Testing cheapo knock-off gas masks from China and other sketchy locations.
What could go wrong?
Mike’s tears tell us the story.
Seriously though readers and watchers, buying the cheapest solution to emergency equipment is nearly universally a bad idea. Those products exist to make you feel like you’re prepared for X, Y, or Z event. Investing in a quality solution that fits your use case, and the training to use it, is better money spent 10 out of 10 times.
Invest in a single quality handgun, maybe a dedicated carry gun too, a single quality rifle, the supporting equipment for them, and the training to use them. Do that with emergency medical, with weather emergencies, power loss, and for riot conditions as your local situation warrants. Have all that in process and then you can grab as many extras, backups, and whatever you want just because you want them. That “essentials” list is already a sizeable investment of time and money, even if you’re frugal with your purchases.