Snow days are pretty much the greatest thing ever. Nothing beats a solid excuse to ditch your ‘real’ obligations in exchange for a day of fun and relaxation. A few inches of snowfall was all it took to send me into stoner engineering mode. I wanted to see if I could make a working bong completely out of snow – no glass slide, no tin foil, no nothing – just snow.
So, is it possible to smoke out of something completely made of snow? I had my doubts, but keep reading. The results are nothing short of awesome!
Materials Needed to Make A Snow Bong:
This is by far the most important thing. All of the other materials are negotiable.
- A bowl. (the kind you eat cereal out of – not the kind you use to smoke weed)
This is going to give you something to build on. Alternatively, you could just build it directly into a pile of snow.
This will let you make the smoke chamber. You can use all sorts of other stuff if you don’t have a dowel. I bet you could make a shower curtain rod work.
- A skewer.
This is to form the bowl. You could also use a small screwdriver, clothes hanger, small stick, etc.
Step 1: Pile Some Snow Into the Bowl
Step 2: Insert the Dowel Into the Snow, and Pack it in.
Make sure you don’t push the dowel all the way to the bottom. Leave about 2 inches of snow between the dowel and the bowl.
Step 3: Grab More Snow and Build It to Your Desired Height.
This is also your chance to show of your sculpting skills. I obviously have none.
Step 4: Remove the dowel.
Step 5: Use a Skewer to Poke a Thin ‘Downstem’ into the Chamber.
Step 6: Then, Use the Skewer to Carve a Small Bowl.
Step 7: Pack it Up and Enjoy!
Does it actually work? Hell yeah it works! Well, kinda. I was able to get about 5 good puffs off of it before it melted beyond use. It’s quite a bit of effort for just 5 hits, but it sure was fun. You could certainly add a glass bowl and get a good bit more time out of it, but I wanted to see if you could smoke out of just snow – and yes, you can. Awesome.