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Ted Schnieder wrote an answer about on November 29, 2011

The pack does ship with the cylinder filled, but there is a hazmat fee of 25 bucks on top of the normal shipping and handling charge. I requested that mine ship empty and I got it filled at a scuba shop to save a bit of money. Depending on your situation it might be better to just get it shipped full though. You cannot travel on airlines in the U.S. with a full cylinder. If you are traveling internationally you can request to be able to carry it in your checked baggage but you need to fill out a form which you can get off BCA's website.

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Ted Schnieder

Ted Schnieder wrote an answer about on November 29, 2011

I used a float 30 a bunch last year as well. I did not have any issues carrying everything I needed for a full day of touring, which is similar to the amount of gear you are carrying. In terms of filling the canister, you can either bring it into BCA if your local in boulder or go to pretty much any scuba or paintball shop, they just need to have the adaptor. You can go to www.backcountryaccess.com and pull up a list of all the current certified refill centers. When I got mine filled at a scuba shop they refilled it in about 10 or 15 minutes and the pressure was just fine.

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