A good repair kit can fix almost anything. This is the list of gear that I have in my full sized repair kit, sometimes I add or leave some stuff depending on the type of activity that I’m doing, and the length and remoteness of the trip.
Survival Sewing Kit
I have a few assorted colors of thread for clothing repairs as well as a dark colored spool.
Unwaxed dental floss is very strong and makes an excellent heavy duty thread. I use it often to repair my shoes.
I’ve had a few rips in my clothing that just couldn’t be repaired with thread alone; since then I always carry at least a little bit of fabric from some worn out pants.
The thimble allows me to sew through heavy fabric, leather or plastic.
They make sewing much easier and higher quality.
Survival Repair Kit
The multi-tool can be used to salvage and work with found wire and metal garbage. My leatherman wave has a saw, wire cutters, and screwdrivers which can be super helpful when repairing stuff or improvising tools.
I always have snare wire in my repair kit and add heavier wire if I’m venturing for a long time.
Duct tape has unlimited potential. I carry a big roll or small rolls of duct tape depending on the length of my trip.
Glue sticks can be melted with a lighter to repair lots of things. They work great for small punctures in sleeping pads for instance.
Rubber cement is great for repairing shoes and it can also be used to glue fabric. Its advantage is that it creates a flexible bond.
I only bring epoxy on remote canoe trips. I choose between two types of epoxy depending on how light I want my pack. The epoxy resin, coupled with kevlar felt is great for reinforcing or repairing cracks in a canoe. I’ve used it two repair a fishing rod by soaking string with it. It’s very versatile and strong.
Epoxy putty is sometimes part of my repair kit as well, this can be used to repair holes in a canoe among other uses.
I very rarely use super glue, so I’m not fully convinced that it deserves a place in my repair kit.
Zip ties are great for quick and dirty repairs. They are very versatile, so I have a few of different sizes.
Tenacious tape can be used to repair a tarp, tent, rain gear and even an inflatable sleeping pad.
I have a small bundle of paracord and another thinner cord for repairs.