Heading off to the great outdoors is all about leaving the trappings of the modern world behind—but maybe not all your tech. Emergency alerts on your phone, or a quick search to see if those tasty-looking berries you found are safe to eat, are just a couple of good reasons to have a smartphone handy. And then there’s the fun stuff, like listening to music while you fish, or sharing photos with friends who couldn’t make the trip.
Keeping your gadgets humming while you commune with nature does take planning, though. Here’s some gear that’ll turn your next outdoor adventure into one you can track, share, and enjoy without necessarily breaking the bank.