I will be moving across the country in the coming weeks, and I have realised that I will likely have leftover perishable food in my apartment before I leave and I was thinking of trying to prepare some of it the night before I leave to bring with me. The trip will take me four days, and I was going to cook (extra thoroughly) hardboiled eggs, pork, bacon and sausages. I might even add some salt or something. And keep all of my packaging as sanitary as possible, eg. straight from pan/pot to sterile ziplock.
The eggs I'm unsure of because of the protective outer layer that is chemically removed during processing. The pork and bacon, I feel like they will be alright if they're eaten first. And I'm not too worried about the sausages because they've been processed and cooked.
I think a visual and olfactory test of the foods before I eat them would be wise - especially if nearing day 4. But, realistically, if I keep the food out of the sun covered up it will probably stay safe to eat, right? Or is this a bad idea?
I think that the food would definitely be safe to eat up until the end of the second day. But, what about any longer than that? How did people back in the old days travel with food?
Edit: Just to clarify my question. I am not asking about whether or not my apartment is sterile. And I'm not asking about whether or not bacteria can multiply. I'm very well aware of these answers.
I'm looking for a realistic estimate on food longevity - not the food-standards enforced onto food manufacturers or restaurants by the FDA/Health Canada.