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cathy
 
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I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.

What is the best way to transport the bacon? If I pack it in ice, it
probably won't stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
as it would in a refrigerator. Could I re-freeze it when I get to my
destination?

Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?

Cathy
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Why do you need to keep it frozen? Bacon is pretty darn well preserved
and if you keep it cold, it will be fine. Yes you can refreeze it.
Especially if it's still in its packaged state from the market. As
in...the plastic packs like Oscar Meyer.

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cathy wrote:

> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.
>
> What is the best way to transport the bacon? If I pack it in ice, it
> probably won't stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
> as it would in a refrigerator. Could I re-freeze it when I get to my
> destination?
>
> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
>


Pack it in dry ice.



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"cathy" > wrote in message
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>I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.
>
> What is the best way to transport the bacon? If I pack it in ice, it
> probably won't stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
> as it would in a refrigerator. Could I re-freeze it when I get to my
> destination?
>
> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
>
> Cathy


Dry ice for sure. First of all, bacon is cured and lasts a long time with
no freezing. Just look at the dates on the package.

If well packed in a thick foam box with a lot of ice, it will remain frozen.
The thin 1/2" wall coolers will not work that well, but a thick one will do
the job. There are plenty of 1 1/2" thick walled units if you check out a
seafood supplier or a hospital. Many medications are shipped in heavy walled
insulated containers.


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cathy wrote:
> [snip] If I pack it in ice, it probably won't
> stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
> as it would in a refrigerator. [snip]


I read once that McDonalds had an unadvertised practice of providing
ice to travelers, without charge. You just brought in your cooler and
asked, and they would dump ice in it. Never found out if it was true
at the time, and don't know if it still exists. If it doesn't,
somebody should start it.

-aem



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At least in the old days, you could buy a small amount of dry ice from
baskins and robbins ice cream parlors. Call ahead.
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"cathy" > wrote in message
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> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.
>
> What is the best way to transport the bacon? If I pack it in ice, it
> probably won't stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
> as it would in a refrigerator. Could I re-freeze it when I get to my
> destination?
>
> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
>
> Cathy


Freeze it and put into a good Styrofoam cooler.

Pack the cooler with some dry ice.

Pack the pack the cooler with newspaper and tape the cooler shut until you
get where you are going.

Note freezing bacon will change the texture slightly.

Dimitri


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In article >,
cathy > wrote:

> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.
>
> What is the best way to transport the bacon? If I pack it in ice, it
> probably won't stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
> as it would in a refrigerator. Could I re-freeze it when I get to my
> destination?
>
> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
>
> Cathy


Does the bacon have to remain frozen? If the bacon is cured, it should
last a while just kept cold in a camper cooler with some ice. Let the
bacon thaw and carry it in a cooler covered in ice. Stop and replenish
the ice at convenience stores each time the ice melts.

It may also be easier to ship the bacon in the mail. FedEx will get the
bacon to your destination no problem. Than again, why bother? Why not
just leave the bacon at home and buy some when you reach your
destination? Its not like bacon is a rare product; any grocery store
will have a wide selection of bacon and if you have slab bacon, you can
probably find that too at your destination.
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Stan Horwitz wrote:
> In article >,
> cathy > wrote:
>
>> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
>> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.
>>
>> Cathy

>
>Why not just leave the bacon at home and buy some when you reach your
> destination? Its not like bacon is a rare product; any grocery store
> will have a wide selection of bacon and if you have slab bacon, you
> can probably find that too at your destination.


Stan, I was wondering the same thing.

Jill


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On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, jmcquown wrote:

> Stan Horwitz wrote:
>> In article >,
>> cathy > wrote:
>>
>>> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
>>> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.


1. buy a cooler (big, 50 gallon type)
2. Buy a lunchmate size cooler (little, like the kind kids take to school)
3. Put ice packs inside the little cooler, with the bacon _on the bottom_.
4. then put the little cooler inside the big cooler, and fill the big
cooler with ice.
5. Make sure, over the course of your journey, that you drain out all the
water from the big cooler and add more ice.
6. Finally, don't forget to wrap the big cooler in as many blankets as you
can find. thermal insulation is good.

this formula can keep meat frozen during eighty degree weather.

Lena


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"Lena B Katz" > wrote in message
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>
>
> On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, jmcquown wrote:
>
>> Stan Horwitz wrote:
>>> In article >,
>>> cathy > wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
>>>> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.

>
> 1. buy a cooler (big, 50 gallon type)
> 2. Buy a lunchmate size cooler (little, like the kind kids take to school)
> 3. Put ice packs inside the little cooler, with the bacon _on the bottom_.
> 4. then put the little cooler inside the big cooler, and fill the big
> cooler with ice.
> 5. Make sure, over the course of your journey, that you drain out all the
> water from the big cooler and add more ice.
> 6. Finally, don't forget to wrap the big cooler in as many blankets as you
> can find. thermal insulation is good.
>
> this formula can keep meat frozen during eighty degree weather.
>
> Lena


Dry ice is available in many supermarkets. It is the best bet for
longer-term keeping of frozen items. Lacking that, insulation is more
important that ice. Ice equilibrates at 32 degrees, remember, and the frozen
food is likely to be at 10 or so when it comes out of the freezer, so the
ice will actually warm it up. Wrapping in many layers of newspaper works
well, then into a cooler.


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Peter Aitken

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In article >, cathy
> wrote:

> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.


> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
>
> Cathy


Dry ice. I wouldn't re-freeze it, but if it's commercially-packaged
vacuum-sealed bacon, it'll probably be fine for a couple months if it's
kept cold and unopened.
--
-Barb, <www.jamlady.eboard.com> Sweet Potato Follies added 2/24/05.
"I read recipes the way I read science fiction: I get to the end and
say,'Well, that's not going to happen.'" - Comedian Rita Rudner,
performance at New York, New York, January 10, 2005.
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In article >, Stan Horwitz
> wrote:

> In article >,
> cathy > wrote:
> > Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
> >
> > Cathy

>
> Than again, why bother? Why not just leave the bacon at home and buy
> some when you reach your destination? Its not like bacon is a rare
> product; any grocery store will have a wide selection of bacon and if
> you have slab bacon, you can probably find that too at your
> destination.


Yeah, but it might be a locally-made product that will be a real treat
for whomever's on the other end of the trip. I've hauled Kramarczuk's
Polish sausage with me on trips because its quality isn't available
locally.
--
-Barb, <www.jamlady.eboard.com> Sweet Potato Follies added 2/24/05.
"I read recipes the way I read science fiction: I get to the end and
say,'Well, that's not going to happen.'" - Comedian Rita Rudner,
performance at New York, New York, January 10, 2005.
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Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> In article >, Stan
> Horwitz > wrote:
>
>> In article >,
>> cathy > wrote:
>>> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
>>>
>>> Cathy

>>
>> Than again, why bother? Why not just leave the bacon at home and buy
>> some when you reach your destination? Its not like bacon is a rare
>> product; any grocery store will have a wide selection of bacon and if
>> you have slab bacon, you can probably find that too at your
>> destination.

>
> Yeah, but it might be a locally-made product that will be a real treat
> for whomever's on the other end of the trip. I've hauled Kramarczuk's
> Polish sausage with me on trips because its quality isn't available
> locally.


That's sausage, not bacon. Bacon, well, okay, maybe there *is* specialized
bacon. I dunno. Nearly bought some Kramarczuk's sausage when we were up
there last year.

Jill


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In article >, "jmcquown"
> wrote:

> Melba's Jammin' wrote:
> > In article >, Stan
> > Horwitz > wrote:
> >
> >> In article >,
> >> cathy > wrote:
> >>> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
> >>>
> >>> Cathy
> >>
> >> Than again, why bother? Why not just leave the bacon at home and buy
> >> some when you reach your destination? Its not like bacon is a rare
> >> product; any grocery store will have a wide selection of bacon and if
> >> you have slab bacon, you can probably find that too at your
> >> destination.

> >
> > Yeah, but it might be a locally-made product that will be a real treat
> > for whomever's on the other end of the trip. I've hauled Kramarczuk's
> > Polish sausage with me on trips because its quality isn't available
> > locally.

>
> That's sausage, not bacon. Bacon, well, okay, maybe there *is*
> specialized bacon. I dunno. Nearly bought some Kramarczuk's sausage
> when we were up there last year.


> Jill


The bacon at Ingebretsen's is mighty fine. And if the ultimate
recipient wants that and only that. . . . If I were going to haul
it somewhere, though, I wouldn't buy it until the last possible minute
and then would just do my damndest to keep it cold, not frozen. Like
those dead fish I hauled to Seattle 6 years ago.
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say,'Well, that's not going to happen.'" - Comedian Rita Rudner,
performance at New York, New York, January 10, 2005.


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cathy wrote:
> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.
>
> What is the best way to transport the bacon? If I pack it in ice, it
> probably won't stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
> as it would in a refrigerator. Could I re-freeze it when I get to my
> destination?
>
> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?
>
> Cathy




Cured meats tend to keep better cold rather than frozen. (I'm not sure
why; freezing seems to speed up rancidity because of the salt and
nitrites.) But anyway, you are worrying too much -- like if you were
transporting something perishable like raw shrimp. Just put it in an
ice chest, along with a frozen milk jug of water, and maybe a 6 pack of
cold Diet Coke. It will keep plenty cold (but maybe not frozen) for the
whole trip.

Best regards,
Bob
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cathy wrote:

> I have several pounds of frozen bacon that I need to take with me on
> cross-country trip that will take about 2-3 days.
>
> What is the best way to transport the bacon? If I pack it in ice, it
> probably won't stay completely frozen, but it'll stay at least as cold
> as it would in a refrigerator. Could I re-freeze it when I get to my
> destination?
>
> Is there some way I could keep it frozen for the entire trip?


Dry ice?

>
> Cathy

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