Whether you’re new to camping or a seasoned pro, these 7 travel apps will make camping way easier.
1. SAS Survival Guide
SAS stands for Special Air Service, part of the British Army and one of the most respected and tough military branches in the world. So, it’s safe to say that these guys know what they’re talking about! This jam-packed informational app includes videos, photos, a compass, first aid tips, and even a Morse code tutorial.
2. AllTrails – Hiking, Running, and Biking Trails
All the trails, literally! With over 50,000 trails, extra information, a partnership with National Geographic Maps, and an awesome app community, it’s no surprise that this is the number 1 iPhone outdoor app. Find and download information on trails near you to make sure you see all the best our beautiful landscape has to offer.
3. Star Walk – The Astronomy Guide to View Stars, Planets & Night Sky Map
OK, so maybe this isn’t an essential and the only thing it will make easier is answering your questions about the stars. But, it’s so beautiful! Gorgeously designed, super informative, and easy to use. Simply hold your phone up to the night sky and this app will capture the stars for you.
4. First Aid by American Red Cross
From an asthma attack to an earthquake, broken bones to burns – the Red Cross has you covered.
5. Weather Underground
Weather Underground was selected as the best weather app of 2016 by Outside Magazine. When a correct and thorough weather forecast can make or break your day, it pays to have the best. Hour to hour forecast, plus radar and projected storm paths.
6. Moonlight – Camping Trip Planner
This app might just do everything! Build a checklist for gear and equipment. Plan your trip. Get great ideas for meals (like peanut butter cup sandwiches, yum!), get kids activity ideas, read ghost stories, get info on poisonous plants, and much more. Plus, you can share all your customized info with everyone on your trip!
For iPhone only.
7. Chimani National Parks
Planning a trip to one of our 59 amazing national parks? This app will tell you everything you want to know and quite a lot that you never thought to ask about! Audio tours, general parking information (including detailed maps), trail guides, park history, monuments and so much more.