BAOFENG BF F8HP – Review and Recommended Accessories
|

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 and alternatives. 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. …

The 4 Layers of Cold Weather Clothing Everyone Should Know
|

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…

Emergency Radios (Handheld Radios)
| |

Emergency Radios (Handheld Radios)

Emergency radios are designed to keep you connected when regular communications fail. In emergency situations like hurricanes, tornadoes, or power outages, a simple “receive only” type radio will get the job done. For communicating back and forth, you’ll need a transceiver radio. A transceiver is a device that both transmits and receives. We’ll share our…

The Best Cheap Flashlight (Under $4 each and Crazy Bright)
| |

The Best Cheap Flashlight (Under $4 each and Crazy Bright)

As part of our effort to be prepared for everyday emergencies, we went on a hunt for the best cheap flashlight. Our target was a durable, inexpensive high lumen flashlight that we could give out freely and not worry if it was lost. It needed to be a flashlight bright enough for a light source…

Everything You Need to Know About the 18650 Battery
|

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…