Go camping doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some gadgets from Verizon Wireless.
The “glamping” (glamorous camping) trend may is taking off nationwide, but most people can’t afford to drop thousands on a campsite complete with a personal chef, butler and king-sized bed.
Here are our suggestions for doable touches to up your camping style — and stay connected to your social circle — while in the great outdoors.
Red Cross First Aid app (Free, iOS and Android)
This app gives you simple step-by-step instructions to guide you through everyday first aid scenarios, and it’s fully integrated with 911 so you can call EMS from the app at any time.
SAS Survival Guide app ($5.99, iOS)
This app provides photo galleries of animal tracks; knots; edible, medicinal and poisonous plants; sea creatures and snakes. It can serve as a Morse Code signaling device and features a Survival Checklist, a Sun Compass and a section on Extreme Climate Survival.
HTC Fetch ($29.99)
This little gadget is an essential when you’re going deep into the woods! It can help you locate your keys if you lose them or your smartphone if you lose it. Attach this little device to your key ring and press the button to activate your phone’s ringtone via Bluetooth within almost 50 feet. You can also you the “Last Seen” tracking feature from your smartphone to find keys on Google Maps.
GoPro Hero ($299.99)
For any camping adventure, the waterproof GoPro camera will help you capture photos previously unthinkable. There are GoPro mounts for attaching the camera to gear, body, helmets, vehicles, kayaks and more. With a 10 megapixel camera with enhanced low-light performance, you get beautiful results in any lighting conditions.
Share pictures and videos easily via built-in Wi-Fi
Total Mobile Protection
Smartphones and tablets can be big investments, and in the great outdoors, you’ll want to consider adding a layer of protection to your investment with Total Mobile Protection. This is a new Verizon program that includes insurance, extends the manufacturer’s warranty, and offers next day device replacement. TMP also offers premium tech support and security to protect mobile devices from viruses, malware, and other mobile threats with the Verizon Mobile Security app.