Hiking is an incredible way to see the world, but taking hiking and backpacking gear on an airplane requires care. This advice will help you avoid security delays, confiscated gear, and trouble with customs when traveling abroad.
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Technically hiking poles are not allowed in carryon luggage, so you'll have to pack them in a checked bag. You may be able to pack certain styles of collapsible z-fold poles with the tips removed, but it's up to the security officer on duty.
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