Gathering, sorting, organizing and storing gear is far more exhausting than actually kayaking 2000+ miles during an expedition. Fortunately, I’ve got my beautiful and tolerant bride to help out. Thanks to my sister/Team Manager (Barbara Edington) and my mom (Ann) who seal-a-mealed 60 breakfast packs for the entire team. Now, we just need to find a place to put them all. In the meantime, the house is a ramshackle explosion of what appears to be way too much gear, but somehow it will all fit in our three kayaks. A bit of wine and some tacos tends to soften the corners of the ordeal a bit.