Tips to Vape When Hiking or Trekking
There is nothing quite like a good hike. You get exercise while at the same time enjoying beautiful views that beat anything the television can throw at you. And for vapers it’s only natural to pair one of their most rewarding activities with their favorite hobby, vaping. But vaping and hiking, as one activity, has a different set of rules and you need to know what you’re facing before attempting to hike while vaping. But fear not; in today’s blog we go over some of the best tips you need for vaping and trekking. So if you’re ready, let’s get started.
Table of Contents:
- Above All, Vape With Discretion
- Absolutely No RDAs
- Always Use A Lanyard
- Everything Proof
- Devices eJuiceDB sells for Vaping
Above All, Vape With Discretion
Perhaps the most important tip or rule that we can give you to follow if you are planning to go hiking and want to bring your vape along, is to vape with discretion. We say this is the most important because when vaping while hiking you have to be respectful to others on the trail. While that vanilla custard flavor might be incredibly delicious to you, others might be put off by the smell or worse, equate the clouds of vapor you are creating to cigarette smoke, which many people outright hate. So in order to be respectful and to avoid giving vapers a bad name, we suggest you only vape when there are no persons in your vicinity. And also, while you might enjoy creating huge plumes of vapor in your home, out in the trail it’s best to create discreet clouds of vapor that will quickly dissipate.
Absolutely no RDAs
This is one rule you have to follow if you want to have a nice time vaping on the trail. You absolutely must not bring any RDAs or Drippers. An RDA stands for rebuildable dripping atomizer, and if you are an experienced vaper chances are that you’ve definitely heard of this type of device and you might even own one. While they do create massive amounts of clouds and generally tend to create the best flavor possible out of all the devices, they are quite possibly the worst device to take when hiking. This is because of how they work. RDAs work by having an open and wide drip tip where you directly pour vape juice into the atomizer. While this is great to create the freshest hits possible, when hiking it will no doubt invite debris to enter into your atomizer and ruin both the experience of vaping and hiking. Dirt that is carried by the wind, falling rain, or even snow and sand can all land into this opening and ruin your atomizer as well as the juice. It’s also not ideal to walk and use both your hands to drip and accurately hold your device y while moving or even climbing steep parts of the trail. This is why you absolutely must not use any RDAs when hiking while vaping.
Always Use A Lanyard
Keeping your vaping device safe from dropping is extremely important. That’s why, if you plan on vaping while hiking, you’ll need a lanyard that will give you mobility while maintaining your device secure. Not all vapes come with lanyards but if you happen to find one with a lanyard, you’re in luck. Lanyards help make vaping and hiking a breeze; they allow you to wear your vape device on your chest and keep your hands free so you can use them to prevent yourself from falling, for climbing, or to possibly hold a walking stick. You can even wear your device under your shirt or sweater if it starts raining or snowing, and it also frees up your pockets for other more essential hiking gear. By increasing your mobility with a lanyard, you’ll make your vaping experience hassle-free for you to better enjoy the views and the trail.
Nowadays you can get vaping devices that are everything proof: waterproof, shockproof (resists fall damage), and dustproof. And this isn’t just a gimmicky marketing ploy to sell you vape devices. These devices actually have ratings called Ingress Protection ratings that are defined by an international standard published by the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). These ratings measure exactly how waterproof and dustproof particular devices are. Depending on the type of rating your vape device has, it will tell you exactly what kind of protection it offers.
Generally, most vape devices have the following ratings:
- IP66: the device is completely dustproof and can protect against powerful jets of water.
- IP67: the device is completely dustproof and can protect against the effects of temporary immersion of water
- IP68: the device is completely dustproof and can protect against the effects of complete, continuous immersion of water.
Devices eJuiceDB sells for Vaping
We here at eJuiceDB sell great devices for vaping while hiking. Below we recommend two devices that are perfect for all your hiking/camping/trekking/backpacking needs. Check them out below.
Mi-Pod Pro Vape Kit
This pod system is perfect to take hiking, not only because of its size, which is extremely compact measuring about 51mm x 13.5mm x 60mm and easily fits in the palm of your hand, but it also happens to have something we think is essential for any hiking vape device: a lanyard. Not only does it come with a lanyard, this device also happens to be available in 18 colors and can be used with nicotine salts. All in all, if you are looking to vape discreetly and keep your device a secret while on the trail, this device is ideal for your goals.
GeekVape Aegis Solo 100W Full Compact Mod Kit
Created by one of the best brands in vaping, GeekVape, the GeekVape Aegis Solo 100W Full Compact mod Kit is precisely what you are looking for if you are thinking of hitting up difficult to tread trails. While it does not come with a lanyard, it does come with an IP67 rating making it completely dustproof (perfect for sandy environments) and waterproof. This means that you might be able to quickly cross rivers with this device or rescue it if it falls in the water. It also happens to vape at 100W, which means you’ll probably make large plumes of vapor; just remember to vape when no one is around.
If you love hiking and vaping, now with these tips you can do both at the same time. Remember to always be aware of your surroundings and to abstain from vaping in the vicinity of other hikers. Also, remember to check out our store for other pod systems and box mods that might be great for hiking by clicking here.