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True North Supply Co. Subscription Review – June 2016

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True North Supply Co. is a subscription service that delivers outdoor gear to your doorstep every month. They promise to never include samples or promotional gear, only “quality gear that makes the great outdoors greater.”

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: True North Supply Co.

The Cost: The “Weekender Box” is $34.50 per month, the “Backcountry Box” is $69.50 per month, and the “Backcountry Box Pro” is $119.50 per month

The Products: Tools, gadgets and supplies designed to enhance outdoor activities. The Weekender has 3-5 items, The Backcountry Box has 4-7 items, and the Backcountry Pro Box has 7-10 items.

Ships to: US for free

Check out the Lifestyle Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add True North Supply Co. to your subscription list or wishlist!

This review is of The Weekender Box. No literature was provided in the package.


Holtzman’s Gorilla Survival Bracelet – Value $11.95

This is a handy thing to have along on almost any hike or other outdoor adventure. It looks like a bracelet with a compass on it, but in fact it has a knife, fishing gear, and fire-starting stuff packed inside the paracord.


Here’s a list of everything packed in the bracelet.


Here’s a picture from Amazon showing everything unpacked. I’m planning on taking this with my sons this Saturday on a hike to start teaching them about orienteering. Fun!


Field Notes Expedition Notebook – Value $3.32

I wasn’t too excited about this notebook when I saw it in this package, until I looked up the value for it online. It’s not terribly valuable, but there’s a reason that you might pay $3 for a 48 page small-ish notebook. This notebook is apparently almost indestructible! This picture of the various tests it passed should say it all:




Backpacker’s Pantry Peanut & Raisin Oatmeal – Value $3.90

This meal is nice and lightweight for backpacking, plus it seems to be fairly healthful. I will definitely take it with me on our next expedition.


GSI Outdoors Stainless Blue Enamelware Mug – Value $4.99

This is a cute, durable little mug that will make a great addition to our mess kits for camping.



CRKT Eat’n Tool – Value $7.95

How awesome is this spork? In addition to being a spork, it’s a bottle opener, a screwdriver, a pry tool, and three different sized wrenches! The fact that my husband can clip it onto his belt via the handy carabiner is just a bonus. (He loves clipping stuff onto his belt.)

Verdict: We got some great new gear from True North Supply Co.! This was a fun first package from them, and I can’t tell you the last time I got a hand-addressed box in the mail. The only issue I’m having with this box at the moment is that the value adds up to about $32, which falls about $2.50 short of the cost of the box. It’s not a huge deal because we definitely discovered some new brands and products, but typically outdoor boxes provide a higher value over cost. Otherwise, this package was super!

What do you think of True North Supply Co.?

Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. Great review, Anna!

    Are you really sure that notebook passed all those tests? ? Maybe you and your sons should test it to be sure… ?

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