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Are there any useful iphone apps for survivalism?
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IMO, yep.

think of a topic and type it in the search field. odds are something will show up.
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Below is a very short list of survival apps.

iSurvival - Wilderness Survival Manual
iSurvive - Military Grade Survival Manual
SAS Survival Guide
Survive it! - Wilderness Survival Manual
Army Survival for iPad/iPhone
Emergency First Aid & Treatment Guide
Essential Garden Guide - Comprehensive Guide to Gardening
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One of my favorites is the mapping feature. I can always tell where I am by the moving blue circle. It's handy for hiking, travel, etc. The tin foil hat guys don't like it, but there is no pleasing them with technical gadgetry.
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I've downloaded SAS Survival Lite. Its free and there is a lot of stuff in there. The full
version is an entire book in app form.
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I'm downloading an app called Wild Berries and Herbs HD - Nature Mobile today.
It allows you to identify wild berries and herbs from apperance, tells you if it's edible or toxic, lets you know when it's ripe, and gives you quizzes so you learn whats safe instead of always having to look it up....

Other apps I already have are: Us Army Survival Guide, 5-0 Radio (a police scanner), Army Rangers Handbook, Morse-It (converts your text to audible/visible morse code), Assistance (First Aid app), SAS Lite, IFirstAid lite, ITriage, Wild Plants Survival Guide (not incredibly impressive), Radio NOAA (emergency weather radio) The US Constitution and The Bible in every language.

I also downloaded a app called ROK Lingo that may be useful, it is a translator app that lets you type in what you want to say and translate it into 13 languages (so far, they promise more soon) and play back audio of your text in the language you choose. It would be better if you could record audio from another language and translate it to english.
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Scanning through my apps I didn't come across anything but google maps and the compass that are directly survival related, but then I realized that keeping your sanity and being informed could be helpful especially in a small scale localized disaster.

Assuming service is available news and weather would be helpful since we don't have TV and if electric is out no one else does either.

If service is out games can be a way to space out, but the winner here for me is my Kindle app. There is no room in my BOB for more books then my Bible and there isn't tons of space in our house for a lot of books. There are tons of classics available for free and basically every book at a cost.
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A couple of the survival apps such as "Survival Guide" (FREE) and "Survive it! Wilderness Survival Manual" ($1.99) are based on the same manual and have the same information.

Just watch out, a lot of them are repetitive. Get the Free app, and be careful not to pay for something that's the same as the free app.
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I just got one called "Wild Edibles Lite" that is pretty cool so far. You can look up edible plants by season, habitat, appearance, etc... and it tells you all about the plant including if it's edible, medicinal or toxic.

I'm gonna play around with it a few days before I decide on getting the full version or not.

So far it's pretty impressive.
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Might wanna stay away from apps that require an internet connection to get further info. You might get stuck in a place with no internet connection and the app won't work. Test it out by turning off your internet connection first. Just a thought...
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I'm downloading an app called Wild Berries and Herbs HD - Nature Mobile today.
It allows you to identify wild berries and herbs from apperance, tells you if it's edible or toxic, lets you know when it's ripe, and gives you quizzes so you learn whats safe instead of always having to look it up....

Other apps I already have are: Us Army Survival Guide, 5-0 Radio (a police scanner), Army Rangers Handbook, Morse-It (converts your text to audible/visible morse code), Assistance (First Aid app), SAS Lite, IFirstAid lite, ITriage, Wild Plants Survival Guide (not incredibly impressive), Radio NOAA (emergency weather radio) The US Constitution and The Bible in every language.

I also downloaded a app called ROK Lingo that may be useful, it is a translator app that lets you type in what you want to say and translate it into 13 languages (so far, they promise more soon) and play back audio of your text in the language you choose. It would be better if you could record audio from another language and translate it to english.
Google Translate is the best. Very accurate. 18 voice languages. A crapload of text languages. You record what you want. It plays back for the person you are trying to communicate with. Then what they say it translates for you. Star trek is here today...



Saves your favorite translations for future use in case you forget or go to another country...like "Where is the washroom?"


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I think they need a reusable fire application.
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Google Translate is the best. Very accurate. 18 voice languages. A crapload of text languages. You record what you want. It plays back for the person you are trying to communicate with. Then what they say it translates for you. Star trek is here today...



Saves your favorite translations for future use in case you forget or go to another country...like "Where is the washroom?"

YouTube - ‪Google Translate iPhone App Review - AppVee.com‬‏

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I assume this is all "old hat" to most of you, but if you are like me and consider yourself lucky to be able to tie your own shoes reliably, you may find an iPhone application called "Animated Knots" useful.

It does a great job of giving you a good list of knots by usage category (e.g. Boating, Camping, etc) and a step by step animation showing how to tie them.



It even covers some of the more decorative knots used as lanyards by many of preppers.

If you don't have an iPhone, they also have a website called AnimatedKnots.com

Note: This was a repost from another thread I started before I found this one.
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There are quite a few. But man hearing the words iPhone and survivalist in the same sentence is funny.
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i have some "applications" to an iphone in survival situation
- use it as a cellphone
- signal mirror
- the metal frame can be used to strike a firesteel
-barter item in case the network is still operating
-flashlight
-i keep important documents like driving license or passport as pictures in a hidden folder protected by a password
-bottle opener ( case )
- can be used as a distraction when sneakin arround ( put music on full volume, and throw the phone in the opposite direction you want to run to)
- you can have a copy of your survival books on ebooks

i have lot more but i think this is enough for one post
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i have some "applications" to an iphone in survival situation
- use it as a cellphone
- signal mirror
- the metal frame can be used to strike a firesteel
-barter item in case the network is still operating
-flashlight
-i keep important documents like driving license or passport as pictures in a hidden folder protected by a password
-bottle opener ( case )
- can be used as a distraction when sneakin arround ( put music on full volume, and throw the phone in the opposite direction you want to run to)
- you can have a copy of your survival books on ebooks

i have lot more but i think this is enough for one post
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How about:
  • GPS
  • Compass
  • Use Camera to take pictures to sell later to Media (Assuming local disaster)
  • Record cache locations
  • Record points of interest
  • Ballistics calculator
  • Inventory Management
  • Low-Power substitube for laptop for most things

It is much easier to recharge an iPad/iPod off of solar chargers than a full laptop ... which in certain levels of SHTF scenarios could be very useful.

NOTE Much like having a lighter makes starting a fire easier, doesn't mean that you should rely only on the lighter. Having alternative for the above list is critical. That said, if you did have a lighter, you'd use it wouldn't you? Same deal with a small portable network capable computer.
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The following is a partial list of my currently installed app collection and I find that they help make my day to day survival a bit easier to tend to...

From the iTunes app store:

Spyglass: AR compass, rangefinder, GPS tracker, stars, maps

Topo Maps

Google Earth

TomTom, USA, Canada, and Mexico

The Weather Channel

Convert Units

Light Signals

Key Ring

Skype

iBooks

BulletFlight

From the Cydia app store:

Five Icon Dock

Five Column Springboard

Infinifolders

My3G

My WIFI

And thanks for the animated knots app link, now I can delete some of the knot books that I keep in iBooks to free up some space.

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Best wishes,
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I use;

Survival wikihow
survival
SAS Survival guide lite
twitter(for updates on breaking news,USGS,CDC,etc...)no i dont tweet.
EMS Tracker
MedCalc
Epocrates
UMMS medical info (University Of Maryland Medical App)
WebMD
The Weather Channel
Wikipedia
Constitution
Your Rights(legal app)
KG Free(knot guide)
Translator
Convert Units
MapQuest
Google Earth
Bullet Drop
5-0 Radio (scanner)
PDF Reader lite
iformula
Army Fitness Calculator

These are all free or free versions
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SAS Survival Guide (full) was one of the first apps that I downloaded when I first became an iphone user. Thanks to this thread, I now have a few more. Thanks everyone
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