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    Smartphone Apps for Your Next Group Campout

    filePart 2 of our series on smartphone apps: This time, cool apps for car campers! There are now oodles of handy Android or Apple apps specifically designed to up the fun, help you coordinate your campsite and even prepare you for the unexpected on your next group camping trip. Of course, when it comes to car camping (and especially backcountry camping), battery- and reception-dependent smartphones can't always be counted on. Good gear and outdoor smarts are really your only constants. With that ...

    Posted by Francesca K on August 9, 2011 12:24 PM & Tagged apps, camp songs, camping, cookbook, electronics, first aid and smartphone | permalink | Comments

    Handy Smartphone Apps for Outdoor Adventurers

    Smartphone users, you now have more app choices than ever to satisfy your outdoor interests. But which ones are worth your while? Here's a quick look at some of the leading apps. (If you don't yet have a smartphone, a fair warning: The coolness of these apps may convince you to pony up for one.) Of course, with all of these apps, keep in mind that smartphones depend on cell towers and batteries. While they can be fun and useful, you never want to rely on one in the backcountry. After all, ...

    Posted by Francesca K on July 14, 2011 12:54 PM & Tagged apps, electronics, gps receivers and smartphone | permalink | Comments

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