Hilltop Packs Blog

February 22, 2024
Bear Canisters vs Bear Bags

In this video we talk about bear canisters vs bear bags and when you should use one or the other. Check out our line of ultralight bear bags here

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Day Hike Clean-up

The crew at Hilltop Packs took a break from the shop went on a day hike on a nearby trail. We took our trail maintenance bags and planned to pick-up...

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Which bear bag/food bag is right for you?

In this video we show off a few different versions of our food bags/bear bags  

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Merry Christmas & a Small Business Thank you!

Here are a few videos our staff made for the holidays. Enjoy!

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We helped clean up a local lake

Hilltop Packs donated it's employees for day for a local cleanup project.  Volunteers from EQT, CNX, as well as Hilltop Packs, and organized by Greene County Tourism, collected 59 tires, approximately...

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Titanium vs Aluminum

Titanium and aluminum are both lightweight metals with a wide range of applications across many industries including backpacking. Here are some key differences between the two. Strength: Titanium is generally...

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6 Ways Hiking Will Change Your Life

Physical fitness: Hiking is an excellent form of exercise that can help improve cardiovascular health, strengthen muscles, and increase endurance. It is a low-impact activity that can be done at...

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Lance Smith - Hiker Spotlight

Meet Lance Smith of Outlan Outdoors – Husband, father, hiker and YouTuberBy Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer,Hilltop PacksLance Smith is living the American dream. He happily lives in his suburban home...

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Why Use A Minimalist Wallet From Apex Giant?

Co-owners, Ben McMillen and Travis Duncan opened Apex Giant in 2022 to create USA made products for hiking and backpacking. From the begining they had bigger plans to expand their product...

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Durston Gear - Gear Maker Spotlight

Canadian gear maker creates quality tents for hikers all around the world By Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC Although Dan Durston calls Canada home to his family and business,...

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Tim Buckley "Backpacking with Buckley" - Hiker Spotlight

Ohio hiker wants everyone to go ‘Backpacking with Buckley’ By Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC Tim Buckley of Ohio is a backpacking/hiker enthusiast whose life motto could be...

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Hilltop Packs honored with McCracken Legacy Award

Hilltop Packs honored with McCracken Legacy Award Written by Creative Content Writer Steve Barrett Hilltop Packs LLC and Hilltop Packs Coffee Company were awarded the 2022 McCracken Legacy Award during...

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John Kelley - Hiker Spotlight

Kentucky backpacker/ YouTuber John Kelley travels the path of faith By Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC John Kelley, 48, of Kentucky is living proof that there is a...

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Jason Outdoors - Hiker Spotlight

Wisconsin backpacker all about the ‘Outdoors’ By Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC Wisconsin is home to more than the Green Bay Packers, frigid winters and cheese. It is...

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Steven Smith, ‘My Life Outdoors’ - Hiker Spotlight

Texas backpacker shares his experience with ‘My Life Outdoors’ By Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC Backpacker Steven Smith really loves the outdoors, which is why he wants to...

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Hi, I'm Steve, The New Guy.

Written by our Creative Content Writer Steve Barrett about his time at so far at Hilltop Packs... I started working for Hilltop Packs LLC in March, and now, nearly a...

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Dry Bags vs Stuff Sacks for hiking and backpacking

Backpackers and hikers frequently ask us at Hilltop Packs LLC which is the better choice for carrying their gear on trails: Stuff sacks or dry bags? The answer is simple: It's...

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Huck Outdoors - Hiker Spotlight

Meet Jason Huckeba of “Huck Outdoors” By Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC It is only fitting that Jason Huckeba’s popular outdoors Youtube channel is called “Huck Outdoors,” because the outdoors has always been...

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Wandering Monk - Hiker Spotlight

Meet Dan Nobles, the Wandering Monk By Steve BarrettCreative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC Dan Nobles is living proof that no matter their background, everyone can find peace and healing...

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Nahamsha Hiker - Hiker Spotlight

Taylor, the Nahamsha HikerBy Steve Barrett Creative Content Writer, Hilltop Packs LLC For hiker/backpacker/Youtuber Taylor Tognacci, her love for the outdoors of New Hampshire knows no limits. Taylor has a...

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Hilltop Packs: Amie & Amanda Recent Job Promotions

Hilltop Packs LLCPRESS RELEASE 4-28-2022Questions And Comments Contact Staff Writer Steve Barrett Hilltop Packs employees Amie Johnson and Amanda Phillips have recently been promoted to new positions within the company....

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“It’s Good in the Woods” - Hiker Spotlight

“It’s Good in the Woods”By Steve Barrett, Creative Content Writer for Hilltop Packs Justin Sylvester, an avid backpacker and hiker, is a New Hampshire native, having lived there since he...

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Backcountry Pilgrim - Hiker Spotlight

Meet the ‘Backcountry Pilgrim’ from California By Steve Barrett Creative Content Writer For Hilltop Packs Doug Beaumont has been a proud member of the ever-expanding backpacking and hiking community for...

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Metro On The Move Hiker Spotlight

Andrew Miller is the creator of the “Metro on the Move” YouTube channel, which showcases videos addressing a wide array of topics geared to appeal to hikers and backpackers of...

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