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Drizzt321

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How to make sure checked camera gear is safe
« on: June 13, 2013, 07:50:41 PM »
Declare the case as having a weapon in it, and TSA will guard it for you for free! Pure genius. http://lifehacker.com/5448014/pack-a-gun-to-protect-valuables-from-airline-theft-or-loss
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How to make sure checked camera gear is safe
« on: June 13, 2013, 07:50:41 PM »

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Re: How to make sure checked camera gear is safe
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 08:49:40 PM »
Clever idea.  If you trust the TSA, that is.  At least there's no need to be concerned about a Pelican case being inappropriately frisked.
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Re: How to make sure checked camera gear is safe
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2013, 10:38:52 PM »
My concern is that will search your suitcase and then repack it poorly.  Do you trust TSA to repack you camera gear?  I certainly don't

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Re: How to make sure checked camera gear is safe
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 11:17:33 PM »
"How to make sure checked camera gear is safe"

It's easy: don't ever check it.

I'd rather UPS a discreet box with a pelican in it to myself than leave it to the TSA morons that can't even add 2+2 correctly!


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Re: How to make sure checked camera gear is safe
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 05:05:22 AM »
It's easy: don't ever check it.

+1

I always carry it on. No way am I checking-in my camera gear, and I travel with it all so much I have learned to take only what I need.

Oh, and I am pretty sure that gun trick will only work in the States and could possibly get you arrested in another country. Just learn to pack properly!
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Re: How to make sure checked camera gear is safe
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 05:05:22 AM »