Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy – A Medically Prepared Person in Each Family

DrBonesAmyWithout equivocation, I think the inimitable personas of Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, an M.D., Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN, and his wife, Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, are the preparedness industry’s unchallenged best-known and most-respected representative duo!

Nurse Amy is a certified nurse midwife as well, and an expert on herbal remedies and essential oils. She also has one of the largest medicinal gardens in the state of Florida.

Husband and wife, Dr. and Mrs. Alton are firm believers that to remain healthy in hard times, everyone should have the knowledge to use all the tools at their disposal. “Why not use ALL the tools in the woodshed?” asks Dr. Alton.

Their mutual goal is to promote integrated medicine. This will provide their readers with the most options to keep their loved ones healthy in any disaster situation.

Their mission:  To enable a medically-prepared person in every family for disaster situations.

Together, they’re the authors of the #1 Amazon bestseller, The Survival Medicine Handbook, and is at the top of the categories of Survival Skills and Safety/First Aid. As a team, they are well-known speakers, podcasters, and YouTube contributors, as well as providing medical and medical-related articles to leading preparedness, survival and homesteading magazines. They have more than 575 posts on medical preparedness on their website at doomandbloom.net. Nurse Amy  has also written articles on survival gardening and natural remedies for Survivalist and Backwoods Home Magazine.

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy use pseudonyms to allow them the freedom to go outside the conventional medical wisdom when it comes to disasters, and they are quick to mention that their efforts are to teach people the methods for medical treatment that are for times of disaster––when there is no expectation a doctor will be available to give care.

Dr. Bones has contributed to Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods HomeSelf-Reliance Illustrated, and Survival Quarterly, and has written a chapter on Basics of Medical Survival for Doctor Prepper’s latest edition of “Making the Best of Basics––Family Preparedness Handbook.”  Dr. Alton is a member of Mensa and collects 19th-century medical books to gain insight into off-grid medical strategies.

A short list of books in which the Altons and their work is recommended:

  • Expatriates, by James Wesley, Rawles­
  • Long-Term Prepper’s Survival Guide,  Countdown to Preparedness, and other books by Jim Cobb
  • The Survival Group Handbook, akaMAGS: The People Part of Prepping  by Charley Hogwood
  • The Simple Survival Smart Bookby Patrick Shrier
  • The Prepper’s Blueprintby Tess Pennington

In normal times, seek modern and standard medical care from qualified professionals.  The Doom and BloomSurvival Medicine Hour is a syndicated podcast airs weekly on PreparednessRadio.com, Prepper Nation Radio, The Prepper Broadcasting Network, The USA Emergency Broadcasting Network, and other fine networks––and is also available on iTunes.

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy have a YouTube channel called “drbonespodcast and have produced dozens of videos about survival medicine and survival gardening.  They are active in social media on Facebook at “drbonesand nurseamy” and doomandbloom, and at Twitter @preppershow.  You can follow any or all of these social media sites for articles and videos on survival medicine.

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy travel the country spreading the message of medical preparedness to the world and are supporters of many quality preparedness, self-reliance, and survivalist expos and conferences throughout the country.

The Survival Medicine Handbook is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. The expanded and revised 2nd edition of the 3-category Amazon bestseller (Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, Safety/First Aid) is geared t­o enable the non-medical professional to deal with all the likely issues they will encounter in catastrophic scenarios.

In circumstances where medical personnel are overwhelmed and access to modern technology is limited or non-existent, The Survival Medicine Handbook is the essential reference book for every library. Written in plain English, it has step-by-step instructions on how to identify and treat over 100 different medical issues.

The 2nd edition also covers alternative remedies for almost every possible medical condition in situations where modern healthcare is inaccessible. They have received more than 100 5-star reviews of their book at http://www.amazon.com/The-Survival-Medicine-Handbook-Guide/dp/0988872536/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_z.

The Alton’s latest project is the new survival board game “Doom and Bloom’s SURVIVAL!“. The game was a successful project at kickstarter.com and is currently available at the game’s website:

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James Talmage Stevens Host ImageJames Talmage Stevens, Host and Author

James Talmage Stevens (aka Doctor Prepper™) began his career in the preparedness industry from the days of his youth. His family lived with his Grandparents immediately following the end of WWII. He learned the basics on the Pace farm in rural Guilford County (NC). Farm chores and gardening were standard fare––plowing the back 40 behind a stubborn mule was substandard! In 1974, upon finishing graduate school with 4 young children and no prospects for a job due to economic conditions during a national economic slump, James reverted to his past experiences on the farm and chronicled in his notebook, along with some hand-me-down recipes from his mother and grandmother. Noting there were no viable books that dealt with all the basics, i.e.: a broad range of food products, he began to utilize his analytical skills, organizing handwritten notes, recipes, and food lore into one volume of information. He spent his spare time while job-hunting, and Making the Best of Basics was created. Before going to press, the subtitle Family Preparedness Handbook was added to distinguish Basics… from the emergency preparedness genre of the existing Civil Defense and governmental agency information.

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Countdown to Preparedness: The Prepper’s 52-Week Course to Total Disaster Readiness, Author Jim Cobb

jim cobb 2Jim Cobb has worked in the investigation and security fields for more than 20 years and has been a survivalist most of his life. He is a Survival expert, author, blogger, and an active Prepper/Survivalist for more than 30 years. He has been a licensed private investigator for more than 15 years. He is happily married with three children, living in the upper Midwest.

Jim has 4 books currently in print:

  • Prepper’s Home Defense
  • The Prepper’s Complete Book of Disaster Readiness
  • Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide
  • Countdown to Preparedness 

Jim has 2 more books in the final stages:

  • Urban Emergency Survival Plan (due out in October 2014)
  • Prepper’s Financial Guide (due out in February 2015)

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Secure Your Preps, Secure Your Present, Secure Your Future

Joe Nobody believes “…you can have all of the water, food and medical supplies in the world and it won’t do you a bit of good if someone comes and takes them from you. Security has to be the first priority!” As a preparedness author of fiction and non-fiction books, his writings cover defense preparation for when things all fall apart.

In this interview on the Doctor Prepper C.P.R. Talk Show, Joe explains:

  • Why must preppers be fully able to defend their families and shelters?
  • How do events develop on a critical timeline?
  • What do the periods of social grace, realization, desperation, and reorganization mean?
  • Is there hope for life to return to “normal” in the future?
  • How can we deal with the uncertainty of any future localized, regional, or national event?

Joe’s rules and tests for any type of preparation activity are:

  • Do no harm to self or others.
  • Always have a dual purpose.
  • Recognize that people are the biggest problem in planning and execution.
  • Remember that you and your family are people, therefore the biggest problem(s).
  • Your equipment and skills must mimic military preparedness (i.e.: easy to use & durable).
  • Everything must work at night.

Joe has been listed on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Seller’s List as well as the Top 500 ranking among all Amazon listed authors. With over 1000 Amazon reviews, readers have collectively assessed his works with a 4.3 out of 5-star rating. Over the last two years, his titles have ranked #1 in six different genres, including both fiction and non-fiction categories. Joe’s technical manuals and novels total over 250,000 copies in print.

His appeal to the prepper community is born of his own belief system and experience. He has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies. He is currently active in this area, and for the security of his family and ongoing business, wishes to remain anonymous. He has over 30 years of competitive shooting experience including IPSC, NRA, and other related organizations. He has been a firearms instructor and consultant for more than 30 years and holds the rights to a United States Patent for a firearms modification.

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.

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Mom With A Prep Talks with Hostess Wardeh Harmon

In this episode of Know Your Food with Wardee, my guest is Jane, the “Mom With A Prep”. A few years ago, Jane began to feel unprepared for any kind of emergency that could affect her family. So she, along with her husband and children, began getting prepared through learning healthy cooking, self-sufficiency, and survival skills. Jane has a special place in her heart for equipping children with important survival skills, and you’ll see this come up again and again as we visit.

Get to know Jane and her family through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week! Visit the show notes for links and more: KnowYourFoodPodcast.com/55.

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Disaster Is Only A Ticking Time-Bomb Away

Can you imagine being responsible for Emergency Management for the State of California? Dale Cox of the US Geological Services lives that reality every day. If you live on the West Coast (and even if you don’t), you’ll want to tune in to learn about the many hazards that Californians face.

In the Media Prepper Media Moment, host Carolyn Evans-Dean talks about a pandemic as we ramp up for flu season.

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A Prepper’s Cookbook, Interview with Author Tess Pennington

Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with her special guest Tess Pennington.  She wrote “A Prepper’s Cookbook” and is the owner of the website ReadyNutrition.com.  Donna and Tess have a great time talking about food and of course prepping.

Enter this give-away before Christmas Eve for a chance to win Tess’s Book!

Have a topic a guest or just something to share? Email Donna at:  YourPreparationStation@gmail.com

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine.

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How to Handle a Crisis by Former Chief Dennis Evers

Doctor Prepper interviews Dennis Evers, a former cop and a police chief, who now lives the lifestyle of a prepper with his family in the mountains of Colorado. His easy–to-use book helps other preppers deal with the daily crises that arise in life, when emergencies strike. His son-in-law, an ER physician, assisted in the writing of this worst-case scenario book, aptly named How to Handle a Crisis. At less than $10, this valuable resource will fit anywhere for instant reference.

Dennis has written for years in his spare time about disaster preparedness and recovery, and terrorism and business continuity for some of the most prestigious security, business and government-oriented publications in the US, most of them on assignment. His emergency response book has sold over 160,000 copies globally to police, fire, the Secret Service, all branches of the military and government, and is used by numerous Fortune 500 companies as an emergency S.O.P.

How to Handle a Crisis is for individuals, groups, institutions and businesses that want a simple, quick reference for virtually all threats––from tornadoes to terrorism and bomb threats to broken bones.

Dennis’ first published book, The Pocket Partner, has sold more than 150,000 copies worldwide, and is used by professional responders, emergency services, the military, governments, corporate giants that include airlines, aircraft builders, theme parks, computer manufacturers, universities, schools, hospitals,  as well as individuals.

Get a copy of How to Handle a Crisis, by Dennis Evers.

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Video: Endless Hot Water without Electricity

The aim of pursuing a self-reliant lifestyle is to incorporate the richness of our natural world into the joys of living…even in our modern age. Comforts of technology should be had in moderation…and in near-zero temperatures, moderation should be had in quantities, as in available hot water off-grid style.

Engineer775 shows us how this can be done à la thermosiphoning technique:

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Gone In An Instant, Keeping Your Most Vital Documents Safe

Mary Rowbury, Author of Grab ‘n’ Go Essential Document Organizer, discusses how fires can become life threatening in minutes and tornadoes can happen in an instant! She explains how your important documents can be ready to go in a flash.

With 25 years of experience as an insurance professional, Mary Rowbury provides the forms so you can create your own emergency binder, filled with essential records––your family information, important contacts, financial documents, passports, medical records, and much more. Mary tells  of her experiences with fires in her community.

Gain peace of mind knowing that this binder is at your fingertips when you need it most. Available in print and PDF download.

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