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Old 01-24-2017, 11:15 AM   #1
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M.u.l.e.

I saw this today and had to share...

Just think of all the beer you could bring!

http://themule.com/#
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:32 AM   #2
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Just think of all the beer you could bring!
or...all the other people's trash you could bring out

No longer would I have an excuse to leave the decayed tarps and propane bottles under the lean-to.
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:33 PM   #3
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I might need to purchase one for a work project.
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:02 PM   #4
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I'm guessing these will get used to haul beer, tarps, coolers, pots and pans, canoes, etc to lean tos, but rarely get used to carry anything out
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:08 PM   #5
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Neat. Might be useful for the Lean-to Rescue gang to haul in/out shingles.

... and it's far more practical than Steve Climber's Flextrek Whipsnake.
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:55 PM   #6
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... and it's far more practical than Steve Climber's Flextrek Whipsnake.


I gotta get a pair of those "French Wedge" shorts for my next GoPro video!
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:21 PM   #7
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You had me at beer (90's movie trivia)!

Useful for hauling peoples junk out too. Pharaoh Lake for instance. Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:14 PM   #8
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There have been several different manufacturers making something like this for years. I can't see anything about this that looks like an improvement over old designs.

What's the catch?
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Old 01-26-2017, 11:34 AM   #9
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There have been several different manufacturers making something like this for years. I can't see anything about this that looks like an improvement over old designs.

What's the catch?
Any links or ideas on where to look?
I'd imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to make one.
Years ago I saw a guy with a one-wheel canoe portaging set-up similar to the image below, but I've never seen one for a backpack set-up.
Something I'd probably never really use, but might be fun to try sometime.

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Old 01-26-2017, 05:26 PM   #10
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http://dixonrollerpack.com
http://www.monowalker.com/ENG-index.html
https://www.honeybadgerwheel.com/collections/options
http://www.packwheel.com/
http://www.benpacker-hikingtrailer.com/
https://www.radicaldesign.com/walkin...-trailers.html
http://www.carrix.ch/harcarre.html
http://www.prohikeaustralia.com.au/

There was another one in particular that I remember looking at a few years ago that was geared more towards the hunter or researcher in the field. It seemed to be the most commercial and came in different load capacities with optional hard cases. Can't seem to find the company now.

I was looking into these when I first had kids and was trying to figure out how to carry everything we would need for backpacking. First, for the price of some, I figured I would be better off just building my own. Second, so far, it just hasn't been a problem.

I wonder how these handle steep descents though?
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:44 PM   #11
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Cool, thanks MrKawfey!
I kinda like the hands free contraption.
Steep downhills no doubt might be an issue with a heavy load, which may explain what looks like a hand held brake mechanism in the M.U.L.E. video, which would probably exclude it from being used legally within a 'Wilderness' area in the Adirondacks.

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Old 01-27-2017, 03:15 PM   #12
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Justin's photo of the canoe wheel reminded me of this Kayak dolly I made. About 15 years ago I made a pair of these for our kayaks. They fit the stock rudder hole and can be flipped over for when you are in the water. The only trouble is you are still carrying half the weight. Wheels in the center mean you are just balancing the weight.

Also, they needed more castering effect
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:17 PM   #13
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PS, don't beat me up over the welding! I know it's awful. I didn't have much Tig experience back then.
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Old 01-27-2017, 03:57 PM   #14
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Nice!
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Flextrek Whipsnake? Somebody has waaaayyy too much idle time!!!
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Flextrek Whipsnake? Somebody has waaaayyy too much idle time!!!
HaHa! That may be true, but their idle time made my idle time spent watching their idle time tremendously enjoyable! Definitely made me chuckle several times.
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