Taking to the woods is supposed to be a chance to unplug.
Dip your toes in the water. Go on a hike. Get some sun. Swat some bugs. At least that’s how the theory goes.
If I were any good at camping I would have left the phone, tablet and dozen backup batteries at home. But my addiction to screens is what some may classify as “crippling.” There’s no reason a phone or tablet can’t enhance your experience outdoors, though. These gadgets can provide information resources like maps, to-do lists, fitness tracking and first aid info, as well as fun stuff like a handy camera and source of music for your treks. Maybe I’m just trying to post-rationalize my condition, but you seem like the kind of crowd that’s in the same boat.
So without any further ado, this is how I camp with some fine apps and smartphone accessories for the summer.