Assuming you want to go Canadian, it's not that hard to find most of the kit still. Well....it will probably be more difficult if you wanted to do Canadian this year, short of being a day player. But the best part about East Wind is that you're not stuck doing just one side. If you can't make this year but still want to attend, decide which direction you'd like to go (NATO: American, British, West German, Canadian or Warsaw Pact: Soviet, East German), check out the required kit on the East Wind site, and start sourcing your kit for next year.
Honestly, the toughest part about making East Wind is convincing work and/or your significant other to let you have the time off.
South Manitoba Rifles
Non Sibi Sed Omnibus
Age Verifier - Manitoba
WE C7A1 - WE M14 DMR - WE SA80A2
CA C8 - CA SLR105 - CA M16VN
WE Browning Hi-Power - WE M1911
KWA SIG Sauer P226 - KSC SIG Sauer P229