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 Black Paracord
Black is a powerful color, literally. It represents power, emotion and sophistication. It is an authoritative color but it pairs well with every other color in the spectrum. Black is also a favorite clothing color, as many people agree that black is a very slimming color.
Emotionally or physically, black can affect people in many ways. It can allow someone to feel inconspicuous or it can make someone feel mysterious. It can provoke feelings of potential, as if the possibilities in the world are endless.
While black is not an official color of any state in the U.S., it is one of the official colors of the Maryland state flag.
Black is also a popular official color for many major colleges and universities. Schools who rep the color black include Alabama State University, Arkansas State University, the University of Georgia, Idaho State University, Purdue University, the University of Iowa, Wichita State University, John Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Towson University, the University of Missouri, Princeton University, the University of Cincinnati, Oklahoma State University, Oregon State University, the University of South Carolina and West Virginia State University.
Since black is such a powerful color, it is not surprising to see many professional sports teams also using black as an official color.
In the NFL, the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburg Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all use the color black.
Several NBA teams also sport black as an official color. This includes the Boston Celtics, the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Orlando Magic, the Portland Trailblazers, the Toronto Raptors, the Sacramento Kings and the San Antonio Spurs.
In Major League Baseball (MLB), the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds, the Colorado Rockies, the Florida Marlins, the Houston Astros, the New York Mets, the Pittsburg Pirates, the San Francisco Giants and the Toronto Blue Jays all rep the color black.
Lastly, black can also be seen on many NHL team jerseys. The Anaheim Ducks, the Boston Bruins, the Calgary Flames, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Chicago Blackhawks, the Colorado Avalanche, the Dallas Stars, the Lost Angeles Kings, the New Jersey Devils, the Ottawa Senators, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Phoenix Coyotes, the Pittsburg Penguins, the San Jose Sharks and the Tampa Bay Lightning all have black as an official color.
Interesting Facts About the Color Black
While American taxis are known for being bright yellow, on the other side of the ocean, English taxi cabs are black.
In many countries, a black cat crossing your path is bad luck but in England, a black cat is considered good luck.
Musicians wear black in the orchestra pit so as to not to draw attention away from those on stage performing.
Black teas account for 90% of the Western world's tea consumption.
People who drive black vehicles are seen as empowered, not easily manipulated, elegant and appreciative of the classics.