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Apr 14|VSSL

Essential Gear: VSSL’s Newest Collection Makes Self-Reliance Practice More Approachable

The VSSL Essentials collection offers four curated gear kits for everyday carry

ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia – April 14, 2022 – VSSL, creator of premium gear that enables self-reliance in the outdoors, today introduced VSSL Essentials, a collection of everyday carry kits with small footprints and big capabilities. These small-but-mighty gear kits offer a curated selection of tools for the outdoors – providing an accessible introduction to the VSSL brand and the skills it celebrates.

“The Essentials collection offers comprehensive kits of critical gear in ultra-compact packages – making it easier than ever to stay prepared and to practice your skills,” said Todd Weimer, founder of VSSL. “Whether you’re a core outdoorsperson or totally new to self-reliance, the Essentials kits have everything you need for staying ready while on-the-go. From our Catch & Cook Kit for aspiring anglers to the Ready Kit for when stuff hits the fan, stay prepared everyday with the Essentials.”

The VSSL Essentials collection includes four multi-use gear kits housed in the waterproof, virtually indestructible aluminum vessels that the brand is known for. The Essentials will be offered in the following themes:

  • The Catch & Cook Kit (MSRP: $85) – A self-reliant challenge for anglers, featuring a fish tackle tin, fire striker kit, wire saw and more, with a compass endcap.
  • The Fix Kit (MSRP: $75) – Repair necessities for when things go awry, including a sewing kit, whistle, trail tape (for first aid/fabric repairs), zip ties, gear twists (reusable rubber zip ties), and more – with a carabiner endcap.
  • The Ready Kit (MSRP: $80) – Versatile backcountry essentials, including a razor blade, wire saw, paracord and rope, with a compass endcap.
  • The Mini Utility Light (MSRP: $65) – A four-mode LED flashlight with multi-purpose tape, two bamboo cloths, and an empty tin housed inside – offering everyday necessities in the most minimal form.

The VSSL Essentials are now available at select retailers and online at


About VSSL
VSSL makes integrated gear systems designed for the outdoors. We’re experts in self-sufficiency and believe good things come to those who are ready. Our essential supplies, purpose-built equipment and compact storage solutions are housed in durable vessels – field-tested in Canada and made to last.


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