How to Pack Eggs for Your Camping Trip (2022)
Protein is important while camping because it gives you the fuel and energy your body needs to make it through the day. Eggs are a great source of protein and can be cooked easily on a camping stove or over an open fire at your campsite.
Unfortunately, if you don’t pack eggs correctly for your camping trip, you can become very sick. That’s why it’s important to know how to pack eggs for your camping trip, and we’re going to focus solely on that today.
How to Pack Eggs for Camping
There are different methods you can choose for packing eggs for your camping trip. You can pack them whole, pack powdered eggs to cook at camp, or break them into a plastic bag. There are advantages and disadvantages to both that we will discuss so that you can choose the best method for you.
Method #1: Pack the Eggs Whole
To pack whole eggs for your camping trip, you will need to make sure you keep them cold and store them in a container where they won’t break or crack. Whole eggs must be stored at 45°F or colder to prevent spoiling from salmonella contamination.
You can pack eggs whole using an egg carton, but these can sometimes take up more room in your cooler. Plus, egg cartons don’t always protect the eggs from breaking. You can keep eggs from cracking by packing them in a container full of uncooked rice. The rice acts as a stabilizer and absorbs shocks from moving the container.
Method #2: Pack Powdered Eggs
Powdered eggs are a guaranteed method for packing eggs on your camping trip because you don’t have to worry about keeping them cold or safe. All you have to do with powdered eggs is mix them with water and cook them as you would normally cook your scrambled eggs. They don’t taste as good as fresh eggs, but they will provide you with a great source of protein without the risk of spoiling.
Method #3: Pack Cracked Eggs in a Sealed Bottle
If you don’t want to pack whole eggs, you can crack the eggs and store them in a sealed bottle. This will keep bacteria from growing. Make sure that you keep the sealed bottle in a cold environment of 45°F or colder even while they are sealed.
Camping food doesn’t have to be bland. You can enjoy food that you normally would at home by knowing how to pack it accordingly. Keeping eggs, whether whole, cracked, or powdered, in a safe environment and cooking them accordingly will ensure they are fresh and safe to eat while camping.