Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Bmblbzzz, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    I've made myself a hiking egg box. No, not one with legs! I've glued some cardboard, cut out of a box, onto the top and bottom of a normal egg box, cut so it projects a little on the front and sides and folds down to protect the back. In use the whole thing is held closed by a tough rubber band and possibly a velcro loop too. I'll probably put it in a plastic bag too... But I am fairly confident about it, as long as I can keep it on top of everything else. I'll let you know how successful it's been next week (cycle-camping trip this weekend – far from superlite but probably tougher on eggs than hiking).

    Thoughts, tips, experiences, your own fragile-food transportation methods?
  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Wrapped in tissue paper or j-cloth or whatnot, inside your pot or a tupperware if you normally carry one...
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I put kitchen roll between each egg in a regular plastic egg box, then double wrap in plastic so accidents don't contaminate the rest of my pack.
    And be carefull packing pack.
    OK….. so far :cautious:
  4. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    I like an egg but not enough to go through all the palava as described above. A nice Scotch egg wrapped in foil, placed inside a mug will last a couple of days though :)
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  5. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Shirley you mean Pavlova :asshat:
  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Aye, but a bacon and egg roll at brekkie is sooooo good.
    Mostly only when in a bothy - too much of a faff when camping
    - except on a LD Trek-lite meet :angelic::D - just as a dose of "one-upmanship" you understand :whistling:
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  7. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    The last person i'd eggspect a smartarse reply from :finger:
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  8. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker


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  9. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Been awhile since i've carried eggs but my old method & probably how i'd do it again short of getting one of those hard plastic egg carrier yokes, was eggs wrapped in a bit of newspaper, stuck down the inner tube of loo/kitchen roll type thing & ends sealed with duct tape.
    & as such have survived many a time carried with the luggage on buses, that's not to say I wouldn't still have nervous thoughts if I was do it again, I would, I think due to how fragile raw eggs are it will give me thoughts of cracking along the way.
  10. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Dozen eggs in their cardboard box, bit of kitchen roll here an there.
    Velcro or tape a third and 2 thirds along. Hike 14 miles... No problems in the top of the bag... Then later kneel on one end... :eggonface::eggonface::eggonface::eggonface:
  11. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Of course, this is the simplest way to carry eggs (light and nutritious, too):

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  12. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    I had a container of jam opening in my bag once...
    And coffeemate makes a sticky mess.

    Never carried raw eggs, why would you?
  13. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Speaking of eggs, I made these Sunday morning...


    For the easily confused, it’s not an egg with it’s shell on. It’s a soy sauce ramen egg.

    Had some for my morning break, today, proper runny yolk.

    Just sliced one open for “Mrs adventurous “ and they are beginning to solidify..


    Tomorrow they should be the perfect Ramen egg. apparently. Think I might stick with the 24 hours but we shall see.

    By Thursday, they should be hitting the “deli next to Alpkit in Hathersage” stage for their take on a runny yolk...HARIBO lol

    Still gotta be better than the usual sawdust / cod roe texture.

    For anyone with time on their hands, here’s the link..

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  14. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Personally it would normally be for a winter breakfast dish, either fried with bacon, sausage or potato bread, be it one or all of them. Or that dish that I never remember the name of were the egg is liked poached in fresh tomato, onion & garlic with cumin & paprika, not everyone's taste for breakfast but can be very nice. Then there's simple broken omelettes mixed with whatever else you fancy, which could be done with powered egg, & a boiled egg which could be brought pre-cooked, but both are much nicer fresh imo & if you're careful not to crack the egg while boiling it, you also have coffee water.
    Been quite awhile since i've cooked at camp though, I miss everything about it bar the weight it can add, might have to get back into it again.
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  15. stormin'

    stormin' Section Hiker

    Easiest way to carry eggs, boil them first then shell and pack 'em in a plastic jar.
  16. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    But no good for frying with bacon.
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Boiled eggs won't keep longer than a raw egg... Boiling is okay if you are going to eat them the same day.
  18. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Sounds similar to menemen (or shakshuka in Arabic), which is what we're having for breakfast this morning.
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  19. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    I thought menemen was boiled egg, tomato & cucumber?
    Me & a friend passed by Menemen years back, but when we asked for a menemen breakfast, either people just didn't understand us or it didn't exist there. :(
  20. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Menemen is basically eggs cooked (whole or beaten) in a tomato sauce. It can vary a lot with different things added, but I quite like the simple variety.
    I've never been to Menemen so can't comment on their lack of knowledge of a very common breakfast dish.
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  21. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    @WilliamC To clarify, I wasn't arguing just checking on my own knowledge, which to be honest I thought it was a set dish, shows what i knew.
    Nothing much I remember of Menemen, I do remember a guy telling us how at night one side of the town across the railway tracks was good & the other was Texas & best not be there, so we moved.
    Should of asked him about the breakfast really as he seemed to be the only one we meet who spoke english there & there's very few things I'd have understood off a Turkish menu, even less then & about the same now.
    What can I say, we went specifically to have Menemen in Menemen & left with the question what do they call Menemen in Menemen?
    I did learn the word for eggs after that but have since forgotten it along with what smidgen of Turkish I'd puck up.
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  22. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    No, I didn't think you were arguing.
    I seem to remember that Jeremy Seal visits Menemen in "A Fez of the Heart". I'm not sure if our copy is here or not. I'll look it up later.
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  23. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Lots of interesting ideas!

    I'm not sure about carrying boiled eggs. It avoids them cracking (though not entirely, as I like them soft boiled) but I don't agree that they keep longer and they're definitely better hot. Though obviously ymmv.

    The cardboard tube idea sounds worth trying.
  24. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    This occurred to me Pringles tube..


    2 eggs? 6 thick-cut rashers of smokey bacon in a ziplock for protective packaging. Reflective interior, cap, free
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  25. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Ultralighter

    Neat. And probably tougher – a bit more rigid – than a regular cardboard tube. But.... Pringles! :banhappy:

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