How To Build a Complete Smoking Set

If you are dedicated to dry herb, then it is essential to have the right tools for smoking it. Depending on your smoking method, preferences, and style though, you will need some standard tools and some unusual ones. Before building out your complete herb smoking kit, ask yourself a few questions:

  1. Do you prefer pre-rolls, pipes, or vaporizers?
  2. Do you prefer to smoke at home or on the go?
  3. Does your smoking habit need to be concealed or can it be indiscreet?
man smoking his pipe

A Complete Rolling Kit

If you prefer to smoke dry herb in the form of pre-rolls, then your smoking kit will need a few specialized tools. If you purchase pre-rolls from a store, then all you need is a lighter and ashtray to get smoking. However, if you prefer to roll your own pre-rolls, then a few more items are needed. These can include:

  1. Herb Grinder
  2. Rolling Papers
  3. Crutches
  4. Rolling Tray
  5. Joint Roller Tool
  6. Poking Tool
  7. Lighter
  8. Roach Clip
  9. Ashtray

The herb grinder, papers, crutches, rolling tray, roller tool, and poking tool will all be used to roll a perfect preroll. To make sure your setup is complete, you will need to think through all the steps it takes to roll a perfect preroll. First, you will need to grind up your dry herb and, ideally, dump it out onto a rolling tray. Then you can pick up your papers and either load them into the rolling tool, or load them up with ground-up herb. The poking tool then comes into play when inserting a crutch into the preroll and tamping down the ends to make it burn evenly. Finally, you can bust out your lighter, roach clip, and ashtray and smoke a perfectly rolled preroll.

A nice touch to make your rolling kit portable and more discreet is a smell-proof pouch or container to hold it all in. There are many custom options on the market these days, and you can even find a few extra unique choices online to fit your unique style.

smoking starter pack with a silicone bong, bowl, herb grinder and a vape

A Complete Smoking Pipe Kit

If you prefer to smoke dry herb through a pipe, bong, or bubbler, there is a slightly different set of supplies to consider. All of these pieces will not only help you have a good smoke session but will also help you maintain a clean setup:

  1. Smoking Pipe of choice
  2. Herb Grinder
  3. Lighter
  4. Beeswax Line
  5. Poking Tool
  6. Ashtray
  7. Rubbing Alcohol
  8. Rock Salt
  9. Cleaning Brushes
  10. Cotton Swabs
  11. Pipe Cleaners
  12. Paper Towels

First, you will want to select your piece of choice. There are a lot of alternatives nowadays to the standard, old-school glass spoon pipe. Pipes, bongs, and bubblers are now made from a variety of materials, including glass, steel, wood, and medical-grade silicone. These alternatives offer smokers more durability, filtering, or style. If you prefer extra smooth smoke and size doesn’t matter, then a classic glass bong might fit you best. But, if you tend to be a bit clumsy it might be best to go with the silicone alternatives. Or if you prefer your piece to be convenient to use and carry, then a pipe would be more your fit. Pipes also come in a wider variety of materials and sizes and there is sure to be at least one on the market that fits you perfectly. But if you are caught somewhere in the middle, then a bubbler or steam roller might be the best option.

Two bongs green and blue

Once you have your piece selected, you should then gather all the supplies that go along with it. Although a lighter is all you really need to go with your piece, there are a few accessories that are nice to have around as well. Some bong smokers prefer to light their bowls with less residual butane from lighters and use a lit beeswax line to apply flames instead. An ashtray with a bowl-clearing tool is also helpful when clearing the end of a cached bowl in your piece.

You should then gather all of the appropriate cleaning supplies to go with your piece.  These supplies can include isopropyl alcohol, rock salt, cleaning brushes, cotton swabs, pipe cleaners, and paper towels. Cleaning your piece is essential for giving it a good, long lifespan.  The more often you use these supplies to clean your piece, the less residue there is left behind, and the less wear on your piece in the long run.

If you want your piece to be portable, it is also best to pick up a bag or case to carry it around in as well. If the manufacturer for your favorite piece doesn’t have a case made already, one made for electronics or other fragile items will work instead. If you want to splurge and provide your piece with proper protection, you can order a custom Pelican case, complete with foam padding.

smoking one of the vapes out of his vaping kit

A Complete Vaping Kit

Although vaping and smoking offer two different types of experiences, dry herb is vaporized as often as it is smoked these days. One of the reasons for this is it involves far fewer pieces to use and maintain, in comparison to smoking. These can include:

  1. Dry Herb Vaporizer
  2. Vape Charging Cable
  3. Herb Grinder
  4. Rubbing Alcohol
  5. Cleaning Brushes
  6. Cotton Swabs
  7. Paper Towels

Oftentimes, everything you need to get started with vaping will be included in convenient Vape pen Starter Kits. However, in case that is not the case, then you can follow the outline above to make sure you are all set for vaping dry herb. Mainly you will need your vaporizer and a grinder to grind your dry herb into a fine consistency. However, if you are using a portable vaporizer then you will need a charging cable for your device as well. If you have a desktop vaporizer then you should also be equipped with a whip or bags to inhale the vapor. An ashtray can also come in handy with a desktop vaporizer, or the leftover vaporizer herb can be tossed straight into the compost.

You will also want to make sure you have all of the appropriate cleaning supplies to keep your vaporizer in its best shape. These supplies are often included in a good starter kit, but you can buy additional supplies, such as isopropyl alcohol, wire cleaning brushes, cotton swabs, and paper towels or wipes. Cleaning often makes the job easier and will extend the lifespan of your vaporizer.

No matter how you prefer to inhale your herb, the experience becomes more pleasant when you have all the right tools available. Be sure to check out all of the supplies available at vapevetstore.com and get free US shipping on all orders!

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