General Prepping, Self-Sufficiency

How To Reuse Silica Gel Packets

POSTED: April 25th, 2013, LAST UPDATED: September 11th, 2015

silica packets

These pesky, annoying little packets you get in pretty much everything from purses to boxed electronics are actually really handy to stockpile. Did you know Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture. Despite its misleading name, the silicate is actually a very porous mineral with a natural attraction to water molecules.

So, now I know this I will start to keep every single packet I find. These could be used to keep valuable papers, electronics,  and ammo dry and moist free. I am sure there are loads of other uses too!

How To Reuse Silica Gel Packets

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