- Jan 6View SourceA Jet Boil or similar stove can travel on an airplane in the US and I assume internationally - the fuel canister can't, but they are easy to buy at the start of a JMT hike"Camp Stoves - These can travel as carry-on or checked luggage only if they are empty of all fuel and cleaned so that there are no vapors or residue left. Simply emptying the fuel container will leave flammable vapors. We recommend that you ship the fuel containers to your destination ahead of time - passengers frequently have to leave them at the checkpoint because of fuel vapors."My underliningJohn Curran Ladd
1616 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-3707
415-648-9279On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 4:01 PM, <66mstng@...> wrote:
Very interesting conversation you folks have been having about alcohol stoves vs. others, the point at which the inefficiency of their fuel use makes them lose their weight advantage, the problems with them not being able to simmer... but I think many of you are missing a major point about alcohol stoves: you can take them on an airplane. For those of us who will have to fly to get to the JMT, that is a very important issue. No other stove-- except possibly one of the sooty wood-burning ones-- can get past TSA onto a plane. I think that is probably one of Skurka's reason's for using them, along with the incredible reliability of a cat food can. Having a failproof stove, like that, goes a long way. But I would like to be able to make, rice, etc.