The gas mask has become an iconic symbol of an increasingly dangerous world. Over the past year we have been barraged with images of public health workers in hazmat suits and gas masks lumbering through the world’s shopping malls, restaurants and city streets in eerie pics some will no doubt interpret as a harbinger of The End.
But hysterical overreactions aside, this descendant of World War I trench warfare is a necessary component of any real prepper’s survival kit. As we’re about to see it has a variety of real world applications that can help you transcend many grave dangers from house fires to nuclear terrorism. Here are 10 reasons you should own a gas mask. (more…)