Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/08

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Subject: [Leica] OT: Safe Storage
From: hsofi at (Horacio Sofi)
Date: Wed Sep 8 21:31:59 2004
References: <> <p05111004bd6584226a9a@[]>

"Fahrenheit 451" the film that Francois Truffaut 
directed in 1966, and the real flash point of paper.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Karen Nakamura" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2004 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] OT: Safe Storage

> You should call the manufacturer and ask about the fireproofing. Many 
> document safes use a material that releases moisture during a fire. 
> This helps keep the temperature of the inside of the safe below 
> farenheit 911 (or whatever the real flash point of paper is, 212? 
> darn Michael Moore).
> This chemical might release moisture during normal conditions that 
> might be hazardous to your camera; or during a fire the hot vapor 
> might be just as bad. Anyway, you should call the safe company.
> If it's a totally "dry" system, then just a couple of canisters of 
> silica gel will keep the innards dry. I like to get the rechargeable 
> silica in transparent plastic containers that you can recharge by 
> microwaving for a couple of minutes.
> In Japan, I have all my equipment in a giant tupperware box that they 
> sell expressly for the purpose of keeping moisture out. Inside, I 
> have several bags of silica gel including sachets that I repurposed 
> from my kitchen (Japanese flavored nori/seaweed always comes with 
> some).  Nuking dries them out again.
> Karen
> -- 

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