The Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) Military Gas Mask Survival Kit is a perfect assembly of quick, reliable and easy to deploy. The convenient drop leg system allows for super fast access to your mask when every second counts.
You never know when an emergency situation will occur. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have some kind of action plan in place. Perhaps you have a bug out bag already packed, but does it contain a military gas mask? If the answer is no, then it’s time you change that.
This Nuclear Biological Chemical (NBC) military gas mask kit is must have for many emergencies. The mask itself is one of the most comfortable mask made. Trusted by law enforcement, military and civilians alike. When combined with a 40mm NATO standard gas filter, you can protect yourself against nuclear, biological and chemical agents. Of course you can use them in other situations ranging from a fire down to painting your house. And while hopefully you won’t have to worry about a nuclear fallout, the military gas mask kit also comes with potassium iodide tablets to protect your thyroid against radioactive exposure.
Although you may think you don’t need such a heavy-duty gas mask, it’s always better to err on the more prepared side. After all, while it might be a military gas mask, it has numerous non-military uses and can protect you against inhaling smoke during a fire or debris from a collapsed building. The practical pouch design also makes it easy to carry on your person and it packs up small enough to store at home.
Military Gas Mask Contents:
(1) Blackhawk Elite Drop-leg Gas Mask Pouch
- Constructed of lightweight 500 denier ripstop nylon
- Adjustable, removable shoulder strap and non-slip leg straps
- Y-harness configuration with heavyduty hanger straps and quick-release swivel buckles
- Side-release buckles and hook & loop closure
- Dual non-slip BTS™ belt loops
- 1/8” padded back
- Dimensions: 11”H x 5”-7.25”W x 4”D Cuff pouch: 4”H x 2.25”– 4.5”W
(1) SGE 150 Gas Mask
The SGE 150 is extremely comfortable and used for law enforcement, military and civilian applications. It can be placed in your bug out bag for emergency purposes, used daily for work including painting, law enforcement, security details, etc – or kept in your car just in case you find yourself in a toxic environment.
The threads are standard 40mm NATO so you can either use a Mestel filter or any other filter that has the same thread size. The best thing about this mask is the tight seal and clear viability. If you are used to the cheap Israeli civilian gas masks offered on eBay and “survival” shops, this will be a night and day difference.
(1) 40mm NATO Gas Filter (A2B2E2K2P3)
Excellent filter to accompany any gas mask that accepts the standard 40mm x 1/7” thread. This filter fits all Israeli Civilian gas mask models, and offers superior protection against nuclear, biological and chemical agents.
- Standard 40mm x 1/7” thread connection.
- Aluminum filter housing
- 5 year shelf life
- Sorbents contain activated and impregnated carbon
- Particle filter made from cellulose and micro glass fibers.
(20) Potassium Iodide Tablets (65 Mg)
Today, there are 103 nuclear reactors in the United States. Although these reactors are heavily protected, there is always the possibility of a nuclear accident or successful terrorist attack. Evacuation is still the main component of the government’s plan to protect the public, but studies have shown that “thyroid damage can be a concern more then 200 miles downwind from a nuclear accident” and that quick evacuation is usually not an option. This was so vividly pointed out when New Orleans had 3 days notice of hurricane Katrina. In a nuclear emergency there will most likely be no prior notice. Potassium iodide must be taken prior to, or soon after exposure of radiation from nuclear fall-out in order to be effective, therefore potassium iodide must be readily on-hand. In the event of a nuclear emergency there simply will not be time to protect your family with potassium iodide if you do not have it already.
ThyroSafe™ is the only FDA approved 65 mg. Potassium Iodide (KI) tablet sold in the US. It is used to protect your thyroid gland against radioactive iodine released during a nuclear emergency. It does this by flooding the thyroid with stable, safe iodine, which blocks the absorption of dangerous radioactive iodine. ThyroSafe™ is produced by Recipharm AB, Sweden, who has more than 20 years experience in manufacturing Potassium Iodide tablets. Each tablet of ThyroSafe™ has a convenient cross-score, making it easy to break into smaller amounts for small children.
During a nuclear emergency, radioactive iodine is released and is swallowed or inhaled by human beings. It will then be absorbed into the thyroid gland. Even very small amounts of radioactive iodine will eventually deliver a large radiation dose to thyroid cells resulting in various abnormalities later in life including loss of thyroid functions, nodules in the thyroid or thyroid cancer. Children whose thyroids are especially active, are extremely susceptible to it. Four years after the Chernobyl nuclear accident, the observed cases of thyroid cancer among children aged 0-4 years at the time of the accident in Belarus and Ukraine exceeded the expected number of cases by 30-60 fold. During the ensuing years, in the most heavily affected areas, incidence of thyroid cancer is as much as 100-fold compared to pre-Chernobyl rates. However, in Poland, where over 18 million doses of Potassium Iodide (KI) were administered to 97% of the children, there has been no increase in thyroid cancer.