A paracord, or parachute cord, is an invaluable
type of nylon cord available in a wide variety of colors, lengths
and strengths. Hikers, survivalists, and those in the military use
paracords for a wide variety of reasons due to their unique
strength and composition. For anyone spending any amount of time in
the wilderness, a paracord is one item you should never be
550 parachute cord is a popular type of
paracord that received its name because it can withstand up to 550
pounds of pull and remain intact. In the military, it is often used
for binding luggage to roof racks or bedrolls to rucksacks. In
addition, it can also be used to create a makeshift shelter by
securing a length of parachute cord between two trees and drawing a
type of sheeting over it. If necessary, paracord can even be a
means to carefully lower a person from one height to another.
Nylon parachute cord has multiple practical uses when other
supplies are limited. You can replace a broken zipper pull and tie
a trip wire to offer greater security to an area. Use it while
camping to secure equipment, tarps and tents. Nylon
parachute cord can even be used to make shoelaces,
clothesline, fish nets and an anchor line. With so many uses, your
parachute cord purchase will never go to waste.
Browse our selection of paracords to find the right
addition for your outdoor gear collection. Note that all cord is
the same diameter no matter the test.