Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Survival Strap Bracelets

Carry an emergency essential with you at all times.

[wearable survival gear]

It’s not just jewelry—these accessories are legit lifesavers. Need to tie a tourniquet? Trying to catch fish or snare rabbits to survive? Stringing up an emergency bivy? Just disassemble your survival strap for access to a length of military-grade paracord you can improvise a hundred different ways. There are literally thousands of color combinations and several styles (we like the dainty fishtail braided style for women and the wide weave, which packs a whopping 25-feet of cord into a single braid, for men) so you can wear this piece of subtle, stylish survival gear anywhere. $27.99-$24.99;