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    This is an emergency preparedness encyclopedia. I heard about it from a Coast to Coast show. I have the third edition and the fifth is available. The contents of the book are listed in the link. We rely too heavily on the internet for information and without it where will you turn?

    https://standeyo.com/Our_Books/DTP.html

    Quote Dare To Prepare is geared to the city, urban, suburban and rural person with life-saving information for everyone including apartment dwellers and folks on low income. It's a reference work for practical living whether or not we are in crisis, and how to save money at the same time.

    Dare To Prepare is many books in one - a mini-encyclopaedia. The material has been totally updated to meet today's preparedness needs. Dare 5 includes new, thoroughly researched topics. Like the original, Dare's aim is to arm you with as much information possible in one volume. It contains the most vital material to keep you safe and prepare you for life's challenges.

    Additionally, Dare teaches you many useful and fun practical skills. Kids will enjoy them, too, and their involvement let's children understand preparation is a normal part of life, not a scary thing.

    Dare is a large format book on 8-1/2 x 11" (22x28cm) paper and 632 pages. You will not find large margins, large print or wasted space. Margins have been squeezed to contain the most information possible.

    Included is a 12,000 word and phrase index to easily locate information quickly. In addition to all this, Dare 5 contains over 340 photos and many charts to make personalized planning super simple.

    Below, you'll find a condensed Table of Contents below, but it's enough to give you an idea of what's covered. This final edition is bigger and better than ever. Though printing and shipping costs have escalated, we've kept the price the same. We want you to have the information.

    Dare To Prepare 5th Ed. offers you the most current practical preparedness information in one comprehensive book, which is why it's known as The preparedness "bible". Besides individuals, preparedness groups, businesses and churches, "Dare" is used by police departments, universities, anti-terrorist training units as well as paramilitary units, and sells literally the world over. "Dare" enjoys a 5-star rating on Amazon with countless shining reviews. They are a humbling validation of its practical usefulness.

    Preparedness is not waiting for the government to bail us out of trouble; it IS taking personal responsibility. It IS. . . daring to prepare!
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    Holly Deyo was on Coast to Coast last night 08/16. She has a new book out called Prophetic Perils which she worked on everyday for 18 months. She comes on at 1 hour & 15 minutes into the program.

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    Quote In the latter half, researcher Holly Deyo discussed her new book Prophetic Perils, which details biblical prophecy and the specific signs to watch for that match current events. The Bible has already had some 2,000 prophecies that have come true, and there are around 500 more that mostly concern 'end times,' she suggested. There are six different types or areas of the signs-- society, nature, world events, technology, spiritual, and Israel, she listed. Events are speeding up, becoming more violent, and happening closer together, such as earthquakes which have been more destructive and deadly in recent years, she reported.

    She also pointed to the potential devastation from volcanoes and supervolcanoes such as the one at Yellowstone, which has a 55-mile long lava pit. The recent cycle of four blood moons, which landed on Jewish feasts was "a Biblical Tetrad" --an extremely rare occurrence that she views as another prophetic omen. Deyo also cited changes in the sun that could lead to another drastic 'Carrington'-type solar storm, actions being taken by the New World Order, the potential for famine, and new wars in the Middle East and Israel. For more, check out these graphics she shared with us.

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    If we knew what disruptions were likely to occur, we would have a better idea of what prepping was needed.

    Some probable future events initiated by the parasitic control freaks near the top of the human pyramid of power:

    1. Reduction or stopping credit. The whole financial system depends and runs on credit. Truckers depend on credit to fuel their trucks. If the trucks do not run, food is not delivered to the grocery stores. Food riots will follow.

    2. Bank holidays. Money deposited in banks will evaporate.

    2. House to house searches for food and weapons by people in uniform. May include military, local police or gangs.

    3. Electricity stops. That alone would cause many deaths within a few months. We no longer have the skill sets that were common more than 100 years ago.

    A possible solution to positively influence the dark side may be to engineer a way (confessions and a request for some amnesty) for the parasitic control freaks to avoid death in their underground facilities where they have foolishly put their faith. The dark side will tell a hundred truths just to sell a single lie. The underground facilities may become a holding pen for humans who are consumed for food, flesh and fear.
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    You really must not be so cheerful, Ron! (even tho' you speak what may be true!)

    I do wish we could get away from this Biblical Prophecy theme....remind me....where exactly did this Bible come from & why do we base all our thought patterns upon it?!

    The "beings" who set this pattern in motion(check out the Book of Enoch) are not the Source of All. We do have the power to upset their plans & not allow their "prophecy" to be fulfilled! Maybe that is what is going on right now around the world!

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    Quote Posted by Ron Mauer Sr (here)
    2. House to house searches for food and weapons by people in uniform. May include military, local police or gangs.
    It was so disturbing back when the Boston Marathon firecracker went off, and people were just allowing the armed troops to come into their house and search with no warrant or probable cause. In BOSTON of all places! I'm not sure why we bothered fighting the American Revolution.
    There's no time like the present.

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    Exactly! We need to take back our power & upset their carefully laid plans!

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    They may wreak havoc, but their plans will not come to fruition.

    Too many are one, two, and three steps ahead. This will be a time of miracles.

    The more we stay calm and not buy into fear or their agendas, the less damage they can do.

    Preparation without fear. "Don't be scared, just be prepared."
    I just have a feeling people will step up to the plate and do what each individual came here to do.

    The conflict is already ongoing: truth spreading vs. deceptive programming, lies, narratives.
    In the end, each individual will show their true colors.

    We are resourceful.
    No matter the journey of appearances, Victory of Truth is imminent.

    @Foxie Loxie...we are currently upsetting their plans!!!

    Strength and courage to all!
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    Prepping on a budget for those who are inspired to prepare:

    Phase 1
    • Have a water plan (critical). Where is the water supply? Are portable containers available? How far must water be carried? Is it safe to travel?
    • Find a water filter that matches the budget and needs. Three days without clean water and nothing else will be needed.
    • Find an emergency cook stove. Carefully consider the fuel source. Wood is usually available but cannot be used indoors without an externally vented chimney. Butane and propane can be used indoors. How will you start a fire?
    • Purchase a variety of seasoning to avoid food fatigue. Make the same food taste different.
    • Purchase a few extra cans of food and dehydrated food from your local supermarket during each visit.
    • Have plans for emergency lighting, clothes washing, self defense, communicating with family members if cell phones do not work. Amateur radio is likely to become the most reliable communication for long and short range communication. Get a license.
    • How does one deal with no toilet paper?
    • Stock up on soap. Lots of it. Very important and inexpensive.
    • Purchase a first aid kit and get training. In a grid down scenario little problems become major problems.
    • Have a security plan and a caching plan.
    • Have a plan to stay warm in cold weather without electricity. Is a wood stove installed and is fuel available? An alternative is a small portable propane heater that can keep at least one room warm.
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    Great list. Thanks for sharing.

    With a little fine-tuning, I'll have all that covered.

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    I've gave away many of this book to friends and family, everyone thanked me and many bought more for their friends and family. Just a great how to book from every angle.

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    Here is my effort from 2010: https://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...nces----V1.04-

    I live a in a rural location when I am not working in Sydney, so a certain amount of preparation is just commonsense.

    So long as I get left alone, survival would be quite feasible long term - I'd probably loose a bit of weight though!!!
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    Quote Posted by Merry Mom (here)
    Quote Posted by Ron Mauer Sr (here)
    2. House to house searches for food and weapons by people in uniform. May include military, local police or gangs.
    It was so disturbing back when the Boston Marathon firecracker went off, and people were just allowing the armed troops to come into their house and search with no warrant or probable cause. In BOSTON of all places! I'm not sure why we bothered fighting the American Revolution.
    Propaganda "drill". I understood this whole thing as obviously symbolic while it was happening. Even my 86 year old mother, who was in very bad shape and died 10 days later understood it that way. But she was born in Boston.
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    Hereís How 30 Preppers Have Adapted and What They Foresee Happening Next

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    by Daisy Luther

    Thereís a lot more crazy and a lot less money than usual, and as Iíve written before, the face of prepping has changed. Itís a lot more difficult (and expensive) to go out and stockpile as we did a few years ago, and the event weíve faced has been a slow-burning SHTF event that has slowly and insidiously taken away financial security from hundreds of thousands of Americans.

    I wondered how others have changed the way they prep to adapt to these times so I asked the folks in our Me-We group if theyíve changed how they prep and if so, what changes theyíve made. If you are interested in joining the group, go here, answer four questions, and be sure to change your profile picture from the Me-We basic images. We donít care what you change them too, weíre just trying to avoid ďbotĒ traffic from prowling through our group.

    Hereís how readers have changed the way they prep.

    With some of the comments, Iíve added a comment or a link in italics for more information.

    Eileen:
    I am working on doing even more with even less. I was laid off at the beginning of Covid. Hubbyís paycheck is down a bit. We have been watching the cost of regularly used items skyrocket, yet again. Teaching myself to grow more long term food items this year. At this point, Daisy, just not giving up feels like prepping, even if itís just to get up tomorrow and try again.

    Hereís an article on how to keep going when things feel hopeless. ~ D

    Lynn:
    We are getting ready to move. I am using my food preps to see what we really need and what has been hard to use up. Mostly pertaining to food and household essentials. Saving the money to buy fresh preps after the move. We moved a year ago and I had a huge stockpile that had to be moved twice in two months. I think it is better to use it up than move it and then replace it with fresh food and water.

    This is a great way to rotate your stock and always have fresher products available. Just pay attention to the things that are in shortage or difficult to acquire. You may not want to go through that supply just yet. ~ D

    Jeff:
    I have been building up at least a yearís supply of essential items like laundry detergent, shampoo, hand soap, toothpaste, etc. I will be using the stimulus check to add to my freeze-dried food inventory (mostly protein) since I have 1k lbs of dry food stored away. I donít know if hyperinflation, war, or another pandemic may hit but if it does the goal is to be able to go at least a year without leaving the house.

    This is a fantastic goal!

    Tami:
    After the Texas snowstorm, Iím prepping mainly for life without electricity. Iíve lived off the grid before but had stopped so Iím going back to it. I also realized my need for more stored water .

    Hereís an article about preparing for longer-term power outages. Itís a great place to start if youíre new to prepping or if you simply need to make sure you have the things you need. ~ D

    Christina:
    Prepping mainly for economic upheaval. We kicked up food storage (have a working pantry) January 2020, but it wasnít an issue to grocery shop in my area, so I slacked off a bit. August of 2020, we put together 6 months of food (again a working pantry I use and replenish), paying off debts, saving money, buying silver, ammo, guns, etc. Anything that will aid us as food and fuel prices goes up or our income goes down. So far, our income has increased since last year, but you never know. Iíll add my pantry includes HH / personal items too.

    Stocking up on things other than food is really important. Hereís a list of non-food stockpile items that may inspire you to add to your own supplies. ~ D

    Vicki:
    We are prepping for civil unrest and skyrocketing inflation. Iíve been watching the groceries I normally buy going up a lot. We are planning to grow more veggies and put in some more fruit trees. We are also making sure we have extras of the tools we use, and enough supplies to fix things(tools, machinery, plumbing, electrical, etc.) that might break. Lumber has also gone up a huge amount, so we are buying extra of that too.

    Having spare parts for tools and essential equipment is a vital and often overlooked prep. ~ D

    Diane: Everything I can think of from food to security.

    Keeping your preps balanced and not focusing too specifically on just one aspect is advised. Toby talks about the vital balance in this article. ~ D

    Max:
    Building out networks and relationships. Human terrain not ďstuffĒ.

    Hereís advice on building community even during a pandemic and be sure to check out Selcoís on-demand webinar about community building. ~ D

    Susan:
    I think hyperinflation and the possible dollar collapse is more possible now than ever. I am adding canned and dried food stocks to my preps especially items that are predicted to become exorbitantly expensive like corn and coffee. I am also eagerly watching my garden waiting for it to thaw out. Most of the snow and ice is gone except in the woods.

    Here are some things you can do right now to get ready for garden season and hereís some advice on how to start planning your garden. ~ D

    Sheri:
    Iím turning more of my yard into vegetable/herb gardens and will preserve most of the produce. Adding to non-perishables when I see a good sale. Learning basic survival and self-sufficiency skills. Moving toward a simpler lifestyle, so living without modern conveniences will be less of a shock.

    This is precisely why my preps are low-tech. ~ D

    Stacy:
    Survived Texas without blaming the governor or president for leaving me in the cold. We need more stored water. Had enough but saw that I needed more for cleaning. Need larger pots. Fed 7 people easy as my house was only one with gas cooktop. Need cookware to feed 20Öand preps to make my own soup kitchen. Need back up potty! Do I have 100 candles? More lamp oil. The little tealight under flowerpot did help to make room cozier. Store for this. A way to wash clothes. A way to take warm shower and wash hair. Prepare a menu, recipes, and storage for meals on the stove top. Prep to share with family. (I live on 20 member family compound.) A way to charge phone. Size c batteries to listen to CDsÖ.more CDs. Hootch. OTC

    Awesome learning experience. I can definitely help with instructions for this off-grid kitty litter potty for humans. ~ D

    Ezra:
    We are working on paying off debts (Dave Ramsey) and materials for life without electricity. We lost power for 4 days during the winter storm here in Texas

    Here are a couple of articles you may find helpful regarding debt (one is directly from Daveís strategies) and hereís an ebook about dealing with power outages. ~ D

    Lynn:
    We are focusing on our garden this year. Our goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible in regard to produce. I want to save seeds from the garden for the future. We arenít growing grains, wheat, and oats, though. That is a future project.

    Hereís our favorite source for seeds Ė you can also get a free garden planner at that link and it is a small, family-run business. ~ D

    Rob:
    The money hasnít changed for me in the Great White North. Iíve realized, though, that prepping for an event like an EMP is trying to play apocalypse lottery; better to consider the consequences of whatever it is you worry about and prepare for those. It stops you from making assumptions. (Makes an ass of U and umptions). I.e. instead of prepping for an EMP, Iím prepping for a collapse of communication and transportation of goods like food, no matter the cause. Iím expanding my EMP-proof storage still but Iím more prepared to handle, say, a food shortage whereas before my food plans only involved getting out of the city and joining a full farm.

    I think thereís a lot of wisdom to what you said there. A lot of folks hyperfocus on just one thing when in fact most disasters are an entire series of bad things. Some useful links might be this one about making a Faraday cage, this one about a communications collapse, and this one about the strain on our transportation system for goods.

    Bestsmall country:
    Hi Daisy, Iíve been watching everything since early 2018, and the most striking thing is the correlation between Q and the Bible!! I did most of my prepping back then. Long-life food, seeds (I learned how to grow veg). All done under the radar, especially Crypto and PMs. Skills will be the REAL asset. Iím hoping a local viewer of my channel will Ďkidnapí me because the idiots that wouldnít listen will be banging on my door

    OpSec is more important than ever! Hereís an article that might help others who are thinking like you about doing things under the radar. ~ D

    Kamay:
    Not much change, if any. Been prepping for the collapse of society, food shortages, and the possibility of a grid failure. We try to do all farming, gardening, preservations without the use of electricity and fancy gadgets. We recycle, upcycle, make do and live outside the box.

    Simplicity is key! I like your style . ~ D

    Letia:
    I need to get ready for a garden! Strawberries will come back, and Iíll start canning again. I need to check my jars. I have some cases but need to check in case folks are back to normalcy or still canning. I need to practice shooting! I need to work on security with more cameras and change the button lock on my back door. 🙄

    DEFINITELY practice shooting. Itís a perishable skill. Hereís an article about creating a safe room at a reasonable price that might be helpful for the security aspect. ~ D

    Kris:
    Taking care of my animals and plans to raise more meat chickens Ė so more to feed. Buying feed in bulk and pricing out different feed options, etc.

    Have you checked out the fodder method? I took a class on it when I lived in California, but did not set up my own system because we were moving. Hereís a really good article about it. The guy I took the course from had chickens strictly on fodder and free-range. ~ D

    Roxanne:
    Weíre pretty much preparing for our retirement. Then weíll be on a much lower income. Weíve paid off all our debt except what we use on our credit cards which we pay off every month. Weíve sold off a lot of things which we didnít need to get rid of the debt. Weíre thinking we could be looking at another depression or some other economic troubles. Iíve been trying to grow different vegetables to learn how to do it well. I also have been dehydrating what I can and vacuum sealing them in large mason jars. I plan to learn to pressure can this year so I can take advantage of any sales at the stores on meats and vegetables which donít grow here.

    Hereís an easy how-to for pressure canning, and if you happen to have a glass top stove, some pressure canning options that will work for you.

    Heather:
    We of the Down Under are keenly aware that we no longer matter with your particular ruling familyís politics. China is now a far more serious threat in the Pacific area. We also no longer refine fuel here, much of it comes from Singapore. We are prepping for blockade/ interruption to supply lines as this would pretty much cripple the country. We have gardens, fruit trees, and are stocking up a bit more on canned goods. We arenít allowed to store more than a couple of jerry cans of fuel. Also, I have been sure to keep medical checkups and dental checkups very up-to-date for the family as you never know when these things just wonít be available.

    You bring up an excellent point with regard to medical and dental care. During the past year of Covid restrictions many people saw health issues getting far worse because they were unable to seek preventative care, or even take care of conditions that arose. Handling these things while we an is vital. ~ D

    Shannon:
    I prep for hyperinflation, power grid issues, (due to natural disasters), and civil unrest. I live in the PNW, so weíve had our share of rioting, unrest, and fluke weather. Prepping food, supplies to deal with no electricity, trying to learn how to cope without electricity. We sold property in Ca. and moved up here and bought property with land.

    With the changes youíve made, you are most likely looking for some suggestions on becoming more self-reliant with the land and new resources you have available. Check out the self-reliance manifesto here. (Some links are no longer working Ė weíre striving to keep up!) ~ D

    Kate:
    Weíre planning to buy a house/property in the next few years, so weíve been saving wherever possible. Luckily the covid didnít affect our income. Cutting back on trips to town. Waiting for the garden to dry out and also waiting for my seeds to arrive. Going to grow mostly for cellar storage this yearÖ.potatoes, squashes, carrots, turnips, etc. Jar lids are really hard to find here on Vancouver IslandÖhopefully, by the fall, Iíll be able to can sauce and V8. Keeping up with buying hard copy books on natural medicine, crafts, foraging.

    Iíve really lucked out and gotten some used books on those topics at yardsales. I once spent $100 at a yardsale buying every book the person was selling because her deceased relative had been into food preservation and herbalism. Talk about a motherlode. Another potential goldmine for you is Thriftbooks, which has millions of used books for sale. If you are new to root cellaring, this article may be helpful. ~ D

    K:
    Iíve spent the last year really focusing on smaller potential SHTF situations (a week to a month type). I feel like Iím in decent shape as far as that goes. Now my focus is more long-term. I want to get sustainable food production set up and keep hounding my kids about the likely change to digital currency in the next few years along with a rise in inflation. I have preached for years that our reliance on food from outside of our areas is going to be a problem in the future. Thatís my focus now.

    A couple of articles on two topics you mentioned are this one about how our everyday lives would change in a cashless society and this one about why preppers need to localize their food sources. ~ D

    James:
    Economic misfortune, (job loss, economy downturns) civil unrest, power grid/natural disasters. I am set for two years monetarily, approximately 6 months for comestibles, and a decent self-defense set up although still working on hardening the house. I am also to a lesser extent prepared to bug out home if things really go to s**t, however as I am currently OCONUS I am probably screwed on that part.

    That definitely makes things difficult. I think what I would focus on in your shoes is making certain that your family members are able to hang in there for a period of time while waiting for you to make it home. You donít want them to be in a situation where only you know how to do something important. Redundancies are essential. ~ D

    Rita:
    We have concentrated more on being self-contained and self-sufficient. We source our needs locally as much as possible. A LOT quieter about accomplishments and acquisitions. For the most part, we no longer have strong public opinions about much of anything. We are becoming more internalized and grey. As we get older, the fighting spirit is still there, but reality says to stock up and shut up. We see civil unrest, and difficult times, if not out and out economic collapse and civil war. The USA is a powder keg right now and some dumba** is going to light the match.

    Surviving this crazy time does have a lot to do with keeping your thoughts more private. And sometimes the fight you win is the one you donít participate in. ~ D

    Valerie:
    Economic collapse is my greatest concern. We are planting a larger garden and stocking up on nonperishable food. I plan to can more this year. In fact, today I scored a lightly used All American 910 canner at the goodwill. $5.99. Scratch that off my bucket list!

    Oh my gosh, what a SCORE!!!!!! Iím sure a lot of us reading that are positively green with envy. And the good thing about the All American is there are no parts or gaskets that might need to be replaced. ~ D

    Rosemary:
    I canít shake the feeling that we will have a grid-down situation in the near future, so getting prepped for that has been my top priority. Next is food shortages and hyperinflation. Bigger garden & more canning is on my list for this season. I wanted to buy heating mats & lights too this year but didnít have the extra funds, so I am trying Winter Sowing in gallon water & milk jugs. I have 20+ jugs done so far with lots more to do. Fingers crossed itís a success!

    Iíll be really interested to hear how your Winter Sowing goes! Please keep us posted. Hereís a link to my book on Amazon, Be Ready for Anything. It goes into a lot of detail about long-term power outages in both summer and winter. ~ D

    Martha:
    Although my area doesnít normally see really low temps, it does get cold in the winter, and after seeing what happened in Texas, Iím adding a portable heater (either propane or kerosene) to my list of supplies ASAP. Just wish AC was as easy to prep for if the grid goes down. Looking at doing solar with battery backup to keep fridge, freezer running too, and even 1 window ac unit to keep the house at least bearable when it 115 in the summer.

    Wow, that sure sounds like some miserable weather to lose power in. Hereís an article about handling hot weather power outages, an article about how to calculate how much power you need to be able to generate, and the off-grid heater I recommend. ~ D

    Laura:
    In light of the recent hacking into MULTIPLE national security systems, I think the grid down is the biggest threat. Financial collapse would be second after that. Iím using some of the stimulus funds to buy larger ticket items. A respirator/gas mask is next on my list. Additionally, I bought heating pads and fluorescent lights for seed planting this year-going well. Also just bought five 55-gallon water barrels that need washing and set up. Busy time for me trying to keep up with all this.

    Here are some thoughts on preparing for a major cyber attack and an article on respirators and gas masks Ė I hope you find them helpful. ~ D

    Daisy:
    Yep, itís me. The thing that I have changed over the past year about my preparedness is paying attention to the local governments and how theyíve responded. Iíve lived in 3 different places over the course of the lockdowns and each place has managed the response to covid very differently. Itís important to understand how your own local government reacts to things because once you do, you can begin to predict what theyíll do in a different situation. Iíve also gotten a lot better at getting information from others without them realizing Iím doing it, and making friends who can be helpful in a variety of events. (Read more in this article.)

    Traveling from place to place, Iíve learned to prep fast and Iíve learned how to make due with whatís available, instead of being so choosy. I plan to continue working on my adaptability levels, for I believe that is my most important skill. My primary goal is to avoid trouble in the first place and my secondary goal is to survive if I canít. I foresee more restrictions after a brief reprieve and a lot more difficulty for those who just want to be left alone to do so without jumping through hoops.

    What about you?

    How has prepping changed for you? Are you preparing for something different than you were previously? Did anything happen over the past year or so that was a wake-up call for you? Are you looking for advice? Share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions in the comments.

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