Survival Smartphone Apps

Survival Smartphone Apps

Odds are, unless “The Big One” hits, any disaster affecting your family will leave you with some data service on your phone. With that in mind, I asked Julia Peterson of AndGeeks.com to write a guest post on some great survival apps out there for your phone. Keep in mind, these ARE NOT replacements for hard copies of the same tools. It is highly likely that you could be without power, cell service, or both….but these might still come in handy. What survival apps do you have on your phone? Any apps you’ve thought about getting but haven’t yet? Anything you wish they’d come up with?   Mobile Apps for Survival Stay safe and prepared wherever you go with these smartphone apps   When you think of the essentials in your survival kit or bug-out bag, your smartphone probably isn’t high on the list; but there are a few apps that can really make a difference for your family’s disaster preparedness. Check out a few of our favorites, for both Android devices and iPhone. U.S. Army Survival Guide (Android, iOS) This app contains the full text of the U.S. Army Survival Manual—you’ll have a hard time finding more comprehensive information all in one place. The app covers basic territory like building fire and shelter, tying knots, finding food and water, and distinguishing between medicinal and poisonous plants; but it also delves into the psychology of survival, changes in strategy for different climate regions, and even survival tactics for nuclear, biological, or chemically-contaminated areas. (Cost: free) Emergency Radio (iOS, similar apps available for Android) One of the most important tools...