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Keeping paper work dry in a damp shed

Q. What should I use to absorb dampness from a file in a shed which itself smells damp? Lorraine W. Stroup Malibu, Calif.

A. Silicone gel is your answer. Obtainable usually at hobby or arts-and-crafts stores, this drying material is a real dampness swallower. It is used by manufacturers of delicate machinery or materials which must be kept dry in transit or storage. Thus, it ought to keep your file dry.

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About that damp smell in the shed: Can it be ventilated to help squelch the odor?

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