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How To Light A Fire With Your Phone


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  • 1. Can Your Phone Save Your Life?
    By Whitney Newlands
    Image by Enrique Dans
  • 2. Many people say they couldn’t survive without their cell phone. Today, a person’s smart phone could literally save lives.
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  • 3. Smart phones, such as the Blackberry and
    iPhone, have become our new lifelines
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  • 4. With available applications such as Phone Aid, GPS, Family GPS tracking, Real Time Warning and Emergency First Aid Guide,
    a cell phone could be the most importantaddition to any families’ emergency kit.
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  • 5. Image by Phoneapp
    Phone Aid is a free app created by Apple, which provides voice led instructions and slideshows.
  • 6. image by clevercupcake
    Phone Aid can guide users through proper CPR procedures,
    treatment of burns, bites and broken bones
    within it’s A-Z guide covering
    24 of the most common and urgent first aid situations.
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    GPS is available on most smart phones and
    can guide individuals to the nearest
    hospital or shelter during an emergency.
  • 8. GPS helps people who are lost…
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  • 9. Family GPS Tracker and Family Locator app was
    named the Top 10 App in the world by Google.
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  • 10. This app allows individuals to see their family member’s location on a map and provides easy access to their medical information and history in case of an emergency
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  • 11. This app is crucial for keeping tabs on family
    members following disasters or emergencies.
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  • 12. The app can locate a person who may be trapped under rubble, unconscious or unable to call for help.
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  • 13. Image by NOAA
    Real Time Warning alerts users of
    natural disasters on a local and global scale
  • 14. The app monitors for earthquakes,
    cyclones, hurricanes, floods and volcanic eruptions.
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  • 15. Image by Alan Cleaver
    Real Time Warning will set off a customized disaster
    alarm for local natural disasters warnings.
  • 16. Image by David Berkowitz
    Emergency First Aid Guide is a musthave app for survival
  • 17. Image by Admen
    Covering emergencies such as CPR,
    heart attack, shock, frostbite, insect stings, drowning,
    emergency births and head injuries.
  • 18. The clear and specific instructions on this app
    make it easy for anyone to save a life
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  • 19. Both the Emergency First Aid Guide and the Phone Aid do not require internet access. They are designed so users
    can access these apps regardless of location or internet availability
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    Find yourself stuck in the woods?
    With the right tools you can start a fire for warmth
    and cooking just by using your phone.
  • 21. How to start a fire with your cell phone
    Proof that a cell can do more than just talk and text!
    To create your fire you will
    need a cell phone battery, steel wool/wire and tinder
    Image by William Oskay
  • 22. Image by Uwe Hermann
    • Take the battery and find the contact points and roll a chunk of steel wool into a cylinder.
    • 23. Bend the wool in half and press the ends to the contact points.
    • 24. The wool will heat up and begin to smoldering, bring wool to tinder till it catches fire.
    • 25. Add more tinder and your fire will start to grow.
  • With lots of debate and attention surrounding cell phones and mobility, it is easy to forget all the positive aspects of
    smart phones and how much they can make a difference in our lives…
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  • 26. Image by Andrew King
    Maybe tomorrow your cell phone will save your life…
  • 27. Image by HakanDahlstrom
    All images are licensed uner the Creative Commons Non-Commecial
    Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sources from flickr
  • 28. Reference List