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Basics of Ballistic Trauma


Ballistics is the science that deals with the launching, flight, behavior, and effects of projectiles. A projectile can include anything that can be launched by physical or mechanical means, such as a rock, baseball, spear, arrow, bullet, or missile. In this article, we will discuss basic of ballistic trauma, mostly

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Survival Medicine Hour: Food,Water,Hand Decontamination, more


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton (aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy) discuss things that you can do to prevent infectious diseases from affecting your family in good times OR bad… To listen in, click below: Joe and Amy Alton

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Nurse Amy’s Video: Gunshot Treatment Kit


    In extreme circumstances (or at a very bad day at the range), you might be called upon to deal with a gunshot or other hemorrhagic wound. What supplies would be useful to put together a lightweight but effective kit to deal with this terrible issue.  Nurse Amy demonstrates

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The Views of Preppers in Britain


  The View from Britain: Public Perceptions of the Preparedness Community     Dr. Bones says: Michael Mills is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at University of Kent (England), undertaking his doctoral research on the preparedness community in America. In this article

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Civil Liberties vs. Public Health

The uniquely American battle between individual rights and the public welfare is an eternal one. Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses the arguments for both sides in his video, a rare one that shows him discusses politics, and even dressed like a politician! Wishing you the best of health

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s “Prepari-nar” Tonight


We’re pleased to announce our collaboration with Prepare Magazine and the awesome Survivor Jane of #preppertalk on twitter to present a webinar on off-grid hygiene. Hygiene issues will be rampant and a challenge for the family caregiver in times of trouble, and we want to tell you just how to

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How To Treat a Stye


The family caregiver has to be able to handle problems that occur in times of disaster and good times as well. One common issue they’ll encounter is that of styes.   What is a Stye (Sty, Stie)?     A stye, also known as a “hordeolum”, is a bump on

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Videos: Stab Wounds 1 and 2


Having been told by his director Nurse Amy that his videos are too long, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, offers two videos on stab wounds. Part 1 discusses levels of bleeding and other basics, while Part 2 discusses treatment and plan of action.  You can see them by clicking

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Survival Medicine Hour: Survival Sanitation, Vinegar, more


In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss dealing with human waste in off-grid settings, the many uses of vinegar, the latest Ebola case from West Africa to be evacuated to the U.S., and more.  To Listen in, Click

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Video: Survival Sanitation: Human Waste


New Video:  Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, talks about dealing with human waste when the grid goes down due to a disaster.  check it out below: Wishing you the best of health in good times OR bad, Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. Are your ready to deal

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