CSR: Transport of fresh fruits and eggs

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Hi @ll,

we plan to take with us some fresh fruits (e.g. water melons) and fresh eggs on our CSR trip.

Any advice, regarding shock absorbing package is highly welcome.
Is whole egg (fresh egg in tetrapak) available in supermarkets in Oz?

Cheers from bloody boring Dortmund/Germany (well at least it has warmed up a little bit, so not too much to complain about),

Juergen
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 02:24

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 02:24
Yerrr..................water melons might be a tad large for transportation over endless bumps. But in the scheme of things.....we wrap each individual fruit and vegetable in a sheet of newspaper and store it in a ventilated 'Tomato' box. Can't help you with the eggs as we don't carry them

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Follow Up By: farmer112 - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 09:58

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 09:58
Hi Willem,

thanks for your advice. We will follow it. And I will keep thinking about an engineering solution of the egg problem.

Besides: Me myself I would usually NEVER carry any fresh eggs along the CSR. Harry and me usually prefer a special diet on our outback trips, consisting of chili in tins, original German army food (the German meals ready to eat are really good and the tinned army bread is excellent) and Timtams, but the girls travelling with us have changed the menu... :-(

Just for in case that you guys are wondering what for these bloody Gerries carry fresh eggs along the CSR... ;-)

Cheers,

Juergen
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:18

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:18
Just a thought Juergen................How about you boil the eggs, peel them, cut them in half and then cryovac them.

Might work?...Yeah, I know...they're not fresh..but they are eggs nonetheless...:-)


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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:53

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:53
Juergen,

Just let girls that are travelling with you that this is how I have fresh eggs on the Canning Stock Route. :-)). Biggest problem is catching the bird first.

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 04:42

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 04:42
Eggs are in shells Juergen. I haven't seen them in tetrapak boxes, but then I haven't been looking.

How many days are you planning for the trip?
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Follow Up By: farmer112 - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 09:49

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 09:49
Hi JohnR,

I know that they are usually in shells. ;-)

But in Germany you can buy liquid fresh egg in tetrapaks (contents of some 12 or 18 eggs in one tetrapak) for use in hotels and restaurants. If you keep these cool they last some five days. Just thought the same stuff may be available in Oz.

We are planning some 14 days for the CSR itself plus time for travelling to Wiluna and from Halls Creek. We have some days of spare time available of course. We will not do all the detours along the track, but will enjoy some extra time at Durba Springs and in the Breaden Hills.

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Juergen
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:19

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:19
I have heard of it in Europe Juergen. In Australia, a lot think that milk comes from cartons, not cows. I just thought I would reassure you ;-))

I did do a googie Google search to no avail. (googie - Aust slang for egg)

I am glad you realise the trip will take some time, not done in two or three days that the trip advisor suggests. I last year gave a German couple an EO sticker on the eastern end of the Rig Road on the SD, when we met them at lunch time one day. Hopefully there will be a few stickers around there now. They had done some of their research here too. They loved being able to come around the world and feel secure enough to take on remote trips. I guess it is the same for you.
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 07:59

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 07:59
Juergen

Eggs in their cardboard egg cartons last fairly well. carry them flat on floor.

Be wary of carting food across state borders. Restrictions apply.

There are no state borders on the CSR but you may cross a border at the northern end depending on your route to or from the CSR.

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Follow Up By: farmer112 - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:00

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 10:00
Hi Alan,

thanks for your advice. Also thanks for warning us about the quarantine restrictions. We have had several funny stories about that in our German Australia forums. ;-)

So I always keep warning people who start in Darwin and drive to the Kimberley. But we will continue to Perth from Halls Creek.

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Juergen
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Follow Up By: ross - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:40

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 11:40
Hi Juergen. They do process raw egg into sealed packets here,I once visited a factory in Perth that was doing it but its long gone.

Try the WA Egg Board,they will know who does it.
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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:02

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:02
Hi Juergen,

The Golden Eggs company in WA has liquid whole eggs on their website.

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Reply By: Member - T N (Qld) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:15

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:15
Juergen,
Googled powdered eeg, they used it in the Army,
hope it help's.
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Follow Up By: Member - T N (Qld) - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:23

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 13:23
Silly Grunt ,egg, sorry .
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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 16:02

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 16:02
You can extend egg life by coating each in petroleum jelly.

Makes 'em easier to swallow too ;-}
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Reply By: Bob of KAOS - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 16:55

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 16:55
Juergen

You would already know that fresh food purchased in Halls Creek may not have a lot of life left in it.

Where are you starting from?

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Reply By: Motherhen - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:16

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 17:16
Hi Juergen

Although i am an egg eater at home, i don't often buy them on the road, although when i have they rarely break if kept in the carton. I keep the carton in a plastic container so if there is a breakage it won't go through everything else. I have not seen tetrapak eggs in shops.

If purchasing salad vegetables, Cos lettuce lasts longer than Iceberg (the common lettuce sold in supermarkets), and Roma tomatoes last longer than the regular round ones.

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Reply By: ketty75 - Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 23:32

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 at 23:32
I am one of the silly ones travelling with these guys loving german army food. Bloody Hell what a crap.
We want to carry smaller melons, like Honey melons, because 1 for 4 persons fits. As well as apples, pears and then mixed fruits in cans.
To the Whole Egg in tetrapacks: the openend tetrapack and then sealed tetrapack will last for 4-5 days, so you have quite good portions of egg, e.g. for scrambled eggs.
The closed Tetrapack has an expiry date of up to 12 month.
I think, near the end of the CSR a good opportunity for a meal.
But I will try o carry fresh eggs, too .
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:00

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 18:00
Hi Ketty,

German army food can't be all bad! There's a lot of people still in the German army!

Tetrapak or similar eggs used to be available in Australia but I haven't seen any for a very long time.

They were mostly done in 10Kg packages here for the restaurant and catering industry.

As I said earlier I haven't seen that type of egg packaging here in years!

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Follow Up By: ketty75 - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:26

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 00:26
Yes there are still a lot of people in the army. But the late effect of this crap food is still unsure.
If you know the price of one meal:
I know it and my dogs food is not much cheaper and I definetely buy a cheap one.
There are categories available, one is "Suitable for german army and pig fattening" for potatoes.
Any further questions?
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Reply By: Member - Elliot William P (WA) - Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 13:16

Thursday, Apr 02, 2009 at 13:16
I eat for sustinance when doing trips like the CSR, not for pleasure ;)
I carry the simplest food possible and use the rest of the car space for beer.
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Reply By: ross - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 01:20

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 01:20
Juergun ,I was in Camec (caravan fittings and accessories) yesterday and they had egg containers that hold 6 eggs.
Like an egg carton but made from plastic
$3.50 ea
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