One of the essentials items in your bug-out bag is the rope. Or better yet, the paracord. It's a multi-functional item that can save your life in so many worst-case-scenarios, that not taking it with you is insane.
A rope bracelet - reminds me of making friendship bracelets back in the day. My right second toe used to go numb because I'd hook the end of the bracelet over it, and then knot embroidery floss for HOURS.