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I've heard eggs from a farmer that haven't been refrigerated can last for awhile at least in cool climates (not in this heat wave certainly).  Also heard they're dipped in oil for a little more preservation, as some other backpackers I hiked with made a FBC type omelette with them (I had a bite,... No salmonella).   What am I missing here?

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I only buy local eggs now. There is a lady across town who runs a tiny farm, she raises chickens and turkeys. She is certified organic as well. The eggs might be $5 a dozen but holy wow, they are the best eggs EVER. Local eggs actually got me eating eggs again!
But yes, eggs didn't use to be refrigerated in the past.

One of the hardest problems she has is finding the turkey eggs - they hide their nests, and they do brood (sit on them) so they can be out there for a day or two until she finds them. (They are free range in the true sense)

Cooking eggs is your friend with any chance of salmonella - cooked through is the key.

PS: Those who sell local eggs don't wash the eggs, just gently dust them off. The eggs have a natural coating, washing removes it. Dirty is your friend!!


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Caution now...a freash egg that has not been refrigerated, can remain unrefrigerated for some time.  Once they have been refrigerated, they need to stay refrigerated.

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Caution now...a freash egg that has not been refrigerated, can remain unrefrigerated for some time.  Once they have been refrigerated, they need to stay refrigerated.

When I lived in GA  they used to just put them on flats in the convenience stores by the hudreds with no refridg at all.  out for days.  Not sure if they still do.

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Discussed ad nauseum here: http://forums.backpacker.com/cgi-bin....1158058

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Open water sailors keep eggs fresh for weeks by coating them with a thin layer of Vasaline. It stops them from getting oxygen.

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Im a former submariner, we keep eggs in boxes in the not-always-the-coldest-place engine room for months at a time (until we run out and have to eat the powdered s***)  I don't know if they are refrigerated before we take them onboard, but I do know that the cooks can tell if they are spoiled by holding them up a light.  Unfortunately, I don't know what they look for.  I also recall something about a wax coating or something like that.
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Schoony:

Unless the sub you were on was a pre-Nautilus I can just imagine what kept the eggs "safe"


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