A good emergency radio can be a life saver in an emergency situation. Communication during a disaster is essential, and phone lines may be down. It is a good idea to keep a backup method for contacting others. FRS/GMRS radios are commonly used by people in all walks of life. Many of the toy walky-talkies children have even operate on these frequencies. Keep in mind the effective range of the Midland GXT1050VP4 is generally limited to about a mile and half. These camouflaged radios feature a mossy oak breakup pattern perfect for activities in the woods such as hunting and woods ball (paintball). They also feature 5 animal calls (turkey, duck, crow, cougar, and wolf). Don't be fooled by the advertised 30 miles. Maximum range for these walkie talkies can only be achieved in optimal conditions in open areas. Typical range in real world situations will be limited to 4 or 5 miles at best (this statement has not been confirmed). If you have any questions at all, lease give us a call. Midland GXT1050 Features: 22 channels plus 28 extra channels for clear, crisp communication with easy button access, up to 30 miles range (under optimal conditions. ) 387 privacy codes give you up to 5560 channel options to help you block other conversations. NOAA weather alert radio with Weather Scan automatically locks on to your local weather channel and alerts you to severe weather. 5 Animal call alerts (turkey, duck, crow, cougar, and wolf), SOS siren allows you to send out distress locate signals in an emergency situation, JIS4 waterproof protection against light rain or slashing water. (when accessories are not in use) Voice privacy scramble adds a level of security to your conversation by distorting your transmissions to other 3rd party radios. Whisper mode allows you to speak quietly and still be heard clearly by others. Group call allows you to make "direct calls" to other people within the Group without alerting the entire Group. eVox voice activated hands free operations (9 levels) Basic features: Group call, Dual watch, 10 call alerts, HI/MED/LO power settings, Channel scan, On Off Volume control knob, Silent operation, Auto squelch, Keypad lock, Vibrate alert, Monitor, Dual power options, Water resistant, Roger beep, Back-lit display (LCD), Keystroke tones, Mic and headphone jacks, Battery life extender, Drop-in charger capable, 3 year manufacturer's warranty. Items in the Package: 2 GXT1050 radios, 2 belt clips, 2 rechargeable batteries, 2 mic headsets, 1 drop in desktop charger, 1 DC (vehicle) adapter, 1 AC wall adapter, Owner's manual.