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Old 10-12-2012, 5:31 PM
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Default New use for crystal Tidy Cat

Winter is coming and the moisture is in the air. If you want to protect your ammo and don't want to spend a fortune on those little silica bags then you can use this trick. Buy "crystal" Tidy Cat, cat litter and add a small scoop to a coffee filter. Fold over and staple top. Voila! Silica packets to put in your ammo cans, range bag or gun safe. Cheap easy way to keep the moisture out.
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Old 10-12-2012, 5:45 PM
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um, that's a great idea!

shouldn't this be in a "great idea" thread?
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Old 10-12-2012, 5:48 PM
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LOL. Didn't know there was one of those!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:06 PM
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Lightbulb Caging the kittie litter....

Michael's Craft store has little mesh drawstring bags, about 2x3" in the wedding supplies area. I think they're for party favors, but it looks good for using the Tidy Cat Crystal too. And they won't rip. I think you could replace the ribbon with a twist-tie if you're really paranoid of escapee kitty litter...

http://www.michaels.com/Turquoise-Or...wedding-favors

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http://www.michaels.com/Organza-Bags...wedding-favors

They come in other colors too. I've even seen pink or black, our faves! They're really inexpensive, around a buck or two each (I'll update pricing).
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Those would work fine, Bonnie. Cute too. Coffee filters are cheap and well........more manly. LOL
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Thanks for the great tip! I am going to try this
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Great Idea! here I am trying to save all the little "do not eat" silica packets I get with my new shoes and telling my BF all the new shoes I buy is to protect our investments.
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Great Idea! here I am trying to save all the little "do not eat" silica packets I get with my new shoes and telling my BF all the new shoes I buy is to protect our investments.
You know it serves to purposes, great shoes, and protects contents of safe its a win win situation, I don't see whats the down side
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Cool idea. Any thoughts on using the silica gel beads commonly seen in desktop bamboo plants?
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I save those crystal packets from all the computers we get at work, the servers come with a couple of 2x4 inch bags of them. I have a coffee can literally full of those things. Also great in case someone drops their phone in water to dry it out.
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Great Idea! here I am trying to save all the little "do not eat" silica packets I get with my new shoes and telling my BF all the new shoes I buy is to protect our investments.
hahaha. . . that's what I've been doing too with all the "do not eat" packets from all the Trader Joe's seaweed I've been eating.
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Been doing that for awhile now for certain things. I take an envelope and punch holes all through it, load it with tidy cat silica, seal and throw in places I want it.
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Nice option and definitely the time of year here. If you have a bigger collection and dont want the nasty smell you can also try Dri-Rite from home depot. Big azz bag, cheap, and fill old tube socks with the stuff.
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This is brilliant!

Thanks for posting.

edit: smart would be if I could spell 'brilliant' right...
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