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(Trooper) - F
Airlines: Firesteel/Firestarter on 09/29/2010 15:51:53 MDT Print View

Can I pack a firesteel and some UST Wetfire tablets in my checked luggage?

Weiyi Wang
(wwyjedi)

Locale: mid
Re: Airlines: Firesteel/Firestarter on 09/29/2010 15:53:37 MDT Print View

firesteel: no problem. I've done that couple of times.
Wetfire: not sure. probably not allowed.

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Airlines: Firesteel/Firestarter on 09/29/2010 16:38:46 MDT Print View

I've flown with esbit/hexamine tablets a number of times without issue. Not sure if you are "allowed" but I've done it.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Airlines: Firesteel/Firestarter on 09/29/2010 16:55:45 MDT Print View

A firesteel is no problem.

Firestarters, esbit, and anything else like that is banned by TSA regs.

On the other hand, I would not be a bit surprised if a tiny bit of that accidentally fell into my suitcase, and it has never been detected.

--B.G.--

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(Trooper) - F
Re: Airlines: Firesteel/Firestarter on 09/29/2010 17:06:37 MDT Print View

Thanks for the replies! I knew the experience here would be faster and easier than trying to interpret the TSA regulations.

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Or.... on 09/29/2010 19:15:14 MDT Print View

Apart from the firesteel, you might take cotton balls for stuffing in your ears when trying to sleep in the trail hut with all those snorers, and some vaseline to use instead of body glide. And maybe the two will get mixed up together, and the vaseline get all over the cotton balls, and then, why then you've got a great firestarter all from very innocent materials!

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(Trooper) - F
Or.... on 09/29/2010 20:27:22 MDT Print View

"Apart from the firesteel, you might take cotton balls for stuffing in your ears when trying to sleep in the trail hut with all those snorers, and some vaseline to use instead of body glide. And maybe the two will get mixed up together, and the vaseline get all over the cotton balls, and then, why then you've got a great firestarter all from very innocent materials!" -Stephen Barber

Simply brilliant. I'm actually ashamed I didn't think of it myself.

Edited by Trooper on 09/29/2010 20:28:54 MDT.