I ride alone sometimes in the woods of British Columbia. I carry tools, spare inner tubes, medical kit, bear spray (In Grizzly country), lots of water and power bars. But most importantly I carry Inreach satellite two way communicator. BUY ONE! the unit is expensive but it is life insurance! Monthly fee is only about $ 30 a month. When riding season is done, it goes down to $ 3 per month. I can tell my friends to come and get me. If it is bad, I can get professional help wherever I am. If I am dead, my body can be found because I share a link of my tracked route with my wife and friends and this device is always in my pants pocket.