Cellphones have become such an integral part of life that most people can’t stand to go one day without them. If you’re like most people, you are constantly checking your email, texting friends, using your phone’s navigation features, snapping pictures, playing games, and so much more. Luckily, the infrastructure is in place to give you cell service no matter where you go. This includes camping deep in the woods or in the mountains.
The old adage that you need to “disconnect when you’re on vacation” is no longer relevant. Your cellphone is actually an invaluable tool that can help you out in all sorts of situations. Many consider their cellphone a survival aid when camping. For instance, you can look up information about plants that are safe to eat, use your navigation feature to find water or safety, and call family and friends to alert them that you need help. Of course, your cellphone can also help you with other aspects of camping.
There are apps to help you pack and plan for your trip. You can also find apps to help you find campsites and the best places to pitch your tent. Once you’re settled into your site, you can whip out your phone to help you cook or have fun. Some useful apps are Audubon Mammals to distinguish animal tracks, and Leafsnap to identify poisonous plants around your campsite. Come nightfall, your cellphone can help you navigate the night sky with an app like Star Walk that identifies constellations in seconds.
Mobile devices from Samsung like the Galaxy S 5 offer all sorts of features to make your camping trip more fun and safe. And with a fast, wide-ranging network like T-Mobile, there’s no need to leave it at home anymore. Take a look at this infographic to learn about more ways to use your cellphone when you’re camping. Your next camping trip is going to be great.