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NY Magazine: What are the ten best first aid kits

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A medical first aid kit should be in every vehicle and home.

What are the best kits on the market?

by Leon Pantenburg

I’m a long-time fan of Dr. Bones (a.k.a Dr. Joe Alton) and Nurse Amy (Amy Alton), the quintessential preparedness/emergency medical experts. Long before meeting them, I was impressed with their common sense approach to medical emergencies during disasters and emergencies.

Recently their Doom and Bloom Ultimate Compact Grab N Go™ IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) was named one of the top ten first aid kits by New York Magazine’s The Strategist. (Read the complete list here.)

No surprises there. The duo is widely known in the preparedness industry as the go-to couple for all things medical. Their stated goal is: “To put a medically prepared person in every family for any disaster.”

The Doom and Gloom first aid kit was assembled by two medical professionals.

“It would be hard to find better medical kits than those sold by Dr. Joe and Amy Alton at Doom & Bloom,” says Lisa Bedford, a.k.a. the Survival Mom. From gunshot wounds to labor, they have a kit for everything. This one is what’s called an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit), which means it contains things like blood-clot packs and a tourniquet for more serious trauma.R

The kit is professionally designed by Dr. Joe Alton, a Medical Doctor with over 35 years experience and Amy Alton, an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, with over 30 years experience in the medical field.

The duo also publishes the best selling series “The Survival Medicine Handbook” The Third Edition, revised and expanded.

I review a lot of preparedness books, and my wife often peruses them. After the publication has been read and reviewed, it may be donated to the local library.

But, at my wife’s suggestion, we kept “The Survival Medical Handbook, Third edition,” and it went into our survival/preparedness library. We ordered another as a gift to friends who live part-time on an isolated ranch in the Oregon high desert.

This all boils down to this: The Altons know their stuff. Invest in a good first aid kit, and know how to use it.

Let’s hope you never need to!

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