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 Blue Paracord
The color blue represents many different things. It represents serenity and calmness. It is a dependable color that also represents trustworthiness or commitment. Not surprisingly, a shade of blue also tends to the favorite color for a good majority of the population.
Blue can also affect people psychologically and physically. Placing someone into a blue room can help calm or sedate them, which is why many hospital rooms are often a shade of light blue or blue-gray. Blue also aids in intuition. The right shade of blue, such as a vibrant blue, can even help make someone more productive.
Currently, 10 states have at least one official color. Of those 10 states, 8 list blue as one of their official colors. This includes Arizona, California, Delaware, Louisiana, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia.
There are also several states whose official state flag is some shade of blue: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Since blue is on the United States national flag, it's no surprise that there are several professional sports teams that use blue as one of their official colors.
In the NFL, the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and the Tennessee Titans all use some shade of blue as an official color.
Blue is also a popular official color of many NBA teams: the Atlanta Hawks, the Charlotte Bobcats, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Dallas Mavericks, the Denver Nuggets, the Detroit Pistons, the Golden State Warriors, the Indiana Pacers, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Minnesota Timberwolves, the New Jersey Nets, the New Orleans Hornets, the New York Knicks, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Orlando Magic, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Washington Wizards and the Utah Jazz.
Another American past time, several teams in MLB also use blue as an official color. This includes the Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Indians, the Detroit Tigers, the Florida Marlins, the Kansas City Royals, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Minnesota Twins, the New York Mets, the New York Yankees, the Philadelphia Phillies, the San Diego Padres, the Seattle Mariners, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tampa Bay Rays, the Texas Rangers, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Washington Nationals.
Lastly, don't be surprised to see blue on the ice rink either. It's often used to represent a number of NHL teams including the Buffalo Sabres, the Colorado Avalanche, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Edmonton Oilers, the Florida Panthers, the Montreal Canadiens, the Nashville Predators, the New York Islanders, the New York Rangers, the San Jose Sharks, the St. Louis Blues, the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Vancouver Canucks, the Washington Capitals and the Winnipeg Jets.
Of course, blue isn't only found in the professional world. Several major colleges and universities in the United States also represent themselves with an official shade of blue: the University of Arizona, the University of California at Berkley, Yale University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Delaware, the University of Florida, Georgia State University, the University of Illinois, Indiana State University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Hawaii at Hilo and at West Oahu, the University of Kansas, the University of Kentucky, Morehead University, the University of Maine, the University of New England, John Hopkins University (athletics colors), the University of Michigan, the University of Mississippi, Montana State University, the University of New Hampshire, the University of New Mexico, Columbia Blue, the Juilliard School, the University of North Carolina, Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburg, the University of Rhode Island, South Carolina State University, Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Tennessee State University, Utah State University, Liberty University Old Dominion University and West Virginia University.
Fun Facts About the Color Blue
Blue is the favorite color choice for toothbrushes.
The vast majority of official United States Post Office mail collection boxes are blue.
Owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
Mosquitos are attracted to the color blue twice as much as any other color.
People are more productive in blue rooms.
If you drive a dark blue vehicle, you are said to be credible, confident and dependable. If your vehicle is light blue or a middle shade of blue, you are faithful, calm, quiet and cool.