Have u ever done a chillum? here’s a guide how to do it. do say what u think
- Dec 5, 2010
. here are the things u gonna need
A small ball of foil paper(cigarette foil paper is what is more common here)
A piece of wet cloth . (i use crepe bandage. but u can use any thin cloth but it should be wet as the chillum get hot when u are smoking it)
and of course weed or hash
Now prepare ur smoking mixture as u do before rolling the shit, but dont roll it up
Now the chillum is like a hollow clay tube which is open at both sides. so to prevent Ur smokable from falling out insert a little alu foil ball in the tube as shown below
then fill ur hash mixture into the pipe as shown
now wrap the wet piece of cloth around the pipe. it prevents u from getting burn while smoking and also prevent the tobacco from getting in ur mouth.
now starts the tricky part. how to hold this ‘thing’? well do ur hand as shown in the pic below stretching ur thumb and index finger. the cillum will be on the length of ur index finger and close to ur middle finger
after placing the chillum in ur hand, grab the the excess cloth with the rest of ur fingers as shown below.
Then place ur other hand on the ‘apparatus’ and make a little hole between ur thumb and index of the right hand. this is the place where u toke Now that u are done u can light it up using a match stick and preferably with the help of a friend as its quite hard to do it by urself (make sure ur hands are tight around the chillum or u will lose some and cough like a dog
thank ya for ur time and do coment
hello guys…today am gonna show you how to prepare and how to hold a chillum (Pakistani hash pipe)…:yahoo: …here are the things u gonna need :P…
As we put material from our back issues online, we’re replacing some black-and-white photos with pix in living color. This one of Drew Foster smoking a joint “chillum style” reminds us of the powerful woodcut by Frank Ciecorka, the raised fist of protest that became a movement logo in the 1960s. Drew, who had recently arrived in the East Bay from Arizona, explained the technique and why he used it:
This is the way I always hold a joint, because I’m fearful of diseases that can be transmitted by saliva, and very social as a smoker. I lost my best friend to hepatitis C last year. It really took me by surprise when he came down with it. He wasn’t a needle user and he wasn’t an alcoholic and he wasn’t sexually promiscuous… A lot of cannabis users are suffering from hepatitis C —it’s epidemic in the Bay Area— so I’m not taking any chances.
I take my left palm and leave it open. I make a loose fist with the right hand and slide a joint between the index finger and middle finger. You cover the bottom of your palm and wrap your fingers to form a cup with your two thumbs touching. Your other hand should be solid and you’ve got this hollow spot which causes a vacuum when you suck. The smoke will go through the only open spot, around your thumb and index finger.
A chillum is a simple pipe —a small clay funnel that Hindu priests used for smoking. If you look at the East Indian population, and Jamaicans, they smoke chillum-style, usually putting the pipe between their fingers. They didn’t have papers. They’d often use damp herb and put a coal on top so it vaporizes and they’re not sucking butane. It’s very reverent, too (putting the joint up to his forehead). Offering a hit to the deity.
My friend —White Dog— stopped smoking to qualify for a liver transplant program. He was someone whose life centered around the herb and he gave it up to get on this program because he wanted to live. Liver disease is terrible and if cannabis is helping people, they should not be pressured to get off it. My friend gave it up and his quality of life started to dip immediately, which affected his other organs. He died one week after his gall bladder shut down. I had to be the one to send him off. He was so tied to this and so devout as a vegan, even, he really walked a straight line. He died on 4/20. White Dog —he gave the most to our movement and took the least. That’s how he lived. The man never had a house or a car but it never stopped him from getting around the world. He got to pray in places where religious leaders aren’t allowed. —Drew Foster
Reassurance Regarding Saliva
The clinicians we asked about hepatitis C transmission gave reassuring responses, along the lines of Andrew Weil’s: “Hep C is not transmissible by saliva. It may be healthy not to share joints to avoid colds and flu, but I don’t think it’s a hepatitis risk.”
One doctor forwarded the conclusions of a recent Spanish study: “HVC-RNA is detectable in the saliva of over 50% of patients with chronic hepatitis C. The infectivity of the HVC particles detected in the saliva has not been determined, though it may be deduced from epidemiological studies that their potential for transmission, if it exists, is extremely limited. There has been no documented case of HVC transmission in a dental clinic.” Castro Ferreiro M, Hermida Prieto M, Diz Dios P. [Sporadic transmission of hepatitis C in dental practice] Med Clin (Barc). 2004 Sep 4;123(7):271-5.
Patients being turned down for liver transplants after testing positive for cannabis is pure punishment —there is no medical basis for it. Cannabis does not damage the liver. For many people it is an alternative to the drug that does —alcohol. The hospitals and insurance companies practice a moralism that’s punitive unto death.
Chillum Style As we put material from our back issues online, we’re replacing some black-and-white photos with pix in living color. This one of Drew Foster smoking a joint “chillum style”