Are we now at the stage of technology and tools evolution where we can use a mobile phone a dependable source of “how to” survival knowledge?
As this emerging list (below) of iPhone survival apps demonstrates, it seems that this is now the case. The list below is a rather random list of resources, so in our next post on this subject, we will start to organize these apps and knowledge resources by the basic topics of survival- Shelter, Water, Food, Fire, Family and Tools (Primitive and Modern). Of course, most all survival situations will demand that in addition to using your mobile phone as a surveil knowledge / information resource, you will also need to prepare yourself mentally and have a basic survival kit ready to go. You will find other posts on this blog about practical survival kits and how to prepare yourself mentally to deal with fear and anxiety in a survival situation.
There are clearly huge risks (renewable power, water, EMP attacks,loss of cell coverage) to only depending on your mobile phone in an emergency situation? But, with proper planning an preparation, we believe that these risks can be mitigated. In any event, these risks will be the subject of another post, but in the mean time, here’s that list of apps and survival knowledge information resources. Be sure to also check out the video below for some real life examples of useful iPhone survival apps.
FEATURED – SAS Survival Guide – For over 20 years the SAS Survival Guide has been the definitive guide for any survival situation anywhere in the world. Bu sure to check out this new version for the iPhone, and don’t leave home without it.
CoPilot Live USA – ALK Technologies, Ltd.– GPS. 2 hours usage. On foot. Use as backup for hand-held dedicated GPS
Kindle reading application – download your favorite books, ebooks, etc.
TuneIn Radio – TuneIn – 50,000 stations world wide.
Sky Walk – iMobtree Solutions Sky Walk is a stellar augmented reality app that labels all the stars, constellations, and satellites you point your iPhone at.
Disaster Alert (Pacific Disaster Center’s World Disaster Alerts) – Pacific Disaster Center – Active Hazards on an interactive map and in a list as they are occurring around the globe.
Disaster Caster – Optimized Telecom Inc. – Designed so that in the click of a few short buttons you can see what’s going on.
Send a pre-programmed disaster plan to your selected family and friends. Send forward your location based on your phone’s GPS.
Home Food Storage – Long Term Glass Wares, LLC – Organize and prepare with the app that makes planning and meeting your home food storage goals easy. Home Food Storage will help you whether you’re just starting or are well-established. Barcode Scanning – Oragization – Planning – Reports
Help Me Now! GPS Phone Tracker – Real Life Saving GPS Locator Device and All Emergency SMS Mobile Phone Tracker Apps>- Real Life Saving GPS Locator Device and All Emergency SMS Mobile Phone Tracker App
Additional iPhone Apps.
Hurricane – Kitty Code Hurricane Tracker
First Aid Pocket Guide – Liam Campbell – First Aid – Pocket Guide has been created by professional ambulance paramedics to help in medical emergency situations.
Nixle – Nixle– Emergency Alerts from 4,600 municipal agencies, including police, sheriff and fire departments.
Prep & Pantry – Galaloo LLC – Storage Food Management
Emergency Radio (Police Scanner) – EdgeRift, Inc. Emergency Radio is the original award-winning police scanner app offering the most extensive database of live police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, train, NOAA weather, coast guard, HAM radio, and other frequencies.