Introduction: 550 Paracord

Get some 550 Paracord to make your Paracord Bracelet, Paracord Keychain, or any of your otherParacord Projects. 550 Paracord was invented by the military, the cord used to make parachutes. It's real name is parachute cord which became a popular all purpose rope, because of its smaller diameter that could hold over 550 lbs. 550 paracord is now the more popular name, and has spread into the civilian world. 550 Paracord is very popular with campers, hikers, hunters and survivalist. 550 paracord is being used to make paracord or survival bracelets. A Paracord Bracelet can contain up to 25 feet of paracord braided on your wrist, to use incase you get into a bad situation.

Step 1: 550 Paracord - History

550 paracord or parachute cord was used to make parachutes during World War 2, and soon became a great all use cord, used from everything to typing down rucksacks to secure camo netting. 550 Paracord can also be use to replace your boot laces, rifle sling, and you can even use it to make a hammock.

Step 2: 550 Paracord - 550 Pounds

550 Paracord breaking strength is over 550 lbs, though not recommended can even be used to repel with, in life or death situations. Though not as popular you can also get 750, and 450 paracord. 750 Paracord can hold more than 750 lbs, and 450 paracord is also known as tactical cord, great for smaller projects when more breaking strength isn't required. You may also find mini paracord with a 275 lb breaking strength, and micro paracord which is about the size of a thread. Learn the different Paracord Knots.

Step 3: 550 Paracord - Made Of

550 Paracord is made with nylon which won't mold or rot. It is made up of a outer sleeve, and 7 inner braided strands. 550 paracord has a 5/32 inch diameter. The inner strands can also be taken out, tied together and used as fishing line, and the sleeve can be used as a grip, just wrap it on you knife handle or hiking stick. Get a Custom Paracord Bracelet, or Paracord Bracelet kit, and learn How to make a paracord bracelet.