This time I blog about an extremely handy feature of some smoking paper brands. It’s extremely difficult to estimate how many papers there are left in a pack of rolling papers and when it is the time to buy a new pack. Some brands have found a solution to this problem. The eleventh-last paper of the pack is a special warning paper stating that there are only ten papers left. Unfortunately not all brands have these warning papers. Rizla has them, and if I remember correctly, Smoking has them. OCB does not have them, which is a pity.
Unfortunately, rolls do not have any kinds of warnings of running low. In principle you could look at the roll and try to see how much there is left, but at least I am not able to estimate it without unwinding the roll. The situation would be improved if the manufacturers printed on the roll every half a meter how many meters there are left. It is hard for me to imagine that one could not find an ink that did not taste.
The obvious solution to missing warnings would be to have always two packages of papers. One unopened and one that you are using. When the one you’re using runs out of paper, it is time to open the other one and buy a new “unopened” pack. Unfortunately, I am so lazy that I could not ever get this system work. In practice I would not bother go shopping until the last package was running low.