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Old 04-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Location: Illinois
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When my cousin went to Ireland he said he saw fresh milk sitting on the shelf in some small country stores. It had just been milked that morning and remained fine on the shelf.

If you really want milk you don't have to refrigerate, just buy the shelf stable aseptic soy/rice milks. I've taken them camping plenty of times.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Chava61 View Post
I found this article quite interesting. Does anyone else have techniques how to keep food from spoiling when there is no refrigeration available?

How to Keep Milk from Spoiling Without Refrigeration

The only way milk in our home goes without spoiling with or without refrigeration is called:
My Husband drinks a lot of milk so it is not in the house long enough to get spoiled.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:25 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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Don't let anything contaminate it. Don't drink from the container, or let anything touch the milk that is not clean. The milk may turn sour but it won't spoil. If it sours, just stir sugar into it, to make a delicious refreshment. Or save it for baking, it will keep for years. I keep a bottle in the fridge for baking, and when a jug of milk is almost empty, I top up my baking bottle with the last of it. I've been baking out of the same bottle of milk for four years.

Same goes for sour cream and yogurt, which so often get unclean spoons stuck into them, and will go bad very quickly then. Don't eat out of the yogurt tub and put your spoon back into it. Don't touch your cheese with your bare hands. Nor unsliced bread, nor tortillas that go back in the fridge, peel off the ones you use carefully without touching the others.. Mine keep for months if I don't use them quick enough, as long as I don't touch them.

By the way, last month, my fridge went out, and an unopened gallon of milk was at room temperature for almost 48 hours. It takes me about three weeks to use up a gallon, and it kept just as well as if it had been cold the whole time. So did everything else in my fridge. My milk is always fine until at least a week after best-by date, but the last of it might start to sour a little, a treat I look forward to.

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Old 04-24-2014, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TabulaRasa View Post
There is shelf-stable milk.
This is ultra-pasteurized milk. The proteins are completely denatured and the nutrients are basically gone.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:29 PM
Location: too far from the sea
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Just put it in a cooler with ice or those blue ice packs. The old Coleman coolers used to keep milk cold for days when we went camping. I don't know about the styrofoam coolers but they do insulate.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:54 AM
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Originally Posted by freepelican View Post
If you get raw milk, it does not spoil but it will culture into something that is like yogurt, only the best yogurt you've ever had!
Are you thinking of clabber milk? You are right. Best yogurt that ever was with no additives.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:14 AM
Location: Northern Virginia
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The article linked by OP seems to have cited all available research to keeping milk cold without an electric refrigerator. So we either need ice or a frog.
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:41 AM
Location: Earth
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The best way to keep food from spoiling is to consume it before it spoils.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:37 AM
Location: Ak-Rowdy, OH
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Back in the day when people were really making the shift from rural areas to moving into the cities, they used to cut milk with formaldehyde so it wouldn't spoil on the slow trek from the countryside to the inner cities.

Must have been delicious.
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Old 04-25-2014, 10:09 AM
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Zeer pots: How to refrigerate and keep foods without power | The Great Northern Prepper

Cheap and effective!
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