The tech that backpackers are bringing on their outings has evolved dramatically over the last few years. Backpackers have always utilized technology in one form or another to keep in touch, stay safe or plan trips, and this hasn’t changed. Approximately 40 percent of online travelers utilize social media sites to gather information about their travel destinations, reports Stikkymedia. If you are planning your backpacking adventure, be it across the entire Australasia region or through a U.S. national park, here are some of the best gadgets to bring along. _______________________________________________________________________ Suunto Core Outdoor Watch If you are trying to pack light, the Suunto Core multifunctional watch is an incredible boon. This combination wristwatch contains a built in compass, temperature sensor and barometer that can be customized based on altitude for peak accuracy. Featuring multiple watch, time, and date functions, the Suunto Core is water resistant to 30 meters and features a depth meter for snorkeling that functions up to 10 meters. Combined with the sunrise and sunset alerts and storm alarms, the Suunto Core plays the role of a dozen tools while conveniently strapped to your wrist for easy access. It’s the easiest to read in low-light conditions, and if...

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