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Fire, volcano ash and flu, all things that have been in the news and with each incident people rush out to buy masks. Face masks are cheap and will come in handy, definitely a worthy investment.  The paper masks you get when you walk into the doctors office are not the best but something is better than nothing. I carry 3M N95 masks in my car. N95 is not the best but it was recommended for my PPE (personal protection equipment) bag due to the most likely scenarios I would encounter.

Here is a great article on masks/respirators:

A Prepper’s Guide to Respirator Masks

by Daisy Luther
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/preppe...tor-masks/


I recommend keeping disposable masks on hand. They aren’t just for people whose budget is tight. Disposable masks can be used in many different scenarios in which a gas mask may not be practical.

It’s interesting to note that in China, the particulate levels due to pollution are so high that many people won’t leave their homes without donning a protective mask. (source)
Classifications of masks

A major question when purchasing respirator masks is which kind to get.

There are many different classifications, but today, we’ll discuss 3 popular types: the N, R, and P series masks.

The letter in the classification indicates the resistance of the mask to oil.

   N – is not resistant to oil
   R – is resistant to oil
   P – is oil-proof

Then there are numbers, generally between 95 and 100. The number indicates the percentage of potential leakage.

   95 – filters out 95% of airborne particles
   99 – filters out 99% of airborne particles
   100 – filters out 99.97% of airborne particles

The type of filter you need depends on the type of threat you are facing. I don’t spend money on anything less than 100 series filters unless it is for something very minor, like working with sawdust.  These will screen out the smallest of particulates and because you never know what type of disaster you’ll be facing, it seems to me the best idea to filter out as much as possible.

Link has more info and reason why you need a mask
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/preppe...tor-masks/
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#2
If you need fashion face masks: https://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-Mask-Co...sk+Company

Cambridge is military grade: https://cambridgemask.com/
Vogmask is an American company: https://cambridgemask.com/

If you live in a fire prone or dusty area remember you dog.
https://www.k9mask.com/
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#3
The reason Kleenex was invented was:

As filter media insert in face masks.

Obviously they found another use for them and people pay good money for them today.

K2
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#4
if the world gets soshitty thatmy old ass needs a respirator to live

time to exit

not going to live that way

no one will miss me I am sure (well the family will but.....that is different)

I have nothing so grand to contribute that I must survive

me and the wife have come to an understanding...when the shtf...we are going out in the blast wave...no intention of surviving it

we minor prep for short term problems...

long term, major breakdowns?...don't want to live through it

why?

We are now too old to be miserable

we are not breeders anymore...we are not going to repopulate the world

In fact...the over 50 crowd becomes a burden and a strain on resources

get over yourselves you over 50 fuckers....you are not that important and are not going to be needed in a world rebuild

you are a burden on resources....

check out and let the young prosper
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(01-21-2020, 04:38 PM)Damrod Wrote: if the world gets soshitty thatmy old ass needs a respirator to live

time to exit

get over yourselves you over 50 fuckers....you are not that important and are not going to be needed in a world rebuild

you are a burden on resources....

check out and let the young prosper
Wrong on many points. The youth needs the older wisdom to guide them if the world needed rebuilding.

What about your family? My kids have respirators, latex gloves, tourniquets etc. in their vehicles and bags. Do yours? We are supposed teach the young how to prepare to survive.

FYI- Australia just had a dust storm- good reason for a face mask.
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(01-21-2020, 05:29 PM)Lily Wrote:
(01-21-2020, 04:38 PM)Damrod Wrote: if the world gets soshitty thatmy old ass needs a respirator to live

time to exit

get over yourselves you over 50 fuckers....you are not that important and are not going to be needed in a world rebuild

you are a burden on resources....

check out and let the young prosper
Wrong on many points. The youth needs the older wisdom to guide them if the world needed rebuilding.

What about your family? My kids have respirators, latex gloves, tourniquets etc. in their vehicles and bags. Do yours? We are supposed teach the young how to prepare to survive.

FYI- Australia just had a dust storm- good reason for a face mask.

my daughters are grown and clever....they don't need the old man telling them how to live....they are doing a fine job

My oldest has a good husband and she is an EMT for christ's sake....she will be fine

my middle?...she is well educated AND she is married to a high level sailor in the intelligence community....they are going to be fine

my youngest....the apple of my eye....she will be fine...she has something the other two don't....and that is the school of hard knocks she chose to walk through....my youngest is the one that I see making it through just because she is the toughest and most ornery....she is a special human for more reasons than I can't count

I hope all three do well but the youngest...she will do well no matter what comes...she is something else

just to put it in perspective

the oldest was born Valnetine's day 1987

the middle was born in september 1989

the ytoungest was born in June of 1993

they are tough girls man....

I am not a fan of the current trend in media to make men stupid and women super heroes

but my girls actually are pretty special....all three of them

they know they need to be strong for themselves, not for a clever moment in time.....

my girls will kick your girls ass
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#7
I have 2 half masks and a full face mask with multiple kinds of brand new cartridges - needed for some of the work I do, Don`t forget to get "fit tested" as your face changes with age, weight loss or gain also you must be clean shaven for a proper air tight seal, a problem for some. Anon
Fuck That Shit!
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(01-21-2020, 05:54 PM)Hazmat Wrote: I have 2 half masks and a full face mask with multiple kinds of brand new cartridges - needed for some of the work I do, Don`t forget to get "fit tested" as your face changes with age, weight loss or gain also you must be clean shaven for a proper air tight seal, a problem for some. Anon

Excellent point. We started preparing when the kids were young and they grew up. Lots of stuff no longer works for them, masks included.
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(01-21-2020, 06:08 PM)Lily Wrote:
(01-21-2020, 05:54 PM)Hazmat Wrote: I have 2 half masks and a full face mask with multiple kinds of brand new cartridges - needed for some of the work I do, Don`t forget to get "fit tested" as your face changes with age, weight loss or gain also you must be clean shaven for a proper air tight seal, a problem for some. Anon

Excellent point. We started preparing when the kids were young and they  grew up. Lots of stuff no longer works for them, masks included.

One other point, unopened filter packs are fine forever but filters installed on masks must be taped up when not in use as they contain contaminants for 1 and 2 they keep on filtering when not in use so they may not function as needed if you don`t tape them to block air flow. Duct tape is preferred...
Fuck That Shit!
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#10
....I am so glad i am older and have no need to fight for life

I am not going to go through this

I will turn my goods over to my kids and I am going to exit with bells on....and be happy about it

I am not going to fight to be fucking miserable

you folks can do that all you want

not sure why but you can do it

I have heard this "they willneed your knowledge and wisdom"

no they won't

they get to learn the hard way

which is what would inevitably happen anyway

there is no reverence for the wisdom of the ages so the fucks need to lose access to it

you think you are so smart?...fine...fuck you...prove it...oh sorry captain failure what was that?

oh I was right

you will revere the old or you will suffer untold pain for losing the wisdom

bu today's young are incredibly stupid....they will save a meal, kill an elder and lose a million people because they were stupid


this is the young of today....bravely leading our world into extinction and too stupid to know it is their fault
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