Besides the hopper, water and fish, Waters carries only one other thing on his airplane, a survival kit. In total, the kit weighs 55 to 60 pounds. "Some people carry more, some less" Waters tells me. "Less weight equals greater performance from the airplane." Waters' kit consists of insulated waterproof boots, snowshoes and gators, insulated/waterproof coveralls, a tent, signal panel, sleeping bag, first aid materials, six ways to start a fire, signal flares, water, and a tiny bit of food.