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    New Member Nerdalert's Avatar
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    Greetings from Madison

    Hello everyone my name is Chad and when on the trail I imagine they will call me Nerdalert (at work, when they see me walking to the water cooler they yell “NERDALERT” and scatter). I’m 34 and work as a Fraud Analyst catching the guys that make counterfeit cards and thief your identity and bank account info. I am also a survivor of a type of Cancer called Follicular Lymphoma with my last radiation treatment at the end of March 2010.

    I’ve only been camping a few times in my life, the most recent being a 3 day trip with my daughter to Rock Island off the tip of Door County. I had spent almost $1500 at REI and would up carrying a 45 pound pack. During the trip I enjoyed every minute I was there, except for every minute I happened to have the 45 pounds on my back. When the trip was over I went to eBay and liquidated every heavy item and began building an ultralight setup. I switched an Osprey Aether for a Golite Pinnacle, a REI synthetic 0 degree bag for a Western Mountaineering Summerlite, and a 5 lb Sierra Designs Sirius 2 tent for a Warbonnet Blackbird. My gear setup is far from complete, but is heading in a much better direction.

    I look forward to pestering you all with questions, and thank you all ahead of time!

    Chad (Nerdalert)

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    Old Gorge Rat Hawk-eye's Avatar
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    Well a very hardy welcome to the group! Lot's of information and stuff to lighten your load here ... and it can lighten your wallet too!

    Happy to meet you even if virtually! Keep catching them bad guys out there!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


    "A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
    Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." ... B.Franklin


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    Still a Hooligan Stone's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum! Tons of info here, enjoy!

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    Senior Member questtrek's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forum.
    Questtrek
    "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks". John Muir.

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    Welcome Chad . Sounds like you've got some good gear now. Lots of info here , just look around and enjoy the video's etc.
    " The mind creates the abyss, the heart crosses it."

    “The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.” ~Wayne Dyer

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    welcome aboard, glad your here.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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