Traveling this holiday season? If you’re anything like me, I feel more comfortable knowing I can still carry a few items for safety and personal protection when traversing the airports and commercial airlines. Over the years of being a gear guy and traveling for my job, I’ve learned what works and what doesn’t when it comes to TSA. The photo above is typically what I have on me when traveling domestic or international air travel. The TSA has never once pulled me aside to question me about any of it. I will say that when I first arrive at the airport, I empty my pockets into my carry-on bag so that I’m not emptying them at the security checkpoint. Doing that helps to alleviate any issues with TSA wondering what I’m pulling out of my pocket. I don’t necessarily want my Crate Club pen and Tactikey to be in plain view inside the bins that go through the scanners. Being inside the bag seems to be the better route to go. After I get through security, then the stuff that was in my pockets prior to security goes back in.
About the Author
Scott Witner is the Editor of The Loadout Room and handles product sourcing for both Crate Club and Cuna Dog. He is a former Marine Corps Infantryman with 2ndBn/8th Marines and was attached to the 24th MEU(SOC) for a 6 month deployment to the Mediterranean. He has completed training in desert warfare at the Marine Air Ground Combat Center, mountain warfare and survival at the Mountain Warfare Training Center and attended the South Korean Mountain Warfare school in Pohang.