Gun Safe Dehumidifiers
Storing ammunition improperly is dangerous and wasteful. Dangerous, because corroded bullets can randomly fire. Wasteful, because once they start to rust and corrode, they must be disposed. Ammunition is frequently sold in paper or cardboard boxes, which means both the container and its content are vulnerable to a very serious enemy: Moisture.
Protecting your ammunition supply from damaging moisture and humidity is fairly easy, even if you live in coastal or other very humid areas.
3 Steps For Proper Ammunition Storage:
Use a better container. Cardboard is light and cheap: two reasons why manufacturers use it. But for long term storage you should use a plastic or metal container that will seal out moist air. Even if you are storing your ammunition supply in a home, the container itself will likely need additional moisture control.
Lower the humidity within the container. A mini-dehumidifier filled with silica gel, a well-known and trusted desiccant, will actually absorb the moisture right out of the air. These are available in little packets but you need to think about the size of your container. Most plastic bins will be too large for a small packet to handle. Choosing the right dehumidifier might also save you more money, if you choose one that is renewable.
Rotate your ammunition. Long term storage shouldn’t mean it goes ignored until you’re ready to use it. Periodically check your bins and rotate the ammunition in a way you can remember (top to bottom for instance). If you are using a renewable dehumidifier, take that time to plug it in and release the moisture back into the air, so that you can reuse it again.
These steps also apply to your guns stored in a safe or cabinet. Rust on a weapon will ruin it. A small dehumidifier about the size of a smoke detector should fit nicely in your gun cabinet and will remove the moisture from the air within the container. If your collection is valuable to you, protect it!
If you are also storing loose gunpowder or fireworks, these same steps apply. Moisture and radical temperature changes will ruin powders, explosives, bullets, shells, and guns. Store everything in a protected, cool, and dry environment and your bulk purchase has a greater chance of paying off in the long run. If you have already found rust on your gun or ammunition you may be able to remove this gently with a bit of steel wool. Then, store it with a dehumidifier in a carefully sealed container. The moisture damage may be reversible.
Gun and rifle enthusiasts are often also outdoorsmen and hunters who will find the right dehumidifier to be a versatile tool in defense against moisture. Protect your hunting weapons, radio electronics and GPS, watches, ammunition, matches, and food supplies with a portable, safe, dehumidifier. Eva-Dry has combined with Real Tree to create a camouflaged unit that can fit into your packs, storage boxes, or gun cases. Hunting clothes often take on musty, mildew odors that can be eliminated by containing them with an Eva-Dry unit. Small and affordable dehumidifiers are versatile enough to be placed virtually anywhere in your home, RV, attic, barn, garage or boat. They are a valuable part of any moisture strategy for humid environments, protecting your belongings and investments. Stock up on what you need to protect your stock-piled ammunition supply. Eva-dry Dehumidifiers are available on Amazon, at your local Ace Hardware, at www.eva-dry.com or by calling 877-382-3790.
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