Apps for Adventurers
According to Statista there are 3.3 billion worldwide smartphone users in 2019, with expected growth to 3.8 billion by 2021. Chances are you are part of this statistic, even if you’re an avid outdoorsman (or woman).
With such a high likelihood that your smartphone accompanies you on your outdoor adventures, we have put together a list of useful (and educational) Apps worth looking at before you venture out on your next camping trip, hike, or exploration.
We have no affiliation with any of the following App developers and receive no compensation for mentioning them (there is a mix of free and paid apps). The following Apps are in no particular order, we hope you find something interesting.
AccuWeather (real-time weather)
MotionX GPS (sophisticated GPS for the outdoor sportsman)
Maps 3D PRO (three dimensional maps)
Audubon Bird Guide: North America (field guide)
Star Walk (astronomy guide)
Red Cross (first aid)
National Parks by Chimani (US national parks)
SAS Survival Guide (all terrain, all weather survival guide)
Cost: $5.99 to $7.99
PeakFinder AR (mountain locator)
Cost: $4.99 to $6.49
Sky Guide (stars and satellites)
REI Co-op National Parks Guide
RV Parks & Campgrounds
Cost: Free to $7.99 (for Pro version)
Edible and Poisonous Plants (plant information)
Cost: $1.29 to $1.99
My Altitude (determine your height from sea level)
Edible Plant Guide
Cost: $2.99 to $3.61
Camp & RV – Tents to RV Parks (campground locator)
Camp & Tent (campground locator – tents only)
Knot Guide (learn hot to tie knots)
iTrack Wildlife (animal track field guide)
Cost $14.99 to $19.99
Outdoor Trentino (summer and winter routes for beginners and experts)
Medicinal Herbs & Plants (plant guide)
AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run
There is one more App that we would like to mention, but not just an app – a combined Product and App that work in unison.
The product is called Tile, it is a small, affordable bluetooth tracker that you can attach to pretty much anything that acts as a device locator in case you lose something.
Cost: $20 to $30