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How to make a gas mask bong (and use one)

Though this DIY version is meant to save you time, money, act similarly as a store-bought gas mask bong, and it doesn’t require an extra gas mask lying around which the average person likely doesn’t have on hand. Buying a ready-made gas mask bong can be expensive and often takes days or more to ship. This project should take no more than ten minutes and take somewhere under $5 in other accessories to make it work.

Materials

  • 1 2-liter plastic pop bottle with lid

Tools

  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 drilling tool

Instructions

  1. Wash out the pop bottle and remove any stickers or labels.
  2. Now you will need to flip the bottle upside down, and completely remove the bottom of it along the edge that meets the sides. Once you are finished the edges of the open portion should be flat and not curved in. If they are curved than you will need to trim them down more so that they don’t scrape you face as you put it on.
  3. Now take a marker and trim out a rectangle along the side of the bottle, leaving the curved end where the chamber narrows.
  4. Remove the lid if you haven’t already and try to slide the plastic sleeve under your chin and around the sides of your face. The lid should line up close to your mouth, and the sides need to rest comfortably along your skin. If it pokes you, isn’t wide enough, or has some other problem you can slowly trim it down until it hugs the sides of your face and chin as closely as possible.
  5. Take a drilling tool, and make a small hole in the center of the bottle lid.
  6. Now you are done, and it’s time to learn how to use it!

How to use a homemade gas mask bong

  1. Roll a joint and fit one end of it snugly into the hole in the lid of the gas mask bong.
  2. Once you are satisfied with the fit of the joint, you can spark it up using a lighter, and take a couple of puffs to get it going. Though technically you can light it while it’s on your face, that isn’t always the most comfortable thing to do. Once it’s burning away, you can slide it back into the hole, and screw the lid back onto the open bottle tip.
  3. Slide the mask over your face and take the deepest inhale you can manage. Remove the gas mask bong to exhale.

How to use a gas mask water bong (ready-made)

A manufactured gas mask bong is going to be quite a bit different than the homemade one we instructed you on above. Generally, a store-bought version will come equipped with a glass bong that is already attached to a gas mask with the hose removed. The best ones also have silicone around the outer edges of the face to maintain a good draw. If you don’t feel that seal, it won’t smoke nearly as well which is why there are so many complaints about the cheaper versions. Using a gas mask water bong is simple, but we will walk you through it just in case you have any questions.

  1. Unscrew the attached bong from the gas mask portion of the apparatus.
  2. Fill the bottom chamber of the bong between ½ and ¾ of the way will water.
  3. Reattach the bong to the mask hole clockwise to tighten.
  4. Gently pull the mask over your face and move it around until you feel the same suction you would expect from a pair of goggles. Once you achieve it, you will be able to make the bong bubble by just breathing in.
  5. Fill the bowl that is located on the side of the bong portion with dry herb.
  6. Ignite the cannabis with a lighter, and take a few deep breaths, and always be prepared to remove it immediately in case you start choking.

Though this DIY version is meant to save you time, money, act similarly as a store-bought gas mask bong, and it doesn’t require an extra gas mask.

DIY Gas Mask

Introduction: DIY Gas Mask

With Occupy protests around the country, things are heating up. With disbursement of tear gas an pepper spray by police, how are regular people able to keep safe?

Normally, one would by a gas mask, but given cost, bulkiness and being a target when wearing one, this might not be the best option. Based on a pamphlet i saw floating around the internet, you can make your own primitive gas mask out of some stuff you have lying around the house.

WARNING: Tear gas is no joke, it burns, hurts and makes you cry for your mommy. Those with respiratory issues should be aware that tear gas can complicate things, leading to injury or even death. Do not use this gas mask tutorial for life threatening situations.

Step 1: Idea

The idea came from this pamphlet that has no author. I figured to make an instructable about it to not only tell others about it but to get constructive feedback from the instructables community. I do not see this idea as a finished product, please give me your input!

Step 2: Supplies

For this project you will need the following:
– a 2 liter soda bottle
– a n95 rated face mask that is good for particulates. Tear gas is a dust, not a gas so this will be perfect
– Duct tape (i used gorilla tape
– Stapler

Step 3: Mark and Cut

The first step is to mark your bottle and cut it. I used a sharpie to mark the bottom off and the dip the bottle takes to fit to your face. I then took a regular knife and cut the shape out.

Step 4: Tape the Edge

For this to work, you have to create a seal on your face with the bottle. i created this seal with a bit of gorilla tape around the edges. Wrap the tape around the edges until you feel like you’ll get a good seal. Check the seal by putting the mask on your face, plugging the spout and breathing in. If you have a seal, the bottle should concave a bit to your face.

Step 5: Disassemble the Facemask and Put Into Bottle

Pull off both of the yellow straps from the facemask (SAVE THEM!) to have a strapless mask. From here you can just stuff it into the bottle.

Step 6: Make a Hands-free Mask

You could stop here if you just wanted something you could hold to your face, but if you want hands-free operation, you can reuse the yellow straps and staple them to the mask.

Step 7: And Your Mask Is Done!

Now you can run around in the tear gas a little easier, just slide the mask over your face, make sure the straps are tight and you’re ready to go.

If you have improvements or your own builds, please post them in the comments below. Stay safe!

For more info about occupy protests going on around you, check out Occupy Together

For info about hackers are getting involved in the occupy movement go to Occupy Hack

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I’m really sorry, but can everyone PLEASE STAY ON TOPIC. I’m really tired of reading about how “Occupy is this. ” and “Civil Disobedience is that. ” and all the, quite honestly off-topic political discussion concerning the potential use of this device.
Does each side have arguments? Yes. Valid? I don’t care. not important for an instructable.

Talk about the function of the device and how to make it better. not WHY it should or shouldn’t be relevant.
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I think this should be a last-ditch piece of equipment, something that will let you leave a gassed area safely and maybe help those around you that aren’t as well prepared. Honestly, N95 masks are rated for 15-minutes of droplet protection before things start to seep through; and that’s with a proper fitting around the face. “Stuffing” it into the neck of the bottle is less than ideal fitting.

My point is that worst case scenario, this might give people a false sense or security and embolden them to do riskier things than they’re prepared for.

DIY Gas Mask: With Occupy protests around the country, things are heating up. With disbursement of tear gas an pepper spray by police, how are regular people able to keep safe? Normally, one would by a gas mask, but given cost, bulkiness and being a target when …