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TGIF ~ Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software ~

Postby Knuckle » Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:01 am

Denobs Suggestion earlier for many was to install ...

- Preppers Podcast: which has many discussion on aspects of a prepper tactics. This in fact is what set me to start this thread as it is something you can listen to while working , driving, etc. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/prepper ... radio-feed

Since I have an Android phone, my suggestions will be pretty much for Android.
What you do is go to Play Store and under search, type in the name of that program you'd like and simply install it.


- Fing: Rating: 5/5 Price: free https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... fing&hl=en
This program shows you all the electronics accessing your home's network. What you do is read the item's identifier which usually gives you an idea as to what it is. Upon exact determination, you give it a Title you will immediately know such as Mom's tablet, Dad's cell, etc. Therefore when internet is slow or your suspicious that someone may be tapping into your hub, this is how you will know for sure.

Clueful: Rating: 5/5 Price: free https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... eful&hl=en
This program will tell you what access each program has on your cell and warn you if there is a danger of it sharing your data. It is incredibly well written as it even rates your privacy score.


Compass Rating: 4/5 Price: free https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... pass&hl=en
it's a compass and it works. Handy where I live anyways and Ive checked it against real good compasses. Uses GPS signal

Animated Knots Rating 5/5 Price:
free http://www.animatedknots.com/android.php
clear , concise step by step pics to show you how to tie many kinds of knots

PDF Maps: Rating: 3/5 Price: free http://www.pdf-maps.com/
You can read maps offline. The detail is low but still useable. What I use it for most is to obtain GPS coordinates for a specific location without having to go there. I suggest to still load it until something better comes along.

Maps With Me Pro Rating: 3/5 Price: free http://globalapk.com/android-apps/472-m ... -v262.html
I use this to create maps that I can view offline later or send to others. The detail is low but still useable. I create maps of areas I am around so I have them with me in case I get mixed up while boating or hiking. My area is like a maze with all the lakes, marshland otherwise solid forest.

BackCountry Navigator Rating: 3/5 Price: free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIgtU42lAyg
I use this as it works with GPS for obtaining overall bearings. Slow in response but tolerable.. have to often wait for proper reading and I wouldn't bet my life on it just yet.

more to add later.....
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Re: Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software

Postby Goldie » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Good article Knuckle ... I like FREE :D
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Re: Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software

Postby Knuckle » Tue Nov 18, 2014 6:20 am


There are ways to cruise the web securely so that you don't leave footprints for others to follow. This may sound like something not required but many people have been able to contact family without surrendering their present location due to injustices of their government over basic freedoms of speech. They have been able to keep in touch using some of the following programs.

Orbot: This android app was written by Tor Projects. TOR is short for The Onion Skin. This describes the layers that a person would have to peel away to follow a signal thru their software. The problem with bouncing a signal around is that your access times will be slow using this method. You need this first though before you can run Orweb which is the browser. https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... roid&hl=en

Orweb: the browser to cruise the web with and requires Orbot be installed first. https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... wser&hl=en

Anonymous Browser: Bypass internet filters and surf anonymously with our SSL secured web proxy service. http://www.appszoom.com/android_applica ... st_referer

Chat Secure: unlimited, encrypted, private, secure messaging with your friends over Facebook Chat, Google Talk & more! Works with Android, Linux, iPhone, Mac or PC https://guardianproject.info/apps/chatsecure/

Cipher Tools: Choose from 17 cipher codes to communicate with friends. Even more secure than encryption alone. You type a message, code it and paste into your chat program. You must manually copy the message received and paste it into the program to have it then decoded. Slow but strong encryption. https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... pher&hl=en

I did not include ratings on any of the above as I don't know how good any of these are in reality. The concept is to load them and keep them handy as a means of communications if the need is great for security. You never know when you could use such as this and who'd want to go looking when your in a pinch? TOR is renowned in the computer world so it does do what it claims. How prepared do you want to be?
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Re: Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software

Postby Knuckle » Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:55 am

More Communications:

Easy Tether: Rating: 4/5 connect your cell to your PC with Windows, OSX, Linux or Android. No fees and no root. https://kickass.so/easy-tether-v1-1-7-f ... 80416.html

Open Signal:
Rating: 5/5 for you city folk... map your cell coverage, find WiFi Hotspots, see signal strength, locate towers,compass points signal direction https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... gnal&hl=en

I also went back and placed links in the previous listings so that you could view them here to better determine if you like it.
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Re: TGIF ~ Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software ~

Postby Knuckle » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:26 pm

Figured I should also post these programs which I'd earlier mentioned in the psychology 101 thread here too.

Kevin Mitnick (USA's greatest hacker) mentions that there are cell phone programs that will help you protect yourself.

RedPhone for Androids: Seems this program automatically scrabbles and unscrambles your voice transmissions. There is an obvious 1-2 second delay between sentences so expect this and note that both cellphones must have the program installed for it to work securely. It presently has some issues on a few less popular models but appears to be the best in it's class so far.

Silent for iPhone:Does the same as Androids version but is said to be more stable as there are less models to write code for.

Kevin also stated to never trust landlines when privacy is paramount. This mention was most surprising but obviously easily concluded when you think about it as they are already wired in. The logic here though is that agencies can't as easily verify who the persons are on each end, especially when one is using a public phone.

Then there is also mention of the fingerprint programs such as "touch ID". Kevin expands to how the laws can even use this feature against you. He suggests to reboot your phone before crossing any counties border because the phone then defaults back to a password to first unlock the phone. It seems that border guards can legally force you to unlock your phone by touch but otherwise can't force you to reveal a password....good knowledge to remember!
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Re: TGIF ~ Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software ~

Postby RT_survive » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:14 pm

I use PDF maps a LOT in the backcountry, especially while bushwhacking to establish new campsites. Very useful.
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Re: TGIF ~ Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software ~

Postby Knuckle » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:00 am

RT_survive wrote:I use PDF maps a LOT in the backcountry, especially while bushwhacking to establish new campsites. Very useful.

I've tried them too but though they work, I found them lacking in detail... maybe because there is few persons up here, is it the same for your region?

I've also tried Back Country Navigator and Maps with Me Pro, all with the same lack of detail. My old Garmin eTrax GPS still does a better job as I can at least mark deadheads and the refresh and zoom are far better but only in greyscale. At least I always have the phone with me whereas I rarely remember to have the GPS readily on hand. No cell coverage up here when you get far from the main road either. But I have lapel compasses (something like this style) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AQ6AA6W/ref ... 6062355446 on every bush coat I own as my backup if I get confused while going somewhere new.
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Re: TGIF ~ Cell Phone "Must Have" Prepper software ~

Postby Stinkweed64 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:14 pm

Please understand this is my first post,well except for my intro to the network, but I have become very jaded and skeptical about a lot of stuff I read on the net. I've also learned not to believe everything you read or see. An early life lesson was, and is, if its too good to be true then it probably is. So with my foundation laid out before you I ask, how do I know that I can believe what you are suggesting to do? Downloading Apps etc. I only got my MacBook in January and within the first week I somehow managed to make it null and void by believing a story of how to ensure my Mac wouldn't get a virus or malware. When in fact it was the malware. Has anyone of authority in the network tried what you are suggesting? Is there anyway I can verify it will work without destroying this Mac and my iPhone? The store only replaced the first one because it happened within the initial guarantee period but if it were to die on me now, I'd be screwed. I hope to hear from you as to my skepticism. Thanks
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