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Enterovirus 68

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There is currently an outbreak of a virus called Enterovirus 68 in the Kansas City area. This is one of those viruses that, sadly, strikes children in a disproportionately large percentage. 300 kids or more have been affected currently, with many hospitalized.   I have been asked if this could

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Survival Medicine Hour: Earthquakes, Wounds, and more


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss earthquake safety, making your own sterile saline for wound care, the plight of pollinators like Monarch butterflies, ebola updates including a new country to report cases, and a

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Multitools As Medical Items

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(Dr. Bones says:  We enjoy hearing from promising writers in the field of preparedness and survival, and today we publish a guest post from our friend Morry Banes of  Morry takes the versatile multitool and discusses its uses as a medical aid on the trail or in the uncertain

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Video: SURVIVAL! Solo Play


  We’re excited about the recent arrival of our new board game “Doom and Bloom’s SURVIVAL!“, a great off-grid option to get the whole family around the table and make tough decisions about a real survival scenario. For the lone prepper, it’s a new way to get your gang into

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Earthquake Safety


The recent earthquake in California wasn’t THE big one, but it was a big one. With damage to infrastructure, buildings, and homes, it underscores just how vulnerable we are to major tremors. The question is: How can you protect yourself and your family if you’re near the epicenter of the

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Survival Medicine Hour: Bio-Warfare, Antibiotics, and More


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss what makes the perfect biological weapon, bio-weapons in the history of warfare, and if Ebola qualifies for weaponization. Also, they discuss the antibiotics Metronidazole, Clindamycin, and Sulfa, their

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Medical Supplies, Part 3: Orthopedic Injuries


Few of us, even the couch potatoes, have managed to avoid the occasional sprain or strain. In disaster situations where we are exerting ourselves just to stay alive, these will be more common. The risk of fractures also looms as a very real possibility in times of civil unrest or

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Survival Medicine Hour: Prepper’s Blueprint’s Tess Pennington


Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s Survival Medicine Hour   In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, welcome their friend Tess Pennington of, author of the The Prepper’s Blueprint, a truly comprehensive guide that uses real-life

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Ebola as Biological Weapon?


With Ebola in the news, there are some that have pointed out the possibility that some nations may attempt to weaponize the virus. This is a concern that deserves discussion, so let’s talk about something that few consider a likely cause of a collapse scenario: biological warfare.   Biological warfare

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Pandemic Supplies

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The world is full of infectious diseases that have made the news in recent weeks. From the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the diseases crossing the U.S. in the recent immigrant crisis, there are all sorts of reasons to be concerned about your family’s safety.  The response, however,

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