Homestead Health Care

Joseph Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P - Doom and Bloom
Workshop Level: Beginner
Nurse Amy is a certified nurse midwife as well, and an expert on herbal remedies and essential oils. Her tilapia pond is teeming with activity and new babies. She has also written articles on survival gardening and natural remedies for Survivalist and Backwoods Home Magazine. Joseph Alton, M.D., is a contributor to Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods Home, Self Reliance Illustrated, and Survival Quarterly, and has written a chapter on Basics of Medical Survival for Doctor Prepper’s latest edition of Making the Best of Basics: Family Preparedness Handbook. He is a member of Mensa and collects 19th century medical books to gain insight on off-grid medical strategies.

Workshop Description

Learn what it takes to be a medical asset to your family in remote or austere settings, using both conventional and alternative methods of healing. Joseph and Amy Alton will discuss likely medical issues and how to deal with them in the absence of modern technology.

Speaker Bio

Joe Alton, M.D., and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P., are a physician/nurse practitioner/midwife team who teach medical preparedness to homesteaders and others to help them become medical resources for their families. Advocates of holistic integrated medicine, they are contributors to Backwoods Home Magazine, among others, and speak at conferences throughout the country.

They are the authors of The Survival Medicine Handbook, a guide for the nonmedical professional to staying healthy in situations where help is not on the way. It has occupied the No. 1 Amazon Best-seller spot numerous times in the Survival Skills, Disaster Relief, and Safety and First Aid categories since its publication. Their website,, offers more than 400 articles on medical preparedness.

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