a canteen, a day pack, jeans, a plastic bag, sunscreen, toiletries and wool socks each, and electronic devices and "junk" food are not allowed. Meanwhile, Greg's mother has made a petition to get everyone in town to unplug from their electronic devices for 48 hours. Manny has been peeing under the recliner due to No Pants After Dinner, and Frank hates it when one of his sons screws. On Monday, Grandpa says that when he was a kid, kids spent most of their time playing Kick the Can. During the school day, Grandpa is home alone, as both parents are at work, Greg and Rodrick are in school and Manny is in preschool, so Frank installs a webcam, which he uses against Greg as well. Graziano, who is grumpy and used to be Frank's teacher.
Greg's group is at a loss for how to build a rain shelter and the other groups don't want to share their methods. Jefferson then tells the kids to get kindling, but nobody knows what kindling the problem of evil and suffering essay is, so they try to bring back anything that would burn. Frank says that he made up the Silas Scratch rumor after he discovered the shack had a shower and a toilet when he was a kid. September, on Sunday, Greg talks about how his parents talk about how the older days were better, and about how he is not sure of the reason why they think that way: Greg thinks they are just jealous of all the technology and says that. They then tie each other together, but can't get untied, which is unfortunate as Timothy Ames needs to use the bathroom. This is also the last book to feature the old Amulet logo.