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July 11th-22nd, 2022
Near Missoula, Montana

SKIP: Skills to Inherit Property
Skills to Inherit Property homesteading and permaculture skills event

click here for SKIP ticket prices


About SKIP:

SKIP is a curriculum of experiences you can complete to prove you can do permaculture.  While a PDC  teaches you how to do permaculture design and analysis, SKIP is hands-on.  You are making things.

When you complete several things, you earn a badge.  Sixteen badges will make you PEP1 certified.  After several years of progress, you can be PEP3 or PEP4 certified.  At that point you are basically self-sufficient and can prove it.  Many older homesteaders don't want their property to turn into a strip mall or subdivision.  This program (not this event) enables connections between qualified candidates and those landowners so you can skip the rat race and skip the debt.

Feel of the Event:

In this program, you will gain and demonstrate new skills.  It isn't about training, classroom time or lengthy discussion.  It's about pounding out actual projects.  This event will be heavily focused on giving attendees the ability to complete badges.  It's our third event like this. We have reduced the pace a bit due to some exhaustion during last year's event.

There will be a guide/facilitator for all the planned work.  The attendees will be focused on a given task for each time slot.  If they complete it quickly, there is time to complete additional badges..  If they want to take their time, that is fine, but they may not complete as many badges during the event.

Our aim is to allow you to get as many BBs done for things that are hard to do outside of Wheaton Labs.  We are aiming for a nice blend of complete badges alongside specific BBs that are very helpful to do while in Montana.



Daily Schedule
This event will include two tracks.  You can jump between tracks as much as you want.

     Track 1

Day 1-5 Mornings: Roundwood Woodworking: 3 log bench, hugelkultur scaffold, mallets, dry peg project

Day 1-3 Afternoons: Gardening: Making a hugelkultur garden, planting, chop and dropping, mulching

Day 4-5 Afternoons: Woodland Care: Making junkpole fence and cedar shakes

Day 8-11 Mornings: Woodland Care: Felling trees, peeling and bucking, splitting wood

Day 12 Morning: Foraging: Making seed balls

Day 8-9 Afternoons: Dimensional Woodworking: Woodburned sign, birdhouse, step stool

Day 10-12 Afternoons: Metalworking: Build a kindling cracker

     Track 2

Day 1:  Homesteading:  Make a rock jack

Day 2 and Afternoons 3-5:  Earthworks: Make a dry stack retaining wall, make a trail, maintain a trail, use an excavator, improve a berm, use the tractor loader

Day 3-5 Mornings:  Natural Building: Make adobe bricks, create and use natural paint, low grade cob on a wofati

Day 8-9: Animal Care and Food Prep: Sewing, knitting, darning, basket making and twine making plus water bath canning, solar dehydration, cooking with rockets, hayboxes and cast iron

Day 10: Toolcare: Make tool handle, sharpen knife, chainsaw, shovel and hatchet

Day 11-12: Textiles: Sewing, knitting, darning, basket making and twine making


Instructors

Mike Haasl -- Instructor
Mike Haasl is a mechanical engineer, woodworker, blacksmith, and permaculture homesteader in northern Wisconsin.  He constructed a sweet greenhouse, builds with pallets and upcycled material, and experiments with compost heat.  He is developing a demonstration site for permaculture homesteading, and collaborating to create the SKIP program.

Paul Wheaton -- Host/Instructor
Paul Wheaton, The Duke of Permaculture, is an author, producer, and certified advanced master gardener. He has created hundreds of youtube videos, hundreds of podcasts, multiple DVDs, and written dozens of articles and a book. As the lead mad scientist at Wheaton Labs, he's conducted experiments resulting in rocket stoves and ovens, massive earthworks, solar dehydrators and much more.

Opalyn Rose -- Instructor
Opalyn Rose has been exploring a truly raw-material life while stewarding land and community in south-central Washington. Opalyn tends the sheep and the forest, transforming a fleece or a tree into not only yarn and lumber but clothing and snowmen too.  She brings her love of that transformation to the classroom sharing her skills while helping you develop yours.

Penny McLoughlin -- Instructor
Penny McLoughlin is a Physical Therapist, an EMT, and an offgrid permaculture homesteader in North Central Idaho. Currently producing 99% of the animal products used by her family, she raises dairy goats, beef cattle, pastured pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits and alpacas and rotationally grazes all but the poultry which just free range. She has also built 2 rocket mass heaters on her homestead and an attached greenhouse. She designed her home combining passive solar and annualized thermal inertia techniques and designed and built her own solar system for the home.

Magdalene Bolton and Dez Choi -- Event Coordinators


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How does one get to the school if they decide to fly into the nearest airport?

What is the housing situation while attending the skip or any other program?

Thanks,
John
 
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John D Smith wrote:How does one get to the school if they decide to fly into the nearest airport?


One of the boots can pick you up from Missoula airport for a small fee (15-35 depending on time of day).

John D Smith wrote:What is the housing situation while attending the skip or any other program?


Tent camping during an event is free, if you would like to rent a bunk or structure it can be arranged once ticket(s) are purchased.

https://permies.com/wiki/sepper shows what is at Wheaton Labs.
 
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The event is now full.  However, we think we could squeeze one or two more people in at a much higher price:


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I'm still jiggling the schedule of events around based on the instructors we have.  Looks like there will be two tracks for the two weeks.  People can move between them as desired.  

Activities will be focused heavily on things that are hard for many people to do at home (hugels, chainsaw stuff, Wheaton Labs specific skills).  

We had a fair bit of exhaustion during last years event because we packed so much in.  And if you aren't used to working outside a lot it can get wearying.  So we slowed the pace down a little bit and are arranging harder things in the morning when it's cooler.  

I believe we will be doing the following:

First week:

Track 1                                        Track 2
Roundwood                                Earthworks
Gardening                                   Natural Building
Woodland Care (partial)            Homesteading (partial)

Second week:

Track 1                                        Track 2
Woodland Care (remainder)    Animal Care
Dimensional Woodworking      Tool Care (partial)
Metalworking                             Textiles
Foraging (partial)                       Food Prep (partial)

So if you follow Track 1, you'll have the opportunity to get 5+ badges done
If you follow Track 2 you'll have the opportunity to get 4 badges plus a chunk of three more done

 
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Someone is asking about how to pay for the skip event that isn't paypal.  

You can send me an amazon gift card:  paul at richsoil.com

Or crypto.
 
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I’m really interested in this. I’ve been hesitant to do anything at Wheaton labs for years due to some health issues. I have Crohn’s disease. And because of that, I’m anemic and underweight.

These are my concerns:

1) I would need to cook my own meals, mostly meat. Every time. Most carbs ruin my life and one meal of rice and beans would wreck me.

2) I may have times where I am fatigued and want sit or work slower. It’s possible I may even want to opt out of a particular task completely if I’m feeling really spacey and it seems dangerous. My energy level fluctuates a lot.

3) I may need extra bathroom breaks

If this is ok, I would strongly consider buying a ticket later today. I’m looking for land to build a temporary shelter, followed by a house to code. This curriculum looks like a lot of stuff I need to learn.
 
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Kevin David wrote:
1) I would need to cook my own meals, mostly meat. Every time. Most carbs ruin my life and one meal of rice and beans would wreck me.

2) I may have times where I am fatigued and want sit or work slower. It’s possible I may even want to opt out of a particular task completely if I’m feeling really spacey and it seems dangerous. My energy level fluctuates a lot.

3) I may need extra bathroom breaks


1. That's totally cool.  The kitchen may be in use by the cook but there are rocketey devices to cook on plus if you have a camp stove, you'll be all set.
2. Not a problem at all.  You don't have to do anything if you don't want to.
3. Totally fine.  More of the time we're around basecamp where there are several willow feeders.  At the lab there are willow feeders near all the places we spend time.  Occasional activities would take us away from a toilet but only once or twice and you can skip them if you want.
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:

Kevin David wrote:
1) I would need to cook my own meals, mostly meat. Every time. Most carbs ruin my life and one meal of rice and beans would wreck me.

2) I may have times where I am fatigued and want sit or work slower. It’s possible I may even want to opt out of a particular task completely if I’m feeling really spacey and it seems dangerous. My energy level fluctuates a lot.

3) I may need extra bathroom breaks


1. That's totally cool.  The kitchen may be in use by the cook but there are rocketey devices to cook on plus if you have a camp stove, you'll be all set.
2. Not a problem at all.  You don't have to do anything if you don't want to.
3. Totally fine.  More of the time we're around basecamp where there are several willow feeders.  At the lab there are willow feeders near all the places we spend time.  Occasional activities would take us away from a toilet but only once or twice and you can skip them if you want.



Thanks for the quick response Mike. I just bought a ticket.

I have a camp stove, camp kitchen setup, etc.
 
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Hi Paul and All :)

So what about having a Tropical SKIP Course.

A member of the site, has land and access to get more property in Panama.
It a new site and now waiting to put in the Road.

So looking at ways to create income from and on the land.

We have of course
Growing food, and selling,  Veggies, Microgreens, Edible Flowers, Bamboo shoots, etc.

We can setup to offer
Vacation Rental, Fishing in Pond, U-pick

Offering course like Bamboo construction, Dome Home Construction and SKIP Training.

So First,

Would the Permies what to have a SKIP Course in the Tropics ?
Would the Team at Permies be interested in getting a few weeks away in the winter months to enjoy a "Beautiful, Tropical Paradise" to do some Training?

Seeing what is possible and how to Grow community :)

PS I TRULY FEEL that PERMIES need a "BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL, PARADISE" to play in ;)

 
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You had me at Beautiful Tropical Paradise  

Some of the PEP skills are rather Montana based but there are also plenty that would work anywhere in the world...  Shoot me a PM with a bit more about what you're thinking.
 
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Hi .
I'm new to all of this ..
The opportunity you have to offer would be amazing for me, as I know I have the willpower needed to succeed .and I'm from a rural farming background the issue is ..I'm UK resident ..is it possible for me to join as it in the us ? And if so would I need a visa etc ?

Thanks 😊 Marni Watson x
 
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I don't travel outside the US anymore - just to avoid learning about visas and stuff.  So I have no idea what would the requirements would be for visa stuff.
 
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Marni watson wrote:Hi .
I'm new to all of this ..
The opportunity you have to offer would be amazing for me, as I know I have the willpower needed to succeed .and I'm from a rural farming background the issue is ..I'm UK resident ..is it possible for me to join as it in the us ? And if so would I need a visa etc ?

Thanks 😊 Marni Watson x



If you have a passport, and no criminal record. You should be able to get a travel visa.

Just don't bring your work boots. I was stopped as US Customs leaving Canada to go to Panama, and the flight stopped in Florida.

They would not let me fly for customs felt I was going to get off in Florida. LOL.

So I missed my flight. Got a new one and got stopped again at customs. Missed that flight to Panama.

Third flight. I flew right over the USA and will be forever more. Canada to Panama with Copa Air $400 CAD. Best move ever 😁
 
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I'm assuming it's the same process as you would undertake for a 2 week vacation to the US.  I kinda doubt you need a visa for US/UK travel but it should be easy to figure out.
 
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Just bought those last two tickets.  Any idea which Amtrak stop is the closest to you?  When I select Missoula it gives me a list of stations.  Thanks-
 
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The other instructors and I had a prep meeting via zoom yesterday and got many things sorted out.  I have a few questions for the attendees who, I hope, are watching this thread...

1.  How many of you want to do the junkpole fence building work at the end of week 1 track 1?

2.  How many of you want to do the rock jack build at the beginning of week 1 track 2?  The rock jacks need to be built to enable the fencing so if lots of people want to build fences and no one wants to build rock jacks, that would be good to know now.

3.  How many of you want to build a hugelkultur?

4.  How many of you want to fell trees?

5.  How many of you want to make shakes?  Cedar supply is limited so knowing if there's lots of demand would be good to know now.

6.  Does anyone want to run into Missoula to do the Freecycles bicycle build on Saturday to help complete your toolcare badge.  This would need to be coordinated by the people that want to do this activity.

7.  Does anyone have a neat plan for the two day weekend that we should know about?
 
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Thanks for the advice ☺️
Looks as though I'm to late 😱
Hopefully next time ! I've no ties and this would be amazing for me !!
I'll keep a look out for a further opportunities in the future ..but hopefully I'll be off grid before next year !

This website is fantastic and has allot of info ..thank you for providing this for us all ❤️ and good luck to all you guys who have tickets ! 🙌👋
 
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David Gagliardo wrote:Just bought those last two tickets.  Any idea which Amtrak stop is the closest to you?  When I select Missoula it gives me a list of stations.  Thanks-


I'm not sure if they commonly get people from Amtrak.  I know they do pick ups in Spokane occasionally so that's probably the best bet.  I'd want to verify a pick-up is possible before getting those train tickets.
 
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The event is now full.  However, we think we could squeeze one or two more people in at a much higher price of $2600.  If you are cool with that price, click here.
 
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Ok, so the truth was that when I went to the Paypal page through your link, the button at the bottom read "Continue to Review Order".  I couldn't tell if both tickets were still available and thought that button might give me more details and also give me the option to buy them both at the same time.  So I went ahead and clicked it, only to discover to my surprise that it finalized my purchase.  I have never seen a button like that for all the many times I've used Paypal in the past.  I then went ahead and purchased a second ticket for my 14 year old son who is doing Skip and needs me to accompany him.  

HOWEVER, I wasn't entirely ready to made those purchases and had no idea how much it was going to cost us to get from NC to MT.  I was even open to taking Greyhound, but can't see spending over three days on a bus.  A rental car would be $1,400 not including gas.  So at this point, I am sadly going to have to request a refund.  Maybe you have some contacts near NC and could arrange a similar event closer by?  Thank you and please forgive the inconvenience.  
 
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tickets refunded
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:The other instructors and I had a prep meeting via zoom yesterday and got many things sorted out.  I have a few questions for the attendees who, I hope, are watching this thread...

1.  How many of you want to do the junkpole fence building work at the end of week 1 track 1?

2.  How many of you want to do the rock jack build at the beginning of week 1 track 2?  The rock jacks need to be built to enable the fencing so if lots of people want to build fences and no one wants to build rock jacks, that would be good to know now.

3.  How many of you want to build a hugelkultur?

4.  How many of you want to fell trees?

5.  How many of you want to make shakes?  Cedar supply is limited so knowing if there's lots of demand would be good to know now.

6.  Does anyone want to run into Missoula to do the Freecycles bicycle build on Saturday to help complete your toolcare badge.  This would need to be coordinated by the people that want to do this activity.

7.  Does anyone have a neat plan for the two day weekend that we should know about?



Sorry I didn’t see this earlier. I really want to fell trees and strip them.

I also really want to build a hugel bed

Everything else you listed isn’t nearly as important to me.

Both of these are scheduled for the PTJ, however they are both being done at times when there is another event I really want to attend. So I would love it if I could do these during the SKIP event instead of PTJ. That way I can still learn cob on the trombe wall and learn to sharpen tools during PTJ SKIP track.
 
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Thanks Kevin!  Sharpening tools is also in the SKIP event if that gives you a bit more flexibility.

I'll have to post a more detailed listing of the BBs we're aiming for during the SKIP event so that people can get more prepared.  Hopefully before the weekend is out...
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Thanks Kevin!  Sharpening tools is also in the SKIP event if that gives you a bit more flexibility.
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Great! In that case, I won’t be so interested in building a hugel since I’ll probably do it at the PTJ. But I’d still like to strip and fell trees during SKIP.

EDIT: I just read a post from Beau stating that felling and stripping will be a part of the picnic table and bunk bed. If it’s true that it will be part of the bunk bed build, then I won’t need to fell and strip during SKIP.
 
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Hmm, looks like I have the BBs we'll do fairly well spelled out in the first post.  Yay!

For those attending, it REALLY helps to have done a few BBs before you arrive.  That way you know how to post them, how they're approved and in general how things go.  That way as you are doing them during the event, and everything's happening at once, you can be sure to take the right pictures.  Perhaps some from the Nest badge would be good candidates.

Mike Haasl wrote:
First week:

Track 1                                        Track 2
Roundwood                                Earthworks
Gardening                                   Natural Building
Woodland Care (partial)            Homesteading (partial)

Second week:

Track 1                                        Track 2
Woodland Care (remainder)    Animal Care
Dimensional Woodworking      Tool Care (partial)
Metalworking                             Textiles
Foraging (partial)                       Food Prep (partial)

So if you follow Track 1, you'll have the opportunity to get 5+ badges done
If you follow Track 2 you'll have the opportunity to get 4 badges plus a chunk of three more done


From this quote above I mentioned some badges that we'd be partially doing.  It's spelled out a bit up top but to be more specific:

Homesteading:  We'll just do the rock jack.  The Little List is fairly doable anywhere in the country but the Big List is trickier.  By doing the rock jack it means you only have to do two more items from that list.  We can do the "Back a trailer" BB if anyone wants.
Tool Care:  We'll do everything except Clean the Shop and the Bicycle Maintenance section.  If people want to go to Freecycles, they can do that on their own on Saturday.  Feel free to sort out logistics in this thread.
Food Prep: There's a bunch in this badge that's easy to do at home so we're just doing the ones that require special equipment or are a bit tricky.  In your spare time you could probably do the whole badge as long as you don't piss off the cook :)
Foraging: We're only doing one BB from the foraging badge - Seed balls.  It's always hard to predict what will be forageable during events but you can forage as much as you want in your spare time.  Pineapple weed and mint should be readily available.  You may want to review the list of forage species in the Fresh and Dry lists and decide if you can do those BBs at home or if you need to do them at WL.

Orientation stuff:
Before Day 1:  Feel free to arrive a bit early to get your tent/sleeping arrangements sorted (if you reserved a bunk/cabin, don't come earlier than you reserved unless you want to tent it until the reservation date).  

Day 1 (7/11):  We'll spend some time with Paul doing a general site logistics and orientation talk in the morning

Day 2:  We'll spend some time reviewing BBs you can do on their own like Food Prep, Textiles, Spoon carving, rocket stuff, etc

Day 3 (PM):  For those interested in doing the knitting/crochetting BB, Opalyn will teach those skills so you can be working on it in your spare time for more of the event

Day 5 (PM):  For those interested in Woodland Care BBs or just learning tree felling, I'll do a presentation on how to cut down a tree

Week 2 Day 1 (7/18): We'll review Animal Care BBs that can be done with Penny's goats and work up a schedule if people want to milk them for BBs

This is getting close, are we excited or what???!!!
 
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I am most interested in All things hugelkulture, woodworking, woodland care, and natural building!
 
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Wow!  Just found "Permies" by searching for how to get free sawdust.  I have stumbled onto a goldmine with y'all.  I am bummed that I am too late to join this Summer for the SKIP and badge earning training.  So my question for now - how often do you hold this training/ experience that leads to successful homesteading as well as the opportunity to be considered to inherit property?  Love Montana and Tropical Paradise is definitely a yes for wherever you host.  Thank you!  Leah
 
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Welcome Leah!  We tend to hold a major skip event every summer with a littler BB20 event every once in a while.
 
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Thanks.  From what I am understanding, there are ways I can earn some of the badges by learning here locally to cover the requirements.   I will look for that info here or if you or anyone can point me to which post or link that lists requirements and how to get my badges that would be great.  I have never been on a site that one button leads to another into infinity!  Amazing the amount of information here.  Thanks!  Have fun everyone.
 
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Leah, I would suggest people start here.  There are several introductory links in a white bar near the top of the page.
 
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Thank you!  I will click and explore.
 
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I'm really looking forward to this! I have a couple of questions I hope you can help me with.

1. I'll bring a camp stove and some food for myself since I've got celiac and anticipate I won't be able to eat a lot of what the cook prepares. Will there be someplace cold I can store food, or should I bring a cooler?

2. also regarding food--what's the driving time to a store in case I need to re-stock my GF supplies?

3. I'll be driving in and haven't received an email with the address and any directions I might need beyond what Google can provide. Obviously I'm a bit anxious to get that info before the weekend!

4. Is Sunday is when we're expected to arrive?

Many thanks!
 
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Jae Gruenke wrote:I'm really looking forward to this! I have a couple of questions I hope you can help me with.



1.  bring a cooler!  There will be some freezer space to referees the ice packs but no fridge space

2. Missoula is about an hour away

3. This link has address info.  (The links only works for those who are signed in with permission)

4. Yes - Sunday arrivals
 
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Opalyn Rose wrote:

Jae Gruenke wrote:I'm really looking forward to this! I have a couple of questions I hope you can help me with.



3. This link has address info.  (The links only works for those who are signed in with permission)

Thanks Opalyn Rose! However the link isn't working for me, perhaps there's still an issue with the email address for my ticket being my husband's (ericbarnhill@gmail.com) rather than mine. How can I get this sorted out so I know where to go on Sunday?

 
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Thanks Opalyn, I'm now finally able to access that link, got the address and the info I need to prepare.

One more question re: food. Since I'm bringing food and a cooler and camping, and you have bears... can I leave my cooler in the car? Or do I need a bear bag for my food at night?
 
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Jae Gruenke wrote:Thanks Opalyn


You're welcome and you can keep your cooler in your vehicle.  there should be plenty of parking near the "classroom" where we meet for meals etc
See you soon.
 
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