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User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 354 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Does anyone here own a gas mask? These days it might be a wise purchase.

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User currently offlineWardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Certainly not. A chemical attack is highly highly unlikely. And there just a bit too expensive. They look cool too.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8232 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

It's no more wise than it was to buy a several thousand dollar bomb shelter that did nothing in the 70s.


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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2753 times:

If someone decides to end civilization as we know it, I want to be the first fatality.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

Many of these gas masks you can buy at military surplus stores and through survivalist shops are rejects from various militaries, and you'd do about as good without one. I really don't trust any ad claiming that the masks they sell are good quality; if they were such good masks, why do they have them and not the military forces they came from?

User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2721 times:

A Gas mask is no good without a filter and the filter only has a limited life. If you are going to get a gas mask then make sure you have a supply of filters and also make sure you can change them. If you think that it is easy to change without practice (and in a chemical environment too) think again. In my airforce days I've seen lots of people coughing and spluttering, when we used to practice in the GS gas chambers, because they got it wrong.

User currently offlineYvr764 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

I would like to be corrected if I am incorrect, but aren't gas masks all but useless against some chemical agents? I seem to recall reading during the Gulf War that there are some nerve agents or some specific agents that a gas mask cannot protect against.

User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

I have a bunch that I collected in Ukraine and Russia. Some times I wear them when I use bug spray. Thats about it.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

I don´t, since I wear glasses. It´s more likely you need one if there´s a fire
in your home than anything else, than someone use chemical warfare....




User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1305 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2681 times:

In Israel every person has a gas mask that we get from the army.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Gas Masks don't filter against fires. The Carbon Monoxide displaces oxygen, that is why firefighters have to use tanks.

I don't have a mask. But I did parlay a couple of used suits. At the time I was thinking they would be good to wear when hunting because the activated charcoal in them would block my scent when hunting.

I do have a filter mask for sanding or spraying paint. But I don't think that will qualify as a gas mask.

If somebody was to give me an M17 mask. I would take it. Figure it would make a neat Halloween costume.



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User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2665 times:

I have a few PMK-1's at home. I love it, play with it a lot. It makes me look attractive. I will be getting a newer PMK-2 from Russia soon.

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User currently offlineKolobokman From Russia, joined Oct 2000, 1180 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2657 times:


I know some people who sell good masks!



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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Well, the smoke hurt your eyes and makes you cough, so better to wear a gas mask and run through the smoke than without...

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Gasmasks are indeed not effective against all agents.
Modern agents often attack through the skin as well as through the respiratory system so the only defense is to wear a full protective suit.

Then again some agents can als eat (over time) through rubber and plastics reducing the time you can stay in a contaminated environment before you suit and mask become useless.
And of course there are agents that can't be filtered by most masks.



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