Egg Holders?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:27
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Never had much luck carrying eggs around, last lot smashed on day 1, made such a mess we threw the eggs and the holder away.

Wondering if anyone here has had success with an egg holder that might like to recommend?

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Michelle - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:41

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:41
Never had a problem with broken eggs tbh, despite only using normal egg cartons and keeping them flat and dry. What type of fridge and where in the vehicle is it mounted?
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Follow Up By: Siringo - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:46

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:46
We put them in the Evakool in the back of the Patrol.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:46

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 09:46
I also Noam only use the original carton, if the eggs move I put a piece of folded kitchen paper over them before I shut the lid.
I found that on the plastic dedicated egg carriers the “soft” prongs in the bottom actually pierce the egg shells when the lid is closed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:46

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:46
We use the carton they come in at the supermarket. Make sure they can't move, both the eggs and the carton. Never had a any break but had some 'scramble' in the shells.
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Reply By: Kenell - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:14

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:14
We got one of these at one of the shows a while back - seems to do the job. No brand or anything on it but I'm sure if you google egg carriers it'll come up.


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Follow Up By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:39

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:39
There always too small for our big daddy eggs
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Follow Up By: Siringo - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:46

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:46
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. Looks like the old cardboard box is the favourite solution.
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Follow Up By: Hoyks - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 21:08

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 21:08
The cardboard carton in the fridge works, but you have to keep it off the bottom and hope it doesn't get damp. You can get eggs in plastic cartons from the supermarket those do a bit better when damp, but don't seem to adsorb the shocks quite as well. A rubber band or two around them stops they trying to escape if they move around.

I was lent one of those yellow egg carriers, but the home grown eggs didn't fit. My daughter tried to make them fit... with a less than optimal outcome.
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Reply By: Member - nickb "boab" - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:44

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 13:44
Some people pre~ prepare them pre~ trip
Put them in a jar/bottle , clip lock bag etc
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 14:08

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 14:08
You can also freeze them - apparently - never tried.

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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 14:36

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 14:36
I wrap the eggs individually in cling wrap and place back into the egg crate they come in. That way if they do crack they are held within the cling wrap and you can still use the egg and no mess.

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Follow Up By: Siringo - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 14:50

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Now that's a great idea.
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Reply By: GarryR - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 16:39

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 16:39
we just use normal egg cartons as our girls produce large eggs. I just place the carton in a plastic tub in the draw with a tea towel wrapped around them to help with the bouncing (have not lost an egg yet). You do not need to refrigerate eggs if the your use is over a short time. If refrigerated, they will last several weeks, ours can be in the fridge for 6-8 weeks no problems. not refridge we try and use within 3-4weeks pending on hot weather. Most supermarket eggs can be weeks old before they are put on the shelves, but they keep them refridgerated to keep the shelf life as long as they can
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Reply By: Member - Barry P (VIC) - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 19:30

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 19:30
eggs just hard boil them before you travel saves lots of problems
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Reply By: eaglefree - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 19:54

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 19:54
Safest place for an egg is in the hands of teenagers...
Until a rogue politician puts foot in mouth, then their scrambled. ..
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Reply By: Tomdej - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 21:37

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 21:37
When travelling we only use eggs in baking so we carry powdered eggs. they work really well and no mess.
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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 22:38

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 22:38
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We take the hen with us. No container..... just a bit of string tied to one leg.
Tried putting her in the fridge but she didn't like it there.
If she stops laying....... fresh chicken soup!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Billy - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 07:51

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 07:51
It's not Friday Allan.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 07:57

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Nah, in truth we carry them in the original cartons. Never broken one yet and believe me, the Troopy suspension and the tracks we travel, are not gentle.
But we do ensure that the carton is restrained from bouncing by placing soft and light stuff on top. Applies to other stuff as well like dry biscuits and Weetbix.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 11:16

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 11:16
The Troopies advantage (as standard) is that at least they have a softer suspension than the 'Cruiser traytops.

We save the thin (about 3mm thick) polystyrene foam sheet packing material that comes in many electronic components boxes.

This product is good for wrapping many delicate items to save them from damage.

Eggs are best transported in the compartmentalised plastic organisers or parts boxes you can get from hardware chains, Officeworks, bait and tackle shops, craft stores, Howards storage world, industrial suppliers, and toolstores.

You find one with compartments capable of holding an egg, with room to spare, and place some of the thin polystyrene foam sheet in the bottom of each compartment.

Place the egg on top of a small piece of polystyrene foam sheet, put some more polystyrene foam sheet on top of the egg, then close the lid shut, making sure the eggs can't move - and voila! - foolproof egg transport.

Alternatively, you can wrap the egg in one piece of polystyrene foam sheet, and insert it into the compartment.

I use one of these compartmentalised boxes to carry all my delicate electronic fiddly items when travelling - items such as broadband modems, small cables and connectors, power adaptors, chargers, spare small batteries, and even the laptop mouse!

Fischer 18 compartment storage organiser

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 15:57

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Well Ron, my Troopie's suspension is far from "standard" or "softer".

And Ye-Gods, all that trouble for an eggy breakfast??? You are keen.


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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 16:58

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 16:58
Allan, it's better than the alternative of just throwing things into the wagon, camper, or 'van, and hoping for the best!

A couple of stories come to mind about packing stores.
One is, my brothers boss was an earthmoving contractor in the 40's, 50's and 60's - and the brother started working for him about 1957, I think it was.

It was the days of early Holden utes (FE's to EK's) and job accommodation being a canvas sheet hung from the 'dozer blade - and food supplies being cans of whatever took ones fancy and was easy and quick to cook and eat.

Now, his boss appeared with the ute containing an open box of "tinned dog", tinned fruits, jams, and all other sorts of tinned goodies, in the back of the ute.

Then, unfortunately, as it turned out, it rained overnight! This was in the days of paper labels on the cans - and of course, the paper labels all fell off the cans!

The brother reckoned it was a real "lucky dip" trying to get some dinner - heating up a can, expecting it to be "Tom Piper steak and onions" - and then opening it, only to find it was a tin of jam!!

The second episode involved the SIL's young brother and some mates who rushed away on a camping trip to the Bremer Bay area with their 4WD's in the mid-'90's - and they just took along a 6x4 trailer, and threw everything in it. That was their "storage system".

Unfortunately, they didn't realise that unrestrained "slabs" of beer don't travel too well in trailers, over many kms of bush tracks.
They got to the coast, pulled up and made camp - then discovered to their unending sorrow, that every single can in every "slab" of beer, was completely empty! - after the constant movement in the trailer, having worn holes in the base of every can!!

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 17:03

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 17:03
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I should have known better! lol
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 19:20

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 19:20
Did'nt pick you for a masochist Allan.

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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 00:00

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 00:00
Did 5 months on the road, GRR, Tanami, Oodnadatta, eggs in the carton they came in, only broke three for the whole trip.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 19:02

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 19:02
Get a vehicle with decent suspension and the eggs will be fine. :)

Seriously, our previous vehicle was an F350 4WD. The lids on screw top containers would come off!
That does not happen with the OKA.
Chalk and cheese.....
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 14:50

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 at 14:50
we use the egg carton with a couple elastic bands to keep it shut & a bit of scott towle inside the lid to make it a bit tighter
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