Gun Control

A couple of recent mass murders, one here in Colorado, has once again raised the issue of gun control in the national dialogue. Reasonable people are asking reasonable questions.

Gun Control

Make a Woodstove

If you have a little bit of do it yourself ability and some spare time, this stove is the one you want.

Make a Woodstove

Pulk Instructions

Winter travel poses its own challenges, but also comes with its own rewards. Chief among them is the ability to carry more cargo more comfortably than you normally would. The sled (or pulk) is one of those cargo force multipliers just like a bicycle trailer or a canoe.

Pulk Instructions

Granola Bar Recipe

Packing a nutritional profile superior to most of what you can buy in the store, these bars'll bring ya!

Granola Bar Recipe

Stove Jack Install

The use of an ultralight single wall shelter with a folding wood stove is becoming more and more common. There are only a couple of companies selling shelters with jacks already in them, but there are lots of suitable shelters.

Stove Jack Install

Oregon Badlands Map

After getting a little "northed" one morning in one of our favorite haunts, we set out to make a decent map of the Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area that includes both BLM trails and topo data. We thought the result might be handy for other folks as well.

Oregon Badlands Map

Rifle Cheat Card

At Hill People Gear, we have absolutely no aspirations to become "snipers" or anything close. However, we do believe in being proficient with the tools that we carry and use, so we try to avail ourselves of opportunities to become better shooters

Rifle Cheat Card

Ramer Instructions

At Hill People Gear, we like skis for traveling and snowshoes for working in the winter. We also like simple general purpose solutions to backcountry problems. For that reason, we favor older style alpine touring bindings on our waxless backcountry skis.

Ramer Instructions