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Old 04-24-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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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
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Haven't read the article but I know there is some sort of packaged milk for camping I've seen my camping friends buy.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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If thats what i gotta do to keep unrefrigerated milk from going bad i think i'll just pass on the milk..
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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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!
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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There is shelf-stable milk.
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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Good question. Not sure I would want to know. Love my cold milk and just used to it at this point lol,
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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I have an old diary from the Civil War era. The writer talks of putting a bucket of milk "down the well" to keep it from spoiling. I assume this means they used a rope to lower the bucket of milk down into the water. My husband grandpa used to put his lunch bucket in the creek when he would work fields too far away to go back to the house for dinner. The water kept the metal bucket and the food cool.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Yogurt.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:12 PM
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We didn't have electricity until I was five years old. We did have a spring house with water flowing out of the side of the mountain that was ice cold. We kept milk and butter in the ice cold water. That would be the same as putting it down in the well.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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for milk:
1. Pasteurization
2. Irradiation (good use for that UV lamp you may have lying around!)
3. Sterilization using a pressure cooker (destructive to nutritive quality and taste tho)
4. Filtration into a sterile container such as canning jar

for other foods:
1. Air drying (like jerky)
2. Salting
3. Liberal spice rubs (some spices more effective than others)
4. Irradiation
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