? WE'RE U.S. MILITARY VETERANS AND PARACORD SNOBS! WE ADMIT IT & WE'RE PROUD OF IT! We'll even include our FREE EBook: "We Love MilSpec Paracord and You Will, Too!" and a copy of Military Specification MIL-C-5040H.
? DESCRIPTION OF THIS 550 MIL SPEC PARACORD: This Paracord is 100% compliant with MilSpec (Military Specification) C-5040H, and 100% compliant with The Berry Amendment. We manufacture it in the U.S.A. from materials sourced in the United States. This Type III, 550 Parachute Cord is 5/32" in diameter and made from 100% Nylon with EIGHT (not seven!) removable twisted inner strands. Each inner strand is made up of THREE (not two!) twisted inside strands. It includes a visible Manufacturer's Colored Identification Marker Strand. This Paracord is preshrunk, and will not rot or mildew. It resists ultra-violet light, abrasion and tangling, and has an average breaking strength well in excess of 600 pounds. Our Paracord comes in multiple lengths: 110 foot hanks, 55 foot hanks, or 310 foot spools. And it comes in multiple colors, including: Olive Drab (OD) Green 107, Camo (Camouflage) Green 483, Foliage Green 504, Black, Coyote Brown 498, Desert Tan 499, (Cranberry) Red, International Orange, White (Natural), Desert Camo, Shock 'n Awe Camo, Sunrise Camo or Jungle Camo.
? WHAT IS MILSPEC PARACORD? Type III mil spec 550 parachute cord is an inexpensive, lightweight, tough and durable Kernmantle rope with truly extraordinary breaking strength, especially relative to its small diameter. It was initially developed by the United States military for use as parachute suspension lines during World War II. It continues to be used on both military and civilian parachutes today. Paracord is now manufactured in two general varieties: (1) tightly-defined Military Specification or "Mil-Spec" Paracord, and (2) undefined "Commercial" Paracord. Mil Spec Paracord is stronger and more reliable than "commercial" Paracord. Mil-Spec Paracord is also more flexible and "supple" than commercial paracord, making it an easy choice for crafters and hobbyists to use when making paracord bracelets and other paracord projects. Because of its small size, portability, affordability, versatility and exceptional breaking strength, mil spec 550 military cord has become a favorite survival, utility and crafting rope or cord used daily by both military and civilian personnel, sportsmen and hobbyists throughout the world. Paracord is also referred to as: parachute cord, 550 paracord, 550 parachute cord, 550 cord, survival cord, paracord rope, paracord string, parachute rope, military cord, cord for bracelets, survival cord, military cord, tactical cord & utility cord, among many other names.
? WHO USES MIL-SPEC PARACORD? Personnel in the Military, Paramilitary, National Guard and Military Reserve. Emergency Response Personnel: Police and other Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, First Responders and other Rescue Personnel. Hobbyists, Survivalists, Landscapers, Bicyclists, Warehousers, Logging and Lumber Workers, Roofers, Home Builders, Home Painters, Landscapers, Road and Street Construction Workers, Truckers, Boy and Girl Scouts, Household Movers, Farmers and Ranchers, Students and Teachers. Sportsmen: Hunters, Fishermen, Campers, Hikers, Boaters and Canoers, Scuba Divers, Surfers, Riders of All Terrain Vehicles, Backpackers, Families on Picnics, and SO many more.
? WHAT IS PARACORD USED FOR? Securing or lashing luggage or gear, clothesline, shoe or boot laces, emergency stitches, starting a fire, emergency tourniquet, grips on knives, axes or other hand tools, rifle sling, holder strap for sunglasses, zipper pull, learning to tie knots, whistle lanyard, pulling out a loose tooth, tie off a 6-pack of beer to cool it by submerging it into a cold lake or stream, make a net, tie a door open or closed, tent rope, hang a sign, fish stringer, tie a label onto a suitcase or luggage, phone case, macrame projects, paracord bracelet, key fob, self-defense weapon (monkey fist), mark off "wet paint" area, dog collar, dog run line, sew a button on, tie a fly, snare or trap, net, fishing line or trotline, repair wicker furniture, necklace, secure electrical or electronic cords together, string Christmas or other decorative lights, crabbing, lash a boat to the dock, boat anchor line, tie climbing vines to trellis, tie an inner tube raft together, sling or splint for an injured limb, "soft patch" repair a hose or pipe, string cans together for an alarm, string "just married" cans together and tie to a car, suspend food out of reach from wild animals, restring a baseball glove, hang a bicycle or tools in the garage, basketball hoop net, flag halyard line, hammock, hang a bird feeder, bundle firewood together, fencing, tie hanks of paracord so that they don't get tangled, macrame projects, binoculars strap, dental floss, sandal strap, bow drill for starting a fire, support a pole for a lean-to shelter, flashlight lanyard, rope off a perimeter fence, hang a piñata, tie a surfboard to an ankle strap, attach a water bottle to a backpack or belt, hang rolls of duct tape in the garage, attach boat bumpers to a boat, snowshoes, pull dead limbs from a tree for a campfire ... and SO much more.