The Best Apps for Campers
If you're looking to venture outdoors than there's a high chance you're trying to escape from phones, computers, and other modern technologies. However, if you're heading out in the wild and still want some of the comforts of modern living, just take a look below. These apps will make your camping trip safe, fun, and enjoyable for everyone!
One of those apps where you hope you never need it, but can be thankful you downloaded it in an emergency. St. John’s First Aid app doesn’t replace the benefits of learning first aid from a certified course, nor is it as in depth as a full first aid manual. But when there is an emergency, it will help you to know what to do to in those few crucial moments when basic knowledge of first aid can make the difference. It’s simple, easy to use, and provides vital information that could help save a life.
Want to be part of the world’s largest treasure hunt? There are millions of clever containers called geocaches hidden in almost every country on Earth, just waiting to be found. This app walks you through the adventure of finding your first few geocaches. There are tips, hints, and instructions for geocaching as well as using the app.
It’s very likely you already have this app on all of your phone, but if not, download it before your next trip. You’ll be able to plan your entire route and can be alerted of things like traffic delays and road construction. You can also use the app to search for places like parks and restaurants anywhere along your route and add them into your itinerary. Google maps is an endlessly useful app. I guarantee that you will find yourself using this app–whether you’re on a long road trip or going on a short hike.
Star Walk Gazing
Star Walk is an intuitive stargazing app for your mobile device. Follow every movement in real-time and explore over 200, 000 celestial bodies with extensive information about stars and constellations that you find. Launch the app and point your iPhone at the night sky, you'll see the stars, planets, satellites, and constellations in their proper place from your location. As you move your device, the star map updates in real time. The Moon is the easiest first target.
Your phone’s traditional weather app is fine, but if you’re wanting a little more out of your weather app then look to Accuweather. Stay connected to the later weather conditions, receive minute-by-minute updates, check the local radar, and more! Accuweather includes features like Your Daily Snapshot – a summary of what you can expect from the day’s weather. This app also supports Apple and Android wearables.
Oh, Ranger! Park Finder
One out of every three acres is public land in the United States. Find all the national, state, and local park information with this app. Want to go hiking, bird watching and boating? Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder has the answer! How about hunting, fishing and off highway driving? They have that too. This app makes it easy to find great places for a scenic drives, to discover historic sites, go camping and so much more. You can also quickly toggle back and forth to find locations that have any of your desired activities or all of them.
Ever curious about the satellites moving overhead? GoSat Watch tracks and predicts visible satellites. Touch a satellite in the map view to see it’s orbit path and location. The Overhead sky view shows what is in the sky for your location. Touch a satellite to find out what it is and where it is going. Includes satellite pass predictions with viewing times, directions, and sky track display.
AllTrails has the largest collection of detailed, hand-curated trail maps so you can hit the trail with confidence. Take the uncertainty out of planning. Browse reviews, photos, and detailed trail maps contributed by a community of active outdoor enthusiasts like you. You can even Filter by dog or kid-friendly trails, or find trails with great views.
Camera + Flashlight
Last, but certainly not least. This one’s a no brainer. Chances are you’ll come across a memory worth keeping so include a shortcut to your camera app. You don’t want to miss it! Plus, phones nowadays contain an LED flash for your smartphone’s camera as well. This LED light proves to be very useful at night and in your tent.