NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Camping is a time to become one with nature, but don’t leave your phone at home — it can come in handy when you least expect it.

Sree Sreenivasan, tech expert from our partner network CNET and Columbia University’s chief digital officer, has a list of apps has some helpful apps for the great outdoors.

Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot

Woodall’s RV & Camping Copilot replaces the big book you have to buy every year and maps out camping and RV and camp ground locations, amenities and price range.

It also includes photos, website links and buttons to call the campsite directly.

The Coleman Camping Cookbook

This app shows you the equipment you need, meal types and ingredients for cooking while camping.

SAS Survival

This app is the entire text of the best-selling book and includes how to make knots, a sun compass, a first aid section and much more. There is also quiz to test if you’ve got what it takes to survive.


Sree Sreenivasan is CBS2′s technology expert. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook  and on his personal siteEmail your questions with “CBS New York” as the subject line.

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