I had to buy a new wardrobe of camo cargo pants, tops and camo boots.
I had to learn what a "water straw" is and how to use it. And "Frog Togs" were never in my vocabulary prior to this.
Even the mental preparation is an adventure, as I will be doing things I've never done with people I've never met. And the things I will be doing will not be easy things. We will be hiking miles upon miles everyday in unknown Alaska tundra. I will be hauling camera equipment through this, using my monopod as a walking stick.
I will be eating outside, fighting bugs, and holstering bear spray. For two weeks, I will be living in heightened state of constant awareness.
I am sure it will be absolutely exhausting...in a good way.