In light of my own recent experience, I thought that it would be a good idea to use a thread to compile ideas and strategies for
1) Securing Side Cases: some best practices
2) Owner ID Methods On Side Cases (inside and (or vs) outside).
While the story behind the idea would also be of interest, I suggest keeping it to the specific ideas/strategies. I have had good fortune in finding my lost sidecase and will now change how I approach these two points. My fuller story regarding loss, retrieval and the profound impact that a comprehensive and responsive network of resources can have will be forthcoming.