I want to get some communication devices. I was wondering what would be the best way to go. I don't want to worry about licensing or complicated equipment. I thought a CB would be good. I could have a CB in the car and then have hand held units in case people need to leave the car. We could also use these to communicate close to the house. I like the idea of being able to call for help if we're on the road. Some handhelds use regular batteries - an idea that I like since I don't have to worry about recharging. It seems the 2 ways are smaller, use less power, have more channels. However, they're only good for communicating with your personal group. They also claim to have a better range. They also generally use lithium batteries. I live in the city. I don't know what that means in terms of how many people will be using the CB's in the area. I'm leaning towards the CB as it seems more useful. What do you guys think?