American Survival Radio

American Survival Radio with the Altons

Joe Alton, M.D. is a physician  and Retired Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Life Fellow of the American College of OB/GYN. Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.  Together, they’re the NY Times and Amazon bestselling authors “The Survival Medicine Handbook”, The Ebola Survival Handbook, The Zika Virus Handbook, and others. The Altons are well known speakers, podcasters, and YouTubers, as well as contributors to leading survival/homesteading magazines. In addition to articles found on this site, you will find over 900 posts on disaster and epidemic medical preparedness on their other website at

Their mission:  To put a medically prepared person in every family for disaster situations.


The Alton’s connection to preparedness


Also known as “Nurse Amy” to the preparedness community, Amy Alton is a certified nurse midwife as well, and an expert on herbal remedies and essential oils. She has one of the largest medicinal gardens in the state of Florida. She has also written articles on survival gardening and natural remedies for Survivalist and Backwoods Home Magazine.

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Amy Alton, ARNP, CNM

Also known as “Dr. Bones” to the preparedness community, Joe Alton, MD  has contributed to American Survival Guide, Survivor’s Edge, Survivalist Magazine, Backwoods Home, Self Reliance Illustrated, and Survival Quarterly, and others. He is a member of Mensa and collects 19th century medical books to gain insight on off-grid medical strategies.

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Joe Alton, MD, FACOG, FACS

A short list of books in which the Altons and their work are mentioned or recommended:

  • Expatriates, by James Wesley, Rawles
  • Long-Term Prepper’s Survival GuideCountdown to Preparedness, and other books by Jim Cobb
  • The Survival Group Handbook, also known as MAGS: The People Part of Prepping  by Charley Hogwood
  • The Simple Survival Smart Book by Patrick Shrier
  • The Prepper’s Blueprint by Tess Pennington
  • As The Ash Fell by A.J. Powers
  • Legion of Despair by Franklin Horton
  • Absolute Anarchy by Johnny Jacks

In addition to American Survival Radio, the Altons also host a podcast focused on medical preparedness for disasters and epidemics called “The Survival Medicine Hour”.  It can be found at

Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy have a YouTube channel and have produced dozens of videos about survival medicine and survival gardening.  They are active in social media on Facebook at their Group: Survival Medicine and doomandbloom(tm), and at their brand new twitter @asurvivalradio.  More social media sources for American Survival Radio are under construction.