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5/14/2018 10:26 AM
NG here, qui-Ya with Prairie Belt on the way, notification listed for Blaze Orange PALS Pocket and Gear Bag V2.

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6/6/2018 8:19 AM
New Aston House Backcountry owner here. Found out about the Facebook group first, but wanted to introduce myself here as well.

I do a lot of GORUCK events, but found that their rucks, while extremely durable, are also heavier and do not have adequate support for long distance movements. I will still use them for GORUCK challenges due to the abuse heaped upon them (and us), but got the AHBC because I am training for their 50 mi in 20 hour challenges (the one in NYC in November). I knew I needed something versatile yet hardy enough to comfortably carry 30 lbs for the long haul.

Anyway, glad to be the owner of a fantastic set of kit. Thanks to the HPG crew for being amazingly accessible and taking the time to answer us newbies' questions!
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6/10/2018 4:41 PM
Hey folks,

Jay from the Boise, Idaho area here. Not yet a current owner of any hill people gear, but planning to be.

Been backpacking since I was 13; did some volunteer trail work with SAGA in Alaska, and the MCC in Montana. Now that I'm here in wIdaho planning to be a hunter, fisherman, and back country rambler. Also Wanting to through hike the Idaho Centennial Trail someday.

Looking forward to participating on the forums!
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6/25/2018 8:07 AM
Another FNG here, lurked for a long time and I finally scraped up enough to go with an Original V2 today.

Don't get to spend as much time back country here in East Texas as I did up north but usually get back to the Adirondacks at least once a year in the fall and usually out west too.

The kit bag will probably see most of it's time running, biking and camping but hopefully it will be as useful as I think it will!
I don't spend a ton of time on the forums but check in time to time and have learned some great stuff! Thanks.
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7/5/2018 3:11 AM
Hi everyone

New member here from the UK, so thought I’d say hello even though I’ve already posted a question on the gear section before I realised this section was here.
I’m a newcomer to HPG after much researching and my current HPG stash includes both a Tarahumara and Ute pack. I’m definitely not new to the outdoors (or packs but that’s another story) and for as long as I can remember I’ve camped and trekked and generally been outside as much as possible.
I must say in the short time with the HPG harness it’s been a revelation over the more conventional harness/suspension system I’ve been used to after being told for many years that the Alpine style pack was the way forward. I’m looking forward to getting involved on here and I’ll apologise in advance for any dumb questions I may ask.

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7/21/2018 9:03 AM
Greetings HPG gurus. I have been using Hill People Gear kit since the original Kit Bag with no loop Velcro and no dummy loop in the main compartment. I've never posted here but this forum and the HPG videos have been incredibly valuable to me for skill building and gear recommendations. It can be so hard to find trustworthy, third-party information on gear so it nice to find a like-minded group of people that I can just take at their word when it comes to gear decisions!

For the first time, I find myself with some questions that I haven't been able to find specifically addressed here so I am finally doing more than lurk!
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8/9/2018 8:12 AM
Hey all.
New to the forum - fell in love with HPG after seeing my buddy's Umlindi and kit bag combo. Been building my holistic kit since February.
My wife, 4 boys and I live in the beautiful and wild state of Maine. We run a Outdoor Adventure and Survival School for kids,

Excited to see how everyone is rigging up their gear.
So far I'm set up with an Umlindi, Recon Belt, bottle holsters (with the nalgenes), kit bag and pals pocket. On the waiting list for a butt pack - haha.

Really impressive quality.


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9/21/2018 5:15 AM
New to this group, old to this life.
66, retired from over 30 years in industrial construction and living in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Moved up here in these mountains to get away from the one animal on this planet I can't legally hunt and kill. My nearest neighbor is over a quarter mile away and that suits me just fine. My wife and I are preppers and not the least bit ashamed of it. Food water, medical supplies, ammunition, firearms and whiskey.

I found this group looking for information about single shot shotguns. After a bit of perusing, me thinks I just might enjoy this. 'Preciate y'all lettin' me join.

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11/10/2018 12:00 PM
New guy here, currently living in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ex UK forces been admiring the gear for quite some time, borrowed some for a trip across the Cape Breton Highlands in mid winter 2018 and was very impressed. I will be getting some gear of my own soon.
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1/7/2019 9:13 AM

Could someone walk me through how to send a PM? I received the email from HPG and I am now a "Trusted Forum User", but I can't see any PM buttons, etc...

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1/20/2019 12:49 PM
New guy here. Picked up my Umlindi on the classifieds here a few months ago and found it to be the perfect size for day hikes here in NY (Hudson Valley region). I own and have owned in the past a large selection of hiking packs and a good sized selection of other brands’ offerings from Kifaru to GORUCK (well, I still own a few of their rucks) and have yet to find a suspension system as comfortable as that on my Umlindi. Looking forward to getting in more miles with it, and to get to know everyone on here. Thanks for having me!
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1/22/2019 4:55 AM

Hi folks

I'm Roy from Singapore. 

I just got to know about Hill People Gear recently and learned about some interesting gear designs from HPG. 

What caught my attention is the original kit bag design, I never seen a gear being worn in such a fasion before.

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2/3/2019 5:24 PM
New guy from Oklahoma,hunt,fish,hike,bushcrafter,dad of 3,proud American,love quality gear but have to get most second hand.
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2/20/2019 11:43 AM

Forum cherry here living in the middle of Alabama. I can’t recall what rabbit trail led me to HPG several months back but the Prairie Belt was the first thing that caught my eye. I have a few inches in height and as many pounds in weight on G. W. Sears and had been searching for a new belt for a pack. The Prairie Belt proved to be such a good solution that I immediately replaced the pack with and Umlindi and the combination has truly been life changing in regards to my skinny behind being able to carry a decent amount of weight —COMFORTABLY —. I have added a Snubby Kit Bag - Original Pattern, Butt Pack, and Tarapocket and couldn’t be more satisfied. Maybe I’ll pick up an Ute for next winter...

I have also enjoyed learning from all the great posts here in the forum and from the very informative videos.

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3/3/2019 10:42 PM

I am new here

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3/17/2019 5:03 PM

New guy here just dropping in to say hey. Came across HPG while planning a back packing trip to the GSMNP coming up in May 2019. Originally was going to do a Kenai Chest Rig for my G20SF, but was having second thoughts about opening carrying and potential issues with anyone on the trail. I want to enjoy the limited time we have in the woods and not deal with anyone's crap who has a difference in opinion on my rights or desire to bring a firearm to the woods. Just not worth my time. So I found HPG, ended up ordering a heavy recon bag to test as my first product, and also got one of their belts which will be awesome with a pack on! Can't wait to use the stuff and report back. 


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4/7/2019 4:34 AM
New member here in Alberta. I love the quality of HPG and especially my qui-Ya. This is for sure a pack that should in consideration with the other alpha packs for the serious hunter or backpacker. I am also very happy to see that your gear is US made. The almighty dollar drive's too many companies away from top quality construction and the attention to detail that made them successful in the first place. Please keep up the great work at HPG.
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4/16/2019 2:53 PM
Been lurking around the site for while now. Lots of great information and gear. Moved to SE NM from VA a couple years ago and have now gotten pretty well settled in with our major goals met now starting to get out more and learn about the country out here.

I spent 13 yrs as a LEO in the Blue Ridge Mtns soaking up every special detail I could working with the USFS LEOs. I also got to get to spend a lot time in the woods working SAR missions on our team and a couple years PT on our state fire crew.

I am enjoying learning a new environment from the one I spent most of my life living in. Now my kids are getting old enough to start enjoying it too so I am getting to go out with my family and purely enjoy the country without a mission to worry about too. I am very happy with the great gear and information I've found here.
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6/2/2019 4:06 AM
Hello from France.

Owner of an Umlindi and an UTE with a Prairie Belt (I also use it on the Umlindi), love to live outside. I've got a small workshop of tactical gear but I prefer to trust HPG for the heavy load things.
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7/8/2019 10:21 PM

I heard about y'all because I got a Kit Bag V2 on a whim from 5col. Mine gets used in all the normal applications, but it also gets used gardening as having seeds or ties at chest level is way more ergonomic for me working raised beds and hanging planters. Truly an amazing piece of gear.

My next buy will probably be an Umlindi. If the Kit Bag is any indication I'm going to be thrilled.
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