Cyclist’s Survival Kit

Cycling is the freedom to visit places you would never dream of visiting otherwise, giving you the opportunity to discover hidden gems in exotic locations off the beaten track.

This is a survival gear that I think every cyclist should own and take with them when they bike.

It contains a selection of survival items that will help you survive any situation. In many cases, the survival gear in your pack can literally save your life.

But what to bring?

It will sit in the bottom of a backpack, potentially for years, encased in a waterproof vessel of some sort, lightweight and out of the way.

The basic survival kits are stored in tins and as far as survival gear, it really depends on the space you have available, how much weight you can comfortably carry, and how far you plan to venture.

Essential Numbers Card

If you are lost or hurt and need some help and don't have a mobile available you can refer to your number card (if you are really good at remembering numbers you don't need this)

Cash and Small Coins

The small coins can be used in a pay-phone if a mobile is unavailable, the larger note can be used to buy water/ snacks/ taxi home or anything else you need

Mini First Aid Kit

If you have, you should also include an antiseptic wipe, this kit can be used to patch up any cuts or grazes you may encounter. You can purchase a first aid kit at drugstores or a local Red Cross office, or make one of your own.

If you decide to make one, choose containers for your kits that are durable, easy to carry, and simple to open.

Puncture Repair Kit

Probably the most important part of the kit.

The puncture kit contains a small section of sandpaper , a rubber adhesive solution, tips and various sized inner tube patches.

Survival Watches

Whether you’re lost or just wandering around, having the best survival watch on your wrist at all times may prove to be invaluable.

Some such watches are useful simply cause they don’t require batteries, and yet, keep track of time and days.

Buying the best survival watches is a difficult decision and must be thought.

This is a fine piece of machinery that must stick with you through the worst conditions so you mustn’t rush and buy on impulse.

You can find some of the most important features that make a survival watch the best. When you’re lost in the woods or any other type of environment for that matter, the time perception is diminished.

Key holder

It can be cut to accommodate any type of key and any size, you could use it to store a house key/ shed key /bike lock key/ locker key any key basically , you can also store multiple keys.


The number one most important thing I make sure to bring is a knife.

They have so many uses in everyday camp activities and life in general.

If you find yourself in a survival situation, with a knife, your chances of survival are infinitely increased . I always have a pocket knife on me for everyday use and camping.

Fixed blade knives are ideal. They are more durable and resilient than folding knives as they do not have a mechanical movement.

They are also better for cutting large objects such as branches. Folding knives are great for a backup and less demanding tasks.

Map and Compass

Keep a hard copy map of the region you’re in.

A topo map if you’re off the road and a road map otherwise or both is the best. Know how to read and navigate with maps. This is the basic simple.

Complimentary with a compass and the map will establish bearings. Don’t necessarily rely on a GPS unit alone.

Flashlight, extra batteries

LED flashlight and / or headlamp. A LED flashlight, preferably a head-mounted style (for free hands), is an ideal good.

Keep an extra set of batteries LED flashlights even though relatively consume little power. You can use it in emergency situations such as power outages.

The same time, it is also a life-saving device to attract the attention of rescue if you get stuck somewhere.

So, choosing a reliable flashlight is needed so that it is not a problem when you need it. We need a torch light for a long trip.

At the same time must have a long battery life without having to replace the battery. Projector lamps need not too far but just beam lights in the near and distant relative. A flash beam shining likely to often have large capacity comes with it is the short battery life.

Please note, these items will not keep you comfortable, they will keep you alive. Feel free to change or add any of these items to suit your specific needs.

When you get more experience, you will begin to learn what does and doesn't work for you and can adjust accordingly.

When you get more experience, you will begin to learn what does and doesn't work for you and can adjust accordingly.

Below are the materials and items

This wallet-size packet of miniature multi-use survival items includes a whistle,

A signal mirror,


Duct tape,

String, wire,

Safety pins,

Aluminum foil,

A magnifying lens,

A sewing needle,

Tiny sheets of paper,

Tents /bike lock key

Pen plus a waterproof instructional sheet on the use of the various items.

After collecting all of your essentials you need to find a way to make them fit in your tins.

You could simply shove all the stuff in there, but where’s the fun in that.

It's not actually as much as it seems. Surviving in the wild no matter the location or the time of year depends on human and will more than the gear you have in your pack.

All survival experts still recommend assembling an emergency survival kit of equipment to stay with you at all times in the wilderness.

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