Originally Published June 2, 2016.
How to Roll a Backwoods Blunt: Backwoods are an all natural tobacco leaf. Natural tobacco leaves contain veins, which can make them slightly more fragile and more difficult to roll. Although more popular on the east coast, backwoods can be found all over the country. Though, you may have to seek them out in some areas of the west coast.
Step 1: Preparation
You will need weed, a way to break down your weed and a backwood,
Step 2: Lick it, a lot!
You need to moisten the backwood to encourage the natural tobacco leaf to peal apart from itself.
Step 3: Gently! Unroll
Once you feel the tobacco leaf begin to unseal from itself, you can start to very, VERY gently unroll the leaf from the tobacco inside. If you rip the backwood while unraveling it, it could rip later on you while rolling.
Empty out the shredded tobacco from the inside.
Step 4: Lick the inside
Now that the backwood has been opened up, we need to moisten the inside as well. Lick the inside of the wrap, and if you’d like, you can lick the outside as well, to ensure the backwood is an even moisture level throughout.
Step 5: Roll it
With your fingers, guide the weed into the shape you wish your blunt to be, carefully pressing them down, making sure to not rip the backwood. Gently work your thumbs and forefingers up and down to pack the weed inside into the shape you want.
Step 6: Lick it again!
Last time! Gently lick and seal the backwoods onto itself. You can lick your fingers and rub them on your blunt to help ensure your blunt is completely sealed. Let it dry a moment and you’re good to go!
Step 7: Smoke it!
Once dried, your backwoods is ready to burn! Simply spark it up and enjoy!
The natural leaf has its own unique look that definitely sets it apart from other blunts. Although, backwoods can be a little more difficult to roll than some blunt wraps or even Swishers, due to their veins and fragility, they make up for it with robust flavor and a truly enjoyable smoke.