The Survival Medicine Handbook Book Cover The Survival Medicine Handbook
Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy Alton A.R.N.P.
Doom and Bloom

The Survival Medicine HandbookTM is a guide for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster where help is NOT on the way. This book is written by Joe Alton, M.D. and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., the premiere Medical Preparedness Professionals from the top ten survival website The Survival Medicine HandbookTM is not your standard first aid book. It assumes that no hospital or doctor is available in the aftermath of a catastrophic event. This book will give you the tools to handle injuries and illness for when YOU might be the end of the line with regards to your family's medical well-being. In circumstances where medical personnel are overwhelmed and access to modern technology is limited or non-existent, The Survival Medicine HandbookTM is the essential reference book for every library.

I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Alton and Nurse Amy several years ago at a show in Phoenix, Arizona. They are both very friendly and very knowledgeable professionals, it was then that I first discovered their book. Today it is part of my vast collection of outdoor/survival resources on my shelf in my office. As a Wilderness First Responder I consider it as on one my best resources for all things medical related especially when in the field. The broadness of topic and depth of each one is amazing work, each section covers a different area that you might encounter such as dental issues, infections, insect bites, wounds, broken bones, and so much more. The goal of the book is to help you do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

If you ever wanted to know what is the correct thing to do if someone or yourself ever gets a fishhook stuck in you, a poisonous snake bite, a broken or fractured limb, or how to help someone with heatstroke, this book can help give you the guidance that you will need to confidently help you get through many situations that honestly occur every day in the wilderness. Don’t wing it, or think that you don’t need to know because “maybe” someone else will know, in my opinion anyone traveling into the wilderness should have a basic knowledge of survival medicine not only for their own sake but for that of others with them or that they might encounter that need help.

There is a more recent version called “The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide” however it is abridged and not quite as in-depth as the second edition.