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About Military Gas Masks

As a self-proclaimed prepper, you have added to your supplies for years, but there is still one item you lack. Military gas masks, also called respirators, cover the face to protect you from poisonous chemicals, deadly bacteria, or airborne radiation caused by an industrial accident or a terrorist attack. This allows military, police, and industrial personnel to rescue others while civilians get to safety. Many private individuals collect military surplus masks instead of new ones. The filters degrade over time, however, so you should not use any mask more that 20 years old. Also, some masks were not designed to be used more that once. Many of these are still valuable to collectors or as part of a scary costume, but are not as valuable to a prepper. Fortunately, many U.S. and Israeli masks are made for long-term use, so they are more durable than their counterparts. They also come with a special mouthpiece that let you drink from a canteen while wearing them. Some work with a helmet for additional protection. Use the reliable sellers on eBay to find a great deal on military gas masks to collect or to protect you and your family in an emergency.