Yo, what up, it’s Dan. You might be looking for a new way to smoke weed that’s different from the norm. Well, have you heard of a gas mask bong? It’s a cool accessory that combines a gas mask with a bong to create a hotbox effect. But before you go ahead and try it out, let’s dive into the pros and cons and learn how to make your own.
First off, let’s talk about the history of the gas mask. They were originally made for military purposes to protect against poisonous gases, but over time they’ve become more of a novelty item. Gas mask bongs are just regular gas masks that you can attach to the end of a bong. Unlike traditional bongs where the smoke is exhaled into the air, gas mask bongs trap the smoke inside for a hotbox experience.
Hotboxing can be defined as smoking in an enclosed space like a car or bathroom. The main idea is to keep the smoke inside so that none of that sweet THC goes to waste. However, inhaling secondhand smoke isn’t as effective as taking a direct hit. Hotboxing can also cause eye and face irritation and reduce your oxygen intake. Plus, most of the THC is absorbed through your lungs anyway.
Gas mask bongs come in many designs and materials like glass, acrylic, and metal, just like dab rigs. You can even personalize them to make them unique. To use one, fill up the bong with water and attach it to the gas mask. Pack the bowl with ground cannabis flower, put on the mask and tighten the straps. Light up the bowl and clear the chamber. The smoke will fill up the mask until you’re ready to remove it.
Some advantages of using a gas mask bong include getting more active cannabinoids in your lungs since the gas mask creates an airtight seal with the bong. It’s also a great way to save weed and get a strong hit. If you’re hanging out with friends or going to a party or festival, it can be tons of fun.
However, there are some disadvantages too. Gas mask bongs aren’t suitable for lengthy smoking sessions, and those who aren’t used to bongs can have a negative experience if they go too hard too fast. The smoke inside can irritate your eyes and face, although some designs have separate sections for your eyes to avoid this problem. Passing it around among friends isn’t practical either since it’s bulky and inconvenient.
One concern people have is whether gas mask bongs are dangerous. While inhaling smoke is expected, inhaling secondhand smoke repeatedly isn’t good for your health. It can contain carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide which impair breathing, especially if there’s imperfect combustion from burning cannabis material.
If you still want to try it out, but don’t want to spend money on one, you can easily make your own with just a plastic bottle, scissors, drill, and some electrical tape if you want to make sure it fits comfortably on your face.
Cleaning your gas mask bong is similar to cleaning glass bongs: use isopropyl alcohol or hot soapy water. Change out the water between smoking sessions if you’re using an actual bong. Leave it in an airy place to dry out thoroughly.
In conclusion, gas mask bongs are cool party pieces that can be fun to use but aren’t practical for everyday smoking sessions. There are pros and cons to using them, so weigh them carefully before deciding whether or not to try one out. Stay safe while experimenting with new ways to enjoy your bud!