10 Ways a Survival Bracelet Can Save Your Life

Mark a Trail
The worst thing is to get lost in the woods. In lieu of a trail marker, use some string from your bracelet. iStockPhoto/Thinkstock

"Pine Barrens" is an infamous "Sopranos" episode in which Christopher and Paulie -- the mafioso version of Tweedledee and Tweedledum -- get lost in the southern New Jersey forest while chasing after a former Russian special forces officer. Unable to find their car, the pair is forced to spend a frigid night in an abandoned van, subsisting on ketchup and mustard packets.

If only they'd had a survival bracelet handy. To avoid getting lost in the woods, unwind your survival bracelet and use pieces of paracord to mark your path by tying them around branches and other easily visible spots. Or use it to rig the trail with bells so you know if something (or someone) is coming your way [sources: Rogell, Survival Bracelet].