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Don’t Have a Pipe? Try These Handy Tips to Get You Smoking

Sometimes you get to that point where you’re all ready to smoke up, and find that you just don’t have a pipe. Maybe an excited dog knocks over your only bong, causing it to shatter, or maybe you’re just the victim of poor planning. Either way, we’ve got your back with five things you can make into a pipe that you probably have around your home.

Really, just about any fruit or vegetable that’s dense enough and able to retain its shape while being carved into will do. Apples and lemons are among the most highly recommended, though, due to the citrus and other juices that will seep into your weed, resulting in some interesting flavors in your smoke.

Start by carving a bowl in the top of the fruit or vegetable that you’ve chosen. For lemons, apples, and several similar fruits, this will be where the stem is. Carve the bowl until it is big enough, on an apple this is about ¾ of the way down, and for a lemon it is similar. Next you carve a smaller tunnel from the side into the hollowed out core. This is where you’re actually going to smoke from. Finally, dry out the bowl or line it with tinfoil before adding weed. Careful with knives if you’re trying this while already high!

Toilet Paper Steamroller

This is a relatively simple option for when you don’t have a pipe, made from a toilet paper roll and some tinfoil. Cover one end of the roll with a piece of tinfoil, and carve a small hole in one side of it. You can finally make a bowl using either tinfoil, or something else that you might be able to find around the house that would work. Many people suggest using the socket piece from a socket wrench based upon the size that you want. It is often made of stainless steel, which can be a better option than tinfoil. By cutting the hole just a little smaller than the socket size, and resting it into it, the socket piece can fit in quite well.

Water Bottle Gravity Bong

For this you’re going to need a two liter bottle; the kind that you can get for either water, or most pop drinks (or soda, depending where you’re from), and you’re going to need some sort of larger thing for it to sit in – it can be a bathtub, a sink, a bucket, or even just a particularly large bowl. Cut a little less than half the bottle off of the bottom of the bottle, and then lower it into the larger container, which should be filled with water. Finally, create a small bowl from the cap using tinfoil, ingenuity, or even carefully using an old pipe. Fill the bowl and slowly pull it out of the water while its lit. This will fill the container with smoke. Just before the bottom pulls out of the water, hold it in place and pull the lid off. Then put your lips over where the bowl just was, and inhale. This is one of the best ways to get a lot of bang for your buck from a small amount of weed when you don’t have a pipe.

Four Liter Waterfall

Also made from plastic containers, though this can be either the two liter variety or the larger four liter variety that you can get milk or juice from in some areas, the four liter waterfall is a little more difficult to reuse. You need to make a bowl out of tinfoil that leads into a small hole that you’ve cut in the top of the cap for the plastic bottle or jug. Burn or cut a small hole near the bottom of the container – this will be your carb. With your thumb over the carb, fill the container with water. Still holding this closed, possibly with the help of a friend, screw the cap and bowl on to the container. As you let go of the carb, light the product so the water pouring out of the carb draws the smoke from the bowl. When the water is just about below the carb, cover it again. Pull off the cap and inhale from the top.

Tinfoil Silver Bullet

This might be one of the simplest things to do if you don’t have a pipe. Tear off a sizable piece of tinfoil, and roll it into a tube. Either using what you have, or carefully adding more and folding it together, create a bowl. Be sure to crimp the segment between the bowl and the tube. Congratulations! You’ve created a simple, multiple use pipe.

Don’t Have a Pipe? Try These Handy Tips to Get You Smoking Sometimes you get to that point where you’re all ready to smoke up, and find that you just don’t have a pipe. Maybe an excited dog

Rolling Paper Alternatives and Substitutes

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So, you left your rollies at home, huh?

We’ve all been there, ready to smoke, realizing that your rolling papers are nowhere to be found. It always seems to happen when you’re far from civilization or after every store within a ten-mile radius is closed. Luckily, for those on vacation, staying in a hotel room, on a camping trip, hiking, or traveling, there are so many ways to make your own smoking pipe on the go!

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Ballin On a Budget, Cheap Rolling Papers

While you might currently be out of papers and are looking for a substitute, we suggest ordering a few cheap rolling papers now, so they can be shipped to you ASAP and you won’t find yourself in this predicament again anytime soon. Lucky for you, RPD has a huge selection of rolling papers and we deliver them discreetly, straight to your door!

Three of our most cost-effective rolling papers are RAW single wides, Plain White 1 1/4, and Elements King Size, which will let you roll your own smokes for just pennies!

Nevertheless, if you’re in a pinch, read on to find out how to craft great rolling paper alternatives.

Elements King Size Slim

Plain White Rolling Papers 1 1/4

RAW Classic King Size Slim

The Dangers of Substituting Household Items for Rolling Papers

Rolling paper substitutes and alternatives can be made from common household items, cheap produce, and even things you can find in a hotel room. You may be surprised at what smoking gadgets you can create quickly and easily when you’re stuck without papers. The issue with these rolling paper substitutes is that they should NOT be used on a daily basis and only used as a last resort. These makeshift pipes are meant to be used when impromptu emergency smoke sessions arise and aren’t ever meant to replace your rolling papers, pre-rolled cones, or pipes.

When you use tin foil, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, or anything else not meant to be smoked, you put yourself at risk for health issues. When these items are heated up, they release toxins which will then end up in your lungs. Please remember to think twice before you DIY a pipe with household items as they are unsafe for your health.

How to Make a Steamroller Pipe at Home

If you forget or lose your rolling papers, instead of tossing out the cardboard found in the middle of a paper towel or toilet paper roll, you can save your camping trip in more ways than one! Toilet paper roll pipes, or better known as “steamrollers”, are super easy to use for smoking and require minimal materials. Here’s what you’ll need to DIY a cardboard tube pipe:

  • Empty roll of toilet paper or paper towels
  • Something sharp, like a knife
  • A small piece of tin foil
  • Clear tape
  • Pen or pencil
  • Toothpick

The toilet paper roll should be cardboard (remove all of the T.P. from the roll). First, tape one end of the roll so that air can’t get through. Then, using scissors or a knife, cut a square or circle hole about an inch in diameter on one side of the toilet paper roll. To make a carb, make another hole to the left or the right of the first hole, about 1/2 inches away using a pencil or pen, and make sure your finger can cover it. Next, cut a piece of foil that is big enough to cover the first hole you cut out. Create a “bowl” by forming the tinfoil over your thumb and stick it in the hole on top of the tube. Poke small holes all around the foil piece with a toothpick so that air and smoke from the tobacco can travel through it when you’re smoking. Once assembled, throw the tobacco on top of the foil, and light up for an easy fix on the road!

How to Make a Tin Foil Smoking Pipe

No rolling papers around but have your tin foil hat handy? Using tin foil for a substitute pipe is an easy and convenient method. Wrap a piece of aluminum around a pencil or something around the same size (straw, pen, screwdriver, etc.) and make it into a cone or cylinder shape. Make sure to leave extra tin foil at the end of the rolled portion so you have room to gently bend and lightly twist the foil cylinder/cone upwards to make a bowl. Be sure there is a small air path so air and smoke can pass through. Nothing else is required but filling the bowl and lighting it up! Tin foil pipes are easy, quick and disposable for when you need something in a hurry.

How to Use Bible Pages to Roll Your Own Holy Smokes

We’ve heard that receipt paper and phone book paper don’t quite work as well as other rolling paper substitutes. Receipts are coated with a light plastic and the ink is heavy, while the text and texture of phone book paper aren’t ideal either. Surprisingly, the potentially controversial use of Bible pages come highly recommended to roll tobacco with. The paper is thin and many smokers say that it rolls just like rolling papers. It is recommended to use pages without ink found in the front or back. Once you find the perfect inkless page, roll it up, just as you would with your traditional rolling papers.

How to DIY an Apple Pipe

So you’re at the farmers market without rolling papers… Instead of finding household items to build your new pipe out of, why not try something all natural?

In just a minute or two, you can make an apple pipe that many smokers prefer because it produces such a smooth hit. To create your own eco-friendly pipe you will need:

  • One large apple
  • Knife or sharp, small object
  • Pen
  • Toothpick

First, scour the farmers market or grocery store for a nice, large apple. Once the perfect apple has been acquired, rinse with water and remove the stem. Using a toothpick, poke holes straight down, halfway through the core. Next, using a hollowed out pen, make a hole halfway down by sticking it straight through the side of the apple. Make sure the hole made by the pen, lines up with the toothpick holes you made earlier. To make the carb, use the pen again to poke a hole where your thumb rests naturally. Remove any bits of apple from the pen and use as a mouthpiece. All that’s left to do is to place tobacco over the top of the apple and light it! You will be surprised how smooth this is compared to many other methods – including rolling papers – and some smokers actually prefer this method!

Using Empty Cigarette Tubes for Legal Smoking Herbs

Next time your buddy offers you a cigarette, but you want your preferred herb of choice instead use the cigarette paper to roll your own. A simple way to get the taste of your own tobacco and herb products is to empty out the cigarette by twisting the contents around until they leave the paper. Once you have the empty cigarette paper, fill it with your tobacco of choice. Make sure you are careful during this process as the paper can be easily torn or ripped. Tear the filter off delicately, but seal it by twisting a bit, so you don’t swallow the contents. This way you’ll get the full taste and effects of your herb of choice. Just like that, you’re done and all that’s left to do is puff puff pass it along.

Recycling a Soda Can Into a Smoking Pipe

Instead of throwing out your PBR cans after a night of partying, recycle one into an easy to use pipe! After the can is empty and rinsed out, simply dent the area to put tobacco on and poke small holes in the dent to allow smoke to pass through the can. Once the can is assembled, place the tobacco in the dented, makeshift bowl and light it! Draw the smoke from the top of the can where you would usually drink the liquid from. Using the can method is good in a pinch, but tends to be a harsher hit and can get hot to the touch pretty quickly, so proceed with caution.

Presto! Make an instant pipe with the Presto Pipe

The Presto Pipe is a great way to being prepared, when you aren’t prepared. Throw it in your backpack, center console, nightstand, or anywhere you need to be ready to smoke at a moments notice. It’s so easy to use, just cut a hole in the side of the can or bottle towards the bottom, and screw in the presto pipe. Add your herb of choice and light it up! When you’re done, unscrew the Presto Pipe and recycle the bottle. This smoking accessory is perfect for the hiker, camper, festivalgoer, or outdoorsy type who enjoys smoking on the go.

How to Make a Gravity Water Pipe at Home

Beloved by many smokers, the gravity water pipe has been saving the party when there were no rolling papers around for decades. All materials needed for this D-I-Y project can be found around your home and are easy to come by. To get started you will need:

  • 2-liter bottle
  • 1-liter bottle
  • Paperclip
  • Aluminum foil
  • Knife or box cutter
  • Scissors

First, cut off the bottom of the 1-liter bottle, but only about 2 inches using scissors. If you cut off too much, you won’t have enough room to fill the bottle with smoke. Next, cut the top off of the 2-liter bottle and fill it up with water. Using the box cutter or knife, cut a hole in the 1-liter bottle lid, making an “x”. Then, place the aluminum foil over the bottle cap and poke a few holes for ventilation. Push the 1-liter bottle down into the water making sure the cap stays above water. Carefully twist the cap onto the bottle and put the tobacco on top of your makeshift “bowl”. Light the tobacco and lift the 1-liter bottle as it fills with smoke. Once you’re ready to smoke, remove the tin foil bowl and push down as you inhale the smoke.

This classic method is probably the most popular among seasoned smokers who know how to keep the party going.

These are all wonderful ways to smoke on the go, but for the best smoking experience, it’s better to be prepared. Check out some of Rolling Paper Depot’s top selling products, and enjoy a better smoking session.

So, you left your papers at home? Luckily, there are several ways to make your own smoking pipe on the go! Here are some of RPD's favorite alternatives!