Gas Mask

Discussion in 'Food, Water Storage and other Prepper Gear' started by kirk10100, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. kirk10100

    kirk10100 Active Member

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    I have most of the basics to to bug in for several weeks. This includes water, food, ammo & a few other goodies. I got to thinking that a gas mask would be a good idea to have. I've looked online and saw several options. Israeli civilian and Finnish gas masks seem to be fairly common along with Russian masks.
    Any reccomenations on a gas mask? Does anyone know if the filters have a shelf life?
     


  2. Gun Show Podcast

    Gun Show Podcast New Member

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    For true NBC (nuclear biological and chemical) use, stay away from surplus masks. The surplus masks probably work great for tear and CS gas.


    If you want/need true NBC capability buy a MSA, Avon or 3M mask from Grainger rated for whatever threat you may face.
     
  3. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact TGT Addict

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    Why's that?

    Poor initial quality or wore out?
     
  4. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

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    I didn't know I could get chemical warfare rated masks from grainger. Sweet!
     
  5. Younggun

    Younggun Doer of Deeds TGT Supporter Admin

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    Filters can be damaged.

    None will protect you from nuclear. Radiation can't be filtered that way. Your looking at bio and Chem protection. It comes down to how small of a particle the filter can remove. I think the US milspec filters have charcoal also but I can't remember for sure.

    Should be able to get the specs and match them.
     
  6. Shotgun Jeremy

    Shotgun Jeremy TGT Addict

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    Yea, the chemical filters I used were charcoal. I cut one apart one time as a "training exercise" / curiosity.
     
  7. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    I have no intention of surviving a gas or nuclear attack and prepared instead to survive long enough to put up a damned good fight.

    Flash
     
  8. Shotgun Jeremy

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    The way I figured it is if you get a mask with canisters that can survive blood/nerve agents, its good for pretty much anything else you throw at it.
     
  9. Imran520

    Imran520 New Member

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    A gas mask is a mask put on over the face to protect the wearer from inhaling airborne pollutants and toxic gases.
     
  10. Imran574

    Imran574 New Member

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    Gas mask is to protect from the pollutants and toxic gases.
     


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