Dugouts, also known as taster boxes, are a type of box that holds both your dry herb and a one-hitter pipe for smoking it. They are the perfect device for beginners and veterans alike. They offer on-the-go convenience as they contain everything you need for a quick hit while keeping it all compact enough to fit in your pocket. Dugouts are much easier to use than messing with rolling papers, especially if you’re in a hurry, and far less conspicuous than a full-on bong or water pipe.
After your herb is ready, place it onto a folded piece of paper and funnel it into the storage part of the dugout. When you’re ready to smoke it, just take the pipe (also known as a “one-hitter” or “bat”) and slide it into the storage area with your herbs. The dry herb will automatically fill the void of the pipe without the need for touching the herb at all. A trick to filling your pipe quickly and efficiently is to hold your dugout at an angle so the herb falls to one side and creates a tall pile for the pipe to easily grab from. After the pipe is loaded, light the herb and inhale. A benefit to the dugout pipe is that it usually only takes a few seconds of inhalation to achieve the desired effects, so your sessions are quick and stealthy.
Most dugouts are constructed of either wood or a type of plastic. The lid usually swivels or is magnetic and the pipe, or bat, is spring loaded for easy access during opening. Some dugouts also include a cleaning tool that is especially handy for cleaning those hard to reach places of the dugout and bat. We highly recommend purchasing a dugout that comes with cleaning tools.