550 parachute cord (550 paracord) is truly an amazing product, and can be invaluable in a survival situation. Whether you use paracord as a hobby, for outdoor activities, or for potential survival situations, ours will certainly fit your needs.
Our commercial 550 paracord is manufactured in the United States by government (GSA) contractors. Just like military issue MIL-C-5040H Type III cord, ours is seven strand Kernmantle style with each strand being two-ply 100% nylon. The outer sheath is braided from 32 nylon strands and is rated for 200 lbs. The inner strands add 50 lbs each, resulting in a total minimum breaking strength of 550 lbs.
Thousands of people use our paracord for crafting. A simple paracord bracelet, keyfob, belt, etc can contain yards of cord that can be quickly unraveled for use in a survival situation. These crafts are an interesting hobby that produces attractive and useful handmade items.
Ideas on how to use our ACU Camo Paracord
'ACU' stands for Army Combat Uniform and the digital pattern is the current uniform being used in combat by the United States army. The ACU digital print is currently being used to replace both the Battle Dress Uniform (BDUs) and Desert Camouflage Uniform (DCUs).
ACU digital prints blend three colors which are known as the Universal Camouflage pattern, or UCP. These three colors are a shade of tan, green and gray. The purpose of these digital print patterns is to allow soldiers to blend into a number of different environments: urban, desert and woodland or forest. This makes the ACU digital pattern one of the most effective patterns ever designed.
Interesting Facts about ACU Digital Prints
The ACU digital camouflage pattern is also being used by the Royal Bahamas Police Drug Interdiction Unit, the Chinese Blue Army units, the Cyprus Special Forces, the Dominican Navy and the Greek Special Forces.
ACU Digital print uniforms were became standard in 2005 for all deployed troops.
In the Armed Forces, ACU digital print uniforms are to be worn with sand t-shirts or foliage green t-shirts, depending on which environment the soldiers are located in.
Digital camouflage may also be referred to as "digicam."
Digital camouflage prints are also being used on various military vehicles, including helicopters and ground vehicles.