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The World's Most Versatile Compact Camping Tool
The World's Most Versatile Compact Camping Tool
963 backers pledged CA$ 163,666 to help bring this project to life.

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We wanted a faster and more reliable way to prepare, organize, carry and access our crucial camp gear, so we made the world's most versatile outdoor adventure kit.

VSSL Camp Supplies takes the form of a traditional flashlight and extends its functionality way beyond illumination. Every VSSL is perfectly stocked with over 70 pieces of essential outdoor gear that doesn't compromise on quality, weight, or valuable pack space. It’s like the Swiss army knife of camp gear, and it'll change the way you prepare for outdoor adventure.

Outdoor gear is in a constant state of innovation, getting lighter and easier to pack, except when it comes to the camping essentials. This is the stuff that can make or break a trip. You know the essentials checklist; a flashlight, a way to start a fire, purify water, bandage a wound, rope for a dry line, and tape to repair gear. There hasn't been a way to keep all these critical items ultra-packable, organized, and in one place for easy access, until now.

Packing every last inch of VSSL Camp with useful gear has been our obsession for over three years. But not just any gear. We’ve found the right mix of quality, functional gear that you’d want on you anytime you head out into the wild. Each piece has been carefully chosen and organized into clearly labeled screw top containers, so you know exactly where your essential gear is when you need it most. The result: when you grab your VSSL, you know you're ready for outdoor adventure.



VSSL Camp wasn’t created by marketing focus groups in some boardroom. It was invented by our founder, Todd Weimer, while he was growing up in Northern Canada. Todd and his best friend wanted to make packing and carrying their outdoor gear easier so they could prepare more quickly, and head out into the wild with confidence. 

A few decades later Todd found himself inspired by his childhood experiences, and wanting to help others be better prepared for outdoor adventure. Holding an LED light one day, Todd found his muse. He realized that the handle of a traditional flashlight could now be used to house more purposeful gear. Todd hasn’t stopped packing critical outdoor gear into VSSL’s ever since. VSSL Camp Supplies is the result, and we’re confident that it’ll be the best damn thing you put in your backpack this year.

When you’re in the wild, the last thing that you want to worry about is your gear. That’s why we sent early prototypes of VSSL Camp Supplies out to a group of serious adventurers that we knew would put its functionality and durability to the test. Meet the professional explorers, coast guards, and guides that put VSSL Camp through its paces.

 * Kickstarter uses your country of origin to determine which currency is displayed in our reward levels. Because we’re a Canadian company all our reward levels are converted from CAD to your countries currency. That’s why there may be a small discrepancy between our US reward amounts listed below, and what is listed by Kickstarter.  

We've partnered with Suunto, the world's best compass maker, for a Suunto Compass upgrade option. After the campaign, when you get your Backerkit survey, you'll be given the option to upgrade from our standard compass to a Suunto edition compass.

If you've got some questions about the VSSL campaign that aren't in our FAQ, click "Chat With Us" below to be auto-magically taken to Facebook Messenger. We'll do our best to get back to you within a day.  

VSSL doesn’t just make quality outdoor gear, we also care about making an impact on our community. That’s why, since we first started, we’ve partnered with Communitas; a not-for-profit that serves young people with special needs. It's often hard for these young folks to find good employment that is sustainable, so we decided to help make a change. 

After all the parts of a VSSL arrive at our warehouse in Abbotsford B.C., they get carefully assembled by some of the exceptional young people that are a part of the Communitas program. We love having them as a part of the VSSL family and we’re extremely proud of their work; we’ve maintained a defective rate of less than 1% in the entire 4 year history of the brand. Thanks for helping us make a difference.

We love the Kickstarter community and what they represent; helping to launch innovative and purposeful new products. Kickstarter is also a great way for us to gauge product viability and (hopefully!) increase quantities for pricing benefits on production runs. That’s why Kickstarter is the first place people will be able to get their hands on a VSSL Camp Supplies. We have a little history with Kickstarter too.  

Four years ago VSSL launched through Kickstarter. At the time we knew nothing about digital marketing, or how to run a Kickstarter campaign. Fortunately, those early (and rough) versions of VSSL were well received. And despite a lot of bumps in the road, we had a successful product launch!  

While the original VSSL was the distillation of Todd’s (VSSL’s founder) experience from his youth and as an outdoorsman, the all NEW VSSL Camp is everything the original VSSL was, with years of experience and feedback being poured into improving every component of our flagship product.  

Over these last 4 years we’ve learned so much. We’ve made many improvements and the product quality is now world class. We’re proud to be launching VSSL Camp Supplies through Kickstarter and want to thank you for your support in helping us keep people prepared for outdoor adventure.

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Risks and challenges

This is our fourth Kickstarter. Although we're really a young company, we’ve been very fortunate to have shipped our previous campaign rewards on time!

That being said, there are always risks involved when trying to meet deadlines. We could face a delay due to a variety of factors, such as a production error that causes us to reject product (this has happened as we take quality control very seriously). Our parts come from all over the world and our VSSL's are assembled in Abbotsford, BC, Canada. Manufacturing or shipping issues on any of the parts can stall production of the units. We’re also subject to potential delays beyond our control, such as port strikes or natural disasters.

We’ll do our absolute best to get rewards out on time. And if there are delays, we’ll make regular (and honest!) updates.

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    Pledge CA$ 99 or more About $75

    Kickstarter Special - Camp Supplies Mini

    Just right to be ready for short term adventures. Camp Supplies Mini in your choice of Black or Silver. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN.

    MSRP $100 USD, $130 CAD | Save 24%

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    Pledge CA$ 129 or more About $98

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Founder's Edition

    Thanks for being one of the first to back our campaign!

    Limited Founders Edition (signed and serialized) VSSL Camp Supplies in BLACK. This is the best price you'll ever get a VSSL Camp at anywhere. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN.

    MSRP $140 USD, $190 CAD | Save 26%

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    Pledge CA$ 139 or more About $105

    Kickstarter Special - Camp Supplies

    Thanks for backing our campaign! The Ultimate Camp Essentials Kit in your choice of Black or Silver. Includes free shipping anywhere in the US/CAN.

    MSRP $130 USD, $175 CAD | Save 21%

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    Pledge CA$ 205 or more About $155

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Adventurous Duo

    Thanks for being one of the first to back our campaign!

    The Ultimate Camp Essentials pack for the ultimate adventure couple. 1 VSSL Camp Supplies and 1 Camp Supplies Mini in your choice of Black or Silver. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN

    MSRP $230 USD, $305 CAD | Save 33%

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    Pledge CA$ 229 or more About $173

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL - Adventurous Duo

    Thanks for backing our campaign!

    The Ultimate Camp Essentials pack for the ultimate adventure couple. 1 VSSL Camp Supplies and 1 Camp Supplies Mini in your choice of Black or Silver. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN

    MSRP $230 USD, $305 CAD | Save 25%

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    Pledge CA$ 439 or more About $332

    Early Bird Special - Family Camp Pack

    Perfect for the family that loves adventuring together! 2 Camp Supplies for you and your sweetheart PLUS 2 Camp Supplies Mini's for the Kiddo's. And in your choice of Silver or Black. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN.

    MSRP $460 USD, $610 CAD | Save 28%

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    Pledge CA$ 619 or more About $468

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - GROUP CAMP PACK

    Perfect for family and friends that love to adventure together! 3 Camp Supplies and 3 Camp Supplies Mini in your choice of Silver or Black. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN.

    MSRP $690 USD, $915 CAD | Save 32%

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    Pledge CA$ 1,869 or more About $1,411

    CUSTOM CAMP PACK - Kickstarter Exclusive

    Make it personal. Choose from an unlimited selection of colors and add your own logo. Perfect for a company gift or that person that wants to stand out.

    MSRP $1850 USD, $2460 CAD | Save 24%

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    Pledge CA$ 89 or more About $68

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Camp Supplies Mini

    Thanks for being one of the first to back our campaign!

    Just right for short term adventures. Camp Supplies Mini in your choice of Black or Silver. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN.

    MSRP $100 USD, $130 CAD | Save 32%

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    Reward no longer available 125 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 119 or more About $90

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Camp Supplies

    Thanks for being one of the first to back VSSL Camp Supplies!

    The Ultimate Camp Essentials Kit in your choice of Black or Silver. This is the best price you'll ever get a VSSL Camp at anywhere. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN.

    MSRP $130 USD, $175 CAD | Save 32%

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    Reward no longer available 150 backers
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    Pledge CA$ 129 or more About $98

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Founder's Edition

    Thanks for being one of the first to back our campaign!

    Limited Founders Edition (signed and serialized) VSSL Camp Supplies in SILVER. This is the best price you'll ever get a VSSL Camp at anywhere. Includes free shipping to the US/CAN.

    MSRP $140 USD, $190 CAD | Save 26%

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