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.
That is a pretty good idea lol. I would put a few raw cones with some Phunky Feel Tips just in the snow, maybe the glass tips would hold up against the cold when the heat comes. Good Post though.
Awesome you did awesome. Great snow idea!