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Went for a walk in the rain

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    This is when the PSK comes in to play. I always carry a 1 gallon Zip Lock baggie in my PSK. The last 2 times I used one was to store pistol magazines as I was crossing a stream, and the last time was used as an "ice pack" to a friends sprained ankle.

    Zip Lock baggies can be rolled down very thightly, and banded with a little duct tape ( that comes handy every so often ). they are as useful as 550 paracord. Great to have around.

    P.S. PSK ( personal survival kit ). Check out Doug Ritter's survival packs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    You need to place it under infrared lights to keep it from shrinking down to a .380 as it dries. And for heavens sake don't put it in the dryer or it'll shrink down to .22 LR.
    I got a pretty good laugh out of that one.
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    Funny, I got caught in that same storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    You need to place it under infrared lights to keep it from shrinking down to a .380 as it dries. And for heavens sake don't put it in the dryer or it'll shrink down to .22 LR.
    Or load it with .45's while it's still wet...you can stretch it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aedinius View Post
    That's what I figured. Now to deal with my wet shoes...
    Put them on and wear them until they dry. They'll fit better than ever.
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    I got dump in the lake with my Kimber and 2 mags. I dried and oiled the gun and took the ammo to the range and all went bang. The gun was in the lake for about 20 minutes before we got to shore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Or load it with .45's while it's still wet...you can stretch it!
    That was good
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    anybody whos hunted in the rain will tell you...it doesnt hurt a thing...clean & lube it it as you would nomally...the lubricant you use isnt just to make things run smoothly...it protects internals also...
    +1. We've gone so far as to sink guns in Lake Okeechobee while duck hunting - we found the guns (yes, it has happened more than once), took them home and took them apart, oiled them, and they were good as new.

    As for your shoes, wallet and cell, place them under the intake for the A/C. It will dry them out very fast. Also, for the cell phone, I would open it up (if you can) and let the whole thing dry out for 24 hours, then spray just a touch of TC-11 on the electronics inside (if you were able to open it up). It should work good as new, so long as you didn't try starting it when it was wet.

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    If you ever have a Carbon steel firearm that gets wet internally and you cannot get to it pronto to prevent rusting...you can saturate the entire firearm internally and externally with WD40.
    Spray the inside heavily until the WD40 actually spills out...work the trigger and any/all controls and that will displace all of the water.

    Usually though if your firearm is already properly lubed it will already be pretty much moisture protected.
    You still do not want lots of water trapped internally so shake it out as best possible.
    And you can leave it in the sun for a while if you're camping to heat it up a bit.

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    +1 QKShooter! Excellent advice, as usual.
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    I took it to the range today, everything performed as expected. Thanks for the advice, I figured it was okay, but asking never hurts.
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