Compared to your smartphone, two way radios come off as a little low-tech. However, these rechargeable gadgets can still come in handy for keeping members of a group in communication in remote areas where phones aren’t as reliable.
Two-way radios often offer a rechargeable battery and can additionally be backed up by household batteries. It’s important to note that the talk-time can differ depending on what kind of battery charge you are relying on. Keep this in mind when considering how much you will use them and whether they will need recharged when you are off the grid.
Remember to Recycle
Rechargeable batteries are making it easier and safer than ever to enjoy nature, but it’s also important to preserve nature by recycling them once they’ve given their all.
There are plenty of ways to properly discard your used rechargeable batteries such as municipal household hazardous waste drop-off centers. Call2Recycle, the only free rechargeable battery and cell phone collection program in North America, offers over 30,000 public collection sites including national and local retailers. You can find the location of the nearest drop-off site at call2recycle.org/locator or through the Earth911 directory.
Editor’s Note: Earth911 partners with many industries, manufacturers and organizations to support its Recycling Directory, the largest in the nation, which is provided to consumers at no cost. Call2Recycle is one of these partners