How To Season Your Titanium Nail

WHY SEASON YOUR NAIL:

Without properly seasoning your new titanium nail, your essential oil might have a slightly metallic taste.  It’s the same principle as cast iron pans… if you cook on an unseasoned cast iron pan, your food is going to taste funky. Seasoning your nail will also remove polishes from the manufacturing process off of the nail’s surface.

HOW TO SEASON YOUR NAIL:

Place your nail on the joint of your rig. (At this point, you’ll know for sure if you bought the correct size nail).

Take your torch (preferably butane) and evenly heat up the titanium until it begins to turn red hot. (No need to overheat the nail at this stage).

Using a titanium dabber, put on your essential oil concentrate to the cup of your hot nail and “coat” the areas you want to be seasoned.

Allow nail to cool down a little bit and repeat Step 3, three to five times.

Congratulations, your nail is ready to use.

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR NAIL:

Place your titanium nail in a bowl or container.

Pour 91% isopropyl into the bowl until your nail is fully submerged in alcohol.

Remove nail from solution and allow it to air dry.

Flight AMS: Europe, Spice, and Everything Nice

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Europe, Spice, and Everything Nice

Parts of America have become very fortunate in that they can now smoke weed recreationally. Let me tell you, you’re some lucky motherfuckers. While we Europeans like to think we’re more advanced than America, I mean, at least we get free healthcare, weed legalization still seems a long way off for most of us.

There is hope of course. Amsterdam has always been a great spot to vacation and Germany is actually considering legalization. But, most of us still have to do without.

Legal Alternatives to Weed

That’s where we come in. I am the co-founder of Flight AMS. We provide quality synthetics and other legal products and have been for over 7 years. We started off running head shops and then decided to move the business online. Customers seem to prefer the delivery to their door anyway.

If any of you are involved in the head shop business, you know how hard it is to stay within the constantly changing laws. Try doing it for 44 different countries with 44 different languages. While we certainly enjoy, I mean really enjoy, what we do, it’s a lot of work.

While we sell synthetics, the honest to god fact is that most of us would prefer some weed. However, many of our customers have families and jobs that make crossing the law a really bad idea. Plus, synthetics have some different effects, which are enjoyable in their own right.

Exact Opposites

The funny thing about the whole situation is that, while weed is illegal and synthetics aren’t in Europe, it’s the exact opposite in America. Many states are starting to legalize weed, but synthetics have become illegal.

Cowboys & Safety

Now, there’s a good reason for that. Apart from the usual scare stories the media pushes out there, there were also a lot of cowboys in the industry who put god knows what in their products. Some people got sick, some people had bad reactions. And, of course, there’s always a small percentage that will have a bad reaction to a particular product no matter what, be it aspirin or marijuana.

Since you couldn’t always be sure what you’re getting and, because the products weren’t regulated for human consumption, you might have a vendor create two different batches using two completely different blends. So you gotta be careful and only shop from trusted vendors.

Once you find a good vendor you can trust, you’re good to go. And it’s a fun business to be in. Obviously, we get to sample our own stuff basically for free and we get to talk with a lot of cool people that love our product.

Surfing and Running a Business

Moving the business online has been awesome. I can now travel all over Europe to connect with customers. And running everything online means I can even go surfing in the Philippines for a week and still run my business. Not a bad life, if you ask me.

If the more adventurous among you ever decide to come on over, we’ll be happy to hear from you.

 

Peter from FlightAMS.com

flightams@gmail.com

4 Ways To Control Coughing While Dabbing/Smoking

If you’ve done a dab, you’ve been there. You hit the concentrate and inhale that sweet, potent, goodness and your lungs decide it’s a great time to try and jump out of your throat. So you’re sitting there, hacking up a lung with your eyes watering, wondering how you can prevent this in the future. There are actually ways to control coughing after you dab. In theory, this could also apply to smoking as well, but here are 5 things I’ve found helpful to control coughing.

1. Always have something to drink handy

Cannabis is a throat irritant when inhaled and an irritated throat is one of the main reasons people cough. Your body is trying to expel whatever it thinks is making your throat feel weird. So, to solve this, have a drink handy. Water and tea are especially helpful for calming down a coughing fit. Just take a sip right after you exhale. Some people even suggest taking a sip while you hold the vapor. It sounds messy, but I bet if you could master it it’d be helpful.

2. Deep Breaths

If I know I’m about to take a giant glob, I take a couple of deep breaths before I do it. I release all the air from my lungs and then refill them, repeating the process until I inhale my hit. Taking those deep breaths allowed my lungs to expand some to prepare for the deep breath I was about to take. Since my lungs could then accommodate it, I find myself exhaling normally more than actually coughing.

3. Dab more, but in smaller amounts

This one is two fold. If you want to avoid coughing, dab more. I know that seems counterintuitive, but since concentrated cannabis is a throat irritant, smoking more of it would help your body group a resistance to the irritating effects. The second part, dabbing smaller amounts, is equally as important. Dabbing is not a contest about who could take more. You end up wasting concentrate like that. Dabbing a smaller amount means there’s less vapor to make you cough. You may even get more high because you’re able to properly take the hit with smaller amounts.

4. Cool down your dabs

In order for you to take dabs with a rig, the heating of the nail is crucial. The downside to this, however, is the heat is also a throat irritant. If the dabs come off of the nail a little cooler, they may not irritate your throat as much. You could possibly even consider moving from a titanium nail to a lower heat nail like quartz or ceramic.

Dab on!

Happy New Year from chroniclady.com

Happy New Year guys! 2016 was an interesting year, but we can all agree that it was a great year for marijuana legalization! We added a few more recreational and medical states into the fold and so far, it’s been awesome. We’ve come so far, yet we still have such a long way to go.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you guys for stopping by and reading my content. Your support is more appreciated than you could ever imagine. Thanks for going on this ride with me!

Here’s to 2017!

xo chronic lady

How To Smoke Dabs With No Rig

After moving recently, I found myself in a predicament: I had a few grams of high quality Blue Dream shatter, no bud, and no rig. I had to get a little creative. These are a few of the ways that I was able to smoke that bomb ass shatter without a dab rig.

 

Lighting a glass one hitter

I have to admit, this one made me feel like I was smoking crack or meth or something, but it was  the hands down most efficient way to dab my shatter. I heated the end of my glass one hitter with my butane torch, scooped a little shatter on my dab tool, and put the oil in the tip. Simple as that. It wasn’t as strong as a dab in a rig, but I definitely felt something. It was better than nothing. I will say that if you’re going to go this route, make sure that the glass one hitter you’re using is of a high quality. You don’t want to shatter your glass under the heat of the torch. In my opinion, it’s about as good of a dab as you can get with no rig.

 

Vaping oil with Arizer Solo

My flower vape of choice is the Arizer Solo. I got it for a deal and I’ve been in love with it since I got it. After a little research, I determined that I could put some oil in a rolling paper, heat up my vape, and vape the oil. In case you were wondering, there’s absolutely no mess. The oil is absorbed by the paper and burns off of it until the rolling paper is crispy. It wasn’t nearly as effective as the first method, but I did feel something and it was alright. Nothing to call home about. I assume this can be done in most flower vapes if you’re really in a bind.

 

Moral of the story is that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I ended up just buying a new tiny rig, and a wax vape pen. Neither have arrived and I’m excited for both. I’ll definitely let you guys know how it goes. Have you come up with any other ways to dab with no rig? Let me know!

It’s been a long time…

It’s been a long time since I posted something up on here! My bad man. I’m gonna get back into this and do better with my post schedule. Don’t worry. I didn’t go anywhere! i won’t wait such a long time ever again.

 

xoxo chronic lady