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Operation Aqua Terra: Patrick Ma Loadout

Operation Aqua Terra is an annual trip that we go on to fully immerse ourselves in the environment. We use the trip as a way to test and use gear in a number of different conditions including hiking, climbing, swimming and more in one river canyon area by the Central Californian Coast. One of the requirements of this particular outing is that all of our gear has to be kept dry while immersed in the river.  We will be sharing Chris Whitney's loadout in the near future to share more of the equipment we use to have fun in the great outdoors.

Pictured:

  • Big Agnes Pitchpine SL sleeping bag.
  • Big Agnes REM Air Core sleeping pad.
  • Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Hoody.
  • Fleece beanie.
  • Zip T base-layer top.
  • Base-layer bottoms.
  • Merino socks.
  • MILSPEC USMC dry bags.
  • Hollow handled fixed blade knife.
  • Titanium folder.
  • PDW SPD 2 Hawk Woodsman Hawk.
  • Sony retractable ear buds in aLokSak waterproof baggie.
  • MSR HyperFlow Microfilter.
  • MSR Dromedary Bag.
  • Zippered pouch with USB charging accessories.
  • iPad mini with LifeProof case.
  • Cascade Designs pack Towel.
  • iPhone 5 with Optrix waterproof case.
  • ITS Tactical Edition Vapur Eclipse Anti-Bottle.
  • Nalgene Cantene.
  • Waterproof cigar case.
  • Brunton Raptor stove with 110 gm fuel cartridge.
  • Snowpeak titanium spork.
  • Light weight cutting board.
  • Ritter Sport milk chocolate bar with hazelnuts.
  • Arc’teryx ACRUX 50 L roll top waterproof pack.
  • Grand Trunk hammock.
  • Zippered mini “DOP pouch”.
  • Snowpeak titanium Solo cook set.
  • Guyot silicone bowl.
  • Gummi Bears.
  • Petzl headlamp.

Not pictured:

  • Quick dry stretch surf shorts.
  • Boonie hat.
  • Rash guard shirt.
  • PDW DRB T-shirt.
  • MKII Blackwater MMT Dive Watch.
  • Keen water sandals.
  • 2 days, 2 nights food.
  • PDW A.C. Mini Retention Lanyard.
  • Fire making materials.
  • Molskine note book.
  • Rotring 800 mechanical pencil.
  • 550 cord.