Great Apps For Your Outdoor Adventure
By Jeremy H.
Anymore it’s hard to find anyone without their smart phone. While heading to the outdoors is a great way to relax, get some exercise, and get away from everyday modern technology, there are several great features on your phone that come in handy while in the open country. With features like built in GPS, Camera, and quick access to your favorite Social Media you can make the most out of your outdoor adventure. These 10 apps will help to find a trail, share your adventure and make sure that you stay safe. Go ahead, try them out and give us your feedback.
By GlobalMotion Media, Inc
TRACK, SHARE, EXPLORE... EveryTrail is the best way to share trips, connect with other travelers and find great new things to do. Plot your trip, photos and videos right on the map and upload it to EveryTrail.com, Facebook and Twitter.
Create an interactive trip map while you walk, bike, run, hike, drive, sail, ski or travel other ways. You can plot pictures and videos that you take along the way directly onto the map you make. Add your own colorful commentary for a complete travel story.
Share your adventures with friends by uploading directly from your phone to Facebook, Twitter and EveryTrail.com, the leading online GPS travel community. You can also update your own personal blog or website with the map you make from EveryTrail.com.
Take along over 400,000 trips from other global travelers that will inspire you on your next adventure—and guide you along the way. You can leave those heavy outdated guidebooks at home, because EveryTrail route maps and travel tips will be right at your fingertips wherever you go.
Hiking & Mountain Biking Trails, GPS Tracker, & Offline Topo Maps By AllTrails, Inc
AllTrails is THE app for finding trails nearest you.
Going on a trip to a national park? Looking for a place near home to hike, bike, or run? Searching for something new to do on the weekends?
Even in a big city you might be surprised by how much nature surrounds you, and never has it been easier to discover!
Browse through 50,000 trail guides complete with photos, reviews, etc. for outdoor activities including everything from hiking and mountain biking to fly-fishing and snowshoeing.Know a good trail that's not in our database? Go out, track your hike or ride with our GPS tracker, and add the trail for others to view and follow.
Topo Maps and Trails for Hiking, Biking, Camping, and Skiing By TrailBehind
Gaia comes from Greek mythology - she is the Goddess of the Earth, or Mother Nature.
• preview all maps online at www.gaiagps.com/maps
• download worldwide topo, road, and aerial maps
• includes the best government topo maps for the US and Canada (USGS, USFS, NRCan)
• unlimited downloads for offline use - no extra charges
• use Gaia everywhere - iPhone, iPad, iPod, and online at cloud.gaiagps.com
• sync your tracks, photos, maps, and waypoints to all of your devices
• share links to import tracks and photos, via email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and more
• keep your data backed up, effortlessly
►► Map Tools
• record tracks, waypoints, and take geo-tagged photos.
• display NEXRAD radar, track data, and TrailBehind waypoints on the map.
• search for nearby waypoints and reports about places.
• import and export GPX/KML files, by iTunes, Safari, DropBox, and email.
• Customize all aspects of Gaia, including units, coordinates types, color and sound, and more.
Columbia’s GPS PAL™
By Columbia Sportswear Co.
A GPS enabled journaling app that gives you the ability to preserve memorable outdoor experiences on the go. Enjoy and explore the outdoors freely with GPS PAL.
• Use videos, photos and notes to set GPS tags at favorite spots.
• Track and store route, distance, time, pace, and elevation automatically
• Dynamic journaling using time and location to automatically organize your entries
• Capture and create media
• Rate and describe events
• Organize entries with the associated website
• Send and share adventures via email and social networks
• Create a free account to view and back up your journal
• Use videos, photos, and written journaling to create your entries
• Create and save paths, trails, and adventures for later reflection
• Store data in the app, and in your online account
• Use filters to sort through your entries
• Automatic sync with website account
• Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
• For the best experience, use GPS PAL on a gps-enabled device.
By Groundspeak Inc.
Unlock the exclusive coordinates and detailed information for 2 million hidden geocache containers across the globe. Join the search for geocaches and the growing Geocaching.com community of families, urban explorers, and spontaneous outdoor adventurers.
Use the Official Geocaching.com App to guide you to cleverly hidden containers just around the corner and in more than 180 countries. Tap into your treasure-hunting skills, the in-app descriptions, and available hints to make the final find! Start your location-based GPS-powered adventure now, or combine it with other activities like biking, hiking, or camping. Find even more information on Geocaching.com.
By Tommy Westerberg
Find your way back or the direction to a specific place, in the easiest way! Use Compass Go whenever you find it easier to follow an arrow to your target than to read a map. Perfect for finding your parked car or a place on a festival, in the forest, on a beach or any situation where a map doesn't work well. When used together with a friend who also has Compass Go, you can send your position so your friend can easily find you without having to figure out the map. If they don't have Compass Go, there is a link to Google Maps as well.
By Double Dog Studios
The U.S. Army knows how to train their personnel to survive. Their field manual is the most authoritative guide on survival. This app provides a complete reference guide on basic survival, evasion, first aid and recovery information. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, this app may be essential to your survival.
Have you ever fumbled around with a rope, nervously trying to tie some sort of knot that you hope will hold? "Knot Time" is meant to serve as both a learning tool and a field guide for tying knots. Each of the knots has a brief description and an instructional video to walk you through how to tie the knot. The videos make it very easy for you to actually see how the knot is tied – much better than some “connect the dots” kind of pictures. Knots are grouped into five categories: general, boating, mountaineering, fishing, and scouting. The general category contains 11 basic knots that can be used in a variety of situations. There is no simpler way to improve your perceived outdoorsmanship (or outdoorswomanship).
"Knot Time" will have you tying the following 33 knots: alpine butterfly, anchor bend, arbor knot, bowline, bowline on a bight, cleat hitch, clove hitch, diagonal lashing, double fisherman's bend, double overhand stopper knot, double surgeon's knot, dropper loop, figure 8, figure 8 with a follow through, lark's head, monkey's fist, nail knot, one handed bowline, overhand knot, Prusik knot, rolling hitch, round turn and two half hitches, sheepshank, sheer lashing, sheet bend, square knot, square lashing, surgeon's loop, timber hitch, Trilene knot, tripod lashing, trucker's hitch, and water knot. More to come...
By Patrick Giudicelli
Mosquito device uses high pitch sound waves to keep away mosquitoes. Almost silent, you won't notice it working.
Working frequencies: 16-22 KHz
Environment-friendly, no smell and harmless to human beings, pets and plants.
Ideal and reliable companion for camping, hunting, fishing, farming, and sleeping.
GotoAID First Aid
By Jaargon Ltd.
GotoAID is a member of the Health & Safety Institute. With a database of over 400 topics, interactive tools, and report generators, GotoAID brings immediate access to first aid information for you and your pets. It also provides a full disaster preparedness section on what to do before, during and after a disaster.
Created for the non-professional responder, GotoAID's easy-to-follow instructions and illustrations walk the first aid provider step-by-step through the appropriate responses for everything from bee stings to weather related emergencies to a complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest incident. GotoAID is also an outstanding resource for those who want to enhance their emergency care training by providing instructions for many types of emergency situations not traditionally included in a basic first aid course.
Pet First Aid
by American Red Cross
Take care of your furry family member. The American Red Cross Pet First Aid app puts veterinary advice for everyday emergencies in the palm of your hand. Get the app and be prepared to act when called upon. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know Pet First Aid.