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.