Offline Survival Manual

4.7
34.5K reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

This is a Survival Manual which is fully working offline (which is important to survive in a case of some extreme situation)
It contains info on how to make fire, build a shelter, find food, heal and other useful content in a case of emergency.

But it does not have to be used in emergency situations only - it can be also useful for trips to the outdoors, hiking, camping, learning about nature and yourself truly. This is not only fun, but you can also train skills (make fire, build shelter, ..) you might need in a catastrophy. Some things work best with practice in a relaxed environment - then you also have time for some experiments.

Refugees are also welcome to use this app to prepare and guide them for their dangerous journey. Although I hope we as humans come to sense and stop the wars and end climate injustice so that people do not have to flee and be afraid.

You can find the source-code on github: https://github.com/ligi/SurvivalManual
Pull requests are welcome!
If you have improvements regarding the content or want to help translate you can use the wiki: https://github.com/ligi/SurvivalManual/wiki

You will find this content:

PSYCHOLOGY
- A Look at Stress
- Natural Reactions
- Preparing Yourself

PLANNING AND KITS
- Importance of Planning
- Survival Kits

BASIC MEDICINE
- Requirements for Maintenance of Health
- Medical Emergencies
- Lifesaving Steps
- Bone and Joint Injury
- Bites and Stings
- Wounds
- Environmental Injuries
- Herbal Medicines

SHELTER
- Primary Shelter—Uniform
- Shelter Site Selection
- Types of Shelters

WATER PROCUREMENT
- Water Sources
- Still Construction
- Water Purification
- Water Filtration Devices

FIRE
- Basic Fire Principles
- Site Selection and Preparation
- Fire Material Selection
- How to Build a Fire
- How to Light a Fire

FOOD PROCUREMENT
- Animals for Food
- Traps and Snares
- Killing Devices
- Fishing Devices
- Cooking and Storage of Fish and Game

SURVIVAL USE OF PLANTS
- Edibility of Plants
- Plants for Medicine
- Miscellaneous Uses of Plants

POISONOUS PLANTS
- How Plants Poison
- All About Plants
- Rules for Avoiding Poisonous Plants
- Contact Dermatitis
- Ingestion Poisoning

DANGEROUS ANIMALS
- Insects and Arachnids
- Leeches
- Bats
- Venomous Snakes
- Snake-Free Areas
- Dangerous Lizards
- Dangers in Rivers
- Dangers in Bays and Estuaries
- Saltwater Dangers
- Other Dangerous Sea Creatures

FIELD-EXPEDIENT WEAPONS, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT
- Staffs
- Clubs
- Edged Weapons
- Other Expedient Weapons
- Cordage and Lashing
- Rucksack Construction
- Clothing and Insulation
- Cooking and Eating Utensils

DESERT
- Terrain
- Environmental Factors
- Need for Water
- Heat Casualties
- Precautions
- Desert Hazards

TROPICAL
- Tropical Weather
- Jungle Types
- Travel Through Jungle Areas
- Immediate Considerations
- Water Procurement
- Food
- Poisonous Plants

COLD WEATHER
- Cold Regions and Locations
- Windchill
- Basic Principles of Cold Weather Survival
- Hygiene
- Medical Aspects
- Cold Injuries
- Shelters
- Fire
- Water
- Food
- Travel
- Weather Signs

SEA
- The Open Sea
- Seashores

EXPEDIENT WATER CROSSING
- Rivers and Streams
- Rapids
- Rafts
- Flotation Devices
- Other Water Obstacles
- Vegetation Obstacles

FIELD-EXPEDIENT DIRECTION FINDING
- Using the Sun and Shadows
- Using the Moon
- Using the Stars
- Making Improvised Compasses
- Other Means of Determining Direction
Updated on
May 25, 2021

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Ratings and reviews

4.7
33.3K reviews
Matthew Nowak
January 1, 2024
Absolutely essential to understanding the outdoors and how to operate in them. Also helps for studying up on the military if you're looking to join. For example, looking into SERE training. It's a very small and basic app that might seem boring, but it will for sure save your life if you come into such confrontation. It highlights things from camouflage (my personal fav,) to interacting with people, tracking psychology, building fires, and giving your body what it needs. Great app, check it out.
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Ryan Carter
January 6, 2024
As others have mentioned, there are issues with some images, references, and text. This definitely needs some polish to make it a finished product. The other big oversight is the lack of a search tool. It becomes far more useful when we can find specific information quickly and reliably. These are basic requirements for an app or any similar product. That said, it's free. So I'm thankful to have it, even imperfectly.
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Semproneus meh
December 30, 2021
This manual is great! It's comprehensive without being unessisarily long, it's easy to understand, easy to navigate, and does an excellent job of presenting dangers. However it has a few techinical issues to work out yet. For example, some of the images don't actually exist, and some of the references refer to places that don't exist. A few of the diagrams are meaningless blocks of text. Overall 9/10
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What's new

- Close Navigation Drawer when back pressed

Contributions by TacoTheDank:
- drawables to the latest material designs
- Use switches instead of checkboxes in the settings
- Decrease APK size