From a lot of different activities, camping gives you the chance to cook meals for yourself and others. When it comes to breakfast, there is nothing better than eggs with a hot cup of tea or coffee.
You already know how fragile eggs are. A simple, forceful touch and crack. Therefore, read this guide on how to safely pack eggs for camping and make a healthy breakfast for your whole crew.
According to camping experts, there are three methods you can pack eggs for camping:
- Carry the eggs in a separate secure container.
- Put the cracked eggs inside a completely sealed bottle.
- Carry powdered and dehydrated eggs.
Since it’s not an easy job to carry eggs in a pop-up camper truck for camping, let’s discuss in detail the above-mentioned methods to bring them safely to the campsite.
Carry the Eggs in a Separate Secure Container
If you want fresh eggs to cook for your breakfast, you have to carry all of them in a separate container. To do that, you have to make sure that the temperature stays lower than 40°F (4°C) while traveling and at the camping site as well. Why?
When an egg is kept outside at room temperature, a bacteria, Salmonella, grows inside the egg. That bacteria gradually contaminates the egg, and you might not even see any signs.
Moreover, once you eat a contaminated egg, you will get infected. The infection will lead you to suffer from diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. That’s why it’s highly recommended to cook eggs at 325°F (162°C), which is for stove cooking.
Therefore, keep the eggs container in an ice chest box or a camping fridge. Now, what type of container is suitable to carry eggs for camping?
The safest place for the eggs is a water bottle. So take a water bottle having a large mouth so that you can place the eggs inside easily.
A water bottle gives good protection to the eggs. It absorbs most of the shocks so that the eggs will stay in their places. For more protection, keep the bottle inside a woolen cloth that will work as a shock absorbent.
Moreover, you can either stack them up each other or place them side by side, depending on the shape and size of the water bottle. After filling the bottle with eggs, pour cold water, put on the cap, and close it.
That way, the eggs will stay safe at a cool temperature. When you take out an egg from the bottle, don’t forget to fill up the bottle with cold water.
You can also put the eggs inside a rice container. Since a rice container is never tightly packed and has small gaps among the rice grains, that container also works as a shock absorbent.
Therefore, securely place the eggs inside a rice container with random gaps. By keeping them at a distance from each other, the eggs won’t crack each other. Now the eggs are secure from all sides.
You can also buy an egg holder which can accommodate up to 12 eggs. An egg holder gives good protection and keeps the eggs secure. For additional cushioning, you can place the egg holder between the stack of your clothes in the camping bag.
Make sure that you keep the egg holder inside a cooler if you want to cook a healthy egg breakfast.
Put Cracked Eggs Inside a Completely Sealed Bottle
This method is only useful for shorter trips. When you identify the cracked eggs, gently take them out and keep them in another bottle.
However, once the eggshell is broken, there’s a high chance that the egg will be contaminated. So you have to separate the cracked eggs from the rest and seal the bottle tightly.
After that, keep the bottle at a cool temperature to reduce the contamination. But don’t wait for too long as the cracked egg might spoil the whole bottle.
Carry Powdered and Dehydrated Eggs
The powdered and dehydrated container of eggs is a unique solution, especially for campers and travelers. These eggs are safe to carry at the camping site in your trailer trucker without any worry of getting cracked. However, you might not get the best taste once you take the first bite. But that’s not a big problem.
You just have to add a sufficient amount of water and wait for 10 minutes to rehydrate these eggs. After that, enjoy breakfast and regain energy while camping.
It’s a challenge to carry the eggs at a camping site. That’s why always keep the eggs inside a shock-absorbent container and keep it at a low temperature to cook a delicious, fresh breakfast at the campsite.