10 Ways a Survival Bracelet Can Save Your Life

Repair a Backpack
If your backpack tears, thank goodness you can sew it up with some paracord. iStockPhoto/Thinkstock

Sure, a survival bracelet can do a lot of things, but it can't do everything. If you're planning on an extended trip into the wild, you're likely bringing some gear with you. A thin thread of paracord serves well as sewing material to patch up rips, tears and holes in you backpack, bags or clothes. Of course, you have to bring your own bodkin or needle [source: Operation Gratitude].