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Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!
thesurvivalistblog ^ | M.D. Creekmore

Posted on 09/29/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono

No matter how much I beg, some of you, no doubt haven’t done anything to prepare (you know who you are). I don’t know what else to do. All I can do is give you the information, it’s up to you to act. No one can do it for you.

No doubt some of you are intimidated by my repeated suggestions of storing and using whole grains. If it doesn’t come from the supermarket shelf it’s strange and unfamiliar and you want no part of it. Fair enough.

But you still need to prepare. Here are ten things that you can do right now that will make you better prepared than probably 90% of the population.

And everything is available at your local shopping center – so it’s easy. You can do all ten steps at once or divide each into a separate week and shopping trip. But you need to get it done as soon as possible.

Keep in mind that this is only a starting point and isn’t presented here as a completed list.

1. Head to the nearest Wal-mart, Kmart, Costco or whatever and pick-up 20 lbs of white or brown rice and 20 lbs of pinto beans. White rice has a better storage life while brown rice has more nutritional benefits – your choice.

2. While you’re there grab 5 lbs mixed beans, 5 lbs of white sugar, 5 lbs of iodized salt, one gallon of olive oil (can be frozen to extend shelf-life), 5 lbs oats, 10 lbs each of white or wheat flour and cornmeal.

3. Now head over to the canned foods and pick-up 20 cans of canned fruits and 20 cans of canned vegetables. Be sure to buy only those brands and contents you normally eat and nothing exotic. No need to shock the senses.

4. Now over to the canned meats. Pick-up 20 cans of various meats, salmon, stews, spam and tuna. Again buy only those brands with contents you normally eat and nothing exotic.

5. Okay. Now to the to the peanut butter shelf and toss two 40-ounce jars in the cart. The listed shelf life is just over two years and each jar has over 6,000 calories. Peanut butter is an excellent instant survival food.

6. Over to the powdered drink mix – go on I’ll wait…Okay, pick up two 72 Ounce Tang Orange drink canisters (provides 100% of the US RDA vitamin C requirement per 8 oz. glass). Also grab six 19-Ounce Containers of Kool-Aid Drink Mix.

7. Off to the vitamin and supplement aisle, pick up 400 tablets “one a day” multivitamin and mineral supplements. I buy this brand at the local Wal-Mart - comes in 200 count bottle for $8 each.

8. Now to the department we all love – sporting goods. Go to the camping aisle and pick up 4 five gallon water containers. Fill with tap water as soon as you get back home.

9. While you’re there buy 250 rounds of ammunition for your primary defensive weapon. More if you can, but this should be a good start. Also a good universal cleaning kit.

10. And lastly pick up the best LED flashlight you can afford, extra batteries and bulb. Also grab two boxes of wooden matches and several multi-purpose lighters.

Don’t forget to date, use and rotate – remember first in first out. Let’s get started.

What would you add to the list?


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1 posted on 09/29/2012 9:57:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Here’s a nice site I found the other day:

http://72hours.org/


2 posted on 09/29/2012 9:58:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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3 posted on 09/29/2012 9:59:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Here's my staging area in the basement, still being stocked/rotated every week:


4 posted on 09/29/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t forget to pick up some Gatoraid powder.Get a good water filter too.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 10:02:53 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JoeProBono

Vinegar and rubbing alcohol are good additions to the stock pile.

Lots of cheap asprin is good too.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 10:03:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JoeProBono

I normally like to tease you WTSHTF types, but this type of preparedness (in moderation) is a very good idea in areas subject to natural disasters, especially earthquakes and hurricanes.

In California I always had 2 weeks food and water supply (water rotated) on hand. A month would probably be better.

Firearms and lots of ammo are always a good idea, in any circumstance.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t forget pickling salt.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Farmer Dean

9 posted on 09/29/2012 10:07:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, for once I can say I have everything there (except the flour) several times over.

In place of flour I have several cases of pilot bread crackers and 20 cans of BEGA canned cheese.

Any preppers out there in Central Kentucky?
Lexington Container
http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.com/index.html


10 posted on 09/29/2012 10:08:55 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow! What a nice set up!


11 posted on 09/29/2012 10:08:55 AM PDT by albie
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To: JoeProBono

bumpity-bump!


12 posted on 09/29/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: JoeProBono

Liquor, beer and cigarettes are good for bartering!


13 posted on 09/29/2012 10:09:46 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

The other side of the basement’s got 10 shelf units of 360,000-rnds of ammo for 8 calibers, plus massive dbl-door gunsafe; no pics of that side posted...


14 posted on 09/29/2012 10:12:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: JoeProBono

Very good advice. My husband took care of all of this after Obama was elected...very thankful he did.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 10:12:53 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter
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To: freedumb2003

Crosman Benjamin Trail NP All Weather


16 posted on 09/29/2012 10:13:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: cripplecreek
Lots of cheap asprin is good too.

A word of caution regarding aspirin is in order.

Aspirin will get toxic when it gets old. It should be tossed when exp date is reached. Fortunately it is cheap enough that you can lay in stock and replace it as that happens.

17 posted on 09/29/2012 10:14:30 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: cripplecreek

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE!!!

Great as a medical supply, disinfectant, cleaner, where you cannot use bleach.

Your doctors office is probably cleaned with this (you dont smell bleach there, do you)

And it is relatively cheap- less than a buck a quart bottle.

I sometimes pour a quart in the bath and soak in it.

I have at least 3 cases on-hand at any time


18 posted on 09/29/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: albie
Good thing that I can make all of those. ;)

/johnny

19 posted on 09/29/2012 10:17:14 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono

Most excellent firearm.

I’ll definitely be picking one of those up (easier to find here in Texas).


20 posted on 09/29/2012 10:20:46 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Mr. K

21 posted on 09/29/2012 10:21:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
several cases of pilot bread crackers

Argh... I'm glad I can grind my own flour and bake my own bread. I couldn't live on pilot bread.

/johnny

22 posted on 09/29/2012 10:21:08 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

23 posted on 09/29/2012 10:25:01 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JRandomFreeper

24 posted on 09/29/2012 10:29:05 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Mine is a little more Southwestern US style. Think New Mexico, and adobe brick oven.

/johnny

25 posted on 09/29/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono
[9. While you’re there buy 250 rounds of ammunition for your primary defensive weapon. More if you can, but this should be a good start. Also a good universal cleaning kit.]

I believe in a worst case upheaval firearms and ammo will be among the most common items of barter. At the local pawn shops and garage sales you can find .22 rifles in a variety of makes and condition. You can often refurbish rifles that are in poorer condition. The .22 is very versatile. The ammo is cheap, it will kill a wide range of game and it can be used for self defense in skilled hands.

In larger caliber the Chinese SKS is a bargain.

Individuals have their own knowledge and preferences on this issue. And I'm preaching to the choir on FR. But the bottom line is a secure stockpile of firearms and ammo can be worth more than gold if things go south.

26 posted on 09/29/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee


27 posted on 09/29/2012 10:38:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Honey, honey, honey, honey, and more honey. Did I say honey?

Honey has to be a prepper staple. It last longer than anything else, has great nutritional/flavor value, and is even medicinal.

You can’t have enough honey.

I could add lots of stuff to this list (it is a great start), but a heavy duty water filter should be a priority. You can make that water filter last longer with the ability to boil water, pre-filter (cloth), and chemically treat if needed.


28 posted on 09/29/2012 10:40:44 AM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: JoeProBono

I keep a spreadsheet of the things I have and the things I still need. I love moving “need” items to my “have” column.

This week I bought a thermal cooker, wool underwear, and 2 cases of 1 oz liquid candles for my Kandle Heeter.


29 posted on 09/29/2012 10:41:37 AM PDT by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: JoeProBono

I’d add clothes pins and a clothes line and a means to attach the line to something when you need it. I’m thinking of putting some hooks up in my garage.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 10:41:43 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: JoeProBono

Bug spray, mosquito repellent, skin-so-soft and maybe lists of “other uses” for things that can multi-task..such as vinegar, salt, baking soda, etc. Does anyone have a reference to a “use this for that” book or pamphlet? I often see “surprising uses for....X” and now wish I had printed all of these things out. For example, black pepper stops bleeding, salt is good for putting out fires, etc.


31 posted on 09/29/2012 10:44:03 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: Mr. K
I sometimes pour a quart in the bath and soak in it.

My dad would tell me stories of one of his aunts and uncles that would soak in kerosene. I don't remember why they did that.

32 posted on 09/29/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT by Sawdring
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To: JoeProBono

List of addresses of people with hoards.

(Don’t talk about your hoards, and have guns to protect it.)


33 posted on 09/29/2012 10:46:28 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: JoeProBono

*bump* prep


34 posted on 09/29/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: JoeProBono

does anyone have an led flashlight they can recommend


35 posted on 09/29/2012 10:54:48 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: JoeProBono

I have two 60-gallon water barrels, always full from rain. I suppose the water is good.

Main problem with me is water for the horses. Two hundred-gallon tanks, always full but when that goes, it goes. 2 horses one donkey, on a hot day they can glug down 25 gals.


36 posted on 09/29/2012 10:57:52 AM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: JoeProBono

Fuel to be able to heat up water to cook your rice and beans. He doesn’t say anything about that. Charcoal, propane, or a couple of cords of wood...


37 posted on 09/29/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Taffini
I bought a handful of small 9 LED flashlights from Tractor Supply for a couple of bucks each. Metal barrel, bright as heck, 3 AAA batteries lasts for a LONG time. I may get some more, they are just too handy. They are about the size of a roll of quarters.

/johnny

38 posted on 09/29/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers PING!!


39 posted on 09/29/2012 11:02:04 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Not just governments but most major banks are broke and working on the edge. Most of the largest Mega Banks have derivatives exposures that are 40-50-60 times their total assets, so what happens if Europe does collapse (which is fairly likely) causing them to loose just a modest percentage on those derivatives? ( http://ncrenegade.com/financial/fdic-statistics-read-em-and-weep-ann-barnhardt/ )

Personally I expect something much like the well I think that we are in for something like the collapse of Argentina ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yerKMQc7-w&feature=grec_index )but on a global scale.

When you add in the fact that their is a growing concern for social unrest regardless of which way the election goes, the next few months will be like walking a mine field.

Recent events show (Flash Mobs, OWS, etc) we have a large entitlement minded population that is violent prone and armed. I think that during a collapse you will see many small businesses wiped out by flash mob looting, and once started it will quickly spread to rape, robbery and murder for murder sake. You will see what I call ‘pocket pogroms’ and if you ain’t ‘Amish’ you better not be around when they come.

Many of these ‘yutes’ will think no more about killing you than most people think about stepping on a roach. That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the ‘yutes’. On the other hand the ‘yutes’ won’t think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.

I can’t help, but think of this quote which is one of my favorites:

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8)” (1998)

Quark: “Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. They’re a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You don’t believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.”

Clearly there’s a storm coming, as great as a hurricane and like you do when a hurricane comes your way you either prepare to weather it or you become a victim of it.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.”


40 posted on 09/29/2012 11:04:27 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Taffini

I would recommend an LED headlamp... they are indispensable when you have to cook or wash dishes in the dark. I also use it when I walk the dog at night so I can keep my hands free for bagging poop. I bought a fancy Petzl headlamp, but it’s really hard to change out the batteries - you need a tool to pop the batteries out. I’ve got another that is just a Coleman cheapo that came as a set with a little handheld flashlight and the batteries are much easier to change. It works just as well as the Petzl, but was half the price and doesn’t have the fancy strobe feature or tilt on it. I keep the Petzl in my car; it would come in handy if I ever had to change a tire at night.


41 posted on 09/29/2012 11:08:18 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: JoeProBono

Bleach - disinfecting and cleaning water


42 posted on 09/29/2012 11:09:34 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Anima Mundi

I would also say buy a few gallons of hand sanitizer. Save your water for other uses.


43 posted on 09/29/2012 11:10:32 AM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: ponygirl

Take a look at these two threads:

My Ammo Can Rocket Stove

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2914240/posts

Ammo Can Rocket Stove

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2850938/posts


44 posted on 09/29/2012 11:11:34 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Scarpetta

May I ask what brand thermal cooker you purchased and from where?


45 posted on 09/29/2012 11:12:05 AM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: KosmicKitty

Better than Bleach: Use Calcium Hypochlorite to Disinfect Water

http://readynutrition.com/resources/better-than-bleach-use-calcium-hypochlorite-to-disinfect-water_19062010/


46 posted on 09/29/2012 11:13:21 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Bump!


47 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT by Roberts
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To: JoeProBono

PASTA

Comes in 100 different shapes/sizes

Stores well

Can be used in variety of ways - main dish, in soup/stews

Easy to prepare - simplest is pasta/garlic oil- cooked pasta with sauce of vegetable oil/minced garlic (garlic powder works in pinch)

Also pasta with sauteed vegetables - green beans, zucchini,
tomato from garden

Or floretine - sauteed spinach, arugula, chard


48 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:14 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Mr. K
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE!!!

Also keep some in a spray bottle and use to spray veggies from farmers marts and roadside stands.

Use on veggies or fruits - Anything that might have been contaminated by animals or humans using the fields for a toilet.


49 posted on 09/29/2012 11:14:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: carriage_hill

ping!


50 posted on 09/29/2012 11:20:25 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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