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revised Which brands make wider hiking boot sizes?
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revised How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
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revised How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
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comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@LBell -- The sentence from the research you quoted, which you left out: " However, if either type of mayonnaise is cross-contaminated by foods such as raw beef, unclean utensils, or E. coli O157:H7-infected food handlers after commercially processed containers are opened, the pathogen may survive at 58C for several weeks". Your study is about the viability of mayo on the shelf, still sealed, after professional industrial processing. That's not at all similar to an open container in the woods.
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answered Which brands make wider hiking boot sizes?
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asked How are sleeping bag temperature ratings determined?
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accepted How much gear will the AT eat?
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answered What's the advantage to a bent-shaft paddle?
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revised How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
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comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@LBell -- My answer itself says that the mayo itself is fine as long as you don't contaminate it. The problem is that if you contaminate it, you may not notice, and you may not taste or smell it before consumption. Research does not show that mayo stops bacteria when mixed with other products, just that it slows it.
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answered Does eating snow help dehydration?
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accepted Tent and sleeping bag: pack inside or strap outside a backpack?
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comment What's the advantage to a bent-shaft paddle?
To be fair, I added the link when I edited. I had no idea what bent shaft was and figured it would help others understand what he was referring to.
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comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@LBell -- 3 years can still be luck. As I said, the odds are in your favor, so most of the time, you'll be fine. However just like you can go to Vegas and win, even though the odds are against you, you can get a bad draw with your mayo and end up being a S&R Treasure Hunt prize. If it's worth the risk to have the wonderful mayo flavor, that's a choice. Being outdoors at all is a risk and we all make our own risk/reward balances to maximize our enjoyment of the environment. As an example of the risk spectrum, some people smoke and never get cancer... that doesn't make it safe for all...
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answered What is the best way to cross streams while backpacking?
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comment How long does mayonnaise last unrefrigerated in the back-country?
@LBell -- You got lucky. The odds are largely in your favor with a squeeze bottle, but you're still taking a risk. Even if it lasts a week on one trip, the very next trip you could poison yourself within the first two days.