How to Pick Out the Right Stealth Smoking Pipes
Stealth smoking pipes, as their name indicates, are designed primarily not to be seen or detected. Stealth smoking pipes are used by people who either smoke where they shouldn’t be smoking, or are smoking stuff that they should not be smoking. Regardless of what you’re doing, it’s really important to focus on the word “stealth” in the term stealth smoking pipes.
In other words, whatever smoking implements you buy must live up to their billing. You really can’t call something stealth when it sticks out like a sore thumb. By the same token, you really can’t call something a pipe when it does a lousy job of delivering smoke to your lungs. You need a piece of equipment that can do the job right and, most importantly, can deliver a tremendous amount of stealth.
Now that we’re clear as to the concept behind this specialty type of pipe, we then have to focus on the nitty gritty of the selection process. First, we need to focus on the reason why you need to be extra careful.
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As I’ve mentioned above, you need to go stealth if you are trying not to get caught or end up embarrassing yourself. You want to essentially smoke in plain sight. You want to get a quick rush from your smoking experience, while at the same time, not announcing that fact to the rest of the world.
This is easier said than done, especially if you are living or working in a very packed and cramped environment. You need to be able to smoke with minimal intrusion from other people. This also ensures that you remain free of any sort of legal problems down the road.
What Can Go Wrong
So how bad can things get if you end up buying the wrong stealth smoking pipes? Well, first of all, you can end up burning yourself. These stealth equipment must be small and easy to pack away. Now, just because something is compact, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s safe.
If you quickly hide a pipe in your pocket and it’s badly designed, you may have two problems on your hands: you would have to deal with the authorities, and you have a nasty burn on your thigh. Not a good idea.
Another issue that you need to keep in mind involves smell. Pipes can and do store residue and this can give you away. Now, if you were just smoking tobacco and the people around you do not smoke tobacco, they probably would not appreciate the smell of nicotine coming out of your body, your bag, your backpack or your purse.
If you were smoking something that you shouldn’t be smoking, then the authorities might be tipped off by their nose. I hope you can see that this can all lead to a very bad day for you.
Another issue involves your smoking experience. You’re smoking and using pipes because you want to get a good experience. Unfortunately, if you buy the wrong product, it can deliver anything but a good experience. You can end up choking, you don’t get a good draw, and you might feel like the wolf in the story of the Three Little Pigs where you end up huffing and puffing, and nothing happens.
Finally, you can buy a product that just breaks too easily. It doesn’t matter what it looks like, it doesn’t matter how effective it is, it doesn’t matter how cool the product is on your skin, if it breaks too early, you just lost your money. You did not get maximum total use value for the product that you bought.
These are the things that could go wrong, and by simply being a little bit more mindful and purposeful in picking out stealth smoking pipes, you can avoid these issues. You can find products that deliver maximum value and enjoyment for the long haul.
How to Pick the Right Product the First Time Around
So how exactly do you pick out the right stealth smoking pipes? Please understand that there is no one-size-fits-all or cookie cutter answer. What looks good or may seem like a good idea to one person might be completely unacceptable to another.
We’re all different, we have different experiences, and we definitely have different preferences, and this is why the following selection criteria requires your input. You have to plug in the missing details so you can be sure to identify and pick a product that makes the most sense to you.
First, you have to ask yourself, does it look good to me? It doesn’t matter whether your friends fall over themselves over a product. If it looks like a piece of crap to you, then so be it, it’s a piece of crap. It has to look good to you because you’re buying this product for yourself.
Next, you have to ask whether it can easily be passed off as something else. Please remember that when it comes to any touchy legal situation or administrative drama, you need the power of stealth. This means that the product has to have some sort of chameleon-like quality, so people can mistake it easily for something else.
Maybe they can think that your pipe is a pen. Maybe they might think it’s a lipstick case or some other product or item that you normally carry around with you. This ability of “hiding in plain sight” enables you to escape all sorts of sticky situations.
You also have to pay attention to its weight. You don’t want to be carrying around a heavy piece of metal or composite material. This is especially true if you’re storing it in your pants. If you need to walk briskly or even run, believe me, heavy stuff in your pants can weigh you down and can get downright uncomfortable.
You also have to pay attention to the quality of the draw you get. By “draw,” I am of course talking about the volume of smoke you can inhale using your pipe. Does it have a strong enough draw? Is it designed in such a way that you basically have to take one small puff at a time?
A lot of people do not have time for this. A lot of people do not have the patience to leisurely puff a pipe because they are doing it in a sneaky way. They’re trying to hide from people. They’re trying to make sure people don’t catch on to what they’re doing. Not surprisingly, they’d like to get solid, firm draws with a tremendous smoke volume so they can quickly stop smoking, put the pipe away, and get on with the rest of their day.
Closely related to a pipe’s drawing ability and quality is its chamber design. Is the main chamber of the stealth pipe easy to clean? Is it easy to pick apart? Is it easy to wipe down?
This can go a long way because you don’t want a product that stinks. And if you buy a pipe that is a hassle to pick apart, you know that it probably would take a long time for you to find the time to clean it. You might be thinking that it’s a hassle.
Whatever your reasons may be, the longer you wait, the more residue accumulates on the pipe’s chamber. Believe me, this residue will start stinking in no time. Do yourself a big favor and pick up a product that’s easy to pick apart so you don’t get lazy when it comes time to clean it up.
Finally, you should look for an item that dissipates heat quickly. The whole point of going stealth is to hide your pipe in plain sight. You need to move quickly.
Unfortunately, it’s very hard to move a red-hot pipe. You might end up burning parts of your anatomy, if you know what I mean. Also, you might end up burning stuff in your backpack or in your purse. It can be a disastrous mess.
Insist on a design that dissipates heat quickly, or conveniently traps the heat in a wrapped chamber deep within the pipe so you don’t have to worry about the pipe heating up anything that it touches. Remember, you’re going to have to hide it very quickly. You don’t want to hide something that is red hot.