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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

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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

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Hill People Gear – M2016 Butt Pack

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Hill People Gear has answered the requests of customers and persuasive friends with an updated version of the venerable M1956 / M1967 military butt pack. For many in the US, a moldy military surplus M1967 on an alice belt with a couple of canteen pouches (and sheath knife if you were lucky!) was a first field setup and still holds a special place.

Just like the originals, the M2016 Butt Pack can be used as a shoulder bag or mounted on a belt with or without H-Harness. Unlike the original, HPG’s new offering is also designed to mount securely on the top of a full sized pack as a floating and compressible top pocket. It comes with a shoulder strap with other carriage options offered separately.

The exterior has 4 different surfaces comprised of FirstSpear’s proprietary 6/12 PALS grid fabric. There are both top and bottom compression straps for adding additional items. The interior is accessed via a full panel opening secured with a #10 zipper and additionally protected with side release buckles. Internal organization consists of a full 6/12 velcro / PALS field next to the removable HDPE frame sheet and a mesh zippered pocket opposite that.

I love their videos which not only inform you about the product but also have a travelogue vibe.

The Hill People Gear M2016 Butt Pack will be available in mid-November for $135 in two-tone ranger green / khaki and two tone manatee grey / foliage grey. To be notified when it is available, email info@hillpeoplegear.com. Please specify color choice.

Hill People Gear – Slot Pocket Survival Kit

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

Hill People Gear teamed up with their friends at SOLKOA to come up with the Slot Pocket Survival Kit. The goal was to hit as many bases as possible in a kit that would go in one of the internal slot pockets on a Kit Bag.


They also made it TSA friendly so you could carry it anywhere, but with the understanding that their customers always carry a good knife when they can anyway. “Slot pocket size” also is great for a variety of other places such as a pants or jacket pocket.

Here are it’s characteristics:
TSA friendly
5 oz
4.5 x 5.5 x 1″
x2 mini fastfire fire starter
x4 rubber patches fire starter
x10 waterproof storm matches
ferrocerium rod
saw blade / striker
1 liter water bag
x6 Aquamira water purification tabs
ACR Rescue whistle
signal mirror
Photon LED micro light
Orange signal panel
15 ft 400lb test cordage
x4 write in the rain paper squares
pencil
2 ft duct tape
magnification lens
Type A (highest quality available – made in Japan) button compass

If you would like notification when this is available, email info@hillpeoplegear.com.

Hill People Gear in the field : Robinson Roundabout

Monday, June 20th, 2016

This video by our friends at Hill People Gear offered me the most relaxing five minutes I’ve had in quite awhile. thanks guys!

www.hillpeoplegear.com