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Joe Alton, MD

Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., aka Nurse Amy, are the two most popular speakers in the country with regards to crisis medicine.  Their entire focus is preparing the average person to handle medical issues during or after a disaster, either short term or long term.  Their #1 Amazon Bestseller in Survival Skills/First Aid/Safety  The Survival Medicine Handbook is acknowledged as the standard medical reference book for the preparedness community, and their website, podcast, and videos provide hundreds of hours of entertaining and informative reading, listening, and viewing for their core audience.  Their other books, including the Ebola Survival Handbook, The Zika Virus Handbook, and others has reached the NY and Amazon bestselling list.  The Altons have been contributors to Backwoods Home, Survival Quarterly, Survivalist, Prepare, Self-Reliance Illustrated, and other leading magazines related to homesteading/survival/preparedness.  They have also designed an entire line of medical kits meant for situations where modern medicine may not be readily available.

Amy Alton, ARNP

The Altons have been featured in the NY Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Fortune Magazine, Fox News, Miami Herald, Tulsa World, Small Business Trendsetters, Mother Jones, and other news sites. They have been featured on Fox Business’ “Kennedy“, HLN, NewsMax TV, Canadian TV, TV Tokyo, and various ABC, CBS, and Fox affiliates, as well as over 100 local radio stations and podcasts. They are popular medical keynote speakers at survival and preparedness events throughout the country.  They have been featured internationally on TV Tokyo and others.  Their Survival Medicine Handbook is now also available in simplified Mandarin Chinese.



The Altons are the designers of a new survival board game, “Doom and Bloom’s SURVIVAL!“, which was completely funded on Kickstarter through the efforts of both the survival and board gaming community.




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