When going camping, the main point of the activity is to rest and relax in nature while breathing the fresh air. Some would argue an even better smell is freshly cooked bacon and eggs on a BBQ or campfire. However, how do you transport and use eggs while camping?
In order to prevent the breakage of your eggs while camping, you can crack them and store them in plastic bottles or zip-lock bags, which can be frozen before packing them. You can also bring them in their shells, by using an egg case, but this might take up more space.
In this article, we’ll forge ahead on how you can enjoy a delicious egg breakfast even while camping. You’ll get some tips which you can use to transport your eggs safely to your campsite, as well as some hacks that will help you use those eggs while camping. You will see that there are ways to still enjoy your favorite breakfast even when you are away from home and a regular kitchen.
Even when packing light and in only one backpack, you can still take some good food with you and enjoy it. Eggs are the most desired type of breakfast across the world, and they can be extremely delicious when eaten in nature in the open fresh air. However, packing and storing them in your bag can be a little bit difficult since they are fragile, and they can easily break and make a mess inside your bag, storage box or caravan.
Luckily, there are ways that will enable you to store eggs properly and take them safely to the camping site. Here’s some different methods below, so you can choose and try the one that seems most convenient to you.
This might be the safest option when it comes to taking eggs on your camping trip. You will have to crack the raw eggs and store them in a small plastic bottle that comes with a screw-on lid. Make sure that you label the bottle, so you know how many eggs are stored inside.
Put the bottle in the fridge, and once you are ready to set off, place them in your camping fridge or freezer. Remember that you need to store them in a cool place, so they will not spoil by the time you reach your campsite.
If you do not have any kind of plastic bottles, you can use zip-lock bags. These are safe because they close up really tightly, so you will not have to worry about them spilling out in your backpack. However, in order to be on the safe side, make sure that you place the zip-lock bags in a plastic storage container before you place them in your bag or fridge.
Also, do not forget to store them in the fridge or freezer before you leave your house. This way you will ensure that they will be safe for eating the next day.
If you do not want to get risk your eggs getting broken and spilling everywhere, you can simply take them with their shells on and use an egg carrier. These hold the eggs in place and are more shock resistant than leaving eggs in their regular cardboard containers. They are a great addition to your caravan kitchen.
If you do not want to take any risks, you can simply bring eggs in a powdered form. Of course, they do not taste the same as original eggs, but they can be a good substitute and a safe option at the same time. They are also very simple for preparation when you are already on the camping site, meaning that you wont go through a lot of trouble.
If you use an esky or fridge, your eggs will last for a longer period of time. It usually depends on the temperatures in which you are camping, but they will be good for about 5 days. However, if you are not using anything to keep them cool, then your eggs will be good and safe for eating for about 2 days tops.
You’ve now learnt the ways in which you can take and store your eggs while camping. Now, you are wondering how you will use them considering you may not have access to the same kitchen and cookware as home. Luckily, eggs aren’t really complicated for preparing while camping, and there are several methods which are easy and taste delicious.
If you prefer boiled eggs for your breakfast, then you have two options – you can either prepare them from your home or you can do that on the campsite. If you decide to make them fresh while camping, you will need a pot with cold water, which needs to get to a boiling point. For this you’ll need a gas stove or campfire. After the water has reached the boiling point, you can leave your eggs for about 5 more minutes to ensure you get them “hard-boiled”.
There are not many better camping smells then a fried breakfast. You’ll need a pan, gas stove or campfire and a bit of oil so the eggs don’t stick. It’s your choice if you want to flip them or not – we won’t get into that debate.
If you have taken your eggs into plastic bottles or zip-lock bags then you have them already whisked. You will just have to access a pan and heat, and you will have your eggs prepared in no time. Just as you do in your kitchen at your home.
Omelettes are a quick and easy and also delicious. Whisk your eggs with a bit of milk and add things like ham, tomato, capsicum or mushroom. Then fry it in your pan until cooked. Perfect brekkie.
If you have decided to go with powdered eggs, you will have to mix them with water to obtain a whisked-egg mixture. You can use this mixture to prepare scrambled eggs, or you can use it for baking or for french toast.
As you could see, there is no reason why you should not enjoy your favorite breakfast even away from home. Just make sure that you use the appropriate methods for storing and using, and you will be on the right track for an amazing experience.