By Gaye Levy – Backdoor Survival
In 2013 when I first wrote about desiccants, the context surrounding the use of desiccants was a mystery to me. I knew that little pillows of gel were frequently packaged with with electronic gizmos, new shoes, pill bottles and even clothing purchased over the internet. I also knew that many articles, books and websites with information about long term food storage also talked about desiccants.
As far as my knowledge of desiccants went, I was clueless. What are they? How are they used? And were they really necessary? It seemed that depending upon who you consult, they were absolutely 100% necessary or a total waste of time and money. Talk about being confused.
About the author:
Gaye Levy started Backdoor Survival so that she could share her angst and concern about our deteriorating economy and its impact on ordinary, middle-class folks. She also wanted to become a prepper of the highest order and to share her knowledge as she learned it along the way. On Backdoor Survival you will find survival and preparedness tools and tips for creating a self-reliant lifestyle through thoughtful prepping and optimism.
To read more from Gaye, visit her website, Backdoor Survival. You can also follow Gaye on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest or purchase her eBook, The Prepper’s Guide to Food Storage on Amazon.com.