Walkie-talkies are incredibly useful tools and are widely used throughout different industries as the go-to communication tool.
But they are also incredibly useful for leisure activities. From helping with events to staying safe when adventuring outdoors, walkie-talkies can help you enjoy the summer.
Cost-effective, easy to use, and tough, walkie-talkies can be used for everything from fun kids’ games to keeping safe on wilderness hikes and much more besides. Here are just a few ways that walkie-talkies can enhance your enjoyment of this year’s summer season.
1. Keeping the kids entertained
If you have never considered buying a set of walkie-talkies for the kids, then you are missing out on a whole range of benefits. Keeping the kids busy all summer is something that many parents dread. The great news is that kids love walkie-talkies, and with a little imagination, a set of kids walkie-talkies can keep them amused for hours every day.
But it gets even better, rainy days and summer holidays are a double whammy for parents. But walkie-talkies can also be used to have great fun indoors. Kids love to play with walkie-talkies, and some great ideas on what games kids can play are listed below:
- Hide and Seek – There are endless variations on how walkie-talkies can be used to enhance the age-old favourite of hide-and-seek. One option is to give the seekers a radio and let them coordinate the search. It also helps to build teamwork and social skills.
- Role-Playing Games – This is great fun both indoors and outdoors. Kids love to role-play. Firefighters and police, doctors and nurses, and rescue teams can all be enhanced with a set of walkie-talkies.
- Scavenger Hunt – Setting up a scavenger hunt is easy, and walkie-talkies can be used either to give out clues or as a way of keeping teams in touch with each other as they hunt down the next clue.
These are just a few of the dozens of games that can be played, the only limit is imagination! But they are also a fantastic safety aid for parents. It allows them to let the kids out of sight and still know that they can contact them at any time.
Walkie-talkies don’t break the bank either! For example, a family-friendly pack of six Motorola Talkabout T42 costs less than an entry-level smartphone.
2. As a crucial accessory when venturing into the great outdoors
Summer sees droves of us heading out to enjoy the glory of the Irish countryside. Walkie-talkies are a must-have accessory. There is hardly an outdoor activity that wouldn’t be enhanced simply by making sure your packing list always includes a walkie-talkie.
Walkie-talkies are a reliable method of keeping hiking groups or groups of walkers in touch with each other, which is a real safety boost. But they can also be used as an organisational tool and enhance safety in many activities, including:
- Mountain Biking
- Trail Running
- Boating and canoeing
Another advantage of two-way radios is that they don’t rely on a mobile service to work and mobile reception can be patchy in the countryside – to say the least! Finally, many walkie-talkies like the waterproof and dustproof Kenwood TK-3501 Analogue ProTalk 446, for instance, are designed to withstand the roughest environments, so they won’t let you down when you need them most.
3. As a fantastic tool for keeping fetes, sports days, and other summer events running smoothly
This year looks to be a bumper year for summer events. For the first time in a couple of years, we can welcome back many events that have had to be cancelled because of Covid-19. This is great news, but it does mean a busy year ahead for event organisers.
Fetes, flower shows, village festivals, music festivals, sports days, and open days – Events of all shapes and sizes can have their smooth running and safety enhanced by using walkie-talkies. Two-way radios ensure easy and clear communication between organisers and staff or helpers.
Instant communication is often essential in such events, and this is made easy with push-to-talk walkie-talkies. They also have a great battery life which is perfect for all-day (or all-night!) events. For example, the Motorola T82 Extreme has enhanced battery life that can last for up to 18hrs.
Walkie-talkies are the perfect summer accessory for so many activities. As a safety aid, they are an invaluable tool for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Additionally, many models have extra built-in safety features.
They can also be a crucial tool in helping the organisation and running of busy summer events. From the smallest village fete to large music festivals, walkie-talkies make communication easy.
Finally, for long-suffering parents praying for the day school opens again, walkie-talkies can ease the strain and keep the kids happy for hours every day.
If you need any advice on picking the right model of a walkie-talkie, then we can help. Our walkie-talkie experts will be delighted to offer you free and impartial advice on what are the perfect walkie-talkies for your needs.