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Making Your Own DIY Desiccants
You know those little packs of beads in the box when you buy a new pair of shoes? That is silica gel and it keeps things dry. Silica gel is a desiccant, one of many that you are used to seeing and using everyday. While you may not use it all as a desiccant, the fact remains that desiccants are absolutely everywhere! People just don’t know (or care) or realize it. Preppers, on the other hand, pay attention to anything that can help extend the shelf life of their food and gear.
Like the article says:
“a desiccant is to moisture what an oxygen absorber is to the oxygen in the air.”
Removing moisture from food, or anything else you want to preserve, helps make the object in question safe from growing mold and rendering it useless or unsafe. Now imagine being able to make your own desiccants when you need them! Did you know rice is a natural desiccant? Many people who’ve dropped their phone in liquid know the trick of putting the phone in rice and letting it dry. While it doesn’t always work, it has a better success rate than air drying! Learn more by clicking the link below!