The cook kit is ready to go. Essential ingredients: Jet boil stove, gas canister, spork and spoon, MSR cook set, olive oil, cajun sunshine and blackened fish seasoning. Just one pot is needed but I carry the kit in case I catch a striper or bluefish, using the pot to make boil-in-bag rice and the pan to sauté the filets. I even sharpened the filet knife. Just in case. For the freeze-dried meals I'll follow Curt's lead and "dress them up" with a little olive oil, hot sauce or seasoning.
Six items to track on the hurricane map. The two red x marks are of concern, but mostly the red x at the right is the one to watch. We'll see.