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550 Paracord 100Ft

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  • 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
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Product Description

<ul><li> Parachute cord is a lightweight nylon cord used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Soldiers found this cord to be very versitile and 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. While the military has no overall diameter requirements most cord typically measures 3mm to 4mm in diameter. <li> In an emergency you could use the parachute cord for many life saving applications. It could be used to help build a shelter or raft. You could fashion a bow string or bola or another primitive weapon. You can shred the fibers with a knife and use it as tinder or can make a fire bow/drill; improvise a gun sling, pants belt or Shoelaces. It can be used to make a tourniquet. The inner strand can be stripped out and used as a fishing line! <li> 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! <li> "Good Luck happens when preparedness meets opportunity." - Unknown <li> "I will prepare and someday my chance will come." - Abraham Lincoln <li> "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" <li> THESE PARACORDS ARE MADE SPECIFICALLY BY THE550CORDSHOPTM & NOT ANY OTHER BRAND. THEY COME WRAPPED WITH THE OFFICIAL "THE550CORDSHOP" TRADEMARK NAME, LOGO, & PACKAGING.</li></ul>

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0067PFYAI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,979 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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By Seth Lawson on May 5, 2012
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If you were like me, you spent a very long time going through tons of paracords on Amazon, but were continually turned away by the scary reviews. This is excellent paracord. It is exactly as described by the seller. Also, if like me you are nervous about buying products on Amazon that aren't sold by Amazon, don't worry. Seller is reliable, and shipping took one fifth the time it was expected to. Great buy.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This stuff is fine for crafts or tying stuff to your backpack, but this is not military spec, which should have interior strands each made of three smaller strands. Military spec is generally stronger, and you can remove the interior strands to use for thread or other purposes when in the wild. The interior strands on this stuff just unravels. Most of the stuff on the market are knock-offs, not military spec, but they should not say it is military spec if it is not.
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Color: Canadian Digital Verified Purchase
Just a 100 ft hank of parachute cord. Put it in the bottom of your pack because you never know when you will need strong cord. The Canadian Digital pattern blends in, and is good for hunting blind rigging, lashing down gear, and so on. Last year I shot a rather heavy mule deer and it was the first time I had to transport with a jeep rather than a truck. The hank of paracord saved the day when we used it to cradle the deer off the front end of the jeep riding the bumper, lashing it down via the tab on the hood. Deer transported, no scratch to vehicle, because good boy scouts carry good knives and cordage for when you need them.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Its freakin cord. What more can I say, it ties stuff and was pretty cheap. Made great handles for my fish bat and gaffs. I'm not a rope snob so if you are, then read a different review. If you just need something to tie stuff with, then buy this.
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Color: Canadian Digital Verified Purchase
This is the usual paracord. It is useful, convenient, and easy to use in a hurry when needed. It's strong, easy to cut and helpful in more situations than I can name. If you don't have any in your bug-out bag, by all means get some soon.
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Color: Neon Green Verified Purchase
I used the neon green 550 paracord for a green screen project to levitate heavy objects (and a person!) above the ground. A proper harness and a conservative distance above a foam pad are a necessity even though the cord was more than strong enough to accomplish the task. (I doubled it anyway, just to be safe.) Most importantly for me, it was virtually invisible and blended into the green background. Now that the project is over, I look forward to repurposing the cord for other more mundane tasks such as in camping.

Overall, it's a great buy for an exceptionally strong piece of equipment with myriad uses.
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Color: Multicam Verified Purchase
I was very satisfied with my purchase of this paracord. It arrived quickly from the seller, and was accurately described and fairly priced. Unlike some other offerings on Amazon, this is "real" paracord -- that is, it contains the seven nylon strands braided through its core for added strength. I will continue to order from this seller (550CordShop) for my paracord projects. Excellent buy.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
this in not the lightweight crap you find lately. this is the real, heavy duty mccoy. if you need to tie something down or break a shoe lace this is what you want. i am needing to buy about 5 more of these, different colors this time i think.
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