Have the campers on your Christmas list mentioned what gifts they would like to receive this year? If not, Jenneth Orantia at Digital Life provides recommendations for apps that can be useful. Topping the list is the SAS Survival Guide, which combines text from John Wiseman’s survival book with interactive features. As you never know what difficulty or emergency you may encounter when camping, this could be very helpful.

Another recommendation by Ms. Orantia is Flashlight by Rik, a free app for iPhone that gives light. If you run out of batteries, these would be a good backup.

Lookout Mobile Security gives their picks for helpful camping apps as well. We Camp Here can help you find a campground, providing descriptions and reviews. Coleman Camping Cookbook can help with meal planning, while GoToAid gives first aid information for medical emergencies. An especially interesting one is Star Walk, which gives the names of the constellations and planets in your particular spot.

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