As warmer temps take hold and outdoor lovers around the world emerge from quarantine, it’s more important than ever to be prepared when venturing into nature. One essential we’re keeping on hand, whether heading out on the trail or to a potentially dangerous protest closer to home, is the new First Aid Mini from VSSL, the British Columbia-based maker of lightweight, minimalist, and virtually indestructible gear kits.
Measuring 6.75” in length and weighing just 9.9 ounces, the compact, waterproof first aid kit ($70) features over 40 items seperated into three organized supply tins. Items include everything from bandages, antiseptic wipes, and burn cream to nitrile gloves, tweezers, a razor blade, sewing kit and more, all specifically selected to treat the most common outdoor injuries, based off recommendations by local BC emergency first responders.
If SAR in one of the most rugged corners of North America says this gear is helpful to have on hand, you best believe it is.
Whether you’re an ounce-counting backpacker or bring-it-all car camper, the VSSL First Aid Mini is a smart addition to your kit (or glove box, right next to that headlamp and spare batteries).