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Parachute cord, more commonly known as paracord and sometimes 550 cord, is a type of nylon kermantle rope that was originally designed for and used in suspension lines found in United States parachutes during World War II. Its versatility was quickly realized by paratroopers that discovered their suspension lines served a number of secondary applications.
Kermantle rope is a type of rope characterized by an interior core, known as the kern and an exterior sheath, which is designed to provide an added degree of strength, durability and flexibility. As one would expect, the tensile strength of kermantle rope is derived from the kern whereas the exterior sheath exists primarily to protect the kern from abrasions.
Since its introduction by the military decades ago, paracord has gone on to enjoy wild success on the civilian market, as evidenced by the prevalence of paracord survival bracelets. With virtually limitless applications, paracord is becoming more and more popular as time wears on.
Our 550 paracord is sold in lengths of 100 feet and is available in either black or olive drab. Nominally rated with a minimum breaking strength of 550 pounds, 550 paracord generally contains between 7 to 9 core yarns.
Are you wondering what our 550 paracord can be used for? You should not be. As noted, its applications are virtually limitless. It will make an excellent addition to the packs of anyone that enjoys:
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Lots of paracord for a low price. I bought two, because no survival kit is complete without at least 100 feet of this stuff
Unless you are carrying around a giant spool of Paracord, you need more of it!
This has a myriad of uses, everything from securing gear (such as a "tactical spork"). You can use it instead of a chain for your dogtags. You can use it with fastex buckles to attach pouches and gear to your ruck.
Ten dollars? I'll take three! Amazing product for an amazing price, keep it up KS.
I used this paracord for everything from staking tents to tying up tomato plants. I can never have enough of this stuff lying around. Great strength, durability and great quality.
I use these to wrap my triangle sidefolding stocks. It looks great and make your cheek weld a bit more solid. Plus you have over 7' of paracord right with you in the field.
I wish keepshooting.com sold paracord in larger bulk, as it would be much cheaper. However, paracord itself is invaluably useful. It's essentially a strong ropes that is light and takes up little room. Its uses are endless and can be used for anything from dummy cording to keeping a hammock off the ground.
I learned how to make bracelets and slings for my rifles with this. Paracord is a must for anyone who spends time in the outdoors. Great price.
550 paracord has so many uses! Very sturdy rope. It's a great deal and I can't wait to use it.
I wanted to see what would happen when I used 550 paracord to support my entire body's weight, which was about 185 lbs. at the time. I did this by throwing one end of my 550 paracord up and over a sturdy branch of an oak tree that is at least 20 feet above the ground, then tying that end to another tree trunk, and then tying a bowline knot at the other end so that it was about six feet above the ground. I used a six-foot stepladder to get this all done. Then I carefully placed one foot into the loop of the bowline knot. Then I stepped off the stepladder with my other foot. The 550 paracord stretched quite a bit under my full weight. I was only about three feet above the ground as I dangled there freely, but it did not break at all. I could have kept myself there suspended above the ground for as long as I wanted.
Too many uses to list. A must have for any outdoor enthusiast.
This is a must have for any outdoor enthusiast . So many uses. Great quality cord at a great price.
Love to mess around with it. Works very well.
550 cord can be used for just about anything. I cut enough to use it as bootlaces and I even made my own bracelet! Get this stuff while you can. They are charging a much lower price than other places.