Our Survival Board Game, now with a survival medicine DVD as an added bonus! The Prepared Family blog has awarded Doom and Bloom's SURVIVAL! board game TEACHING PREPAREDNESS RESOURCE OF THE WEEK

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR COPY!

Check out our store! #1 Top Supplier at Survivaltop50.com!

Our Custom Designed Gold Card Series 2016-2017

Collectible Gold Cards
vehicle terror TentMEDIUM Helps save our bee pollinators

The Vehicle as Terror Weapon

Comments Off on The Vehicle as Terror Weapon
vehicle terror

  In these days of Pokemon Go and other smartphone distractions, you’re seeing more and more people oblivious of their surroundings. In the past, this might get you a bump on the head by walking into a lamp post. In today’s world, however, it could cost you your life. As an Anglophile, I have often visited London and walked from my hotel to parliament and other sites via the Westminster bridge. Today, on the anniversary of the terrorist attack in

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Survival Medicine Hour: Blood Clotters, Wound Closure, More

Comments Off on Survival Medicine Hour: Blood Clotters, Wound Closure, More
TentMEDIUM

In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour, Joe and Amy Alton, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discuss improvised tourniquets and some TCCC guidelines regarding hemorrhage under fire or in normal times. Blood clotting agents are introduced and Quikclot/Celox are compared. Plus, when should a wound be closed and when should it be treated as a open wound from beginning to full recovery? All this and more from a Survival Medicine Hour on the road, this time in Chicago,

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Video: Understanding Allergies

Comments Off on Video: Understanding Allergies
Helps save our bee pollinators

In this video, Joe Alton, MD, aka Dr. Bones, discusses the issue of allergies, their history, and how an allergy develops in the body. If you told a physician in 1900 that you had an allergy, he/she wouldn’t recognize the word; the reaction was first described as an “allergy” around 1914. Dr. Alton takes you through what happens in the body’s immune system when it is exposed to an allergy-causing substance, also known as an allergen. To watch, click below:

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Blizzard Safety Tips

Comments Off on Blizzard Safety Tips
blizzard neighborhood

    I find myself a little surprised to be writing about blizzard survival with Spring just around the corner, but weather forecasts are predicting a particularly nasty blizzard for the East Coast. Strong winds and a foot of snow are possible from Maryland to Maine. March came in like a lamb, but it’s acting like a lion for those in the Northeast. Winter storms (this one is named “Stella”) occur every year in the United States, and cause fatalities

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Survival Medicine Hour: Dental Exams, Bleeding Control, Tourniquets

Comments Off on Survival Medicine Hour: Dental Exams, Bleeding Control, Tourniquets
TentMEDIUM

The Survival Medicine Hour, on March 11, 2017, is hosted by Joseph Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy of https://www.doomandbloom.net/. In today’s show, Dr. Alton reviews the steps of a dental exam for those who find themselves in a remote area or post-disaster and who need to care for someone with an immediate dental issue. Expect more segments on individual dental problems that might confront the medic in remote or post-disaster settings. Accidents happen

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Survival Medicine Hour: Dental Supplies, Tornadoes

Comments Off on Survival Medicine Hour: Dental Supplies, Tornadoes
TentMEDIUM

  The Survival Medicine Hour is hosted by Joe Alton, MD aka Dr. Bones, and Amy Alton, ARNP, aka Nurse Amy, of https://www.doomandbloom.net/, where you can find over 900 posts, videos and podcasts on disaster and survival strategies.   In this episode, we’re on the road speaking in places like Memphis and New Orleans! Tornadoes have hit the area as well as the Midwest, so we discuss keeping your family safe in a twister. Plus, a rundown of what you’d need

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Dysentery in Survival Settings

Comments Off on Dysentery in Survival Settings
Bacteria rods

  In survival scenarios, many believe that trauma from gunfights at the OK corral will cause the most deaths. The truth, however, is that many avoidable losses will occur due to more basic issues, such as dehydration from infectious diarrheal diseases. These most often occur from failure to assure the sterilization of water, proper preparation of food, and safe disposal of human waste. One of the many duties of the medic in austere settings is to supervise these activities.  

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Tornado Preparedness

Comments Off on Tornado Preparedness
tornado-at-sunset

  There are many natural disasters that might befall a community, but a tornado is one of the most unpredictable. Several people were killed in the last few days as a rash of storms wreaked havoc in the South and Midwest. Indeed, hundreds of people are killed yearly by tornadoes, but many injuries and deaths may be avoided with sound preparation.     A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

How to Control Rodents as Disease Vectors

Comments Off on How to Control Rodents as Disease Vectors
rat in mousehole

  in survival settings, it’s been said that rats will do a better job of surviving than humans. Rats, mice, and other rodents are well-known causes of “zoonotic” infections.  A zoonotic disease is one that can be transmitted from animals to humans.  The animal in question may not have symptoms of the disease itself, but may serve as a “vector”; that is, it carries the disease to a human target. Rats and mice belong to the order Rodentia, from the

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button

Anaphylaxis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Comments Off on Anaphylaxis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
anaphylaxis signs and symptoms reuse

In a disaster or any other situation that takes us off the grid, we will expose ourselves to insect stings and poison ivy, as well as strange food items that we aren’t accustomed to. Allergic reactions may ensue in susceptible individuals. When we develop an allergic reaction, it might be mild or it might be severe. If severe enough, we refer to it as anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock. Anaphylaxis is the word used for serious and rapid allergic reactions involving one

[… Continue Reading]

Print Friendly
Share Button