From Chris in Fairbanks I received this email with a pertinent question:
Thanks for the blog! Lot's of good stuff!
Got a question for ya that might be helpful for your readers to.
I have to travel to mult. states via airlines for medical reasons. I'll be treated as an outpatient and will be staying in hotels and renting cars. Fly, rent, drive, stay, fly and so on. Sounds like a traveling salesman. I'm sure others besides me have to do this too.
So, what do you pack for your "out of town bag" when your traveling by common carrier and have to deal with TVSA/Federal law/state law/airlines/hotels? (I've had hotels ask me to leave or lock my gun in my car trunk, I left)
My wife will be joining me this trip. Besides regular luggage we have our personal protection picks, her glock19 and krink, my glock23 and SBS 870. With 3a vests, extra mags, flashlights, holsters and ammo it should prove fun with TVSA and Alaska airlines. Now I would rather have it than need it but there is a weight limit.