Tis a subject not oft chanted. Those first few years on Earlie Prime, all the sturp and droge was pinged on the powerball boom. But those who were bootprint awares remembers the other craze that was taking off: the Fringeling wet markets. Procurement of live, perishable goods to be sold back in BC. Gourd Burls was among the first wave of gastrotechs on Earlie Prime. A crew member on a basic supply hopper, Burls recognized the raw potential of the vast new canvas of fauna The Fringe had to offer. He spent his off duty hours wandering the outskirts of basecamp snatching up anything he could fit in his hooch. Getting product back to BC live and unspoilt, however, proved harder than expected and after several failed attempts Burls contacted a BC livestock specialist who supplied him with a Gerrick and Tonnerly temp-stable pressurized incubator (originally designed for hatching brolite larvae). The incubation system kept his product from succumbing to environmental fatigue during the ponderous journey back to BC. After several lucrative supply runs, Burls offered to buy out Gerrick and Tonnerly's entire incubation program. They declined, hoping instead to reap the rewards of the new business sector Burls himself helped forge. In short order, G&T created several new lines of incubators, purpose-built for Drifters heading into the fringe. For long-haulers in The Fringe, portable incubators (commonly referred to as gerry stows) have become essential gear for those working in hazardous areas where resupply is scarce and food must be stretched to that absolute limit.