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Of course a flashlight is one of the essentials of any camp trip.  In fact it’s an item that often goes into the pack, even when venturing out during the day (you’ve got to be prepared!)

The VSSL is so much more than a flashlight.  I absolutely love that it houses a myriad of adventure essentials, without any extra bulk.

They have a variety of designs to choose from, but we were give the ‘supplies model’ to put to the test.

At one time, batteries took up a ton of space, and left little to no room for anything else within the case of a flashlight.  The batteries in this are so small, and are included with purchase (plus)!

With its relatively light weight (1lb 2oz) and slim design (9″ long by 2″ in diameter), this flashlight makes great use of that now obsolete space, where batteries used to be. It’s sleek, and made from seamless extruded military specification anodized aluminum. (Not too sure what that is, but is sounds tough!)

The best part is how much this thing holds!!  I was surprised to open it up and find the neat little containers that held the following:

• Compass (oil filled)
• 4 hour pure Canadian beeswax candle
• Razor blade
• 6 Aquatabs® water purification tablets
• Wire saw (high tensile, 60lb working strength with handle straps)
• Aluminum beadless emergency whistle
• Waterproof matches
• Tinder Quik® fire starters
• Fishing Gear
• Signalling Mirror
• Marine grade rope (250lb breaking strength)
• Reflective trail markers
• P38 military GI Type can opener
• First aid supplies
• VSSL priorities of survival and instructions

If that’s not enough, the Dual mode (static and SOS) LED ‘flood’ beam lantern light, illuminates a huge area.  It was super powerful in the dark. Plus when it’s completely empty it can be used as a flask!  Yeah, you can put your Gin in it!!  Seriously though, that’s a bonus. 

Check out their site for many models, and refill options. They’ve even got a model for when the Zombies attack.  True story!

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0 Responses

  1. wildtuscanybushcraft

    Interesting design!

  2. Lindsey

    Woah! That looks like an awesome gadget. I definitely need to get my hands on one of those. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fit Life Pursuits

    Woah! That looks like a really cool gadget! I need to get my hands on one of those. Thanks for sharing

  4. Warren V

    Thanks for the review. I can’t believe I haven’t seen this before. I am very interested in survival kits and this seems to fit the bill very nicely. I was wondering if the anodized aluminum makes this difficult to hold (slippery)?

    • alannahgamblinjensen

      I’ve had this camping all across Canada and the USA this past July through rain and sunshine – I’ve not found it to be slippery. We’ve used the first aid kit within and the tackle kit for impromptu evening of fishing! It’s light enough too that even though I just car camped I’d take it backpacking