What is 550 cord? Parachute cord is the lightweight nylon cord used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Now it is used as a general purpose utility cord by both the military and civilians. The braided sheath has a high number of interwoven strands giving it a smooth texture. The all-nylon construction makes parachute cord weather and fade resistant
Would I ever need 550 cord? We certainly hope you don t but life can be unpredictable.
Good Luck happens when preparedness meets opportunity. -Unknown
I will prepare and someday my chance will come. -- Abraham Lincoln
No rope. And only last night you said to yourself: Sam, what about a bit of rope? You ll want it if you haven t got it . Well, I want it and I can t get it now. -- Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings
Why would I want to carry parachute cord?
In an emergency you could use the parachute cord for many life saving applications. Rope is just a practical thing to have during an emergency, and it hardly gets more versatile than Military Spec MIL-C-5040 Type III 550 Parachute Cord.
There are many ways to keep parachute cord handy. The most popular is in the form of a survival bracelet or belt. There are a wide variety of colors, so you can make your bracelet or belt to match your clothes, your team, YOUR STYLE.
Features : 100% Nylon, Type III Commercial Paracord *Braided to meet military specifications: MIL-C-5040 *ALWAYS 100% MADE IN THE USA *7 Inner Nylon Strands *The all-nylon construction makes parachute cord weather and fade resistant
Color : Desert Tan
Product dimensions : 2x13x2 inches
Product weight : 0.45 pounds
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