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#171000 - 04/09/09 07:01 PM New retailer in town: Mother Eagle
Loganenator Offline
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Hey all,

The normal caveat applies here: I have no affliation with this business in any way.

I just discovered this fellow on twitter. Apparently he just launched his online retail BOB business earlier this month called Mother Eagle out of southern California: http://www.mothereagle.com

Looks like he mandates good quality components. I invited him over to this forum to post his gear lists/pics to get some feedback from everyone. We'll see if he wanders in. smile He's seems to be marketing to a different audience so I doubt there will be much competition with Doug on kits. Although there might be some competition with Redflare...what do ya'all think? smile

I'll start off this thread with my initial thoughts on his 72 hour BOB components:

1. Remove the nail clippers
2. Add a reliable dedicated knife. In particular multi-tools make only a good back-up knife IMHO. Although Les Stroud would disagree wink.


Edited by Loganenator (04/09/09 07:33 PM)
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#171002 - 04/09/09 07:14 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: Loganenator]
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On second thought. I think its difficult to add a knife to a commercial kit because everyone has a different idea regarding the "right" knife. Also since this is an urban kit the addition of nail clippers as "hygiene" could be justified. I think EMT shears would be a better choice but that would bump up the price point. What do ya'll think?

~L


Edited by Loganenator (04/09/09 07:29 PM)
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#171004 - 04/09/09 07:18 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: Loganenator]
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I think keep the nail clippers and add a toenail clippers. But then proper foot care is important to me as I'm on my feet most of the workday day and if I'm lucky all weekend, too.

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#171017 - 04/09/09 07:52 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: Blast]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Hi. Aaron of Mother Eagle here. Thanks for your post, Loganenator. I look forward to any and all suggestions you guys may have. I know I am the new guy in town, and there are a lot of people here with a lot more experience than I have, so I am open to all feedback. Just please, be kind smile. I am doing my best to provide quality products and to help people out.

To respond to what has been said thus-far: I have yet to put up a full-tang knife on the site, but we do recommend in our owner's manual that if a person intends on bugging out to the wilderness that they add one to their kit. We think the Kutmaster Multimaster is a solid, quality USA-Made tool for a decent price. It includes 2 knives in it, serrated and not.

Regarding the nail clippers, I think it is important to maintain the best hygiene possible in an unsanitary urban environment, as well as avoiding injury as much as possible. I think nail-clippers are good for this and lightweight enough to be justifiable. We include the "Trim" brand, which are the best you can get.

Stepping away for a few hours and looking forward to following up on this discussion later.

-Aaron
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#171018 - 04/09/09 07:57 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: Loganenator]
wildman800 Offline
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It just occurred to me.....

Is there an urban survival kit (USK) that includes an eyeglass repair kit???????

I carry 2 eyeglass repair kits in my "possibles Bag".
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#171026 - 04/09/09 08:53 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: ]
Rodion Offline
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Excellent selection. Not sure about Inova being the #1 microlight, but that's nitpicking.

The GO kit is great. Would add, oh, about a million more purifier tabs and swap the hybrid radio for something simpler.

Still, really is the best ready-made kit I've ever seen. Monster props.
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#171041 - 04/09/09 10:07 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: Rodion]
leemann Offline
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Awsome another site for stuff.

Lee
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#171044 - 04/09/09 10:55 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: leemann]
scafool Offline
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Loc: Muskoka
OK!!!
I like that Mother Eagle considered a hand truck. I have a slightly different version, but I have found it handy for moving everything from supplies to appliances and including full 45 gallon drums.
2 wheel carts sure save backs. I just wish mine had slightly bigger wheels, but not much larger. They still have to be small enough to rest on a stair tread.
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#171050 - 04/09/09 11:43 PM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: scafool]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. smile

I like the eyeglass repair kit idea, Wildman.

And yeah, Rodion, I've been meaning to change what it says about the Inova Microlight. I think it is an awesome product, but I guess the Photon Freedom is really the best. Also, there aren't a lot of chlorine dioxide tabs include because it also comes with Iodine, which is way cheaper and works faster. I think make more chlorine tablets an upgrade option.
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#171078 - 04/10/09 11:57 AM Re: New retailer in town: Mother Eagle [Re: ]
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Personally, I only believe in two lighters: waterproof Peanut (like a tiny Zippo) and Clippers. The latter allow for angular direction of the flame, as well as have a tiny semi-one-handed fire starter stashed inside. Hold their fuel forever, too.
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