Hi all, I just did my first KCBS comp this year. I walked away with a MASSIVE education that I just didn't expect. A couple of key takeaways were: 1) practicing 2 or 3 meats is still not like cooking all 4. You really should try that at least once before you go. 2) cooking for the box is nothing like cooking for people. You're gonna waste food and feel bad about it. Get over it. 3) Set up your cook space at home and use it. That way you will not feel uncomfortable on comp day. 4) Dont pack the night before. It's just not realistic. Enjoy.