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I don't take enough pills to do the same, but Amazon lists 50 packets of silicagel dessicant for $17. https://www.amazon.com/10g-Silica-G...137&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=silicajel+dessicant

Betcha a buck with a little searching you could find it in larger quantities and cheaper. Lots of tools and gadgets would benefit from desiccant use. Planes, scrapers and chisels come to mind.

You can dry it out in an oven to renew it. I have some 1/8 inch desiccant balls in a jar to keep my hearing aids dry. There are some blue ones in there that gradually turn white. A minute in the microwave and they turn blue again.

Here's the Amazon link to bulk quantities of the stuff. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=industrial&field-keywords=dessicant
 

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If you load the bulk beads into "bean bags", make the bags out of cotton or light canvas. You don't want to put acrylic fabrics in a hot oven. We're bone dry out in the Mojave Desert, so rust isn't a problem, but for folks in muggy country, I think this stuff renders serious help.'

Just thinking about being able to see the color change that indicates it needs refreshing. What about putting the stuff into bottles and making holes in the top? You can save or get bottles in all sizes. When I used to go to big meetings, they'd have small, 2oz jars of jams and jellies. I copped a dozen or so of them and they'd be perfect for this task. I pour the beads onto a plate to dry them out in the microwave. Those small jars are pretty tough and are unlikely to break with heat or even rough handling.

Or you could get 2 oz Mason jars https://www.amazon.com/Mason-Jar-Ou...523&sr=8-5&keywords=2+oz+glass+jars+with+lids

For larger iron tables or rust prone steel, you can't beat this stuff: https://www.amazon.com/Boeshield-RF...pID=41t4azFU8uL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
 
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