40 Survival Apps For Your Smartphone

Most of us have smartphones and, whether its a Galaxy, iPhone, or Droid, we tend to carry them wherever we go. Today’s smartphones are capable of an incredible amount of things, from figuring out the proper amount to tip to answering nearly any spontaneous question we have.

Since our phones are with us almost 100% of our time, and since they have so many features, why not look into what our smartphones can do for us in the area of survival?

This article lists 40 apps for your smartphone that can be used in survival situations, from simply getting lost in a city to some SHTF situations. Some are free, all are useful.

These specific apps are for you iPhone users, though other smartphones have very similar, if not the same, apps available. All can be used in one way or another to help you out, from small problems like combating boredom to situations like getting your GPS location.

  1. Flashlight
  2. Compass
  3. Altitude
  4. Google Maps
  5. Google Earth
  6. Distant Suns
  7. Scanner Radio
  8. SAS Survival
  9. Banking Apps
  10. Skype
  11. Survival Guide
  12. Kindle
  13. Army Survival Guide
  14. Newspapers
  15. News Channels
  16. BBC
  17. NOAA Weather
  18. MyRadar
  19. FEMA
  20. Disaster Alert
  21. MyTracks
  22. Wild Edibles
  23. First Aid by American Red Cross
  24. Military Survival GPS
  25. Knot Guide
  26. Geocaching
  27. HazMat Reference
  28. ICE
  29. Life360
  30. EveryTrail
  31. MyNature Animal Tracks
  32. Bug Out Bag Checklist
  33. Survive it!
  34. iTriage
  35. Human Anatomy Atlas
  36. Emergency Beacon
  37. MyTopo Maps
  38. Map My Walk
  39. Fishing Spots
  40. Outdoor Guide

So go check out these apps and see which ones you think are useful to you and fit your needs. Having technology work for us in this way is just one more way we may possibly stay alive or get saved.