Thanks for the advise. Do you know if there is a kit offered by one of the kite vendors that would include what I would need as a repair kit?
You could purchase one from Prism...but it would not have what you need. the best way to do it is take stock of the kites you have, and what they have. You generally will not want to have pieces you do not need as they could go into a kite as a fix and be wrong and then cause more damage (this is common if you need a carbon rod but use fiberglass and vice versa).
If there is a hobby store nearby definitely swing in as many of our kite parts are used in other hobbies, especially rods. But the rods might be a little more $ than if you bought 6 online. But it is really good to know if there is a local emergency place to go to!
ripstop tape is awesome stuff...or tedlar tape. i would get the white/clear/translucent as it is going ot fix a tear and be a bit hidden. Then when you get home you can pull the tape off for a repair or sew down the edges of the tape of more permanence.
Electrical tape can stand as a replacement for a missing end cap in a jam. that really helps to not cut the sleeves or the pockets the rods go into.
I always have nearby little pieces of string...usually loops about 4" long. they are good to have to use as a second bridle attachment point...or a quick way to attach a tail to a kite in heavy winds...
and a bag of fishing swivel clips is really handy if you use them for line attaching.....those do burn out and the swivels disassemble, and a big gust of wind or a pull can twist the hook closure aspect too.
For swirling windsocks and spinners always double or triple up the swivels that it attaches to the kite or kite line with. same reason..if one burns out and seizes then the others in line will keep the piece rotating those spinsocks and things are not happy if they are not spinning like they are meant to.
super glue....good to affix fittings in a secure place....also really good to seal over a small puncture hole with a thin dab too.
you can bring a small hacksaw, or a hacksaw blade so that you can custom cut a replacement rod at the field....i do not have any sort of measuring tool in my toolbox for the field..i just match up the rod length to the new rod....as that was what was in the kite to start with so it must be right, right?
If i have a bridle issue, like it gets cut or is really out of place, that kite goes right back in the bag and gets fixed at home.
Just a few notes for a kite fix box..