Rolling papers are cheap, but sometimes you find yourself in situations where you have a bag of weed and no rolling paper. If you can’t run to the nearest gas station or if you live deep in the woods with no girlfriend who smokes cigarettes, what do you do?
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The Biblical Spliff
In most homes you will find a bible, if you believe in hell or if you don’t want your grandmother to think that you have turned into a Devil Worshiper. You should use the blank pages of a bible to roll a joint. Apart from not upsetting poor old grandma, another good thing about using blank bible pages is. They don’t have ink. That doesn’t mean that blank bible pages are 100% safe to use as rolling paper. The thing is. Plain paper contains lots of chemicals (milling process) which are highly carcinogenic (cancer causing) when burnt. Because of that, this should be something you don’t do often i.e. only use paper to roll a joint during emergencies.
Marijuana is a very safe drug, however, how you smoke it matters. If you make a habit of using normal paper to smoke weed, you may cause irreversible damage to your cardiovascular system and lungs.
Remember, smoking can cause cancer. If you are below the age of 17 and are experimenting with weed. Think about the long term consequences of your actions, for example, marijuana can impair brain development. I’m not here to judge or lecture you; I’m just telling you the truth.
If the Bible paper you use contains ink, the joint will taste bad. Also, there is the issue of printer ink. According to a team of Australian scientists, One third of all laser printers emit ultra fine dust particles that, when inhaled, have similar effects of second hand smoke. Second hand smoke kills close to 41,000 people each year in the US alone. Printer ink is not good for you, but that doesn’t mean that you will die after using printed paper to smoke weed once or twice in your life. The problem is regular use and the printing process.
During the printing process ultra fine particles made of VOCs (volatile Organic Chemicals) are released. These substances are toxic. You have no way of knowing what is in a sheet of paper and how it was printed. That means that. The paper may be safe to use or dangerous for your health. It’s kind of like playing Russian roulette with your cardiovascular system and lungs.
Smoke is damaging to your health, why? Smoke is made up of minute particles too small for your cilia lining to clean. that means that. They will stay in your lungs forever . Because of that what you use to roll a joint, matters.
Do You Have Fruit?
Apples, cucumbers, or even pears, can make a very decent pipe. Crafting a pipe out of a pear or apple is very easy.
To craft a bong out of an apple. All you have to do is poke a hole half way down the top of the bowl using a poking utensil, and then make a mouth piece. Unlike paper, fruits are good for you, plus when done you can eat the fruit.
Other things you should consider smoking out of are:
- Frosted donuts
- Water melons
- Pen pipe
- Paper towel tube
- Soda can
- Orange (messy)
The “Earth Bong”
If you are truly desperate, you can turn the ground beneath you into a bong. Building an earth bong is very simple. To make one, dig two holes that connect at the bottom via a tunnel. Break the bottom of a bottle and stick the broken end into one hole. you know what, it’s easier if you see one for yourself. Here is how you make one:
Buy a Hookah
Hookahs are traditionally used to smoke tobacco. That said. You can use one to smoke marijuana. On Amazon you can find a hookah for $20. If you can’t afford one, you can make one out of a soda bottle. To make one you will need the following items:
- Plastic bottle
- plastic hose
- Metal tube
- Soda can
Note that, smoking out of tin foil is not good for you, so only use your home made hookah during emergencies or when with friends. Here is how you make one:
Again, remember smoking is injurious to your health.
Straw Paper Joints
You can find straw wrappers at the nearest McDonald’s or restaurant, making a joint out of straw paper is very easy. What you have to do is. Cut the top end of the straw wrapper and leave the other end closed. The next step is to put weed in the open end and when full light up. Take note, straw paper burns very fast thus you will run out of weed quickly.
Other things you should consider using are:
- Gum paper
- Thin paper
If you live near a farm or if you have access to corn, you can use dry corn husks as a replacement for rolling paper. Soak the husk in water briefly before rolling to keep it from breaking up.