Traditional camping is a lost tradition of family fun and gathering. With the popularity, and ease of having a vacation in a nice, warm hotel with service at hand 24/7 may seem a bit more appealing than having to cook your own meals over an open bon fire. However, camping does not have to be a difficult or boring event. There are many ways to make camping a fun experience for all of the family members involved. Today, we will take a look at five iPhone applications that can make your weekend enjoyable.
It is important to make sure to have everything that you need for your camping trip. Once there, unlike a hotel where you can ask the front test or go to a near by shop for the necessities, camping is not as convenient. Camping List helps plan what you need based on which trip you are going on, whether it will include hiking, fishing, biking, and more. The list is separated by category, depending on whether you need toiletries, clothes, and everything in between. The lists are all editable, making it perfect for you trip for only $1.99.
Camping can mean not having the conveniences of a full kitchen. As a result, dining while in the wilderness can seem near impossible. However, that is not the case with the Classic Camping Cookbook from Coleman. The application outlines various meals you can plan and prepare from the tools and foods you brought along and have with you. In addition, to prevent you from having to search around in a panic and make up foods to prepare, you can also use the dedicated meal planner that comes with the application, allowing you to plan for your meals by the day. From Western Tortillas to Campfire Cobbler, the choices are near endless.
When camping, it is important for you to know the best trails based on what individuals who have spent time there have to say. TrailBehind is the Yelp of camping, allowing you to see user generated reviews of various trails and summits around the country. TrailBehind allows you to get directions as well as see trails that are near you based on distance.
There is no way of having an enjoyable camping experience if there is a storm near. Accuweather and many other weather applications on the app store are essential for your camping trip. Accuweather uses its high quality design, and graphics to show you the weather for the day, along with humidity, visibility, sunset or rise times, and more. You can also get the week’s forecast and weather reports. The application is free; however that does mean that it comes with a couple of ads, which some have found a bit annoying.
One of the best parts of camping is being able to enjoy the wonderful scenery. MotionXGPS is the best backpacking and hiking app for anyone venturing out. MotionXGPS allows you to see where you are, plot where you want to return to, and gives you to fastest trail to where you want to go. The app uses downloaded maps, meaning it is meant for offline use of course. This is all for less than one dollar. Because of the constant drain on your battery, it is essential to get an iPhone battery-pack case to prevent not knowing how to get back due to a dead device.