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    my yahoo answers question dident post......

    so i come to the foo!

    i know i know....i should have came here first....stupid me!

    Q: How long would i be able to keep eggs cold, and how do i do it?

    Q pt2: im going camping for 6 days, and i want to have some eggs, but i know i wont be able to keep them cool for 6 days straight. any ideas? any products that work best? how long do you think they would last?

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    Ever here of dry ice?
    "Never send a monkey to do a man's job." ~ Captain Leo Davidson ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by redirekib View Post
    Ever here of dry ice?
    yep, used to make bombs with that stuff, i was thinking about that, how long would you guess it would lest in a well insulated cooler?

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    Try some backpacking forums for more answers (backpacking.com is a good one - of course I'm on there too). Years ago, when at another company I worked in a Quality Assurance lab - and one of the company's products that was tested was styrifoam containers and we would have a pallet of eggs shipped from one plant to another around the country testing for egg breakage (in a refrigerated truck too) --- then they would be shipped back to us here in NY - where they were housed in a warehouse - not refrigerated. And after several weeks the eggs were basically given away. I got some - and lived. Boy Scouts were given several pallets of the eggs over the years too.

    Now, another answer via Google - and from a backpacker.

    How can I stop eggs spoiling on the trail?

    Q: I have a weakness for eggs. Love 'em. Don't care what they'll do to me, I have to have them. In the Navy, eggs are coated with a thin wax layer that will keep them fresh for about a month. Can I get these eggs somewhere, or can I do this myself? Also how long will a raw egg stay good when unrefrigerated? I would love to enjoy my eggs no matter how long I may be on the trail.

    A: I like eggs, too, and often take them backpacking. Eggs are extremely long lasting, and I am hard put to imagine a scenario in which they would not stay good for as long as you care to lug them. Two weeks, easy. Fresh eggs, in fact, have natural bacteria-killing agents and actually will last longer than unrefrigerated hard-boiled eggs. In short, you can pack in as many eggs as you think you'll want to eat (or carry—eggs are pretty heavy) and not worry much about spoilage. And, well, if one does go bad, you'll know about it when you crack it open. Does the phrase "smells like a rotten egg" mean anything to you? That's hydrogen sulfide you smell, and it's potent stuff. No mistaking it.

    Anyway, the wax bit was an attempt to "seal" the shell, which is porous, and prevent bacteria from getting inside. You can do this at home—just dip the eggs in warm paraffin wax. But I don't think it'll make much difference for you.

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    Personally I've camped for over a week with a couple of decent coolers - upgrading the ice as needed and we always had eggs with us and never had a problem. So they may have been in some cold ice water sometimes ... as I stated before ... I still live.

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    Found this~


    As a general rule, Dry Ice will sublimate at a rate of five to ten pounds every 24 hours in a typical ice chest. This sublimation continues from the time of purchase, therefore, pick up Dry Ice as close to the time needed as possible. Bring an ice chest or some other insulated container to hold the Dry Ice and slow the sublimation rate. Dry Ice sublimates faster than regular ice melts but will extend the life of regular ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Try some backpacking forums for more answers (backpacking.com is a good one - of course I'm on there too). Years ago, when at another company I worked in a Quality Assurance lab - and one of the company's products that was tested was styrifoam containers and we would have a pallet of eggs shipped from one plant to another around the country testing for egg breakage (in a refrigerated truck too) --- then they would be shipped back to us here in NY - where they were housed in a warehouse - not refrigerated. And after several weeks the eggs were basically given away. I got some - and lived. Boy Scouts were given several pallets of the eggs over the years too.

    Now, another answer via Google - and from a backpacker.

    How can I stop eggs spoiling on the trail?

    Q: I have a weakness for eggs. Love 'em. Don't care what they'll do to me, I have to have them. In the Navy, eggs are coated with a thin wax layer that will keep them fresh for about a month. Can I get these eggs somewhere, or can I do this myself? Also how long will a raw egg stay good when unrefrigerated? I would love to enjoy my eggs no matter how long I may be on the trail.

    A: I like eggs, too, and often take them backpacking. Eggs are extremely long lasting, and I am hard put to imagine a scenario in which they would not stay good for as long as you care to lug them. Two weeks, easy. Fresh eggs, in fact, have natural bacteria-killing agents and actually will last longer than unrefrigerated hard-boiled eggs. In short, you can pack in as many eggs as you think you'll want to eat (or carry—eggs are pretty heavy) and not worry much about spoilage. And, well, if one does go bad, you'll know about it when you crack it open. Does the phrase "smells like a rotten egg" mean anything to you? That's hydrogen sulfide you smell, and it's potent stuff. No mistaking it.

    Anyway, the wax bit was an attempt to "seal" the shell, which is porous, and prevent bacteria from getting inside. You can do this at home—just dip the eggs in warm paraffin wax. But I don't think it'll make much difference for you.

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    Personally I've camped for over a week with a couple of decent coolers - upgrading the ice as needed and we always had eggs with us and never had a problem. So they may have been in some cold ice water sometimes ... as I stated before ... I still live.
    amazing! thank you, im just like that guy. i love eggs.

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    I have read that coating them in glycerin will also work to seal them.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    You could just pack in a chicken.

    Eggs for days, then...chicken dinner!
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