There is a lot to learn about camping and hiking when you’re first starting out. In fact, it can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not careful. That’s why it’s important to gather as many resources as you can on the subject so that you’re able to make the most out of every experience you have spending time in the Great Outdoors.
Some people find mobile apps to be helpful because they’re portable, user-friendly, and offer some features offline. From topographical maps to campsite cooking recipes, you’ll find a wide range of options that improve the way you camp and hike. Before you know it, you’ll have multiple apps that serve as your go-to for the information that you seek when you’re away from home.
Here are some of the best apps for camping and hiking:
Just Ahead: Audio Travel Guides.
With over 100 destinations to choose from, this audio tour app gives you access to hours of information without the need for internet access. Using your phone’s GPS does the trick as it tells you about the sights in the area, so you can tour them on your own. The app is free to download but has In-App Guides available for $4.99 to $9.99 depending on the destination.
The Dyrt: Tent & RV Camping.
Learn about camping and RV sites from people who have spent time there. The campground locator is easy-to-use, and it has over 17,000 campgrounds listed within it. National and state forests, park, Bureau of Land Management land, and private campgrounds are listed for you to choose from.
First Aid: American Red Cross.
A must-have for any camper or hiker, the Red Cross First Aid app provides valuable medical advice. Best of all, it’s free! Treating minor cuts, scrapes, and sprains is easy with the right tools.
Download apps that you think will improve your camping and hiking knowledge and make both activities fun and easier for you to do more often. There is a wide range of iOS and Android apps available to choose from. Some are free to download while others cost a small amount to purchase.