After reading the thread about Mitchell's gear theft recently, I got to thinking about an idea I had a while back. I also got to thinking about it, because I left a photo backpack in my trunk along with a laptop while I strolled around Old Salem with my wife. We had already checked out of the hotel (not the safest place either) and I didnt need all of my flashes, lenses and stuff with me, so we just left it in the car. I took my walkaround bag with the stuff I needed. Anyway...my idea... What about constructing an interior box in the trunk to hold the gear? Sort of a strongbox made from 1/2 inch MDF, bolted to the floor or cabled to a spare tire? heavy...sure...secure..maybe a little more than just the trunk. If a thief has to spend too much time on a job, maybe they'll think twice and move on and your left with a popped trunk or a busted window. I have even seen mesh bags that travelers use to lock their backpacks in...they are theft resistant if cabled down to something solid like the aforementioned sparetire or something. Just a thought.