Keeping Tackle Dry

Silica packets are used to control moisture and mold and don’t take up much space

silica dry box

silica dry box

Recently, Capt. James Dean Putzig showed me a great trick for keeping moisture out of small tackle boxes. For several years, he’s been saving and recycling those annoying little silica packets marked “do not eat” that come inside the packaging of most dry goods. You can find them anywhere from shoeboxes to packages of beef jerky.

Silica packets are used to control moisture and mold and don’t take up much space, so by adding a few of these little packets to your tackle boxes and small storage bins, you can help eliminate moisture, mold and rust. The silica packets last for a long time and don’t fall apart if they get wet. Best of all, you can find them anywhere, and they’re free!

Capt. Jason “Tiny” Walcott
West Palm Beach, Florida