Outdoor apps can improve your camping trips

Tech Corner

POSTED: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:04am

Summer is rapidly approaching and for many people that means heading outdoors to go camping.

Whether you're in a luxury motor home or roughing it in a tent, there are some great apps to take along to help plan and navigate your outdoor adventures.

For Droid and iPhone users, try the We Camp Here app; it displays a map of nearby campgrounds. Click and you get detailed campground information. You can read and write reviews, call for reservations, view the campground website or even get turn by turn driving directions to get you to the campground.

Looking for a free place to spend the night in your RV? Try the Wal-Mart Parking Lot app. This free app shows you which Wal-Marts in your area let you spend the night. It also lists which amenities are nearby.

What would a camping trip be without some great food? The Coleman Camping Cookbook is a great free app that features a meal planner, detailed menus and pictures for cooking everything you can possibly imagine.

Another interesting app from Coleman: the Creepy Campfire Tales iPhone Book. Gather the kids around the fire and scare the bejeebers out of them as you read from a collection of spooky stories, complete with sound effects. 

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