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 of wounds, and Nurse Amy tells you went to close a wound and when to leave it open. Finally, Dr. Bones goes out on a limb with his recommendation to replace the standard handshake with fist bumps?! Hear him out, there’s hard data supporting it!

Nurse Amy also makes an impassioned plea on behalf of our nation’s bees, and what you, the average citizen, can do about it…

To Listen in, click below:

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton, MD, and Amy Alton, ARNP

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Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy

You can connect with the Altons by following them on twitter @preppershow or by joining their pages on facebook at “Survival Medicine Dr. Bones Nurse Amy”, “Doom and Bloom“, and “Doctor Bone and Nurse Amy.  Also, check out their YouTube channel “Dr Bones Nurse Amy”!

Hey, don’t forget to check out our entire line of quality medical kits and individual supplies at Also, our Book Excellence Award-winning 700-page SURVIVAL MEDICINE HANDBOOK: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR WHEN HELP IS NOT ON THE WAY is now available in black and white on Amazon and in color and color spiral-bound versions at

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