Posts Tagged ‘playa whiteout’

A post for Amy

February 26, 2011

I couldn’t find my mask on Amazon, either. I’m pretty sure it was a woodworkers respirator mask, the fact that it was made for the tiny sawdust particles was part of why I bought it. These two are similar as far as looks

Yeah, I picked that one for the colors! And it’s the most similar but a bit more ($13 v. $18).

“The Toxic Dust Respirator traps over 99.97 of toxic dust including lead, asbestos, Hantavirus and meets the latest US government respirator standards (P100 Class), OSHA and NIOSH requirements.”

This one’s the cheapest but from what I read, disposable

I liked the points made in the description for this one

– The low inhalation and exhalation resistance of the 7700 Series makes breathing easier to reduce worker fatigue.

– Silicone facepiece material conforms to facial features and doesn’t harden with age. Silicone is easy to clean, durable and resists distortion.

– Contoured sealing flange and cradle suspension system eliminates discomfort caused by pressure points on facial nerves.

 – The most comfortable and durable half mask available.

Good reviews, too. And then I found mine!

Aw, I love my little mask! I remember now it was the reviews that cinched it:

-This is the first “woodworker’s” or nuisance dust mask that I’ve been able to wear for more than 5 minutes without wanting to tear it off, throw it to the ground, stomp on it, douse it with gasoline, and set a match to it.

Looks like they no longer make it, though.

Now, as you know because you are such DEVOTED readers, I really loved wearing my full face mask I brought as a prop. Goggles + breathing in one. I got stuck out at the trash fence in a storm one afternoon and it sucked. I actually went and hid in a toilet to try and give my eyes a break.

Reader tip: DON’T PUT EYE DROPS IN YOUR EYES WHEN THEY ARE CAKED WITH PLAYA DUST.

So you can be a bad-ass all you want with your bandanna and no goggles, but I like the freedom of seeing and breathing in otherwise unseeable and breathable conditions.

3M 6800 Full Facepiece Respirator - Facepiece Only - Medium Size, Requires Filters or Cartridges

So I’m keeping an eye for another full-face mask, just not a military issue one with loads of rubber and heavy stuff/material.

7000 Series Full Facepiece Respirators Full Face Respirator Large

I have GOT to remember to bring my pictures to work, so I can use them when I post!

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Goggles redux

May 23, 2010

I pondered goggles last year (here) and ended up borrowing some – they’re on my must-have list. It was very nice to be able to move freely in a whiteout. I might even wear them more often, just to help my eyes out, this year. I was really, really hoping to get Lasik for the burn season, but hell. Money.

Goggles. Maximum Eyewear even has a “Burning Man” category.

I know I want them big enough to cover my glasses, if need be, and not have crappy foam. These military ones are still looking good, but I’m thinking a fold-up pair would be nice.

Found this nifty-looking dust mask.

This style is exactly what I’m looking for, large area of vision and fold-up. Gonna keep an eye out for something, cheaper, though…I’m not buying stuff like that until AFTER I get necessities taken care of.

Like getting TO BRC…I’m mildly bummed I missed Stag Camp registration, but I bet if I asked pretty please, they’d squeeze me in. My top choice now is smack on the Esp, one factor which manages to negate the otherwise Epic nature of the deal…unfortunately, looking at goggles has led me to tents. More tents. Making me tense. Har har.

I generally avoid more commercial-name tents but here’s a Coleman and Swiss Gear that caught my eye

Coleman Weathermaster Legacy has pretty good reviews, including “easy to set up.” My friend has used her Swiss Gear – from Wal-Mart – for years, now. This one’s kinda cute:

This Cabela one is on the list (ha ha ha, yeah right. My list of 300 domiciles I want to try out…I just need a job as a tent tester!).