Outstanding Apps for
One benefit of using your favorite
mobile device outdoors is you can
take advantage of helpful apps. Here
are a few to get you started:
Enter the details of your hike to
update your friends and family
members as to your status.
The weather can make all the differ-
ence between a wonderful trip and a
miserable one. Stay informed about
current conditions with this app.
People for whom the destination is
what matters can use this app to see
how far off that mountaintop is.
Part of the fun of going outside is
learning about all the plants around
you. Use this app to snap a photo
of a leaf and learn details about the
plant it came from.
The number of stars you can see
from remote areas is astounding.
Use this app to identify them.
How to Get Wi-Fi When Camping
If you like to camp in remote areas, you may be out of luck when it comes to Wi-Fi
service. However, many campgrounds are offering it as part of their service. Online lists
like the one atwififreespot.com/rv.php
can help you locate hotspots in areas where
you’ll be traveling. Another option is to use your cell phone or a MiFi (portable wireless
router) to serve as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot.
Gadgets You’ll Be Glad You Packed
While these gadgets aren’t necessarily essential, they can add a
great deal of comfort and convenience to your outdoor adventures:
A Specially Designed Camera.
for a camera that’s ruggedly built for
outdoor use with sturdy exteriors that
are dustproof and waterproof. It could
be invaluable when trying to take photos
under challenging conditions.
Capture bird’s-eye-view photos
of mountains, oceans, deserts, and forests
to share with your friends.
when you’re on an adventure, so are
your devices. Keep them safe and dry
with a protective cover.
device needs to be charged, but it’s
not always easy in the wilderness.
Try a backpack with a built-in solar
panel to replenish that “juice” while
Yes, you’re camping,
and it’s supposed to be rugged. But why
bother with sticks and dirt stuck to
your clothes when you don’t have to?
Over 325 million
people visited national parks in
2016—18 million more than