BAOFENG BF F8HP – Review and Recommended Accessories
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BAOFENG BF F8HP – Review and Recommended Accessories

The Baofeng BF-F8HP is a handheld two-way ham radio, the upgraded successor to the notorious and popular UV-5R.  We’ll compare the two and suggest some recommended accessories. This radio can listen to: VHF and UHF Ham frequencies and FM, NOAA, GMRS and FRS without a license.  All transmissions (broadcasts) require an FCC license.  Transmitting HAM…

The 4 Layers of Cold Weather Clothing Everyone Should Know
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The 4 Layers of Cold Weather Clothing Everyone Should Know

Learn to dress for winter with the best cold weather clothing for warmth and safety, including windshells and wicking layers to protect from wind and sweat. In this post, we’ll answer common questions about winter clothes and dressing for cold weather. Then we’ll get into the four layers of cold weather clothing, and our picks…

Everything You Need to Know About the 18650 Battery
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Everything You Need to Know About the 18650 Battery

This post tells you everything you need to know about 18650 batteries. We’ll talk about different types, features, charging, lifespans, and our recommendations for batteries and chargers. What is an 18650? An 18650 is a lithium ion rechargeable battery. Their proper name is “18650 cell”. The 18650 cell has voltage of 3.7v and has between…

Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

A portable clothes washer is great for RV camping, apartments, dorms, condos – anywhere you don’t have a ton of space. Manual clothes washers also save on electricity and are great for emergency situations. I put four of the most popular portable washers to the test at our off grid home, and share the results…