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Making a Gas Mask
by Steven Argue
Saturday Oct 29th, 2011 8:24 AM
Violent police attacks against peaceful Occupy protesters across the country make the following gas mask useful. This comes from Egypt and comrades from the United have tried it in action, reporting it works quite well.
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Simple DIY Gas Mask from the people of EGYPT

Things you will need

1- Amount of 2 medical filter masks.
2- Activated Charcoal (available at pharmacies one make is known as EUCARBON)
3- Glue Or Glue Gun
4- Swimming goggles

STEP 1
Take the activated Charcoal and crush it till it is fine but not powdered entirely.

STEP 2
Dampen the inside of one of the 2 medical masks. Do this on the inside so that it is similar to a cup. NB Only dampen slightly do not make it wet or the glue will not stick.

STEP 3
On the Dampened surface of the Medical Mask Add Approx 1-1.5 teaspoons of the crushed activated charcoal. Do not put it around the edges or or the glue will not stick.

STEP 4
Glue the edges of the two masks together to keep the Activated Charcoal Safely between them (the Activated Charcoal is the real filter its is highly absorbent to toxins).

STEP 5
Wear the goggles and the gas mask together for most effective protection from toxic and tear gas during demonstrations.

From experience these gas masks are easy and cheap to make and are very effective.

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by Steven Argue
Sunday Oct 30th, 2011 3:52 PM

More teargas and pepper spray advice. Use maalox to help recover from attack.