Best iPhone apps for camping. In KOA’s Around the Campfire Community, we’ve talked about what we all like best about camping. We all agree that one of the best things about camping is it allows us to go unplugged.
Even though you may not want to check your email or answer the phone while camping, your phone can still be a useful tool. Your GPS can help you safely find your way, and it is always a good idea to have you phone in case of an emergency.
Here are some of the best iPhone apps for camping:
Camp Finder: The NY Times says this is the “Best of the paid camping apps.” Use this app to heck camp sites, rates, amenities, camping discounts, contact details, photos and camping reviews to find the perfect campground and RV park for you. It also allows you to add your own photos and reviews. Cost: $2.99.
Camping List: Use Camping List to keep track of everything you need for your next camping trip. The app comes pre-populated with camping items, and it is easy to customize. Add your own items, sort your items, and make sub-lists. Cost: $.99.
iHandy Flashlight: This app uses your camera light to create a flashlight. The flashlight has over 30 effects and claims to be the brightest flashlight app. Cost: FREE.
Park Maps: GPS maps of over 250 U.S. National Parks, Monuments, and Recreational Areas. Maps are downloaded to your phone, which means you do not need at internet connection once maps are downloaded. Cost: $.99.
Digital Compass: This app is an easy-to-read compass. It has a heading display to tell you which direction you are heading as well as your latitude and longitude. Cost: FREE
Planets: Set your location and learn about the constellations in both 2D and 3D. The app also lets you know when planets will be visible. Cost: FREE
Pocket First Aid & CPR: This app contains videos, illustrations, and a search feature that can save lives. This is the app used by Dan Woolley who survived 65 hours under rubble in Haiti. Cost: $3.99
Camping Manual: If you are new to camping, this might be the perfect app for you. Learn things such as how to pick the best sleeping bag, how to dressing for the occasion, all about campfires and setting up camp, fun activities to do while camping, and much more. Cost: $2.99.
So what do you think? Would you use apps for camping? What are some of your favorite apps?