Black Scout Survival demonstrates how to make a gas mask.
Surviving an apocalypse can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few household items, anyone can turn the everyday innards of their home into full-on protective gear that would save them from a nuclear fallout. Although it’s scary thing to think about, better to be safe than sorry, and hey – who’s to say this can’t be fun?
To start off, you’ll need the following items:
1 two-liter bottle
A soda can
Some rubber bands
A few cotton pad rounds
Activated Charcoal (found at all aquatic stores)
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How To Make A Gas Mask
Cut out the bottom of the two litter bottle so that it is completely open. Next, cut two vertical slits into the bottle, upward toward the cap. Make sure each slit is about six inches.
Sever the section between the two slits along the two-liter bottle so that a funnel-like shape is created with the bottom missing as well as a rectangular cut-out. This is what is going to fit over your face.
Use duct tape to seal up the sides of the plastic to protect your face from the rough edges while you’re wearing the bottle.
Once the edges are sealed, poke several holes at the bottom of the aluminum can. Scissors are a safe and efficient tool for this task. Next, use these same scissors to cut out the bottom of the can, similar to how you cut out the bottom of the two-liter bottle.
Next, place one cotton round within the canister you have created (the bottom of the can with holes at the base) and sprinkle a layer of charcoal on top. This is what will work as the filtration/ventilation system.
Next, sandwich the charcoal with another cotton round, adding an extra layer of filtration. Be sure to spread the duct tape around the edge of the can, also to avoid cuts.
Create a hole at the center of your filter and slide it over the tip of the two-liter bottle. Tape both sections together with more duct tape.
Before this step, be sure to make sure you can breathe through the canister by trying on the mask. Poke two holes at the top corners of your mask and connect the two holes with a rubber band to keep it strapped around your head.
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