LOL I made so many of them from crafts fabric (chiffon mostly but some silk too) and old T-shirts, that each of us now has about one to go with each of their favorite outfits.
I had to get 50 ouchless hair ties to make enough of the elastic loops that go around the ears. Also because I hate my glasses fogging from the mask, I used nose wire sewn into the top of the masks.
Total mats was less than for these disposable ones and they’re also nicer looking, more comfortable to wear for extended periods and wash very easily. BUT… Were they a pain in the rear to make!!! I’d better get some use for them next time it’s flu season!
Dang!! Me, too, I guess. I’ve not been into a food store since early March. I’m starting to run out of some items I’m unable to purchase online.
Yesterday I needed gasoline for my lawn equipment. No problem with that since it’s self service. After driving the ten miles and buying the gasoline, I drove across the road and into the parking lot of a small supermarket again last visited in March. I just wanted to do a little research and “see what I could see”. Had no intent to go inside (and I did not do so). Merely sat in the car and watched.
Well, I would say 60%-75% of the customers I observed, as they entered and left the store, were wearing masks. One store employee, out tending to shopping carts, was masked.
This told me the store was allowing entry by unmasked customers. Since you wear a mask to protect “the other guy”, and after giving it a bit of thought, I was not pleased. Decided as follows:
*I need to buy some masks
*I need to go into the store at a time when the fewest number of customers are present
So I came back to this thread to buy my own deal . . . . and I’m too late.
You can easily buy 50 masks for about $11-$12 on eBay, shipped from the U.S. The filter material should be non-woven meltblown, and you may want to do your own burn and water tests. The filter layer should not burn and should not absorb water.