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Gougers hit the N99 Mask Market

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HK_User, Jan 27, 2020.


  1. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Prices doubled last night on Amazon.

    Most report NIS and a 4 week back order,

    As a prepper we are not in this cat fight.
     
  2. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    After checking over our preps I did order some replacement inserts for our 3M masks and did not notice any significant price jump on those at least.
     
  3. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Surprise!

    not
     
  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Maybe this is a good time to talk about masks. I own a bunch of N95 masks, use them for a variety of things. Rather than purchasing more disposal masks, which I find to be good for use around the property, I am thinking of spending the money to get a couple of reusable masks/respirators. Any recommendations or advice concerning them?

    EDIT: Just happen to look on Amazon for N99s...They're all sold out! LOL!
     
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  5. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Never went with the N99...with the high humidity we went with P100. That extra .97% may make the difference, especially when dealing with virii in the .06-.22 micron range.

    Given that virus particles can make entry through the eyes, we also went with full-face masks for pandemic response.
     
  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Can spread via the eyes - per reports from China,.

    Better add goggles.
     
  7. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    or a full face mask
     
  8. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    Frankly, I am thinking full-face - I mean - why bother half-stepping, "buy once, cry once" besides then it can be used for everything. Which full-face mask did you purchase (make/model) and do you like them?
     
  9. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    Scott...have to look for the exact model....

    But yes, we do like them.
     
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  10. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    I have some full face respirators from work but rather wear my AV3000 with cartridge filter adapter instead because I have prescription inserts in it. With the adapter and the right 742 style filters the AV3000 works great for me and I know it is fit correctly because I fit test every year with it!

    I still need to get one of the adapters for the 40mm nato filters.
     
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  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Got'em as well as full face and mil gas mask
     
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  12. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    We have three different levels of suits here. While I'm not really worried at this point, I am blowing the dust off some cases in the shed and paying close attention to the reports.

    However, I am temped to join Facebook just long enough to see how long it would take and just how much I could get for a case of Tyvek suits[reddevil]
     
  13. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    lordy .. ..

    some sellers are asking for $538 plus plus for a Scott AV-3000(TM) Sureseal(TM) without filters??

    :shock: :shock:
     
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  14. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Reminds of of "Tunnel in The Sky" < The story describes a group of students sent on a survival test to an uninhabited planet, who soon realise they are stranded there>.Guy with the biggest most expensive gear is offed first.
     
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  15. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Pro Tip, Harbor Freight Tools! Just sayin!
    I have a case of their "Body Shop" masks and loads of spare cartridges, good for most of the bugs and other stuff, and they integrate with the sealed goggles and or face shields!
     
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  16. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    You may be right, Ura-Ki...but neither I nor my wife are willing to potentially bet our lives on cheap knock-off gear.
    YMMV! ;)
     
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  17. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    They are made by 3M, so there is that, check their stats and ratings.

    Edit;
    They are no longer selling the 3M brand, but a cheaper knock off!
    That Sukz, I love the 3M ones, I use them for painting and other needs all the time, guess I better rat hole a bunch!
     
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  18. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I've been doing some reading and apparently the surgical type disposables really don't protect one that well. They are really made to keep you from breathing on folks and your still rather acceptable to breathing in toxics, viruses, etc.

    So, I am searching for a serious full-face mask that's comfortable and accepts different filters.

    I wish now I would have tried to bring back my old military mask since it had fell off the books but...

    @mysterymet "...rather wear my AV3000..."
    What make (manufacture) do you have Honeywell, MSR, 3M, etc.?
     
  19. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey++

    Milsurp gas masks! Got 2 of them. NBC capable.
     
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  20. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    supply and demand.
    Just like pre-ban during the ban.
    High caps.
    .22lr

    Make hay while the sun shines and people panic buy.
     
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