How to Prepare for the Fall Hunting Season & Properly Store Your Ammunition

​In many states, the fall hunting season has officially begun. Whether you prefer small-game hunting with friends and family or hunting by yourself, the fall season brings in great hunting opportunities. Planning in advance of taking your first hunting trip of the season is extremely important to ensure a smooth and safe trip. Besides getting your hunting license and permits squared away, be sure that your firearms are clean and that your ammunition is free from any damage that may have been caused by improper storage.

Just like proper firearm maintenance ensures good functioning, properly storing and maintaining your ammo will help ensure firearm functionality. Taking simple steps to store your ammo in the right conditions will help preserve it and keep it in working order when it comes time to use it for hunting. Here are a few suggestions for properly storing your ammunition and firearms:

  • According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guns should be stored unloaded and locked. Ammunition is stored in a locked container in a location separate from the gun.
  • Ensure that your ammunition and firearms are not stored in a location that exposes it to extreme heat. This includes avoiding storing your ammunition in a car on a hot day.
  • When you purchase ammo, label the container it comes in with the date of purchase. Then when selecting ammo for use, be sure to use the oldest ammo first to keep the stock rotating efficiently.
  • Humidity is a major threat to all firearms and ammunition. Humid temperatures can be a primary cause of deterioration of ammunition, leading to corrosion and the ammo being unsafe to use. Using gun safes to store your firearms and ammo are great solutions, but moisture is still a problem. To prevent damaging your firearms and ammunition from humidity, equip your safe with a renewable dehumidifier.

The dehumidification experts at Eva-Dry have the solution to your moisture concerns. They have numerous product offerings to fit your needs like the Eva-Dry E-333 which a great, eco-friendly option for your gun safe. The dehumidifier uses silica gel technology to absorb moisture that may creep into the safe, without the use of batteries or power. As the compact unit absorbs the humidity, there is an indicator window that contains crystals that will change from Orange (dry) to Green (wet). Once it has reached its capacity, plug in the unit in a well-ventilated area until the crystals change back to Orange and the unit is ready to be used again. This renewable dehumidifier, like the others in the Eva-Dry product line, can last for up to 10 years!

"Humidity and moisture can damage and possibly ruin your ammunition, especially long term," said Matt Henson, Vice President of Business Development for Eva-Dry. "To help avoid corrosion caused by these culprits, we recommend using one of Eva-Dry's renewable dehumidifiers to keep the humidity levels in your gun safe or other storage areas at normal levels.”

This fall hunting season, be safe and protect your firearms and ammunition from the dangers of humidity with a dehumidifier from Eva-Dry.

About Eva Dry Dehumidifiers

Since 2003, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have earned their reputation as the safest, healthiest and most efficient method to reduce ambient moisture by providing a higher absorption rate than alternate disposable dehumidifying products. The compact, renewable Eva-Dry units reduce humidity to fight mold, moisture and mildew in homes, boats, RVs, safes, and other valuable item storage. Visit http://www.eva-dry.com, or call (877) 382-3790 for more information.

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For the past decade, Eva-Dry compact dehumidifiers have been the most efficient way to gather moisture and have an absorption rate much higher than, more traditional (disposable) dehumidifying products on the market through the years and today.