Army Survival

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Intended as a reference tool for US Army personnel, this application can be used in a classroom that is studying historic and current wars or as part of an outdoor education or wilderness survival course. Some of the subjects addressed include first aid, building shelters, gathering food and water, and how to hold up in extreme environments.

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App Overview

Upon opening Army Survival, take on a quick tour of how to use the app. Scroll the pages where general topics are explained, basic controls listed with their functions, and the user is introduced to the Tape feature. Touch the Menu button in the upper left corner of the screen to find:

  • Settings: Choose the measurement units and international monetary values for the app
  • Favorites
  • Most Used
  • Recently Used
  • Search
  • Tape: A feature where pieces can be saved for future use or sharing
  • Library: Topics are as follows:
    • Introduction
    • Survival Planning and Survival Kits
    • Psychology
    • Medicine
    • Shelters
    • Water Procurement
    • Firecraft
    • Food Procurement
    • Use of Plants
    • Poisonous Plants
    • Dangerous Animals
    • Field Expedient Weapons, Tools, and Equipment
    • Desert Survival
    • Tropical Survival
    • Cold Weather Survival
    • Sea Survival
    • Expedient Water Crossings
    • Field-Expedient Direction Finding
    • Signaling Techniques
    • Survival Movement in Hostile Areas
    • Camoflauge
    • Contact with People
    • Survival in Man-Made Hazards
    • Survival Kits
    • Edible and Medicinal Plants
    • Dangerous Insects and Arachnids
    • Poisonous Snakes and Lizards
    • Dangerous Fish and Mollusks
    • Ropes and Knots
    • Clouds: Foretellers of Weather
    • Glossary

 

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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task

    Definitely addresses its purpose, but can be used creatively in the high school classroom

  • Worth the money
  • Fun factor
  • Scaffolding of learning
  • User safety
  • Control and feedback

    Choose the measurement units and international monetary values, and identify favorites

  • How techie do I need to be?
    Intermediate
Instructional Ideas

  • In a history or creative writing class, access this application as a reference for a writing assignment
  • As a team-building exercise in any class, assign groups a different extreme environment, have them research it in the app and write a story or create a poster about staying alive under the assigned conditions
  • For any outdoor education or wilderness survival class, use this to familiarize learners with plants, animals, and insects to be aware of
  • As a hands-on activity for a social studies or outdoor class, have individuals try their hand at tying the knots in the Ropes and Knots section
Classroom Considerations

Although not designed for use in the classroom, this resource provides plenty of opportunities for your creative application in several academic subjects!

Pros

  • Neatly organized library of topics and subtopics
  • High-quality photographs and diagrams
  • An array of fascinating and useful information
Cons

  • Not designed for classroom use