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.