Survival Apps for Food-Loving Campers Slideshow

Survival Apps for Food-Loving Campers Slideshow

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Search over 700 recipes by category or keyword on the Camp Recipes! app and you’ll glean tried-and-true meal inspirations for the next five days or, actually, a whole summer’s worth of camping. The app even includes survival and backpacker recipes, so as long as you have solar iPhone charger, you’re good to go.

Details: $1.99, no Wi-Fi connection required, and it’s available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Coleman knows a thing or two about cooking in the wild. And the recipes on Coleman’s Camping Cookbook app aren’t just a lesson in wiener roasting either. Think fancy and inventive camp food like muffins in an orange shell, bananas foster French toast, fireside fondue, and beer can chicken.

Details: Free, no Wi-Fi connection required, and it’s available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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With its hand-rolled pasta and churned bourbon molasses ice cream, most recipes in the Epicurious app are far from camping friendly, unless you search by “picnic ideas.” Here I discovered more than a heaping helping of recipes to Jean-Georges-ify your outdoor-cooked meals. Some gems include: quinoa, garbanzo, and spinach salad with paprika dressing; foil-grilled polenta stack with navy bean salad; grilled chicken breasts with honeydew salsa, and the best-ever BLT wrap.

Details: Free, no Wi-Fi connection required, and it’s available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android.

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After you get past a fear of bug bites (or bigger animal’s bites), the thought of camping can still intimidate even the most organized traveler. Knowing what to bring to ensure a safe and fun camping trip can be daunting — unless you utilize this Camping Checklist app that guides you through packing everything from cooking equipment to perishables and first aid items.

Details: $0.99, no Wi-Fi connection required, and it’s available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Every camper must have a compass and flashlight. It’s part of the unwritten camping code. How else will you find the bathroom at night? Bonus, the compass app is included in your iPhone and easily downloadable on other platforms. Flashlight apps are many (all free), but here's the one we are partial to.

Details: Free, no Wi-Fi connection required, and it’s available for iPhone.

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When an app teaches you the same survival lessons used by Britain’s fiercest fighting force, you stand at attention and listen. The SAS Survival Guide Lite will teach you how to build fires, find water, navigate by the stars, and create signals and codes. Yes, sir!

Details: Free, no Wi-Fi connection required, and it’s available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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No, this app does not miraculously mist your surroundings with repellant. Instead, Bug Spray does something much less messy: emits three high frequency tones known to repel insects.

Details: Free, no Wi-Fi connection required, and it’s available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Survival Apps for Food-Loving Campers Slideshow