This weekend Jan. 7th is my first time traveling with a laptop and digital camera. I will be flying domestic in the USA. Is there any standard screening procedure with carry-on that will ruin data, laptop, drives, camera etc? I travel by wheelchair at the airport, so I and my belongings may be subject to the manual wand, walk-through and/or conveyor belt x-ray. Are all these methods safe for equipment?
Also, I will be visiting a friend for 2 months that does not have an outgoing line phone, no computer (at least nothing that is hooked up and working), no internet service at her house, and of course no knowledge of digital photography. And I'll be dependent on her for car rides, so I don't want to leave anything home, that I'll regret. (I'll be on my own with my limited computer skills.) I'm planning on bringing my laptop, camera, battery charger, pwer supply for camera and laptop, memory for camera, some blank cd's and DVD's and a flash drive. Does anyone think that I'm forgetting anything important?
It's always a pleasure to hear from those who've been there, done that or just happen to know.