Generally, stoners are crafty and creative when grinders, filters or rolling papers are unavailable. In an absence of papers, fruits are the best alternatives. You’d be surprised at the fruits you can smoke with when you’re in a tight spot.
If you’re a pothead living through the lockdown, you’ve probably faced the common problem of restocking on your supplies. This is doubly harder due to the lockdown and this is a huge bummer.
I was recently talking to a friend who ran out of rolling papers and couldn’t find any store around that was open. Because of that, she’s been sober for days, so this prompted me to find alternative solutions to this problem.
Here’s a list of six fruits you can smoke with and how to reverse-engineer them.
Apples are probably the most common fruit I’ve seen people smoke out of. It’s the easiest to turn into a bong and you can get an Apple basically anywhere.
Instructions: The first step to making an apple bowl is to create a hole from the top down to the centre. This acts as the bowl area for the dry herb. You should also cut the top of the apple, which will create more space for your herb.
Next, create a hole from the side of the apple into the centre, connected to the bowl chamber. Lastly, create another channel to the side of the mouthpiece for the carb hole. Lo and behold, a fruity smoking device is born!
Pineapples are perfect for an improvised bong.
Instructions: Remove the centre of the pineapple, there should be a fairly circular hollow section in the middle. Using a small but precise knife, create another hole on the side of the pineapple on a downward angle.
Insert a downstem from a broken bong you might have around. Alternatively, you can use another hollowed-out cylindrical fruit, or plastic tubing. Then, put a bowl at the end of the downstem.
As you prepare to finish it off, fill the pineapple with water. Then, insert the mouthpiece at the top. For this step, you can use either a new bong mouthpiece or another fruit.
Take a hit, and adjust your water levels as needed. Thanks to the tropical taste, you may even prefer this piece to your glass pipe.
The spherical shape coupled with its larger size makes the melon a powerhouse fruit for smokers who want to take huge rips. The process for this one is simple:
Instructions: Make one hole descending from the top straight down to the centre, there’s your bowl piece. The next hole from the side meets the first chamber through the centre, and you have a mouthpiece.
Rotate 90 degrees and repeat, and you’ve got your carb. Load it up and inhale deeply for a huge fruity hit.
Avocados have become quite popular around the world recently. People are putting them on toast, juicing it, and just eating them alone. They’re one of the best fruits you can smoke with.
Instructions: Much like other fruits, the beginning of this process is similar. Start by making a hole at the top of the avocado (the narrow part), going through to the centre. Next, make an incision on the side, which will serve as the carb.
Finally, make another hole on the top of the avocado (above the pit), which will be the bowl area.
For the largest hits, add in another avocado. Fashion the second avocado into a bowl extension, which will increase the number of dry herbs you can use. Put this piece into the bowl area, and fire up.
Carrots make great pipes.
Instructions: Using your pen/pencil, create a hole in the top of the carrot. Make sure the hole extends through the carrot at least 1/2 to 3/4 of the way.
Create another hole that is perpendicular to the current hole/tunnel you’ve made in the carrot thereby joining the two holes.
Add your bowl and voila you have a simple carrot pipe!
How: Find yourself a proportionate, orange that is not too small. Drill or push a stick through the top of the orange to the midpoint of the fruit.
Do the same through the side so that the two drilled out channels are interconnected inside the fruit. Again, shove a hollowed-out pen into the side as a mouthpiece
Cut around the top hole of the orange to the diameter you wish to have for packing herb. Pack some up and light it up.
P.s. For the best effect, after you carve up the orange let it sit for an hour or two to dry.