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    The only time I leave it behind is if I won't be checking luggage.  But I have to travel with so much equipment most of the time that I almost always check a bag or two.

    After years and years of traveling with my Gerber, having never ever once forgotten to put it in my checked baggage, I did actually do exactly that on my way home from a hiking holiday in Idaho last month.  I'd forgotten to take it out of my backpack, which I was carrying on.

    The NTSA screeners at the Boise airport were actually really friendly and even laughed about it, although it was early enough in the morning that there wasn't much of a line.

    Anyway, I thought I was finally saying goodbye to my Gerber, but they let me go back into the departures hall to mail it to myself.  Postage and an evelope for $5, and worth every cent.

    The screeners said it happens at least 20 times a day.

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