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  1. Shifty Powers

    Shifty Powers The Shifty Mobile Established Member

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    This is not political.

    More or less what would be the best option for masks to get(best filtering)? Dont need N95. But what would be the nest best thing or the best place to order some masks from?

    Mainly for IF the wife and I need to go to the grocery store or get food etc.

    Hope everyone is doing well. We have been staying inside minus going to a local resturaunt for take out. Bought a printer. But I usually let boxes sit for 3 days outside, then wipe them down too.

    Wife is pretty high risk so I have been extra cautious and want to be with some masks.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Double"O"

    Double"O" N2S come get some Established Member

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    One needs to be fit tested for an N95 and have no facial hair for it to work properly
     
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    Shifty Powers The Shifty Mobile Established Member

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    I do not need N95. That would be why I am asking what is the next best thing.
     
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    RES0574 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Blue shop towel. Google blue shop towel mask, it will give you all the info you need. Better go out and get it while you can before it turns into the new toilet paper.

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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I have an industrial sized roll in the garage.
     
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    A scarf...
     
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    I like how some people act as if you need to be some kind of wizard to wear a damn face mask. I wonder if back in the 80's and 90's the same people were going around telling people not to bother with condoms because if used improperly, they weren't 100% effective at preventing AIDS.
     
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    I've seen dozens of idiots in gloves and dust masks now. They are constantly touching their mask, moving it to talk on the phone or eat. Seen some real Florida type trash wearing those stupid designer Instagram washable masks...
     
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    Try ordering groceries online and having them delivered then just wipe down when they arrive. Also, I read a scarf is a good alternative something you can untie and not pull over your head .
     
  10. Morgan

    Morgan Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I ordered a few of these in case masks become required. Filter media can be inserted into a built-in compartment and removed for laundering. The material is super soft/conforming, I have several of their jiu-jitsu rash guards- all made in the USA.

    Defender DEF Mask
     
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  11. jbuenavides

    jbuenavides New Member Established Member

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    In Middle East you can't go out unless you have a mask and gloves.
     
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    Sounds normal for them.
     
  13. jshen

    jshen Well-Known Member Established Member

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    In my case I use a hepa filter commonly use for vacuum cleaners....Also, a coffee filter can be good. but my standby is a CPAP Face mask with filters inside.
     
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  14. tt335ci03cobra

    tt335ci03cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It’s airborn so unless you have a hazmat suit and air purifier and water purifier and double wrap it, sorry, you’re gonna get the rona if it comes yer way. Get some Rona in your eye, tell me what happens. Get some in an open cut, or on your skin. Sorry, but if you’ve taken 8th grade biology, you know what happens. It needs to reach the lungs, yes, what happens if it gets in your blood stream and isn’t filtered? Where does it go? Are you really safe? Why aren’t most doctors and nurses wearing masks out in the wild?

    Every grocery store is heavily infected. With so many humans in these stores everyday, it’s a foregone convulsion.

    Good news, your body naturally fights and and kills corona virus.

    Mask wise, imagine the best most amazing mask just like when you were a kid and thought you were a super hero with your imagination, and stay happy and positive. Smile. Laugh, eat well, that imaginary mask and positive happy disposition coupled with an immune system bolstering diet will save you.

    A mask, crappy diet, glum outlook, and negative attitude could easily kill you though, practice caution if yer a vegan emo
     
  15. Thorpz

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    You guys realize the home made "handkerchief face mask" is not to protect you from others it is to protect others from you.
     
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  16. Lambeau

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    ↑ This.

    Daughter made this for me. You don't need much, but the elastic is very hard to find. It's 3 thicknesses of tightly woven fabric.

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    I haven't researched the truth to this chart, but I would not be surprised to find it is indeed accurate:

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  19. Corbic

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    I'd be surprised on the actual %, but not the ratios.

    If it was that easy to block harmful microscopic particles, respirators would not be giant contraptions with huge filter elements.
     
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    Everybody is supposed to wear one, now, but there's no place to get them, soo......yeah.
     
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