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Offline Remington

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iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« on: July 19, 2009, 09:07:38 PM »
I found a book in the iStore called "iSurvive". It looks like it's just a digital version of an old Army manual, but it is free, so worth checking out!

Look for it in the references section.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 01:32:27 PM »
Thanks, downloading now - will report back :)

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 08:37:28 PM »
Very sweet!  Thanks for sharing.  I just down loaded it as well and will report back!

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2009, 10:22:36 AM »
The WikiHow iPhone app also has a 'Survival Kit' section with topics such as administering CPR, building a fire, make water, deliver a baby, etc.  Very detailed with graphics, videos, and web links.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 01:35:22 PM »
2012 Movie - FREE app that tests your survival skills.  Good way to test your knowledge. I don't really agree with the whole 2012 scenario, but the game is good at testing your skills.

Survival Pocket Reference - 99 cents

iFirstAid - Two different versions, both are FREE

wikiHow Survival Kit - FREE

Navy SEAL Fitness - 99 cents

Army First Aid - 99 cents

iSTRONG - 99 cents

SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS - 99 cents

If you know of any other good apps, please let the group know...

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 01:44:43 PM »
Don't forget the most important iPhone/iPod Touch addition - The Survival Podcast icon shortcut......

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=7481.0

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009, 02:47:38 PM »
Maybe this belongs in the fitness and martial arts section but the iPhone has an app that counts you calories, consumed, fat grams, salt intake, proteins, carbs, the entire nutritional output of the foods you eat. Simply look in-the database of foods you will eat, put in the serving size and it calculates for you. I do not know what it is called but it is an awesome tool.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 06:51:15 AM »
Don't forget a shielded case to protect it from an EMP.



I just keep it under my tinfoil hat.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2009, 07:29:21 AM »
Did you guys see the free surefire shot timer app?  I thought it was cool.  I downloaded it even tho I don't have an iphone.  would love to know if it works.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2009, 02:48:17 PM »
Thank you for the list.  I am downloading some of those right now. 

How about Metal Quotes?
http://www.iappphone.com/apps/298571660/metal-quotes/

I use it to keep track of spot prices.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2009, 10:40:55 PM »
Emergency Radio is a useful app for listening to the happenings in the big cities. Works good as long as the comms are still working.

Radar Scope gives you a really useful radar app that has very up to date radar images. Nice to know when that storm is bearing down on you.

Kitco app for all the metal prices.

Air Sharing Pro allows me to save webpages (on my laptop) and transfer them to the iphone via wireless. This is great feature when you are in areas where there is no wifi/edge/3g but want webpages you can access. I like to download websites that deal with edible plants so when I go intr noteso the wild I know what I am looking for. Many other uses as well.

GPS Notes is an app that uses your location. You type up your notes at a certain location and they will POP up when you are back in the area. I love this app!



Weather Alert is a great app that gives you push notiification of weather alerts for your home area. Very Handy!

Terraphone is a treasue trove of geology info. Neat to know what minerals are are in your area. Pricey though!



Topo Maps is expensive as well, but once you downlaod the app, you can download quads for the entire US, if you wish, for no additional charge. I have my region downloaded (the areas I frequent) so nice to have those maps with me at all times. I also like that the MAPS are on the phone once your download them, so no wireless connection is needed... but you need to download the maps where you will be ahead of time! Worth every penny!

Love me some iPhone apps  ;)

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2009, 07:55:58 AM »
Few that I like: Health Info (free), for prep shopping Cyclops, Snaptell, Price Check, Bolt & Nut (free at least when I got it) and last but not least Chipotle!

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2009, 03:13:49 AM »
The best app for everyday has to be the public restroom finder.

Can be very useful.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2009, 10:01:43 AM »
Here are some more iPhone apps, from the survival-spot.com blog.

http://www.survival-spot.com/survival-blog/11-iphone-apps-that-could-save-your-life/

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2009, 10:26:56 AM »
The iPhone is a handy place to consolidate data. It won't do you a damn bit of good if it is out of power. A solar-iPhone charger would allow you to have access to whatever data is on your phone, regardless of whether the network is up/down/overloaded.

A quick google search turned up this: http://www.iphoneworld.ca/news/2009/01/22/solar-arcadia-iphone-solar-charger/

Although I'm sure there are others.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2009, 11:41:57 AM »
A couple of months ago we had a power outage.
My wife's IPhone was low on juice.

Plugged it in to the old inverter/power pack/ car jumper unit I have, she was good to go.

It's not one of those light weight packs. This one has a separate inverted that's been attached to the unit and has a lot of juice.
I have another one that is just plain useless unless it is fully charged, and that lasts only so long.


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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2009, 11:44:29 AM »
However you manage to recharge it, it is a useful mini-computer even if it is useless as a phone.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2009, 12:05:08 PM »
And when the power goes dead, it can make a good projectile.
Although this may void the warranty so be careful.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2009, 12:28:39 PM »
Although this may void the warranty so be careful.

No its cool, I have applecare.  :)

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2009, 09:57:04 AM »
I only download free ones so, all of these are free

Wootwatch – links to woot.com and has their daily deals

Translator

Free wi-fi – free wi-fi finder

Allrecipes – awesome source for recipes

Twc – the weather channel

Speller – spell check

Compass – use your phone and the sun to find North

KJV Bibile – a free audio version of King James Bible

USA Today – free news

Rulerplus – use the iphone to measure small objects

World traffic – kind of scary, but you can look at traffic cameras on your phone (I pass 180 cameras on my way to work alone)

Alarm free – press a button or drop your phone and an ear piercing alarm goes off.  Good for women walking to the car in a dark parking lot or men for that matter

Aaa discounts – find which hotels near you offer AAA discounts

Aroundme – this uses your gps to find useful stores near you like hotels, gas stations, supermarkets, restaurants and stuff

Dictionary – free dictionary from dictionary.com

Trafficinfo – free traffic reports

Trapster – lets you know where speed traps are

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2009, 09:45:08 PM »
W00t!

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2009, 12:39:02 AM »
I've used a mind mapping software called iBlueSky to help me organize my thoughts about threats, next steps, etc.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2009, 06:12:07 PM »
The WikiHow iPhone app also has a 'Survival Kit' section with topics such as administering CPR, building a fire, make water, deliver a baby, etc.  Very detailed with graphics, videos, and web links.
Sadly Wikihow required iPhone OS 3.1,.. which will break tethering,..  (last check anyway). 

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #23 on: October 08, 2009, 07:25:26 PM »
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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2009, 09:01:43 AM »
I picked up two apps before going to the range

http://ballistic.zdziarski.com/

Full ballistics calculator :) and mildot computer

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2009, 11:09:20 AM »
I added the app called Jibbigo which translates Spanish to English and vice versa. It is all on the iPhone so no wifi connection needed! Runs $25 on the app store, bit worth it IMHO!

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2010, 05:10:01 PM »
Figured I'd post a few apps that I have that I find useful and give y'all the opportunity to post some that you may find useful as well.

Heck, post an app that you'd like to see and maybe we'll get lucky enough to have someone create it for us!

Ballistic
http://ballistic.zdziarski.com/ 
This is a ballistics calculator.  The developer is constantly providing updates to this, adding new features, new bullets, etc.  Has ability to add custom loads.

Knot Guide
http://www.winkpass.com/knotguide.html
Exactly what it sounds like.  Find a knot in their database and it will give you step-by-step photo instructions on how to tie the knot, the knot's uses and limitations, etc.

C25K
http://blog.c25kapp.com/
The app that helps those on the Couch to 5K program.  Hard to run from the zombies if you can't run, right?  Automatically times you and lets you know when to run, walk, etc. while you go through the different stages.  Plays your music (or maybe your favorite podcast) while you exercise.


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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2010, 01:26:54 PM »
Got this off of a local scanner mailing list:

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My neice has a new I-phone.  SHe downladed an ap that allowes her to listen to most any public service system - even trunked systems!  Kinda cool!

I don't know any more than that.  I don't think the iPhone can receive these frequencies directly so I assume this is for listening to scanners that are streaming via the Internet.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2010, 02:20:24 PM »
The Blackberry gets no love.

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Re: iPhone and it's apps as an EDC survival tool
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2010, 08:59:32 PM »
For those that may be thinking, "Iphone?!?  That's no good when the TSHTF!!  What kind of crap is this Browncoat guy smoking??"

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/24/haiti.survivor.phone.app/index.html?hpt=T2

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Alone in the darkness beneath layers of rubble, Dan Woolley felt blood streaming from his head and leg.

Then he remembered -- he had an app for that.

Woolley, an aid worker, husband, and father of two boys, followed instructions on his cell phone to survive the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

"I had an app that had pre-downloaded all this information about treating wounds. So I looked up excessive bleeding and I looked up compound fracture," Woolley told CNN.

The application on his iPhone is filled with information about first aid and CPR from the American Heart Association. "So I knew I wasn't making mistakes," Woolley said. "That gave me confidence to treat my wounds properly."