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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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Survival Medicine Hour: Self-Guided Small Arms, Diseases Crossing Borders, and 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 some diseases that are making it across the border in the recent immigrant crisis, new self-guiding technology in small arms, gun shot wound kit essentials, and the ill

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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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Survival Medicine Hour: Animal Bites, Sterilization, Anxiety/Depression

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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 animal bites (the furry kind) and various ways of sterilizing medical equipment; also, Nurse Amy answers some questions about survival anxiety and depression and its

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Video: AEDs and Survival

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Here’s a video on one of the newest items I’ve seen in preppers’ medical storage, the Automated External Defibrillator, or AED.  Is this life-saving equipment worth the significant expense it will take to add to YOUR medical supplies?  To find out more about AEDs with Dr. Bones and see an

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Survival Medicine Hour: Asthma, GMO Pressure, Pacific Blights, 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 asthmatics and survival, a series of blights affecting wildlife off the West coast, pressure by the US Dept. of Agriculture on Europe to accept GMO

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A Survival Medical Truth

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In good times or bad, strange things happen that seem to come straight out of left field.  Perfectly healthy people may develop medical issues so unusual that there is little that could have been done to prevent them.  Even the most medically prepared person may encounter situations like this in

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