By Sam Dawson
Hunters and campers relish the moment they step out into the wilderness with all their equipment.
But before that can happen, land rentals, paperwork, and permit lotteries can turn organizing a trip outdoors into a nightmare.
That’s why this one new app is trying to make organizing an outdoor excursion as easy as requesting a ride on Uber.
Reserving Land and Permits Used to Be a Nightmare
In many states, hunters and campers find their ideal spots by being well connected.
Whether it’s knowing a friend of a friend who owns acres of beautiful land, or by joining a hunting club, it’s usually word of mouth that spreads information about good land to use and permission to use it.
If you’re lucky and you have a knack for research, you might be able to find what you need online, but booking private land on your own can get pricey very quickly.
And in many states, figuring out the hunting and camping permits for government land is a total nightmare for beginners.
Plus, the restrictions for government land use can put their own damper on your plans.
Luckily, this new app is hoping to solve all these issues.
New Outdoor App Takes the Hassle Out of Reserving Land
The app is called Outdoor Access, and if you don’t have a smart phone or tablet you can just as easily use the website on your computer.
The app works by listing all the land or experiences they offer in your area.
Whether you’re a hunter, angler, camper, or someone who just wants to get outside, they try to fill each area with plenty of options.
The app requires you to sign up and pay a subscription fee, but once your account is ready you could set up your next trip in no time.
Who’s Land Is Being Listed?
Outdoor Access works a lot like Uber or AirBnB in the sense that all the land you see on the app is being listed by individual people.
Folks who want to rent the use of their land (and sometimes their vehicles or expert knowhow) contact Outdoor Access to add a listing for them.
Land owners can be picky sometimes, and will limit what activities they will allow on their property. But the app is set up so that users can still quickly and easily filter or search the listings to find exactly what they’re looking for.
In fact, sometimes land owners aren’t even in town when their property is rented. Everything is set up through Outdoor Access, so there’s not late-night follow-ups or last-minute cancellations for silly reasons.
Using This App Can Get You Outdoors Faster
Getting outside into the clean air and wide open sky is something to be treasured.
And if the only option to get to an outdoor paradise in your area is through a stack of government paperwork, then this may be the solution for you.
For others, the speed and affordability of an app may be exactly what they need.
In any case, we hope this info helps you get outside faster, and with less hassle!
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