Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy are a dynamic couple, well known in the prepper world. They’re energetic and passionate when it comes to teaching others about traditional and alternative medical strategies for survival in times of trouble. They’re firm believers in integrated medicine.
Dr Bones is a Medical Doctor and Nurse Amy is An Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. As well as being preppers, they’re certified Master Gardeners.
Before we delved into medical issues, we discussed how they’re experimenting with small scale aquaponics–a combination of raising fish (aquaculture) and hydroponics.
They raise tilapia in a pond and pump fish waste water into small gravel beds. They’ve grown corn, cabbage and a few other things. Keeping it simple is their goal with the hope other preppers might be able to do something similar for themselves. I applaud their efforts.
On their own show Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy discussed the top ten medical problems we might face after a collapse. The list came from one doctor’s observations after serving 15 months overseas in an underdeveloped country. What he saw could be what we experience one day.
If we’re going to be living in a world without electricity and the other modern conveniences we take for granted, we’ll need to know how to identify and treat the medical matters that arise. Some will be serious and even deadly.
In our conversation this week we made it through the first six issues. They explained each one and gave brief solutions. We discussed…
- Minor Musculoskeletal injuries (sprains and strains)
- Minor trauma (cuts, scrapes)
- Minor infections (cellulitis, “pinkeye”, urinary infections)
- Allergic reactions
- Respiratory infections (pneumonia, bronchitis, influenza, common colds)
- Diarrhea (minor and major)