I'm looking at getting myself the Yaesu FT-8900R
for my mobile rig. As with all my radios, I'm interested in multi-band operations.
When I can afford it, I'm looking at either the Yaesu FT-897D
or the FT-857D
or the FT-817ND
for my mobile base station option. They all can be kept in a bag/box and can fit in a large rucksack, so the option to walk away from home and/or vehicles and still have broad comm options is there. You add in either solar or hand-cranked mobile power generation to recharge the batteries, and you can keep such a base station up and running a very long time.
Since 2006, when I got my tech license, I have carried the Yaesu VX-7R
multi-band hand held. It is the reason I like the Yaesu products so much. Although I really liked the two Kenwood handhelds I used prior to getting the Yaesu (and still have one as a backup), I have become a huge Yaesu fan.
That's my two cents worth.