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FirstSpear Friday Focus – OEM Partner Series – Hill People Gear

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Today we have another edition of FirstSpear’s OEM Partner Series. This time we’re featuring one of FirstSpear’s first OEM customers, Hill People Gear, and the all new Aston House Back Country Pack.

The Back Country is based on the original Aston House Pack integrating FS laser cut technology on the interior and exterior of the pack to maximize personal equipment organziaiton while reducing weight and bulk. Tried and true HPG suspension system with the capability to add a waist belt.

The pack compresses down for hiking and mountain biking, but is suitable for overnighters in temperate climates with ultralight gear.

Made in the USA by FirstSpear

* use the coupon code “rbwithpack” to get a $10 discount on a Recon Belt when purchased with this pack *

SHOT Show 18 – Hill People Gear’s Aston House Back Country

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

It’s always a joy to visit the crew from Hill People Gear. They’ve always got something cooking but I wanted to take this opportunity to show a pack that’s been out for awhile and I had missed.

The Aston House BC is based on the Aston House pack, but with less built in organization and a heavier duty chassis. Interestingly, the pack’s named after Station 12, a secret facility of the British Special Operations Executive during World War Two.

It’s a great option for those seeking a mid-size panel loader with a stable frame for back country use. In addition to the frame sheet, it has two aluminum stays rather than the single stay of the standard Aston House. As you can see, the ability to organize is there, thanks to the Aston Panel, which is PALS compatible and consists of hypalon / Velcro loop laminate.


? single panel loading main compartment

? rear of main compartment is fully lined with PALS cut velcro loop (First Spear 6/12)

? main compartment can also has quick access top and bottom zippers located near the suspension side

? panel opening has an open top mesh compartment on the inside

? outside front of the pack has a zippered slot pocket

? sizable dual wand pockets

? suspension is belt capable (belt not included) and has dual full height 7000 series aluminum stays as well as hdpe framesheet

? new Aston Panel is a hypalon / velcro loop laminate cut with PALS. It will support pals pouches on the outside or inside, and it will support velcro pouches on the inside

Sneak Peek – New Color for Hill People Gear Mountain Serape

Thursday, December 7th, 2017


Coming soon!

Hill People Gear – longhouse: Land Navigation

Monday, August 7th, 2017

I fully admit that I love the company Hill People Gear, their products, and what they do. It’s things like their longhouse series of videos that fuel that admiration. This one is near and dear to my heart. Land navigation is a skill anyone who spends time in the outdoors needs to develop and practice. Electronics are great, but they rely on power. You never know when the batteries may go dead for the day, a week, or God forbid, a lifetime. This video offers an introduction to land navigation including maps, orienting a map, three methods for locating your position on a map, planning a route, and executing a route.

Even though resources like this exist on the web, actually learn how to do things. Don’t think you’re going to rely on a web-based resource to teach you a skill in the back country, when you need it. Chances are good you won’t have a connection.

Learn basic fieldcraft and practice, practice, practice.

Hill People Gear Presents – Longhouse: Vehicle Preparedness

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017


Thanks Evan; your gear is looking good as always!

HPG Longhouse – Practical Firecraft

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The Hill brothers are skilled outdoorsmen who create great videos to share yheir wealth of knowledge. This episode shows the pros and cons of using a wood fire in the backcountry and offers a demonstration of how to start and maintain one in the most efficient manner.

Hill People Gear Presents Longhouse : Clothing System

Monday, December 26th, 2016