Run HM FP's for your dailies and weekly's. The rewards for the dailies and weeky's are Tionese and Columi commendations which can be used to purchase gear that you're not lucky enough to have drop for you.
Also while doing this, you can run story mode EV and KP to help gain what you're missing.
His question was how to gear up to do Hard Mode Flashpoints.
Reading. I duz it.