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Get Your Gear and Go with These Apps for the Great Outdoors

Ready to embark on an adventure in the great outdoors? Let your iPhone be your guide. From hiking to surfing these apps will make sure you head in the right direction, find the best snow and surf, and show you where to camp.

Grab Your Backpack

Put on your hiking boots , strap on your backpack, and prepare to trek the trails. These hiking apps help you find the locations you want, give you the maps you need, and keep you on track.

Gaia GPS Hiking Maps, Hike App

Setting a new standard for outdoor apps

Gaia GPS Hiking Maps, Hike App

Plan a hike with Gaia: GPS

For folks who love exploring the back country

Gaia GPS has been around for years, making wilderness exploration easier and safer than ever before. In the latest version, it's been infused with the best topographical maps available in the United States, Canada and other countries. Gaia GPS supports downloading maps for offline use, and allows you to save your tracks, way points, and maps to the cloud so you can access them from any of your iOS devices or computer. Search for trails, parks, natural features, and more from within one app.

Why we love it

Gaia GPS has, and continues to, set the standard that other outdoors GPS apps have to live up to. It includes topo maps from the United States Geological Service, United States Forestry Service, and more. It even has its own vector-based topographic map of the entire world, and all of the maps are easy to download for use even when you have no internet connection. Allowing you to record and save tracks and way points, it's like having a standalone GPS device right in your iPhone.

Map My Hike+ by Under Armour

The ultimate app for tracking and mapping your hike

Map My Hike+ by Under Armour

Map My Hike+ by Under Armour

For people who want to take their hikes more seriously

With Map My Hike+, you have a complete app for encouraging you on your hikes, tracking and mapping your travels, and sharing your experiences with others. You can also discover new paths to hike, and keep an eye on your performance progress by reviewing previous hikes. The app helps you monitor and analyze your heart rate, so you can get a real workout in while you hike. After each hike, you can access detailed statistics including pace, distance, duration, calorie burn, elevation, and more.

Why we love it

Map My Hike+ provides all the information you need to keep track of your hiking. You get detailed statistics about your workout along with a map of your hike. You can also find new hiking trails by sharing your own and discovering what trails the other 40 million members of Map My Hike+ are hiking.

SAS Survival Guide

The definitive survival guide

SAS Survival Guide

Learn essential camping and survival skills

For people who want to be able to survive emergencies in the outdoors

Written by a former SAS soldier and instructor, John "Lofty" Wiseman, the SAS Survival Guide is what you need in your back pocket to get through any outdoors emergency. It includes the full text of the book, optimized for the iPhone, along with 16 videos providing invaluable survival tips. This app also provides photo galleries of animal tracks and knots. It also gives you information on edible, poisonous, and medicinal plants. A 100+ question quiz will help you determine if you have the knowledge to survive a true emergency, and other utilities like a Morse Code signalling device and sun compass are included to help you in the wilderness.

Why we love it

When it comes to survival training, this book/app is the ultimate choice. It's chock-full of valuable information, and the app also includes handy utilities within it that will help ensure that you can deal with anything nature throws at you. It also includes Urban SAS Survival, the ultimate guide to fending for yourself in an urban environment, like after the zombie apocalypse.

Cast Your Line

If reeling in that huge fish is your favorite outdoor activity, then these apps are for you. With nautical charts, fishing maps, and navigators, you will be baiting your hook for the big catch in no time.

Track Your Target

Whether you are an expert hunter or an eager beginner, you can find just the right place with the game you seek. Grab your gear and take a look at these apps before your next big hunting excursion.

onX Hunt: #1 GPS Hunting App
onX Hunt: #1 GPS Hunting App

onX Hunt: #1 GPS Hunting App

onXmaps, Inc.

onX Hunt has been featured in Field and Stream, Outdoor Life and American Hunter as the best hunting app for any Hunter. Used by millions of US hunters.

Know where you stand with the most trusted and accurate map data: Use onX Hunt as a fully functioning free GPS on your phone. View private and public land ownership maps, Hunting Units, roads and trails, US topographic maps and more! Turn your phone into the best free hunting GPS with offline maps, location tracking GPS for hunting, and more!


• Web Map for scouting at home and syncing data to your mobile. Web Hunting Map:
• Aerial view maps and 24K Topographical Maps with GPS Navigation
• Hunting Units or Game Management Units (GMU) for multiple species (such as Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Black Bear, Elk, Moose, Mountain Lion, Mule Deer, Mountain Goat, Wolf, Whitetail Deer, and Turkey hunting)
•The onX Hunt App is a hunting GPS with tracks and custom waypoints: mark waypoints with icons or photos to navigate back to your vehicle, camp, or hunt stand
• Easily measure distances between treestands hunt stands and blinds
• Mark Custom Waypoints: Camp, Truck, Trail Cam, Deer, Elk, etc.
• Measure acreage with the Shape Tool to easily measure food plots
• Track the distance, duration, and speed of your hunt with our GPS Hunting Tracker
• Topographical quad maps
• Points of Interest & Geographic Feature
• DNR Info


Turns your phone into the best GPS for outdoor GPS functionality by using the GPS tracker built into your phone, or tablet, to display your location on the map. Cellular network coverage is NOT needed, as tile saving technology allows you to save basemaps and layers for offline use.


While onX Hunt and many of its features are free, you will also start a free Premium State Membership trial when you install the App. This allows you to try a full-featured Premium State Membership for 7 days.


With a Premium State Membership, you gain access to our proprietary hunting GPS maps developed by our GIS team. A Premium State Membership costs $29.99/year. Get the same great features of onX Hunt but with the additional benefits of:

• Public land like Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM maps), Wildlife Management Areas, County and State land hunting maps, Timber Lands, and more!
• Landowner names with property line maps and boundaries in available counties*
• Search by landowner name or hunting property landowner boundaries to scout and look for new areas to hunt.
• Save private, or public hunting land maps for use when you are out of cell phone coverage.
• GMUs or Hunting Units for multiple species (such as Antelope, Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Black Bear, Elk, Moose, Mountain Lion, Mule Deer, Mountain Goat, Wolf, White Tailed Deer, and Turkey Hunting)
• Possible Access Lands, Walk-In areas, Block Management Areas and private lands open to the public.
• The largest database of nationwide Roads and Trails ever built.
* Private landownership maps may not be available for all counties.


With an Elite Membership, you gain access to our proprietary maps for all 50 states. Easily scout and plan hunts in any state now for one membership price. Available for $99.99/year or $14.99/month.

•Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, & identify the cost of the renewal.
•Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of Purchase.
•Visit the following URL for full terms of use:
•Turn off auto-renewal via the main Settings app:


Having a problem, or want to request new features please contact us at
[email protected]

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Enhance your hunting adventure! With augmented reality, you get to see where your hunting friends are in real-time, including their direction and status. You can also plan your hunt in advance and once the hunt is over, analyze the stats.

GEO-PAK Hunt allows to make the experience safer and more organized - the app has everything you will need as a hunter.

With GEO-PAK Hunt, you can:
NEW! Use trackers to know where your dogs are
NEW! Even offline, know where your friends are using Smart GEOGrid
Easily navigate to the points of interest and other pins
Analyze distance to objects near you using the camera
View your group members’ position, speed, direction, and status (Ready, Wait, Searching, Using dog, Leaving, and SOS)
Get solunar and weather information and wind speed and direction
Get animal data from your trail cameras
Drop pins at points of interest and map property boundaries
Keep and share journal records with photos (Observation, Miss, Wounding, Game down)
View hunting statistics to analyze the adventure

Smart GPS power saving mode will take care of your phone’s battery, but keep in mind that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Planning: sun/moon and weather/wind information
Real-time location tracking – see your own position
Create up to 10 pins and journals

Augmented reality with real-time direction and distances to other participants, pins, and objects
Instantaneous Rangefinder: map key distances
Create new hunting groups and invite your friends
View live GPS tracking of all group members
Create up to 1,000 hunting areas/boundaries
Create up to 1,000 pins and journals and share with your groups
Rotating map according to compass
Unlimited hunting path records

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iHunt By Ruger Hunting Calls

iHunt By Ruger Hunting Calls

iHunt, LLC

A sports hunting app and game call with many extra features such as solunar times, weather forecast, tracking logs and more. Over 750 calls from 55+ species with ability to create your own animal calls playlist. More animal calls added yearly for FREE! Free to download (75 calls free and in-app purchase for the rest) so you can see and test our awesome features.


◆◆◆ Featured by Apple as “New & Noteworthy” sports hunting app! ◆◆◆

If you are a dedicated deer hunter, duck hunter, or other game, you must have our app. Our animal calls collection include: elk, coyote, moose, bear, pheasant, wolf, bird, duck, deer, wild boar, raccoon, and many other wildlife and predators. Includes species for S. Africa, Europe and Australia (full list below).


• Download and try the app for FREE. (75 calls are free and in-app purchase for the rest)
• Over 750 animal calls from 50+ species including coyote, moose, elk, pheasant, bear, predators, and other wildlife.
• Ability to create your own animal call Playlist of any length.
• Use Solunar Time to know when the animals and fish are active before you go fishing or hunting.
• Activity Log with Current GPS coordination or Location on Map features.
• Upload your photos or see photos from other hunters.
• Weather Forecast to know the wind direction or the weather situation before you go on your outdoor and hunting trip.
• Compass to help you find your way when you are hunting.
• Flashlight to follow animal blood trails.
• Learn about Ruger guns, rifles, and shooting tips.

The iHUNT Advantage:

With the Playlist feature you can create almost infinite number of animal calls. You can attract game animals more easily, even educated varmints because you can avoid playing the same call sequence twice.

The Weather Forecast lets you know the current wind direction. Now you can plan your hunting session and avoid being caught downwind from deer and coyotes.

The Solunar Times will inform you about the moon phases and feeding times of fish and game animals. Plan the fishing and hunting times with the greatest activity.

Use the Activity Log to make notes about your hunting and fishing trips. You can note what happened, what works and what doesn’t, what to avoid, or other observations that will be useful for you when you plan your next trip.

Available calls:
• Alligators & Crocs
• Bears
• Birds
• Bobcats
• Buffalo & Bison
• Chickens
• Chipmunks
• Cows
• Coyotes
• Crows
• Deer & Antelope
• Donkeys
• Ducks
• Elk
• Foxes
• Geese
• Goats
• Hawks & Eagles
• Jackals
• Mice & Rats
• Moose
• Owls
• Pheasant
• Prairie dogs
• Quail
• Rabbit & Hare
• Raccoon, Possum & Beaver
• Sheep & Lamb
• Snipe Birds
• Squirrels
• Turkeys
• Wild Boar & Pigs
• Wildebeest
• Wolves
• Zebra

There is no need to spend over $200 to get a specialized electronic caller. You can access all the calls you will need with various advanced features for a cost less than the *battery* of those devices!

If you need louder calls or extend the range of the calls, you can purchase our iHUNT bluetooth speaker. This device will get you the volume up to 110 db and give you more than > 50 yards range. Discount codes included with the app.

◆◆◆ We've been the #1 selling hunting app for over 3 years now! Forget about the rest and go with the best: iHunt! ◆◆◆

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Pursuit - Hunt & Fish
Pursuit - Hunt & Fish

Pursuit - Hunt & Fish

Pur-suit, LLC

PURSUIT is a hunting and fishing mobile utility tool, which makes it simple to buy or renew hunting and fishing licenses. Users can access their information quickly to help ease the process of renewing or buying online.

PURSUIT is also a hunting and fishing mapping platform, with which users can drop annotations and take location-based field notes for review months or years down the road. Information remains stored in your device and is linked to the outdoorsmen.

Pursuit has brought simple and easy to use design to ensure that we provide a utility tool to hunting and fishing enthusiasts.


- Store hunting and fishing licenses for you or other in your party.

- Access state web portals to purchase or renew hunting and fishing licenses

- Expiration Notifications for hunting and fishing licenses.

- Location and date based field notes

- Store personal information on areas, camping, access and hunting and fishing specific notes

- Store Hunter ID and state issued ID numbers for renewal and purchase

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TerraStride Inc.

HuntStand, the #1 free hunting app in the world, is the only hunting and land management app you will ever need. This revolutionary app is packed with invaluable mapping, weather, tracking, and social features.

HuntStand was carefully designed to work in both online and offline environments. Using this app, you will have access to offline weather and maps of your hunt areas. You can edit your maps while out “in the field” then sync them with your HuntStand account.

Use our Harvest, Sightings, and Task logging features to understand your property like never before.

Fully map your property using 67 easily discernible custom icons, shapes, and lines including scouting marks, stands, property boundaries, food plots, ponds, roads, trails, and numerous other important objects of interest. Attach notes to your map objects and sort them by time and type.

View distance and area measurements using our advanced measurement tools. Our app will give you extremely accurate map-based distances in feet, meters, and yards and area measurements in acres.

HuntStand's interface is simple, yet powerful, and puts many useful tools right at your fingertips.

Create an account and gain the ability to:
-Sync Hunting Area maps with
-View and edit maps using ultra-advanced on-line mapping features
-See private property boundaries and owner info (10/month for free)
-Share maps with friends
-Create a personal profile
-Add friends to your network
-Locate your friends using the Friend Finder feature
-Watch content from Carbon Media
-Join group hunting areas (allowing you to share and edit maps with your hunting friends)
-View advanced statistics built from your personal harvest and sighting history
-Sync your maps with other devices (computers, tablets, phones)

HuntStand features our revolutionary patent pending HuntZone technology. The HuntZone scent tool shows wind speed, direction, distance, and time in the most streamlined and efficient way possible. You can “slide” through wind forecasts and view the effects on your desired hunting area. The HuntZone tracks where your scent will be both at a specific time and throughout your hunt, allowing you to plan accordingly.

Have access to highly detailed weather and solunar information including a current weather page, (with useful charts) a 72 hour forecast, and a 5 day outlook.

HuntStand, powered by TerraStride, will revolutionize the way people hunt and operate in the outdoors.

In-App Purchase Subscriptions:

Unlimited Parcels - $11.99 per year
• Receive 1-year of unlimited parcel requests for $11.99.
• $11.99 will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the year.
• Your account will be charged $11.99 for a 1-year renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the year.
• The subscription may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
• Any unused portion of the 10 free parcels clicks per month will be forfeited when the user purchases a parcel subscription, and the 10 free parcel clicks per month will resume normally if the user cancels their subscription.

Ad-Free version - $5.99 per year
• Receive 1-year of no advertising within the app for $5.99.
• $5.99 will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase.
• The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the year.
• Your account will be charged $5.99 for a 1-year renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the year.
• The subscription may be managed by you, and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.

Disclaimer: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

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Catch a Wave

From the best beaches to the biggest waves, if you like to surf, check out these apps. Get the forecast for your favorite surfing spot or discover a new one. So, wax your board and suit up to catch the next wave.

MSW Surf Forecast
MSW Surf Forecast

MSW Surf Forecast


Find the best beaches and waves

Check the surf forecast, get the location conditions, and view the helpful charts. The MSW Surf Forecast app is the tool you need before you head to the beach for your next surfing adventure.

Bundle Up

Maybe you are a snow-seeker and cannot get enough of winter activities. From snowboarding to skiing to snow reports, snag an app that will get you warmed up for those chilly weather sports.

Snow Report & Forecast

Snow Report & Forecast

LW Brands, LLC

** The #1 NOAA Snow Report & Forecast app **

Features Include:
* Recent snowfall reports
* 3-day hourly snowfall forecast
* 7-day snowfall prediction charts
* 5-day National Weather Service weather summary
* Detailed NWS Discussion reports
* Easily add multiple weather stations to your 'favorites'
* Click any point on the map for a spot specific forecast

NOAA Weather Forecast Reports Include:
- Snowfall
- Cumulative snow depth
- Rainfall
- Wind speed
- Air temperature
- Relative Humidity

** Available for iPad and iPhone **

Important Note: NOAA weather stations are primarily available for the continental USA and most of Canada. Data is not available in Hawaii or Alaska. If you have questions about data coverage, please email me.

The new 5-day NOAA/NWS Point-Forecast feature is only available for locations in USA territory.

Please feel free to contact me with questions, feedback, feature requests and bug reports at [email protected]




Cloudnine Weather LLC

Plan your perfect powder day or ski vacation with OpenSnow.

Conveniently displayed on your iOS device, OpenSnow gives you access to the best snow forecasts, snow reports, and live webcams for over 2,000 mountain locations across the United States, Canada, Japan, and Europe.

Main features include daily analysis from OpenSnow’s team of local forecasters, the ability to compare your favorite mountains on one screen, and the option to receive custom snow forecast and report alerts so you never miss another powder day.

Download today and see why WIRED named OpenSnow as one of “The Best Mobile Apps for Skiing and Snowboarding”.

— OpenSnow All-Access, In-App Purchase —

Payment for OpenSnow All-Access entitles you to OpenSnow All-Access usage and its features. OpenSnow All-Access is an auto-renewable subscription, which will renew yearly at $19.99. Payment will be charged to the user's iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. The account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

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Sales through Apple iTunes will be governed by Apple’s refund policy. We value all of our customers and encourage you to provide feedback on your experience. Please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Set Up Camp

When your outdoor activities take you to the woods, a lake, or a mountain, find the ideal place to set up camp for the night. These campground finders help you locate RV, cabin, and tent spots quickly and easily.

Camp & RV - Tents to RV Parks

Camp & RV - Tents to RV Parks

Allstays LLC

Camp & RV - Tents to RV Parks

For those interested in a campground locator that provides rest area, fuel, and repair spots.

Camp & RV from Allstays LLC provides a simple way to find the campground that’s right for your next outdoor adventure. The app includes filters for finding the perfect spot, whether it be for tent or RV camping. You can also check out rest area locations, parking lots, and repair centers.

Why we love it

For finding your ultimate campground, Camp & RV is the way to go.

KOA | RV, Cabin & Tent Camping

Find official KOA campgrounds for tents, RVs, and cabins in the U.S. and Canada.

KOA | RV, Cabin & Tent Camping

Get full details and book

For those who like KOA campgrounds and want to reserve sites directly from the app.

KOA Campgrounds is a terrific app for locating KOA sites. The app not only provides campground and site details, but also includes hot deals, campground maps, filtering options, notifications, and more. Whether you have a tent or RV or would rather stay in a cabin, this app makes it easy to find the perfect spot.

Why we love it

KOA Campgrounds is the best way to find KOA locations across the U.S. and Canada. Once you find the spot you want, you can book your site from the app with a tap.

Camp and Tent

Find campgrounds with tent, RV, or both types of sites in the U.S. and Canada.

Camp and Tent

Pick a state, type, and city

For those who like campground finders with tons of details and tent only site options.

Camp and Tent is a great tool for finding campgrounds across the U.S. as well as Canada. With tons of filter options, you can find the exact type of site you want. The app also includes maps, reviews, weather, and ratings, along with campground details, in one handy app.

Why we love it

Camp and Tent has a nice variety of features, filters, and details for finding the ideal campground for your trip.

Read and Explore

If you love everything outdoors, from sports to activities to camping, then these magazine apps are perfect. Check out park locations, wildlife details, new trails, and much more with the flip of page.