Free luggage protection courtesy of the TSA

Are you worried about your luggage getting lost? Carrying expensive camera or computer gear and want to make sure it arrives at your destination?
Try this (by Bruce Schneier):

“I have a starter pistol for all my cases. All I have to do upon check-in is tell the airline ticket agent that I have a weapon to declare…I’m given a little card to sign, the card is put in the case, the case is given to a TSA official who takes my key and locks the case, and gives my key back to me.

That’s the procedure. The case is extra-tracked…TSA does not want to lose a weapons case. This reduces the chance of the case being lost to virtually zero.

It’s a great way to travel with camera gear…I’ve been doing this since Dec 2001 and have had no problems whatsoever.”

That’s probably the most creative way of getting the TSA to actually do something useful ;)