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The Swiss Army Knife Of The Digital Age


February 18, 2019

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Apps like Avenza Maps provide real time location when exploring outdoors. Avenza, and many others like it, allow users to download detailed maps of parks, national forests and BLM lands.

What is technology's place in the outdoors? Often we go out and immerse ourselves in nature in order to detach from modern society. We seek peace and serenity, enjoying the sound of the wind blowing through the leaves of trees and the birds chirping from their branches. When we encounter someone on the trail using a cell phone or playing music, we throw a few darting glances of disapproval and hope to create distance between ourselves and that insult to our ears as quickly as possible. So, is there a place for technology?

We've been using technology to improve our experience in the outdoo...

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