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Suggestions • Re: Where to develop medical skills?

October 28, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

There are tons of videos on youtube, including how to stitch wounds. Check out Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s channel for lots of good information.https://www.youtube.com/user/drbonespodcast/videos?disable_polymer=1Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sat O…

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Books • Re: American Jihad (War Corps Book 2)

October 18, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Read book 1 again, to refresh my memory, and enjoyed it just as much the second time around. ‘War Corps Book 2’ is fantastic!!! Brilliant story and I’m very happy that you developed some of the Muslim characters to show that there are good people ev…

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Natural Disasters • Mother Nature Strikes Again

October 2, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Wow, Mother Nature needs to give it a rest! We just got over hurricane Irma then got 10″ of rain yesterday!!! It filled up two 30 gal. trash cans I’d left out and flooded the lanai, side and front yard. We’re scheduled to get rain every day this week. Holy smokes! I Just spent 2 days, and a considerable amount of money, loading chemicals into the pool to get it rebalanced after Irma. Guess we’ll be making another trip to the pool supply store. Ugh!

Oh well, it could be worse. The folks 10 miles south of us were told not to flush :shock: , do laundry, or shower as the sewer system couldn’t take any more water.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:10 pm


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Vacuum Sealing • Re: “Conditioning” dehydrated food in hi-humidity..how?

October 2, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

We live in Florida, a few miles in from the coast, so we have extremely high humidity. After the dehydrated food cools, I throw a desiccant pack (very inexpensive) in the Mason jar. A day or two latter, the jar gets vacuum sealed. Have never had a problem.

Note: Used desiccant can be dried by placing the packs in a 275-300 deg. oven for about an hour.
After a doing Cost Benefit Analysis of the cost of gas and the A/C running non-stop for over an hour, I decided to just buy new ones.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:39 am


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General Family Preparedness • Getting Organized

September 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

After almost 7 years of prepping, we have accumulated a ton of supplies. Organizing the smaller items has become a gigantic problem. I’ll know I have items like; tent lights, emergency candles, pocket flashlight, water filters, and compressed towels, etc. in the Prep room, but where did I put them? I was constantly searching buckets, drawers, and totes for the one thing I was looking for. What a waste of time! Finally, I hit on a great way to store dozens and dozens of items that could be found in an instant. I went to Walmart and bought an Over the Door Organizer, like this:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Whitmor-Supreme-White-Over-the-Door-Shoe-Organizer/37389035

It has 24 big, clear pockets, so I can spot what I’m looking for right away. I located the items I needed for our recent hurricane in seconds! If we had to Bug Out, I could just roll up the organizer and shove it in the car. I love this organizer so much, I’ve decided to buy 2 more to hang on the ends of our row of shelves. They would be great for holding things like medical supplies and toiletries, and clear up some floor space. Wish I’d thought of this years ago!

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General Food Topics • Re: Price Rollback on Augason Farms

September 27, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Normally, the sales only last for a few days. If you check regularly, you’ll find new items on sale. The prices are constantly changing. I tend to only post when an item that rarely goes on sale, is suddenly offered a great price.

Just make sure you don’t buy from the other sellers on the Walmart site (lower right side of item description). The prices are ridiculous! Like, right now Overstock is selling the #10 can of Scrambled Eggs for $67.94 while Walmart’s price is $25.95.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:12 pm


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General Food Topics • Price Rollback on Augason Farms

September 23, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

FYI Walmart.com has several good items on Rollback. I was really happy to see the #10 cans of Scrambled Eggs on sale as I needed 2 cans. Check these out! Type: Augason Farms in search box to see all items.

https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=976759&facet=brand%3AAugason+Farms%7C%7Cspecial_offers%3ARollback%7C%7Cspecial_offers%3AReduced+Price&query=augason+farm+#searchProductResult

The Bakery kit is an excellent deal:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Augason-Farms-Bakery-Food-Storage-Kit-10-Can-3-Pack/55702756

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:25 am


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Stories and Fiction • Re: Fictional thoughts

September 18, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Huh? :? I don’t think English is this person’s first language because their post makes no sense at all! Maybe I need to take up drinking so I can unscramble their squirrely (hookah inspired) writing. Or…maybe is was written by one of their demons.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:06 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 11, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

We’ll, we survived another hurricane here on the east coast of Central Florida. It was Hell! I wanted to leave on the 7th but spouse refused to go. I almost flew out of here but just couldn’t abandon a senior citizen to fend for himself. Next time, he goes, or else!

All day yesterday we dealt with the hurricane and tornados swirling around us, and through the grace of God, came through with no damage to our home. Our trees, pool, and pool screens are another matter. It’s going to take at least 4 days to clean up the mess. Our back yard is covered in huge Oak tree limbs (all day yesterday and last night: thunk…thunk…thunk) and smaller limbs. Our side yard is impassable due to a downed Magnolia tree. You can’t step anywhere in our yard without tripping on a branch, limb, or Magnolia cone. We lost some pool screens so my sparkling pool is now filled with leaves and pieces of screen.

We lost power. No problem! We had battery operated fans, lights, flashlights, and fully charge electronics with backup ways to recharges.
We lost water. No problem! We had bottled water, filled 7-gal water containers, a filled Water BOB in the tub, a 20,000 gal. pool, and multiple water filters.
We lost gas. No problem! We have at least 5 different ways to cook. First thing, got out the Coleman to heat water for coffee.
We lost cell and home phone. Well, you can’t have everything. Time fixed that problem.

Don’t be too hard on folks that didn’t evacuated, unless they were in a mandatory evacuation zone. There are multiple reasons why people don’t evacuate from Fl. but the list is too long to go into. You’d really have to live here to understand.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:21 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 11, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

We’ll, we survived another hurricane here on the east coast of Central Florida. It was Hell! I wanted to leave on the 7th but spouse refused to go. I almost flew out of here but just couldn’t abandon a senior citizen to fend for himself. Next time, he goes, or else!

All day yesterday we dealt with the hurricane and tornados swirling around us, and through the grace of God, came through with no damage to our home. Our trees, pool, and pool screens are another matter. It’s going to take at least 4 days to clean up the mess. Our back yard is covered in huge Oak tree limbs (all day yesterday and last night: thunk…thunk…thunk) and smaller limbs. Our side yard is impassable due to a downed Magnolia tree. You can’t step anywhere in our yard without tripping on a branch, limb, or Magnolia cone. We lost some pool screens so my sparkling pool is now filled with leaves and pieces of screen.

We lost power. No problem! We had battery operated fans, lights, flashlights, and fully charge electronics with backup ways to recharges.
We lost water. No problem! We had bottled water, filled 7-gal water containers, a filled Water BOB in the tub, a 20,000 gal. pool, and multiple water filters.
We lost gas. No problem! We have at least 5 different ways to cook. First thing, got out the Coleman to heat water for coffee.
We lost cell and home phone. Well, you can’t have everything. Time fixed that problem.

Don’t be too hard on folks that didn’t evacuated, unless they were in a mandatory evacuation zone. There are multiple reasons why people don’t evacuate from Fl. but the list is too long to go into. You’d really have to live here to understand.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:21 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 5, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

We’re on the east coast of Central Florida and not comfortable with how Irma is tracking. Currently, we’re looking at 136 mph winds. I’d like to get the heck out of dodge but it’s hard to anticipate, in advance, where this thing is going to go. With my luck I’d head in the wrong direction. We’re trying to get a hurricane shutter company out here but no returns calls so far. I’m watching the neighbor’s house until Oct. and she had shutters. If worse comes to worse, we’ll camp out over there.
Praying Irma will turn out to sea.

Went to Walmart this morning to buy milk and butter. Didn’t expect folks shopping this early but it was mobbed! I couldn’t even find a cart. :'( It was really crazy but everyone was in good spirits.

Everyone stay safe!

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:15 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 5, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

We’re on the east coast of Central Florida and not comfortable with how Irma is tracking. Currently, we’re looking at 136 mph winds. I’d like to get the heck out of dodge but it’s hard to anticipate, in advance, where this thing is going to go. With my luck I’d head in the wrong direction. We’re trying to get a hurricane shutter company out here but no returns calls so far. I’m watching the neighbor’s house until Oct. and she had shutters. If worse comes to worse, we’ll camp out over there.
Praying Irma will turn out to sea.

Went to Walmart this morning to buy milk and butter. Didn’t expect folks shopping this early but it was mobbed! I couldn’t even find a cart. :'( It was really crazy but everyone was in good spirits.

Everyone stay safe!

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:15 pm


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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 3, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Felt this was coming, and tried to mentally prepare, but still cried when I read that we’d lost our dear friend. Reb, you will be greatly missed for a long, long time. You fought the good fight and your suffering is over. My sincere prayers are now for Janice, friends, and family. Reb was an exceptional man and I’m glad he was a part of our lives. I look forward to meeting you, face to face, at the end of time.

Blessings,
LP

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 30, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

I give to Franklin Graham’s, Samaritan’s Purse. They were in Texas right away, working hard to help people. It’s an excellent organization and most of the money donated goes right to the relief effort, not in management’s pocket. Friends have volunteered with SP and they loved working with them.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

Check them out on Charity Navigator:

https://www.charitynavigator.org/

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:48 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 30, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

I give to Franklin Graham’s, Samaritan’s Purse. They were in Texas right away, working hard to help people. It’s an excellent organization and most of the money donated goes right to the relief effort, not in management’s pocket. Friends have volunteered with SP and they loved working with them.

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

Check them out on Charity Navigator:

https://www.charitynavigator.org/

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:48 pm


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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

August 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

I’m in tears over this news.

Lord, we plead with You for miraculous healing for our friend, Reb. Heavenly Father, this man is so very special to us. He brings us joy, friendship, knowledge, laughter, wit, and the voice of reason. These are gifts that are in short supply in our world today and we cherish them dearly. Our hearts are broken that Reb and his loving wife are suffering. Father, we beg you to ease Reb’s pain and comfort his family and friends. Hear the multitude of prayers flowing up to you and please spread a river of healing into our beloved friend. In Jesus’ name, we pray.

We Love you, Reb!
LP

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:18 am


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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

August 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

I’m in tears over this news.

Lord, we plead with You for miraculous healing for our friend, Reb. Heavenly Father, this man is so very special to us. He brings us joy, friendship, knowledge, laughter, wit, and the voice of reason. These are gifts that are in short supply in our world today and we cherish them dearly. Our hearts are broken that Reb and his loving wife are suffering. Father, we beg you to ease Reb’s pain and comfort his family and friends. Hear the multitude of prayers flowing up to you and please spread a river of healing into our beloved friend. In Jesus’ name, we pray.

We Love you, Reb!
LP

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:18 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 4, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Driven: Wow, congratulations of the weight loss! That’s quite an accomplishment.

Ice: Will keep our fingers crossed on the possible job change. Being micromanaged bites, big time!

Younger son just received the car emergency bag I sent. It’s loaded with everything he’ll need to survive a 72 hour/40+ mile walk home from work. Now if he’ll only actually look at it then put it in the car. Wonder if I should tell him about the secret stash of cash in the kit? ;)

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:04 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 4, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Driven: Wow, congratulations of the weight loss! That’s quite an accomplishment.

Ice: Will keep our fingers crossed on the possible job change. Being micromanaged bites, big time!

Younger son just received the car emergency bag I sent. It’s loaded with everything he’ll need to survive a 72 hour/40+ mile walk home from work. Now if he’ll only actually look at it then put it in the car. Wonder if I should tell him about the secret stash of cash in the kit? ;)

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:04 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

July 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Everyone’s tastes are different so you’ll want to try a freeze dried or dehydrated food before buying cases of it. Some products we liked, some not so much. Like I quit buying dehydrated onions or peppers. The pieces were too small so I started dehydrating my own. Also, many of the premixed meals are just too high in sodium so I prefer to buy the basics to assemble my own meals.

Our foods mainly come from the two companies below. The products are grown in the US and most are non-GMO. Before buying, I always research reviews on the company’s site, YouTube, and other sites. I have found that YouTube reviews are the most reliable. Also, compare serving sizes, content weight, and calorie count of products between companies. They can vary greatly! Do the Math!

Honeyville Farms: http://shop.honeyville.com/

Register with Honeyville and they will e-mail you offers for 15%-20% off. I then buy the ‘Mix & Max’ case to get an additional 10% off, making my savings 25%-30%. Shipping is $4.99 no matter how much you purchase. We especially love their FD Vegetable Mix!

Augason Farms through Walmart.com
https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=augason%20farms&cat_id=976759

Augason/Walmart, is the best deal I’ve ever found on any FD or dehydrated foods. Over the years the prices of many product has gone up so I always look for ‘Rollback’ prices. Prices change daily. Right now shipping is free on orders over $35 but it often drops to free on orders over $25.

Good Luck
LP

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Great Augason Farms LTS Food SALE!

July 29, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Everyone’s tastes are different so you’ll want to try a freeze dried or dehydrated food before buying cases of it. Some products we liked, some not so much. Like I quit buying dehydrated onions or peppers. The pieces were too small so I started dehydrating my own. Also, many of the premixed meals are just too high in sodium so I prefer to buy the basics to assemble my own meals.

Our foods mainly come from the two companies below. The products are grown in the US and most are non-GMO. Before buying, I always research reviews on the company’s site, YouTube, and other sites. I have found that YouTube reviews are the most reliable. Also, compare serving sizes, content weight, and calorie count of products between companies. They can vary greatly! Do the Math!

Honeyville Farms: http://shop.honeyville.com/

Register with Honeyville and they will e-mail you offers for 15%-20% off. I then buy the ‘Mix & Max’ case to get an additional 10% off, making my savings 25%-30%. Shipping is $4.99 no matter how much you purchase. We especially love their FD Vegetable Mix!

Augason Farms through Walmart.com
https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=augason%20farms&cat_id=976759

Augason/Walmart, is the best deal I’ve ever found on any FD or dehydrated foods. Over the years the prices of many product has gone up so I always look for ‘Rollback’ prices. Prices change daily. Right now shipping is free on orders over $35 but it often drops to free on orders over $25.

Good Luck
LP

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:14 am


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 27, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

I share your concerns! I’ve been a loner all my life, probably due to my step-mother always grounding me for a month. Now, I can only take people in very small doses. I know it’s a flaw in my personality, that I need to be in control and need lots of alone time. Unlike many I know, I like to keep busy and am perfectly happy by myself. We have some folks joining us if the SHTF, to help with security, and I dread it. Might not survive tolerating other people. Wish it could be just me and my dog! Guess there’s no hope for me! :'(

Anxious to hear how others will deal with ‘Surviving with Others’.
LP

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 27, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

I share your concerns! I’ve been a loner all my life, probably due to my step-mother always grounding me for a month. Now, I can only take people in very small doses. I know it’s a flaw in my personality, that I need to be in control and need lots of alone time. Unlike many I know, I like to keep busy and am perfectly happy by myself. We have some folks joining us if the SHTF, to help with security, and I dread it. Might not survive tolerating other people. Wish it could be just me and my dog! Guess there’s no hope for me! :'(

Anxious to hear how others will deal with ‘Surviving with Others’.
LP

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Prayer Requests • Re: In the hospital

July 11, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Reb, we’re all sad to hear that one of our favorite (sorry, our ‘Absolute Favorite’) members is in the hospital. Prayers for healing, peace, and comfort are winging their way up to the Father right now. I will add you and Mrs. Reb to my prayer groups prayer list. Please keep us up to date with how you’re doing and know you have friends you can reach out to at any time.

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Prayer Requests • Re: In the hospital

July 11, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Reb, we’re all sad to hear that one of our favorite (sorry, our ‘Absolute Favorite’) members is in the hospital. Prayers for healing, peace, and comfort are winging their way up to the Father right now. I will add you and Mrs. Reb to my prayer groups prayer list. Please keep us up to date with how you’re doing and know you have friends you can reach out to at any time.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:42 pm


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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

May 14, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Ahhhhh… Thanks, I needed that after the long dry spell!
Glad you’re back, CI. Great post. :clap: Can’t wait for the next installment. The suspense is killing me.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sun May 14, 2017 2:59 pm


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Prepper Fiction • Re: The Fall

May 14, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Ahhhhh… Thanks, I needed that after the long dry spell!
Glad you’re back, CI. Great post. :clap: Can’t wait for the next installment. The suspense is killing me.

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Sun May 14, 2017 2:59 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: BUTTER: Powder

April 26, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Here is a short youtube review of the Augason’s butter powder. I have read that it works perfectly for baking. You can fry with it but it works more like margarine, more watery than butter. We have 6 #10 cans. Purchased through Walmart.com. It’s cheaper and the shipping is faster (3-4 days) and free on orders over $35.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI4Yr-Bh2Cs

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:42 am


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General Family Preparedness • Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

When I first saw an ad for the Amazon Echo I was shocked that anyone would want that intrusive device in their home. It certainly wouldn’t be coming into our home. Well, last night my Kindle lite up while I was watching TV and started downloading a new software update (BTW, how does it do that when the internet isn’t connected?). What shocked me was the minute it finished and I woke the kindle up, a screen popped up telling me to ‘connect’ to Alexa!! What the hell??!! :shock: I hit the ‘Exit’ button immediately, went to the home screen, and there was my brand new, spy ready Alexa app.

For those not familiar with the dangers of this app, watch this short video. My life may be squeaky clean but I still don’t want my privacy invaded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0fkjmEWZM8&list=PLaGjVIgMlKIFta3t8lmY8q84LW0WxVCGH

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:05 am


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General Family Preparedness • Check Your Kindle-‘Alexa’ App!!

April 20, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

When I first saw an ad for the Amazon Echo I was shocked that anyone would want that intrusive device in their home. It certainly wouldn’t be coming into our home. Well, last night my Kindle lite up while I was watching TV and started downloading a new software update (BTW, how does it do that when the internet isn’t connected?). What shocked me was the minute it finished and I woke the kindle up, a screen popped up telling me to ‘connect’ to Alexa!! What the hell??!! :shock: I hit the ‘Exit’ button immediately, went to the home screen, and there was my brand new, spy ready Alexa app.

For those not familiar with the dangers of this app, watch this short video. My life may be squeaky clean but I still don’t want my privacy invaded.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0fkjmEWZM8&list=PLaGjVIgMlKIFta3t8lmY8q84LW0WxVCGH

Statistics: Posted by LetsPrep11 — Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:05 am