What is your favorite feature of the two way radio operation? Personally, I like the design job – It is cooler than an Inuit’s underpants!
When camping or hiking, you are typically in a remote area with no cellular signal. This can pose a danger for those that might get lost or injured on the trail. Walkie talkie sets are the perfect solution, keeping everyone in touch and aware of what’s going on.
When packing for a camping trip, everyone goes through the list of what’s needed to be as safe and as comfortable as possible while in the great outdoors. Although you’re trying to get back to nature, you need some modern conveniences to insure your health and well being. 2 way radios are one such necessity. When camping or hiking, many vacationers quickly lose track of where they are and how far they’ve gone. This can have serious consequences. Whether it be protection from bad weather or wild animals, most recreational campers are not equipped to stick it out over night in the woods.
With two Way Radio sets they can communicate with others in their party so that they can safely make their way back to camp. Some of the more sophisticated models include a GPS system allowing you to mark your coordinates. Some even have a weather radio feature to keep you informed of what might be headed your way. This information is invaluable when out in the elements and are designed to help you stay ahead of potential disaster.
Understandably, most campers won’t want to carry a radio in their hand, so like a cell phone, it can be conveniently hooked to your belt with a headset so you can stay in touch while keeping your hands free. Some two way communication devices even come in the form of a watch that you wear on your wrist. Thankfully, many walkie talkie sets today have been transformed into a sophisticated means of instant communication.
Obviously, an FRS walkie talkie that covers a larger range are ideal for campers. Although you might not travel that far, it’s good to know that you can stay in touch should you wander further than expected.
You might be convinced that you would never travel more than a certain distance from base camp, but it’s better to have that greater range and not need it, than to need it and not have it. In addition to distance, you also need to consider things that could interfere or lesson the range of the walkie talkies. Trees, mountains, rocks and hills can all play a part in how much range you can get with your walkie talkie set.
Before your next camping trip, make a walkie talkie set part of your gear. Compact and easy to use, the walkie talkie is a must have for anyone that is considering being away from other modern methods of communication. Many have paid the price by not being prepared for the unexpected when a relatively small investment would have made the difference between a negative and positive outcome. Next time you get lost, you will be prepared and be back at camp in no time.