(BPT) - Camping is a getaway, a break from the chaos and a chance to be in nature for that fresh fall air.
For some, camping means getting back to the basics to recharge. But camping doesn't always mean you need to sacrifice technology. In fact, your smartphone can be one of your biggest assets. To help you get the most out of your fall camping trip, here are four hacks to help you become one with nature while staying connected.
Map it out.Smartphones can help you map your route before you even pack your bags. GPS apps create hiking routes and will even sync and save the best ones for future trips. Many apps even allow for adding points of interest along the way. Worried you may lose connection when you hit the trails? Net10 Wireless customers get nationwide coverage on America's best networks - without any contract or mystery fees, and with savings up to 25 percent* over current plans. No wonder it's been dubbed the "no worries network."
Look to the stars.Clear nights on the campground can be a great opportunity to grab a blanket near the fire and stargaze. Now you're able to have the knowledge of the entire galaxy at your fingertips. Many apps allow you to view constellations and even planets using augmented reality by holding your phone up to the sky. Go beyond the classics such as the Big and Little Dippers, and learn a bit of history behind new constellations along the way.
Liven up the kumbaya. Spice up the trip with the latest tunes. Have your favorite playlist on hand for your trip from start to finish. Many music streaming apps even have created playlists specifically for camping, road tripping and hiking. Bonus tip: Still want more entertainment? Bring along a smartphone projector and play a movie on the back of your tent, under the stars. You'll be the hit of the campsite.
Be prepared with the "no worries network."Sometimes the unexpected can happen in the wilderness. Be sure to have your phone on hand in case you need to check weather reports or contact a park ranger. For only $40 a month, Net10 Wireless' no contract cell service makes this easy. You'll get nationwide coverage on one of America's top four networks and the first 3 GB of data at high speeds, then 2G**, making it easy to stay in touch with friends and family throughout your trip. Plus, you can make the switch while keeping your current phone and number with the Net10 Wireless Bring Your Own Phone program.
Get outside and explore this fall. Visit www.Net10Wireless.com for more ways to save!