Have a look in my trunk:
If that isn't being prepped and ready, I don't know what is! I've got a coat, hats, gloves, boots, hiking socks, sweatshirts, insect repellent, sunscreen and rain gear. I've got binoculars, spotting scope w/ tripod, my lens cleaning kit, iPod w/ speakers, birding bags, notepads and pens, trip lists, field guides, other books to have signed, flashlights, extra batteries, linens (our condo doesn't supply them), and some surprises (in the cardboard boxes.) I think I'm ready. Oh, yeah, I forgot - I haven't packed any clothes yet.
Hmmm - better get to work!