Varusteleka's Remote Military March VRMM, 23.-25.4.2021

Varusteleka's Remote Military March (VRMM) is again around the corner! See the event on Facebook. The form used to apply for VRMM patch has been closed.

Our lottery machine chose T. Kettunen as the lucky recipient for a 100 € gift card, and L. Lehtimäki and T. Rantanen for the 50 € gift cards. Winners have been notified via email. Congratulations!

We have now ordered the patches, and should receive them in the beginning of June. Those who opted for the code should receive their code to their email around that time. Those who ordered it straight to their home or other address need to wait a bit longer, but don't worry - you'll get your patch as well.

We're doing this the second time so it's a familiar tradition to all: each individual executes their march according to our guidelines and shares the fun on social media. This way we can keep our rucking condition in top shape and perhaps someone likes the way this sucks, right?

All participants who complete the challenge can redeem the desired Varusteleka's Remote Military March patch and will enter a raffle for 1 pcs of 100 € gift card and 2 pcs of 50 € gift cards. The patch is the same for all divisions and marching distances.

When: Friday APR 23rd - Sunday APR 25th of 2021.

Divisions:

  • Open: Your choice of clothing and shoes. At least 10 kg / 22 lbs rucksack from start to finish
  • Military: Combat uniform, boots that cover the ankle, at least 10 kg / 22 lbs rucksack from start to finish
  • Recon: Minimum requirements as in the Military Division. In addition, you must spend the night outside (under a tarp, in a tent or lavvu, or something along these lines) and march back during the following day. The marching distances can be chosen from the available ones below, for example 50 + 50 clicks. ATTENTION! Please be aware of your own performance level and health. If you are unsure or do not have the experience required, do not take on this challenge.

Marching distances: 25 km or 50 km (15.6 or 31.1 miles). The route is up to your choice but should include both paved and unpaved roads. The route should avoid areas that might be heavily crowded

Code of conduct: Alone or in small groups, minding situational distances. If possible, some sort of trailing or GPS tracking would be nice. Share your experiences on social media by using hashtags: #varusteleka #etäsotilasmarssi #remotemilitarymarch #VES21 #VRMM21

So fill your rucksack with rocks, replace the boot laces and go!

Some reading before the march

Särmä Merino Socks
Särmä Merino Socks
12.99 USD
If you still use cotton socks, dump them now and get these instead. These are superb for outdoor use, but work just as well as formal wear too! These aren't thick, so they can be used around the year. Made with our own specs in Finland.
Särmä Assault Pack, black Särmä Assault Pack, green Särmä Assault Pack, Gray
Särmä Assault Pack
Särmä Assault Pack
39.99 USD
Good and affordable urban rucksack of our own design - partially, at least. Just enough different compartments, compact dimensions but expands a lot (even further with extra pouches). If you have a lot of stuff that has to be accessed all the time, this is the thing for you.
Särmä TST L4 Field Jacket, M05 woodland camo Särmä TST L4 Field Jacket, M04 Desert Camo
Särmä TST L4 Field Jacket
Särmä TST L4 Field Jacket
159.99 USD
The L4 Field Jacket was designed for pure functionality. Smart materials and a purpose-built design guarantee the best possible comfort regardless of what type of fighting and/or sustainment load you´re carrying. This is a great alternative for the Finnish military-issue jacket, which suffers from a load of compromises due to the fact that it was designed to double up as parade wear.
Särmä TST L4 Field Pants. M05 woodland camo Särmä TST L4 Field Pants. M04 Desert Camo
Särmä TST L4 Field Pants
Särmä TST L4 Field Pants
149.99 USD
The L4 Field Pants were designed for pure functionality. Smart materials, a relaxed fit, and clever details make them what a pair of field pants should be, comfortable and utilitarian. These are a great alternative for the Finnish military-issue pants, which suffer from a load of compromises due to the fact that they were designed to double up as parade wear.
Särmä Hiking Socks, Merino Wool
Särmä Hiking Socks, Merino Wool
17.99 USD
Anatomically designed socks for demanding users and people who appreciate extra comfort in everyday life. Särmä Hiking Socks are made of lofty knit, moisture-wicking and have a proper fit to prevent blisters and keep you walking all day.
Lowa Z-8N GTX - Särmä TST M19 Combat Boots
Lowa Z-8N GTX - Särmä TST M19 Combat Boots
209.99 USD
As a joint effort of Lowa and Varusteleka, we're proud to present the Z-8N / M19 Combat Boots! We took the stock model of the Lowa boot and not only ordered a LOT of them but had some tiny alterations made, thus is born the "M19 Combat Boot". This model is available only from Varusteleka!
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Original Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Milk Chocolate
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box
3.99 USD
This is the famous German energy chocolate you're looking for! This brown gold in the easily recognizable round tin box has kept ze Germans awake and efficient since the 1930s. Scho-Ka-Kola is chocolate with lots of caffeine, essentially a mild combat drug! (Contrary to rumors, the recipe never included other psychoactive stimulants apart from caffeine.)
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Original, 10-Pack Scho-ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, Milk Chocolate, 10-Pack
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, 10-Pack
Scho-Ka-Kola, 100 g Tin Box, 10-Pack
26.99 USD 32.99 USD
Here's a heroic dose of that famous German energy chocolate you're looking for! This brown gold in the easily recognizable round tin box has kept ze Germans awake and efficient since the 1930s. Scho-Ka-Kola is chocolate with lots of caffeine, essentially a mild combat drug! (Contrary to rumors, the recipe never included other psychoactive stimulants apart from caffeine.)
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