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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

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(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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Snakebites

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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

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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

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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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Medical Supplies, Part 2: Minor Wounds

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Minor Wounds Some of the most important medical supplies you’ll accumulate will be those used to deal with injuries. Most of these (I hope) will be minor wounds that won’t take a lot of advanced equipment to handle but could easily affect your ability to function if ignored.  Let’s outline

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Survival Medicine Hour: Typhoon, Tuberculosis, Medical Bags, and More

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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 the Phillipine typhoon, Tuberculosis outbreaks among recent immigrants, choosing the right bag to put your medical supplies in, some myths about how much water you

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Medical Supplies, Part 1: Starting Out

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A common question we encounter in our travels is: “What supplies do you recommend for our medical storage?”.  Indeed, the subject comes up so often that Nurse Amy put together a entire DVD Guide to Medical Supplies.  The non-medical professional should not only understand what items to have on hand

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Pandemic Masks

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In the last few months, I’ve noticed that we have had a wave of possible candidates for the next great pandemic. Ebola virus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, drug-resistant Tuberculosis, Influenza, and various other diseases can cause large numbers of deaths in susceptible populations.  Many of the victims will come from

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Asthma and Survival

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One of the most common medical issues today is asthma. Asthma is a chronic condition that affects your ability to breathe. The condition affects the airways, which are the tubes that transport air to your lungs.  In the United States alone, there are almost 20 million people who suffer difficulty

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