The humidity in my apartment has been around 50%.
As far as collectibles go, is this too humid? I know 40/45% is ideal for comfort but as far as damaging things, should I get a heavy duty dehumidifier?
I have damprids in my apartment but they don't drop the humidity at all.
Somewhat related question, are there any high end, very accurate hygrometers out there? I just use one of the top rated ones on Amazon but it doesn't seem super accurate.
Hi Avigo, how very weird, I had several of these 1943 dated USMC Heatabs, and sadly due to humidity I lost three of them, the tabs inside absorbed the humidity and dissolving the tabs the tubes then fell apart as well from the moisture.
literally just five minutes ago before finding your post I wrapped my last perfect one in food-wrap to preserve it and the tabs inside, I have had previous success doing this with other GI items, soap, chocolate bars, cigarette packs, and other items susceptible to moisture.
Being a round tube it is more difficult to seal the ends neatly, much easier on square items.
Also amused by your Avatar photo, I have the same style watch in my collection, but no-where as clean as your example......... Nice piece.
Good luck with your quest for protecting your collection.