Survival Straps come in handy for a ton of quick fixes that require rope: tying up a boat, lashing something on deck, even tying up a runaway dog.
They’re bracelets made from specially woven paracord that can be unwound and transformed into a durable multipurpose rope. Available in more than 1,000 color combinations, Survival Straps can be customized and personalized with dog tags, military or medical information, a name or a favorite quote. Available with 16 or 24 feet of rope, they are made in the U.S. and retail for $19.95 to $35.95. Survival Straps, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (800) 971-3360. www.survivalstraps.com
This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue.