5 Paid Anrdoid Survival Apps That are Worth Every Penny
As a Survivalist/Prepper, you know that you must be prepared for all manner of emergency situation, man made or natural. A smart phone loaded with quality survival apps can give you the edge you need to make it through tough times.
1) SAS Survival
This app is based on the definitive guide to surviving any situation, anywhere in the world, the SAS Survival Guide. The book, written by former SAS (British Special Forces) soldier and instructor, John “Lofty” Wiseman has been converted to both Android and Apple phone apps.
- Full text of the bestselling book optimized for the iPhone and Android (over 400 pages)
- 16 videos providing invaluable survival tips from Lofty himself
- Photo galleries of Animal Tracks, Knots, Edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, sea creatures and snakes
- Morse Code signalling device
- 100+ question quiz to test if you’ve got what it takes to survive
- Survival Checklist
- Sun Compass
- Search tool to scan entire book by subject
- Extreme Climate Survival: sections on surviving Polar, Desert, Tropical, and Sea
- Comprehensive First Aid section
- Sells for $5.99 on Android and Apple
2) BackCountry Navigator TOPO GPS
This app is great for hunters, hikers, and preppers…
With this app, you can use your phone or tablet as an off road topo mapping handheld GPS and explore beyond cell coverage for hiking, recreation or survival.
Download topo maps for the US and many other countries in advance, so you won’t need cell coverage for navigation. Use storage memory for maps.
Use GPS waypoints from GPX or KML files, or enter your own coordinates using longitude/latitude, UTM, MGRS, or grid reference. Using GOTO makes a waypoint a locus for navigation.
This uses many publicly available map sources as free downloads. Some additional content available as an in app purchase:
-Accuterra Topo Map Source for $19.99/year. This can be purchased and used with or in instead of the free sources.
-Digital Globe Subscription allows offline storage of high res satellite imagery for much of the world.
– Boundary maps for 12 western states from the Bureau of Land Management(BLM) Overlay for topo maps valued by hunters.
- GMU boundaries in some states
- Lake Contours in several states.
- Content from US TrailMaps including:
- ATV, Whitewater, and Equestrian Trail Maps
- Sells for $11.99 for Android
Survival in an an urban environment could depend on police, fire, rescue and weather updates.
Listen to live audio from over 5,300 police and fire scanners, weather radios, and amateur radio repeaters from around the world (primarily in the United States and Australia, with more being added daily) on your phone.
View scanners that are located nearest you, sorted by distance.
View the top 50 scanners that have the most listeners (list updated every 5 minutes).
View list of scanners added most recently (new additions are being added all the time).
Add scanners you listen to the most to your Favorites list for quick access.
Browse the directory of scanners by location or genre (public safety, air traffic, weather, railroad, etc).
Enable notifications to be notified when lots of people (such as over 1000, for example) are listening to any scanner (indicating that something big is happening). You can also be notified when scanners located near you (or specific scanners of your choosing) have more than a certain number of listeners.
Sells for $2.99 for Android
This app is a complete package of 6 app sets for a total of 16 handy tools.
Set 1: Length, Angle, Slope, Level, Thread – Smart Ruler Pro
Set 2: Distance, Height, Width, Area – Smart Measure Pro
Set 3: Compass, Metal detector, GPS – Smart Compass Pro
Set 4: Sound level meter, Vibrometer – Sound Meter Pro
Set 5: Flashlight, Magnifier, Mirror – Smart Light Pro
Set 6: Unit – Unit Converter
Sells for $2.99 Android
Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association helps save a life in Haiti. Read the incredible story of Dan Woolley, who survived 65 hours under rubble using this application.
Updated to reflect The American Heart Association Guidelines on CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care
– 34 videos and 46 high-resolution illustrations added
– Added Search functionality
– Reorganized content to make it easier to find help in an emergency
– Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
– Adult, Child, and Infant Choking
– Redesigned user interface for ease of use
Sells for $1.99 Android
This is but a handful of useful survival apps for Preppers. If you have a suggestion on an app you use or prefer, use the comment section.