Whether you purchased a new pair of shoes, an electronic item or pretty much anything these days… the box containing these items has silica gel packets. They are ubiquitous to any product where moisture can potentially ruin a product, but most of us throw away Silica Gel Packets without giving them a second thought.
In fact, I was only vaguely aware they served any purpose at all – “they absorb moisture” was what I was told as a kid and after that, I never really gave them any thought at all.
In reality, the moisture absorbing power of Silica Gel Packets has many more applications than their intended purpose. You can use them just about anywhere moisture is an issue or to absorb moisture if something that is water sensitive is exposed to the elements.
Once you see these awesome ideas on the next page, I would be willing to bet you will wonder how many you have thrown away over the years that you could have reused.
Good for snacks!
Thanks for this! Any closet could certainly benefit from something that helps keep the moisture level down too. Silica gel would work perfectly!
Put them in your map case
Not much potential left in used ones…
I use silica cat box filler in sox sin my gun safe works great
I always save those.
I get about 10-20 of these packets a week, they are in every tool bag, tool box gun case, ammo case that I have also have a bunch just stored in plastic bags whe I need them
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We have cans full, lots of uses for them
Ignites when mixed with potassium permanganate
I keep em in my gun safe.
Stops my hooks from rusting in my tackle box and all my gun cases and ammo.
I save them to put in ammo can. Not really sure if they’re doing anything but I would like to believe so
always save them for the gun safe…
I see nothing but the purpose they are made for????
I put em in my ammo boxes
My gun cabinets are full of these
So are my foid storage containers
I do the same thing. Put them in my gun safe. I also put them with my cast iron cookware.
Use these for my tackle box
I already reuse these for my magic cards
Ammo boxes, gun cases are my uses for them.
Lmao… or just eat them
Nancy K. Goble
I have used these in my gun cabinets for years. A lot of people use expensive de humidifiers for no reason. Anywhere I store weapons including knives, you’ll find these packets there and they work perfectly !
been keeping mine you’ll need them some day
I keep one in with my char.
No, throw them out. Once they are expressed to the air they are ruined. Too much moisture in everyday air to be useful.
For river folk helos absorb all your s**t