On the other hand, if you’re just a regular, uncreative Joe with no tracing paper about your person (you poor peasant), you may still be in luck if you happen to have a few sticks of gum in your pocket. That silvery foil stuff that your sticks of gum come wrapped in?
Making substitute pipes is another approach to the problem of being caught out without smoking papers or bong. There are various different ways to achieve this, from using an apple or a bell pepper to constructing ambitious devices out of old electronics and scrap metal.
Tracing paper is actually a pretty good alternative for smoking papers, if you have the thin, high-quality stuff. Much better than a magazine or a receipt, anyway—but yeah, perhaps not the most common pocket item.
Here they are typically soaked in water briefly prior to rolling, to ensure that their flexibility is maximised.
If you happen to be artistically-minded, or just the type of person that likes to do brass rubbings when out and about, you may be the kind of person who carries around tracing paper in their pocket!
Every dedicated cannabis user ought to be carrying around a kit of essential items at all times. Omitting this crucial aspect of the stoner routine is just unprofessional. But even the best of us get caught out at times, and go to roll a joint only to discover there are no smoking papers to be found. You may find yourself asking: what can I use as rolling paper?
Mexico and the USA are other countries where cannabis users report use of this method—in the USA, pre-dried corn husks can be purchased in the Mexican section of many large supermarkets, particularly in the South.
As well as corn, fibres from several other plants can substitute for rolling papers—and may even prove preferable in terms of flavour, as many report the ‘papery’ taste to be absent. The fibrous inner membrane of bamboo is one substitute, and the bark (or the layer beneath the bark) of several trees is light and flexible enough to be used.
Some also prefer to use a straw or a rolled-up piece of paper to inhale the smoke, to avoid getting too close to the source of the heat, but this is not always necessary.
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Now, cut the aluminum foil into a square or two. I prefer to use two layers of foil so it spreads the heat throughout the bowl a little more evenly. Cover the bowl with both layers (or one) and then pierce the foil several times to make enough air holes.
The princess of pot (aka Rihanna) just launched her own line of beauty products. We still don’t know if that was her intention, but her blotting sheets resemble rolling papers a lot.
This is a tricky one since you have to be extra careful and gently remove the thin paper from the foil. It even looks like a rolling paper, but just make sure you remove all traces of foil from it.
To clear things up, smoking weed with these tools has both pros and cons, especially when it comes to your health.
- Grind your weed and pack the bowl;
- While you are holding the pipe to your mouth, cover the little hole on the side of the pipe (if it has any) with your thumb or index finger;
- With your lighter, run the flame over your weed. At the same time, gently inhale the smoke. This way you’ll “draw” all the smoke into the pipe;
- Remove your finger from the little hole and inhale the smoke.
Once you get to know how bongs work, you’ll be hooked. There are many types of bongs, but only two that have reached superstar levels: Standard, and Gravity bongs.
- Aluminium foil
- Hookah tobacco or tobacco-free hookah flavor (optional)
- A pair of tongs (so you can easily pack your shisha)
In this section, I’m going to talk about some well-known paraphernalia that you can easily buy online or in a local head shop.
When everything is set, inhale the vapor through the mouthpiece. While you exhale, you’ll feel just how stronger the taste is when compared to smoking.
In this article, we will teach you how to get high when you run out of rolling papers by using smoking tools and homemade DIY alternatives.