View Full Version : Who needs a gas mask?

May 17, 2002, 01:33 AM
Any chance in heck I'll need one, besides a conversation piece at a party?

May 17, 2002, 07:27 AM
atf uses. with all the guns you are collection its only a matter of time till you get a "visit" from them in the middle of the night. To discuss your recent purchace. "Honest sir I did'nt know the sherman was fully operational its just a lawn ornamant <VBG>
tongue firmly in cheek:D

May 17, 2002, 11:22 AM
Depends on the deviled egg and bean consumption.


May 17, 2002, 11:42 AM
You forgot cabage Sam.

May 17, 2002, 02:18 PM
LAH.......right sir. Major omittment on my part.

Sam.....if you let em, light em.

May 17, 2002, 11:04 PM
A "Gas Mask" rated for CS will not protect you from any of the nasty stuff JBT's might use. You know things like nerve agents, blood agents, mind control agents etc:rolleyes:

Seriously unless you are expecting a visit from the local SWAT unit or are a professional Exterminator a gas mask is an expensive trinket.

Filters are another problem. Every toxic substance has its own type of filter. Get a safety equipment catalog and look at the offerings, it will bogle and confuse your mind. Unless you know the specific agent you will probably have the wrong filter, and get seriously ill or die.

Military masks are usually sold with filters good for CS/CN tear gas only. Useless for any of the nasty stuff. You have to know the color code for the filter to know what it is good for.

As a professional who requires respiratory protection, I use SCBA. It is safer and protects you from anything that can be inhaled as long as it won't eat the rubber mask. Downside is the air tank, which does get heavy.

May 22, 2002, 01:24 AM
Goshdernit I love Skunkabilly threads... I swear, the man has gotta have an ATF agent assigned to him personally by now, just to read his posts and report the gems back to the boys in black. :p

Anyhow.. latenight thought just popped in my head... what do smokejumpers use in forest fire situations? I'm quite possibly about 3 months out from my mountain cabin finally :D... and all those woods can be quite the tinderbox come late August. It might be handy to have some kinda rig in the truck for haulin' back out to town come a bad fire (God forbid).



Billy Sparks
May 22, 2002, 06:30 AM
Kaylee in some Wildfire gear catalogs I have seen that they are marketing a type of filter mask for wildland firefighters. Not having that particular problem in my neck of the woods I just skimmed it. Looks like it tries to keep the hot gases from entering your lungs more than keeping smoke out.

May 22, 2002, 06:46 AM
You want to filter the smoke out too. Even cold smoke inhalation in quantity can either kill you then or bother you for life.


May 22, 2002, 11:43 AM
If I live about 4 miles UPWIND (sometimes the Santa Ana desert winds change this...) from some train tracks, would it be a good idea, or should I be bugging out like a mofo?

Kaylee, they don't just assign an agent to me, they have an entire field office dedicated to me...in fact they let me rent out an office in their building, so we both win: they can keep track of me, and I get cheap rent!!

don't shoot it's me
May 22, 2002, 06:48 PM
If that's the conversation piece at your party...you got bigger problems than gas.....lingerie makes for fun, racy party talk.....