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Emergency Preparedness/Survival Apps You Need to Have

by Shawn Barrington 02 Jan 2024

Living in a world surrounded by technology definitely has a lot of positives. Even though if a disaster were to strike, power lines and internet access could be very limited, That is why we suggest to get a head start and be prepared ahead of time more better than ever. Here in this article we will provide you our top emergency preparedness and survival apps. Lets get into it!

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1. Smart Compass

An excellent and easy-to-use compass for any survivalist, camper or hiker that doesn’t want to constantly gaze down at his compass.

All you have to do is hold your smart phone up to the horizon while the real-time video from your camera is overlaid with a compass heading to give you a landmark to walk to without having to constantly re-check your orientation.

*a compass is already automatically downloaded if you are an apple user but you can download the 'smart compass' app from the google play store!* 

SAS Survival Guide: Want to Stay Alive on the Edge?2. SAS Survival Guide

The SAS Survival Guide app very well could be the best and only app you would ever need while it covers everything from making fires and camps to foraging and surviving even in the most extreme of conditions with thoroughly written and detailed instructions and tutorials.

This app also includes a number of tools such as the text-to-morse encoder and a sun compass. Practice makes perfect. The SAS Survival Guide app includes video, photo galleries and a 100+ question quiz to keep you on your toes with your survival skills.

*this app is available on the ios and google play store* Knots 3D: Appstore for Android

3. Knots 3D

If you haven’t already started learning your basic survival knots, you can begin now or refine and practice your skills with the Knots 3D app.

This app will teach you how to make any kind of knot with step-by-step 3D instructions. Learn about which knots are good for alternate situations as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

*this app is available on the ios and google play store*

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4. Google Drive

What are you without a copy of your passport, ID, social security card, escape routes and important documents?

Keep everything backed up and safe with a document safekeeping app like Google Drive. You can keep the hard copies safe and tucked away, but as well have access to everything safely and securely to use at any point in time with Google Drive.

*this app is available on the ios and google play store*

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5. Weatherbug

This app will keep you up to date in real-time for your local weather.

Weatherbug an essential app for power outages due to natural disasters and more. It’s complete with push notification alerts, real-time data and interactive maps.

*this app is available on the ios and google play store*

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6. MotionX GPS

Named by to be one of the best outdoor apps, MotionX GPS allows you to download topographical maps worldwide.

This is an excellent tool which saves you from having to rely on cell connectivity and service to access a map, especially when you need it most.

MotionX also allows you to track your trek so that if you were to ever get lost in the woods or outdoors, you’ll be able to see on the app where you came from and re-route back to your basecamp or previous location.

*this app is available on the ios and google play store*

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7. Army Survival Guide

This app comes straight out of the army’s manuals which includes things like avoiding enemy captivity and fighting off rabid animals.

However, the Army Survival Guide app is also extremely useful for other situations as it shows you survival techniques such as constructing a makeshift shelter in terrible conditions, killing and dressing your next game kill, making your own soap and more.

*this app is available on the ios and google play store* MyNature Animal Tracks: Appstore for Android

8. MyNature Animal Tracks

There are a number of tracking apps that can be extremely helpful when trying to identify tracks and types of animals that are in your current area of location.

MyNature Animal Tracks app is by far the most comprehensive animal tracking app out there. It’s compiled with a database for front and hind animal feet, track/gait patterns, scat identification, animal calls, range maps and more.

*this app is available on the ios and google play store*

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9. Ultimate Survival Manual

This app not only comes with Google Maps GPS built into it, but as well holds a weather lookup feature as well as a ton of beta throughout its survival guide for any survival situation you could possibly think of.

Its all-weather conditions survival guide gives you the info and skills on how to survive in any environment whether it be a desert, heavy-forested area, wintery conditions and more.

*this app is available on ios*


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