pipe for smoking on the go.  We recommend checking out a Smokit as they’re the most complete and easy to use dugout on the market. They’re durable, have the best multi-hitter on the market, a poker, storage for herb and wax, and a grinder card on top of it. Check them out at www.smokits.com and let us know what you think! Use coupon 20off for 20% off.

    Smoking accessories for the golf course

    Smoking accessories for the golf course

    **This is an opinion piece**

    Is smoking on the golf course a good or bad thing?

    Smoking herbs can make an already enjoyable experience even better. There are many ways to smoke on a golf course, whether you’re using a dugout pipe, one hitter, bowl, or joint.  All are very portable and can can be smoked discreetly. We have no problem smoking on the course, but you need to be mindful of your surrounding environment.  Not everyone is going to be open minded, or understand that smoking can help you relax, so the fewer people who know the better.  Discretion is the name of the game here people!

    Carrying smoking accessories in your bag vs. cart

    Before you get to the course, throw a dugout pipe in your bag, any pre-rolls, a regular bowl and you’re set for the day.  A bowl is going to be nice if you’re smoking with friends at a spot away from the clubhouse.  Pre-rolls far into the same category, and can look like a cigar or cigarette.  A dugout one hitter works perfectly for taking a quick puff when getting a club.  Do your best to not leave a smoldering bowl in the open kart storage spots. Doing so is a red flag as the smell will definitely carry and is leaving visible evidence out.  Use your bag as a smell barrier and for plausible deniability.  This is why a dugout pipe is so great, is you can leave one in the cart and the smell will be self-contained.  We think one hitters are the perfect smoking accessory for golf courses, but people have their own preferences. 

    Smoking and how it affects your game

    There’s nothing inherently wrong with smoking herb and playing golf.  In my opinion, smoking will make you think more creatively about shots you could hit. There’s nothing wrong with taking a puff on a one hitter and thinking about the next shot.  Golf is an incredibly mental sport, so smoking something that gets you thinking isn’t a bad thing.  This is of course smoking within reason, and knowing your limits.  I don’t recommend smoking in excess and playing, as you could easily get way too careless with your shot and have the day turn sour.  It’s much better to have a nice relaxed state of mind than a, ‘wow look at this cloud! It’s blending with the other cloud! Oh yeah, golf.'

    Why we think one hitter pipes are the best smoking accessory for golf

    You need portability, discretion, and to keep your wits about you. With a dugout, you can keep the smell to an absolute minimum, not worry about anything looking obvious, and smoke an appropriate amount. There’ll be people that say ‘I take dabs to the face and play’, cool. You’re the 1% of smokers and everyone should do what’s best for them.  One hitters can be smoked easily and effectively with minimum time invested.  Using a product like Smokit before lets you prep herb easily as well as take it with you on the course.  You can grind herb into the container, have a multi-hitter to smoke with, a poker/dabber to de-clog it, all of which makes Smokit the best dugout pipe on the market. If you’re on the market for a new one hitter check them out today at www.smokits.com!

    How to Clean a One Hitter

    How to Clean a One Hitter

    So you have a one hitter bat that you’ve smoked out and now it’s filled with resin and overall in need of a deep clean. Thankfully, cleaning one is incredibly easy. There are specifically designed cleaning solutions for pipes and there are home based solutions too. The first step regardless of cleaner you use is to make sure all loose debris and gunk are out of the one hitter bat. Next you choose the cleaner.

    Using a store bought pipe cleaning solution

    There are multiple options out there such as Formula 420, and Grand Master Smoke bong cleaner. Both of these will easily get the job done, but are far more expensive than if you want to go with a cleaning solution you make yourself.  For a one hitter pipe, we really do not consider one of these necessary. If you have an incredibly nice water pipe, one of these is worth it in our opinion. But that’s not why you’re reading this so lets get to the simple, effective and affordable way

    How to clean a one hitter pipe with ingredients you already have

    The main ingredient here is rubbing alcohol. Specifically, isopropyl alcohol. Looking at you college students, that bottle of vodka isn’t gonna cut it. The stronger the better for proof.

    Get a sealable plastic bag or container and put the one hitter in there. You want to put enough rubbing alcohol in so that the one hitter bat is completely covered.  Adding a small splash of hot water (think 1-2 oz) can help loosen up the gunk due to heat.  Next you want to add 1-2 tablespoons of salt into the bag. The more course the salt is, the better. This is because the salt acts as an abrasive. Think about cleaning dishes. You use a sponge that has a ton of holes and different leveled surfaces to help clean gunk off. The salt is the sponge here.

    At this point you have your cleaning solution ready to go.  Shake that bag or container with your one hitter inside thoroughly to make sure that everything is nice and mixed up. You want to make sure the cleaning solution has gotten through the one hitter bat and can get to work figuratively speaking.

    Next, you wait. Put the container or bag somewhere out of the way and give it 1-3 hours. However, if you’re impatient, you can check on the pipe cleanliness and shake the bag whenever you want.

    Going from a one hitter soaking in solution to smoking out of it again

    Hurray! You’ve made it this far. Your one hitter bat should be thoroughly cleaned at this point. If the pipe isn’t, then you need to give the pipe additional time in your cleaning solution. If it’s nasty and dirty, get a new solution to soak your pipe in.

    Remove the one hitter from the cleaning solution, and rinse it with hot water. You can either hold it directly under the faucet or let it soak to get all residue off.  Make sure you discard the rinse water and especially cleaning solution properly (down the toilet or shower) or you could stink up an entire room.

     

    Wipe your one hitter down with a paper towel and at this point you should have a pipe that looks and smokes like its brand new! Thanks for reading this far. If you’re in the market for a new one hitter or dugout, get one for 20% off at www.smokits.com using 20off.

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