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True North Supply Co. Subscription Review – July 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.”


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The Subscription Box:ย 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

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


14-LED Flashlight – Value $4

This is a nice, bright flashlight. We tend to use and break a lot of flashlights, so this is really useful.


Nite Ize S-biner – Value $1.78

This is the kind of thing that my husband flips out over, and I have no idea why. I asked him if he wanted to take it to scout camp the other day and he said yes immediately. Now I will never see it again. I guess I can only really tell you that they must be useful!


Backpacker’s Trowel – Value $1.79

This is a lightweight but fairly sturdy trowel. It’s perfect for backpacking!


Mountain House Fire Roasted Vegetable Blend – Value $3.99

I’m starting to have a little stockpile of emergency / backpacking food thanks to subscription boxes. I’m happy to finally see some vegetables! We will definitely try this out on our next camping adventure.


Coleman Biowipes – Value $4.99

Wipes are so crucial to camping with children, I am always happy to get more. These in particular are great because they only make my hands feel a little sticky after use, and they’re compostable!


Then there was this, loose in the box with no packaging. Any guesses?

Verdict: To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with this second package fromย True North Supply Co. The total value adds up to $17, which is much less than the $34.50 purchase price. The items were useful but there was not much of a wow factor. And what was that mystery piece of metal in the box all about? If next month is not significantly better, I might have to re-think this subscription.

What do you think ofย 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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. go to any hole in the wall Army surplus store and you can find the can openers 3 for $1 in a tub on the counter. I have kept one on me since High school. They don’t make them like they used to. I have on that was given to me by my grandpa on a camping trip 17 years ago that still works (I only use it when camping) but I have to replace the ones on my key chain constantly. They bend or the joint always snaps.

  2. Darn! Being somewhat of a “prepper”, I was really excited about this one. The value just isn’t there, and those things can be found anywhere.
    A real shame. ๐Ÿ™

  3. I have a fair amount of outdoor experience under my belt, and I’m pretty sure that most, if not all, of those items can be found in the camping aisle at Wally World. Not exciting at all!

  4. It’s a can opener!! All military personal were issued one. My husband inherited his fathers and it’s on his key chain now

  5. Oh no y’all! I think I threw it away! ?

  6. This made me giggle that you didn’t know what it was. I never have thought about them much in regards to others because I grew up with them at my grandparents (grandfather served in WWII) and my parents. I see it shared as an image on FB as like if you remember this and know what it is. I guess I just thought everyone had them! Im pretty sure I have one around my house, too. Although the monetary value might not seem like much it’d be a great history lesson for your family and a neat trick to master that apparently not everyone knows ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometimes that’s far more valuable. I can remember using it and thinking why don’t we just have an electric one like everyone else as a kid. After seeing this I’m glad I didn’t always have an electric one.

  7. It is a P51 can opener since it has 2 grooves. The P38 just has one down the center. I have a P38 on my keychain that my Uncle used in Vietnam. I have used it to cut tape and sting, as well as open cans.

  8. The loose thing is a can opener! We’ve been using one for our only can opener for years and it’s a beast. Never bothered to get a “normal” one since it’s so simple and never breaks

    • My grandfather was a hunter, camper, (retired I think, but you never say former) Marine he always had his on his keychain. He could whip open a can with it as fast as any canopener nearly. Impressive feat if you’ve ever used one. Try it out sometime, you’ll see.

  9. Wow, doesn’t seem like a very good value!

  10. I think it’s a can opener.

    • I agree. It looks like a can opener to me.

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