Emergencies & Survival – There’s an App for That

Emergency & Survival Apps for your Phone & e-devices that could save your life   |   Mom with a Prep

Emergency & Survival on your phone: there’s an app for that.

For those of you with the phones and tablets that can use them, here is a list of great emergency and / or survival/preparedness apps that can be heplful! You’ll need to check each to see the compatibility with your iOS or Android device. If you know of a great app that you’ve used, leave it in the comments and we’ll add it to the list!

General Emergency

Red Cross First Aid App

Flashlight App – because just a glow-screen might not be enough.

Worldwide Disaster Alert

Disaster Readiness Guide

Severe Weather Apps

Red Cross Torando Alert

My Warn – Severe weather alert app

Weather Channel App

Hurricane App from NOAA


Survival Pocket Reference

SAS Survival App android
SAS Survival App iPhone


NavFree – free navigation program

Google Earth

Spyglass – advanced compass and GPS nav app for iPhone and iPad

Compass App for Android
Compass App for iPhone


Packing List (android)
Packing List (iphone)



Mushroom ID

The Forager’s Apprentice

Language Translation

Animated Knot Tying by Grog

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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