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What iphone apps do you guys use in the backcountry--if any.

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  • What iphone apps do you guys use in the backcountry--if any.

    What iphone apps do you guys use in the backcountry--if any.

  • #2
    Dont have an iphone, not even sure what an app is.

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    • #3
      I don't know how far you go into the back-country, but I'm usually far enough out that I get an occassional signal, but not a consistant signal. I don't rely on 'technology' to get me through. I still carry 3 compasses. A lot of people claim that you should carry 2, and I highly agree with that. But, I carry 3--suppose you lose one, or one does go bad, or, you have one fall out of your pack, you leave one laying somewhere and forget it, etc. Survival skills are not based on how much technology you have, but how much knowledge you have to use what is available in your surroundings. If something were to go wrong, and cell, GPS, and iPhone services were to be taken out, or fail, you may be setting yourself up for impending doom if you rely on technology for your comfort and survival.

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      • #4
        Smart phones have many usefull applications which you can carry with you into the outdoors. That being said, however, you have to rely on non-electronic skills if things get dicey. Always carry several compasses, topo maps etc. On my Apple iphone4 it comes standard with its own aerial mapping program and compass. I have also downloaded a handful of GPS apps, which also have built in compasses. I have several survival programs, in both book and app form, which can be useful. Have even downloaded books to read if stuck somewhere.

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        • #5
          In addition to the reply below, I also have purchased backup power packs, about the size of a pack of cigarettes, to provide power to my iphone, for several days if I get stranded in the boonies. Again,though, don't depend on electronics, depend on traditional woodsman skills. Smart phones, gps, plbs, two way radios, am/fm radios are all fine and dandy, but you remember the old story about Mr. Murphy.

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          • #6
            My favorite apps for the backcountry are Google Earth, the Quiver Hunting App and OnXmaps. Perfect for mapping and tracking your hunts.

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