Here is the presentation that I have been following. Great information!
Near Space Balloons by Curt Schleibaum
In the presentation, Curt lays out what exactly I will need to make my own balloon launch successful. In order to get started I am going to need to gather materials. Currently, I am eyeing a one-stop-shop type place called High Altitude Science that will send me a kit with everything I need. You can check it out here: High Altitude Science Eagle Pro Weather Balloon Kit
Due to budget constraints, I am currently shopping around for cheaper items, but I hope to get it ordered soon! Very excited!
What this kit does not include is a GoPro. That's going to be another $300! Yikes! Can I borrow one of yours?