Re: What ? should I ask?
Don't even bother with FRS/GMRS, max power is 2 watts and the range is typically only a couple miles if you're lucky.
CB is still an option if you plan on running a base station with a good antenna. I would look at this first.
A better option would be for each of you to get a technician class ham license. You'd have to get the book then study and take the test but it's not too difficult if you study. This would give you access to the VHF/UHF amateur bands. If you have a 2 Meter band repeater in your area this would give you quite a bit of range. There are plenty of affordable options for 2 Meter base, mobile and handheld radios.
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