If you’ve been prepping for a while, chances are you either own a gas mask or have one on your shopping list.
After doing lots of research on the topic, I came to find out that most gas masks available on Amazon and survival shops are obsolete, expired, and downright dangerous to use.
Also, if you’re prepping for a CBRN threat, it would require a highly specialized gas mask/filter combo as many masks on the market aren’t intended for such use.
Our good friends over at MIRA Safety manufacture some of the finest CBRN protective equipment available for military, law enforcement, and hazmat specialists.
And over the last few months, they’ve made this equipment available to the civilian population…
Here’s a summary of a few products I recommend you check out:
MIRA Safety CM-6M Gas Mask
*Made from butyl rubber which meets material specifications for CBRN protection.
*Large visor with a very wide field of view.
*Comes standard with a speech diaphragm, pre-installed drinking system, and external canteen.
*Compatible with CamelBak water bladders.
*Fits standard 40mm filter cartridges which are widely available.
*Used by the following government agencies:
Czech Republic – Ministry of Defense
Turkmenistán – Ministry of Interior
Turkey – Ministry of Interior
South Africa – Ministry of Interior
Romania – Ministry of Defence
Kazakhstan – Ministry of Defense
Lithuania – Ministry of Interior
Latvia – Ministry of Interior
Pakistan – Ministry of Interior
Ukraine – Ministry of Defense
*Applicable in industry, agriculture, police and rescue squads, civil defense, fire departments, welding, construction, painting, military special forces, etc.
*Long shelf life of 20 years.
*Has a silicone inner mask to prevent fogging, and is hypoallergenic.
*Compliant under EN 136:1998 CL3 standards for respiratory protective devices (European standard for respirators)
*5-year manufacturer warranty
MIRA Safety NBC-77 SOF Filters
*This filter is special because it contains a Reactor element that filters out radioactive iodine. Most filters on the market do not contain this, and this is a requirement for true CBRN protection.
* Filter is also special because it has a very long shelf life of 20 years, while most filters only last 6 years. They are a bit more expensive, but in the long run, the extra expense pays for itself as average filter prices are about $55, and over the course of 20 years would cost $160+ to swap out when expired.
*Rated for A2B2E2K2HgSXP3 D R DIN 58621 Reactor. The image below should explain what this means.
So, If you’re currently in the market for a quality respirator, have a surplus mask that you suspect is expired, or need to refresh your filters, check these out!