Survival Medicine Handbook

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The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook

by Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P.


Survival Medicine Handbook


While this book is aimed at a WTSHTF (when the s*** hits the fan) scenario when there is no medical care available it’s a great book that every family should have on hand.

You never know when you won’t have access to medical care and the information in this book could save your life or the life of a loved one.

What would you do if you or a loved one were injured and you were cut off from medical care in the event of a tornado, hurricane or earthquake? Knowing what to do and having the supplies on hand gives you the best chance of a good outcome.

And for a lot of people the s*** has hit the fan already and medical care is simply unaffordable. If this applies to you then this book can help.


About the Authors: Joseph Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. are premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals.

Joseph Alton practiced as a board-certified Obstetrician and Pelvic Surgeon for more than 25 years before retiring to devote his efforts to preparing your family medically for any scenario. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Surgeons for many years, served as department chairman at local hospitals and as an adjunct professor at local university nursing schools. He is a popular speaker at survival and preparedness conferences on the subject of medical readiness in austere times. A member of MENSA, Dr. Alton collects medical books from the 19th century to gain insight on off-the-grid medical protocols.

Amy Alton is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Nurse-Midwife. She has had years of experience working in large teaching institutions as well as smaller, family-oriented hospitals. Amy has extensive medicinal herb and vegetable gardens and works to include natural remedies into her strategies.

Dr. and Ms. Alton are regular contributors to Backwoods Home, Survival Quarterly, Self-Reliance Illustrated, and Survivalist magazines. Their website at has over 300 articles on medical preparedness. As “Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy”, they host a blog and radio program under the Doom and Bloom(tm) label.

Dr. and Ms. Alton are firm believers that, to remain healthy in hard times, we must use all the tools at our disposal. Their goal is to promote integrated medicine; in this way, their readers will have the most options to keep their loved ones healthy in any disaster situation.



This ultimate survival handbook is incredibly comprehensive. Some of the topics covered include

  • Abscesses
  • Allergic reactions
  • Altitude sickness
  • Animal bites
  • Antibiotics and their use
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Appendicitis
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Birth control, pregnancy, and delivery
  • Blisters, splinters, and fishhooks
  • Burn injuries
  • Cellulitis
  • Dental issues
  • Dermatitis (skin rashes)
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrheal disease
  • Dislocations
  • Earache
  • Essential oils
  • Eye care
  • Fractures
  • Food poisoning
  • Food and water-borne illness
  • Headaches
  • Head injuries
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Heart disease and chest pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Hyperthermia (heat stroke)
  • Hypothermia
  • Injuries to soft tissues
  • Insect stings
  • Joint disease
  • Kidney and gall bladder stones
  • Lice, ticks, and worms
  • Likely medical issues you will face
  • Major and hemorrhagic wounds
  • Medical skills you will want to learn
  • Medical supplies
  • Minor wounds
  • Mosquito borne illness
  • Natural remedies: a primer
  • Nosebleeds
  • Patient transport
  • Pelvic and vaginal infections
  • Physical exam
  • Radiation sickness
  • Respiratory infections
  • Seizure disorders
  • Snake bites
  • Sprains and strains
  • Storm safety
  • Thyroid disease
  • Ulcer and acid reflux disease
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wildfires and smoke inhalation


Go here to get your copy of The Doom and Bloom Survival Medicine Handbook


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Preppers Long-Term Survival GuidePrepper”s Long-Term Survival Guide. Food Shelter Security Off-the-Grid Power – Life-Saving Strategies for Self-Sufficient Living
The Survival Medicine HandbookThe Survival Medicine Handbook – A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way
Grid Down Disaster Preparations Survival GearWhen The Grid Goes Down Disaster Preparations and Survival Gear For Making Your Home Self-Reliant


Author: This article was written for Self Sufficiency HQ by Barbara Wright of Stanford, Kentucky.

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