GUN SHTF Crew... is a gasmask a little too paranoid?

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  1. pimpofthenation

    pimpofthenation OT Supporter

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    :dunno: I think that in this day and age... the threat of a terrorist's chemical attack is real.

    Who's got one? Who thinks it's absurd to have one?
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I want one. I'm more worried about SWAT teams keeping me "safe" though.
     
  3. DoucheBag

    DoucheBag New Member

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    i dont have a gas mask... but i have a couple of scuba tanks full.. guess it would work if i really needed it too :o
     
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    Body armor, gas mask, and some type of helmet are a must.
     
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    Would suck if they shot you even harder just for wearing it though.
     
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    Nothing wrong with a gas mask.

    Be sure your filters are new and sealed.
     
  7. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Well you have to remember that a gas mask will not protect against everything and even for things that gas masks are good for, you have to have the right catridge filter in there as well.
     
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    Hooligan New Member

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    I don't think I'll be getting one.
     
  9. I have one only because a cop friend gave it to me for free.
     
  10. Ford4Life

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    It has to fit you properly for good seal, and the filters have be correct and up to date. If there was a chemical attack, buy the time you figured out it was chemical (and what type of agent for correct filter), and got the mask on, it would likely already be to late.
     
  11. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    It's always good to be prepared :dunno:

    But yeah, it might not really work out too well for you anyway. Unless of course you are the one planning the chemical attack so you know it's coming :hsugh:
     
  12. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I used to have a spare one from work but I lost it. :o
     
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    got one.

    i think my filter is surplus from like '94. need to fix that shit
     
  14. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    They probably would too..... the bastards. :squint:
     
  15. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Also realize that many filters are rated to last only 8-12 hours once opened so you need to have spares.
     
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    Opening I believe
     
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    i have one
     
  19. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Opening.
     
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    I've got one, but it is korean war vintage, so I think I need a new one for SHTF.
     
  21. Ebtromba

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    hmm. at boot camp when we went into the gas chamber we just grabbed a filter out of a big bin. they looked to be pretty old and have gotten alot of use....

    they kept out tear gas just fine
     
  22. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Again it depends on what you're being attacked with. Filters we use at work for toxic chemicals will wear out and are not supposed to be used after 8 hours of opening.
     
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    I have one that I got for use with biohazard suit that made a kickass, and very real Halloweeen costume. It was a cheap $30 Israeli surplus that came with 2 filters and a drinking tube. It works well and can keep bad odors out. Seals well, and takes NATO standard filters. I have 4 filters on hand. I figure that should get me through most of anything I need to.

    ...still working on the helmet and body armor
     
  24. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I've got one. Just can't seem to get into a zombie killing mood without it.
     

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