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 (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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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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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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Welcoming a New Pet into Your Home This Holiday Season

On this edition of Pet Prep Radio with Sheri “The Organic Pet Lady”, we celebrate the Holiday Season with a show on preparing to bring a new pet into the home for the holidays-Bringing a new horse, dog or cat into a new family during the Holiday can be stressful for both the human and the pet!

Offering super important tips to think about when considering what kind of pet, how to prepare the family and thoughts about making the very important decision of bringing a new animal home, you may hear suggestions that you may not have considered!  This will be the intro show to a 3 part series about this topic!

Whether you are considering the option to adopt a pet or bring one into the family from a reputable breeder, this is a must hear show!  Also, enjoy our newest feature on Pet Prep Radio, music from some great unsigned bands-This week we welcome one of Cleveland’s own from the Metal Scene, the band, “Shades of Remembrance” and their newest project, “VEIL”!

LIKE us on Facebook, SUBSCRIBE to us on YOUTUBE, FOLLOW us on TWITTER! If you are not into the social networking, please visit us at our website for great resources on rescues, rescue transportation and life saving tips for your pets!

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The Truth Behind Winter Clothing, Winter Safety Made Real, Part 5

The previous four parts of WSMR have presented the physical science and physiological principles behind staying warm in winter.  If you can keep all parts of your body warm, then winter and cold weather are not an issue.  Once you know how things actually work you can find or build whatever you may need.

With all of this back ground, in today’s class and subsequent classes we will be applying this new understanding to take care of the body with proper clothing, nutrition, attitudes and practices. When properly executed there can be no suffering in the cold and cold injuries impossible.

We’ll explore where layering fits in the scheme of winter clothing, what their limits and problems are along with how to tune them up for best performance.  The last third of the program will be on clothing evaluation to give you an idea of how to look at winter clothing with performance in mind and not just rely on slick ads, hangtags and well meaning salesmen expounding habits and traditions used in the winter.

Jim Phillips is a nationally known speaker and teacher who has professionally taught thousands of classes all across the United States for 40 years.

Jim is a strong advocate of self-reliance living and family preparedness.  He developed an entire preparedness curriculum by asking himself the question “What if?” and then setting out to discover what actually does and does not work.

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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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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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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!

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Sprouting for Optimum Health with Connie Nielsen

Connie Nielsen, owner of LifeSprouts, located in Paradise UT (yes Toto, there is such a place!), explains how sprouting allows you to have fresh, healthy, wholesome, nutritious, and raw foods in your diet––and you can do it in a quart jar in your kitchen! No need to get dirt under your fingernails, you can grow your food conveniently on your countertop year-‘round.

LifeSprouts is also a resource for sprouting equipment, organic seeds, healthy seed mixes, and some of the best unprocessed honey you’ll ever taste! You can store enough veggies for years in your pantry!

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