IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS
VSSL Gear Founder Todd Weimer kayaks at Bear Glacier in Alaska
VSSL Gear knows that being prepared for all situations
and conditions can be the difference between life and
death in the frigid winter months
By Lisa Kopochinski
There are northerners, and then there are those people
I call “true northerners.” Individuals such as
As a youngster growing up in Northern Saskatchewan,
Weimer loved to hunt, fish and explore. As a kid, he and
his friends would make “minimal” versions of the gear they
needed so that they could travel light.
“Even back then I knew that off-the-shelf kits were pretty
crappy,” he said.
Fast forward 25 years. Weimer’s own kids love exploring
the woods near his home in Abbotsford, B.C.
“So, I started VSSL in 2014 to make sure that not only them,
but others were properly prepared for short-term excursions.”
It’s no surprise that people working in snow operations industries
or partaking in winter activities are often at the mercy
of Mother Nature who, face it, can be quite brutal when
she wants to be.
What happens if a machine breaks down while grooming
trails, far from shelter or warmth? What if someone gets lost
on the trail? Being prepared for all situations and conditions
can be the difference between life and death in the frigid winter
months. However, carrying all the necessary gear to ensure
you’re properly prepared can be cumbersome.
With a motto “Geared for Life,” VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools
(VSSL) provides compact, light-weight canisters that can be
fully customizable in both size and contents that contain all
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