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[pct-l] stoves, airlines and campfires, dehy chilli
- Subject: [pct-l] stoves, airlines and campfires, dehy chilli
- From: Brick Robbins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 06 May 1998 08:49:14 -0700
Carrying stoves on airplanes:
the FAA regs are about carrying hazardous
materials on airplanes, NOT about carrying
stoves. The airlines have insituted the no stove
rules just to be on the safe side. Also the
discrepancy Craig noted between what the
reservation line said and the folks at the gate
and/or security say can be attributed to the vast
number of gov't rules and regs that the low paid
airline employee is not keeping them straight: They
can't get in trouble for being too safe. The Value Jet
Florida crash still looms heavey in the industry.
FWIW, domestic checked bagage is not regularly
x-rayed (though it can be) so if you put your pack
inside a duffel (so they don't ask "do you have camping
gear") with an empty stove you should have no
problems. I would not advise lying to the agent.
The legal status of zip stoves is addressed on
It seems that both Zip Stoves and petrochemical
stoves are both classified as "Stove fires." At least
in the Inyo National Forest.
<Flame suit on> I hiked from Campo to Ashland w/o
a stove. I did carry a 16 fl oz alumium pot and a plastic
bowl with tight lid. I found in So-Cal, I generally did not
want hot food, so I just soaked my de-hy chilli in the
water tight bowl for a couple of hours and ate it cold.
Not bad. In the desert, I put it in the top of my pack
during the day and had hot meals!
In the colder areas, I cooked on a SMALL
cook fire in existing fire rings. I seldom cooked where
I camped so stealth camping was not a problem. A
small cook fire should not be confused with a traditional
campfire due to the extremely small amount of wood
used and the short duration of the fire. No LNT flames
craig giffen wrote:
>>p.s. Speaking of cooking, DON'T let any PCT hiker
give you dehydrated chili. <<
Craig, You never told me you didn't like the chilli!!! <gdr>
Why do you think I was giving it away?!?!?!?!?!
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