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How to pack a one hitter

How to Pack a One Hitter for a Perfect Smoke Every Time

how to pack a one hitter

Understanding how to pack a one hitter properly is of paramount importance when using this amazing smoking device.

If you don't pack your one hitter correctly you are going to deal with all types of issues such as a mouth full of ash or blocked air flow resulting in no inhalation at all! We are better than this guys.

In this article we are going to break down just how you pack a one hitter and pro tips on how to use and smoke your one hitter for the best experience possible!

As of 2021 and through 2022 it's important to learn how to budget while smoking and also to be as sanitary as possible when smoking. Using a Dart One Hitter is the perfect way to become the most efficient smoker possible.

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So let's learn how to pack the perfect bowl for your one hitter whether you are on the go or not, and how to save money and keep your health in mind as well. Keep reading below to become an expert on how to pack a one hitter.

3 Rules to Pack a One Hitter Perfect Every Time

The importance of packing a one hitter the right way is that it is going to make all the difference in your smoking experience. Not only that, if you pack it right each time you will never waste any marijuana and ultimately save money!


how to pack a one hitter

Let's go over the steps on how to pack a one hitter:

1. Grind Your Weed Right

Learning how to load a one hitter isn't that hard if you master this key ingredient: perfect ground cannabis. As all grinders are made differently we can't tell you exactly how to grind your weed, but I will give you this rule of thumb to work with.

Grinded Weed

If your weed is ground too fine then this will result in you pulling a mouth full of ash into your one hitter pipe. If you do not ground your weed enough and the pieces are too big then it will block the airflow and you will not be able to inhale any weed at all.

We suggest you try to grind up three different consistencies of cannabis and then pack each into your one hitter and test which is the perfect consistency. Then grind your weed that way each time so you can load your one hitter in the future with no issue.

For a four tier cannabis grinder, perfect for a one hitter, try our Dart herb grinder.

Pro-tip: If your bud is very dry you may want to not grind it up too much because it will turn to ash too fast and if your bud is large and moist you may not want to grind too big because it will block the airflow.

2. Pack One Hitter with a Beveled Edge 

how to load a one hitter

The next step is the packing of the one hitter. Check out the image above in the center as you can see the weed is packed nice and tight inside of the one hitter bowl chamber. Now to achieve this perfect pack you are going to want to use the right tools in the first place.

The Dart has a beveled edge in the chamber so all you have to do is take your canister of weed and point the bowl end of the chillum down into the marijuana. Push and twist at the same time. This effectively packs your marijuana perfect every time because as you press you are packing and as you twist you are using the beveled edges to break apart the weed.

3. Use a Canister to Store Weed

marijuana canister

Using a one hitter is all about being on the go, convenience, and of course stealth. You don't have time to break up weed and grind it every time you want to smoke pot, this defeats the purpose of using a one hitter.

Make sure you use a premium smell-proof marijuana canister like the Dart's canister. Grind your weed to it's perfect consistency and store all your weed into this smell proof cannabis canister so you are good to smoke for the entire week!

Even though you know how to pack a one hitter perfectly keep reading as we break down exactly how to use a one hitter step by step so you get the best bang for your buck.

How to Use a One Hitter Step by Step Like a Pro

Now that you have the fundamentals down with the perfect packed one hitter, it's time you understand how to use a one hitter as a whole and get the best smoke possible. For everything you need to know about check out our one hitter ultimate guide.

Now you know you should have a canister for your cannabis full of perfectly grounded marijuana. With that down, all the next steps are super easy, especially with The Dart.

how to use a one hitter

Follow these three simple steps on how to use a one hitter:

Step 1. Twist to Load your One Hitter

Take your marijuana canister with the perfectly ground weed and face your one hitter bowl chamber down into the marijuana. If you have a Dart you can easily load your one hitter by pressing down and twisting.

The beveled edges in the Dart one hitter pipe chamber and pressure will help you to pack your one hitter perfectly. If you do not have a Dart and are using an older one hitter pipe then just make sure to angle your dugout so gravity can help a bit and double check the weed packed in the one-hitter to make sure it's packed perfectly. You are looking for a nice and tightly packed bowl with no loose pieces. Like the image below:

packed one hitter

Packing a one hitter has never been easier.

Step 2. Smoke Your One Hitter

Learning how to smoke a one hitter is very important. Don't just press the flame into your one hitter and inhale it like a bong. It depends on whether your cannabis dry or moist? We recommend you lighting the flame and then tapping the bowl of marijuana in your one hitter in and out of the flame.

how to smoke a one hitter

This isn't what you have to do every time but as a beginner just test what different burns will do to your loaded one hitter chamber.

Pro-Tip: If your weed is dry don't give it too much flame but if your weed is moist go ahead and light her up!

Inhale while doing this to make sure you find that sweet spot. Keep lighting and inhaling until all the marijuana in the end of the pipe is finished.

Step 3. Ash your One Hitter

If you are not using a Dart then you will not have this function. If you are using a Dart after you are done just simply press the button down on the inhalation end of your one hitter and you will feel it push down like a button. This is ejecting any ash in the bowl chamber so you don't have to bang or shake your one hitters anymore!

Pro-tip: If you are constantly using the self-ashing system you don't have to clean your one hitter as often and you reduce the risk of inhaling build up of resin and tar into your lungs.


How to Pack a One Hitter without a Dugout

Since the DART is not your average one hitter, it only makes sense that it doesn’t load like the typical cigarette one hitter dugout you commonly see. The traditional one hitter is generally stored with a dugout all in one, but can be a bit bulky and cumbersome.

The DART is more efficient and discreet. Using a canister to hold your ground up weed is perfect because it fits on your key chain and is smell proof.

If you don't have a canister or a dugout for your one hitter, maybe you just ran out of weed or forgot then what you will want to do is the old fashion way. Use scissors to trip off small pieces of bud into the consistency that you know will burn smoothly in your one-hitter pipe.

If you are really on the go and just have to get your smoke in then last resort is to use your fingers and try to pinch out that perfect consistency as mentioned above. No matter if you choose to use scissors or fingers to grind your weed make sure that you are packing the one-hitter pipe at the end. You can do this with a gentle push of your fingers into the bowl chamber.

The last thing you want is a bunch of loosely plucked cannabis with your fingers that isn't packed into the chamber.

Remember, when lighting a bowl, just a tap of the fire to the weed is enough to get it burning. Once, it’s burning, pull slow and smooth. A one hitter was meant for microdosing cannabis, you’re not hitting a bong so no need for a big inhale.


When you’re using a one hitter the most important step is loading the bowl. You will be glad to notice you’re just the right amount of high and your stash is stretched out over a longer period of time compared to using other methods of smoking weed.

The DART is the best device for conserving flower and now that you know how to load a bowl properly, you’ll be pleased with your overall results.

Enhance your smoking experience with the #1 Pipe with Built-in Weed Filter. Discover the perfect balance of convenience and purity in every hit.

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