Skip to comments.Israeli Gas Masks Help Get You High(er)
Posted on 04/22/2012 3:19:45 PM PDT by pavlova
Israel has a shortage of civilian gas masks, but you wouldnt know it from walking down Manhattans St. Marks Place, where the masks are on sale in half a dozen stores for a mere $25 each.
The Israeli model 4A1 gas masks on display in the East Village where storefront noodle shops bump up against vintage clothing stores might not protect you from a chemical weapons attack. Thats because their protective filters have been removed and replaced with foot-long acrylic bongs meant for smoking marijuana.
Gas mask bongs, used by pot aficionados to intensify the drugs impact, started flooding American head shops about a decade ago, some insiders say. That is roughly around the same time that the Israeli government recalled millions of masks it had distributed to civilians during the 2003 invasion of Iraq that the United States led.
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Didn't last though, you soon ran out of O2 and had to pull it off. Was a great laugh though.
The thing about the Israeli masks is that you can get them for children and dogs, too, iirc.
Of course, you probably wouldn't want to use a recalled mask for its intended use...
... and I hope it goes without saying that you wouldn't want to use recalled/non-recalled for children and/or dogs for the unintended "after-market" use, either.
“Not really. In the service during ‘Nam these were all the rage. We just used a plumbing fitting on the end of the hose.”
Yep. I made my own in college in the early 1970s using a mask from an Army-Navy store and plumbing fittings. Didn’t occur to us the galvanized plumbing fittings might not be the best thing to use. We used to hold it on co-eds faces until they almost passed thinking it was hilarious. They were much more malleable after a couple of sessions in the mask.
Stoners have the been using these for years..
Yep. Had a hookah rigged with three M-17 series masks, back in the 70’s. Been there, done that. Had a lot of fun though....:)
Do NOT try this at home. Unless you want to bleed to death from the eyeballs for the next three days. (voice of experience, unfortunately...)
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