I don’t know about you, but I’ll be smoking weed in the great outdoors all summer long.
That’s what living in Canada does to you; it makes you appreciate every warm summer day because you know a dreadful winter is around the corner.
Wherever you reside and whatever your region’s climate is like, we hope you’re taking advantage of summer 2022 and seizing each day. Maybe you have a camping trip coming up and want some tips about bringing weed along for the ride.
When it comes to cannabis and the great outdoors, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions to consider when smoking up among the trees.
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Last summer, I learned my lesson. I accidentally left my weed, bong, and grinder outside the tent.
And no, some bear didn’t come up and take a hit. Instead, I had a family of earwigs feasting on my bong residue and weed.
There are a few pests that can sniff out weed from a mile away, and earwigs are notorious for that. The best thing you can do to prevent pests from getting to your weed is to keep your goods in a container, bag, or storage bin.
What if you arrive at the campground on your one bong breaks? Or, what if your pack of rolling papers falls into the water?
The list of “worst-case scenarios” goes on, so it’s on you to be prepared. There may not be another dispensary or headshop for miles, so it’s ideal to bring at least two different alternatives.
If it’s a windy day and the lighter won’t spark, consider bringing a handy vaporizer or disposable. If your weed blows away or gets infested with earwigs, an edible may be another option of interest.
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If you’re camping in a region that’s prone to wildfires, you’ll definitely need a fire extinguisher.
You might be thinking, what does that have to do with weed? All it takes is one spark or one ember to blow over to a nearby bush and ignite it.
For that reason, a fire extinguisher will help put out any flame you might have caused. It’s also wise to spark up in an open area, away from trees and dry grass/foliage.
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Bringing a joint for a post-hike toke sounds awesome, but it might not be that safe.
This depends on how extreme the hike is and the altitude. When we reach mountain peaks at different elevations than our bodies are used to, we’re often faced with altitude sickness.
This can be shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, and increased heart rate. If you or a friend are experiencing these symptoms during a hike, it’s probably not the best time to smoke.
That said, if your destination is a simple cliff that’s not incredibly high up, go ahead and spark that bad boy.