Ah, the kit.
It’s a different variation for every smoker — some are simply just a joint and a lighter, others are overflowing with accessories. However dialed-in you keep your supplies, it’s always a buzz kill when you’re scrambling for something. So here at The Cannabist, we’re launching a new series to prepare you for any occasion.
Summer and fall are prime times to be outdoors, which means hitting the trails hard with a “Smoker Supply Kit” for the highest of hikes. (Editor’s note: Be mindful of local laws and the environment when you’re out and about.)
The hiking Smoker Supply Kit:
1. Topo Designs Accessory Bag, $35
This pouch is the perfect size (9.5” x 7.5”) to throw in your backpack, which we also highly suggest you snag from the Denver-based outdoor company. Topo’s entire line of quality gear is American made with throwback styles delivering smart and simple design.
2. Mini J’s, $33
When you’re on the trail, you’re on the go, so save time with mini joints — packaged neatly in an Altoids-like tin. Created exclusively by High Country Healing for sale in their five dispensary locations throughout Colorado, a full pack includes six Mini J’s ($33). Also available individually ($6 per mini, tin is $3).
3. Sour Pink Grapefruit, $15/gram
A happy and energetic, stress-reliever sativa, the fruity flower has a hint of Cinderella 99 and tastes great with fresh mountain air. Disclaimer: This strain does have a tendency to cause a bit of dry mouth.
Shop: Good Chemistry Aurora (in-store at Aurora location only)
4. Magic Flight Launch Box, $119 & Finishing Grinder, $39
Handmade in San Diego, this portable vaporizer and grinder in maple wood are inspired pieces that are also effective. The carved inscription on the back, “Love is that which enables choice. Love is always stronger than fear. Always choose on the basis of love,” holds an even deeper meaning when read in the great outdoors.
5. Apothecanna Lip Buzz, $10
Give your lips a lift with Apothecanna’s infused lip balm. Cannabis brings antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits while mango and shea butters hydrate and nourish distressed and delicate skin. It’s also ideal for the cool, dry climates you’ll encounter hiking in the high country.
Shop: apothecanna.com (available through dispensaries in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington)
6. Toker Poker, $7.95
This lighter holder does it all and keeps it in one easy-to-access place for smoking on any adventure. The pop-out poker and tamper are attached to a durable plastic shell, designed to wrap HempWick around. It holds a standard size lighter (wick and lighter not included).
7. Zeal Optics Fairmont, $249
We love Boulder-based Zeal Optics for using plant-based materials in 100% of its active sunglass frames — the only company in the world to do so. Hand built in Japan, the Fairmont aviator style fuses nature with industry and is constructed with stainless steel and Japanese wood accents. Lenses are polarized — the only way to go — with anti-reflective coating.
8. Honey Stinger Energy Chews, $2.29
Certified organic and gluten free, and fortified with a day’s worth of vitamin C, Honey Stinger is every outdoor athlete’s staple snack for fuel. The addictive, honey-based gummies are also great to get the juices flowing for a case of cotton mouth. Go for the grapefruit — the newest flavor on shelves.