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Stay Prepared With This DIY Riot Mask

If you can’t get your hands on a high-quality gas mask, this DIY riot mask is a great backup plan. Check out the tutorial below to learn how to make a mask that filters the air in an emergency situation.

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Stay Prepared With This DIY Riot Mask

If you can’t get your hands on a high-quality gas mask, this DIY riot mask is a great backup plan. Check out the tutorial below to learn how to make a mask that filters the air in an emergency situation.

How to Make Your Own Riot Mask

Nothing beats a genuine gas mask, but this DIY riot mask is the next best thing. Though it doesn’t offer the full protection of a gas mask, it does make breathing a lot easier. Using a large empty water bottle, a vinegar-soaked cotton ball, and a dryer sheet, you can make a quick riot mask that can help you breathe in an emergency situation. Check out the steps below to see how it’s done, and be sure to leave your own riot mask tips in the comments!

How to Make a DIY Riot Mask:

Step 1: Trace a large cut-out into your water bottle.
DIY Riot Mask Step One

The opening should be about the same size as your face.

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Step 2: Use scissors to cut the opening.
DIY Riot Mask Step Two

Step 3: Tape the edges of the opening.
DIY Riot Mask Step Three

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Step 4: Apply a second layer of tape.
DIY Riot Mask Step Four

Step 5: Use a hammer and nails to poke three holes in the cap.

DIY Riot Mask Step Five

Step 6: Dip a cotton ball into a cup of vinegar.
DIY Riot Mask Step Six

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Step 7: Insert a dryer sheet and close the cap.
DIY Riot Mask Step Seven

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Step 8: Put the mask over your face.
DIY Riot Mask Step Eight

See the complete tutorial in the video below:

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Stay Prepared With This DIY Riot Mask

Do you have a DIY riot mask of your own? We’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and tell us about your survival must-haves!

Last update on 2021-05-15 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API




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  1. Chagai Dubrawsky

    January 19, 2018 at 6:25 AM

    Invention to develop and market stat: A tool applied as wearable enables the owner to defend itself against any injury-death.INSTANTLY. This is not a weapon. It is Harmless. Can be produced and marketed immediately..
    Act now!

  2. Roy

    January 19, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Looks like it will fog up like a MF.

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