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Dances with Sheep
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04/17/2014 08:57AM  
We are taking a squeeze bottle of grape jelly this year and I've heard mixed reports on if it needs to refrigerated or not. Will it last a few days after opening (going the second week of August this year)?
 
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inspector13
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04/17/2014 10:24AM  

It should last a few days. Try to keep the lid closed tightly as much as possible. The high sugar content should keep microbes from growing too fast. I wouldn’t save the leftovers after the trip though.

 
OldFingers57
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04/17/2014 11:04AM  
We used to take one on Scout campouts and for summer camp, usually went in first part of July. No problems with it after 4-5 days
 
schweady
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04/17/2014 11:57AM  
Our Welch's squeeze bottle never gets refrigerated for the 4 days out. Never a problem.
 
Twins87
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04/17/2014 12:09PM  
We have taken squeeze bottle jelly - even the lower sugar kind - on 5 day trips in July and August with no refrigeration and no problem. We actually used up the rest at home when we got back.
 
Dances with Sheep
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04/17/2014 12:13PM  
I'm glad to hear this...thanks for everyone's input.
 
04/17/2014 01:44PM  
Our jelly never makes it past about day three. Usually have enough peanut butter. Good question.
 
Chicagored
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04/19/2014 07:23AM  
I've gone up to 10 days with no problem.
 
Jackfish
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04/19/2014 08:29AM  
What everyone else said. We bring grape and raspberry (or sometimes strawberry). Never a problem. We don't leave it out in the direct sun all the time (nor do we do that with any of our food) but the stuff is just fine for a canoe trip.
 
Grandma L
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04/19/2014 03:00PM  
Jelly doesn't really "spoil" it would get mold and that can be spooned off. It should last 10 days or more.
 
NotLight
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04/23/2014 11:57AM  
Doesn't answer your question, but you can use dried berries, banana chips, raisins, etc instead of PB&J. It can be more interesting, and is easy enough to try out at home.

 
OldFingers57
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04/23/2014 12:23PM  
I like taking the small packets you get at hotels and restaurants.
 
04/23/2014 12:51PM  
There are only two of us, so we don't need a lot of jelly. We take the packets that I order from Packit Gourmet. They have really high quality jelly in raspberry and strawberry.

 
JoeWilderness
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05/10/2014 10:15PM  
quote Spartan2: "There are only two of us, so we don't need a lot of jelly. We take the packets that I order from Packit Gourmet. They have really high quality jelly in raspberry and strawberry.

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+1.
 
bombinbrian
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05/13/2014 08:36PM  
I take three bottles of it, but there is 5 of us and 3 are kids.... ONLY way to take jelly if you need a lot of it.
 
ECpizza
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05/13/2014 10:19PM  
O.K.... Before spouting off, I verified that Smuckers products at least are NON-perishable. That means they may be stored indefinitely at room temp, even when opened. HOWEVER, that is under ideal conditions.

The key in this instance is a -squeeze bottle-. That means you are not sticking anything into the bottle. (Sticking a knife in the bottle would possibly introduce levels of yeast or bacteria into the bottle). When you run a knife across bread, it picks up yeast. Add those yeast to jelly, or ketchup, by dipping that knife in the bottle, and you may end up fermenting it into wine.


 
Dances with Sheep
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05/14/2014 07:49PM  
quote ECpizza: " Add those yeast to jelly, or ketchup, by dipping that knife in the bottle, and you may end up fermenting it into wine.



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Ummm...ketchup wine...might sound good after a few days in the wilderness.
 
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