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I just got back from camping and life was quite a bit easier with my trusty iPhone and these 8 FREE Camping Apps!

1 ► FREE National Parks by National Geographic – National Geographic presents a beautiful, award-winning interactive guide to 25 of America’s most visited national parks. Included FREE are photo galleries, visitor information, and maps.

2 ► FREE Knot Guideicon – Need to tie a knot? Knot Guide will teach you the ropes!

3 ► FREE Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directoryicon – includes listings for over 14,000 RV parks, resorts and campgrounds.

4 ► FREE Survival Guide – Survival Guide is completely based on the U.S. Military Survival Manual – provides  techniques that are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, and the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid.icon

5 ► FREE CompassAppicon – a GPS-based compass application that pictorially displays the direction you are travelling.

6 ► FREE Take Ten to the Greater Outdoorsicon – designed by Columbia Sportswear to help you get the most from your adventures in the Greater Outdoors. This app is designed to introduce backcountry users to the Ten Essential Groups, a collection of items promoted by outdoor experts as critical to the safe enjoyment of our wild areas.

7 ► FREE PackPoint Packing List Travel Companion – Take the stress out of packing for your camping trip with this packing list app. You won’t forget a thing!

8 ► FREE Forecast Pointicon – 7-day forecast for any point in the continental United States, not just cities and towns!