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Your Gas Mask is Obsolete – Time To Step It Up To The Next Level

In Gear Reviews by M.D. Creekmore3 Comments

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If you’ve been prepping for a while, chances are you either own a gas mask or have one on your shopping list. 

After doing lots of research on the topic, I came to find out that most gas masks available on Amazon and survival shops are obsolete, expired, and downright dangerous to use. 

Also, if you’re prepping for a CBRN threat, it would require a highly specialized gas mask/filter combo as many masks on the market aren’t intended for such use. 

Our good friends over at MIRA Safety manufacture some of the finest CBRN protective equipment available for military, law enforcement, and hazmat specialists. 

And over the last few months, they’ve made this equipment available to the civilian population…

Here’s a summary of a few products I recommend you check out:

MIRA Safety CM-6M Gas Mask

*Made from butyl rubber which meets material specifications for CBRN protection.

*Large visor with a very wide field of view.

*Comes standard with a speech diaphragm, pre-installed drinking system, and external canteen.

*Compatible with CamelBak water bladders. 

*Fits standard 40mm filter cartridges which are widely available.

*Used by the following government agencies:

Czech Republic – Ministry of Defense

Turkmenistán – Ministry of Interior

Turkey – Ministry of Interior

South Africa – Ministry of Interior

Romania – Ministry of Defence

Kazakhstan – Ministry of Defense

Lithuania – Ministry of Interior

Latvia – Ministry of Interior

Pakistan – Ministry of Interior

Ukraine – Ministry of Defense

*Applicable in industry, agriculture, police and rescue squads, civil defense, fire departments, welding, construction, painting, military special forces, etc.

*Long shelf life of 20 years.

*Has a silicone inner mask to prevent fogging, and is hypoallergenic.

*Compliant under EN 136:1998 CL3 standards for respiratory protective devices (European standard for respirators)

*5-year manufacturer warranty

*Helmet compatible

MIRA Safety NBC-77 SOF Filters

*This filter is special because it contains a Reactor element that filters out radioactive iodine. Most filters on the market do not contain this, and this is a requirement for true CBRN protection.

* Filter is also special because it has a very long shelf life of 20 years, while most filters only last 6 years. They are a bit more expensive, but in the long run, the extra expense pays for itself as average filter prices are about $55, and over the course of 20 years would cost $160+ to swap out when expired.

*Rated for A2B2E2K2HgSXP3 D R DIN 58621 Reactor. The image below should explain what this means. 

So, If you’re currently in the market for a quality respirator, have a surplus mask that you suspect is expired, or need to refresh your filters, check these out!

M.D. Creekmore

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Hello, I’m M.D. Creekmore. I’ve been interested in self-reliance topics for over 25 years. I’m the author of four books that you can find at as well as Barnes and Noble. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about prepping, homesteading, and self-reliance topics through first-hand experience and now I want to share what I’ve learned with you.
M.D. Creekmore


  1. Love you sharing your knowledge & wealth of info with us. Had to change email address so that we may continue on prepping. Thanks for all you do! 🙂

  2. Sounds like a pretty good mask, long cartridge shelf life …even allows you to drink water while wearing!!

    Having used respirators in industry for over 30 years in hazardous atmospheres, while fire fighting etc., I do have a couple of points to consider:
    1. Foreign made, so replacement cartridges may be hard to come by. I would ignore the comment that the respirator accepts 40 mm cartridges. Most manufacturers purposely make their masks to only accept their brand of cartridge.
    2. Not all masks fit all faces. Obviously “face size” can vary. Perhaps I overlooked but did not see whether these masks come in small, medium, large or extra large. No mask will protect if it doesn’t fit correctly (e.g. leaves gaps between the mask and face).
    3. You must understand that protection from chemicals, biologicals, radiation is finite…too high a concentration will expend the cartridge quickly thus making the cartridge useless.

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