|matches||X||✓||Safety matches only (strike-anywhere are prohibited). |
Maximum one book/packet.
|Zippo/butane lighter||X||✓||Maximum one lighter.|
Micro-torches are not allowed.
Two additional lighters can be checked if placed in a DOT-approved container.
Zippos that are entirely empty (fumes purged too) can be checked.
Buy spares after landing.
|fire-starting gel||X||X||Buy after landing.
It's not clear if other tinder / fire aids are prohibited too. Probably better to buy these after landing.
|camp stove||✓?||✓||Must be very thoroughly cleaned and have no traces of fuel odor.
I always carry it on, because the TSA screeners don't necessarily know individual airlines' extra restrictions.
Some airlines have more restrictions:
|camp stove fuel||X||X||(html)
Buy after landing.
|anything sharp —|
pocket knives, hatchets, ice axes,
saws, other tools
|✓||X||Must be sheathed or securely wrapped.|
|crampons||✓||?||The TSA says crampons can be put in carry-on, but chances are high that the screeners will disagree, so better to avoid problems.|
|spare/loose lithium batteries||X||✓||All other kinds of batteries are fine in both.|
Items that are allowed / unrestricted: