Another type to check on is a “GMRS” type of handheld radio. The Chinese ones are actually cheaper than the Baofengs and you could use them now, no license required. They fall into a general public use spectrum like a CB radio uses.
Without a repeater, look up that definition, the best way to use GMRS or Baofengs is a ring conversation (sometimes called a “Relay”) to pass information within a group in a geographic area. “A” tells “B” who tells “C” and etc.