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Lost at Sea, Part 3

    In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we discussed the unusual case of Louis Jordan, a sailor whose boat capsized off the coast of the Carolinas and who survived 66 days at sea with little ill effect. Special circumstances and Lady Luck played a huge part in

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Survival Medicine Hour: Giardia, Survival at Sea, Black Mold

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour Podcast, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss a hazard you’ll encounter if you don’t sterilize water in the wilderness: Giardiasis! Also, a discussion of how to survive at sea, whether on a capsized boat, a life raft,

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Video: Intro to Antibiotics Series

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  In this video, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, discusses the importance of having antibiotics in your medical storage to deal with infections in austere settings. This is the first of a series that will discuss various antibiotics, their veterinary equivalents, and their applications for survival situations.   To

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Lost at Sea, Part 2

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  In our last article, we discussed the case of a man who was stranded at sea for 66 days without much ill effect other than weight loss. Luckily for him, his sailboat was his primary residence and was able to “right” itself with most of his supplies intact, minus

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Videocasts #7 and #8 with Around The Cabin

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  You probably know about Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy’s long-running podcast, but did you know that we have a videocast too, in collaboration with the nice folks at Around The Cabin? We not only talk about medical issues in survival, but also give demonstrations.   Since it’s done live,

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8 Ways to Prevent Fires

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  Last time, we discussed the nature of fire and what to do if you were caught in a blaze in a house or building. We’ve also talked how to establish, in a rural setting, a defensive space around the house against forest fires.   In this article, we review

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Survival Medicine Hour: Surviving Fires, Making Normal Saline, Wound Decisions, More

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In this episode of the Doom and Bloom(tm) Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss the recent 3-building blaze in NYC, the nature of fires, and how to survive one. Also, Dr. Bones tells you how to make normal saline solution for irrigation

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Surviving A House Fire

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  As I write this, a four-story building in New York City is reported to have collapsed during an explosion and subsequent fire. Although details are sketchy at present, it made me think about what you should do in a circumstance like this to protect your family.   Every year,

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Survival Medicine Hour: Open Wound Care, Expiration Dates, Tomatoes

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss expiration dates and what they really mean, how to deal with open wounds, and health benefits of tomatoes. to Listen in, click the link below:   http://www.blogtalkradio.com/survivalmedicine/2015/03/23/survival-medicine-hour-open-wounds-tomatoes-expiration-dates   Wishing you the best of health in good

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The Fist Bump Initiative

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For eons, humans have used the handshake to indicate a friendly greeting. In modern times, however, epidemic diseases, MRSA, and antibiotic resistance makes me wonder if this time-honored tradition might be hazardous to our health? For that reason, I am proposing a new way that will give greater protection while

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