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We have trash. You can travel to the furthest reaches of our world and you will find some trash. Its a sad reality of what we have done to the earth. While we enhance many things on this planet we lay to waste man, as well.
An improvised gas mas can be made, basically, of trash. You could gather most of the items needed just by walking around a suburban neighborhood and especially a downtown one. This would be particularly easy if you headed down to a water source.
The base of this mask is a 2-liter bottle. The bottle is cut to fit your face and from there you add the guts to make it into a gas mask.
Why Do I Need a Gas Mask?
There are many reasons, this day and age, to have access to a means of filtering the air your breath. The most terrifying situation is the possibility of a biological attack. Maybe we are talking about a deadly poisonous gas. As tensions rise with Iran it’s a very real threat.
Our open and broken southern border makes this situation much more of a reality.
That bio threat could also come in the form of a virus. Maybe a particularly viral infection that spreads through the population easily. Having a way to protect your respiratory system will be necessary for a situation like this.
Build it for Practice
While you might not subscribe to what this gas mask is used for. I would still encourage you to make this little DIY project. It’s a cool little task. It will make creating this or something like it much easier if you have done it once.
You can also increase the efficacy of this by adding activated charcoal between two masks and wedging that into the bottle. The charcoal is great at collecting those impurities in the air.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.