Thank you to all who have replied. It seems like there is a delicate balance between too much and too little humidity. In general, I don't have a problem with mold in items I'm storing at home, but then I haven't used air tight containers before--just various camera bags to store my camera gear and plastic bags and boxes to store other stuff. Given that I'm mostly looking at the Pelican case for protection in times of storms with heavy rains or when I'm going to be out of town, I'm wondering if the solution might be to close the lid but not lock when I'm at home/work. That way, I'd keep out the dust (a much bigger issue at my house) but maybe this would not make things air/water tight and I could lock the case when I'm going to be gone for extended periods or know that storms are likely. Let me know if you think this might work or if I'm missing something. (Again, some risk here but so too it seems from drying out the gear.) Thanks again!
August 20, 2014, 01:28:23 PM
Topic: Pelican Storm Case Question (Read 3643 times)
My camera gear and telescope optics sits in plastic storage containers. They are not as waterproof as a true pelican case, but if you poured water from above the contents would stay dry. They are not sealed, but they do protect. When I go canoeing, that's when they go into the pelican case.....
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