- Park and Campsite Finder - When seeking a place to stay, try AllStays Camp & RV ($3.99, Android). OhRanger! Park Finder (free, Apple) is another good bet for planning your trip based around the activities you want to do.
- Trails and GPS - For Android, BackCountry Navigator (free, $9.99 pro) comes highly recommended for its ability to use offline maps and GPS. Try Gaia GPS (free, $12.99 pro) for the Apple equivalent.
- Cooking, Survival and Knots - The Classic Camping Cookbook and Meal Planner (free) from Apple has everything you need to get started on a grill, open flame or camp stove, while the Knot Guide (free) will teach you knot tying with clear, concise instructions. Try 101 Camping Recipes ($1.99) for Android phones, which downloads recipes in PDF, or WhatKnot ($6.16) to become a rope-tying expert.
Don't forget - a lot of state and national parks have their own dedicated apps, with trails and special tips. Check them out before you hop in the car and be prepared!
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