This post was fun to put together. This is a text and #photography #blog showing my usage of some of the #smoking implements that came with the ultimate prize basket from @technogirl's 420 #contest that I was fortunate enough to win.
The context for this is - as you may have got from watching the unboxing video - that in my 25 year smoking career I have been almost exclusively a joint only smoker. Now over the past month or so, this new access so many alternative ways of smoking has had quite a radical effect on my smoking habits/rituals.
Everything is kinda up in the air - the old way is clearly no longer sustainable as evidenced by the fact that (1) my consumption has gone down by a LOT (2) my daily-am-to-pm high feels higher.
I'd always had the 'theoretical' knowledge that smoking joints was wasteful, but I had no idea to what extent this was true. I will have an even better idea of this over time as I tend to keep track of the first of the above points. So far anyway, I have realised that what I would normally put into one joint can actually last me x2, x3, x4+ if I smoke bowls. The fact that I'm using a lot less baccy probably also mean I'm accessing a purer high - feels that way anyhow and I accept the logic of this.
I am very happy with this current state of affairs. I still desire joints and have continued to smoke hash joints, sometimes sprinkled with small amounts of weed. Other times I'll smoke a bowl or chillum and then have a tobacco rollie, which satisfies some of my cravings for old habits. Mentally though, I seem to have made the switch. I certainly see it at last!
Radical and Revolutionary for a Barge!
This is a glow-in-the-dark affair although I haven't yet investigated that aspect of it. I suspect it is the wording 'smoke.io' and the logo that light up in the dark!?
I find that the bong glows well enough in the light :P
It's taken a while for my lungs to adjust to greater volumes of smoke at once - and of higher quality than before (less baccy). The water-cooled hit from this bong doesn't feel harsh. The bowl is a good size for getting nicely toasted and I really like that it is all made out of glass. There is no 'finger-hole' to regulate the amount of air and none is required.
Tecno told me that this used to be one of her favourites. It can pack 3-5 hits and the mix burns evenly with as much or as little smoke as I care to produce. Exquisite little thing with higher Blue and Indigo colours of self-expression. I enjoy smoking through this glass chillum very much.
'Bendy' Silicon Pipe with Lid:
Mon wanted to model this flexible silicon pipe with a lid and didn't get upset when I said he couldn't spark-up. The guy was bored of sitting in a jar somewhere on a shelf in my room and fancied a bit of sunshine. He used the cap as a hat - great monkey logic!
This is the pipe which sits loaded in my pocket when I leave the house. I take with me to work and it is the only one of the four in which I smoke pure bud. The holes in the bowl are quite large (I could add a screen but I like it this way) and best of all it has a tight-fitting lid. A nug (what would go into a single joint) lasts me all day. The cap smothers any burning bud, stifling waste and keeping everything in unbreakable harmony.
Metal 1-2 Hit Pipe:
Last but not least is this neat little pipe that I can just dip into the mixing bowl and pull out for a few on-the-fly hits. Similar in ways to smoking a joint except for the metallic taste and feel and the simplicity of preparation :D. By clicking on the end like one would a ball-point pen, the ash and debris is pushed out of the front.
Thanks for reading. Thank you once again Technosgirl 🙏