I downloaded it onto my phone to see how it works and it appears that it’s basically an app that displays an eBook on your smartphone. When I went to download it, I saw a screen that said that it has already been downloaded 500,000+ times and the current rating as of the time that this article was written was 4.3 out of 5 stars. So far 1,265 users have reviewed it.
It’s free to download but there is a little bar at the bottom of your screen that displays advertisements. I don’t find this too annoying but if you can’t tolerate the ads, you can buy a version called “Survival Guide Pro” and it will only set you back $1.91.
You can view the application in either portrait or landscape mode on your device and you can pinch to zoom if you want the words to be larger or you want to see a closeup of an illustration.
I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet so I can’t tell you much about it other than the app developer claims that “Survival Guide is completely based on the U.S. Military Survival Manual FM 21-76.” The eBook in this app covers a wide variety of topics ranging from the “Psychology of Survival” to “Signaling Techniques”.
I’ll be sure and pop back in and let you know what I thought of the information that is provided in this app after I read it. I’m anxious to read it because it looks like it has some good information in it.
Don’t Forget To Store Hard Copy Survival Manuals
One thing I would like to point out is that while this app may provide some survival tips that are handy to access on your phone, it shouldn’t be an alternative to keeping real hard copy survival field manuals on hand. While it’s convenient to have the information available on a smartphone, electronic devices could always fail and if your battery dies and you don’t have any way of recharging it, you might end up wishing that you had access to some printed hard copy books to refer to in an emergency.
If you would like to download it onto your own phone, you can simply launch Google Play on your phone and type “Survival Guide” into the search box. The app was designed by SusaSoftX and it’s in the Books and Reference section.