Be Prepared: Items to carry

Tool kit – check what you need to remove every component of your bike. Multi-tools are compact, but may be fiddly to use on some repairs. Basics are…

Duct tape and/or electrical tape wrapped around seat post, not interfering with height adjustment.

Zip ties (various widths and lengths).

Food and water – energy bars, gels, trail mix, PB&J bagel – whatever you like to eat that has a lot of calories.

Emergency supplieswhistle, lighter, emergency blanket or strong 30 gallon trash bag.

First aid items and knowledge of how to use them.

Map and navigational aids (compass, GPS)

Waterproof coat – two coats can be used as a stretcher by turning the sleeves inside out and threading strong poles through the sleeves of both coats.