Originally Posted by bkblitzed
Do you guys put all your gear in like camera equipment hard boxes? Know where to get one that's the correct size?
I have a few gear bags that I take and I fly southwest to and from. IMO, since they offer 2 free bags, it's almost a no brainer. To protect my gear from any less honest baggage handlers, I run a bike chain and lock through the trigger guard and behind the support bars. It works. After that, the gear is replaceable should something happen.
For pods, you might consider ordering a case and having them shipped to your hotel. That's what I'm planning on doing this year to save weight, and treat them as a disposable commodity.