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  • #32923
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    freedom
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    This is an interesting video for extra gas mask for the family member that doen’t have one or the person that doesn’t have the cash to buy one. Easy to make. I am going to make some extra masks.

    #32930
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    Very original!

    #32932
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    Ron S
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    Many years ago, I used to scuba dive. Before we went into the water, we used to spit into the inside of the mask, move it around to cover the inside of the mask tokeep it from fogging up. I wonder if that could be done here to keep the inside of the mask from fogging? One could just rub it where you are looking through so as not to have too much moisture inside.

    #33023
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    Rons,
    There is a product available made to limit lens fog. It comes in a small spray bottle. Motorcycle shops commonly have it near their helmets or at the checkout counter.

    He should not call this a “gas mask”, it would be tragic for someone to die from inhaling vapors or gas thinking this would protect them. The filters are designed for particulates. The other aspect he doesn’t cover well is the seal between the bottle and the filter. That seal must be perfect or the mask is useless against any harmful contaminants. It would be worth while to tape the edge of the filter to the bottle. These would not be part of my preps in an attempt to save money, more like a last desperate attempt to survive something I wasn’t prepared to face.

    #33042
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    Thank you 74. I sold my scuba, my stereo, and my vinyl records almost 53 years ago to buy my Wifes Wedding and Engagement ring set. Since my wife is afraid of water, at least to swim in, I no longer participate in water-related sports. Although during the summer there are at least as many motorcycles here as there are automobiles, I never did get into 2-wheel motorized methods of getting around. At age 74, I am probably too old to start now. I do still ride a bicycle and horses as well; there are 35 head of horses in the pasture behind my house that I have been given permission to exercise anytime I wish.
    Sorry, this dissertation is so far removed from the discussion of the homemade gas mask. I agree that this would only provide limited protection from airborne pandemic contaminents. The only positive result over the n-95 mask itself would be be to limit the amount of skin and your eyes that could be exposed. Ron S

    #33047
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    I agree that it is very limited, only to be used if you do not have the money.

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