One of the greatest complaints former smokers turned vapers have about vaping is that, in some ways, vaping is just too damn inconvenient. On the one hand, this complaint makes some sense. There are a lot more elements to a vaping setup than there are in smoking, and the probability that one of these elements will break down in some way is far greater than the probability that you will run out of cigarettes in a place where you can’t find a convenience store to sell you a pack.
On the other hand, all one has to do to avoid the inconvenience of vaping is stock up on a bunch of replacement materials, which should be relatively economically efficient, given that vaping overall is so much cheaper than smoking. So what are some vaping must-haves that can significantly increase the convenience of vaping? This is the stuff I’ve assembled in order to make sure I never find any reason to relapse back into smoking.
- Good E-liquid
In reality, stocking up on good e-liquid is not a real necessity. You can always head over to your convenience store and buy some crappy cotton candy flavored e-liquid when you find yourself in a bind. However, you likely vape at least in part because you care about your health (I know I do) and you really don’t know what kind of stuff goes into most e-liquids sold in gas stations or convenience stores. I always like to have a big batch of e-liquid I trust on hand.
- Replacement Coils
Unlike hoarding a bunch of e-liquid, hoarding replacement coils is an actual necessity (well, depending on your vaping setup, of course). Without replacement coils for my Kangertech Aerotank my entire vaping setup would become totally useless once the coil in use burns out, and there are few things that are more likely to make me consider smoking again than the prospect of dealing with nicotine cravings by using a Blu e-cig or whatever e-cig is available at gas stations, convenience stores, and other places other than smoke/vape shops. So trust me and hoard up on replacement coils. A pack of five will often cost about as much as a pack of cigarettes in New York City, so you have no excuse not to.
- Battery Charger
This, of course, is more of a short term issue than running out of replacement coils, but running out of battery life for your vape is pretty annoying and, depending on how bad your nicotine cravings get, might result in you reaching for a cigarette. I usually like to use batteries that can be charged via micro USB, but of course this depends on your setup. If you use a mech mod, you might consider getting a second set of batteries for your convenience.
- Backup Tank
Sometimes, shit happens. Your trusty tank that you have been using for months might suddenly find itself smashed on the concrete pavement, or it might start gargling out of nowhere while you’re on your way out of your house and in a hurry. It’s always a good idea to have one extra tank that you know is working and ready to go for those unexpected (and rare) instances. Who knows how long it will take you to find a replacement?
So there you have it. I may be a vaping hoarder, but I’ll never have to resort to Blu e-cigs.