Skip to comments.Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage
Posted on 10/24/2010 12:59:06 PM PDT by Immerito
Making your own Desiccant Packs for Long-term Firearm Storage By Burt Gummer I feel I have been denied critical, need-to-know information! (Tremors II)
With the political climate such as it is today, those of us who had enough for-sight to acquire firearms for the eventual need of preservation and survival have realized that long term storage will become a necessity. It will become a necessity because those in power would like the populous as dependant and passive as possible. This of course includes the right to keep and bear arms which the morons on the left & in the White House consider such a pesky little roadblock to the creation of the perfect socialist society. Damn those 2nd amendment rights!!
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Clean it, oil it, pack it. No need for desiccant. Just wipe it clean when it comes time to unpack it.
Beg to differ.
The article references burying the packed guns. If you do so, they had better be in a sealed container and, for belt and suspenders safety, be packed with desiccant.
Also, it you follow your prescription on a nice humid summer day, seal the gun in plastic, and it is stored in a location where the temperature drops significantly at some point, you will rust the crap out of your gun. If it’s not packed with desiccant to absorb the excess moisture.
It is not difficult to find desiccant materials in bulk and in a huge variety of packaged sizes online. Quite cheap, if you go to general packing materials sites not specialized gun stores.
Brass and Lead are more effective than a desiccant ... last time I checked it has worked for 234 years (couple of glitches, one being Katrina, but I think that was just mis-application of the product)
(Actually the Instruction manual is very short... “Be Judged by Twelve not Carried by Six”)
I would not recommend Damp Rid for packaging purposes. It is a type of desiccant that becomes liquid as it absorbs moisture. Quite messy, I would think, it nothing worse, in a package.
Damp Rid is designed for closets and other semi-open spaces. It would work in packaged applications if you can be sure it won’t spill.
Exactly. Seal it up in a piece of PVC pipe with some ammo and cleaning supplies and it will be good for several decades.
It’s all about perspective and assumptions.
I live in Colorado, where humidity is not a concern.
Also, I’d pack in newspaper, or similar, not plastic.
AND burying in the ground is not a consideration either.
Besides, if “they” are coming after them, THAT is when it’s time to use them!
Not hide them!
Use a vapor phase inhibitor (VPI)
When you buy a new gun many of the packages will have piece of paper in the box. The paper emits vapors that cling to the metal on a molecular basis to prevent corrosion.
You can buy emitters for this purpose.
Clean & oil you guns and put an inhibitor in your containment device, be it a gun safe or a PVC tube.
Emmiters are sized to the containment.
Some of these emitters work well and are designed for electronics.
Cortec for commercial and Bull Frog for sportsmen (same company) are worth looking into.
—exactly—saw it opined on an anti-gun screed that “buried” is ideal “storage” from their standpoint, -—
Craft stores sell it in gallon cans. Silica gel I believe.
When I got my SKS, it was completely immersed in Cosmoline. It would never have rusted in any kind of moisture. It took forever to get it all off, however.
When it’s time to bury ‘em,
It’s time to dig ‘em up!
Cosmoline is outdated by newer VPI greases & waxes.
Mine were all lost in a tragic boating accident.
I think you were the one who lost his reloading equipment in the same accident. Tragic!
I hate it when that happens. All that money sitting at the bottom of the lake. Sad... :((
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