Someone's Listening: Pre-Drilled, Strapped Compact Light Stands
Many photographers who use a compact stand as the basis for an on-the-go lighting kit like to drill and strap their stands. This is something I have done since back before the early Lighting 101 days. I keep two strapped stands, as more than that on a job and you would probably case them anyway.
LumoPro, who makes the sturdy-but-compact LP605 compact stand, now also offers a pre-drilled and strapped variant. The LP605s will set you back an extra $5.