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Survival Medicine Hour: Alcohol, Sleep Deprivation, Escape and Evasion with Jack


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom™ Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss the effects of alcohol, good and bad, on your health, sleep deprivation, new viruses on the horizon in West Africa, and basics of Escape and Evasion in Nurse

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Video: Lone Wolf vs Community


The importance of community to prepper survival is discussed in this latest video with Joseph Alton, M.D. Survival without other group members could spell disaster for your health. With so many activities of daily living, it is a wonder anyone can perform survival skills all alone in any environment or

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Video: A New Antibiotic

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  In his companion video to the article, Joe Alton, M.D. discusses the new antibiotic Teixobactin, recently discovered when a newly discovered scientific process allowed its culture from microbes in soil. To watch, click the video below: Here’s wishing you the best of health in good times or bad…  

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Teixobactin, A New Antibiotic

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  There is an epidemic that I’ve mentioned in past articles, and it’s spread to every continent: the epidemic of antibiotic resistance. Overuse of antibiotics in both humans and livestock (80% of antibiotics go to animals we eat) has resulted in drug-resistant strains of various microbes, including tuberculosis and salmonella.

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Doom and Bloom’s SURVIVAL! review


We were honored to have our new board game, Doom and Bloom’s SURVIVAL!, reviewed by Jason of recently. We try not to be too commercial with our posts, but we think Jason had fun and that you would too. He went into incredible depth with his family’s experience with

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Video: Mass Casualty Incidents, Part 1


In this video, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses how to approach a mass casualty incident, whether it’s a car accident, an explosion, or a natural disaster. He talks about the 5 “S’s” of successful primary triage and the S.T.A.R.T. system:  Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment. To check it

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Survival Medicine Hour: Respiratory Infections, Black Scout Survival, more


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Nurse Amy, aka Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., interviews Jack of the popular Black Scout Survival Youtube channel, and Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr.Bones, discusses colds, flus and pneumonias from both a traditional and an alternative standpoint in survival settings. Plus:

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Video: Rectal Rehydration


In this video, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses an antiquated rehydration method and its application in extreme survival scenarios: Rectal rehydration, also known as Proctoclysis. Find out about this procedure in the video below: Wishing you the best of health in good times OR bad… Joe Alton, M.D.

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Survival Medicine Hour: Nosebleed, Rectal Rehydration, Honey/MRSA, more


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.,aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss how to deal with nosebleeds in austere settings, the role that honey may have in treating infections with MRSA, an old rehydration method that may have

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Videocast: Hemorrhage, Rectal Rehydration, More


Our latest videocast with Around the Cabin continues our discussion about techniques and supplies for dealing with bleeding wounds, plus an old rehydration technique is examined for its usefulness in a long-term survival setting: Rectal Rehydration, otherwise known as Proctoclysis. A little about our winter garden, some news, and more,

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