rice trick

The Rice Trick

by Scott on December 30, 2009

Rice is something you should be able to find almost anywhere.  If you happen to drop a camera or iPod in the water or it gets wet in the rain, first pull the battery out if possible and do not turn it on.  Next grab something breathable like a coffee filter or tea bags(even a sock if there’s nothing else), then place or wrap the camera in the coffee filter. What you want to prevent is tiny pieces of rice getting stuck in the ports.   Place the camera and coffee filter in a couple cups of dry rice.  The rice will pull the moisture out of the equipment.  Let it sit for a couple days.  Now of course this won’t always work but it is definitely worth a try.

Also if you know your going to an area with high humidity you can bring a small plastic container (anything small enough to put an iPod and camera in at night).  Then just take the tea out of a teabag and replace it with rice.  At night put the small electronics and the rice bag in the box.  That way the rice works like desiccant which are those small bags of stuff that are in boxes of new electronics.  The rice will dehumidify everything overnight.

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