Soldiers are trained to endure the discomfort of a gas mask. Are you ? I would like to, at the very least, raise your awareness for preparedness in the event of a chemical or biological disaster.
Biological and Chemical Warfare can rear its ugly head in the form of a pandemic, as in Influenza or the Swine Flu; or as a result of a dirty bomb, etc...
An excellent publication on this subject is "Survival Guide for Chemical and Biological and Radiological Terrorism" by Elizabeth Terry and J. Paul Oxer, P.E.
It is important to have a plan. Better safe than sorry !
Gas Masks : Original Painting by Will Wieber SOLD ‹(•¿•)›