Originally Posted by Toecutter
Tip: toss a pack of silica gel (like you get in the packaging when you buy electronics) in the goggle bag to help soak up moisture.
Good idea, but the problem is silica gel quickly gets full on water, especially the little disposable packets once they're outside the package.
If you want to get serious about this, you need to pick up a reusable silica gel like this one that says it's made for Pelican (there are a lots of knockoffs and it's hard to tell which is which, they all work fine).
You may also find reusable silica in plain pellet or powder form in bulk and not in a nice container in your crafts store for really cheap. These are used mainly for flower drying (google it). But you'll have to fashion your own container that conveniently allows the wet air to get to the silica. The engineering is in the container, not in the silica gel itself.
You may think, hey so you just heat and dry out my collection of free silica packets from beefjerky and my iphones to get the water out. But the problem with trying to dry out the disposable packets you got for free isn't the silica itself, but the glue and other materials in the packet they use to give the silica surface area. Those ingredients melt and just turn into blackgoo and leak out even say at 250F. You need to specifically get containers/packets that are meant to be reused
As a side tip, silica is a better to dry out electronics such as your wet cellphone than using rice. And you may find it useful to throw into your gym/gear bag and your boot box for summer storage. Once you pick up one container, you'll just decide to pick up a handful of these guys.