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30/9/2010 at 9:45am
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Am using iPad in a tent for video player for kids and 3G email and Internet. App 'around you' which is free is great for immediate access to info on all things worth doing in immediate area eg sights and places of interest you might not be readily aware of

What's yout tent IT? Any good apps re camping?

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30/9/2010 at 1:26pm
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Hi
App for phones to locate sky and freesat satellites in the heavens, really works.

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30/9/2010 at 5:57pm
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I do use the iPhone when I'm away (as well as carrying the work Blackberry). I used the Yorkshire Tourist Board's app this year for visit ideas, but will look at the one mentioned above. I've also used it for weather(Met Office) and run TomTom - I've also got the 1:250,000 OS mapping on their (the Road Tour one - it's free).

I have been known to take the laptop camping - sat outside the tent with the mobile phone connection to run the month end procedures at work. As my boss had already planned to be away that weekend it was a choice of doing that or not going away.

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I think that all iphone apps work on the ipad too don't they? Anyway, if I had one I'd like the app that you point at the night sky and it tells you about all the constellations of the stars. Often, getting away from built up areas in lovely rural campsites and the lack of light pollution means you can actually see the sky!


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Quote: Originally posted by Gareth29 on 30/9/2010
Is this post for real?

I am not sure what you intimating in your comment, are you against the use of smart phones and mini PC tablets in a camping environment? or do you think some folks don't really use applications to assist in enlightening themselves with the vast array of local knowledge that is freely available in digital format.

I greatly enjoy having time to browse the internet when I am away, looking for places of interest to visit, reading about the local history, biodiversity and geology.

As Victoria mentions I use an application on my phone that gives information of stars planets and constellations in the night spy, you simply point the phone camera at the area of stars you want to know about and it shows on the screen, naming the celestial objects for you. I know most folks would be uninterested by personally I enjoy it.

And yes the around me app is very useful when camping in more remote areas

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02/10/2010 at 9:49am
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I have geocaching on my iphone - would that work with an ipad? There's a national trust app which is great for finding nearby national trust places to visit. Around me is of course an essential. Oh and an AA app for finding campsites - not that I can't find all I need on here, but you never know when you might find yourself in the depths of hell and need to find somewhere else in a hurry!


02/10/2010 at 10:44am
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I have to take my i phone/laptop. We have our own business and i have to check everyday for future business or our guest house be in trouble!!!!! Very nice if you are employed/retired and know where your salary comes from every month we do not have that luxury. So don't turn your nose up at anyone wanting to use one on a site it may just be their livelyhood!!

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02/10/2010 at 11:31am
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Here are a few of my apps for camping

HD camera
around me - finds shops garages dentists vets POI's great when in an isolated spot
goskywatch - astronomy watching
outdoorsgb - OS pathfinder maps with gps - great for country walks
tomtom
btfon - log on to someone elses BT router for free internet access
Chirp - rspb program for recognising birds
geocaching - for that treasurehunt walk
gb butterfly recognise that butterfly
Tunein radio - digital quality radio4
bbc news
met office
panoscope - worked well in snowdonia automatically labels mountain peaks on your landscape pictures
grog knots -how to tie knots
Zen bound - relaxing taoism game






And of course regular weather updates are a very handy for planning an indoor or outdoor day.

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02/10/2010 at 11:38am
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Coleman camp recipes app (free), its a camp cookbook and meal planner. Handy and updated.

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