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S&P related apps?

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by emt1581, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I have yet to take the plunge with buying a smartphone but I'm curious if there are any S&P related apps out there?

    Thanks

    -Emt1581
     
  2. mrmedina

    mrmedina NRA Member

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    android store,

    u.s.army survival guide.............
     

  3. Almost S&P related:
    Surefire Shot Timmer
     
  4. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Yes, surviving New York City traffic.
     
  5. racerford

    racerford

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    Apple iOS:
    WebMD
    SAS Surviva lGuide
    iTriage
    Shelter View (Red Cross)
    Disaster Radar
    WikiHow: Howto and DIY Survival Kit
    World Factbook (CIA)
    iCHL
    ELERTS
    HazRef
    Survival Guide (SusaSoftX)
    Prep&Pantry
    SpyGlass
    Survival Feeds
    Ohub Campfire (gets you to GlockTalk mobile)


    Plus a PDF reader, Navigation Apps some specific to walking, many others that I have not tried. Some are crap, some not. I looked at the free ones first. There are some that cost money, that are worth it.

    Something to consider. It is easy to get iTunes gift cards from others and raise no suspicion that you are doing anything for preps. If you told someone you would like the SAS Survival Guide they might raise an eyebrow. Ask for an iTunes card and it very normal. Whnen they ask what you got you can say music or some entertainment apps and they are satified with the answer.
     
  6. quake

    quake Millennium Member

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    Basic gps & compass functions are good ones to get activated.
     
  7. bdcochran

    bdcochran

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    Good question EMT
     
  8. cowboy1964

    cowboy1964

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    PDF documents are the most useful to me so far, beyond the built in apps of course like GPS. And they'll work even when the network is down. At worst you just have to find a way to keep the battery going.
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2012
  9. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Speaking of the battery...off topic here but I think it'd be nice to have an Otter Box or some other cover with a solar panel build in with a small one or two inch plug that could go from the cover to the phone. Need a charge? Just flip it over and set it on a window ledge...

    -Emt1581
     
  10. Deputydave

    Deputydave Millennium Member

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    An important note, you can of course download these PDF's to your computer for future reference. If you have an e-reader like a Nook or Kindle (or others) you can put them on there to take with you anywhere, including an emergency situation.

    What I've done is download Calibre

    You can use Calibre to find all sorts of e-books for free download. You can also place PDF's, like the above manuals, and convert them using Calibre to EPUB (or whatever your e-reader format is using)and then put them on your e-reader.

    My Nook can last up to 3 months on a full charge. I've read for 5 or more hours per day for weeks before having to recharge so it is a good reference tool to have along for camping or for emergencies.
     
  11. Already done. I have one that my buddy gave me that his father got for free and did not want. I think it is made by Brunton/Bruton not sure of the spelling. It fits my iphone like an oversized battery. I can still read the face of the phone and just turn it over when not using it so the panel can soak up the sun.