How Do You Store Eggs for Backpacking?

By Robert Palmer

Backpacking is an exhilarating experience that allows you to get away from it all and spend time in nature. One of the tricky parts of backpacking is figuring out what food to bring and how to store it. Eggs are a great source of protein and can easily be added to your backpacking menu, but you need to know how to store them properly so they will last for the duration of your trip.

The first thing you need to do is buy the right type of eggs for your trip. You should choose eggs that are specifically labeled as “backpacking eggs” or “camping eggs”.

These are usually pasteurized and sealed in a protective coating that prevents them from breaking. Once you have bought the right type of eggs, you can begin preparing them for storage.

The best way to store eggs for backpacking is by putting them in an airtight container or zip-top bag. This will protect them from dirt, bugs, and other contaminants. You should also line the bottom of the container with a layer of paper towels or newspaper, which will help absorb any moisture or liquid that might seep in during transit.

If you plan on being out on the trail for more than a few days, you may want to consider packing some hard-boiled eggs instead. Hard-boiled eggs have a much longer shelf life than raw eggs and can easily be prepared ahead of time at home before your trip. Once they are cooked, simply peel them and place them in an airtight container with some salt or spices if desired.

It’s important to remember that all egg storage containers should be kept clean and dry during transport and kept in a cool place during storage. If possible, try not to remove any egg shells until you are ready to use them as this could reduce their shelf life due to exposure.


Storing eggs for backpacking requires some preparation beforehand but can easily be accomplished with the right supplies and know-how. Choose pasteurized camping or backpacking eggs that come in protective packaging, store them in an airtight container lined with paper towels or newspaper, and keep them cool during transport.

For longer trips, consider bringing hard-boiled eggs instead as they have a much longer shelf life than raw ones. With these tips, you can enjoy fresh protein on your backpacking trips without having to worry about spoilage!