Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How much does the app cost?

Para is a free app and costs nothing to download and get running on any mobile device.

Can I use Para to track my items, gear, food storage, etc?

Yes! Para has a robust, built-in inventory management system. It can be used to organize your inventory of food, items, and gear via locations, containers, and sub-containers. Items can be entered manually or by scanning barcodes.

Do I need to be online to use Para?

In order to download new lists, make purchases or edit existing inventory items, Para does require an internet connection. However, you can still view and search your inventory offline.

Is Para accessible in the event of an emergency?

Yes, your inventory and data is stored locally on your device (as well as backed up in the cloud), so if an internet connection is not available, you can still open Para and use it to view, search and explore your preparedness data.

What types of items can I scan using the barcode scanner feature?

Basically anything. Para uses several sources to find data about the barcode you are scanning, so you can easily scan food, toiletries, survival gear, and just about anything you want to add to your preparedness inventory.