Jon Bell is a writer in Portland, Oregon, who has covered everything from the outdoors and travel to business, technology, sustainability and more. He is also the author of the book On Mount Hood. Find out more at www.jbellink.com and www.onmounthood.com.
If you find yourself in a sticky survival situation with only your smartphone for help, then don’t panic, because it’ll prove very useful provided you know what to do. Here are eight ways it may end up getting you out of trouble.