All you want is to do is get high. It’s 420 time. You’ve earned it after a day of stress, hassles, and tedium. You’ve dealt with some gnarly responsibilities, and you finally, finally found some weed and a cozy spot. Now it’s time to sesh. But wait, it can’t be, but it is – you’ve forgotten your smoking device. You don’t have any papers. What are you going to do?? Maybe you’re traveling, or you’re just not at your usual abode with your usual tools. Maybe you’re about to visit a theme park in Orange County and just realized you forgot your fun bag. No matter the scenario – and most of us have been there – not having a smoking utensil is a problem, and it needs to be solved with haste and ease.

A person who needs to get high can be very creative. Doesn’t matter if you’re not usually creative in any other part of your life, you will be now. You look around at what you’ve got. This will take some work, but you’re up for the task. Just in case you have a mental roadblock, read up on these three classic, ad hoc weed pipes.

  1. The Tampon. Have one? An applicator made of cardboard works best. Plastic is a bad idea for anything near a flame.
  • Grab the longer piece of the applicator. It looks like a cardboard tube. Cut a small hole in one end like you’d find on a pipe.
  • Next, delicately build a little bowl from tin foil. Foil should be easy to find. It may have even come with your dinner.
  • After you’ve built the bowl, find an earring, or something with a tiny poker, like a safety pin or a staple and gently poke little holes in the little tin foil bowl and place it in the tampon applicator.
  • Fill ‘er up and smoke away.
  1. Ye Olde Apple. Everyone knows the tale of the stoner who used an apple to smoke his weed with. Sounds like an urban legend, but it works!
  • First, you’re going to bore a hole through the apple where the stem used to be using a pen, pencil, or knife. Push the tool straight down into the apple almost to the base.
  • Next, make an additional lateral hole that meets the first hole in the center. The location will be close to the base of the apple. This is what you’ll inhale from.
  • The third and final hole is on the opposite side of the apple. Push your tool, creating a hole that meets the hole in the middle. This is your carb.
  • Finally, load that weed on top of the apple where the stem was and light ‘er up! Now you can get high the vegetarian way!
  1. The Aluminum Coke Can. It’s so commonplace and makes a great impromptu pipe. The pop can pipe has been a trusty head saver for generations of stoners, because you can find a can anywhere and it’s easy to make. All you need is an empty soda can and a sharp point to poke it with.
  • First, you’re going to make a little indentation in the can. Crunch it like you would before throwing it out, but a little softer, you don’t want it bent in half.
  • In the center of the indentation, you’re going to punch a few small holes about a half centimeter or so. Lots of different objects can puncture the can, but a thumbtack gives you good precision and uniformity. You can even use a paperclip.
  • Punch five or six holes in the indented area of the can and place a small amount of crumbled weed. Fire up, inhale through the opening of the can, and you’re on your way somewhere! You did it!

There is always a way to get high in Orange County, CA with enough ingenuity. Successfully creating your own smoking tool is a high all its own. When you have solved a fundamental 420 engineering problem, you feel like you’ve beat the system. Win!