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Condensed milk in tubes

Postby Tekker76 » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 6:18 pm

Never used it much, I think the reasoning being I hated it camping as a kid. :D I find I quite like it these days camping and looking to add to it multi-day foodstuffs for hiking. Just wondered if its commonly used by backpackers? Once the tube is opened, can it survive a days use or should it be used in one go? ( assuming warm weather or summer temps for the purpose of the discussion).
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Re: Condensed milk in tubes

Postby CasualNerd » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 7:28 pm

I've taken them on a second or third trip many months after opening and never had an issue, they're pretty low risk.
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Re: Condensed milk in tubes

Postby Aardvark » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 7:42 pm

It never entered my imagination that a tube would last more than a day or two. Ha Ha
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Re: Condensed milk in tubes

Postby Tekker76 » Tue 11 Sep, 2018 8:24 pm

Thanks guys, thats good to know!
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Re: Condensed milk in tubes

Postby Son of a Beach » Wed 12 Sep, 2018 9:20 am

Sugar is a preservative (which is why jam (sometimes) lasts so long out of the fridge). Sweetened condensed milk has an enormous amount of sugar, and therefore it can last for quite a long time without refridgeration, even though it's other main ingredient is milk.

I used to use it a lot when I first started bushwalking. I used it for milk/sugar in my tea, and for milk/sugar in my porridge... and often for just squeezing directly into my mouth.

These days, I don't have sugar or milk in my tea, and I have a slightly less disastrous diet, so I don't carry it any more. But if I'm walking with other people who do carry it, I've been known to help them finish off their tubes (only to save them carrying the excess weight, of course).
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