WHAT IS THE MULE?_

The M.U.L.E. is a user propelled wheeled assembly comprising a harness unit attached to a user worn frame. This user worn frame is pivotally attached to an elongated load bearing frame which has a retractable support stand and a wheel. The retractable support stand allows the M.U.L.E. to stand alone while being loaded. The stand also allows the user to walk-into, or walk-out-of the M.U.L.E. harness with ease. The M.U.L.E. is further provided with independent first and second brakes. One brake is used while the user with the harnessed M.U.L.E. is in motion while the other is used to lock the wheel while the M.U.L.E. is in the stand-alone mode. The user can kneel, lie prone, and maneuver in any manner without releasing the M.U.L.E.. The most important attribute that the M.U.L.E. contributes is the ability to carry an increased load with great ease. The rule of thumb is the doubling of the users carrying capacity. If the user can backpack 35 pounds, he or she can now carry 70 using the M.U.L.E.. This gives persons with smaller backpack capacity the carrying capacity of larger persons. The M.U.L.E. operates over even and uneven terrain with ease, following the user's track. The tire is made of a solid material which eliminates a flat tire condition. The frame is made of light-weight materials which yields an efficient load-to-user weight factor of approximately two-to-one. The harness is easily adjusted, simply donned and quickly separated from the user. Comfort pads are uncomplicated and can be adjusted to the most comfortable positions for the individual user's preferences. The M.U.L.E. adjusts to a user height range from 5'4" to 6'4" in order to provide the user with an efficient load bearing capacity.


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CREATIVE

Using basic principles of physics, high quality components and outside-the-box creativity sums up uniaxial litter technology and the MULE. The uniqueness of the MULE demands an elevated level of creativity. Each terrestrial challenge during development has had to be effectively and yet simply solved. We knew our end users' safety could well have been at risk using the MULE in the field--the reason for Death Valley expedition and many others.

SMART

How often have you been in the field and asked yourself "If only I could have brought ______"? More of what you just used up, another piece of equipment insuring greater safety or comfort? MULE use allows relative ease of transporting 5 gallons of water or transporting of large game out of a forest. the MULE is your answer.

FUNCTIONAL

With the ever increasing number of products that boost the enjoyment and functionality of outdoor activities (ie., recreational drones, solar chargers, etc) the MULE is perfect! Increased volume and weight carrying capabilities that the MULE provides expand field utility to unprecedented capabilities.

AGILE

Creeks, fallen trees, sand, snow, brush, mud... you name the terrain and the MULE goes through or over it. The confidence to attack virtually any field condition will give you what you have been missing 'til now!

This spring, Melvin will make his departure from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The halfway point of the walk is in Danville, VA. The walk ends at the Vietnam Memorial.

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