5 Apps to Make Your Adventures More Carefree

While the majority of us venture into the woods and elsewhere to reconnect with nature and disconnect from technology, a lot can be said for how much easier and more enjoyable the plethora of gadgets and gizmos have made our adventures. In the case of mobile applications, there are so many to choose from, but we decided to highlight 5 that we feel are totally worth downloading before you hit the road the next time.


  • Contains a massive directory of routes all over the world
  • Allows access to maps of locations worldwide
  • Records and shares your adventures
  • Allows you to view your account and maps on four devices simultaneously
  • Plots your routes in-app or on your PC
  • Shares your real-time location with friends and family
  • Allows you to view your stats for every track recorded

Visit Outdooractive.com

First Aid by American Red Cross

  • Fully integrated with 911 so you can call EMS from the app at any time
  • Simple step-by-step instructions that guide you through everyday first aid scenarios
  • Videos and animations to aid in understanding
  • Safety tips on anything, from severe winter weather to hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes to help you prepare
  • Preloaded content for offline help
  • Interactive quizzes allowing you to earn badges you can share with friends

Visit American Red Cross

MyRadar - Weather Radar

  • HD Radar
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Weather Alerts
  • Temperatures
  • Hurricane Tracking
  • Aviation Features
  • NOAA Alerts
  • Storm Tracking

Visit MyRadar


  • Records and shares your outdoor activity
  • Lets you see your route on a map with geotagged photos, videos, notes along with descriptions, states and more
  • You can share your trips on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest
  • Creates trips with a GPS file (gpx, mL) or track editor on ramblr.com

Visit Ramblr.com


  • Over 50,000 trails with reviews and photos
  • Over 3 million hikers, campers, and mountain bikers
  • Records your time, speed, and elevation
  • Creates custom maps and routes

Visit AllTrails.com

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