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"Must-have" Prepper App!
play.google.com ^ | Nov 27. 2013 | by Laz A. Mataz

Posted on 11/27/2013 4:38:15 AM PST by Lazamataz

I was directed to a very useful app for the Prepper community. It's name is Canary, and it is useful in that it allows an alert Prepper to see if the system is in a collapse- or free-fall situation.

It tracks the following items:

It looks reasonably useful. I am in contact with the author and have suggested a Google Maps traffic road-load option. Google Maps does a good job with that, and it would be good to have online maps available anyways, just in case the grid stays up for a while.

This is a worthwhile endeavor. I cannot test it personally since I do not have a Smart Phone. I decided some time back, the dumber the phone, the better I like it. I have a simple $4.00 clamshell that I would think nothing of chucking into a river if I needed to.

But for those who like more expensive phones, this is something quite useful.



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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to Lazamataz for the heads up!

Also my condolinces to him, because even with this app poor Laz is still so screwed!


21 posted on 11/27/2013 5:58:55 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Lazamataz
I cannot test it personally since I do not have a Smart Phone. I decided some time back, the dumber the phone, the better I like it.

And here I thought I was the only person left. I guess there are two of us. ;)
22 posted on 11/27/2013 6:00:03 AM PST by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Kartographer

From my understanding, he likes it that way.


23 posted on 11/27/2013 6:01:56 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: chrisser

I believe he has a cell phone with a dial on it.


24 posted on 11/27/2013 6:02:34 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Lazamataz
Does it work on a PC?

I only have an ancient 2006 Nokia 6060 "Clamshell" cellphone dumbphone.

25 posted on 11/27/2013 6:24:52 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Kartographer

This app means I am even more screwed. ;)


26 posted on 11/27/2013 6:30:34 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

While tracking these things is useful, it is reactive instead of proactive. Being proactive is a LOT harder, but can be a lot more decisive. For example:

The FDA Current Drug Shortages Index (selected drugs).

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/DrugShortages/ucm050792.htm

(Avoiding “the flying, blunt, sharp and poisonous” things is all well and good, but if you have angina and can’t get your nitroglycerine pills, you are a dead man. And vulnerabilities like this are widespread.)

And it’s not just drugs. Medical equipment is stored in a “push” supply system. For example, the US has only about 102,000 oxygen ventilators. In a typical flu season, it uses about 100,000 of these. No way in heck are there enough for even a bad flu season. This means our medical system is always on a razor’s edge for shortage failure. During Katrina, hospitals in the region were getting resupplied by hospitals four states away.

Food and medicine recalls:

http://www.recalls.gov/food.html

US HAZMAT transportation routes:

http://www.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=8c665f66734e4933a02c9157ea9d6e61


27 posted on 11/27/2013 6:53:43 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (War on Terror news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

If you don’t get this app, I am so screwed.


28 posted on 11/27/2013 7:02:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: chrisser

Make that at least 3 of us.


29 posted on 11/27/2013 7:08:55 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Lazamataz

Have you stopped to think that possibly signing up for the ap puts you on a list that defines you as a sure prepper. Then your phone’s GPS tracks you. The info can be sold so that the moochers can then find you and your stored food and supplies. ??????


30 posted on 11/27/2013 7:11:43 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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I know the author. The man is firmly on our side. The data would be destroyed before being relinquished. The code certainly does not have any betraying features. I haven't seen the code, but I do know the individual.

There may be other similar apps that DO do what you have described. This one is not it.

31 posted on 11/27/2013 7:19:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: chrisser

Now there’s 3 of us. I’ve got a 4 year old Pantech slider phone. It’s got it’s own keyboard, so I’m happy. I’m too cheap to pay $30/month for a data plan.


32 posted on 11/27/2013 7:27:37 AM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: Lazamataz
"Yes. Perhaps the author will port it to other platforms."

There are other platforms? ;)
33 posted on 11/27/2013 7:32:47 AM PST by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: Lazamataz; All

works until the phone system is shut down or collapses! Then what are people gonna do? We have become too reliant on cell tech. Just my thought/s.....


34 posted on 11/27/2013 8:21:43 AM PST by TMSuchman (John 15;13 & Exodus 21:22-25 Pacem Bello Pastoribus Canes [shepard of peace,dogs of war])
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"I know the author. The man is firmly on our side"

Laz, that is good to know, and I certainly trust you if you say so. Thanks for taking the time to pass that assurance on. :)

35 posted on 11/27/2013 8:23:08 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Lazamataz

I have ATT and most of the time a clam shell might be better. Visiting friends in rural area. NO SERVICE. They with Verizon have 4 bars. Grrr. Thankful as it is free under my brother’s family plan.. but even free can be annoying.

Happy Thanksgiving Laz


36 posted on 11/27/2013 8:40:34 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: Lazamataz; MrB

So its a porn app as well? ;-)


37 posted on 11/27/2013 8:58:43 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Sure... but you have to know the right button to tickle.


38 posted on 11/27/2013 9:29:19 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Who developed this app? Is this another way for big government to get a select list of pepper oriented people?


39 posted on 11/27/2013 10:19:51 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: grumpygresh

No. It was authored by someone I know and trust.


40 posted on 11/27/2013 10:21:23 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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