American Survival Radio - News, Politics, and Health

All the news that affects America's Survival in the uncertain future. With bestselling authors Joe and Amy Alton.

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American Survival Radio

Welcome to American Survival Radio! We’re Joe Alton, MD and Amy Alton, ARNP, NY Times and Amazon bestselling writers on disaster preparedness who normally focus on medical issues you’ll encounter in times of trouble. On American Survival Radio, however, we’re going to step out on a limb and talk about all the news that affect, well, America’s survival in the uncertain future. You can expect no-holds-barred opinions on the issues that form the storm clouds that are clearly on the horizon, and we’ll try to find the silver lining. If you want to keep it together, even if everything falls apart, you’ll get the advice you’re looking for on American Survival Radio. read more

The Active Shooter: Run, Hide, or Fight


It’s hard to read the news without seeing reports of the latest shooting by terrorists or the deranged and disgruntled. Few believe that they could possibly wind up in the crosshairs of a gunman’s sight, but it can happen anytime, anywhere. What would be your response?

The natural response for most people is not to do anything. You’ve heard me talk about “normalcy bias” before. That’s the tendency for people to believe everything follows a pattern and that the day will proceed normally; they’re usually right. When a terrorist event breaks that pattern, however,  the unprepared brain takes time to process the new situation. People will think that the sound of gunfire is fireworks, or anything less threatening than an assassin out to kill them. read more