Ohh my god rust on my guns!
I'm pretty meticulous with my firearms. I clean them after every outing, wipe them down after handling them, keep them in secure locations, ensure there is a dehumidifier rod and desiccant packs/cans in the locations with the firearms. I also keep firearms on all three levels of my home. I've NEVER had rust, EVER.
I was in my basement this past weekend getting some ammo out for deer season when I noticed 3 of the 4 guns in the basement had a bit of rust on them, nothing serious and it wiped right off with a little gun oil. I made sure to oil them back up and placed them back in their spots. (Basement is finished)
All weekend it's been bothering me. These guns have been here for over a year, no rust. We run a room dehumidifier in the room as well to keep it regulated, it's on the same setting it's always been on. Then it struck me, my wife and I started showering in the basement bathroom each morning as to not wake our baby. The showering must have created extra moisture in the room.
Solution: turn the dehumidifier level up, I've also made a note in a month to check on these guns again and will do so to monitor their appearance.
Just thought I'd share in case anyone else runs in to this situation. It was really bothering me!
Don't Tread On Me is what it says and I'll take that to my grave.