Most gun owners and all cartridge collectors are aware of the damage that humidity can do to their collections, especially in coastal and tropical areas.
Silica gel sachets have long been a means of reducing the problem but they've never offered a complete solution - especially for your gun safe.
Now available from Remington is the Model 365 Mini-dehumidifier. This portable, compact unit is designed to fit into any confined area where humidity can create problems.
Fully sealed, it contains Water Glass crystals - a new substance that is colorless, odourless and non-toxic, and has a much higher moisture absorption capacity than other desiccants. It will not release moisture back into the air so the unit will not leak or drip while in use. It also provides humidity protection for up to 60 days, depending on where it is actually used.
When the crystals have reached a stage of maximum absorption they turn pink - a situation that is visible through a clear panel in the front of the unit. To recharge and dry out the unit, simply plug it into a power point - a special adaptor is required - and leave it there for 10 to 12 hours. When the crystals have turned blue the dehumidifier is ready to go back to work. Product lifetime is estimated to be 10 years.