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The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  213 ratings  ·  11 reviews
The Survival Medicine Handbook(tm) 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 www.doomandbloom.net. The expanded second edition of the 3 category Amazon bestseller (Surv ...more
Paperback, 588 pages
Published June 13th 2013 by Doom and Bloom
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Nimishg
Aug 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
When I read this, I was expecting an expanded first-aid book. Basically, if you were stuck somewhere miles from the nearest hospital and needed to set a fracture or something, what would you need to do.

This book was actually completely different. This book is in a genre I hadn't heard of before, for an audience I didn't know existed. Now, I've learned there's a "prepper" community out there, and this book is aimed very much in their direction.

Basically, if you believe:

1. Civilization (in general
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D
Feb 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, first-aid
The best thing about this book is that it has info that other books don't. In addition to the good Wilderness First Aid books I have, having a book that talks about tooth extraction is good to have. The worst thing about the book is that it was edited very poorly. Most chapters had sentences that had appeared word for word earlier in the chapter. Very redundant and repetitive at times. Still, I read through just about the whole book and am glad to have it as a reference. I gave it 3 stars, but i ...more
Shay Mass
Apr 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Your ultimate guide to teach you tricks and alternatives to treat most common health conditions whether in a collapse situation or daily life issues, it also teaches you medical skills (which is an absolute bonus for me)
I recommend it for all medical students and even if you're not a med student but happen to be interested in becoming your own family medic whether you're on a trip away from any hospital or healthcare facilities or wanting to be ready for the day where medical care is simply not
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Mike Kilo
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
I think that overall this book is an incredible resource. It presents medical care in austere settings very well. The thing I found very impressive is the fact that they looked at both traditional and non-traditional methods of medical care.

The one point off really comes down to the fact that it's kind of ridiculous the number of supplies that they recommend. I get the idea behind this is what you could do. And I get the idea of... doing something that can be traded but it felt a bit silly at ti
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Dave
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'll be going through this book several times. Great information!
melissa turner
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book

This reference book is a Wealth of information . Absolutely love it...a must for your medical stash! Definitely recommend to anyone.
Ann
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: medical-books
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Rod
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent medical advice from a doctor. The information in this book might save your life if you are ever in a survival situation and need medical attention.
Russell Smith
Mar 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good start

Lots of really good open minded information. Does a lot to remind you just how things could be if things go south.
Brandi
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Was wanting more herbal info but if I ever need to help someone in an apocalyptic wasteland, this would be the book to go to.
Mats
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Too much alternative mumbo-jumbo
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