Non-Dairy Creamer Desiccant packets

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by Motomom34, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    They say you learn something new everyday, today I learned:
    DIY Desiccants and Alternatives - Survival Sullivan

    This is great. Do it yourself desiccant packets. I like that it will harden when moisture is absorbed. I have some of silica gel packets that I paid a lot of money for and I am not sure if they are still good. I may have to recharge them but the creamer idea is great. I know that rice can be used to absorb moisture because my Grandma used to put a few grains in our salt shaker.

    Non-dairy creamer did great in a test of absorbing moisture, it was not the best but it did score higher then silica-
    silica or calcium chloride to keep food dry? - Dallas Raw Food

    How to make a non-dairy creamer desiccant packet-
    Some say sew a little fabric pouch but I also read you can used a basic coffee filter to hold your creamer. Whatever you place the non-dairy creamer in to absorb moisture, it must be breathable.

    I have never read of anyone using non-dairy creamer for moisture removal and would like feed back of someone who has. I am thinking it would be a good cost effective method for short term storage, 1-3 years.
  2. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Don't know about using it as a dryer, but coffee creamer burns most excellently.....

    BTW - just saw the other day that Brits call this junk "Whitener" and as such, recognize that cream has nothing to do with the product but that chemistry does.....
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  3. svjoe

    svjoe Angry Monkey

    Found that out the hard way as a kid burning trash!!!
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  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Looks a lot like a Flour Explosion....
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  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    flour explodes quite nicely and burns like ...the dickens. (Explosion at a Bartlett Grain Co. Flour Mill)
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  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    If'n ya was to have a bit of sugar, flower, salt and creamer combined in the correct ratio, makes a nice bang, and burns for quite a bit! Not that I have any experience with said mixture! I saw a sugar explosion and fire back when I was a kid, boy did that sucker go up good! If I remember right, that one was 120 ton's worth!!!
  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    That is really bizarre to me. creamer is flammable? And you can burn flour? What make all this stuff burn so hot like and explosion?

    I feel like it is April Fool's Day. (n)
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    It isn't the creamer per se, but the fact that it's dust. Any dust, even without otherwise flammable content can be burned if stirred thoroughly with air and supplied with a spark, even talcum powder. There is so much surface area with dust that fire is nearly explosive when unrestrained or contained. In the open just burns. Rapidly. If the creamer was a brick, it would be more difficult to light, but still could be burned.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Flour.... Natures Fuel/Air Explosive.... before modern Safety Requirements, more Grain Elevators were blown up than stood for over a decade...
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  10. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Dust boosted explosives... we had a major manufacturing plant in the area that manufactures medical components... blew up and killed a number due to a dust explosion...
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