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Old 02-29-2020, 16:20   #1
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Where to Wear A Gas Mask?

Jayson here and what is the best way to wear a gas mask when it is not being used? Most guys in my unit simply attach it to their vest and then secure it to the thigh using a piece of webbing; however the other day I saw our CSM wearing his like a satchel and wore his vest on top. I can see the merit with that setup as should he take his vest off, he will still have his mask with him.

I did some searching on the web and see that most wear their mask on the thigh, but rather than having it attached to the vest, it is secured to one's pant belt.

Is storing it more of a personal preference or is there a "better" way to store a gasmask on oneself? I am with a SVC BN (should it make a difference) so hopping in and out of a vehicle is something I would be doing rather than rucking on foot. Please respond. Thanks.

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