I have googled till my head hurts. Lol I use a CB at camp and who ever leaves out takes the mobile, well we all know they suck. Short range, 9 AA alkaline don't last long. So I want to get another Cobra Ultra III, a 10-12 ah battery and have it so it can be carried on a 3 wheeled push buggy or pack frame like a ManPack radio or even a simple shoulder strap pack. Problem I'm having is antenna setup. I see FireStick has a no groundplane setup but has a dang 17' cable.. isn't it bad to coil it to fit in a pack ? How about a directional ? I would just get a cable and antenna for the mobile but by the time you add said cable and antenna, plus in SHTF you would end up on a 12v battery anyways why not build a ManPack radio ? And I don't care about HAM I just need to talk to me and mine. Ideas ?