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  • About the Altons

    Joe Alton, M.D. is an retired, actively licensed M.D.  and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of OB/GYN. Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife.

    Together, they’re the authors of the #1 Amazon bestseller in Survival Skills and Safety/First Aid and Book Excellence Award winner in Medicine  “The Survival Medicine Handbook”, the NY Times bestseller “The Ebola Survival Handbook“, “The Zika Virus Handbook” and more. They are well-known speakers, podcasters, and YouTubers, as well as contributors to several leading survival/homesteading magazines. You will find over 900 posts on medical preparedness on this website.

    Their mission:  To put a medically prepared person in every family for disaster situations.


    Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP

    Amy Alton, ARNP is an expert on herbal remedies and essential oils. She has one of the largest medicinal gardens in the state of Florida. She has also written articles on survival gardening and natural remedies for Survivalist and Backwoods Home Magazine.

    Joe Alton, MD has contributed to Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods Home, Self Reliance Illustrated, American Survival Guide, Survivor’s Edge, Prepare, Disaster Survival Magazine, Molly Green, and Survival Quarterly, among others. He is a member of Mensa and collects 19th-century medical books to gain insight on off-grid medical strategies.

    As mentioned above, the Altons are the co-authors of the Survival Medicine Handbook”. According to many survival websites and books, it is recommended reading for the person that is serious about staying healthy in the uncertain future. Dr. Alton has also written the NY Times bestseller in health “The Ebola Survival Handbook“, “The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide“,  and the timely “The Zika Virus Handbook“.

    A short list of books in which the Altons are mentioned, either as a recommendation, as a foreward author, or in reference in a fictional work :

    • Expatriates, by James Wesley, Rawles
    • Long-Term Prepper’s Survival GuideCountdown to Preparedness, and other books by Jim Cobb
    • The Survival Group Handbook, also known as MAGS: The People Part of Prepping  by Charley Hogwood
    • The Simple Survival Smart Book by Patrick Shrier
    • The Prepper’s Blueprint by Tess Pennington
    • As The Ash Fell by A.J. Powers
    • Legion of Despair by Franklin Horton
    • Absolute Anarchy by Johnny Jacks

    The opinions voiced by the Altons are for disaster and epidemic settings; in normal times, seek modern and standard medical care from qualified professionals.

    The Doom and Bloom™ Survival Medicine Hour syndicated podcast airs weekly on The Prepper Broadcasting Network, The USA Emergency Broadcasting Network, and other fine networks. It can be found at www.BlogTalkradio.com and on the “podcast” toolbar on the main page of this website, as well.

    The Altons, also know by their pen names “Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy”, have a YouTube channel and have produced dozens of videos about survival medicine and survival gardening.  They are active in social media on Facebook at their Group: Survival Medicine and doomandbloom(tm).

    The Altons travel the country spreading the message of medical preparedness  and are supporters at preparedness conferences throughout the country.  Read over 500 5-star reviews of their book at amazon.com.


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