Category : Health-Medical-Holistic

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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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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Ebola: The Next Great Pandemic?

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  EBOLA: THE NEXT GREAT PANDEMIC? (This article is meant to combine and update information in some previous articles on this website.) Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over 1700 cases and  932 deaths in the countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone,

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A Cure For Ebola?


  I’ve devoted a good deal of time investigating the Ebola virus and, like many other viruses, found little in the way of a practical cure or even treatment for the disease. Ebola has taken the lives of 900 people in West African Countries and is a suspect for a

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Video: Ebola with Dr. Bones

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We put together a video about the Ebola virus to accompany our “Ebola Update” articles and other recent posts.  It’s important to know about this deadly disease that has killed 729 people in the current outbreak. The death of Patrick Sawyer in Nigeria during his journey back to his family

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Ebola Update


(DR. BONES SAYS:  This article has been expanded to reflect some of the latest news)   Several countries in West Africa are in the throes of an epidemic of Ebola virus. Over 1200 cases and almost 700 deaths in the country of Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia make it a

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    Coral Snake In a grid-down scenario, you will find yourself out in the woods a lot more frequently, gathering firewood, hunting, and foraging for edible wild plants.  As such, we will likely encounter a snake or two.  Most snakes aren’t poisonous, but even non-venomous snake bites have potential

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Video: Snakebite with Dr. Bones


In his latest video, Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, discusses some important things to know about dealing with snakebite in off-grid settings. He discusses venomous snakes of North America and Europe, how to tell a venomous coral snake from a non-venomous king snake, all about pit viper bites, and

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Survival Medicine Hour: Snakebite, Pandemic Updates, Antibiotics


In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour with Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, the Altons discuss snakebite in off-grid settings, some disturbing news on two fronts in upcoming pandemic virus candidates, and a discussion of the use a couple of important antibiotics and their veterinary equivalents: 

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