In this modern technological world , our lives have become more stressful . Though technology simplifies our lives in many ways, there are also many side effects to it as well , such as : depression, low appetite, hair loss etc. Some people are adventure enthusiasts and take life to the limit with challenges such as: hiking, climbing, river rafting, tracking,etc.
However there are times when one may find themselves in difficult situations during such adventurous undertakings, therefore iphone which is a most popular and famous phone amongst every generation, has not missed the pulse of such a thrill seeking generation, and has managed to integrate survival tools, which can save one’s life into their iPhone.
Here at STG we also try to keep our finger on the pulse of Technology and what’s new on the market for our users.
Thus, we tested and sorted out several iphone applications and found these 16 iphone applications which will enable and increase your chances of survival should one find themselves trapped in a dangerous or life threatening situation and can save your life. An iPhone can be used as compass or a survival kit, flash light, even a navigation tool which will help one find their way should they become lost in unknown terrain.
1. Bryce Canyon National Park World Travel
Bryce Canyon provides full size offline maps, travel information, and covers 1000+ major cities in the world. It includes locate me indicator which provide the location based navigation and general information related to destination, history geography, climate etc. The main attribute of this app is even if users are offline still they can access all the information related to the travel.
2. Scenic Map Grand Canyon
Scenic Map provides the fully offline maps and it’s a best solution for those areas who have lack of good internet speed or provides 2G network. This app is pretty useful in the wilderness areas where an internet connection is a big problem. It provides these features works in any orientation, full screen map display, custom rendering style, provides seven level zoom etc.
3. Knot Guide: Climbing
A right knot can save your life, that’s why Knot guide assists you users how to tie a neat and clean knot in different situations such as general, boating, mountaineering, fishing and scouting. It includes clear photographs to step through tying 11 most common general knots for every situation. It includes step by step visual procedure to tie a knot.
4. The Weather Channel
Weather is probably the first thing which you want to know if you got stuck in some difficult situation. Weather channel provides all type of weather reports including interactive maps with animated radar, weather alerts for your locations, videos of breaking news and weather coverage and lots more.
5. Compass Professional
The most useful application if you lost in jungle or you lost your path, Users can operate compass pro in two ways one is magnetometer mode which just appears as a real compass and shows real time device orientation to magnetic field. On another hand if you can’t read or you don’t know how to use compass, compass pro also provides Gps mode which shows current movement and direction of user.
6. Elevation Pro
Elevation provides USGS elevation to users finger tips, you can get any place elevation by simply touching the location on the map, it also displays date in feet and meters so that users can easily understand the elevation of particular place. It comes with Google Maps, Twitter Sharing and many more.
Trekometer another great application which allows user to know their current locations even they are offline or when signals are weak or unavailable, Trekometer is best application for those users who usually does foot travel.
8. Army Survival
The hiking and outdoor enthusiast should carry the Army Survival in their iphones. App contains all the survival arts which U.S Army knows and they train their soldiers. This guide includes 1400 pages and provides the techniques of basic survival, evasion, first aid and recovery information. It includes so many survival tips such as shelters, water procurement, food procurement, dangerous animals, snake, lizard survival, desert survival and many more.
9. My Nature Animal Tracks
My Nature Animal Tracks helps users to track and identify the type ( breed ) of particular animals through imprint detection. Which helps you to survive from the wild animals; it includes a database with 7 searchable track categories and 5 searchable categories for scat.
10. My Nature Tree Guide
Jungles or deeply forested regions are heavy laden with various types of venomous plants; My Nature Tree Guide is a complete app which enables the user in identifying over 190 trees with leaves or needles from Maine to California as well the Canadian Provinces with simple touch screen action. It also provides two searchable databases for leaf and needle identification, search by query to identify particular types of trees, illustrated images of leaves and needles, range maps for tree locations and many more.
11. SAS Survival
SAS survival is one of the best survival guide which will get you out from any situation, anywhere in the world. SAS survival guide is written by former SAS soldier and instructor, John “Lofy” Wiseman, this application includes sun compass, search tool to scan entire book by subject, first aid, photo galleries of edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, morse code signaling device and many more.
12. Bug Spray
Bug spray helps you to repelling the insects; this application emits high frequency tones so that insects can repel. These high frequency tones are above the hearing of most of the people, so don’t be alarmed if you can’t hear the tones. You can see that the high frequency tones are playing by observing the sound meter when the app is active.
This application has three different modes, you can switch to any mode, it includes a beep feature which plays after every single mint which indicates that app is working.
13. First Aid White Cross
Getting proper and immediate medical attention in an emergency can mean the call between life and death in accidental instances, First aid White Cross provides one with immediate first aid facilities if they become injured, it includes many features which can prove beneficial within one’s life or the rescue of friends as well. First Aid White Cross includes features such as personal protection, rescuing causalities, check meter for vital signs, recovery position, wounds and several others as well.
14. Emergency Radio
Emergency radio is most essential applications which every iphone travel enthusiast should have; if it is emergency you can connect to any department via radio and call them for help. This app offers extensive database of live police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, train, NOAA weather, coast guard and other frequencies. Users can tune in to everything from Los Angeles Police Department to New York Department.
15. Wiki How
Another free but most useful application from which users can learn how to escape from most difficult situations such as wilderness life, how to build a fire or find north without a compass, treating burns and bleeding, how to survive from a riot, how to escape from a bear and many more.
16. Coleman Lantern
When camping in the great outdoors one finds themselves at the mercy of nature and lack of home comforts such as: electricity and ‘ lights ‘ . Stranded in densely forested areas without being able to find ones way in the dark can prove to be dangerous. The Coleman Lantern can help out in this respect, with its 10 different lanterns that will fill your campsite with bright white light. It enables one to adjust the brightness (amount of light) according to their needs, this application is pretty useful when attempting to find things in any dimly lit environment or during an electrical power shortage or ….even in a Jungle.