What do those little silica packets do?

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  1. Adam Gregorich

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    Where was I back in 09? This is hysterical!
     
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    True story, Adam. :D
     
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    I stick one under each arm during the summer. Way better than anti-antiperspirant..
    (Sorry if it's been said before...)
     
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    Thanks Marko!
    It was close. I unpacked a new Christmas tree a couple seasons back... there were HUGE silica packets in there.. and I was close to my fish tank at the time.
    It was like getting caught in opposing g-forces... almost didn't make it.
    Luckily, my wife came out of the kitchen with a bowl of mango salsa and saved the day....
    Close call....
    :)
     
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    PFFFFFFF!!!!! You fool. EVERYONE knows they absorb Lava.
     
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    You know that Kevin Costner movie, Waterworld? Why didn't he just throw a couple of packets of silica into the ocean? Viola! Who cares about the polar caps melting? We Have Silica!!!
     
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    What do you then do with the extraordinarily humongous silica packs after they absorb waterworld?
     
  9. Joseph Howard

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    G'Kar knows what really controls the Shadows - Silica Packets
    [​IMG]
     
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    sleep on them, they'll be like giant water beds!
     
  11. Mike Frezon

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    I was just wondering if maybe it was silica which absorbed Huddler...causing it to disappear...
     
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    So it's been awhile since I've been here... and I must admit that it made me smile to see this thread.
     
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    Welcome home, Mike! :welcome:

    We had all figured the silica packets had gotten you!
     
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    I love that this thread is still around.I just returned to the Alberta prairies after a couple of weeks at various (humid) western coastal cities.I think I know how a silica packet feels. All the moisture has been leached outta my skin by the dry prairie wind. :)
     
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    The Sahara - Once a paradise of water, plants, wildlife. Then some joker got careless with silica packets, diaster followed.
     
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    Just got some today, man they look tasty.
     
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    Nice thread bump.

    I got a BUNCH of packets the other day...meant to come here and post...but forgot. :(

    Now I'm thinking the silica may have absorbed some of my thoughts. [​IMG]
     
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    I get a packet every now and then, they come in some hiking boots, freeze dried meals, etc..

    Ive kind of stopped collecting them, ya know they could be very dangerous in the wrong hands :)

    Jay
     
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    Wow, it's crazy seeing this thread again. I first posted on this topic over 11 years ago!

    And I still have no idea if this stuff about silica and salsa is true, or just a rumor started on some internet forum somewhere...
     
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    Oh it's true, you better believe it.
     

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