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Gas Masks
While an NBC gas mask offers maximum protection, what will you
do if your gas mask becomes infected? Nuclear Biological and
Chemical gas masks serve to protect you from toxic gases and
fumes, and they have the benefit in a pandemic situation of
sealing over the nose and mouth to create a superior barrier over
traditional surgical masks; however, NBC gas masks are also not
disposable! It presents a contamination problem, which is why
preppers should stock plenty of N-100 respirator masks and know
the proper way to remove them.

So now you know! Before you
buy the whole family an NBC gas
mask, buy a box or two of surgical masks (the kind you can get at
dollar stores), then head out to get the specific pandemic
variety of respirators, such as the N95 or N100. The likelihood of
a virus is more likely and critical for prepper defense.

There are two kinds respirators:
  1. air-purifying respirators ~ air purifying respirators use
    filters, cartridges, or canisters to remove contaminants from
    the air you breathe. This includes all kinds of respirators and
    gas masks on this pag). Particulate respirators do not
    protect against gases, gas and vapor respirators or a
  2. atmosphere-supplying respirators, ~ atmosphere
    supplying respirators provide clean air from an
    uncontaminated source. Think scuba tank.

CBRN Gas Mask
CBRN Gas Masks cover the Chemical, Biological and Radiological /
Nuclear threats intended to cause harm during wartime. Chemical
agents disrupt bodily functions. Biological agents release micro
organism intended to cause disease. Radoological agents as from
a nuclear explosion will wreak havoc on a body with high-energy

NATO Gas Mask
Approved by NATO, these gas masks are approved for civilian use.

NBC Gas Mask
The need for gas masks to handle chemical, biological, or
radiological agents in terrorism or warfare scenarios is the final
layer of defense in personal protective equipment.

The first thing to recognize is that gas masks aren't disposable.
The main reason for a gas mask is for nuclear, biological or
chemical attacks:

  • Nuclear attacks / Radiological threat: radiation from a
    nuclear explosion or nuclear weapon causes radioactive
    decay that produces high-energy radiation particles
    hazardous to the body.

  • Chemical attacks: Gas, such as pepper spray, agent orange,

Don't Mickey Mouse around and use the wrong respirator! A mask
that protects you against viruses, isn't the kind of mask that will
protect you from bad air quality when there's been a large fire
and the air is spreading over multiple counties. For a fire you'll
need an N95 mask.

Happy endings...
Prepare to live happily ever after knowing the difference between
a surgical mask, an N95 respirator, an N100 respirator and a gas
mask. Each has its place in the prepper household, but the
priorities for newbie preppers is to get a box of respirators before
the cool gas mask.

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How to use a respirator, different kinds of respirators and more...
There are many kinds of respirators to consider ~ N95 Mask, N100
Mask, and also gas masks. Learn the difference between a
surgical mask and a respirator and how to use one.

As a prepper you may have many questions, and among them,
about the differences between dust masks, surgical mask, N95
respirators, N100 respirators, or NATO gas masks NBC gas mask
and then how to correctly use them. Collectively known as
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) these devices are routinely
in a prepper's supplies to deal with exposure to toxic, infectious,
and radioactive materials.

While many preppers stock them, few know the correct use for a
respirator, and also how to use them correctly. Generally, here's
what you should know about Personal Protective Equipment:
  1. A surgical mask is NOT a respirator. The primary purpose of a
    surgical mask is protect others from germs (like the patient
    during surgery). They are disposable, and for one-time use
  2. A respirator should provide a tight seal to protect against
    airborne contaminants.
  3. A respirator can be full face or half fce.

Different kinds of respirators
There are many different types of respirators...

Dust mask.
Technically, a dust mask is not a respirator. A dust mask protects
the wearer from airborne particles that come about from demotion
remodeling, grinding, sanding, and woodworking. They are
disposable, and for one-time use only.
They do not filter the air
for stench. They filter the air for dust.

Surgical mask.
A surgical mask also is not a respirator. A surgical mask is
essentially the same as a dust mask, but it's marketed at
healthcare professionals or for first aid. A surgical mask provides
a layer of protection for bodily fluids, but it does not fully protect
against viruses and is porous and does not provide a tight fit
around the face. A They are disposable, and for one-time use only.

NIOSH Certified Respirators.
Respirators that are NIOSH Certified can protect against Anthrax,
SARs and Hautavirus. They are disposable, and for one-time use

N95 Respirator.
During the massive California fires you may have seen the
intelligent survivors wearing their N-95 mask. An N95 is ideal for
helping you breath through unhealthy air or dangerous air quality
conditions from massive fires. An
N95 gas mask is for everyday
particles which might come from sanding, sweeping, sawing
bagging or processing minerals, coal, iron, ore, flour metal, wood,
pollen and some other substances. It’s also appropriate for liquid
or non-oil based particles from sprays that do not also emit oil
aerosols or vapors.

N95 or filters small airborne particulates and reduces risk of virus
and bacteria filtering into the lungs. They are NIOSH-approved to
protect 95%.They are disposable, and for one-time use only. Use
an N95 respirator to protect yourself against dust, pollen, and
particulate aerosols that are free of oil with an N95 respirator

Another benefit of an N95 respirator is that it has a maximized air
chamber that makes breathing easy. It won't fog up your glasses.
The N95 particulate mask is made with adjustable nose piece for
custom fit and secured seal against the face.

N100 Respirator.
You may think that the N100 is a better respirator than the N95
and you'd be right, but this doesn't mean it's right for you. It
offers higher protection at a cost. You see the N100 respirator is
intended for US occupational workplace use. Unfortunately the
product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other
reproductive harm.

Like the N95, the N100 respirator has a maximized air chamber
that makes breathing easy. An N100 is a NIOSH-approved
respirator that works for at least 99.97% percent filtration
efficiency against certain non-oil based particles. It's also
compatible with a variety of protective eyewear and hearing

N100 respirators filter small airborne particulates and reduce risk
of virus and bacteria filtering into the lungs. Again, they are
disposable, and for one-time use only.

How to correctly use a disposable respirator:
It's always important to read the package of your respirator as
well as all user instructions, warnings and limitations
accompanying each product. Before you need to use a disposable
respirator! Misuse of personal protective equipment may result in
injury, sickness, or death.

Learn how to correctly use a disposable respirator in the video
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