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Backpacker Magazine – Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2010

Four All-Star iPad Apps for Camping

Is the iPad coming to a campsite near you? It saves its weight in maps, guidebooks, novels, songs, and more. Here are four top apps for hikers.

by: Anthony Cerretani

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GoSkyWatch Planetarium (Courtesy Photo)
GoSkyWatch Planetarium (Courtesy Photo)
Campwhere (Courtesy Photo)
Campwhere (Courtesy Photo)
Maplets (Courtesy Photo)
Maplets (Courtesy Photo)
Army Survival for iPad (Courtesy Photo)
Army Survival for iPad (Courtesy Photo)

Campwhere $6
Put all 9,500 public U.S. and Canadian campgrounds at your fingertips. Offline, access GPS coordinates, elevation, and contact and reservation numbers, search for sites (they’re all stored locally on the app), save your favorites, and figure out which sites are federal, state, and local.

With a network connection, find the sites nearest you, get one-touch access to websites and daily weather reports, and tap into Google Maps for directions. You’ll never sleep in a motel (or your car) again.

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