Eggs can be amazing and edible, but one thing is that they are not unbreakable.
The good news for egg-loving campers is that despite their fragile reputation, those delicious little orbs can travel quite well on their next outdoor adventure.
How to Carry
- The easiest way to carry fresh eggs on a camping trip is to buy a plastic egg carrier. These are available at sporting goods stores and many major discount stores. They usually have a dozen eggs, are made of unbreakable plastic, and are inexpensive.
– The second principle is to keep everything clean, as bacterias in raw meat and poultry products can easily spread to other foods through juices dripping from packages, hands, or utensils.
When transporting raw meat and poultry, double wrap or place packages in plastic bags to prevent juices from raw products from dripping onto other foods, always wash your hands before and after handling the food and do not use the same containers and utensils for cooked foods that you use for raw meat and poultry.
- A different option is to break eggs at home, preferably in a bowl, break the yolks with a fork or whisk and mix them with the whites.
Pour the eggs into an airtight container that can hold temperatures well, add half a teaspoon of salt for each cup of whole eggs if you are planning to preserve the mixture through freezing. The salt will keep the eggs from getting chewy.
– Packing fresh eggs or an egg mixture should be stored in a refrigerator along with your other cold foods, and when carried, should be kept in a cooler at a good temperature for later use.
- However, another method of carrying eggs throughout your camping trip is to bring the powdered variety. Powdered or freeze-dried, eggs can be purchased in quantities ranging from single-dose sachets of two-pound cans (the equivalent of 85 eggs). Simply mix with hot water to reconstitute the powder and use the resulting product as you would with fresh eggs. There is no need to keep the powders refrigerated, and they have a shelf life of up to 12 months if opened and 5 to 10 years if unopened. More food hacks.
Advice and Warnings
– Small and medium-sized eggs tend to have thick shells and do not break so easily.
– There is a difference in taste between fresh eggs and powdered eggs:
1 whole egg = 3 tablespoons of the whole egg mixture
5 whole eggs = whole 1 cup egg mixture
– Do not freeze raw eggs in their shells, freezing all the eggs will cause the whites and yolks to expand and the shells to break.
– Do not freeze hard-boiled eggs, as they will become rubbery throughout their white part.
Why We Must Pack Our Food Properly?
If food is not handled properly, food borne illnesses can become an unwanted ingredient for our day of fun, which is why we should always keep in mind the full conservation of our food to keep us healthy and not ruin an entire day.
When bringing eggs to a camp, the right measures should be taken so that they do not arrive in a bad state and have to be discarded or intoxicate people who eat them.
They should be treated with great care, as eggs are extremely delicate, but they provide a good source of food and carbohydrates.
Fresh air revives the spirit and mind, hiking, camping, and boating are good activities for active individuals and families, and in some countries, you can enjoy the outdoors for two to three seasons a year, in some cases, these activities last a day or more and involve preparing at least a series of meals to spend all the time necessary.