- Jul 2, 2020 at 10:40 am #3655880Dondo .BPL Member
@dondoLocale: Colorado RockiesJul 8, 2020 at 5:34 pm #3657066owareusa.comBPL Member
@bivysack-com-2-2Locale: East Washington
I have made some of brushed tricot with olyfun (which unlike the so called experts on NPR say is not spun bonded, think Tyvek, but point bonded, think reusable grocery bags) liners that are super breathable but thick and carry the static charge that helps attract airborne particles. Maybe my next ones will include some wool, like the Spanish flu versions of long ago for even more 3d and static charge. The quilting cotton versions I made you couldn’t breath thru and so your breath just escaped around the edges.
(Is Spanish Flu okay to say?, I hear the President using similar language for the current pandemic and being called racist.)Jul 8, 2020 at 5:54 pm #3657070Murali CBPL Member
I love the HMG masks…..no fogging of glasses as the wire can be molded onto the nose. I tried bandana, other cloth masks – home made, store bought – none were as comfortable as the HMG ones with respect to breathing and ear pain due to the mask loops. I have worn these on my long training hikes – 11 miles, 2000 feet of climb without removing them. Sometimes on the steep ascents, I will have to slow down a bit or remove the mask – but, I just slow down and wear it the whole time. They do get wet by the time I am done – but this is Austin, TX with a heat index of 100 by noon. On trail, it should be fine – I will probably take two and keep it in my pant pocket – worn weight:-)Jul 8, 2020 at 6:05 pm #3657072Murali CBPL Member
Generation 1 HMG masks with black ear loops weight 0.46, 0.49 oz etc (weighed two random ones of the lot of 5)….second generation ones with white ear loops weight 0.39, 0.4 oz….:-) The white ear loops are better as they do not hurt my ears at least – the blacks ear loops did.Jul 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm #3657082Jerry AdamsBPL Member
@retiredjerryLocale: Oregon and Washington
The reason the phrase “Chinese Flu” is racist is because after politicians used it in an attempt to blame others for their failures, Chinese people started being harassed. People quit going to Chinese restaurants…
As opposed to the “Spanish flu” which was named after Spain, the only country that didn’t suppress news about the flu, didn’t originate in Spain. I wonder if Spanish people in the U.S. were harassed at the time? Definitely no Spanish people or restaurants being harassed now.
When you trivialize the racism of using the phrase “Chinese flu” it enables people that use it as a racist term.
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