October 17, 2018
I remember playing with walkie talkies as a kid - it usually ending with arguing with my brother since we were both stubborn and trying to talk over the radios at the same time. Then as I got older and cell phones became a increasingly more high-tech, walkie talkies fell to wayside. I dismissed them as communication for my technology-challenged dad. This summer that all changed with my first pair of Midland two way radios.
I began taking them on camping, hiking, and backpacking trips mainly for the NOAA weather scan feature. I’ve been caught high in the alpine when a storm -- not in the morning’s forecast -- rolled in quickly and ferociously. My two way radios came in handy when my backpacking group split up to scope out campsites around an alpine lake. On each adventure, I found myself using the radios more and more. My next trip took me backpacking the North Cascades in early October.