What bush craft apps would you want?

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  1. 8thsinner

    8thsinner Guide Bushclass I

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    There have been several bushcraft apps threads covering both android and apple and my own android has seen some of the suggestions. But what apps are missing, and what would you be willing to pay for.

    For me, I want a GOOD edible plants world guide, with parameters to filter by several means from country, soil, etc with recipes on how to use without a kitchen...
     
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    some sort guide to trees. That's one area where I'm seriously lacking. I used to ba able to walk through the woods and name what tree was what. But life leached the info out of me.
     
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    anything like a peterson's reference guide... edible/medicinal plants, shrubs, trees, birds, reptiles, mammals/tracks, astronomy, animal sounds, etc.

    (i say animal sounds because a friend of mine called a buck in once on an app on his blackberry.)
     
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    www.animatedknots.com has a free app, too. That and a 3' length of paracord coiled in your pocket is a great way to while away a few minutes or hours that would otherwise be wasted. Waiting in an airport or somewhere else where you have time to relax and to learn something constructive at the same time turns into time well spent!
     
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    How did you get it for free?
     
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    I used to have a little app that was on a 1.44 floppy (remember those?) that converted Lat/long to MGRS and MGRS to Lat/Long. Handy for map and GPS reference. I have no idea where that floopy is now.
     
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    Agreed with a detailed and varied edible plants app.
     
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    This app looks just like knot guide by wink-pass creations.
    Can't remember what I paid for the full version of this app but it is fantastic and has the same step by step pics.


    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...sMSwxLDEwOSwiY29tLndpbmtwYXNzLmtub3RndWlkZSJd
     
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    There's an app for wild edible plants by Steve Wildman Brill. It's an OK app I use for around town to learn plants that I come across with out having to carry a book around.
     
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    I want a app for this forum
     
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    Count me as a +1
     
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    I second that, I thought the same thing a few months ago, even looked it up.
     
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    I'm a technology guy but, to be truthful, bushcrafting is the way I escape from work (internet software and mobile technology). The only thing I use a phone for is to text my son when he's in another location on our leased land. I would rather bring a book of edible plants and trees. (and a Kephart and/or GW Sears book too)

    -Swamperdog
     
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    I have to agree however I like having my app from virginia tech when I am just around town or things if that nature really helps me keep up with doing something in my day to day.
     
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    I have a jail broken ipod touch and have all the Petersons guide for free, including all the animal, plant, tree, birds, etc. Pretty cool stuff but in all honesty, the novelty wore off quick. I thought I would use it in the field but rarely did. I bet I haven't looked at them in a year. I guess if I was in an entirely different area then what I'm used to it would be different, but on a regular bushcraft basis I don't use them.
     
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    When I am out in the woods I try to enjoy nature and the simple things.
    (I still carry a phone, but it's only for just in case.)
     
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    Me, too! Leave all that other crap (video games, TVs, radios, computers, etc., etc.) at home.
     

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