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What do those little silica packets do?


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#761 of 788 OFFLINE   Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 17 2011 - 12:06 PM




 


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Originally Posted by Bryan X /t/127749/what-do-those-little-silica-packets-do/720#post_3521894

Not too long ago, my wife and I took our boat out on the lake not realizing that I had a small silica packet with me. The people that lived along the lake were pissed.

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Where was I back in 09?  This is hysterical!
 


 


#762 of 788 OFFLINE   Bryan X

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Posted September 17 2011 - 12:55 PM

True story, Adam. :D

#763 of 788 OFFLINE   Don Giro

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Posted September 19 2011 - 03:49 AM

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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#764 of 788 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted September 19 2011 - 06:13 PM

It's good to have Tony Whalen back on the boards. I was worried for a time that apparently silica was able to absorb member accounts here on the HTF, but somehow Tony overcame the problem. Thanks for visiting Costco and buying that giant tub of salsa.


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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#765 of 788 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted October 06 2011 - 03:54 AM

http://www.hometheat.../480/height/480

http://www.cafepress..._shorts,1651017

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#766 of 788 OFFLINE   CaseyL

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Posted November 23 2011 - 11:18 AM

I don't even think the author knows what they're used for. Since nobody's mentioned it so far: they absorb moisture.


PFFFFFFF!!!!! You fool. EVERYONE knows they absorb Lava.

#767 of 788 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted December 06 2011 - 08:38 AM

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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#768 of 788 OFFLINE   Joseph Howard

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Posted December 06 2011 - 12:17 PM

What do you then do with the extraordinarily humongous silica packs after they absorb waterworld?
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#769 of 788 OFFLINE   Joseph Howard

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Posted December 06 2011 - 12:23 PM

G'Kar knows what really controls the Shadows - Silica Packets

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#770 of 788 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted December 06 2011 - 12:23 PM




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Originally Posted by Joseph Howard /t/127749/what-do-those-little-silica-packets-do/750#post_3877053


What do you then do with the extraordinarily humongous silica packs after they absorb waterworld?



sleep on them, they'll be like giant water beds!


 


#771 of 788 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 15 2013 - 07:39 PM

I was just wondering if maybe it was silica which absorbed Huddler...causing it to disappear...


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#772 of 788 OFFLINE   MikeSerrano

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Posted May 21 2013 - 06:55 PM

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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#773 of 788 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted May 21 2013 - 07:05 PM

So it's been awhile since I've been here...

 

Welcome home, Mike!  :welcome:

 

We had all figured the silica packets had gotten you!


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#774 of 788 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted May 21 2013 - 07:09 PM

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.  :)



#775 of 788 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted May 31 2013 - 08:35 AM

The Sahara - Once a paradise of water, plants, wildlife. Then some joker got careless with silica packets, diaster followed. 


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#776 of 788 OFFLINE   Paul_Fisher

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Posted September 19 2014 - 11:02 AM

Just got some today, man they look tasty.



#777 of 788 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted September 19 2014 - 06:44 PM

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.  Posted Image


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#778 of 788 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted September 20 2014 - 02:49 PM

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 :-)

 

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#779 of 788 OFFLINE   Craig S

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Posted September 28 2014 - 10:01 PM

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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#780 of 788 OFFLINE   Paul_Fisher

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Posted September 29 2014 - 06:57 AM

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...

 

Oh it's true, you better believe it.






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