The inception of this article came about when I realized one day that I always seem to have my grinder on my person no matter where I go. And more specifically, there are some really great places it can come in especially handy.
At A Hotel
Now the first one I’m going to mention is a hotel room. Going to a lot of conventions for my job lands me in a lot of overnight rooms, and boy does a grinder fit the bill when traveling! I mean, you know as well as I do that you always end up unwittingly leaving something or other in a hotel room on accident. The last thing you want that to be is your herbs! That’s one of the great uses of a grinder that a lot of people don’t mention. It’s also a storage compartment should the need arise. A grinder stands out to the naked eye about ten times as much as a little folded piece of paper next to the bed. It’s for this reason having it with you in a hotel helps you keep track of your goods.
Next up is the beach. Need I say more? I mean, you ever try breaking up some material by hand at the beach? One little slip and it’s bye bye budinski. You’re not seeing that again. Houdini, ghost, the gone, whatever you want to call it. And who the heck has a surface to break up herb on at the beach anyway? Not to mention breezes and wind. A grinder keeps it all contained in a sealed apparatus and allows you to tightly keep track of what you’ve got. It also keeps granules of sand from ending up in your mix. A very important side note.
Ah, the great outdoors, nothing like it. The fresh air, the many flora and fauna to appreciate…wait, where did I put my herbs? The answer is, you didn’t “put” them anywhere. They fell out of your back pocket while you were scaling that mossy rock face about 200 yards back. Want to go get ’em? Sure, just go jump in that ravine and kindly asks the snakes and horseflies to move out of your way so you can dig through the mud with your hand in vain to locate your lost stash. A grinder on the other hand is not going to be in your pocket. It’s going to be in your backpack, along with your other items of value, and inside that grinder is going to be that same material you would have otherwise lost to the wilderness about a mile back up the trail. And if inclement weather happens upon you out there, are you really going to break your material up in a downpour? Keep it covered with a grinder, and get a superfine grind in a place you could never otherwise.
On The Go
Sitting on a park bench or at the bus station is always a favorite moment to quick get in a few moments of vape time between errands. Problem is, you have everyone in their mother watching you and poring over your every move. And yea, they’re going to take notice of that little piece of paper in your lap and you fiddling about with something in it as you focus your eyes downward and take great care in your little chore. Not good. Enter a grinder now in the same situation. You don’t have to look anywhere. You don’t have to balance anything on your lap. You don’t even have to be paranoid. You simply pop some in there and start workin’ that old pepper mill. The same people are not even going to have a clue what it is that you’re doing in your hands. And that’s just the way we want it.
The last one I want to touch on is the one most near and dear to my heart. It happens to be the couch in my living room. Okay, so here’s the picture: It’s late, I’m beat, I’m vegging out in la-la land in the living room, and I need to break some herb up. What to do? Do I sit up, lean forward to the coffee table only to realize my little scissors are in the kitchen which means I now have to actually stand up and walk? Not acceptable. Let alone the effort I’m going to have to expend if my stuff is sticky and icky. Nah, as for me, I’ll just slowly lean over, grab up my grinder sitting there, load her up, lay back down, and do like Chubby Checker and twist. Real simple like. Then I dump it out, bask in the amazing results I never could have gotten with my half-hearted attempt with my hands, and now proceed with the rest. Out of all the places I’ve mentioned today, surprisingly, a grinder works best when you are planted securely into your couch, and don’t want to move for anything. Trust me on that one.