Are you planning to finally get out of your cocoon and start enjoying the wonders of the world out there? You definitely don’t want to miss out on that experience, do you? To further make your adventure worthwhile, there are easy and truly helpful tools that you can use along while you carry on. What’s a more essential and convenient way than relying on mobile apps? They do not only come in handy – literally – with your most mundane problems each day, some apps will definitely keep your outdoor activities fun and enjoyable, too!
1. MotionX GPS will keep you on the go.
This GPS app will easily track where you are on the globe – even when you’re out there on the ocean sailing, skiing or hiking in the mountains, or just simply running ‘round the block. Download this app and you’re assured that you are never going to get lost since you can conveniently download a variety of topographical maps before even heading out on your trip. This way, you will never have to worry about getting stranded in the middle of nowhere without a decent cellphone coverage. This app can be found in iOS, but Android users could also check out Backcountry Navigator PRO GPS as an alternative.
2. First Aid – every adventure seeker’s must-have
When you’re out there on the wilderness, either camping, hiking, or trekking, it is extremely essential to know your first aid basics – especially when you’re in some deserted place where there could possibly be no medical authorities. First Aid will give you accurate and detailed instructions, which come in pictures, videos, and words, that are easy to understand. This Android app also has an iOS alternative called GotoAID.
3. Survive in the woods with Army Survival
If you’re into camping, don’t go trying to immerse yourself in the woods right then and there. Once you are already out there, you will see that camping is not as easy as it seemed to be when we were little. However, there’s the Army Survival app to help you get through it. Equipped with tactics from military survival, from building a shelter, to starting a fire, to cooking a meal, this app could possible save your life – especially if you’re a camping newbie.
4. How high could you go with Altitude?
This app is an altimeter that would be particularly helpful for you who is a sucker for climbing tall mountains or even just trekking on rough terrains. It will measure the height, speed, and direction of your travel, as well as give you a heads-up on the maximum and minimum altitude of the route you’re taking. This app is available on Android, but iOS users can also check out a similar app called Elevation Pro.
5. Get geeky with Chimani National Parks
You can still be an explorer on plain land by visiting your favorite national parks! Chimani National Parks app contains all the information you will need from 59 national parks there are on the US. Plus, you get to share these information to your social network accounts.
The outdoors can be a great hassle. Before you know it, you will be running to get back home as quickly as possible. However, it can be truly enjoyable as well. These apps will make sure of that.