In the past we covered the must have hiking apps to help you plan your trip and make the most of the hiking trail you take on. In this blog, we are going a little more in depth and getting a little bit more specific, by taking a look at some of the world’s best survival apps.

Hiking in Mpumalanga is incredibly safe. Let’s just get this out of the way before you think that you need to be concerned about safety because we are talking about survival apps. But although the routes are safe, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t educate yourself on how to survive in the wild should you get lost or hurt while out on a trail.

Survival apps are a great improvement on survival books and TV shows, because you can take the app with you wherever you go. With an app, you don’t have to study and memorise tips and advice, and this should give you some peace of mind because you won’t run the risk of forgetting anything important, should the worst happen.

At Bermanzi, we are all about safety first and when you choose to take on our hiking trails in Mpumalanga, we will keep an eye out for you, so even if you do get lost, you will always have someone to come and get you. But if you are taking on a more remote and complicated hiking adventure, you can think about downloading and learning from some of these apps.

Our Choice of Survival Apps

Before we give you a summary of the apps, keep one thing in mind. Many apps cater for the American market, and they will include specific information about American terrain and rescue agencies. Always do your research when you are looking at an app to download.

  1. Cures A – Z

This app is very cool and you don’t even need to download it just for survival purposes. With Cures A – Z you can learn all about interesting natural and home remedies, and find really helpful information about treating minor issues.

  1. SAS Survival

What is amazing about this app is not just that it is packed full of information that has been created and shared by best (the British SAS), but it is able to work offline. This guide will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about survival, including how to build a shelter, how to find and purify water, how to defend yourself, and so much more.

  1. Google Drive

Everyone who has a Google account will have a Google Drive, which is Cloud storage that you can take with you wherever you go. Why is this an essential survival app? Because you can use it to upload things like a copy of your ID book, your bank cards, your passport, and other information that you might need but which you might not want to bring along the originals of.

  1. Edible Plants

Food is essential, so it makes sense that if you need to survive in the wild, you will need to have access to a list of plants that are safe to eat. And even if it is not for survival purposes, it is fun learning more about nature.

  1. Compass and Walkie Talkie Apps

You can get all sorts of compass apps and apps which allow your phone to function like a two way radio. Both of these sorts of apps are fantastic to have, might just come in handy should you get lost.