Every ride has the potential danger that goes with it. it is the nature of our off road adventures. It is important to carry the correct items which could help you should something happen out on the ride. This is he bare minimum of what i take riding with me out on the mountain bike trails around where I live. this is a good guide for people to start with, and is what i feel to be good advice for people wondering what they should be carrying with them out on their own trails if they want to be able to deal with most problems that may arise during a typical mountain bike ride.