Out apps

I'm looking to take an old amazon kindle outdoors with me for utility purposes. I'm not worried about it breaking, as it was $50~. This is an experiment. Obviously I'll avoid rain/snow with it. Was wondering if there were any PrepHole type apps I could use ofline. I have a few books loaded on it. Also have the Google play store, so am not totally cucked by Amazon's ecosystem. Any recommendations?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Learn to read a map.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I already know how, and do use paper maps. As previously stated, this is an experiment. I'm not just asking for maps. Any PrepHole type apps are good.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Check out “Sky Guide.” Is a free app that shows the positions of stars and their constellations. Really neat. Works in airplane mode.

      https://i.imgur.com/i4ziigW.jpg

      >i can't enjoy the outdoors without constant stimulation from electronics
      The absolute state of post-covid PrepHole

      Bring a book

      You people are such insufferable gays.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks, I'll check it out. That sounds pretty fun. Could definitely seeing that wow-ing a date.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ah thanks anon for this app. I had a similar one years ago, but couldn’t find another of similar quality until the one you suggested, +1

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Asks about apps
      Reeeee you must use a map
      Why are you miserable cunts like this?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Us oldfags are legitimately pissed about how much smartphone apps have transformed the outdoors, making it accessible to any retard with a phone (Alltrails), attracting overcompetitive douchebags (Strava), and blowing up scenic spots that were once pristine (Instagram). The outdoors scene changed for the worse sometime around 2010 (10 years before the plandemic) and smartphones are to blame.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          OP here. That is understandable. No one wants a instagram twitter whore shitting up their favorite waterfall or whatever. However, that's not me. In this specific case, I have been into the outdoors since I was a child. Born '94. Was in cub scouts, have camped my whole life, etc. I'm just looking to maximize my enjoyment of the outdoors with help from shit that already exists. Maybe it won't even be worth it to take this kindle on anything but the glampiest trips with a woman. Idk, its an experiment I'm trying. I'll be out there enjoying the woods whether I have tech with me or not. My main reasoning with this post was this; why bring a map, a notebook and pen, a book, etc., when I can bring one item instead? (I'll still have a paper map regardless) Again, an experiment.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How old, I'm a 1975 model, you? It's called keeping up with technology

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It's called keeping up with technology
            The outdoors is supposed to be about getting away from technology. You sound more like a zoomer to me.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              No newfag the outdoors is about getting away from people, people like you

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >newfag
                So tell me about all your outdoor adventures before 2010, basedboy. Lemme guess. You didn't do shit before the advent and popularization of smartphones, amirite?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                1988 Hume and hovell opening walk, done other stages to Albury as they were opened, was my first major hiking trip
                Your turn

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I could go on forever. Middle of winter backcountry camping in the mid 1990s, backpacking trips in the early 2000s where I averaged over 30 miles per day, desert mountaineering in the late 2000s, gnarly summer bushwhacking and dispersed camping just before those smartphone apps came on the scene, all sorts of hiking and climbing without needing a dumbphone. Just a map, compass and common sense that's sorely lacking these days.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Sigh. Go away boomer.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Who made this rule and when? I mean sure, leave the Nintendo Switch in the car, but there’s nothing wrong with an app to identify plants or an dreaded with a few novels on it.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >and when?
                Long before the outdoors became accessible and trendy for newfags like you

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                So before it was accessible due to the internet and social media people were adamant about leaving cellphones at home? Ok zoomer.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                People didn't use them and only took them in case they got into car trouble on their drives. Cell reception was scant back then, particularly in deep wilderness areas. You were practically on your own, which explains why newfags like you didn't start coming out until the 2010s. What I would do to go back to the 1990s and 2000s before every retard with a phone went out. Only us loners, outcast and weirdoes went PrepHole in those prehistoric days.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                No, reared, they didn’t exist.
                >cell coverage was scant back the
                Where in the holy fuck are you going “hiking” and still have cell reception?
                >durr im old
                My parents started taking me out when I was three months old in March of 1982.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                If you're in your 40s like you say you are, you would know that regular cellphones existed long before the Jobsphone was released in 2007. I got my first phone in 2000. These days I have cell coverage around 50% of the time in state forests and gamelands. Usually only 1-2 bars but still better than back in my day when there was practically zilch.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ITT: People who think they're seasoned outdoorsmen because they can read a map as if it's something that a boy scout can't do.

      He didn't even mention navigation. He's just looking for interesting apps to put on an old Kindle that he's currently using for books.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Muh maps, muh maps
        I'm sure he just does it for attention, shows up in every technology related thread spazzing out

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          She. There’s no way a man would be this attention-seeking.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Your average Boy Scout, even in today's pozzed organization, is probably way more capable in the outdoors than you and the rest of you techgeeks and gearfags on PrepHole

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >i can't enjoy the outdoors without constant stimulation from electronics
    The absolute state of post-covid PrepHole

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I would believe that you were serious, if you hadn't posted an animu girl with that long of a filename

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bring a book

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >wondering if there were any PrepHole type apps I could use ofline
    what for?
    record any information you want beforehand, write it on paper, mark it on your (also paper) map.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It didn't work the first time you posted it.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Alltrails

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you are in N. America On X is pretty decent. You can download maps prior to departure and access them offline.
    https://www.onxmaps.com/

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No one would scoff at you for bringing a book, but everyone is seething at you for bringing a device that can hold six gorillian books for the weight of a single book.
    As for PrepHole apps, there's not really any that will be worth it. Unfortunately we don't live in a scifi future world where your smartphone works like a pip boy. Maps of the area and a weather app are the most utility you'll get out of your gadget.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yee, I'm honestly just chuckling at all of the butthurt. Pip boys are cool, but idk if they are actually useful outside of vidya too much. Irl they would basically be an autistic gear cataloging app, map, a vitals reader, and a radio tacked on. Kinda useful. I get what you mean though.

      https://i.imgur.com/mKNKKJm.png

      >Entire thread is arguing about apps instead of answering the question
      I hate you people so much some days

      >EPUB readers
      You obviously have this covered, download a couple of good books, maybe even something related to the outdoors like Into The Wild or Walden
      >Map apps
      Pretty good in case you get lost and aren't very good at reading a map, also you can stuff like pic related which are OS Maps to compare with satellite maps
      >Camera
      Taking pictures is obvious but with android phones you can do long exposures and shit, catching constellations in amazing detail. Can also do a long exposure of the ground under starlight and see how it looks lit up in the darkness.
      >Star tracker
      Uses a star chart overlaid on your camera (might even work without a camera) so you can tell what different constellations or even planets are
      >Plant identifying apps
      Pretty cool to see a leaf or flower and find out what it is, you can get ones for specific areas that work offline and it's like you just take a picture and it tells you, it's more a step by step thing that you have to figure out yourself.
      >Animal/Bird/Insect identifying apps
      Similar thing, lots of stuff out there. You can also just get a book with this info on it and use that instead of a dedicated app
      >Bushcraft/Knots apps
      There are apps that do a short gif like step by step tutorial to teach you different knots, fun to do when sitting in the tent waiting for water to boil or something. Again can just be done as a book but the app makes it easier to follow

      That's about all I can think of really, personally I don't use any of these other than maps but you can give it a go. And for the love of god do not use the plant identifier to forage anything, they are decently accurate but not enough to trust for edible food and there are a lot of innocent looking plants that will kill you.

      Thanks anon, I'll look around at these categories.

      I could go on forever. Middle of winter backcountry camping in the mid 1990s, backpacking trips in the early 2000s where I averaged over 30 miles per day, desert mountaineering in the late 2000s, gnarly summer bushwhacking and dispersed camping just before those smartphone apps came on the scene, all sorts of hiking and climbing without needing a dumbphone. Just a map, compass and common sense that's sorely lacking these days.

      Thanks for the bumps.

      https://usa1lib.org/
      Is the best free books download site I've found

      Damn nice, I use library genesis usually but this seems a lot more neat.

      Agreed, I have been using PDFdrive for the books I downloaded already. This one seems so much more organized, and much less ad riddled. Solid recommendation there.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yee, I'm honestly just chuckling at all of the butthurt. Pip boys are cool, but idk if they are actually useful outside of vidya too much. Irl they would basically be an autistic gear cataloging app, map, a vitals reader, and a radio tacked on. Kinda useful. I get what you mean though.

      [...]
      Thanks anon, I'll look around at these categories.

      [...]
      Thanks for the bumps.

      [...]
      [...]
      Agreed, I have been using PDFdrive for the books I downloaded already. This one seems so much more organized, and much less ad riddled. Solid recommendation there.

      I mean a pip boy is basically a garmin watch, only the garmin is smaller and doesn't organize items
      >maps, waypoints, navigation
      check
      >vitals, flashlight, music
      check, check, check

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If you wanna be pretentious and technical you can actually log gear to track usage, I've gotten a badge for "retiring" a pair of shoes and then another badge for using them after retirement for a quick run while on a trip.
        Picrel

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      We do have pipboy-like things tho. You get one of these bad boys with an external temp sensor attached to your hat or pack and you can see barometric changes over time plus you get gps almost anywhere.
      Additionally, almost any higher end brand like Garmin will let you make custom apps, meaning almost anything worth doing has been done and if it hasn't, you can make it or ask a nerd from Fiverr to do it for you.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        hell makes your own pipboy with a raspberry pi and a 7in touch screen and a few switches (just copy features from zach freedmen's design for a pibboy but with better computing power but it will weigh a bit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Having experience with RPIs even with a zero w you'd still be running into a load of issues, specially if you want any significant amount of battery or useful features like GPS

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Entire thread is arguing about apps instead of answering the question
    I hate you people so much some days

    >EPUB readers
    You obviously have this covered, download a couple of good books, maybe even something related to the outdoors like Into The Wild or Walden
    >Map apps
    Pretty good in case you get lost and aren't very good at reading a map, also you can stuff like pic related which are OS Maps to compare with satellite maps
    >Camera
    Taking pictures is obvious but with android phones you can do long exposures and shit, catching constellations in amazing detail. Can also do a long exposure of the ground under starlight and see how it looks lit up in the darkness.
    >Star tracker
    Uses a star chart overlaid on your camera (might even work without a camera) so you can tell what different constellations or even planets are
    >Plant identifying apps
    Pretty cool to see a leaf or flower and find out what it is, you can get ones for specific areas that work offline and it's like you just take a picture and it tells you, it's more a step by step thing that you have to figure out yourself.
    >Animal/Bird/Insect identifying apps
    Similar thing, lots of stuff out there. You can also just get a book with this info on it and use that instead of a dedicated app
    >Bushcraft/Knots apps
    There are apps that do a short gif like step by step tutorial to teach you different knots, fun to do when sitting in the tent waiting for water to boil or something. Again can just be done as a book but the app makes it easier to follow

    That's about all I can think of really, personally I don't use any of these other than maps but you can give it a go. And for the love of god do not use the plant identifier to forage anything, they are decently accurate but not enough to trust for edible food and there are a lot of innocent looking plants that will kill you.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://usa1lib.org/
      Is the best free books download site I've found

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Damn nice, I use library genesis usually but this seems a lot more neat.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Knots 3d is great for knots. Seek by inaturalist is a good plant and animal identifier.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's an idea for the jaded gays. Nature should be enjoyed in whatever way the person wants. I bring my book and air-rifle. On short dayhikes I bring my phone and shitpost on PrepHole. End of the day I'm having fun out there. You do you bro

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's an app called Trail Sense, it has a shitton of outdoors utilities.
    https://kylecorry.com/Trail-Sense/
    It's completely free and also open source
    I have no idea how PrepHole doesn't know about it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I can also attest to it's ability. Love the sun set and rise notifications

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Gaia maps is decent if you wanna mark locations like future camp sites, parking etc.
    If you need more than that then get the fuck off the board.
    We've had enough of zoomer scum, go back to watching FNAF porn and getting fucked in the arse.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're willing to get a decent Garmin(comfy as fuck) their explore app is great for planning and mapping. Technology used properly should enhance any activity, not take away from it.
    If old time explorers heard you could carry a mal, Compass, notepad, medical reference, star chart and weather forecaster in the palm of your hand (or even better, your wrist) they would give every penny they had to get it. The weight/usefulness ratio is immeasurable.
    Don't listen to this insufferable Kaczynski-cock-gobbling gays.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk about outside specific apps but you could always emulate and bring along a bluetooth controller (also bring a fuck ton of batterys and make a usb to AA charger or a fuck ton of charged rechargeable lithium ion batteries or a portable solar panel)

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