Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Field kit tip
LA is under a storm warning. The weathermen are all in a tizzy ... they've actually got something to report. So in the spirit of the times, here's a tip to help keep your equipment field kit dry.
Take a handful of plain old rice and sew it into a cloth packet. The rice acts as a desiccant and works to rid your kit of moisture. Best of all, it shouldn't cost much at all.
I've even heard of folks using this tip as a cure for dropping their cell phone in water. They've made a few specially shaped packets and filled them with rice. They then placed them in a bowl with the phone. In a few days, they were able to get enough of the moisture out of the phone to power it on safely.