Over the years, I have read various articles on the internet about methods of storing fresh eggs for extended periods of time without modern refrigeration. This is a subject that I have seen quite a bit of discussion on ever since Doomsday Preppers appeared on TV. One of the preppers was shown coating fresh eggs with mineral oil.
I have hesitated to write on this subject since I have until now not preformed any tests or seen any that I trusted. I recently came across an old article in Mother Earth News from 1977. In this article, they outline a series of test they performed on both fertile and unfertile eggs. These are the most reliable tests that I have been able to find.
Unfortunately they did not include mineral oil in there tests. In the future, I plan to conduct some tests using mineral oil using both washed and unwashed eggs. If anyone is aware of any test results or have personal experiences with using mineral oil on eggs I would be very interested in having you share the results with the rest of us.
The following is the link to the Mother Earth test performed in 1977 http://bit.ly/147iSa. I suggest that you read the article it shows how you can store eggs for up to eight months using various methods.