3 Must-Have Apps for the Avid Thrill Seeker
With so many options to choose from when it comes to finding new things to do, pinpointing your next activity — and, not to mention, preparing for it adequately — can be somewhat of a challenge. For the avid thrill seeker, finding something “fun” to do can often be an even more challenging feat. Fortunately, the wonderful world of apps has opened up the way to not only discover new adventures — wherever the road of life may take you, but also to make sure all your ducks are in a line before diving into the activity head-first. Check out these awesome, must-have apps that could definitely come in handy during your next adventure!
If exploring the wide-open desert, or other terrain, is what tickles your fancy most, then SnakeBite911 could actually wind up saving your life — heavens forbid worse ever comes to worse while you’re out on the prowl. This FREE iOS app, which is currently available in beta form on Android, as well, provides you with a comprehensive database of all known snakes — so you can browse and verify the bite you’re dealing with, on the off chance you and up being bitten by one of these slithering critters. To that end, the app provides users with extensive details about the snakes, themselves, as well as what to do (and NOT do) in the event that you’ve been bitten. You’ll also be able to quickly locate the closest snake bite treatment center currently providing anti-venom for the particular snake bite you’re dealing with.
Although the app may seem like it would only cater to a certain group of people, realistically speaking, for anyone who hikes, bikes, mountain climbs, or participates in essentially any outdoor activity, SnakeBite911 is a great app to have installed on your device — just in case!
2. SAS Survival Guide
Based on the paperback book boasting the same name, SAS Survival Guide for iOS and Android is a digitized, app-based, interactive version of all the life-saving survival tactics the book has to offer. No matter what situation you find yourself in, SAS Survival Skills provides a wealth of “top-notch survival skills” meant to benefit anyone in need.
Among the many useful tips, this $5.99 survival guide provides you with a myriad of first-aid techniques, practices, and step-by-step procedures. Quickly browse and access a litany of survival checklists, a convenient compass utility, as well as an extensive photo gallery of all poisonous, edible plants that you might wind up coming into contact with — and much, much more. If you love the great outdoors, then SAS Survival Guide is the perfect companion app to have on your device.
3. Paddle Ready
Created exclusively by the American Canoeing Association (ACA), for those who enjoy life out on the water, Paddle Ready is your one-stop shop for finding out about all you need to know when planning your next big splash!
This free app for iOS and Android offers up a myriad of important safety and pre-activity checklists, advice on how to find the best gear, local water levels, surf and tide forecasts, and so much more. If you love to Kayak, surf, go whitewater rafting, snorkeling, paddle boarding, canoeing, or essentially any other activity that takes place on, or in, the water, then ACA’s Paddle Ready is a useful tool to have on hand at all times!