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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Freefalling, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Freefalling

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    Hello All,

    Just checking into the forum. I'm a former Army Nat'l Guard guy now working as a contractor in Afghanistan. I've been in and out of this place since 2004 with a total of just under 3 years in country. I've spent more than I want to think about on gear since then with more hits to my Visa card on the way. I've made both good and bad decisions on gear and joined to exchange ideas and experiences; knowledge in this form is a bit cheaper than some of the things I've done to my bank account over the years. :)

    Take care everyone.
     
  2. TCW 60

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    Welcome to EDCF!
     
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    Welcome to EDCF.

    KM
     
  4. parnass

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    :welcome: Hi, Freefalling. Join the fun.
     
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    Welcome to EDCF
     
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    Welcome to EDCF.
     
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    Welcome to the EDCF family!! :highfive:
     
  8. Gene O

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    Welcome to the forum Freefalling, hope we can be of help
     
  9. Guarddog
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    Guarddog EDC Junkie !!!!!

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    Welcome to EDCF! I look forward to hearing your ideas on your EDC gear.

    Happy Carrying
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  10. DB

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    :welcome: Free Falling
     
  12. Valerian

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    Welcome! Looking forward to hearing about your experiences and good & bad gear decisions.
     
  13. Freefalling

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    Thank you, all.

    My EDC varies with my plan for the day. Around Bagram or Kandahar, it is pretty simple and "less-than-low-tech": A Gerber Recon-M flashlight and a Gerber EZ Out folding blade. I'm in the shop watching a computer screen so I don't have a need for much.

    When I travel the list becomes super-long and super-stupid. It is evolving even now as I contemplate additional purchases, as things change around here, summer vs. winter.....

    I don't' mind sharing what I have, what works for me, what doesn't, etc., but being the new guy I don't wish to rush in and start threads that cause the Staff heartache and woe. :) I mod a mil-related forum and know how that can be.
     
  14. InspektorGadget

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    :welcome: Welcome Aboard!!!