" But the only thing that's necessary is the ticket everything else can be replaced or supplemented on the way."
True, but my second year, I spent $300 'on the way' for things that I didn't need.
This year, it's all laid out on tables in the garage and checked with various 'packing lists' that are available floating about.
Some of the stuff just needs to be checked for batteries, leaks, tears, and such. I 'think" I checked it before I cleaned it and put it all away last year, but there is no harm in double-checking.
Rue Morgue - '08, '09
Black Rock Beacon - '10, '12, '13
(lux, veritas, lardum)
Bacon is forever.
Veni, vidi, pertudi. (We came, we saw, we DRILLED.) - BRC Division of Geology 2009-2013
I'm here until the serendipitous synchronicity is ubiquitous.