7 Offline Android Apps for Surviving Outdoor Adventures

MakeUseOf | 4/19/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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A key part of any trip planning routine is preparing your smartphone. That means installing travel apps, getting offline entertainment ready for the flight, and keeping everything backed up.

But what if you’re headed to a place where there’s no connectivity at all, like an outdoor excursion? Can your smartphone play the role of a dependable companion even there?

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As it turns out, yes. With the right apps, you can turn your smartphone into a survival kit. Here are the Android apps you need for your next outdoor adventure.

This app’s name speaks for itself. Offline Survival Manual brings an elaborate outdoor surviving guide to your phone. It houses handbooks and articles on a multitude of topics, all available without an internet connection.

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You can learn how to start a fire without any modern tools, which plants to avoid eating, what essential items to carry, and much more. Of course, if you come across another troubling situation, you can simply search; chances are the app has something for you.

Offline Survival Manual also displays infographics and images for a few sections to make it easier for you to follow. Plus, if you don’t want to risk your phone’s battery running out, the app has an option to print info. Speaking of which, you might consider a rugged outdoor phone if you plan to adventure regularly.

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For people who often embark on hiking and biking trips, ViewRanger is a must-have. The app lets you explore hundreds of routes curated by its users and experts. And once you’ve decided which trail to follow, you can simply download it for offline use.

In addition, ViewRanger has a nifty augmented reality mode through which you can identify sights like mountains and their peaks. Along with coordinates, ViewRanger offers route guides for understanding a particular listing’s intricate details.


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