Show Description: From retreat construction, to self defense, to growing food, each week you will learn something new that you can use for your own survival preparedness. Read Rick’s latest article Plant Your Own Secret Survival Garden on NatGeo’s site. About the Host: Rick Austin is a long time survival expert and has been using sustainable living and home building practices for 30 years. He is a permaculture gardening, solar, and off-grid living expert and has been a guest speaker to architectural, agricultural, sustainable building, and survival preparedness conferences. His presentations contain real life examples, photos, and anecdotes. Rick is both informative, and entertaining.
Want to know what a potential prepping partner really thinks, and what they would really do in a survival situation? Want to have a way to approach a prepper conversation with family, friends, co-workers or a neighbor? Want to find out if someone would truly have your back in a survival scenario?
Well there is a way.
“Conflicted” is the hottest survival scenario game out there, and is a simple deck of cards that presents thought provoking survival situations, where you can play in pairs or a group of people and listen to what they would (or would not) do in an apocalyptic world.
Meet the owner and brainchild behind the game, JD Dutra, and listen to how the game was developed, how it works, and what you can learn from playing it.
See why Survivor Jane, Southern Prepper 1 and so many others in the preparedness community love this game!
Whether your focus is preparedness, self-defense, hunting, self- sufficient, or personal protection, all of us would like to know more about firearms, training, and safety.
The Conceal & Carry Network website works like a mega search engine to find local (FFL) firearms dealers, gunsmiths, gun ranges, gun training classes, manufacturers, 2nd amendment information, podcasts and much more.
Did you know that the Bank of America (and other banks) are now terminating businesses’ credit card processing, if they sell firearms? Your 2nd Amendment rights are under attack and we all need to do our part to secure that right. Find out how this website and a credit card processing company are working to keep gun dealers in business, and donating profits to foundations that want to protect our 2nd amendment rights!
Did you know that the best blood clotting agent sits on your dinner table? ; The 10 simple things to always carry on your person (not in a bag) to save yourself in any survival situation? ; How to use humor to talk to someone who is “not on board” with prepping? How severe dehydration can turn people into zombies? (No- REALLY-it can!)
Survivor Jack (Jack Jobe) is an Emmy-nominated TV Photojournalist, voice actor, and a radio talk show host whose favorite interview was Bruce Lee – yes, Kato from TV’s Green Hornet series.
While watching the rescue of a teenage girl from a collapsed building (a full 15 days) after the Haiti Earthquake, Survivor Jack dedicated himself to promoting Universal 1st aid and basic Survival Training for the rest of his life.
Survivor Jack has been featured on National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers, and today he travels speaking to children and adults alike, about the simple things they can do to prepare for the disasters happening all around us.
Want to know how to raise chickens, milk a goat, suture a wound, butcher an animal, make your own bow and arrows, navigate using a compass (day and night), how to cook good tasting food from storage, how to grow the Secret Garden of Survival, how to make medicines from wild herbs, how to make fire, how to create your own cosmetics and grooming aids, how to make a shelter in the woods, and the benefits of raw milk? Then listen to this show about the upcoming Charlotte Back to the Basics one day event, where you can learn all of the above (and more) using your own two hands!
Want to know how to create a prepper group- and do it successfully?
Just what is a MAG (Mutual Assistance Group) anyway? What should you consider before you seek out potential prepping friends and where should you start looking? How do you talk to people without sounding crazy and without giving away any secrets? How prepared should a candidate be before you consider them for your group? How many people should a group have? What are some ideas to help the group work together better and reduce conflict? Should a group have regular meetings, and if so, what should you do at a meeting? And, should your group accept money from members, in place of participation?
Find out all this and more on this Secrets of a Survivalist radio show. This week we talk with Charley Hogwood, Author of the book: MAGS- The People Part of Prepping – How to Plan, Build, And Organize a Mutual Assistance Group in a Survival Situation.
Charley has many years of experience in the military as a Reconnaissance Scout and Infantry Squad Leader where his job was to train and lead people of various skill levels and personalities in a multitude of missions in the field. Charley holds 35 FEMA certifications and a certificate in Emergency Management. He took his passion of preparedness to work by creating Personal Readiness Education Programs where he trains people in the ways of survival and preparedness.
Want to know how to create a prepper group- and do it successfully?
Do you know what the term” Pioneering Today” means? Want to know more about true heirloom gardening? How can busy people still cook real food from scratch? Can this lifestyle cost you less money? Get tips for getting started, as well as what foods to store in large quantities.
This week’s Secrets of a Survivalist radio show talks to Melissa K. Norris, author, speaker, and radio show host. Her books and articles are inspired by her family’s small herd of beef cattle, and forays into quilting and canning (without always reading the directions first). She practices the skills passed down for generations through her family, including their own strain of heirloom green bean seed, and teaches others how to implement the best of the pioneer lifestyle into their modern lives.
Cold enough for you? Learn how to recognize and treat hypothermia, what to do when a boat capsizes, or when someone falls through the ice, as well as other kinds of injuries that can occur from exposure to cold like frostbite and trench foot.
Listen to Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy who are medical preparedness experts, with the #1 amazon bestseller in survival skills- “The Survival Medicine Handbook” and find out about preps and how to treat medical issues caused by extreme cold.
Doctor Prepper™ has recorded over 680 preparedness radio shows; but few have interviewed him….Now, almost 75 years old, but with more energy than most people 1/3rd his age, James Talmage Stevens AKA: Doctor Prepper, is an entrepreneur, author, publisher, radio show host and owner of the Preparedness Radio Network™. He is also an all-around nice guy who is loved by his fans and is a wealth of knowledge and encouragement to those of us trying to prepare our families to get back to basics.
Doctor Prepper’ s Making the Best of Basics-Family Preparedness Handbook- is now in its 29th printing. With over 800,000 copies sold, it is the best-selling preparedness book of all time.
The Preparedness Radio Network™, with almost 5 million downloads, is also the #1 preparedness radio network, where consumers looking for preparedness information spend more time, than on ANY of the other top 50 preparedness websites.
Listen and learn lessons and preparedness tips from someone who has been an inspirational leader and educator in the preparedness field for over 25 years.
How easy is it for a terrorist to launch a biological weapon attack against the US? Well, come to find out- you should be VERY concerned. Listen to a doctor who served in the USAF Medical Corp from 1995 to 2005 where he worked to control the threat of Anthrax and Smallpox to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Find out why he believes that a dirty bomb using nuclear medical waste, small pox and weaponized anthrax are among the top threats facing us from terrorists. Find out about realistic vaccine availability, as well as other preparedness first aid needs such as suture and wound care management, bleeding control, and basic life support from Dr. Tom Stoner, a medical doctor who is also a preparedness expert, author, and disaster preparedness speaker.
Show 25: Realistic Safety Strategies for Girls and Women Do you have a daughter, girl-friend, wife, sister or mother that you care about? Are you concerned about their everyday survival and well-being, as well as their ability to survive and protect themselves in a disaster situation? Listen to this show and find out how traditional gender roles impact the ability of girls and women to stay safe and survive in crisis situations, and what are the biggest dangers that girls and women face. Does intuition play a role in survival? What do girls and women worry about most when it comes to personal safety and survival? Is it possible for females to physically protect themselves from a male attacker who’s bigger and stronger? What’s the best weapon for girls and women? What’s the number one thing girls and women should be doing to prepare for disasters and catastrophes?
Most people believe survivors are the hard, tough, ‘Rambo’ types. It’s important to for everyone, but especially girls and women, to understand that survival is not necessarily about “toughness”. In fact, there are five qualities that characterize true survivors that are really surprising.
Show 24: Courage, Hope, Valor: The Lifesaving Therapy of Pets for Vets If you appreciate our veterans, and if you have ever loved a pet- YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS SHOW!
Did you know that 22 of our military veterans commit suicide every single day? Often times these men and women have experienced such unthinkable trauma- both physical and mental, that it is difficult for them to come back home and live a normal life. All too often our military men and women have had to leave the best parts of themselves out on the battlefield.
In the same regard, there are countless perfectly healthy and loving, but abandoned dogs in the US, that end up being euthanized, simply because they have no place to call home.
Pets for Vets is the brainchild of Clarissa Black, who realized that animal therapy for veterans in the VA setting worked- but she thought- Why shouldn’t these vets be able to get “therapy” 24/7?
Today Pets for Vets runs a “match-making service” for homeless dogs and sometimes hopeless veterans, and the result changes each life for the better.
Listen to how Pets for Vets finds specific dogs for each specific veteran, and how they train each dog before they move into the veteran’s home, with specific training geared toward that vet’s needs.
Listen to the heartwarming stories of vets and their pets who were “saved” by each other, and how neither is a statistic now, as a result. Listen to how these vets have overcome PTSD, reduced their need for medication, been helped to return to society, and how their companion dog, made them whole again.
If you care about our veterans, and want to thank them for their service- you need to listen to this show.
Show 23: Santa Claus Is A Prepper Did you know Santa Claus was a prepper? This week on the Secrets of a Survivalist radio show Santa makes a special appearance and takes some time out of his busy holiday schedule to discuss how he lives on his self-sustaining homestead with his prepper community of little people just north of the Arctic Circle. Find out how they grow food, raise livestock, get milk, eggs, and the ingredients needed for pumpkin pie from his sustainable greenhouse. Find out what they do for fun and how they keep their sanity in their isolated environment. And find out what Santa thinks about what is going on in the world, about children today, and how we as parents can better prepare them for the world as we know it. Find out why Santa thinks a simpler lifestyle would be good for everyone, and how we can all help to put tradition and the real meaning back into Christmas. And find out about Santa’s website where you can play games, meet the elves and send him a letter and your wish-list for Christmas. Whether you are a child, or a child at heart- this is a great prepping show to listen to with your whole family! Merry Christmas to all! Peace on Earth. Good will toward men.
Show 22: A Prepper’s Shopping Paradise Jan and Bill Sterrett own Carolina Readiness Supply, and have a retail and on-line store that some would call a Prepper’s Shopping Paradise. If you are looking gift items for that prepper in your life (even if that prepper is YOU!) you should hear what Jan Sterrett has to say on the Secrets of a Survivalist Radio show. As a long time prepper and having run educational seminars, homesteading conferences and the like, Jan knows a little something about prepping. Listen to her advice as she talks about bug-out bags, food supply, canning, lighting, water purification, the different ways to store food, as well as medical supplies and cooking! Carolina Readiness will give you advice, and customize your food storage, and bug out bags, specifically for your needs. Find out some tips and tricks, and find out how you can get gift certificates for that special someone prepping in your life!Download A Prepper’s Shopping Paradise MP3 Show 21: Winning Her Over…Prepper Lessons from Survivor Jane As they say, Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. Men and women think and communicate differently. Ever wonder why most women are not on board with prepping? Want to know how you can get your girl friends, wives, daughters, and mothers into a preparedness mindset? Then you have to talk to them like they are women. And that doesn’t necessarily mean about guns, ammo and cammo. This week the Secrets of a Survivalist Radio show sits down with Survivor Jane- who founded SurvivorJane.com which is the #1 disaster preparedness site for women, as well as one of the top preparedness websites in the world. Survivor Jane also created #preppertalk on twitter which is the largest prepper community worldwide and that has nightly tweet chats on preparedness subjects, reaching over 300,000 people. Find out how she went from a self-professed “oblivious to what was going around her city girl” to one of the most revered survival and preparedness experts in the world. Find out how to get your female loved ones on board with preparedness and find out about her new book. Guest: Survivor Jane, Author of Where There Is No Cosmetic Counter- How not to look like a zombie- even after the end of the world as you know it Download Prepper Lessons from Survivor Jane MP3 Show 20: Alan Madison, Executive Producer of Nat Geo’s Doomsday Preppers Exclusive interview with Doomsday Preppers’ Executive Producer Alan Madison! Listen to Secrets of a Survivalist Radio Show’s exclusive interview with Doomsday Preppers’ (and Doomsday Castle’s) Executive Producer Alan Madison! Listen to Alan as he talks about the inside stories of preppers and their preps from his experience producing three seasons and 48 episodes of Doomsday Preppers, featuring over 100 preppers in 40 states. Find out why he thinks the TV series has been so successful and why so many “non-preppers” are tuning in to find out how to become preppers. Listen to hear about some of his favorite preppers, preps, stories, and preparedness tips, and what he is doing to be more prepared as a result. Guest: Alan Madison, executive producer of Doomsday Preppers & Doomsday Castle Download Alan Madison’s Doomsday Preppers’ MP3 Show 19: Building Up Your Community’s Civil Defense What is “Civil Defense” and why should you be involved? Since the Cavalry is NOT coming in a major nation-wide disaster, if you believe that individuals should be self-sufficient, shouldn’t your town or community be self-sufficient too? Find out why towns need to be prepared to be able to provide their own food, water, security, sanitation and medical, in the case of a nation-wide disaster such as an EMP attack. Find out the best resources for EMP information. And why does Al Qaeda need to own cargo ships anyway? Find out how you can create your own Community Emergency Response Team, that your local government can’t object to, because it is sanctioned under FEMA! Guest: Michael Mabee, Author of Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community Download Michael Mabee MP3 Show 18: Interview with Author Grannie Pam When the grid goes down, how do you keep from eating storage food that tastes like crap? How do you keep beans and rice from getting “monotonous”, and still provide nourishing, wholesome meals without food fatigue? Well, you don’t have to give up good tasting meals, just because you are in a disaster situation. And just because you are using food stores, that is no excuse for serving your family meals with poor flavors. Meet Grannie Pam, expert in food preparation, canning, dehydration, and food storage who has written a new cook book specifically for Preppers called: Grannie Pam’s Prepping With Big Flavors. Find out how long home canned foods last; how to make cheese from powdered milk; and all the wonderful things you can make with just basic sourdough starter, yogurt and vinegar! Find out how you can make food out of all your stored flour and wheat berries, when the store bought yeast runs out. And find out why prepper food doesn’t just have to be for a catastrophe- it’s about being frugal and saving money right now! Guest: Pamela Peters, Author & Food Prep Expert Download Grannie Pam MP3 Show 17: Interview with Author Ron Foster Did you know that the next terrorism attack may be a simultaneously coordinated Chechnyan /Beslan like attack on 6 schools in 6 different cities? Why is the FBI concerned that there is a 1000% increase in applications by Muslims to be school bus drivers? Why are preppers less prepared this year than last year? Did you know that if any government official labels you a “terrorist” today, you lose all of your constitutional rights- just by being labeled? Why should you prepare to be “homeless” before preparing to “bug out”? Did you know that you can find almost everything you need in a survival situation in your kitchen drawers? Guest: Ron Foster, Apocalyptic Novel Writer, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Expert Download Ron Foster MP3
Show 16: Investing In Real Assets with Guest Rich Davis Which assets did the robber barons own during the great depression and WWII? What are today’s billionaires and World Political Powers striving to control? Why is a rural farm or survival garden an even better form of personal wealth? Let’s take the Hansel and Gretel approach –and follow the bread crumbs –to find out where the world’s elite billionaires and their Alma Maters investing? What can you can do as a prepper? Guest: Rich Davis, Founder of BEST FQ and is the Manager of a non-traditional asset portfolio which invests in Real Assets- specifically: Clean Water, Agricultural & Farm Land, Precious, Base Metals & Minerals Mining , Energy, & Timber.Download Rich Davis MP3
Show 15: Lone Wolf Survival VS Surviving In a Group: Is it best to have a survival group or to be a lone wolf? Should you reveal your preps or keep them a secret? Are you mentally and spiritually prepared for uncertain times? How do you get your kids prepared? How can you get others involved and set up a prepper network? With our national debt surpassing 17 Trillion dollars- do you really understand how much a trillion is? Guest: Jay Blevins, Author of Survival and Emergency Preparedness Skills: Mental Physical and Spiritual Readiness for Uncertain Times, Former Deputy Sheriff & SWAT Officer, with appearances on Access Hollywood Live, CNN, Doomsday Preppers, The Steve Harvey Show, and The Today Show.Download Jay Blevins MP3
Show 14: The Truth About Seeds What should you look for when buying, planting and storing seeds? If you want to produce enough food to eat, why should you have only 10% vegetables, 30% root crops, and 60% ground cover crops? What’s wrong with freezing seeds? Why shouldn’t you buy seeds sent through the post office? What can you plant to get rid of squash bugs? Do some GMO seeds contain genes from infertile humans? How many canning jars do you really need for a year’s worth of food? What is the best seed saving book you can buy? Guest: Lucinda Bailey- known as the “Seed Lady”Download Lucinda Bailey MP3 Show 13: What Might I Be Missing in My Preps? What are the three most likely disasters to face America? Thinking about relocating to lightly-populated regions? Why does he write novels instead of survival manuals? What would life be like without the power grids? What is the highest priority for family preparedness? Why is it important to have food storage and a garden for self-sufficiency? What do we need for family sanitation? What is well-balanced preparedness, whether the threats of EMP and solar flares are exaggerated by the media, and what are some the things that are most often overlooked by preppers? Hear about his new book Expatriates…how is it different from his other books? Jim Rawles tells it all. Guest: James Wesley Rawles, Author of the famous prepper novel series Patriots and editor of SurvivalBlog.com
Download James Wesley Rawles MP3 Show 12: Take An All-Hazards Approach at Preparedness How are weather patterns changing? Why are superstorms becoming commonplace? How are water shortages and water pollution creating a major problem for Preppers? How is the wheat virus in Russia going to create food shortages in the USA? How does NASA’s statement that says there is a 1 in 8 chance for a super solar storm (take out the electrical grid) will happen this solar cycle? Will there be a pole shift of the sun in the next 3-4 months? How do you take an “all hazards approach” to be prepared for 90% of what could happen? Guest: Mike McCausland, of Survival KeyDownload Mike McCausland MP3 Show 11: A Talk with the Doc & His Nurse How is the new Survival Medicine Handbook different from other first aid books? How can refrigerated food that smells fine kill you? How can you still get ill, even if you’re only 2% dehydrated? How can you make rehydration solution out of your food stores? Why are pandemics more to likely to occur than the Spanish Flu that wiped out 50 million people in 1928? How do 80% of antibiotics we are “taking” come from the food we eat? How can a simple cut kill you in a disaster? Why are garlic and honey the best medicines? What are the best medicines and medical supplies to have? Why are fish antibiotics the same doses as human antibiotics? Guests: Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, Authors of The Survival Medicine Handbook Download Doc Bones and Nurse Amy MP3 Show 10: A Man’s Preps Are His Castle Why does Brent call this interview the most detailed interview he has ever been given? What motivated him to become a prepper? Where did he get the idea to build a castle? How did the National Geographic series come about? Does Brent have faith or a belief system? What does Brent think a Dad’s responsibilities are to their families? How will his new website SurvivalPros.com help people at all levels of preparedness? What does Brent know about the government stockpiling and government installations? Why does the barbed wire face inward? Guest: Brent Sr., of National Geographic’s show Doomsday Castle Download Brent, Sr. MP3 Show 9: Food is Food is Food All food storage is the same- right? Wrong! What are the biggest differences in their pre-packaging, #10 cans, and storage foods? How can you have storage food without GMO’s, MSG, chemicals, and that looks like and tastes like the beautiful label on the can? How can it save you money? How do you save yourself and your family, while at the same time saving money? Guest: Jennifer Elswick, of Thrive Life Food Storage Download Jennifer Elswick MP3 Show 8: Going Beyond Off-Grid Learn insights on the documentary/educational film Beyond Off Grid. How would you like to “visit” homesteads of some of the most innovative off-grid living experts from all over the country? How do they manage to be completely self-sustaining? Is our national infrastructure truly fragile? What about our financial & national food systems? the electrical grid? Are you one of the faceless victims in the coming catastrophe? Why doesn’t it matter how much gold you have? Are we still the most free country on earth? If you opt for convenience, can you ever escape being a slave to the system? What is the difference between perceived liberty and true liberty? How can this film can help you attain true liberty? Guests: Sean Tounn (Director), Jason Matyas (Executive Producer), of the documentary Beyond Off-Grid Download Sean Tounn and Jason Matyas MP3 Show 7: Ensuring Your Family’s Survival How would your family survive the aftermath of a solar flare which takes down the country’s power grid? How quickly will civilized society unravel? What must every family do to survive? What are solar flares and electromagnetic pulses? Just how fragile is the electric grid? What is the “Shield Act legislation” and why has Congress still not passed it? What specific skills are needed to protect your family and to survive a catastrophic power outage lasting for years? Guest: Rob Underhill (Producer/Director), of the film The Carrington Event Download Rob Underhill MP3 Show 6: Rabbits, the Other White Meat Why are rabbits the ultimate Prepper food source? How can 1 female rabbit create 64 “kits” (~200 lbs) of meat for you and your family each year? Why don’t you have to preserve rabbit meat? Do you know how much rabbit meat you can raise with the same amount of feed used for 1 lb of beef? How can rabbit pellets be used as fuel? How does 25 lbs of barley seeds create 400 lbs of feed for your rabbits in just 7 days? Why does rabbit meat price 50% cheaper than chicken meat, pound for pound? Also, how can you enjoy FREE off-the-grid air conditioning by digging a hole in the ground? Guest: Nick Klein, Owner of Hostile Hare Download Nick Klein MP3 Show 5: An Attorney’s Rude Awakening What “enlightened” Richard to the need of being self- reliant? How is urban survival different from suburban or rural survival? How do you hide in plain sight during civil unrest? How do you protect yourself, your family and your assets, when disaster happens in the city? Why do YOU need to know this, even if you don’t live in the city? How do you take control and how to stop living in fear of an urban threat? What are the mindset, knowledge and skills needed, that will allow you to survive, even if your home and all your worldly possessions (including all your food storage, and supplies) have been wiped off the face of the planet? Guest: Richard Duarte, Attorney & Author of Surviving Doomsday- A Guide for Surviving an Urban Disaster Download Richard Duarte MP3 Show 4: Engineering Ingenuity Ever wondered who rates the preps featured in each episode of Doomsday Preppers? As an engineering genius and consultant that creates all kinds of gadgets and solutions for those of us that are homesteading and prepping, why are engineering skills in such demand for people who are building Prepper retreats and homesteads? What are the ins and outs of: Water delivery systems? Ram Pumps? Solar Submersible and Surface pumps? River Pumps?, Spiral & Simple Pump hand pumps, and filtration? What about energy Alternatives: Hybrid Battery Backup systems including solar, generators, hydro, and wind? How about Sustainable Retreat System Design: Hot water? Heating? ( Wood stoves – including outside wood heaters), cooking? canning? Sanitation? Food? Medical? Security?, etc. Guest: Scott Hunt, of Practical Preppers, National Geographic’s Doomsday Preppers Consultant, and Engineer Download Scott Hunt MP3 Show 3: Writing America Who is Tara Dodrill? Why is she a staunch supporter of both the Constitution and the Second Amendment? Tara is an off-grid enthusiast who frequently writes about natural health remedies and ecotourism. Her credits include Yahoo News, USA Today, The Inquisitr, and a stint as a local newspaper editor. Guest: Tara Dodrill, Writer & Off-grid Enthusiast Download Tara Dodrill MP3 Show 2: Totally Invested in Preparedness What drives Donna to host three radio shows: “Surviving on Shoestrings” on The Survival Mom Radio Network, “Your Preparation Station” on the Preparedness Radio Network and “Encouragement in the Kitchen” on Blogtalk Radio? Why, along with her husband Joe, have the Millers organized the WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC? Learn more about Donna, including her service as an Adjunct Instructor for Frontier Christian University, as well as a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer. Guest: Donna Miller, Owner of the Always Ready Store, Miller’s Grain House, and PREPARE Magazine Download Donna Miller MP3 Show 1: Doctor Prepper™ Interviews the Survivalist Gardener™ What exactly is a “Secret Garden of Survival”? How is it the key to your very own food-forest? Learn more about Rick Austin & his expertise in sustainable living and home building practices over the past 30 years. As a permaculture gardening, solar, and off-grid living expert, he has been a guest speaker to architectural, agricultural, sustainable building, and survival preparedness conferences. His presentations contain real life examples, photos, and anecdotes, with an informative and entertaining delivery. In his new show Secrets of a Survivalist, Rick talks with the best off-grid and survival experts, to discuss their own secrets of survival. From retreat construction, to self defense, to growing food, each week Rick offers something new that you can use for your own survival preparedness. Guest: Rick Austin, interviewed by James Talmage Stevens AKA Doctor Prepper™, Author of Making the Best of Basics–Family Preparedness Handbook & Creator of the Preparedness Radio Network™ Download Rick Austin MP3
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