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US 550 Paracord Genuine US Goverment Military Certified Contractor 550lb Break Strain
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Paracords - Highest Quality Parachute Cords Online in the UK

This black paracord is made by a certified US Government contractor. It has a 7 strand core and is 100% nylon. Made by a top US manufacturer it is certainly the best quality paracord in the world. Originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during the Second World War, its versatility means it now has many practical uses and is particularly popular amongst hikers and outdoor pursuits enthusiasts.

Approx 3mm diameter.

Break Strain - 550lb (249KG)

US Military issue paracord is specified by MIL-C-5040H in six types - Rope Source sell the most popular Type 111 - minimum strength 550lbs, minimum elongation 30%, minimum length per pound 225 ft (69 m; max. 6.61 g/m), Core Yarn 7, sheath structure 32/1 or 36/1

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Use of Paracord Military

Despite the historic association of pararopes with airborne units and divisions, virtually all US units have access to the paracord. It is used in almost any situation where light cordage is needed. Typical uses include attaching equipment to harnesses, as dummy cords to avoid losing small or important items, tying rucksacks to vehicle racks, securing camouflage nets to trees or vehicles, and so forth. When threaded with beads, paracord may be used as a pace counter to estimate ground covered by foot. 

Use of Paracord Civilian

Paracord has also been used by many since the 1970s for whipmaking, hikers and other outdoor sports enthusiasts sometimes use paracord "survival bracelets", stringing of mallet percussion instruments. Parachute cord is in the manufacture of additional items, such as lanyards, belts, dog leashes, and key chains. This is becoming more popular as crafters are discovering this unique material.

The 550 paracord is also available for sale in 'Woodland Camo Paracords' and 'Olive Green Paracords'  colours.


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