Your smartphone goes camping in the outdoors better than you think it will ... photo by CC user Kaboompics_com on pixabay

Though vacations can offer you a chance to get away from it all, most people don’t really want to step back from their tech, even if they’re planning a rugged getaway.

A whopping 84 percent of people feel that they couldn’t go a single day without their smartphone. Fortunately, there are many compelling reasons to hold on to your device on your next camping trip.

It’s great to explore, but if you’re not a wilderness expert you may find yourself amid a forest of unknown sights on your camping trip. This is where the right apps can swoop in and save the day.

Turn to Audubon Mammals to identify those tracks in the dirt around your campsite and determine whether your visitor was friend or foe. Leafsnap is an app developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian to help you identify plants and trees on your trip.

Your office isn’t the only place you want to have devices with creativity and productivity apps on hand. Those same tools can help you save the day while you’re in the wilderness.

Use your iPad Mini 3 and the SAS Survival Guide to signal for help in Morse code or tie the perfect knot. T-Mobile’s wide coverage and fastest 4G LTE network make it possible.

Take your iPad with you fireside and you can use helpful camping cookbook apps to prepare a gourmet meal even without your fully equipped home kitchen.

Choosing a camping trip for your next vacation can have a wealth of benefits, from helping you get more vitamin D to easing your stress levels.

Outfit yourself with the right apps while you’re preparing for your escape and you’ll be prepared for anything in the wild. Check out the infographic below to learn more about how your smartphone or tablet can help improve your experience.