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Milk
#1
There used to be Nestles milk in tubes available here in the UK – not anymore.

This is a pity because it was very handy for coffee and tea while out, and did not go sour.

The British Army were issued with these tubes of milk once.

I believe that Nestles milk in tubes is still available in many countries of the world, including the USA, but not here.

I find that milk seems to go sour very quickly when I carry it on treks out. Maybe it is the movement that make the milk go sour.

Thinking of Nestles milk, which was sweetened, I tried an experiment.

I put milk in a small container mixed with honey and left it out of the refrigerator for three days.

When I inspected the milk I was amazed!

It was as sour as a mother in law’s face while sucking a lemon.

I tried another experiment. I heated milk to just below boiling point, and left it out. Three days later it was still not sour.

Here in the UK this milk is called pasteurised. The heating kills the bacteria which prevents the milk from going sour as untreated milk does.

I have noticed skimmed milk last longer than full cream milk before going sour, but does not taste as good as full cream milk. And I read that skimmed milk does not contain vitamin K.

Vitamin K helps prevent osteoporosis, cancer, and makes you handsome, if a man, and beautiful if a woman.

But the side affects of vitamin K, might be dizziness and profuse sweating, which for me, who does not carry many spare clothes, is not good. I try to keep my sweating to a minimum.

However semi skimmed milk lasts longer than full cream milk, contains vitamin K and tastes better.

Tinned milk is ok but there seems no way to seal the can once opened.

It really is a conundrum is it not? I like milk in my tea or coffee, but how to carry enough for, say three days, without it going sour?

Anyone have any suggestions?





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#2
You can get dry whole milk.





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LP, the Mexican groceries here often sell the sweetened condensed milk in plastic squeezebottles. Resealable squeezebottles.
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#4
Here in the states there is are Shelf Stable Milk products that are UHT [Ultra High Temperature/ short time] processed, which is a method of pasteurization and dates from the early 60's. By 1970 this product only had a 10% share of the market, but it has slowly and steadily grown during the past forty plus years and it is the most common milk type in Europe, so I would assume it is common in Jolly

Old England too. I don't know what share of the market it has here in the states, but it can now be found in most of the groceries locally.



The UHT milk is shelf stable and does not require any refrigeration at all, making it especially favored for camping and when longer storage or shelf life is desired.



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#5
Ah some useful suggestions here.

Thank you, I shall investigate . . .



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#6
Hello Good people; One traditional way of extending milk shelf life is by adding a bacteria culture to it. I am thinking about Finnish viili, which lasts about two weeks. I grew up on a small farm in Northern MN, and we had a lot of 1st generation Finnish neighbors. They would buy raw milk from my parents for making viili. Selling raw milk is illegal these days, this was back in the 60s and 70s.

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