I'm in Japan now and will have to go to Brazil for work (and cameras are forbidden at the location I will be going). My next bet is to ship my equipment back to my residence in the US. I have shipped lenses and bodies, but not my entire kit.
Outside of the obvious (packing REALLY REALLY, REALLY good), are there any other recommendations for keeping my equipment safe AND accounted for? I thought UPS and FED EX. But the prices are outrageous and I have seen what both companies have done to "fragile" equipment.
Anyone have any recommendations?