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Since I was a kid, I have been throwing these little silica gel packets away. If I knew back then what I know now about silica gel, I would have a whole house full of these babies!
In layman’s terms silica gel soaks up moisture. Wikipedia says “Silica gel is a granular, vitreous, porous form of silicon dioxide made synthetically from sodium silicate. Silica gel is tough and hard; it is more solid than common household gels like gelatin or agar. It is a naturally occurring mineral that is purified and processed into either granular or beaded form. As a desiccant, it has an average pore size of 2.4 nanometers and has a strong affinity for water molecules.”
So whenever you buy new toys, items for the home and even wallets, keep the little packets of silica gel. Here are 3 that are not on the article…
1. Put packs in your ammo cans and gun cases/safes to keep dry.
2. Cut open the packs and saturate the beads with essential oils to create potpourri.
3. For items in storage, such as cars or anything prone to mildew. For use in engines of sitting vehicles.
Check out the 17 other uses for them and let me know if you have any more over on our Facebook page!
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.
- America's Natural Nuclear Bunkers: Find the Closest One to Your Home
- 56 Items to Stockpile in Your Easy Cellar