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Thread #166522 Message #4045699
Posted By: Rapparee
12-Apr-20 - 07:33 PM
Thread Name: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
Subject: RE: MOAB - Mother of All BS [annex]
US Army gas masks used to be equipped so that the person wearing it could safely drink from a canteen. I didn't have that option, but we were tough then and would rather breathe nerve gas than die of thirst (30 seconds versus several days). It was a special canteen cap that had a straw-system so you could suck up water from inside your mask and, I assume, drink it rather than drown.