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550 Paracord

Get 550 Paracord for all you para cord projects, next time you go camping or hiking, or just keep some around the house. Parachute cord, or 550 Paracord, was first used during WWII on parachutes. Now Paracord is now popular through the military, Law Enforcement, and the the civilian world. 550 Paracord is called a varity of different things. First it was called Parachute cord, and now it has been shortened to Paracord, or 550 cord. The most common type of paracord is type III or 550 Paracord, with a breaking point of more than 550 pounds. You can get it in 750, 450, and 275 breaking strengths. 550 cord comes in 100’s of color patterns, everything from solid colors, neon’s, zombie colors and camouflage patterns, even reflective and glow in the dark paracord.

550 Paracord is not only used in place of rope, but also to make Paracord Projects like, Paracord Bracelets, Keychains, Dog Collars and Leashes, Lanyards, Knife handles, and Survival Bracelets. Learn how to make a Paracord Bracelet, so you can carry 24 feet of 550 paracord on your wrist. You can weave in a fish hook, wire saw, or fire starter. You can take out the inner strands of the Para cord, tie them together with a fish hook on the end. Find some bait, and your ready to go fishing. Use the Paracord to make a bow fire starter, or tie sticks to make a shelter. There are many of uses for 550 paracord, every thing from shoe laces, to tie down a truck load. Because it has a test strength of more than 550 lbs, you don’t have to worry about it breaking.Get a Paracord Bracelet, and you’ll always have paracord handy. Remember to use 550 Paracord made in the USA, it should have 7 inner strands double twisted. Because of the high competition, paracord sold on some sites like Amazon, eBay, and ubid, have tendency to be made of cheaper material, because of the high competition. Get Paracord Bracelet Instructions, and learn Paracord Knots.


Paracord is sometimes called a parachute cord or 550 cord, is a lightweight and durable mini rope. With a core of strong nylon strands, surrounded by a woven protective layer. Originally, Para-cord was used on parachutes during World War II.  Today, Para-cord is available in several sizes and a variety of colors, and color patterns. You can even get it with a reflective strand, and glow in the Dark Paracord. 550 cord is now used by both throughout the military and civilian world with outdoorsmen. Paracord become a universal all purpose cord that was used even by astronauts. With a variety of color patterns, and high breaking strength, puts Para-cord in high demand for all purpose cord use by the Military forces around the world. 550 cord is also great for tying knots, learn the Paracord knots.
Paracord is made in a variety of different diameters, Type 3, Type 2, and Type 1. 550 paracord is rated to hold 550 pounds, with 7 inner strands. Type 2 is rated at 450 pounds, with 4 inner strands. and Type 1, 100 pounds, with 2 inner strands. You can also get 750 rated Para cord. Its always good to keep a bundle of Paracord around the house. You can use it for camping, hiking, hunting, and everything from tying a truck load down to anything else you can think of. There are hundreds of Paracord Projects you can make. Paracord Bracelets are becoming more and more popular with outdoor enthusiast. You’ll never know when you’ll need a piece of Paracord, just wear a Paracord Bracelet on your wrist, and you will be ready.