MIL Teargas and contact lenses

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  1. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Has anybody gone through chem training with their contacts in? I have chem training tomorrow and I can't find my glasses. Will I be ok?
     
  2. RRTX

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    I would not do it with them in
     
  3. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    If a gas chamber is not involved, then you should be ok.
     
  4. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    That's the thing... I don't know if it will be or not. I know it's not a big deal if we won't be taking a trip out to the gas chamber.
     
  5. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    so you can't find any glasses at all?
     
  6. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    CS gas can "melt" your contacts causing to fuse to your cornea. Needless to say it's a bad idea.
     
  7. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    Yikes... even if that's not true... I think I'll go half blind without contacts if I can't find any eye glasses anywhere.
     
  8. djbuzzfuzz

    djbuzzfuzz OT Supporter

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    meh,
    You will be fine.
    Dont worry about it.
    I had mine in for 5 quals straight.

    Besides, Pain is weakness leaving the body
     
  9. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    I don't mind pain... I just don't want weakness leaving through my eyeballs. :p
     
  10. pakman

    pakman New Member

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    I've been maced (sp?) with contacts on, burned like a mofo, but other than that I was okay.
     
  11. h0tsi1k

    h0tsi1k New Member

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    The instructors will ask whoever has contacts in to take them out or not participate... or at least good instructors should. I've ran 11ty billion marines through the chamber and that's something we always ask.

    Just leave them out, it will be fast and harmless to be blind for a little while. Pain? I'd rather run into walls than scratch my eyeballs.
     
  12. GochuBoy

    GochuBoy OT Supporter

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    No BCGs for home?
     
  13. h0tsi1k

    h0tsi1k New Member

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    The standard m40/a1, mcu-2p masks have BCGs that you are supposed to get from your medical section. A request is supposed to out either from your work section or NBC section. If you wear glasses/contacts, it is mandatory. Someone's dropping the ball.
     
  14. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Don't do it
     
  15. h0tsi1k

    h0tsi1k New Member

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    Yea, I know but it does have a straw inside..
     
  16. insomnia

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    Your eyes are gonna water like a faucet, and the lenses are gonna pop right out.
     

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