It’s great fun to be the Deerslayer’s Wife when I get out to the hunting camp with everything I need to rustle up some delicious meals. However, it all hinges on my ability to get the necessities out there intact! For me, a successful and enjoyable trip requires some planning; groceries, menus, and strategies for getting everything to its destination unscathed.
How can I make breakfast tacos or cornbread or huevos rancheros if the huevos don’t make the journey intact? Because we always pack up all of our perishables in our Yeti coolers, I know that our perishables will not perish. Those coolers work better than anything else we’ve ever used. I know I can count on them to do the job. Eggs are tricky, though. Just keeping them cold is not the only issue.
The camping aisles of most sporting goods stores offer a few options for egg armor; rigid, hinged contraptions that, in theory, protect the eggs from breaking. Mine was yellow. I was so excited as I closed it over my beautiful blue, green, and brown farm fresh eggs. They cracked as I secured the clasp! My beautiful eggs were various sizes as farm fresh eggs often are. Most of them were too big for the camping egg carrier. I made an emergency omelette!
Strolling around the grocery store recently, I came across some egg packaging that I thought was pure genius. The eggs were nestled in a clear plastic carton that was more rigid than the usual styrofoam and mroe water-resistant than cardboard that would dissolve in a cooler. I was intrigued.
I purchased the eggs just so I could sample the travel-worthiness of the carton.
The carton was rigid enough to protect the eggs, pliable enough to accommodate various sizes, and could withstand getting wet. I bought two dozen eggs in those containers so that I could reuse the cartons. Since it was just Deerslayer and me on our weekend camping trip to the ranch, I staggered the six eggs that I planned on using for balance and additional protection.
The next time you stroll through the egg department of the grocer, see if you can find a brand packaged in these clever carrying containers. You can use the eggs and get a free “special camping travel receptacle” for them, as well.
Camp on and have an eggsellent trip!