Best Emergency And Survival Apps For Android
We often hear that we have to be ready for anything. But most of the time we associate “anything” with something easy-to-handle, like a new job offer or an unforecasted spell of rain. However, all you have to do is turn on any news channel and you’ll be flooded with updates on the recent natural disasters, accidents and other unfortunate events. And while it is truly important to stay positive – that does not mean we should be stupid. Luckily, your Android phone can host more than just games and music and is able to act as a helpful guide in time of an emergency.
Here are just a few emergency apps for your Android phone, that you should consider installing.
Call To Escape
We are starting our list with a minor emergency, and yet the most common one. It has happened to all of us. From time to time, we may wind up in a place we just don’t want to be in: a bad date, a senseless meeting, a boring party or an argument that is getting out of hand. Call To Escape was created exactly for situations like these. All you have to do is set up a delay timer and press the sleep button on the top of your phone. When the timer has run out, you will get a call. How you use it will be entirely up to you: you can pretend it’s your boss or your mother and use it as an excuse to get out of the uncomfortable situation.
Emergency Panic Button
Emergency Panic Button is a must-have app for all Android users. We all think that we will never come up against a situation where we would need to even think about using something like that. But life is unpredictable and we have to take precautions. Emergency Panic Button is a simple app that will alert your friends and family should something go wrong. Similarly to an SOS button it is quick and easy to access and will give you a sense of security and being in control.
Pocket First Aid & CPR
If you have time to take a comprehensive First Aid course, we definitely advise you to do that. For most of us, though, after a short introduction at high-school and university, we leave what we have learnt behind in the hope that it will never come in handy. But, just as with the previous application, it’s better to be prepared. Pocket First Aid & CPR will offer you concise and clear instruction on what to do when something bad happens. You will also have the chance to go through common first aid procedures in your free time – so that you are always ready.
Emergency Planner Checklist
Knowing how to be prepared for an emergency is already half the job done. Emergency Planner Checklist will tell you exactly what you need to stay in control in difficult life situations, medical emergencies and natural disasters. What to do in case of hurricane? What if there is an intruder in the house? With this handy application, you will find it much easier to stay on top of your emergency planning.
SAS Survival Guide
If you head out into nature, your chances of running into something complicated get higher. Whether it is by accident or you have actually planned a survival-style weekend outdoors – you will need to know how the rules of “natural living” and be ready for the unexpected. SAS Survival Guide comes with a number of useful features, like the Morse code signaling device and a sun compass, as well as a selection of survival videos and quizzes to test you on your theory.