After years of paddling down river and figuring out what to have in your repair kit I started to get a good ballance (I think) of what you should have with you on the river to sort out most issues.

Here are all the bits listed in my kit starting at the top left and going clock-wise:

  • 900ml food container
  • Compact bike repair tool
  • Small pliers with pouch
  • Cable ties
  • Pocket blow torch
  • Cork
  • Penciles
  • Flash bang
  • Stanley knife
  • Ductape
  • Some hot glue sticks
  • Pruning saw

Somewhat more compact than a sea kayaking repair kit. The pruning saw and the ductape are not going into the box but into the dry bag. It certainly helps if you have a creek boat with a back hatch.