Paracord: A must-have for every survival kit!
550 Paracord has made its name in the commercial industry through its use by the military as an important tool. It was first introduced and applied in parachute construction during World War II and was quickly recognized for its use in other tasks. Today it is used by both military and civilians for countless general purpose tasks.
Paracord is lightweight while it is STRONG (able to hold up to 550 pounds). There are many uses for Paracord, too many to count depending upon your needs and imagination. Some of the useful properties include its strength, durability, lightweight, water and mildew resistant, and the multipurpose uses of its inner strands.
Paracord could become very important to have in almost any survival situation. Keep it handy in your emergency survival kit. All circumstances are different so Paracord could become very important to have in almost any survival situation.
For even more strength than 550 pounds (which is plenty for most use-cases) you could braid together for lots more. Uses include tie-downs, pack strap, shoe laces, lanyard, clothes line, tent support, inner strands for sewing-fishing-trapping-snares-emergency stitches, and tons more.
Tom, over at Camping Survival.com, reports that Paracord has become a best seller and they are a ‘go-to’ company for obtaining the highest quality commercial Paracord product in many different lengths. Tom has been a big supporter of Modern Survival Blog and has a similar outlook as we do here on this site. He has graciously been advertising here for some time and we are happy to promote his site and products.
Tom’s Paracord supplier is a gov’t military contractor that makes Mil-C-5040 Type III by the millions of feet per year. The commercial grade product from this supplier is made from the same materials and has 7-inner strands, exactly the same amount as the military version. Each ‘inner strand’ is made of 2-ply strands, as is the specification of high-end commercial Paracord.