I'm in! You had me at BBQ.
It'll take me a while to carefully read the whole thread and figure out how to get paddlin' and maybe hiking, but I just wanted to let you know that I signed up.
I will be riding in on a motorcycle, so I can't bring a lot of food, but perhaps I can make some chili? Won't be enough for 40, or I will need to build a trailer for my motorcycle first, but at least I will have something to share.