Thought I would pass on some good island toys that help you weather the elements here in Dominica. Here is a cool little contraption to keep your cell phone/electronics dry while you are out boating, snorkeling, or walking to class in the rain-the waterproof otter box. You can find these at dive shops in the states or online through sites like Amazon. We’ve had ours for a while and never had trouble with it leaking. It’s perfect for Dominica living. Check out otter boxes FAQs for more info, especially if you are looking for something specific for a particular hand held device.
Right before Christmas a friend gave me one of these to try out, a closet dehumidifier. We have some cabinet space that seems to stay damp no matter how much we air it out. I’m pretty sure this a common occurrence in the tropics period. This box basically has crystals inside of it that absorb excess moisture in the air. When we left for the holidays the box was empty but when we returned it was full of about two inches of water. There is a fill line on the box that lets you know when to discard the container. One box lasts us about three months. You can find these dehumidifiers in the states at Walmart, Walgreens, Target, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Bed, Bath & Beyond etc. I’ve had a couple of friends here that have lost nice leather shoes or clothes to mold because the closets are so damp. So this is an easy no brainer solution if you have a problem area where you are renting.